Friday, February 26, 2021

Allergic by Megan Wagner Llyod & Michelle Mee Nutter - Book Tour & Review + Giveaway

 

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the ALLERGIC by Megan Wagner Lloyd & Michelle Mee Nutter Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About The Book:

Title: ALLERGIC

Author: Megan Wagner Lloyd & Michelle Mee Nutter

Pub. Date: March 2, 2021

Publisher: Graphix

Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audiobook

Pages: 240

Find it:  GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, Audible, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBDBookshop.org

A coming-of-age middle-grade graphic novel featuring a girl with severe allergies who just wants to find the perfect pet!

At home, Maggie is the odd one out. Her parents are preoccupied with getting ready for a new baby, and her younger brothers are twins and always in their own world. Maggie loves animals and thinks a new puppy to call her own is the answer, but when she goes to select one on her birthday, she breaks out in hives and rashes. She's severely allergic to anything with fur!

Can Maggie outsmart her allergies and find the perfect pet? With illustrations by Michelle Mee Nutter, Megan Wagner Lloyd uses inspiration from her own experiences with allergies to tell a heartfelt story of family, friendship, and finding a place to belong.

 Praise for ALLERGIC:

“Maggie’s inventiveness as she overcomes these trials is showcased through Lloyd’s captivating narrative and Nutter’s bright and dynamic illustrations. The story provides insight into the lives of those with allergies and the accommodations needed to avoid serious episodes … A heartachingly enjoyable tale of resilience.” — KIRKUS REVIEWS, starred review

Readers will root for this realistic and relatable fifth grader, who’s capable of kindness well as envy and self-doubt. Lloyd folds in information about allergy tests, anaphylaxis, EpiPens, and other facts that Maggie and her friend Sebastian, who also has allergies, recite to each other. Layouts rely on three to four large panels per page, creating a smooth visual flow; Nutter’s muted, uncluttered art has a cozy feel … Maggie makes new pals here—she’ll find even more friends in elementary and middle school libraries, where readers will easily identify with her trials and accomplishments.” – SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

“A fun and entertaining story.” — BLEEDING COOL

“The perfect graphic novel for kids of all ages.” — FROLIC

Allergic is the sweetest story you’ll read all year. A touching chronicle of a young girl’s severe allergies woven into a meaningful journey of friendship, family, and self-discovery.” — Terri Libenson, New York Times bestselling author of Invisible Emmie


MY
 REVIEW
Allergic is a graphic novel, with wonderful illustrations, that tells the story of Maggie, a young girl who really wants a puppy for her birthday. Her family agrees, and they take her to a rescue center so she can pick out a puppy. Unfortunately for Maggie, it turns out she's allergic to animals with fur and feathers. After a negative reaction at the rescue center, she's tested and is given the results. Upset, Maggie spends some time pouting and wondering why life is so unfair. It doesn't help that her twin brothers also blame her for not being able to get a puppy.
To top off her disappointing sundae, Maggie is also starting at a new school, and none of her friends will be there. What's a ten year old girl to do?
Follow along with Maggie as she struggles to come to terms with her allergy, tries to make new friends at school, and accept the fact that her mom is going to have a baby, thus making their family even larger. 
I thought this was a cute read. It's relatively fast-paced and can be read in one sitting (if you have the time). I found Maggie to be relatable at first (she's very impatient and excited and can't wait to go look at puppies), but even though she became less relatable (to me) as time went on, she was still a likable character you felt bad for. Although, to be honest, she did irk me a couple of times with her behavior/attitude. I get it, but it still irked me. It seemed like everything was falling apart around her, and as a ten year old girl, that's just the worst
Younger readers will definitely relate to this book, whether they have allergies, have moved/started a new school and had to make new friends, or have younger/older siblings.
Definitely a well-written, well-illustrated graphic novel. 
4 stars!

About Megan: 

MEGAN WAGNER LLOYD is the author of several picture books, including Paper Mice, Building Books, Finding Wild, and A Fort-Building Time. She lives in the Washington DC area. Visit her online at meganwagnerlloyd.com.

 

Website | Instagram | Goodreads | Amazon

 

About Michelle: 

MICHELLE MEE NUTTER graduated with a BFA in Illustration from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Her work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators, 3x3 Illustration, Creative Quarterly, and more. Michelle lives in Boston. Visit her online at michellemee.com.

 

Website | Instagram | Facebook | Goodreads 

 

 

Giveaway Details:

3 winners will win a finished copy of ALLERGIC, US Only.


Tour Schedule:

Week One:

2/11/2021

For The Love Of Kidlit

Excerpt

2/12/2021

Beagles and Books

Review

2/13/2021

She Just Loves Books

Review

 

Week Two:

2/14/2021

Westveil Publishing

Review

2/15/2021

Adventures Of A Travelers Wife

Review

2/16/2021

Nerdophiles

Review

2/17/2021

Pick a good book

Review

2/18/2021

Lifestyle of Me

Review

2/19/2021

Twirling Book Princess

Excerpt

2/20/2021

Not In Jersey

Review

 

Week Three:

2/21/2021

BookHounds YA

Review

2/22/2021

Kait Plus Books

Excerpt

2/23/2021

Little Red Reads

Review

2/24/2021

A Dream Within A Dream

Excerpt

2/25/2021

Two Chicks on Books

Excerpt

2/26/2021

Jazzy Book Reviews

Review

2/27/2021

Midnightbooklover

Review

 

Week Four:

2/28/2021

Hurn Publications

Excerpt

3/1/2021

Locks, Hooks and Books

Review

3/2/2021

Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

Review

 

CATCH MEGAN WAGNER LLOYD AND MICHELLE MEE NUTTER ON THE VIRTUAL ALLERGIC TOUR! Click on the photos for the Bookstore Events pages.

 


March 2, 2021 5:00 pm (PST) Launch event hosted by Green Apple Books In conversation with Raina Telgemeier (GUTS)

 


March 4, 2021 7:00 pm (EST) Hosted by An Unlikely Story In conversation with Jeff Kinney (DIARY OF A WIMPY KID)

 


March 10, 2021 4:00 pm (PST) Hosted by The Reading Bug In conversation with Varian Johnson and Shannon Wright (TWINS)


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