Ava and Pip was published in the US on March 4th by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, and you can read my review here. It's a lovely MG book with lots of educational information to help little ones with their English lessons. Here's a quick summary to tell you more:
Outgoing Ava loves her older sister, Pip, but can't understand why Pip is so reserved and never seems to make friends with others. When Ava uses her writing talents to help her sister overcome her shyness, both girls learn the impact their words and stories can have on the world around them.
As part of the Ava and Pip blog tour, Carol Weston is here on my blog today to talk about her favourite palindromes, something that Ava and Pip's whole family love - just look at their names! I hope you enjoy Carol's favourite palindromes as much as I did (I like 'Dammit I'm mad' best!).
My very favorite palindrome is EMME because that's my daughter's name. Tie for second place might be AVA and PIP.
I'll confess, I was tickled when I came up with the idea of the palindromic Wren family: AVA and PIP and BOB and ANNA -- and realized that MOM and DAD and SIS are all palindromes too. HUH? WOW! The world is full of 'em, who knew?
Ava is a word nerd in the best way and the Wren family has palindrome inside jokes. My family definitely doesn't speak that way, but I do have other favorite palindromes and I was glad to see the real live Panama Canal this past Christmas, 2013. Yes indeed, A MAN A PLAN A CANAL, PANAMA.
DO GEESE SEE GOD?
DAMMIT I'M MAD!
DOG DOO, GOOD GOD!
and how about
IN WORDS, ALAS, DROWN I?
Thanks for asking! And for pinning!