Ginormous Joe's Welcoming Arms #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 Welcoming Arms, written & llustrated by S C Cunningham.

Have siblings or school friends been having trouble getting along? Or is there a new member or pet in the family? Join loveable dogs, Ginormous Jo and little Tom, as a new member of the family is adopted, a ginger kitten.

Vinnie is a very mischievous and curious kitten. He gets into everything. Tom, is annoyed and unhappy with the new addition. Vinnie follows him around, making all sorts of big messes. What are they going to do with this new kitten? Faced with having to take charge of Vinnie, the dogs start to help and manage his adventures. Watching out for him, they learn to accept that family means to look after each other and being older comes with responsibility.

This is a great picture book for helping children understand additions to the classroom or family, whether they are pets or a new baby. Children will learn how to be responsible for the new member and that looking out for someone else is not only kind, but a new sort of responsibility, that can be fun. This will make a great addition to any parenting library or in the classroom.

This is an engaging picture book for 3 - 12 year olds which lends itself to discussion around the diffficult subject of welcoming a new member of the family. 

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 new additions to the family 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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