Sunday, January 21, 2018

The Adventures of Popcorn and Jellybean {A Children's Book Review}

The Adventures of Popcorn and Jellybean by Robert Gillespie was such a fun find! As you know well enough by now, I am always looking for excellent books for my boys to read. This book was a great addition to our ever-growing book collection! 

The Adventures of Popcorn and Jellybean catalogs the adventures of two (eventually three) friends who head out on an adventure. They are prepared only mildly and as they encounter obstacles, they work together to overcome them. As I was reading, I just kept thinking about my boys having some of these adventures together with/without their Dad tagging along. 

The characters were resilient and great problem solvers which are two traits that Matt and I both believe are important for our boys to learn! This book was a little long in places for Mason to fully sit through but it won't be long until chapter books are his speed and I know he will enjoy this book even more then! While the book was a bit long for him as a four year old, the illustrations drew him in and helped him to focus on the content while I read. Beautiful illustrations! 

If you are raising adventurous children or those who enjoy reading of others adventures, this book is a great addition for your family as well! 

Thanks, iRead, for the opportunity to read this book! 

Book Details:

Book Title: The Adventures of Popcorn and Jellybean by Robert Gillespie
Category: Children's Fiction, 48 pages
Genre: Fantasy / Nature
Publisher: Page Publishing
Release date: July 2017
Tour dates: Jan 22 to Feb 2, 2018
Content Rating: G

Book Description:

Popcorn and Jellybean had never ventured down the path beyond the big tree. But since they never really did anything exciting, and even though it made them a little nervous at first, they decided it would be a fun adventure for a couple of days. What could possibly go wrong? Plenty, as it turned out, if the explorers were not prepared! Join them as they take on new challenges each day, learn how to survive by following the behaviors of the animals they encounter, and go where Mother Nature leads them. And who knows, maybe we could learn as well!

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Meet the Author:

Bob has spent more than 13 years as a wildlife conservation educator sharing information and animal encounters with audiences of all ages. He has a passion for teaching about a wide range of topics nature related and loves passing it along to his two sons. His youngest son, Colton, was the inspiration behind The Adventures of Popcorn and Jellybean, where it all started as a simple bedtime story. Bob currently resides in Carlsbad, California, and works as a professional interpreter guide at a world-renowned conservation organization.

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  1. HI Leslie. Thank you so much for your very kind review of our book. Glad you enjoyed it. I hope you will enjoy the sequel just as much! Robert Gillespie