Hi Katey! I love how Magnolia Mudd and the Super-Jumptastic Launcher Deluxe shows kids the fun of inventing and being your own person. Thanks for visiting ReFoReMo!
Let's see which way you lean. Remember, THINK QUICK!
Superfluous or Super-jumptastic?
Super-jumptastic, of course! I love that there’s more than one solution to any problem – and while a simple solution might be most efficient, it’s rarely the most fun!
On bachelor uncles:
Fun or Boring?
Fun. Sometimes too much fun.
Flowing or Fits and Spurts?
I have to admit, I’m a Fits and Spurts writer. But when it’s on, watch out! Creativity all over the place. Kind of like Magnolia’s henna tattoo machine…
Dangerous or Essential?
*With proper safety precautions!
Attract or Repel?
Attract. Magnets, subatomic particles and friendships all stick together better when opposites are involved.
Love it or Leave it?
Love it, obviously! I’m especially fascinated by physics, biology, neuroscience and space exploration.
Exciting or Stressful?
Stressful – I’m not a fan of crowds OR high heels.
On wedding traditions:
Essential or Extra?
Essential –especially when you put your own twist on them.
On problem solving:
A fun puzzle or a frazzling predicament?
Fun puzzle! I love a Rubic’s cube or puzzle book – but put me in an Escape Room and I stress out.
Throw it in the laundry or make it into pies?
Pies! And mud volcanoes and mudball fights.
(Followed by lots and lots of laundry.)
Magnolia Mudd and the Super Jumptastic Launcher Deluxe or
Magnolia Mudd and the Super Jumptastic Launcher Deluxe?
Great choices! Anything with a feisty protagonist, a loving family, and a lot of laughs will do for me.
Thank you, Katey!
Review by Kirsti Call
Magnolia Mudd loves to create and invent--and she has an incredible Uncle Jamie who experiments with her weekly. My kids have an incredible Uncle Jamie that they adore, so this story resonated with us from the start.
I love this book on so many levels. Magnolia is an endearing girl who loves science and isn't afraid to be herself. Uncle Jamie is the kind of Uncle who encourages her to solve her own problems and experiment. Although Magnolia doesn't like Uncle Jamie's fiance, she accidentally finds something she has in common with her and realizes that we can't really judge someone until we know them. Themes of family, love, STEM, creativity, being ok with our differences, and problem solving make this the kind of book that will evoke discussion with your kids. And the bright and emotive illustrations only add to a zany and re-readable story! This book is filled with humor and heart. LOVE.