The Miniature World of Marvin & James


The Miniature World of Marvin & James written by Elise Broach and illustrated by Kelly Murphy

This beginning chapter book (with really large text size and plenty of sepia-toned drawings) is quirkily charming and perfect for a reader just starting chapter books.

It features characters from the author’s novel, Masterpiece, which I have not read, so this was my first introduction to the boy James and his best-buddy beetle named Marvin. In this story, James goes away for a week so Marvin is forced to play with beetle cousin, Elaine. Their adventure inside a pencil sharpener where they frolic in pencil shavings and nearly get caught, is great fun!

This is the first in a new series.  I am looking forward to reading more.

If you think you or your child would like this book, leave a message in the comments section below for a chance to win a free, hardback copy of the book!  One winner will be chosen at random on Friday, June 20, 2014.

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2 Responses to “The Miniature World of Marvin & James”

  1. Linda Felder Says:

    My grandson, Jacob is 7 yrs old and spends every other week with us. He loves to read and loves bugs. This story sounds like one he would love to have to read and re-read.

    • librarianra Says:

      Congratulations, Linda! The book is yours. I will e-mail you to find out how you’d like to receive the book. Thanks for reading Kid’s Brain.

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