I'll be honest. I was quite nervous when I realized Kirkus Reviews was officially reviewing my book. How would I stomach a bad review, even if it was from a company who calls itself the world's toughest book critic and has become infamous for comments like this one from author and publicist Laura Zigman in this New York Times article: "When I was a book publicist, the worst part of my job was having to read a Kirkus review over the phone to an author. 2 cigs before, 2 after."
The review ended up being just one more affirmation that we're really onto something here. That's just what I needed as I put the finishing touches on Part 2 of Attack of the Chicken Nugget Man. Now, we just need some publicity. Anybody know of a celebrity willing to endorse a hilarious educational children's book for free?
Anyway, here's what Kirkus had to say about Part 1:
"The latest in Sathy’s (Attack of the Chicken Nugget Man: A California CST Adventure, 2009, etc.) series of test prep titles disguises educational tips in a funny middle-grade reader.
Chris Robb’s day is off to an inauspicious start when he accidentally wears his sister’s pink socks to school, and only goes downhill from there. Chris isn’t the best of students and his inability to focus and remember the most basic things—like his teacher’s absurd name, Ms. Bubblebrain—gets him into constant trouble. Between Chris and his colorful cast of classmates, Ms. Bubblebrain can hardly keep order. Scenarios, such as the entire class falling down like a row of dominoes when a panicked Chris runs right into his teacher, are illustrated in a high quality black-and-white cartoon style. The funny, well-illustrated story will likely appeal to struggling readers and is certainly much more entertaining than typical test prep materials."