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RissaBoo’s Monster Mash: The Journey of the Noble Gnarble {Children’s Book} Review & Giveaway (US) closed

Rissa is getting more and more interested in books – which I love!  She wants to be read to and likes to look through her books on her own.  She even reads them to me!  Although she has decided on a favorite book, she definitely enjoys when mama pulls out a new one she’s never seen before.  With her turning one, I definitely feel like I need to feed her mind with books!  Lots and lots of books!

We received an advanced reader copy a couple months ago (It released on October 1, 2011) of The Journey of the Noble Gnarble by Daniel Errico and illustrated by Tiffant Turrill.  This book is geared towards preschool children (3-6 years) and is about a gnarble who decides he wants to see the sky, though he lives on the bottom of the sea.  He was bound and determined despite the doubts of those around him.  It sends a ositive message about not giving up just because someone else doesn’t think you can (or should) do what you aspire to do.

The drawings are interesting as everything in the sea is unlike anything I’ve seen before.  The world is transformed to be the world of this little gnarble.  While most of the pages seem dark (bottom of the sea!) the colors are actually quite vibrant.  There aren’t a lot used on each page which makes the brighter colors really pop.

We enjoyed reading this book together.  It’s like Nemo met Dr. Seuss!  The rhymes are fun and get big smiles from my daughter.  I also liked learning about the author, Daniel.  He’s passionate about providing stories to all children regardless of economic status and creates stories on various media: print, apps, web, etc.

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  1. Christina Gould October 22, 2011 Reply

    My daughter’s favorite book is Green Eggs with Ham. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Julie Witt October 22, 2011 Reply

    I probably read my son Little Red Riding Hood every other day! It would be every day if I did not insist on reading a different book the other days!jwitt33

  3. Andi B October 22, 2011 Reply

    My son is only 9 months old but I enjoy reading him one fish two fish by dr. Suess.

  4. Dana Beeman October 22, 2011 Reply

    Goodnight Moon is the favorite in our house.
    Dana Beeman: danabeeman(at)gmail(dot)com

  5. Christina Gould October 23, 2011 Reply

    My daughter’s favorite book is Green Eggs with Ham.

  6. Jennifer Rogers October 23, 2011 Reply

    Mother Goose Rhymes!

  7. Anne Loyd October 23, 2011 Reply

    My kids love the Sneetches by Dr. Seuss!

  8. Renee Addison-Hutchinson October 23, 2011 Reply

    My son’s favorite book is The gingerbread man

  9. Janet W. October 23, 2011 Reply

    My grandson’s favorite book right now is Dinosaur Train A to Z.

  10. Gladys Parker October 23, 2011 Reply

    Right now it is Strawberry Shortcake for one
    sps1113 at yahoo dot comsueparks2003

  11. Diane Melendez October 23, 2011 Reply

    My child favorite book will soon be The Journey of the Noble Gnarble! :) Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  12. LAURA FRIAS October 23, 2011 Reply


  13. Carrie Phelps October 23, 2011 Reply

    My grandsons have so many favorite books, my daughter & son in-law began reading to each when they were still in the crib. I think their favorite for me to read is any Dr. Seuss because I do “voices” for them.

  14. Kari Howell October 23, 2011 Reply

    My daughter’s favorite book (right now) is Green Eggs with Ham.

  15. Lori Thomas October 24, 2011 Reply

    My lil guys fav is Are You My Mummy?crftyduchess

  16. Tanaya Syx October 24, 2011 Reply

    She likes 9 Fruits Alive about the fruit of the spirit.

  17. Renee G October 24, 2011 Reply

    My son loves How the Grinch stole Christmas.

  18. Yesenia October 24, 2011 Reply

    He currently loves The Little Engine That Could.

  19. Jayne Townsley October 24, 2011 Reply

    Tosha’s was “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?” I’m not sure what Lily’s going to like, yet, because she’s so little. My personal favorite remains “Where the Wild Things Are.” (I collect children’s books.) Another I would highly recommend is “Angelina Magdalina.”GreenCntryGirl

  20. Anna-Leigh McClelland October 24, 2011 Reply

    My girl loves a book called Seashore Baby, she even kind of looks like the little girl in the story ;-)McClellandAM

  21. Anita Yancey October 27, 2011 Reply

    Her favorite is Little Red Riding Hood.

  22. Melanie Mervin October 29, 2011 Reply

    There’s a Wocket in my Pocket by Dr. Suess

  23. Gianna November 1, 2011 Reply

    The Halloweiner.

  24. Louis November 3, 2011 Reply

    my daughter loves her Winnie The Pooh books

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  25. Kathy Davis November 3, 2011 Reply

    Dog Breath is my child’s favorite book.

  26. Kathy Davis November 3, 2011 Reply

    I entered the Heirloom Wooden Toys Oval Xylophone giveaway.

  27. Holly Hennessy Swint November 4, 2011 Reply

    The Chronicles of Narnia

    • Darcy November 5, 2011 Reply

      I loved that book!DarcyZalewski

  28. Tammy Lynch Sigond November 4, 2011 Reply

    Ill Love you forever

  29. Heather Lovell November 4, 2011 Reply

    My son Loves “Where the Wild Things Are”.

  30. Penny Kathleen November 4, 2011 Reply

    My son’s favorite book is Harold and the Purple Crayon.


  31. Elena November 4, 2011 Reply

    My son doesn’t have a favorite book, there is much to choose from. He likes fairy tales and books about animals the most.

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