This might be one of my new favorite things.
I wrote an awesome review, because I’ve read an awesome book… which was entirely deserving of my highest possible accolades. My boys’ reviews go something like this… “Please just ONE more chapter…puleeeeeze?!” Or “Waaaaaaa….no mommy, don’t stop reading! Please read more!!!” Or, with a twinkle in his eye, “Mommy, I seriously think I might like this book even better than the Boxcar Children.”
I almost hesitate to get your hopes that high, but the truth is that the first of the Growly books, really is that good.
Of course, the authors are friends of mine, which is why I agreed to read it in the first place, but the truth is that as I’ve read, I find myself completely marveling at how legitimately awesome this book is. I’m not promoting this because I like the authors. (Which I truly do) I’m promoting this because it’s quite possibly the best children’s book that I’ve read in a very long time. (And we read a LOT around here.)
About the Book:
For centuries the bears of Haven have lived quiet lives, high in the mountains at the edge of the great Precipice. That all changes for a young cub named Growly when he receives a mysterious message. With just his backpack and glider, Growly sets out on a desperate journey to find his grandfather’s long lost friend . . . and to find a way back home. Begin is the first book in The Growly Books series. Written for the 8-12 year old reading level, Begin is also a captivating read aloud for younger children and will appeal to anyone who appreciates stories of adventure and friendship.
So here’s how you can get it:
The print book is available directly from The Growly Books Website for $7.99. Some fun freebies will be included with purchase of the print book from the website too!
The Kindle book is available via Amazon for $4.99.
A special package including the book and a signed print by illustrator Annie Barnett is also be available from the Growly Books website.
Be Small Studios has prints available in their shop as well.
And, because things are always more fun with a GIVEAWAY!!!
And whatever you do…get this book! Your kids will love it, and you will too! And it’s just in time for summer vacation! (oh yeah, I think technically this book is written for 8-12 year olds, but I’ve been reading it aloud to my 3 and 7 year olds and they both love it. Besides, don’t they say that age is just a number anyhow?!)