Rachel Random’s Resources Blogtour Ginormous series : Jo’s You Are Special
About The Ginormous Series
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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.
Synopsis Ginormous Jo’s You Are Special:
Ever wish you could ask someone the big life questions? Tom and Vincent have a full list for their friend, Ginormous Jo. Being in a unique family of three dogs and a kitten, they are all the best of friends. Tom, a little white dog and Vincent, a small kitten, play quietly in the backyard until they start asking questions about life. Are they special? Why do they feel they don’t fit in? They come up with a list to ask Ginormous Jo, the friendly senior dog in the house. She takes the two to heart and listens to their questions. The answers might be astonishing to the pair, but they are an excellent example of how you can learn from those wiser than yourself. But the important thing, of course, is they asked for help from an elder. She teaches them how they are already special. And that through recycling, they can help save the whole world! This darling little picture book continues the Ginormous Jo serious stressing the importance of asking questions and being honest with your elders. It helps model how children should feel free to express their feelings to loved ones older than them, and follow the advice. It stresses how anyone can be special by their personal effort to better the world. This is a great book for any children’s library especially as a gift from a grandparent or older sibling.
Review Jo’s You Are Special by Fany Van Hemelen:
What a cute and delightful children’s book with great educational value
From the moment I read this children’s book I was enchanted by the sweet way it is a story about friendship, trust and being yourself.
When Tom and Vincent tell to each other they didn’t feel themselves useful instead of the others it is so sweet how the other friend is saying actually you are precious and special. They learn both, cat and dog, they are great as they are with very different skills and characters. Nevertheless they aren’t sure about anything and don’t see the facts as they are, so they ask Jo the older senior dog to tell them the truth.
Those pets are amazing and act like humans and that’s why this is a very well written book for children.
Most kids love animals and they will be thrilled by this engaging picture book and the adventures of the pets. Through their eyes they learn important things like respect for elder, recycling and caring for others but even not to forget themselves because everybody is special. You may ask questions and be different because that’s the unique you.
Maybe this is a book like candy sometimes for some people to sweet, but whatever in this hard world, it is a beautiful book to read to children. In an easy language and a wonderful story they will learn about how important you are as yourself and at the end they even get help to care for our planet. On the other side it does say you may ask for help if you need answers and that is an other important thing to know when you grow up.
I truly adored this little gift and hope it will bring joy and happiness and subtle lessons too many children.
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.
Titel: Ginormous Jo’s You Are Special | Auteur: S C Cunningham | Uitgeverij: Independently Published | Categorie: Children’s Books | Verkrijgbaar als paperback en E-book | 44 pagina’s | ISBN13: 9781099130915 | Verkrijgbaar sinds:|Recensent: Fany van Hemelen | Datum recensie: 29-08-2019 | Prijs: €14,99 per stuk (E-book: €2,99) | Bestellen