Genie Wishes Book Party + Giveaway
Last week, we held a small party to celebrate the launch of my friend Elisabeth Dahl’s first book, Genie Wishes. Genie Wishes follows the ups and downs of fifth grader Genie Kunkle. There’s friendship trouble, body changes, and on top of it all, Genie is selected to be the class blogger. Her challenge? Write about her and her classmate’s wishes, hopes and dreams.
Elisabeth beautifully captured the transition from childhood to adolescence in the book. As a parent, I sincerely appreciated how Elisabeth wrote Genie. She isn’t bold, brash, or boy crazy. Instead, she unfolds with maturity and finds her voice.
It’s a rite of passage read for the next generation of girls.
Here are more photos and giveaway details…
“There was a very old radio on a shelf in our kitchen. It no longer worked, but we still liked it. Gran’s own grandmother had once written down a recipe for brownies while listening to this radio. We called them Static Brownies, since my great-great-grandmother had had to listen through the static to get the recipe right.” -Genie Kunkle
And now the big news…
Elisabeth is offering signed copies of Genie Wishes to two lucky Classic Play readers. All you have to do to enter is comment below. I’ll randomly select two winners from the comment section on Monday, May 20th. Good Luck!
ps. Many thanks to Goldfish for supplying the incredible party favors. Did you know you can now get personalized boxes of Goldfish delivered right to your door? They’ll print photos and messages right on the box. You have to check it out. Very, very cool.
pps. Also, many thanks to Dave for the gorgeous photos!