Book Birthday Bash: The 11:11 Wish
Happy Book Birthday to THE 11:11 WISH!
In this middle-grade novel, wishes, magic, and dares abound when a tween math whiz tries to fit in at her new school by wishing on a magical cat clock only to suffer catastrophic consequences!
Megan Meyers has a foolproof plan to reinvent herself at her new middle school. But when she’s dared to make something exciting happen by the end of her first day, Megan gets stuck in the middle of an epic rivalry between the two most popular seventh graders. And totally panics! Megan’s reputation has always been more science-girl-meets-Humane-Society-volunteer than party-planner-fun-maker. So, with nothing to lose as the classroom’s strange cat clock chimes 11:11 a.m., Megan makes a wish. And it comes true! In the form of an enchanted teen magazine that promises back-to-school makeovers and the secrets to winning over friends and crushes.
But each wish comes with its own Pinocchio-esque side effects, and soon Megan finds herself coughing up hairballs as she makes bigger and bigger promises to her new friends. Now, if she can’t impress the school with the most spectacular kickoff event for Spirit Week they’ve ever seen—without using magic—her social life will be doomed and Megan may remain feline and friendless forever.
We’re so happy you’re at our book birthday party for THE 11:11 WISH. Join in the fun…
The music is playing: Jack Johnson “Better Together”, Bare Naked Ladies “If I had $1,000,000”
Have some Snickerdoodles, Skittles, and Smoothies!
We’re playing “Jeapardy”, a cat quiz questionnaire, and maybe a quick round of “99” with dares!
Check out these fun party favors: cat wrist watches (for making 11:11 wishes), cat ears, book marks, mint tea (to counter act magical consequences), and stickers!
THE 11:11 WISH is written by Kim Tomsic and published by Katherine Tegen/HarperCollins. You can buy this book at the retailers below…
When Kim Tomsic was a kid, she wished for roller skates, a racetrack, and the ability to fly. Her wishes came true! The roller skates showed up with a big red bow; the SpeedTrax slot car racetrack was owned by her brother (thankfully he shared); and flying…well, if she squeezed her eyes tight enough, a good bounce on the trampoline felt as magical as a set of wings.
Kim still loves wishing at 11:11 from her home in Boulder, CO, which she shares with her husband, two children, and two dogs. If she’s not busy writing, she can usually be found teaching a yoga class or walking the trails of Wonderland Lake.
Kim’s debut middle grade novel, THE 11:11 WISH (Katherine Tegen/HarperCollins), releases on February 13, 2018. She also has two picture books releasing with Chronicle in 2019 and 2020.
Kim is the Co-Regional Advisor for the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Please say hello to her on Twitter @bkshelfdetectiv, or Instagram, or visit her website at www.KimTomsic.com.
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