Thursday, October 1, 2009

Children's books by James McCullough Review & {GIVEAWAY!!}

I had the opportunity to review two new children's books written by James McCullough and illustrated by Dennis Cox.
The first book was 'A Stranger At Christmas.'
This story begins with the pleasures of Christmas time, like cutting down a tree and making a snowman. The story follows two children who awake in the night after they hear a noise, only to find a stranger outside their home, instead of Santa, trying to ruin Christmas. The children know they have to get their house lit again so Santa can find their home. Santa does visit the children, but he also finds the stranger. To find out what Santa finds out about why the stranger wanted to ruin Christmas and how Santa brings Christmas cheer even to the grouch, check out porterlancebooks.com.


The second book I was able to review was 'One Stormy Day.'
In this story, two children wake up to find the day to be gloomy and storming outside. The two become very bored staying indoors and begin to think of any ideas that will keep them entertained. They can't come up with anything to do until they let their imaginations run wild and decide to pretend they are on a ship as captain and a queen. Check out porterlancebooks.com to read more about their adventures!


I thought the stories and the illustrations in both of these books were fantastic! The characters are adorable and my son loved them. I did find several errors in these books, but I was informed I was sent proof copies and that all errors have been corrected. You may now purchase these books on Amazon. You can buy these books in soft-cover, dust jacket hard cover, and wrap around hard cover. Use Code: W24XMX3E To save $5 off paperback.

WIN IT!!
James McCullough has generously offered one of our very lucky readers 'One Stormy Day' and 'Stranger At Christmas.'

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