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Beatrice Zinker Upside-Down Thinker Review

Discover the World of Beatrice Zinker, the Upside-Down Thinker! 

Step into the imaginative world of Beatrice Zinker, a one-of-a-kind girl who sees things from a whole new perspective! Dive into the pages of this delightful children’s book, “Beatrice Zinker, Upside-Down Thinker,” written by the talented Shelley Johannes, and embark on an unforgettable adventure.

Join Beatrice on Her Upside-Down Adventures! 

Beatrice Zinker is not your ordinary kid—she’s got a flair for thinking differently and turning the world on its head! With her contagious energy and boundless creativity, Beatrice proves that being unique is something to celebrate. Readers of all ages will be captivated by her fearless spirit and her ability to find joy in the most unexpected places.

Laugh, Learn, and Be Inspired!

Through ups and downs, Beatrice navigates the challenges of friendship, family, and growing up with heart and humor. Shelley Johannes weaves a heartfelt tale that resonates with young minds, teaching the value of embracing individuality and embracing change.

 Meet Beatrice Zinker, Your New Best Friend!

In this charming book, you’ll witness Beatrice’s extraordinary journey, as she faces obstacles with her head held high and a smile on her face. Her unconventional thinking will leave you feeling empowered to see the world through fresh eyes and approach problems with newfound creativity!

Award-Winning Children’s Literature 

“Beatrice Zinker, Upside-Down Thinker” has captured the hearts of both readers and critics alike! This enchanting story has received numerous accolades and is praised for its relatable characters, engaging plot, and important life lessons.

Get Your Copy Today! 

If you’re ready to be whisked away on an upside-down adventure filled with laughter, friendship, and inspiration, then “Beatrice Zinker, Upside-Down Thinker” is the perfect book for you! Grab your copy now and experience the magic of Shelley Johannes’ storytelling.

 Embrace Your Uniqueness! 

Our Beatrice Zinker, Upside-Down Thinker by Shelley Johannes

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“Just because I’m upside down doesn’t mean everyone has to be. Isn’t that the whole point?”

Beatrice Zinker, Upside-Down Thinker by Shelley Johannes is an upcoming middle-grade release that celebrates quirky Beatrice Zinker’s topsy-turvy way of thinking on a top-secret mission.

Beatrice Zinker has always been different. She loves thinking upside-down. Her family is a right-side-up kind of family, so it isn't easy being Beatrice. She climbed out of her first box (crib) as soon as she was able, said "Wow" for her first word, and asked "What if...?" instead of learning her ABCs and 123s. But in second grade, she won an award: Beatrice Zinker, Best Upside-Down Thinker. There was no telling what she could do after that! But "it's hard being cofounder of a top-secret organization, the work was never done."  She is an optimist and is convinced her best friend Lenny will join her in her ninja spying ways even though the other girls have decided playing veterinarian is a better recess option. Full of spunk, humor, and great illustrations, this will be a book I will want on the shelf as soon as it comes out. It's fantastic! <a href=This is an adorable look at a little girl who is a little different. And it’s an amazing view! A must-read for all kids. This is the cutest book! Shelley does her own illustrations too and they do not disappoint. Beatrice is someone you want in your classroom library who will teach the kids about the importance of being and loving themselves.” width=”281″ height=”400″/>

About the Book Beatrice Zinker, Upside Down Thinker

Beatrice does her best thinking upside down.

Hanging from trees by her knees, doing handstands . . . for Beatrice Zinker, upside down works every time. She was definitely upside down when she and her best friend, Lenny, agreed to wear matching ninja suits on the first day of third grade. But when Beatrice shows up at school dressed in black, Lenny arrives with a cool new outfit and a cool new friend. Even worse, she seems to have forgotten all about the top-secret operation they planned!

Can Beatrice use her topsy-turvy way of thinking to save the mission, mend their friendship, and flip things sunny-side up?

The kiddos and I really loved this book. We found the illustrations fun and they gave Beatrice personality!

Beatrice is eccentric. She definitely marches to her own drummer. She insists on doing things differently and her own way.

I love that in spite of Beatrice’s quirks, the book relays that different is okay and we can all be friends by accepting the differences.

Initially, the book was slow-moving. It seemed to take a few chapters to get to know Beatrice and breakfast seemed more the focus than Beatrice.

Her friendship with Lenny is endearing.

This book also has a strong storyline about family. Her sister is the polar opposite of her. Her dad makes things work, even suggesting they have dessert first when Beatrice has a bad day–and a pineapple upside-down cake no less!

It’s a fun book for family reading, or for middle-school-aged readers.

Beatrice Zinker, Upside Down Thinker

By Shelley Johannes

In Stores September 19, 2017

Recommended for ages 9 – 12

The Upsides of You being You!

Shelley Johannes

About the Author

Shelley Johannes previously spent ten years in architecture—where she fell in love with felt-tip pens, tracing paper, and the greatness of black turtlenecks. She lives in Michigan with her husband and two sons. Beatrice Zinker, Upside Down Thinker is the first book she’s written. Find her online at


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