Wednesday, June 11, 2014

TLC Book Tours Presents: Millie Fierce Sleeps Out by Jane Manning

Little girls can be strong and fierce and brave—and sometimes their ferocity is just the thing they need to save the day.

Millie is strong. Millie is fierce. But Millie has learned to keep her fierceness in check. And since she’s been sweet all summer long, Millie gets to have a sleepout with her friends. One where she promises to be well behaved. But things don't go as Millie planned, and our fierce little heroine is not happy.  Still, she tries her best to keep her fierceness inside. But when the scary dog from next door howls at the girls' tent, Millie's ferocity saves them all!

A perfect addition to a bookshelf filled with Fancy Nancy, Eliose, Olivia, and Ladybug Girl.

Praise for the first book starring Millie Fierce:

"Millie Fierce is a delightfully naughty mix between Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are and Molly Bang's When Sophie Gets Angry."--School Library Journal

"An unexpected Yeatsian lilt to Manning's writing ("Millie frizzed out her hair and made the crazy eye") lifts the text out of the ordinary; her powers of observation set it apart, too."--Publishers Weekly

About The Author

Jane Manning is the illustrator of many books, including Cindy Ellen by Susan Lowell as well as the New York Times bestselling I Can Read Chapter Book The Witch Who Was Afraid of Witches by Alice Low and the I Can Read Books Baa-Choo!, Pip Squeak, and Drip, Drop by Sarah Weeks. She lives in Deep River, Connecticut.

My Review

As you walk by this book your eyes are drawn to the bright colors, and the delightful drawing of Millie Fierce and she is going to Sleep Out! Jane Manning has once again drawn the children’s attention and they learned a good lesson, without even knowing it!
Millie who is known for her bad temper has been trying really really hard all summer to be good, and she is about to be rewarded for her good behavior. She is being allowed to have a tenting sleep over with her friends, and we get excited as we plan what we are going to do. My boys really thought this was a real neat idea, and would love to have their friends over to sleep in the tent with them. We will see!
Millie has a fun time planning, and then all of her friends arrive and they are off on for their adventure. Of course, as expected, and my boys said “Oh No”, things don’t go as Millie planned, and the boys again could see where things were going and were routing for her.
Jane Manning does such an excellent job of getting their attention, while teaching them lessons. Once we finished the story, it had to be reread and with them taking time on each page to enjoy the colorful drawings. I’m sure it will be requested again and again.

I received this book through TLC Book Tours, and was not required to give a positive review.


  1. What a fun adventure for Millie! I can't wait to see how it turns out!

    Thanks for being a part of the tour.

  2. I'm so glad the boys loved it! I think my son is going to want to sleep in a tent in the backyard after reading this book, too! :)

    Thanks for being on the tour!