Thursday, August 29, 2019

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Ginormous Jo's Secret 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 Jo’s Secret
Written & Illustrated
by S C Cunningham

In “Ginormous Jo’s Secret,” S C Cunningham explains the very link between listening and learning.  Though the huge, white, huggable dog called Jo wasn’t sure at first when her mum brought home a cuddly little kitten called Vinnie, she grew to love him with time. Vinnie was loving, playful and made her laugh a lot. Because Jo didn’t want Vinnie behaving like their noisy, shouty, and greedy neighbours, she introduces him to “Liswat,” telling him the great importance of listening and learning from others and the very secret behind her being a clever dog. Does Vinnie now know the meaning of “Liswat?”

Purchase Links
US  - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07R4BLDVC

My Review
In Ginormous Jo's Secret, Jo gets a new friend named Vinnie. Vinnie is a little kitten who loves to play. But Vinnie is also young and impressionable. To keep Vinnie from being loud and rude like the neighbors, Jo has to teach him her secret: Liswat. Does Vinnie learn the ways of Jo's secret, or does he end up like the noisy neighbors next door?
I liked this story, and I thought it gave kids a good example to learn from. Instead of being like the children who live next door to Jo (selfish, rude, greedy), they should learn to be more like Jo (kind, friendly, loving, and not so loud). Instead of being demanding and whiny, learn to ask nicely and be polite. Manners go a long way.
Young readers will enjoy reading about Jo and Vinnie, and parents will appreciate the subtle messages/lessons learned within the pages of the book.
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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