We had big fun during last week’s baby books contest collecting baby gift tips, from baby slings and onesies to diaper cakes. (And boy, are we glad our kids never received the 5-ft tall stuffed Mutual of Omaha tiger D described as a what-not-to-do!) Congrats go out to Vicki – lover of baby Uggs and last week’s winner.
And now, on to this week’s challenge. This one’s inspired by Nancy Yi Fan, the 12-year-old author of the New York Times bestseller “Swordbird” and its prequel, “Sword Quest.” Yeah, we’ll give you a moment to re-read that. Twelve. 12. A decade plus two. This action-packed, fantasy epic, written by what can only be described as a literary prodigy, is about the bird battles of Stone-Run Forest and the legendary Swordbird who can conquer evil and restore peace to the land. Young Nancy’s favorite book is “Charlotte’s Web,” which hit the silver screen last year in a charming re-make. We figure it’s just a matter of time before some Hollywood movie studio options “Swordbird” too. Meanwhile, here’s how you can win this magical duo of tween-perfect reads. Click comments (we’ll draw a winner’s name this weekend) and tell us, what movie, based on a wonderful children’s book, is your family’s fave?