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The Categorical Universe of Candice Phee Book Review & Activities

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Guest post by Hannah Rials
 The Categorical Universe of Candice Phee
Candice Phee has a world of problems. Her best friend Douglas Benson is from another dimension and is extremely intent upon returning to his own dimension. Her fish is experiencing an identity crisis. Her mother is very sick, and her father is very sad. She is only eleven years old, but she believes that she can solve all of her family’s problems. They will be happy again, and life will go back to as normal as it can be, like before her baby sister died.
However, nothing ever goes according to the plan, does it? To make her father happy, Candice must fix the rift between her father and her Rich Uncle Brian, also known as RUB. However, her first plan of actions fails miserably. Now she’ll need the help of Earth-Pig-Fish, Douglas Benson from another Dimension, and any other troops she can muster. This is no small taking for an eleven year old girl. Everything does not fit into her perfect plan, and this is something she must come to terms with to accomplish her mission. She might even solve some of her friends’ problems along the way.
The Categorical Universe of Candice Phee
Candice Phee’s journey is incredible and wonderfully enjoyable. Candice’s quirkiness, while not quite relatable, made me laugh page after page. She’s an amazing girl who may one day take over the world. Who knows? I love her story; I love her ideas; and I love her quirkiness. You’ll fall in love with this girl and root for all of her unbelievable plans to work so that her categorical universe will again be right.
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3. How to organize your pencil-case like Candice (If you’re one who does not like their pens and pencils touching)
It’s really simple. All you have to do is find a piece of cardboard (or cut a piece of cardboard) that fits into your pencil bag. Snuggle it in right in the middle and fill up the case—one side pens and one side pencils. See, real simple.
Hannah RialsBorn in the hills of Louisiana and raised in the mountains of Tennessee, Hannah Rials is an eighteen year old aspiring author and editor. Now a freshman in college, she’s been writing short stories since she was a little girl, but for the past several years, she has been writing, editing, and re-editing a novel of her own that will soon be published by Audrey Press. Hannah has always loved reading and the world of books. With a librarian grandmother who can tell the most magical stories, how could she not fall in love with the written word? Her library collection and love for books grows every day.

If you are in the mood for another and inactive story, check out the enhanced digital eBook for kids, The Ultimate Guide to Charlie and The Chocolate Factory!

The Ultimate Guide To Charlie And The Chocolate Factory is a step by step roadmap to this magical world. Just some of the fun includes:

  • A story filled with beautiful graphic illustrations including tantalizing Treasure Maps and vibrant tutorials.
  • Over 20 Crafts and activities that not only entertain, but educate.
  • You get to jump inside the book and enjoy creating the adventures yourself (Templates, maps, and more are included.)
  • Ever wonder where chocolate comes from? Or how gum is made? Wonder no more. Now you get to make your own.
  • Conduct activities in the areas of crafting, cooking, and game-playing as well as exploring many facets of candy production.
  • The option to take Charlie’s journey over the course of several days or take shorter journeys if you wish.
  • The creation of a new ritual of reading time with your family and the opportunity to experience the reading of this imaginative tale as a group activity, not a solitary event.

Go HERE to learn more and grab your copy from iBooks!

The Ultimate Guide to Charlie