Friday, September 18, 2020

"Bubba and Squirt's Mayan Adventure" and "Bubba and Squirt's Big Dig to China"--author Sherry Ellis' adventurous tales for young readers are fun and educational--includes recipes! (see my review)

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Bubba and Squirt's Mayan Adventure

An ancient Mayan civilization!

That's what Bubba and Squirt find when they travel through the mysterious vortex for another wild adventure. There they meet archeologists who are unearthing priceless artifacts.

But someone is stealing them. And an encounter with the Tate Duende awakens magic within Bubba. Throw in the mysterious Alux and a new discovery and things get sticky.

Will Bubba and Squirt solve the mystery, or will they be stuck forever in the jungles of Belize?

MY REVIEW: Those intrepid young explorers Bubba and Squirt are off to a new adventure in the second book in an entertaining middle-grade series from author Sherry Ellis. In "Bubba and Squirt's Mayan Adventure", Bubba and his big sister Squirt find themselves in Belize (a country located on the northeastern coast of Central America) at the site of an ancient Mayan archaeological dig. The detective-minded duo, who come from a family of magicians, are no strangers to mystical mysteries. Their first escapade occurred after Bubba dug a big hole in the woods behind their house, and that hole turned out to be a whirling vortex which transported them all the way to China. Now, they are caught in the middle of a case where valuable artifacts are being stolen as soon as they are discovered. Bubba and Squirt have their hands full trying to catch a thief, running from and after mythical characters come to life, and trying to get back home before their mom gets mad. "Bubba and Squirt's Mayan Adventure" is a fun and interesting read for young readers and readers who are young at heart. Author Sherry Ellis has also added some fascinating history, recipes for "Fry Jacks" and "Chicken Tortilla Soup", and a glossary which includes Spanish words and numbers. Readers will also enjoy the first book in the series, "Bubba and Squirt's Big Dig to China".

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Bubba and Squirt's Big Dig to China

You can’t dig a hole to China!

Squirt doesn’t believe Bubba can dig a hole to China. But when the hole swallows them, the kids find themselves in Xi’an, China, surrounded by Terracotta Warriors.

It gets worse when the ghost of the first emperor of China appears. He tells them they can’t go home until they find his missing pi. The kids don’t know where to begin until they meet a girl and her grandmother who promise to help find the pendant.

Soon they realize they are being followed. And they are no closer to finding the missing pi. Will Bubba and Squirt ever make it back home?


"...young readers may not even realize that they are learning while being entertained!" -TDC Book Reviews

"Fun, educational, captivating! This is a wonderful middle-grade story with plenty to captivate young readers." -Deanie Humphrys-Dunne, author
"This is a book that will entertain all ages...Children reading this book will be thoroughly entertained, but also tricked into becoming partially educated about other cultures!" -Kitty Cat at the Library

"...a fun-filled, fastpaced, and entertaining read." -Virginia Wright, author

"...introduces early readers to ancient China's Terracotta Warriors and more in theis well-researched tale." -Kerrie Hollihan, author 

"...A pulsating adventure with great appeal to young readers, cinematic and littered with humor." –Ruffina Oserio for Readers Favorite

Sherry Ellis
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Sherry Ellis is an award-winning children's author and freelance writer. Her published books include Bubba and Squirt's Big Dig to China, That Baby Woke Me Up AGAIN, That Mama is a Grouch, Ten Zany Birds, and Don't Feed the Elephant. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

In addition to being a writer, Sherry is also a professional musician who plays and teaches violin, viola, and piano. She also enjoys hiking, bike riding, and SCUBA diving.



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  1. Virginia, thanks for sharing both of Sherry's delightful stories. These are fun books for all ages and especially inspiring to get youngsters to learn more about other cultures. And thanks for the mention of MC Book Tours. Your support of authors and their books is greatly appreciated and a wonderful way to help us readers find new books.

    1. My pleasure, Mason--I have always loved history, and it's definitely more fun when it's interesting!

  2. Thank you for featuring both of my books here and being part of my blog tour. I really appreciate it!

    1. You are most welcome--Best Wishes for all releases!!!

  3. Both books are fun and educational, perfect for young readers and older ones too. Congratulations, Sherry.