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Today, we're celebrating the BOOK BIRTHDAY of author B.C.R. Fegan's latest Picture Book release via TaleBlade Press. It's wonderful adventure filled tale that reminds us what the true treasures in life are...in a VERY amusing way. Without further ado, I give you, today's book of choice...
About the book...
Henry and the Hidden Treasure is an imaginative adventure a young child has in defending his pocket money against his little sister. Henry constructs elaborate defensive measures that he is sure will stand up to the clever ambitions of Lucy. Little does he know, Lucy has a few tricks of her own.
As I was saying, this is a wonderfully fun, exciting, and gorgeous picture book for the whole family! It celebrates "treasure" in all its forms while providing a feast for the eyes with every turn or flick of the page, while actively engaging the imagination. I mean, the ingenuity used to create the obstacles placed in the path of his treasure were astonishing. Though I didn't have a favorite method, I did love the sheer overkill in the quantity of measures used I mean there's no such thing as TOO SAFE, right? In this case, there may be no way of actually reaching the "too" mark because those that are seeking Henry's loot are pretty sneaky, pretty crafty, and downright adorable...and just because HE doesn't want to hear that, since we're supposed to be helping him through the pages, it doesn't make it any less true.
In the end, it was a marvelous story filled with laughter and adventure in the making, as well as beautiful artwork to capture the eye and ensnare the mind. It's a great way to remind siblings that not all the explorations of their younger/older counterparts are filled with ill intent...and that at times, they can be the cutest things, EVER!
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 TODAY (08/03/17), so be on the lookout for it in "e" and "tree" versions at your favorite online retailers!
Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!