Welcome back to post two of the day here at Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.
This time around, we're diving into the Picture Book side of things with a title that really brings the fun. It combines great messages with wonderful illustrations that are sure to get you out of your seat and grooving to the beat. Ladies and gents of all ages, please welcome today's blog tour guest and featured book of choice...
THE PUNKYDOOS TAKE THE STAGE
By Jennifer Jackson
Illustrated by Dan Andreasen
Disney Publishing Worldwide
So, this post had a decidedly different flair to start as I thought I was going to have a chance to interview the illustrator, but no harm no foul, it wasn't in the cards. Cie la vie, jumping right into the review...
The Punkydoos are made up of several AWESOME characters, both human and non. Lexi-Lou and the whole Punkydoos crew are vibrant and joyful. You can feel their energy radiating straight off the page. Whether you play an instrument like one of them or merely enjoy celebrating musical talent from the sidelines, you're bound to be engaged with this read. I can totally see it working for a group read, allowing for all age participation while a one on one read would give the reader a chance to utilize both the sights and the sounds incorporated in the text and AUDIO disc. In the end, you'll be encouraged to reach for your dreams while being reminded of the fact anything really worth having is going to take some work on our part. Question is...how bad do you want it? Recommended read for all ages, shapes, and sizes.
About the Author:
Jennifer Jackson’s (www.jenniferjacksonbooks.com) love of writing started in theater, where she has written and directed original ensemble-based physical theater pieces. She has also choreographed many projects including American Dreamz and The Beckoning of Lovely. Jennifer is a native Midwesterner, who lives in Los Angeles, California.
Review copy received courtesy of Cassie at Disney Publishing Worldwide. (THANKS!) For more information on this title as well as their growing catalog, check out the official site or catch Cassie on Twitter. To find out more about this title, be sure to check out the other stops along the way...including yesterday's stop at Noodling with Words (http://bookrockbetty.com/) and tomorrow's over at As They Grow Up (http://www.astheygrowup.com/2013/06/just-like-my-papa-book-review-giveaway.html).
NOW, if you were as taken in as I with The Punkydoos, here's your chance to bring them home to your creative bunch! Enter to win a copy to call your own (complete with music CD) by submitting your information below. Easy peasey, lemon squeezy....entries accepted through midnight July 22nd, 2014, open to US and Canada, no P.O. Boxes please.
Until next time...happy reading!