Lorri Horn’s debut children’s chapter book, Dewey Fairchild, Parent Problem Solver has received rave reviews, included a starred review from Kirkus. It is a nominee for the 2017 Kirkus Prize for Young Readers’ Literature!
Dewey tackles parental challenges ranging from spying on the aforementioned nose picker (and seeing things no child should ever see, yuck) to derailing out-of-control cases of germophobia and addiction to practical jokes. His string of triumphs will have readers cheering him on, rolling in the aisles, and wishing they could line up for consultations.
After all, as Horn puts it in this winning debut, ‘where you found kids, you always found parents who needed some assistance to be, shall we say, their best selves.’ Amen to that.” – Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
“From an adult’s perspective, this story gains bonus points for encouraging close child-parent relationships and bonding through reading―all while being completely kid-centric. Crafty thinkers ages 9 through 12―especially those with parent problems of their own―that are looking for a humorous, realistic story, will be bound to enjoy Dewey Fairchild: Parent Problem Solver. Highly Recommended.” – The Children’s Book Review
“I have never read a book with a kid giving advice to other kids to help solve their parents’ problems! Oh, how the tables have turned! That has to be one of the most clever ideas for a book I have ever seen! The best part is that the outcome was so amazing! I loved the plot twist, the characters, and the light moments of comedy throughout the story. I also love how, within the whole concept, it still stayed a children’s book. Most books with this concept of advice and solving problems aren’t generally for kids. This one, however, stayed kid-friendly and interesting enough for kids to want to read it. Overall, it was a great book!” – Reviewed By: Farrah – Age 10, Kids’ BookBuzz