Sunny Side up

Sunny Side up

eBook - 2015
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When is a summer vacation not really a summer vacation? Sunny Lewin has been packed off to Florida to live with her grandfather for the summer. At first she thought Florida might be fun — it is the home of Disney World, after all. But the place where Gramps lives is no amusement park. It's full of . . . old people. Really old people. Luckily, Sunny isn't the only kid around. She meets Buzz, a boy who is completely obsessed with comic books, and soon they're having adventures of their own: facing off against golfball-eating alligators, runaway cats, and mysteriously disappearing neighbors. But the question remains — why is Sunny down in Florida in the first place? The answer lies in a family secret that won't be secret to Sunny much longer. . .
Publisher: 2015
ISBN: 9780545741675
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Jennifer Holm Lewin is sent to live with her grandfather for the summer in Florida, where she befriends Buzz, a boy completely obsessed with comic books, and faces the secret behind why she is in Florida in the first place. For ages 8-12.

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Feb 11, 2019

My son (8) really liked this GN. We read it together and so was I able to explain and talk about some of the deeper content. I think if kids younger than 9 or 10 are reading this on their own and don't have open and transparent communication with a close adult it might be a lot to digest. In the end the GN's sweet and slow, but expresses Sunny's emotions and the era of the time pretty well.

Jul 17, 2018

Great book love the illustrations but how dale smokes and drinks WEIRD!

Nov 15, 2017

I really loved this book but the part about dale and how he smokes and drinks is a little weird

Jul 18, 2017

It looks like a great comic,
I cant wait to read it!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Jun 27, 2017

A great graphic novel by amazing authors! Perfect for a read at the beach. Follow protagonist Sunny Lewin on her unexpected trip in Florida with Gramps, and the reason why she is down in Florida in the first place.

Jul 07, 2016

Sunny Side Up is about a girl named Sunny that lives with her mother, father and an older brother. She is excited about big plans coming up during summer but her brother goes through some drug addiction problems. Instead Sunny spends her summer at her grandfathers and later finds out about her brother and understands why she was sent to her grandfathers.

A great realistic graphic novel for fans of Raina Telgemeier ("Smile", "Sisters", "Drama"). Tweens will enjoy this historical fiction story with heart about family, friendship, and learning to speak up when it is important.

samdog123 Jan 13, 2016

This is a sensitive portrayal of a family problem. Sunny is sent to visit her Grandfather who is living in a retirement community in Florida. Gradually, she comes to accept that what happened wasn't her fault. A well done graphic novel from the author of the popular Baby Mouse series.

Dec 20, 2015

"This girl goes to her gramdpa's house in Florida because her brother has been drinking and smoking." Review submitted by Morgan for the Minecraft Book Review Raffle.

JCLChrisK Oct 15, 2015

While this book has a very effective plot with an intricate weaving of flashbacks and time jumps to gradually reveal the events at the heart of the story, and it is a character story more than anything, the book's heart lies in its ability to communicate emotion. Subtle, deep, hard emotion. The writing and art combine to brilliantly convey what Sunny and the other characters are feeling in a simple and poignant manner, making it exceedingly difficult for readers not to empathize. This is a story for anyone with secrets and hidden feelings (which is everyone, no?).

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