Book Review of Embarrassing George, by Kimber Fox Morgan | Dedicated Review
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Written by Kimber Morgan
Illustrated by Jessica Kwan
Ages 4+ | 34 Pages
Publisher: Creative, Simple Wonder Press | ISBN-13: 9781737038641
What to Expect: Families, school, being unique
George is not looking forward to Family Night at school. His family is just so weird; he’s sure they will embarrass him. Will his little brother turn up in his ninja costume? Will his mom still be grumpy that no one likes her cooking? Will anyone remember the time his dad came outside to yell at them in his underwear? Will his sister make weird, kissy faces at her phone all night? George’s one consolation is that everyone else’s family seems to be just as embarrassing. George is fully prepared to have to hide under his desk—little does he know the most embarrassing person that night will be him!
All kids are embarrassed by their families at one point or another. Embarrassing George acknowledges the anxiety that can come with that feeling but also reminds readers that the things that make families embarrassing are the same things that make them unique and loveable. George is a relatable character with an engaging narrative voice, and readers will enjoy laughing and cringing alongside him as he describes his and his friends’ families. Dynamic, colorful cartoon illustrations relate the story from an outside perspective, allowing readers to revel in each of George’s pained expressions.
Embarrassing George is a fun and funny exploration of families and family relationships.
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About the Author
Kimber Morgan is a multi-award-winning children’s book author who lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. Kimber is a fun wife and imperfect mom of 3 crazy kiddos and two little lemon (problematic) dogs. She tries to live her strengths the best she can. Morgan is a homemade Halloween costume type of mom who lets her kids mix the play-doh. She bakes fun birthday cakes (cutely, but far from perfection) and loves a homemade valentine and a school project.
Writing children’s books is an extension of her creative strength. She strives to create picture books that are beautiful, engaging, humorous, and with themes of acceptance and kindness. She hopes you love reading her works. Kimber is available for author visits and wants to connect with you.
Visit her on Instagram @kimbermorgan_writes and her website, kimberfoxmorgan.com.
About the Illustrator
Jessica Kwan is the illustrator behind Bad Attitude Bunny Illustration, though her attitude is generally not that bad. She hails from San Francisco and is currently based in northern Sweden. She enjoys drawing characters with funny expressions and anything inspired by nature and animals. She is always looking for the next collaboration, but during her spare time, she likes to: travel, read, do crosswords, and pet the neighborhood cats. Some things she dislikes are sand, mosquitoes, and melted ice cream.
Visit her on Instagram @badattitudebunny and her website, badattitudebunny.com.
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September 14, 2022 at 01:48AM Dr. Jen Harrison