- Jackie Collins
"...deserves a prize for "The Most Imaginative Title of the Year-- or Any Year" --
Welcome to ’Yuck Kingdom’! The streets are made of smelly jelly fellies. The trees are all winding, dinding and finding. And the hills are made of slushy gushy mush. It’s the Kingdom of Yuck and the last place that Falisha Whiskers wants to be in. But Falisha needs to find her brother Jesse.
She didn't mean to flush Jesse down the toilet… not entirely at least! And now, she needs to find him and take him back home before her daddy gets back or they’re both going to be in heaps of trouble! But the Kingdom of Yuck has more twists and turns than a water slide. Will Falisha find her brother in the twisting streets made of smelly jelly fellies? And will she be able to get him back in time, and all bathed and clean, before their mommy tells their daddy that Falisha flushed her little brother down the toilet?
Teacher Recommended! For ages 4-8. Parents should explain being flushed down the toilet is only pretend.
"A must-have early reader book." -- ParentClub.ca
More About the Author
Jeff Rivera is an award-winning young adult fiction author and debut children's book author. A popular inspirational media personality, he has written for Entertainment Weekly, Huffington Post, School Library Journal and many other national outlets. Jeff Rivera has interviewed such children's book authors as Jeff Kinney (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), James Patterson (The Worst Years of My Life) and S.E. Hinton (The Outsiders).
Being the uncle of 12 active nieces and nephews and recalling the childhood antics of his oldest sister and younger brother inspired him to turn his creativity towards writing children’s books. His first children’s book, Um … Mommy, I Think I Flushed My Brother Down The Toilet, marks the adventures of Falisha Whiskers as she sets out to bring back her little brother after accidently (well… mostly accidently) flushing him down the toilet into the Kingdom of Yuck!
Exclusive: A Q&A with Jeff Rivera
Question: You write for many national outlets, you blog, you're on TV, you talk to kids all over the world and you’re a son and uncle of 12 nieces and nephews. How do you balance all that with your writing?
Rivera: Great question. Sometimes I wonder the same thing but here's how I look at it: We're all blessed with 24 hours a day, so if you really want to do something, you can carve the time out to do it. Sometimes when people look at their lives and they think they don't have the time, they realize that they spend a lot of time watching TV or surfing the web or playing video games or staring up at the ceiling and when you subtract all that time, you realize, "Hey, I have a lot more time than I thought I did."
Q: You've written mostly for young adults in the past. How has writing for children been different for you?
Rivera: I think it's a lot more fun because kids are so honest. They'll tell you very clearly what they like or don't like and you're able to write stories exactly the way they like them. Plus, I'm one of those adults that never has really grown up totally. I still buy toys for me to play with and I still watch cartoons and Disney and Dreamworks Animation movies.