Beatrice Zinker, Upside Down Thinker by Shelley Johannes

Hi Everyone!  It’s Becky again.  I’m here to tell you about a new fun

children’s book I found at BEA and that I also received an eARC of through Netgalley.


Beatrice Zinker isn’t like everyone else.  She is an upside down thinker.  Beatrice gets her best ideas when she is upside down.  Her special thinking skills are going to be put to the test now that third grade is starting.  Beatrice has a special mission that needs her best friend Lenny to help her accomplish.  But on the first day of school Lenny has a new friend and Beatrice isn’t sure how to accomplish her mission and keep her best friend.

There are books that when you read them you just know that kids are going to love them and “Beatrice Zinker, Upside Down Thinker” is definitely one of those.  Beatrice is adventurous and original in the vein of classic characters such as Romona and Clementine.  She does all those things that kids would like to do such as climb trees during recess and out thinks mean teachers all of which are illustrated in fun upside down images.  The characters, story, and illustrations fit together perfectly to create a must read for kids in 2nd-4th grade.

Final Rating: 4 out of 5

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