Wednesday, August 17, 2016

It's Just So by Brenda Faatz, Peter Trimarco [Review & Giveaway]

ISBN: 9780997085105)
My thoughts: It's Just So is a delightfully cute and entertaining book that takes Lizzy from waking up on the morning of her first day at school through the day until bedtime that evening. She has a full day and experiences many emotions.

I love the way she begins by choosing her own clothes. The illustrations show her joy filled and spontaneous. Then at school she begins to go through the day in different classes until lunch time when she finds herself all alone! But not for long.....

The book is filled with excitement, joy, exuberance. Spontaneity, imaginative words, and futuristic imagery into what Lizzy's future in school might hold (because we all know she can't experience all this on a first day or in a first year).

It is fun!

While a first-day-of-school student in the age bracket of 4 to 8 won't study science or the atoms or be able to pronounce (or even read) the big words, the imaginary words, in It's Just So, their minds will soar as Mom or Dad, teacher or librarian reads this delight aloud to them.

I think this is a fun book and can easily recommend it for home, schools, and libraries.

About the book: It is Lizzy's first day in a brand new school! At first things feel just so scary and just so hard, but in the end, they're just so .... not what she thought they would be! From waking up early and boarding the bus for the very first time to meeting new friends and painting outside the lines, it's a day of discovery and perspective for a little girl named Lizzy."
Begins August 17
ENDS September 7 @ 12:02 a.m. ET
Open to USA addresses only
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The authors have loads of fun at meet 'n greets.
DISCLOSURE: I was provided a complimentary copy to facilitate a review. Opinions are my own and I was not compensated. Winner's copy will be sent directly to them by authors.


  1. Brenda and Peter are both entertainers. The next book is titled "Camellia N". I would like to see it on "Chat With Vera.

  2. I would like to see the next book Camellia N. on Chat with Vera.Both authors are entertainers.

  3. Brenda is a graduate of The University of Northern Colorado with a degree in Musical Theatre. Pete graduated from Lake Forest College with a degree in literature. The Adventures of Camellia N. is the next book and I would like to see it reviewed on your blog too.

  4. Peter Trimarco was a fine arts student who graduated from Lake Forest College with a degree in literature.
    Brenda Faatz wrote the music, lyrics and script for the original Wee Noteables musical theatre live performance series for children.
    The Adventures of Camellia N. would be an awesome book to review!

  5. This book looks like so much fun! Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday on!

  6. Along with a writer andlyris, Brenda is a professional singer, dancer and actor. Peter started as a editorial cartoonist, after college, befoe He started co-writing and illustrating children's books.
    The next book coming out is: The Adventures of Camellia N. I would love to see it on Chat With Vera.

  7. The Adventures of Camellia N. will be the next book!

  8. Hi Vera:

    I'd LOVE for you to review my book, The Adventures of Camellia N. Please see my website and let's chat soon :-) My book launches GLOBALLY tomorrow!!!



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