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I’m a confessed book lover. Whether it’s books for me, or for my children, I’m always on the look out for either. The best books are sometimes, the ones that are for all of us. Being (the first of The Growly Books) is such a book. I started reading this to my boys the day I received my free review copy PDF. Just one chapter in and they were hooked. Not wanting me to stop, I read to them through baths and teeth brushing, we read through lunches and after dinner. We read without stopping, because they wanted more.
Erin and Phil Ulrich have dreamed up the most beautiful little adventure story:
“For centuries the bears of Haven have lived quiet lives, high in the mountains at the edge of the great Precipice. That all changes for a young cub named Growly when he receives a mysterious message. With just his backpack and glider, Growly sets out on a desperate journey to find his grandfather’s long lost friend . . . and to find a way back home. Begin is the first book in The Growly Books series. Written for the 8-12 year old reading level, Begin is also a captivating read aloud for younger children and will appeal to anyone who appreciates stories of adventure and friendship”.
This book moves along at just the right pace, and the descriptive details are perfectly seasoned, making the reading rich, but at an age appropriate level.
Besides the beautiful writing and captivating story, the book also contains the most spectacular illustrations, done by the amazing Annie Barnett, of Be Small Studios. Annie’s drawings, paired with the Ulrich’s writing, bring Growly and the other characters to life, beautifully enriching the reading experience.
We can’t wait for the next book in the series, and I hope you’ll pick a copy up for your children today. You will be so glad you did!
The Growly Books: Begin (Volume 1) is available on Amazon for kindle, and in print.
You can also order directly from HERE, and when you purchase the paperback ($7.99) you receive a three song download from a Phil’s Here We Go CD, a bookmark and a postcard.
*I received a copy of this book for the purpose of my review. The opinions expressed are my own.