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Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.
We're celebrating another day of bookish fun with Storybook Sunday! For those not up to speed on the post, I read a lot of great storybooks and thought, why not give them their own day in the sun. Hence, Storybook Sunday! Feel free to join the fun and create a post on your own site with the same name. I'd love to see any linked up in the comments! Anywho...back to the matter at hand.
Today's post is going live a little later than the norm, hitting your virtual plates at the end of another exciting weekend, when you're ready to call it a night, and perhaps spend a little time reading. Whether by yourself, or a standing bedtime date, today's storybook selection will have you whiling away the night to rhyme and meter, until you reach an end that will leave you smiling without a doubt. Don't believe me? Well, then, let's take a look, shall we? Today's Storybook Sunday title is...
Travel to the Village of Hay, just beyond the Forest of Ho, to discover a land of magic, enchantment...and a fellow just trying to capture the heart of the "girl next door" by bringing her, what else, flowers. But wait! It's not just any flower, because in all honesty she sells flowers (go figure), but a rose...the only one she can't seem to find nor grow, and the only one that sets Dan (the young fellow) on a path of unexpected adventure. No, seriously! You'd think just plucking a rose for the one you love would be a simple task, but not in "storybook land". Here, he doesn't meet up with a wicked witch, or evil queen, but a...Grumpface? Whatever is a Grumpface? Ah, now that my friends is a mystery in and of itself.
A Grumpface is...well, the creature pictured on the cover up there, but he wasn't always the way he appears. Once he was...something else, but his inability to see the humor in any situation, let alone the brighter side of things, helped him become the grump he is today. Something we should all....not aspire to...and Dan has no intentions of letting this sour puss stop him from gaining the affection of the one he loves. Good thing his intentions are strong (as are his Johnny-on-the-spot skills!) because the Grumpface intends to challenge his out of accomplishing his task, thus spreading the downward grin he sports every day.
Will true love win out? Will the Grumpface ever turn that frown upside down? Will I ever stop asking what if questions? (^-^) The answers are all within this tale of life, love, and luck, shared with good humor and a serving as a reminder to not take everything so seriously. The message combined with the wonderful illustrations will keep readers of all ages coming back for more.
About the author...
BCR Fegan is an Australian author who has written a number of fairy tales and fantasies for children and young adults. He is inspired by stories that resonate deeply with our desire for adventure, yearning for magic in every moment and search for meaning. When Fegan is not writing children’s books, he is forging worlds in the realm of Young Adult Fiction. A new series of books are scheduled to begin in early 2017.
Special thanks to the author and TaleBlade Press for the ecopy for review. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, or the publisher, feel free to click through the links provided above. This title celebrates its BOOK BIRTHDAY tomorrow (05/01/17), so be on the lookout for it in "e" and print versions at your favorite online retailers!
Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!