Another Whole Nother Story by Dr. Cuthbert Soup

Ethan Cheesman and his three smart, polite, and relatively odor-free children are back in a time traveling adventure in Another Whole Nother Story by Dr. Cuthbert Soup.

Mr. Cheeseman and his children travel back in time to see if they can end a family curse and thus reverse the death of their beloved wife and mother. With the LVR working it should be a cinch. But a crash landing leaves the LVR damaged, and technology in the 1600’s isn’t quite what it is in modern times. On the search for parts to repair the machine so they can carry out the rest of their mission, the family is chased by witch hunters. With Gateman Nametag hot on their trail the family must be smart and quick to avoid disaster.

In this follow-up to A Whole Nother Story, the Cheesman family is off on another hilarious adventure. My girls and I read this book together and they kept begging for more. Just as zany as the original, Another Whole Nother Story is filled with quirky characters, has a superb plot, and tons of action.  You can’t help but laugh at all the craziness, but there are several tender moments too.

Boys and girls will both love this one–especially the unsolicited advice from Dr Cuthbert Soup.

Rating:  🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Publisher:Bloomsbury USA Childrens
  • ISBN-10:1599904365
  • ISBN-13: 978-1599904368
  • SRP:  $16.99

October Storm Behind Us, Now Time to Move On

Photo by: David Molnar, Republican staff photographer The Republican, Springfield, MA


Well, it sure has been a week. On Saturday, October 29th, the Northeast was hit with an early snowstorm that left us without power for a week. Thankfully, we had a warm place to stay, but it’s a mess here. Now comes picking up the yard, hauling away downed trees, and cleaning up the house.

I should be back into a more regular blogging schedule by the end of the week. I have several wonderful titles from Tiger Tales to share. Clavis Publishing, Chronicle Books and Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books has sent some titles along. I also have a copy of Let’s Make Some Great Art by Marion Deuchars that I’ve wanted to talk about. I haven’t read many of these yet, but I want to tell you a bit about them, since some of these are seasonal titles.

One good thing about the early snow, now I’m really in the mood for some Christmas reading.

Hope you all stayed safe and warm this week.

All my best,


Pig Kahuna by Jennifer Sattler


Pig Kahuna is a great summer read!

Brothers Fergus and Dink love hanging out at the beach. The water rolls in and leaves behind wonderful treasures. One day, it leaves behind the greatest treasure of all: Dave the surfboard. But when Dink realizes Dave misses the ocean, Fergus will have to overcome his fear of the water to save his prized possession.

This is such a fun book. You have two little pig brothers–one afraid of water–who hang at the beach to collect neat things. It reminds me of what our girls do when we visit the Outer Banks of North Carolina each year. Fergus and Dink pick up their special treasures until they come to the best treasure ever. They find new uses for their loyal companion and all is well until Dink tosses Dave back into the ocean and Fergus has brave the “lurking, murky ickiness factor of the water.” Sattler’s style is simple, but effective.

With fun and colorful illustrations, kids will have a blast with this one.

Rating:  🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Publisher:Bloomsbury USA Childrens
  • ISBN-10:159990635X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1599906355
  • SRP: $14.99

I received a copy of this book from the author’s publicist in exchange for my honest opinions. I received no monetary compensation to provide my review.

A Whole Nother Story by Dr. Cuthbert Soup

 Hold onto your hats for one wild and hilarious adventure in A Whole Nother Story by Dr. Cuthbert Soup.

Mr. Cheesman has invented a device so powerful that all sorts of evildoers want to get their hands on it. The LVR can do an amazing thing–which I won’t tell you because you need to read the book–and what that means for Mr. Cheeseman and his “three attractive, polite, relatively odor-free children” is running from town to town to stay away from the bad guys and changing their names, hoping to stay in one place long enough for the kids to make friends and maybe explore their interests.

I’ll have to tell my husband that I have officially found my lost sense of humor. He believes I have none. But I laughed so much while reading this book, I thought he was going to have me committed. Not only has Dr. Soup created a great group of zany characters in A Whole Nother Story, this book has an exciting plot with a story told by an engaging and entertaining narrator.

Since Dr. Soup is the founder and president of the National Center for Unsolicited Advice, the reader will also find several bits of unsolicited advice within the pages of A Whole Nother Story. A brief interview with Dr. Soup appears at the end of the book, along with a short excerpt from the next book, Another Whole Nother Story, which I look forward to reading soon.

If you would like to learn more about Dr. Soup and his books, I suggest you visit his amazing website at

If every book was as funny and engaging as this one, there would be no such thing as reluctant readers.

Rating:  🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books 
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1599905183
  • ISBN-13: 978-1599905181
  • SRP:  $7.99 (paperback) and $16.99 (hardcover)
  • Also available in audio and Kindle editions.

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