A Novel for Young Shopkins Fans - Marsha Mellow Goes Missing by Kenley Shay #Shopkins

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Marsha Mellow Goes Missing by Kenley Shay is an unofficial story for Shopkins collectors.  This novel isn't just for Shopkins fans, and isn't for girls.  It is great for young readers ages 7+ years.  Perfect for those who are already fans of Shopkins.  Did you know six months after Shopkins launched in 2014 a total of sixty-five million products were sold worldwide?!  I don't think I know anyone that doesn't know about Shopkins, even my 2 year old wants to be a collector.  I love finding books that are relevant to the interests of my kids, it engages them in reading, and makes reading fun. 
"What’s even more fun than shopping for Shopkins? Hanging out with friends who love them! Meet the Shopkins Kids Club, five girls who meet every week to buy, trade, and play with their favorite characters. As they build their prized collections, they also collect adventures—and little lessons about friendship and family, too.

Nine-year-old Maggie can’t wait to go camping with her grandparents and her friends from the Shopkins Kids Club. The five girls sit around the campfire, making s’mores, singing songs, and trading Shopkins. Everything is perfect, except for Maggie’s annoying little brother, Max, who’s being a huge pain. But when Maggie’s prized Marsha Mellow goes missing, the campout heads downhill fast. Maggie suspects that one of her friends might be the culprit: envious Ava has been eying up her Marsha Mellow all night! Can Maggie find Marsha Mellow—and find a way to salvage her friendships and her campout?

As Maggie follows the clues to find the missing Marsha Mellow, she learns lessons about taking care of your things, not judging others too quickly, apologizing when you need to, and, most of all, inclusion: inviting others to join in instead of keeping them out. More members in the Shopkins Kids Club just means more fun! Join Maggie and the Shopkins Kids Club in this brand-new story for Shopkins collectors!" (
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I will be passing this novel along to my nieces who are huge fans of Shopkins and are the perfect age.  I read this along with my son, who was reluctant and not as interested as he was with the Minecraft novels we recently reviewed (check out the giveaway btw) but surprised at how he liked it.  I liked the cute story had lessons to be learned like "taking care of your things, not judging others too quickly, apologizing when you need to, and most of all inclusion: inviting others to join in instead of keeping them out."