Ellis Johnson Might Be Famous (Cookies & Milk #2) by Shawn Amos
Genre: Middle Grade Contemporary
Publishing Date: October 3, 2023
This joyful and heartfelt sequel to the NAACP Image Award-winning Cookies & Milk is a story of fame, self-confidence, and second chances, based on author Shawn Amos’s memories of growing up the son of Wally “Famous” Amos. After the overnight mega success of his dad’s cookie store, twelve-year-old Ellis Johnson is on top of the world. He’s met celebrities, strangers stop “the Cookie Kid” on the street, and he’s even headed to NYC to be in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with his dad. Ellis is ready for his star turn, playing harmonica on national television—until his big break turns into the most embarrassing moment of his life. Ellis’s confidence bubble has officially burst, and he tries to keep a low profile at school. To make matters worse, Ellis’s dad is going gaga for a new girlfriend, and DJ Wishbone is pushed out of his radio station—and takes over Ellis’s place in the store. Can Ellis help those he loves, carve out a place for himself in Dad’s new life, and recover his confidence? This charming semi-autobiographic novel proves that anything is possible with good music, good friends, loving family, and great cookies.
Don’t miss Ellis’s first adventure in Cookies and Milk!
About the Author:
Shawn Amos is a world-renowned Blues musician who grew up the son of Wally Amos, aka Famous Amos: a pop culture icon, cookie mogul, and household name to this day. When Shawn’s not touring or recording as The Reverend Shawn Amos, he works as a partner at NYC communications firm Hudson Cutler. He is also a divorced father of three children, with whom he enjoys baking. This is his first novel.
I was so pleased that I got on the Blog Tour for Ellis Johnson Might Be Famous which was the sequel to Cookies & Milk which I thoroughly enjoyed.
Ellis Johnson Might be Famous follows on where Cookies & Milk left off and here we find that Sunset Cookies is making a name for itself. We find all the past characters in the book which means that my fave character made an appearance and that character was Grandma. Boy her scenes made me LOL .
Even if there was so many happy scenes it was the sad ones where Ellis started being anxious that got me and boy did the tears come. This is down to Shawn's writing. I do hope there is another book as I would love to see what happens next.
Thank you Shawn for writing about your childhood.
For all the above reasons I am giving Ellis Johnson Might Be Famous 5 big fat stars