Book Review & Giveaway: Eclair Goes to Stella’s by Michelle Weidenbenner


Hi, I’m Éclair and I’m seven. My sister Meggie is two. When mom got sick we had to go live with Stella, my dad’s mom, the one with maroon colored hair. I begged Dad not to make us stay with her because she beat her horse and was going to eat her rooster, but he didn’t believe me. Even after I pretended I was going to barf, he left us with Stella.

So there we were, Meggie and me, on a strange pink farm with a skinny horse, a mean rooster, and Stinky Stella who had a living room filled with dead deer heads.

What would she do to us?

Would we end up on her wall too?

Book Reading Age
First – Third grade GIRLS. 5 – 9 year olds

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I received a free ecopy of this book for an honest review.

This is a cute book for young children about a girl named Emily Clair but her dad calls her Eclair. Her mom is having issues and has to leave for a while, and her dad travels for work, so Eclair and her sister have to stay with her grandma, Stella, for a while.

Eclair’s fears are typical of what a child might experience when losing her parents and her home temporarily. Stella does a good job of redirecting and helping to allay Eclair’s fears.

This is a good book for any young child to read but especially a child who is having to deal with some type of change.

eclair pic

“Do you want to name her?” Stella said.
I squeezed my eyes to think again. “Star. She looks like a movie star.”
“I love it.” Stella reached up to give me a high-five. “Star, it is.”

About the Author

Michelle grew up in the suburbs of Detroit with five brothers.  She enjoys writing her novels and encouraging writers and readers alike. She is living her dream writing stories of real people searching for their dreams and confronting their fears, showing the passion of the characters’ plights, often giving her the ability to show the reader the ‘other’ side of the story. When she is not writing she enjoys life on the tennis court and is known as “Queen of the Rim Shots.”

Her debut novel, CACHE a PREDATOR, a geocaching mystery. was launched in July, 2013 and has been an Amazon best-seller in the crime/thriller category.  Her other works include: Willow, Scattered Links, Kelly’s Story, Eclair Series, and The Vision in a Kiss.  She has won contests in both The Writer’s Journal and The Writer’s Digest. Love is Just a Word (Scattered Links) was a bronze medalist is the 2010 Frasier Contest, a 2011 semi-finalist in the ACFW Genesis Contest, and won the Aspiring Writer’s Contest withe THE READING ROOM, 2013.

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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.




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4 thoughts on “Book Review & Giveaway: Eclair Goes to Stella’s by Michelle Weidenbenner

  1. Michelle September 9, 2014 / 6:17 am

    Thanks for reading Eclairs story and writing a review.
    I’m glad you liked it and think it will help children transition.


    • sleepygirl2 September 9, 2014 / 9:02 am

      I agree. I think any child would enjoy it but it can also be used for those who have to deal with change.


  2. Julie September 9, 2014 / 8:37 am

    I thought it was cute and great as a read-to book.


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