This month, we will be reviewing 2 books by New Year Publishing LLC, “Paris Goes to Los Angeles” by Jenna Conwisar and “Perfectly Crazy” by Mitzi Penzes.
“Paris Goes to Los Angeles” is part of the “My Friend Paris” series, where Paris shares her many adventures with her twins and her travels. In this book, Paris and her little twin sisters, goes on an adventure as they drive from San Francisco to Los Angeles to celebrate her uncle’s 50th birthday, with their parents. They stop by a historical landmark, Hollywood’s walk of fame, plat at the Venice Beach, get a helicopter ride treat and my favourite, visit the San Diego zoo!
Their adventure with her cousins continue until Uncle Phil’s 50th Birthday Party, at his home! This is a very colourfully illustrated book, perfect for kids who are a little more proficient in reading and for those who love adventure as well. As a parent, I like it as this book teaches them how to write their own travel journals, with a flow from the start to the end.
I’m actually a little astonished that this book series is written by a 15 year old lass, but it goes to show… what young people can do, once they set their minds to it! Well done, Jenna!
You can continue Paris’ adventures online as well, here.
About the author :
Jenna is 15 years old and lives in Calabasas, CA where she attends High School and enjoys musical theater and playing softball along with her 13 year old sister Sarah.
“Perfectly Crazy” is a lightweighted romance novel, focused on “Nell” and her perfect life. Nell is a beautiful, smart and successful woman, who has the perfect husband and children to match. However, she finds herself developing a relationship with her best friend, and knows that she has to restrain herself, or her life will be thrown into an imbalance. All of the sudden, her husband dies tragically, in a plane accident. And just like that, a whole new world opens up for her!
About the author :
Mitzi Penzes grew up in Hungary, where she trained and practiced as a neurologist. She has lived in the US for the last twenty-five years, where she pursued a career in lab management before becoming an entrepreneur. She lives with her son, husband, and cat in Napa, California.
Some of our reviewers had a chance to review the books and here’s what they have to say :
Mom2bbreviews : The first time I lay my eyes on Paris Goes To Los Angeles, I was already attracted to the colourful and cute illustrations. I cannot emphasize enough the importance of attractive illustrations when it comes to children’s books as it helps increase their attention span.
Lisa Reviews : The book “Paris goes to Los Angeles” is a short and easy read, so it definitely great for Madison’s age group. I also love the illustrations — they are very engaging and help tell the story.
Asha’s Butterflys : My son really enjoyed this book since he has never been to California he had a lot of questions about the different places in the book. For a book that would be a really quick bedtime story turned into a topic about California.
Adventure in all things food : Yes, as a read it was a wild ride. Bumpy, and windy but I held on with both hands till the end. I am not sure I would have survived a longer book. White-knuckled, I might not have withstood the suspense to see where all the characters ended up.
This Southern Girls Nest : I read through the synopsis of each book and when I got to Perfectly Crazy I knew that this was a book that I would probably like. I was right! Luckily I was chosen to get a copy to review!
Sewing Mom : When I first began reading the Perfectly Crazy, I was drawn in by the fact that the main character, Nell, was a strong, beautiful and independent woman. The very first sentence of the book says, “Nell was a looker, and she knew it, too.”