26 January, 2018

The Adventures of Popcorn and Jellybean by Robert Gillespie - [Book Review]





Book Details:



Book Title: The Adventures of Popcorn and Jellybean by Robert Gillespie

Category: Children's Fiction, 48 pages

Genre: Fantasy / Nature

Publisher: Page Publishing

Release date: July 2017

Tour dates: Jan 22 to Feb 2, 2018

Content Rating: G



Book Description:



Popcorn and Jellybean had never ventured down the path beyond the big tree. But since they never really did anything exciting, and even though it made them a little nervous at first, they decided it would be a fun adventure for a couple of days. What could possibly go wrong? Plenty, as it turned out, if the explorers were not prepared! Join them as they take on new challenges each day, learn how to survive by following the behaviors of the animals they encounter, and go where Mother Nature leads them. And who knows, maybe we could learn as well!

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My Review

This is the story of 2 young explorers Popcorn and jelly bean, who venture into the forest for a 2-day adventure. The story is about how they get lost, how they survive in the forest with common sense and cleverness and how they could return home safely.

This story is different from any other children's book in 2 ways.
a) This is not a short story but an adventure of these little munchkins covered in 5 days.
b) Unlike other stories where there is a moral at the end, this has some lessons learned by Popcorn and Jellybean on some important life skills throughout the journey like surviving a bee sting, plans to avoid wild animals, making a tent and searching for food in a forest etc.,


Even though the story is very good, it is lengthy. So, my 3-year-old couldn't concentrate much while listening to it. But, he enjoyed understanding the story from illustrations. More illustrations/ pictures would have been good for below 3-year-olds. For my 6-year-old, it's just perfect. He enjoyed listening to the adventures in the forest.

The plot is perfect and interesting. The cover and the title of the book are apt. The narration is in a friendly tone for kids. Overall, I recommend this to kids and parents who like stories about adventures in the forest narrated in a kid's perspective. I love the way Popcorn and Jellybean use their common sense to find the way to their home or solve the other problems they face. This makes the book more practical.

My Rating: 4.5/5

PS: I have received this book from iread book tours in exchange for a review and this is my honest opinion on the book.



Meet the Author:





Bob has spent more than 13 years as a wildlife conservation educator sharing information and animal encounters with audiences of all ages. He has a passion for teaching about a wide range of topics nature related and loves passing it along to his two sons. His youngest son, Colton, was the inspiration behind The Adventures of Popcorn and Jellybean, where it all started as a simple bedtime story. Bob currently resides in Carlsbad, California, and works as a professional interpreter guide at a world-renowned conservation organization.



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