Books for Younguns, Young Adults and the Young-at-Heart

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Cold Cereal

Goodco cereals are known for their magical mascots.  But could they be more than fantastical inventions of the marketing department?  It looks that way to Scott, who has been seeing things since he moved to Goodborough.  Things like leprechauns, rabbit-men and unicats.

Cold Cereal by Adam Rex is the first book in the Cold Cereal trilogy.

This is the type of book that is ridiculously easy to get kids to read.  It's packed with absurd situations and over-the-top characters, and on top of that, it's often laugh-out-loud funny.  This will come as no surprise to fans of Rex's The True Meaning of Smekday, but if this is your first time experiencing his imaginative style, you will be getting a worthy introduction.  The wide variety of human and magical characters gives everyone someone to root for especially and while this phase of their adventures wraps up at the end, plenty of problems are left to solve in the subsequent books (not to mention the promise of more mascots).

Cold Cereal is published by Balzer + Bray and retails for $16.99 (hardcover).  I got my advance readers copy from the publisher (although this review was not solicited or otherwise compensated).  You can get yours at Left Bank Books today!

Left Bank Books has a limited supply of signed copies of Cold Cereal, along with many other books written and/or illustrated by Adam Rex!  Plus each copy has an original illustration!  Call 314-367-6731 for availability of specific titles.

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