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Danny's Doodles: The Jelly Bean Experiment REVIEW AND INTERVIEW

Danny's Doodles: The Jelly Bean Experiment
By David A. Adler
Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, 2013
Audience: Elementary Age
Source: Provided by publisher

I am so thrilled to be a part of this blog tour. SO THRILLED! Do you know who David A. Adler is??? He wrote Cam Jansen. I KNOW! And I got to interview him!

First, the review: This book was FUN. It was in the spirit of Diary of a Wimpy Kid - but the kids were a lot nicer. I really liked the illustrations and the ending was great. It had jelly beans, baseball and science. What more could you ask for? And Calvin Waffle was so endearing. I'm looking forward to the next one, which is about DONUTS. Yes, donuts. I will definitely read it. I just hope the donuts don't end up linty from being in someone's pockets.

All of that being said, you will probably crave sweets while reading this book. Especially waffles. Because everyone likes Waffles!


I just wanted to say that I've worked at a library for 12 years now, and your books have always checked out well. Someone just asked for Cam Jansen books yesterday! It's an honor to interview you.

1) You've written so many books - do you ever find yourself writing something really similar to another one of your books?  
Sh!  Yes, it has happened, but that was about twenty years ago when I realized the plot of a new book was slightly similar to a then out-of-print book I had written some years before.

2) What is easier for you to write - fiction or nonfiction?  
I like going from one to the other.  I love writing nonfiction only if I am truly interested in the subject of the book.  I love writing fiction if I love the characters.

3) What is your favorite thing about being an author?  
I still love the feeling that by writing I am creating something.

4) I'm looking forward to seeing your illustrations in Danny's Doodles. What inspired you to illustrate this series yourself?  
For many years in my youth I illustrated magazines.  I was an artist before I was a writer.

5) What do you like to read?  
I like to read biographies and mysteries.

Thank you so much for your time and I can't wait to read your new book!
--Let me know if you like it.  -- David