Tuesday, April 17, 2018


By: Kir Fox & M. Shelley Coats
Published by: Disney Hyperion
Released on: April 17th, 2018 - TODAY!
Series: Secrets of Topsea #1
Ages: 8 & up
Purchase from: Amazon | B&N
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Rating: 4 owlets 
We are a Disney Hyperion partner, and received this book in exchange for our honest review

Welcome to Topsea, the strangest place you'll ever visit. In this town, the coves are bottomless and the pier has no end in sight. There's a high tide and a low tide... and a vanishing tide. Dogs are a myth, but mermaids are totally real. And seaweed is the main ingredient in every meal-watch out, it might just start chewing you back!

New kid Davy definitely thinks Topsea is strange. His mom keeps saying they'll get used to life in their new town-it's just the way things are on the coast! But after his first day at Topsea School, Davy finds himself wondering: Why is his locker all the way at the bottom of the school swimming pool? Why can't anyone remember his name? (It's Davy!) And why does everyone act like all of this is normal?!

Through newspaper articles, stories, surveys, notifications, and more, follow Davy and the rest of Ms. Grimalkin's fifth grade class through the weird world of Topsea. (Whatever you do, don't make eye contact with the rubber ducks.)

A fun, imaginative read. This book is mix of a variety elements that make up a charming, yet very unique middle grade story. Like Davy and his classmates discover, the harder you try to figure out anything that's happening in Topsea, the harder it is to understand all that's going. That's the part of what makes this story so fun to read. The trick is to just go with the flow when reading this story.  Trust us! 

Topsea is definitely the strangest place I've ever visited. It's a town of many secrets and riddles. To call it a strange place would be an understatement. It's more unforgettable than anything. Just as Davy learns something new about the town from his classmates, he ends up uncovering even more intriguing information and myths. I'm definitely most intrigued with the legends. I'm very curious about how some of the town's basements have water in them, and some don't. That's just one of the many things I'm curious about. The rest you'll have to read about. 

This story is definitely a fun, intriguing read. I have a feeling this book only scratched the surface of all this town's odd secrets. All the strange happenings through out this book made for a unforgettable adventure. I think it's safe to say that this story is unlike anything we've read before, and we're looking forward to it's sequel. I'm looking forward to when I can go back for another visit to Topsea. 

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~