Friday, October 14, 2011

Review and Giveaway: The Journey of the Noble Gnarble

I don't often review children's books, but I am really glad that I decided to take a look at The Journey of the Noble Gnarble by Daniel Errico.

Description from the book:

A gnarble left his cozy bed along the ocean floor.
He dreamt about a place that he had never seen before!

He headed to the surface for a glimpse of sun and sky.
The trip was so impossible, he'd be the first to try.

Gnarbles can't swim far with little fins and floppy tails.
What makes the gnarble noble isn't written on his scales.

You won't believe the new fantastic creatures that he found.
But did he reach the top or did he quit and turn around?

The thrilling tale of the noble gnarble, accompanied by vibrant, four color illustrations, will delight ages 3-6 - and their parents, too!!

My thoughts:

Well, I just have to say that this was just a great story!! The rhyming text flows perfectly throughout the book, and it kept the pace moving along nicely! It is the perfect length - not too long for wiggly youngens. I wanted to keep reading faster to find out what happened, and if the noble gnarble succeeded in his quest!!

I was very involved in the story, but I can't not talk about the illustrations. The full page illustrations in this story are amazing!!! The colors really pop and are so vibrant!! These visually stimulating pictures will seriously captivate the kids, and they really add something wonderful to the story.

All in all, this is a very sweet book with a nice message and beautiful pictures. An all around winner!!! Be sure to check out the website to learn more about the author and illustrator, see more examples of the illustrations, and even print out some coloring pages for the kids!!

I am also holding a giveaway for this awesome book!!! All you have to do is fill out the form below by Friday, October 28, and I'll choose a winner on Saturday, October 29!!! US entries only, please!!

Thanks to Marissa from JKS Communications for sending me a copy of this book!!! It was highly enjoyable, and - hey, I might just have to work it into my story time collection!!!

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