Blog Tour Review: The Upper Case: Trouble in Capital City

Title: The Upper Case: Trouble in Capital City
Author: Tara Lazar, Ross MacDonald
Genre: Children’s
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Source: Publisher
Format: Ebook
Release Date: October 15, 2019
Rating: ★★★★★


Goodreads Synopsis:

Just when Private I thinks all is calm-now that he’s cracked the case of 7 Ate 9-Question Mark storms into the office.
Mark is worried. All the uppercase letters are M-I-S-S-I-N-G! But that’s absurd. This is CAPITAL City!
Private I is the last letter standing. Will he solve his BIGGEST mystery yet, the UPPER CASE, before it’s too late?!
Filled with the same humor, wit, and quirkiness of the hit 7 Ate 9: The Untold Story, comes another laugh-out-loud whodunit.


This is a hilarious new children’s picture book.

Punctuation marks and letters walk around in this city. It was so funny to see these symbols brought to life. They sometimes acted out their function, such as periods holding up a stop sign. This is a fun way to teach children letters and punctuation.

I loved the puns in this book. There were so many clever ways that phrases were played with in this book. For example, the phrase “mind your p’s and q’s” was turned into an illustration of an ampersand (&) babysitting or “minding” a baby p and q. These puns were so clever!

I loved this book! It is hilarious for children and adults.

Thank you Disney-Hyperion for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

What to Read Next:

7 Ate 9: The Untold Story by Tara Lazar, Ross MacDonald

About the Author:

Street magic performer. Hog-calling champion. Award-winning ice sculptor. These are all things Tara Lazar has never been.

Instead, she writes quirky, humorous picture books where anything is possible.

Her picture books available now are:

Tara is represented by Ammi-Joan Paquette of the Erin Murphy Literary Agency.

Her last name rhymes with “bazaar”—you can listen to Tara pronounce her name on She’s not Tara Laser-beam (although that would be awesome).

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | Goodreads 


3 winners will receive a finished copy of THE UPPERCASE, US Only.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tour Schedule:

Week One:

10/14/2019Twirling Book PrincessExcerpt
10/14/2019Jill’s Book BlogReview
10/15/2019BookHounds YAReview
10/15/2019Little Red ReadsExcerpt
10/16/2019Southern Girl BookaholicReview
10/16/2019Lisa-Queen of RandomSpotlight
10/17/2019Character Madness and MusingsSpotlight
10/17/2019Ficticiouswonderland Review
10/18/2019The Try Everything / jenifer_readsExcerpt
10/18/2019I Read Kid’s Books Journal / IreadwhatuwriteExcerpt

Week Two:

10/21/2019YA Book NerdReview
10/21/2019Wonder StruckReview
10/22/2019Satisfaction for Insatiable ReadersReview
10/22/2019Two Chicks on BooksExcerpt
10/23/2019books are loveReview
10/23/2019Books a Plenty Book ReviewsReview
10/24/2019Savings in SecondsReview
10/24/2019Lifestyle of MeReview
10/25/2019two points of interestReview
10/25/2019A Gingerly Review Review

Instagram Tour Schedule:

Week One:

10/14/2019Fictitious FoxReview
10/15/2019Ficticiouswonderland Review
10/16/2019BookHounds YAReview
10/17/2019Character Madness and MusingsSpotlight
10/18/2019Savings in SecondsReview

Week Two:

10/21/2019I Read Kid’s Books Journal / IreadwhatuwriteReview
10/22/2019Satisfaction for Insatiable ReadersReview
10/23/2019books are loveReview
10/25/2019Little Red ReadsReview

Thank you to Rockstar Book Tours for letting me participate in this blog tour.

2 thoughts on “Blog Tour Review: The Upper Case: Trouble in Capital City”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.