I’m excited to share a new book – Gabby Duran and the Unsittables – that my 12-year-old daughter is currently devouring. Samples and prizing are provided by Disney Publishing but all thoughts are my own (and my daughter’s).
I was just having a discussion about books with Reese, my 12-year-old, a few weeks ago. She’s at a stage in her reading and interest level where she’s having a tough time finding books that really catch her attention. When Gabby Duran and the Unsittables came in the mail, I knew immediately that the subject matter was perfect for her. But I didn’t know just how much she would fall in love with the story.
About Gabby Duran and the Unsittables by Elise Allen and Daryle Conners
The Association Linking Intergalatics and Earthlings (hereby known as A.L.I.E.N.) has a new member. After months of investigation, Gabby Duran, Associate 4118-25125A, has proven herself to be a babysitter extraordinaire. Her celebrity clients fly her around the country to care for their rambunctious little humans. Our spy, Associate 4118-23432B, otherwise known as Edwina, believes Gabby can be trusted with the truth: aliens are living among humans on Earth. And here at A.L.I.E.N we believe that even extraterrestrials need a babysitter now and then. No one was up to the task…until now.
After accepting the top-secret position, Edwina has paired our new associate up with her first charge, a little girl from the planet Flarknartia. The timing for associate 4118-25125A is less than ideal. It’s a school day on Planet Earth, Gabby’s audition for the solo part in the band is tonight, and this tiny alien is a bit more than meets the eye.
When I asked Reese to tell me about the book – how she was enjoying it and what it was like – she very enthusiastically explained what happened when Gabby was asked to babysit her very first alien kid. (translation: she would not stop talking!) Once Gabby was left alone with the little boy, he turned into a monster and tried to torment her.
I loved what Reese said (and what a GREAT lesson for her to be learning, too!): “Gabby could see through the monster and realized that no matter how scary he looked, he was just a kid like all the other kids she had babysat before.” In no time, she had “tamed” the monster boy and had the situation under control.
Does Gabby Duran and the Unsittables sound like a book that someone in your family would love?
Well, you’re in luck, because I’ve got a great giveaway going on right now! Read on…
About the Authors:
Emmy-nominated writer and New York Times best-selling author Elise Allen made a name for herself with her acclaimed young adult novel Populazzi (Harcourt), and the Jim Henson’s Enchanted Sisters chapter books (Bloomsbury). In television, she has written for talent ranging from Bill Cosby to Kermit the Frog, and is currently writing for the new Disney Junior show The Lion Guard. Her dog may or may not secretly be from another planet.
Daryle Conners is an award-winning writer, filmmaker and video game designer. She writes joke and riddle books and has designed many game titles for the PC and iPhone/iPad including Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Scene It? Harry Potter, Hot Wheels Slot Car Racers, and Scene It? Twilight Saga. Her non-fiction books include Lunchtime LOLZ, Nintendo DS Hot Tips, ROFLs,Video Game Secrets and Monster High Jokes, all for Scholastic. Daryle lives in Seattle, where she still babysits from time to time.
Learn more about Gabby Duran and the Unsittables
- Gabby Duran and the Unsittables is available May 12!!
- Read an excerpt HERE
- Pre-order the book on Amazon: (Kindle) or (hardcover)
- Learn more at the Official Site
- Follow Disney-Hyperion on Twitter
- Follow Elise Allen & Daryle Conners on Twitter
- A copy of Gabby Duran and the Unsittables
- Branded Tumbler and UFO light-up flyer
- Movies Megamind and Monsters vs. Aliens to welcome your alien friends to a fun night on Earth!
Enter To Win a WELCOME TO PLANET EARTH prize pack
Note: Giveaway open to US addresses only. Prizing and samples provided by Disney Hyperion. This giveaway will end on May 12 at 11:59 pm ET, after which a winner will be drawn at random and notified via email.
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