Today's featured book is:
Backstory: This book was originally published in 1996. It has been re-issued with new hilarious illustrations by the infamous Michael Martchenko, who is best known for his artwork for Robert Munsch. This year, TD Bank in Canada ordered 500,000 copies to distribute to kids for their yearly literacy programme. Their mission is to celebrate the importance of children's literacy and encourage the joy of reading. It is an awesome honour to have your book chosen. I re-chose it (that's like re-tweeting it) to review because not only is it a fabulous book to highlight but it is that time of year when the subject hits home....yes, in Canada, it is "Cold" both weather-wise and health wise. Enjoy. It is a winner for sure.
Title: Boy Soup
Author: Loris Lesynski
Illustrator: Michael Martchenko
What's it all about: What does a giant do when he wakes up with a giant cold and a sore throat? What does he do? Well he consults his "Giant's Home Medical Guide" of course. Eyeballs scrolling down they land on the perfect remedy, Boy Soup! He will need to assemble some boys for the recipe but the fun part is he mistakenly corals a GIRL, named Kate. Kate is so smart, she figures out a way to save the day and rescue the boys from a sure tragedy. She convinces the Giant that the recipe calls for soup made by boys and not with the boys as the main ingredient. The book takes young readers on a rhyming journey that brings friendship, courage, and fast-thinking to life as Kate saves her friends from a soupy fate.
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Book Review Rating: 9 (Close to perfection!)
Thank you to all the people who entered my first Giveaway Book Contest. It was so much fun and a special thanks to Teddy O'Malley and her mom Angie Dickens for donating the first ever book to be given away....and signed too! Awesome!
Read on and read always! Have an excellent day with your books.