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Ginormous Joe's Broken Bark 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 Broken Bark
by S C Cunningham
Illustrations by Scarlett Raven & S C Cunningham

Can a dog be saved by the love of a family?

Can he find his bark to save them from the local thief?

Meet Joe. He’s got the worst owner that dumps him by the road where he is found by the Tuttle family. They take him in, even though he has no bark at all. But he is a very large dog which should help protect the family from the recent break-ins around the neighborhood. But Joe loves to sleep. He stretches out and snores loud, barking while he dreams of chasing rabbits. He just can’t bark while he is awake
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Will he save the family when a burglar enters the house? Will Joe find his bark to warn them in time?
This delightful story is the first of a series of stories featuring Ginormous Joe. It shows how he becomes part of the Tuttle family. It’s a great read-aloud for families that have recently got a dog and teaches a lesson on how everyone has a purpose.

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My Review
Ginormous Joe's Broken Bark is the first book in this lovely children's book series about a big dog named Joe. Joe didn't always have an easy life. The story starts off with Joe's owner being neglectful and mean. When he abandons Joe, a new family swoops in and saves Joe, nursing him back to health. The only problem is, Joe can't bark. It seems to be broken thanks to his old owner. Can Joe ever figure out how to bark again?

I really liked how sweet this story was. Not only does it showcase what a difference kindness can make (a lesson I think children should definitely learn, especially because bullying seems to be rampant nowadays), it also showcases that being "broken" or different isn't a bad thing. Joe learns that all he needs is love, patience, and kindness.

Ginormous Joe's Broken Bark is a great, fun start to a cute series that will appeal to kids and adults alike. I'm giving it 4 stars.



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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