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Ginormous Joe's Annoying Friend by S.C. Cunningham - Book Tour & Review + Giveaway



About The Ginormous Series

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.

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Ginormous Joe’s Annoying Friend
Written & Illustrated
by S C Cunningham

Do you have a child that has trouble talking to people? Or expressing their feelings?

Here is a story about dogs with the problem of communicating their feelings, and how they solve it together.  The Tuttles enjoy walking their dog, Ginormous Joe. But one day, they bring home a new friend, another dog named Mo. Joe and Mo don’t seem to hit it off. She is always ignoring him and not wanting to play. One day, Joe realizes that all he needed to do was reach out and talk. This gave Mo a chance to tell him why she never would play with him. She was shy. The awkwardness between them evaporates, and they become friends, all from finally being brave enough to tell each other their feelings.

This is a great book to show children how to communicate to solve their problems and work through their feelings. It will make a great addition to any child’s home collection or teacher’s read-aloud library.

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US  - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07RCZH6TJ

My Review
Ginormous Joe's Annoying Friend is book two in the Ginormous series. This one is about Joe and his family and how they decide to bring home a new friend for Joe. It's a little dog named Mo, but she happens to be really annoying to Joe. She's always staring at him. Always trying to take his food. Always doing things that frustrate him. But instead of talking to her, Joe ignores her for a while. Eventually, Joe and Mo have a heart-to-heart, and what Joe discovers about Mo makes him realize that he shouldn't have judged her so harshly before.
I enjoyed the message of this book, which is basically Don't judge a book by its cover. It's a good lesson for kids to learn early on. Be kind. Be friendly. Talk to someone and get to know them instead of being mean or ignoring them. You just never know; they might just be shy and need a friend to make them feel better.
I think parents and young readers will like reading Ginormous Joe's Annoying Friend. 
4 stars from me.




About S C Cunningham


Owned by 3 dogs and a cat, 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.

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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

*Terms and Conditions –Worldwide entries welcome.  Please enter using the Rafflecopter box below.  The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then Rachel’s Random Resources reserves the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over.  Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time Rachel’s Random Resources will delete the data.  I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.






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