Saturday, November 2, 2013
JULIUS CAESAR BROWN AND THE GREEN GAS MYSTERY by Ace Hansen gets LADYBUGGED
I must begin my
review of this book a little differently BECAUSE of how it affected me. I have spent much of the last year in a level of pain the doctor who will be operating on me come Monday, tells me should have me down on my knees whimpering at the top of my lungs. I have a high tolerance for pain, but even so, this has not been an easy year...however...
JULIUS CAESAR BROWN AND THE GREEN GAS MYSTERY allowed me to LAUGH!
What a gift you have given me, Ladybug Lin, Ace Hansen by creating this rollicking, super funny story that SAYS for the middle grades, but thankfully found its way to me.
Humor really IS the best medicine when one is wracked with pain. Okay, I'm not cured...hopefully that will take place on Monday, but I can't begin to express the level of blessing laughing over the antics of Caesar, (AKA Salad Boy,) his town, and eventually the entire world has when a pandemic of green toots takes over.
What is causing a world-wide breakout of green...gas? Is it dangerous? NO...doesn't seem to be...Embarrassing? Without question. Imagine being the principal, sitting all stern faced and ready to reduce the quivering student before you with your narrow eyed punishment when the area behind you wafts green and that silent but deadly can't be blamed on someone else?
Imagine being a president of any country, standing at your huge bank of microphones when your silent but deadly greenness has everyone smirking while quickly scrambling to pinch their noses before your green gets too close.
A world-wide stench epidemic...How Julius Caesar Brown solves his own accidents so no one will see, and later how he fights along side the zombie woman down the street who eats little boys brains pulls you in. Poor Caesar, all HE wants is to solve the problem so the girl sitting in the desk in front of him will want to spend time with him studying together in the library.
One calamity after another kept my sides splitting, my lips parted because of non-stop giggles, and my mind too busy sailing along on the humorous tide of Caesar's valiant attempts to out live "The Gas".
I loved, loved, and always WILL love this book. Thank you Ms. Hansen from the bottom of my heart for writing such a fantastically funny book.
JULIUS CAESAR BROWN AND THE GREEN GAS MYSTERY
FIVE STARS for both book and author.
This is one Ladybug who cannot TOOT the laughter horn loudly enough for Ms. Hansen's delightful book JULIUS CAESAR BROWN AND THE GREEN GAS MYSTERY.
And for this happy, humorous cover, I, Ladybug Lin am awarding Muse It Up Publishing's Cover Artist, Charlotte Volnek...