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Thirty Days of Gratitude: Books

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If you couldn't tell, I love books. I love reading them; I want to create them; I enjoy reviewing them; and I've found that I thoroughly enjoy giving them away to you lovely people. Books have always played a big part in my life for which I am grateful.

So, in honor of Reader Appreciation Month (no, it's not a national holiday--I just decided it was so because I am so grateful for all of you), I offer you a review of Pingo and the Playground Bully, a children's picture book, and a giveaway of this fabulous book which ends on the eve of November 14th.

Pingo and the Playground BullyPingo and the Playground Bully by Brandon Mull

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

In a world where bullying never seems to end, books like Pingo and the Playground Bully can make a difference. The simple message it suggests shows all who read it a solution to the ever-present not-so-imaginary monster lurking in the shadows of our society.

The art, done by Brandon Dorman, is colorful, imaginative, and enticing. The coupling of the great message with uniquely expressive artwork makes for a delightful masterpiece of a children's book.

Pingo and the Playground Bully is a picture book, and, yes, it is directed at primary school-aged children, but I suggest it would make a difference at any age in any educational environment.

I recommend it to readers of all ages.

Disclosure: I was given one copy in exchange for this review, as well as one copy to give away to you!

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  1. technology http://luckbethislady.blogspot.com/2012/11/thirty-days-of-gratitude-day-7.html

  2. I have been reading, or so my mom said, since I was 4 and the addiction simply grows from year to year to year to year to ... okay, I'm old now.

    Blissfully, I have found so many lovely online connections to free books - in all manner of topics and genres - that are mine for the taking. All this lovely bookverse asks in return is that I share my carefully-considered opinion.

    It simply does not get better than all the reading my brain can bear. (Okay, small confession - I really, really, really want to write. {shhh - don't tell}


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