Humorous chapter book for ages 7 to 10
Becky is sure turning ten on the 10th day of the tenth month will be magical. The whole class is invited to her party, including Chad, the cutest boy in the fifth grade. So is Darlenie-the-Meanie.
Becky wants to look cute for her big day, but all her plans go wrong. Really wrong. The magic of turning ten disappears before she even has a chance to blow out her birthday candles. Things get so bad, she refuses to go to her own party.
Becky wonders if the Curse of the Double Digits will jinx her forever.
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The audiobook of Curse of the Double Digits has been released. It’s one hour and 29 minutes long and has Whispersync for Voice. This link explains what Whispersync is.
The cool thing is, if you buy the eBook, you can get the audio version for $1.99 instead of the regular price of $6.95.
Audible apps for iPhone and Android are now available!
My friend and Monster Moon books coauthor, Maria Cisneros Toth, made this YouTube video for me as a birthday gift. How cool is that? She reads the beginning chapters of Curse of the Double Digits:
Reviews for Curse of the Double Digits:
Poor Becky. All she wants is for her 10th birthday to be the perfect blend of special, awesome and amazing. What she gets is vastly different in so many ways. Why is the luck of the entire universe against her?
Curse of the Double Digits is that rare story that so perfectly captures the emotional roller-coaster ride of those in-between years. It lifts the reader on soaring high hopes, then dashes them to the ground in heart-squeezing panic and embarrassment. Becky’s tragi-comic journey is by turns poignant, laugh-out-loud-funny and tearful. Her stuttered growth through the turmoil is surprising and satisfying.
Lynn Kelley has a gift for capturing the heart and mind of a 10-year-old. The simple logic behind decisions that turn disastrous rings true, and the dialog is natural and real. Curse of the Double Digits is at once sweet, funny, and heartfelt.
~Melissa Bowersock, author of The Blue Crystal and Queen’s Gold
This is a wonderful fast read for any kid approaching the dreaded double digits. After turning ten years old, Becky experiences her worst couple of days ever. With the help of her best friend, supportive parents, and an unexpected, thoughtful gift from a cute guy, Becky learns that double digits aren’t so bad. A great story to help teach kids about how things could always get worse, but usually everything turns out for the best.
Bottom line: Fun, enjoyable read! I’ll definitely be reading more by Ms. Kelley.
~Michael Kalmbach, author of The Caldarian Conflict and Revenge of the Dust Bunnies