Ginormous Joe's Annoying Friend by Sc Cunningham #Review #Giveaway

Through The Ginormous Series children learn how to communicate their problems and work through their feelings.  Loving, engaging adventures that follow pets discussing their 'life handling' problems and how they solve them together.

In ‘Ginormous Jo’s Silly Bullies’, ‘Ginormous Jo’s Welcoming Arms’, ‘Ginormous Jo’s You Are Special’, ‘Ginormous Joe’s Broken Bark’ and ‘Ginormous Joe’s Annoying Friend’ the animals chat about lots of ‘stuff’. Bullying, recycling, welcoming new members to a family or classroom, feeling alone, listening, learning and caring for others. A great addition to any child’s home or teacher’s read-aloud library. Encouraging thought-provoking conversation between adult and child. 

Today I am going to focus on Ginormous Joe’s Annoying Friend, Written & Illustrated by S C Cunningham.

Do you have a child that has trouble talking to people? Or expressing their feelings?

Here is a story about dogs with the problem of communicating their feelings, and how they solve it together.  The Tuttles enjoy walking their dog, Ginormous Joe. But one day, they bring home a new friend, another dog named Mo. Joe and Mo don’t seem to hit it off. She is always ignoring him and not wanting to play. One day, Joe realizes that all he needed to do was reach out and talk. This gave Mo a chance to tell him why she never would play with him. She was shy. The awkwardness between them evaporates, and they become friends, all from finally being brave enough to tell each other their feelings.

This is a great book to show children how to communicate to solve their problems and work through their feelings. It will make a great addition to any child’s home collection or teacher’s read-aloud library.

This is an engaging picture book for 3 - 12 year olds. This is a big age range which I suppose is due to the fact that some of the issues covered in the story will be relevant to both ends of the age range. 

The book is an attractive book with boldly drawn illustrations which cover the page. With the text spread evenly across the pages, with dialogue mixed in, it will lend itself to the young reader but is also suitable for sharing aloud with a younger child. Since the subject matter focuses on dealing with feelings when new friends are introduced and saying aloud what you feel, it will resonate with young readers, giving rise to some interesting conversations. 

About the Author

Owned by 3 dogs and a cat, S C Cunningham normally writes suspense thrillers. As respite from her crime novels, she creates children’s picture books, each with a theme to gently teach our precious young, and help open up conversation. The Ginormous Series is based on Cunningham’s beloved family pets – Joe, Muttley, Dali (Jo), Tom and Vinnie.

She is an ex-model, British born of Irish roots that married a rock musician and has worked in the exciting worlds of music, film, sports celebrity management and as a Crime Investigator and Intelligence Analyst for the Police. She supports causes for: Veterans, MH, Child and Animal Protection.

You can follow the author here: |Twitter @SCCunningham8  
Book link: Amazon UK   |  Amazon US  

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Giveaway (International)

Giveaway to win a choice of 1 paperback from the first 6 books of the Ginormous Jo Series (Open Internationally) 

Winner can pick from

•             Ginormous Joe’s Broken Bark

•             Ginormous Joe’s Annoying Friend

•             Ginormous Jo’s Secret

•             Ginormous Jo’s Silly Bullies

•             Ginormous Joe’s Welcoming Arms

•             Ginormous Jo’s You Are Special

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