“When challenges come as they may, I tell myself: “I WILL find a way!”
Hi! My name is Ivy, but everyone calls me Ivylocs. I’m a 3rd-grade Professional Problem Solver. I solve problems using my trusty magnifying glass…but not how you may think! Instead of using my magnifying glass to focus on a problem and make the problem really big- I focus the magnifying glass on myself. That way I become big and my problem becomes small! I solve problems that any kid could face. In this story, my favorite aunt is getting married. We are really close and I spend a lot of time with her. Will her getting married ruin our relationship?
Also, something happens that could turn the wedding ceremony into a disaster. Will I be able to fix the problem in time and make the wedding better than ever? Or will it be ruined and go down in history as the worst wedding ever? Find out when you read Episode 1!
Ivylocs was a great book which showcased family, love, and togetherness. As a mother of a 7 year-old and 6 year-old, I feel the story of Ivylocs touched on important aspects of family dynamics and working through change. I highly recommend this book to all children!
Cara Gaston –
As a avid reader, college educated & graduate, daughter, Aunt, Mother, Grandmother, Mentee, Mentor, business owner and still an avid reader I must say that this is one of best reads ever. I am more than impressed with the positivity, actuality, spirituality this book introduces. I am tapping into the Prophet in me as a woman of God as I predict it’s affect and success on the literary world. I support the writer and applaud the readers that gift themselves with the privilege of this amazing read. From the very beginning it brings invites the reader into the amazing minds of our youth and the gifts and natural ability of our children. It speaks of family, belief, confidence, loyalty and so much more. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to read this wonderful work and share it with every child (and adult) I know. I am on tiptoe anticipation as I await the next masterful gift this author graced us with. I am reminded of this quote in closing my review. “The more you read the more you know. The more you know the stronger you grow. The stronger you grow the greater your voice, when speaking your mind or making your choice”.
Write on Danielle so that we might Read on!
Lili Walker –
How shall I began, this book is so amazing! I couldn’t put it down and couldn’t wait to see how little Ms. Ivylocs worked through her problems. There is something to be said for teaching children how to look, dissect and solve problems. The use of the magnifying glass gives kids something tangible to hold to and use. Even as an adult sometimes our problems seem so insurmountable that we cannot pull back enough to see the bigger picture. I’ve worked with children at various capacities for the past 20 years. I wish I had this little jewel of a book.
A must read for all children and those that are child at heart.!!
Shiree Turner-Fowler –
This book is brilliant!! It is well written and a great read. But, most importantly it is a book that allows our young girls to see themselves in an amazing character. The character is one who is relatable to so many of our brilliant girls. I applaud the author writing a book that allows our young ladies to see themselves and a book that allows our young girls to see who they can become. I am looking forward to additional titles. Thank you so much for allowing such an amazing hero in the lives of our children!! Go Ivylocks!
Tracy Faulkner –
I want to start by saying that I am so intrigued by the future possibilities of this book because I know that children and adults alike will enjoy it for years to come! I am a adult female and i read this book on the beach while on vacation; needless to say, I couldn’t put it down. I was so excited to see what would happen next. The book brought back childhood memories of similar situations. I enjoyed the flow and easy read of each chapter. I couldn’t wait to see how IVYlocs hair turned out for the wedding and the illustration was perfectly placed. I could go on and on, but I know that there are more adventures to come and I will be ready for my copy when they arrive!!!!!
Beautiful, fast paced story with relatable characters! I appreciate that the main charcter, Ivylocs, was able to think critically about her feelings, as well as her actions. This is so important for children. I highly recommend this book for children of all ages (and adults too)!Thank you Danielle C. Dunn for writing this story, can’t wait for the next one!
Tracey Lawrence-Thomas –
I just want to say that I was so excited about this book and getting to opportunity to watch Danielle read it to groups of children was even better. This is a great book that all people, young and old should read. It is really good and teaches people that they can change the outcomes of situations they are put in. All you have to do is be creative and determined. I am so glad that I was able to experience this book in the way I did and I am so glad that she touched so many of our youth in the Detroit Parks and Recreation Department Day Camp Program.
ShaNiah Marsh –
I like the book because Ivylocs made a beautiful wedding broom. I like the part when she got her new room. I like her hair that looks like my hair. I like the magnifying glass. Ivylocs tee tee got to jump the wedding broom .
Erica Pierce –
Ivy Locs was an incredible book! I read it to my 8 year old daughter and she wanted to be just like Ivy!
Danielle Dunn –
Thanks so much Erica! We are glad she enjoyed 🙂
Tonya Beeler –
As a mother to three girls, I was so excited to find Ivylocks! She is a problem-solving superhero! I love the idea of teaching our kids that by making ourselves bigger, our problems seems so much smaller. Thank you for writing this! Looking forward to the next episodes!
Dominique Armstrong –
My daughter read this book last month and she loved it. We sat down together and read together last night and I was so into the story. We can’t wait for the second volume to hit the shelf.
Latoya Watson –
My daughter Morgan attended the book club event this weekend too review this book, that she absolutley enjoyed reading and discussing it with you. Morgan now wants to start writing a book due to this experience. I think Morgan related to relationship between Ivya and her aunt. She has a great relationship with her aunt. Morgan also enjoyed the story how the author came up with the name Ivylocs. Overall amazing experience for my very intelligent and creative nine year old.
Thank you so much
Just a wonderful book. I read the 1st chapter to my daughter. She took the book and started reading the rest. I wanted to hear what happened next! She is seven and this was her very 1st chapter book that she has read. Please let me know when there will be new books. Thank you.
Stacey Eggert –
This is a quick, easy read for 3rd grade students who love to solve problems. Ivy’s character is easy for children to connect with. Families change and children have worries and concerns. Ivylocks is persistent and determined to help with the wedding ceremony disaster and doesn’t give up until the problem is solved!
Ivylocs not only solves problems, but includes encouraging messages for youth. Culture and family are also presented strongly in this book. I’m ready for the next episode to see what Ivy solves next!
Campbell H. –
So glad we found Ivylocs! My daughter finished in a weekend! See was so excited to read about another “problem solver” just like herself! Thank you for sharing this book with the world! I was so relatable! We can’t wait to read more!