Visions by Kimberly Readnour ~ Book Review, Giveaway & Tour!

Book Synopsis: 

Since problems don’t exist in the euphoric world she envisions, my life will never measure up because it will always be problematic.”

Heather Reiner isn’t your typical teenager. With abilities reaching far beyond the norm, she’s just beginning to discover the possibilities.

Growing up different from her peers hasn’t been easy. From being ridiculed by classmates to her mother’s unwillingness to accept anything paranormal, life’s been rather difficult.

At an attempt to escape their past, her mother moves them to another state. Heather soon realizes though, you can’t run from a problem that begins inside yourself.

A guy from her new school, Barry, is captivated the first time he sees her. Determined to know her better, he soon learns her layers of complication run deep. With persistence, he chips away at her shield until each protective layer starts unveiling itself.
Heather wants a chance at an ordinary life, one where her abilities remain hidden. But secrets never stay hidden forever. They have a way of surfacing, revealing themselves when you least expect. Is normalcy obtainable, or will the mystery about herself be discovered? And if discovered, will Barry be like everyone else and turn away?

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About the Author:


Kimberly is a newly published author of Visions, a planned three book trilogy. She is a former Registered Nurse who hung-up her stethoscope to pursue other avenues. Within the last five years, she has discovered her passion for writing. Now, whenever there is downtime, you will find her tucked away with the computer, creating the stories floating around her head. Kimberly lives in the Midwest with her husband and two children. The oldest is away at college, but when she returns, they enjoy hiking, camping, and simply hanging out as a family.

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Review: 

I was really excited to read this book after reading the synopsis but I really only enjoyed the storyline. It was a great storyline about a girl who moves to a new town because she has visions and helped find a girl who was kidnapped and killed. She doesn't have any friends after the visions are exposed and her mom thinks it would be better for her to start fresh somewhere else. Heather makes new friends right away but she has has another vision. I found the another added a lot of things that didn't need to be in the book, or repeated stuff a lot. It felt awkward while I was reading it.

I give this book a 3 out of 5 stars because I did enjoy the storyline and the characters. 
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~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

Juicing for Health : 81 Juicing Recipes and 76 Ingredients Proven to Improve Health and Vitality ~ Book Review

Book Synopsis:

Achieve your best health with the amazing benefits of a juicing diet.

Learn how to add fresh, vitamin-packed juices to your daily routine with Juicing for Health. Juicing is one of the healthiest ways to consume your daily recommended intake of vitamins and minerals. Juicing for Health will show you how to incorporate fresh juices into your diet for immediate positive results. With 81 antioxidant-rich juicing recipes that maximize the healing benefits of fruits and vegetables, Juicing for Health will help you prevent illness, fight disease, and feel more energetic.

Juicing for Health will help you experience the amazing health benefits of fresh juices, with:

• 81 simple, delicious juicing recipes to improve health and well-being, promote weight loss, increase energy and vitality, decrease inflammation, and more

• 3-day and 7-day juicing detox plans to cleanse your system

• Dozens of healing fruits, vegetables, add-ins, and potent combinations for making your own juicing recipes from scratch

• 76 juicing recipe ingredients proven to improve health and vitality

• 7 tips for making your own juicing combinations

With Juicing for Health, you can easily consume your daily dose of vitamins and improve your health while enjoying the delicious flavors of fresh fruits and vegetables.

Purchase a copy on Amazon.

Review:

As a person new to juicing this was a really informative book on juicing and how it can help in aiding with your health. I love the section on what each fruit & veggie is good for and it also lets us know what vitamins/nutrients are in them. There is a section on spices to add in your juices and the benefits of each of these also. If you are looking to use juicing to cleanse this is a great book as it has a lot of information on cleansing along with a 3 & 7 day juicing detox that is laid out for exactly what you should be doing. The end of the book has tons of recipes! I also love the list of fruits & veggie that go well together to pack a powerful health benefits to some common problems like acne, constipation, fatigue, etc.

I give this book a 5 out of 5 stars for a great guide to the health benefits of juicing.

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. I received a copy of the above book for review purpose. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

Meet the Author ~ Interview with Tiffany Daune ~ Giveaway!

Today I would like to Welcome Tiffany Daune to Genuine Jenn! It has been awhile since we have done a author spotlight and I am excited to share out interview with you! 


Tell us a little bit about your book(s) and yourself.

Coral & Bone is set in the Earth realm and the underwater realm of Elosia. I love mermaids and magic, so I thought why not bring them together. Of course I couldn't leave out shape shifters and sirens. I also love fantasy realms. Heck my husband says I live in one, so why not write about one. Coral & Bone is a meld of all my years of watching Disney movies and thrillers. 
 
When was your first book published?

My first novel Surface was published in 2012. Coral & Bone was published in 2014.

Are you currently working on anything?

I'm currently writing book two of the Coral & Bone series. I hadn't planned on writing a series, but the novel evolved and I found there was so much more I wanted to explore with Halen and Dax's characters. In book two, I'm taking my main character Halen on one heck of a ride, so she better hang on!

Why did you decide to become an Author?

Writing chose me. I started writing with the intent of publishing six years ago.

Who and what inspired you to write?

Stories are everywhere. I usually get my best ideas when I'm doing mundane things, like standing in line at the grocery store.

When you are writing to you like to listen to music? What is on your playlist?

I prefer to get lost in the silence. I definitely have songs that inspire my work, but to actually get words on the page I need to be in a quiet place.

Who is your favorite character in your books?

I couldn't choose one. I love Halen for her vulnerability, Tage for her big heart and kick ass attitude, Ezra for his goofy sarcasm and Asair for his tortured past. Each character has a special quality whether admirable or loathsome that I adore.

Do you ever take characteristics or nuances from close friends or family when working on character development and if so has that friend or family member noticed and what was their response to it?

Sometimes if I need a reaction I think what would so and so do. I may not interpret it the same way when I go to write the scene, but it helps to get the character development on track. None of my characters are based on people I know though.

What is your favorite book of all time?

The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe

Tell us in one sentence why we should read your books.

Mermaids, myths and magic are a must have in you TBR pile.

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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6" Tablet ~ Review

As you likely know I love to be connected to social media and have books on hand all the time so when I was asked to review the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6" Tablet I didn't even think twice. I love my Paperwhite Kindle and wouldn't it be nice to have a tablet that can fit in my purse for on the go with the kids especially come summer with road trips?

First off lets get into the specifics of the Kindle Fire HD 6" Tablet and then I'll tell you how we like it. If you are in the market for a tablet or looking for one for the kids here is an affordable tablet under $150 (CAD) or $100 (US). It has a fast quad-core processor up to 1.5 GHz, it is a 6" HD screen that displays crisp, vivid HD with over a million pixels. It is great for apps, movies, TV, games, photos and more. So many to choose from with over 33 million!

There is a front and rear camera to take photos or capture videos in 1080p HD with the rear camera or you can Skype with the front-facing camera. Great for taking selfies as the kids love to do! No worries that the kids will use up all the storage space either as you get free unlimited cloud storage for all Amazon content and photos taken with your Fire device. 

It is a great device for the whole family with the following features - create unique profiles, set screen time limits with Amazon FreeTime. You can link two Amazon accounts and share books, games, apps, and Prime Instant Video content across all devices you may have in the household.

Other great features are the fast web browsing, email and calendar, edit and view Office documents and it works with Gmail & Outlook emails. 

Review: 

This is a great little tablet for all the basic needs that the kids and I love to do mobile. I use it for reading on the go or around the house, grabbing my emails, playing on Twitter. As long as you can get on wifi you can surf the internet. For offline, the kids love love reading books and playing games on it. They also love playing with the camera. I find it isn't the greatest but good for them. I am sure it is a good outside camera or just need better lightening.

My main reason for a tablet this size is social media, like Instagram, Twitter & Facebook, and reading my books that I am reviewing, I also love have it on the counter for recipes or keeping track of meal planning. The kids love it because they have their own profile to read their own books and then they can also play games, watch Netflix or YouTube. It is the prefect size to pop in my purse for times I am stuck somewhere waiting or the kids are bored on the wait. It has been great for car rides and it'll come in handy when sitting around waiting to get into appointments etc. 

I find it fits in the palm of my hand nicely while reading and I love that I can sync my Kindle Paperwhite with it as I still love that one to read in bed. I have used it for watching workout videos on YouTube. I couldn't find a good YouTube app but the browser worked just fine for it. Not a huge screen but it can be placed on a counter to watch easily. It runs pretty fast for a budget friendly price. I think this makes a great starter tablet or one for just on the go. It would be great for kids. 

It has the options to brighten the screen, rotate the screen, the home button is different that most so it is taking a bit of time to get used to it. Same with the lock screen only being swiped from right to left. 

A great tablet for a great price for what we use it for.  I give this tablet a 4.5 out of 5 stars!


~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. I received the above product in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

Baby Comes Home by Dr. Paul Roumeliotis, A Parent's Guide






Unlike most baby care books, expert pediatrician and health communicator DR. PAUL Roumeliotis takes a unique approach by emphasizing what scientific advances have confirmed—that what happens early on in life affects one's overall health decades down the road.

Baby Comes Home communicates the latest science that explains how positive or negative early childhood experiences can have lifelong consequences. The book begins by describing the vital changes that occur in a baby's brain during the first 18 months. It then explores the new "Science of TLC", that shows how tender, loving, and caring relationships with babies help to positively shape their brains. The book then presents important practical information on safety in the home and outdoors, baby routines/patterns, immunizations, injury prevention, nutrition, and more. To complete this useful guide, DR.PAUL also reviews common baby care issues and concerns as well as illnesses and conditions commonly seen during the first few years of life. 

Whether you're a parent, grandparent, daycare teacher or child caregiver, this book is an excellent reference resource for your baby's current and future health, wellness and prosperity.



 DR. PAUL Roumeliotis is an expert on early child health and wellness and a health communications pioneer. His educational content has reached millions of people online and he is regularly featured on TV and radio. He is an adjunct professor of pediatrics and former director of Multi-Format Health Communications for the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University. DR.PAUL also holds a Masters of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health where he is an Associate faculty member.

A health communications pioneer and pediatrician, DR.PAUL Roumeliotis believes that the future of healthcare is in communicating health information in a variety of media formats, thereby making It available to the largest audience possible. It was this vision that inspired him to become a writer/publisher/producer of multi-format health and wellness resources, including becoming the world’s first online pediatrician with a website that has been visited by millions since its launch in 1995.

Beginning as a professional drummer and record producer, DR. PAUL’s journey to his present vision actually preceded his medical career. In 1991, he merged his medical expertise and technical talents into the DR. PAUL Child Health and Wellness Information Project, reflecting his commitment to create practical and trustworthy health information resources in all formats. He has created and produced well over 300 productions (more than 1 million of his videos, cassettes, and DVDs have been distributed across North America).

DR.PAUL has been able to effectively merge his skills in producing information with accuracy, credibility, confidence, and comfort as a common theme. The potential social impact is enormous, as the need for accurate and empathetic health content is huge.

You can connect with Dr. PAUL through his websitetwitter, and on facebook.

You can purchase Baby Comes Home on Influence PublishingAmazon and, Barnes & Noble​.

My Review:

I was approached to complete an honest review of this book. My children are no longer newborns, my daughter is soon to be four (in May) and my son will be two (also in May). So you can understand I will have already surpassed most of what was covered, and being an attached parent I had a slight prejudgment as I do to most parent guides. What interested me to accept this offer was in it's synopsis; "communicates the latest science that explains how positive or negative early childhood experiences can have lifelong consequences". 

I greatly appreciated the fact Dr. PAUL recommends co-sleeping, breastfeeding, babywearing, extend car seat rear facing to the age of 2, and had NO mention of CIO as an 'effective way to achieve independent sleep'. I can't tell you how excited I was when I came across these chapters. Those topics were just my own personal win, although my AP style was very appeased the topics this books covers is substantially more than i've ever seen in any other book, and is definitely not directed to one particular type of parenting style. To name a few; water safety, car safety, healthy stimulation, nutrition information, milestone development, immunization, and an endless list of any childhood 'illness' you can ever expect and how to treat it, from nasal congestion, to hand foot and mouth etc.. This book has it all.

I would highly recommend this book for any new or expecting parent. If i had one small note to add to the book, it would be in the car seat safety section. To include the hazards of bulky snowsuits and how it compromises the child's safety when in a 5 point harness. He does mention a link for up to date car seat safety information.  

Dr. PAUL is giving away one copy of Baby Comes Home and a $30 Gift Card to shop at the Influence Publishing catalogue.​ Open to USA & Canada. Please enter below.
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~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Cheryl. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

Healthy Coffee Shop Style Coffee ~ Recipe

I am a coffee addict. I drink coffee and well I have tried to stop or cut down but it is really hard to. When I had a really bad sinus infection I was able to cut down to one a day or every second day depending on how my stomach felt but other than that I have a hard time cutting it out. I have went from drinking my coffee with cream and sugar to cream and sweetener, then to just cream, then homogenized milk, then to just regular 2% milk. Now I have found something even better! I can officially say I can drink my coffee without milk. Here is a really great treat and a great way to get some healthy fats into your body. If you love coconut flavor you will want to give this one a whirl.

Coconut Coffee 
Ingredients:

1 tsp coconut oil
1 cup of fresh brewed coffee of your choice
Pure flavor extract (optional)
Spice (Cinnamon, Apple pie spice or Pumpkin pie spice etc - optional)
1-2 tsp of your favorite protein powder ( I use Garden of Life or Renew Life Canada FitSmart ) This is something I just tried after writing this post so I have added it in. So tasty and a great way to get a bit more protein in.

Tools: 

Blender - I like my single serve Cuisinart blender

Directions:

Brew coffee, pour desired amount into your blender leaving space at the top for steam.

Add a teaspoon on coconut oil, extract & protein powder (both of these last two ingredients are optional).
Blend on low for 20-30 seconds. If you are using a regular blender be careful for steam escaping from the top. Maybe put a tea towel over it. I use my single serve blender and there isn't a vent. Just need to be careful when taking the top off.

Pour into coffee mug and sprinkle spice on top (optional).

Enjoy!   


~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

PANTS! NO CHANCE! by Susan Lanyi ~ Book Review & Giveaway!

Book Synopsis:

Lulupop rarely puts up a fuss, except when it comes to wearing pants. Dresses, dresses, dresses, is all she will ever wear! With time, a little drama, and no lack of imagination, Lulupop realizes that wearing dresses is not always the best choice.

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About the Author:


Susan Lanyi lives in Montreal with her husband, three children and puppy. She is a writer and has previously been published in The Globe and Mail. When Susan is not busy writing or doing "mom stuff" she is shopping for dresses with her daughter….Too bad her daughter only wants to wear pants! ​​

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Review: This review is written by my daughter who is in grade 2.

I like this book because it is super funny. In the story there is a girl called Lulupop, she forgets about what happens on days that go past. I like that they put the day of the week and then kind of pants that her mom puts out for her on the beginning of the page. My moms favorite part is when Lulupop says "PANTS! NO CHANCE". My favorite part is the ending but I can't tell you about that or it will give away the end. I also love when Lulupop says "PANTS! NO CHANCE". I love the whole book. The pictures are really bright and detailed and look 3D. I like Lulupops big pillow!
I wish there was more color on some pages though. 

I give this book a 5 out of 5 Stars! I have read it over and over again. I have even read it to my mom a bunch of times.

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~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. I received the above book for review purpose. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

My Little Pony - Friendship is Magic: Adventures of the Cutie Mark Crusaders ~ DVD Review

New release today on DVD! My Little Pony - Friendship is Magic: Adventures of the Cutie Mark Crusaders is on sale today! This is another cute DVD of the famous My Little Pony friends. On DVD in the US & Canada. Purchase a copy on Amazon.

In EQUESTRIA, obtaining a CUTIE MARK is an important coming-of-age moment for a young Pony. After all, Ponies acquire their CUTIE MARKS only after they discover a unique characteristic about themselves, setting them apart from all other Ponies. So when Sweetie Belle, Scootaloo and Apple Bloom meet, they instantly become friends and make it their mission to find their CUTIE MARKS! They are The Cutie Mark Crusaders!

My Little Pony – Friendship Is Magic: Adventures Of The Cutie Mark Crusader episodes include - The Cutie Mark Chronicles, The Cutie Pox, Flight To The Finish, Pinkie Pride, and Twilight Time.

Review:

My daughter loves this new DVD of her favorite Pony friends but her favorite one is Twilight Time because the three cutie mark crusaders go to Twilights house and they learn some science and magic. The sing-along is another fun bonus on this DVD. My daughter has the song memorized now. If you have a My Little Pony fan I am sure they will love all the episodes included on this DVD as much as my daughter does.


Here is a fun printable colouring sheet! 


~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. I received the above product in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

Clean Eating Challenge & Fitness Program

I have decided now that I am finished P90 that I would take my fitness & nutrition to the EXTREME for three weeks with Autumn Calabrese and her newest fitness & nutrition program called the 21 Day Fix Extreme.

This week is just the beginning of a three week adventure into carb depletion. The 21 Day Fix Extreme program is another Beachbody program that I decided to buy and try out. I am not a coach at the moment ( I am thinking about becoming one because I would love to help others achieve their fitness goals but that is something for another post all together). Anyways with this new program you have a few choices you can either follow the Extreme eating plan, no treats or cheats, the Extreme plan with a 3 day carb depletion to finish or you an follow the Countdown to Competition plan which Autumn uses for her photo shoots or bikini competitions. I decided after lots of thinking about it that I would go Extreme and use the Countdown to Competition plan. Why not right? The whole "Go Big or Go Home" thought came to mind when I was deciding. I also wanted to see what I could achieve with this program.

I am part of an accountability which will help me stay accountable and I will be sharing my food & exercise on here, Twitter and Instagram. I will try and update Facebook also but I am finding my posts are not reaching my fans as much as my other social channels so I have been spending more time there. Also both Instgram & Twitter are a lot of fun! Come join me!

Over the next three weeks I will be committing to more than just the Extreme workouts that this program has to offer, I will be dialing in on my nutrition. 70-80% of our results are made in the kitchen so here it is, a clean eating plan to get my body on track and ready for the rest of my life. I am not doing this for quick weight loss. I am doing this as a life style change to help keep me fit, healthy, strong and happy. I will be giving up on treats and getting tons of fresh foods and proteins. I will be avoiding boxed foods, anything with ingredients that I cannot pronounce or have no idea what they are. I am going back to the basics I guess you could say, back to the days where there wasn't so many quick packaged highly processed foods for available for us to buy and prepare.

The best part of this is I wont be starving myself to get my body where I want it. I will be doing it safely by eating tons of food, more food than I am actually used to. It will be less starchy carbs than I am used to but that is okay as my body doesn't need as much as I have been eating. Healthy carbs, proteins and fats will be on the menu.

I will share my menus and some tasty recipes to help everyone on their journey to a fit, healthier, happier you. Planning the countdown to competition menu wasn't easy at all as the food bracket I am in calls for 9 proteins on certain days! It was hard to figure that out. On those days I only eat a 2 starchy carbs. Lots of veggies on all days and no fruit on some. This will be a challenge but I am totally up for it.

The workouts for this program are all EXTREME, including weights with most and the yoga is not a beginners yoga. There is a modifier though in each workout and I am sure beginners would be able to follow along. The plan is to workout daily for 30 minutes of intense fitness with an active recovery day being the yoga. I will let you know how these are going once I get started this week. Today is Plyo Extreme and it definitely was no joke. My legs are on FIRE! I am wondering how they will feel tonight or tomorrow.


~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

Green Juicing Diet: Green Juice Detox Plan for Beginners-Includes Green Smoothies and Green Juice Recipes ~ Book Review

Book Synopsis: 

Discover optimal health on a green juice diet.

Green juice recipes are not only an easy and delicious way to get your daily intake of vitamins and minerals, but drinking green juice from fruits and vegetables is proven to significantly reduce your risk of cancer and other chronic diseases. A green juice diet is one of the most beneficial types of diets, with flavorful green juice recipes high in necessary nutrients and healing antioxidants.
Whether you are looking to lose weight, cleanse your system or are seeking a daily health supplement, the Green Juicing Diet provides a nutritional path to a healthier you through the power of green juice.

The Green Juicing Diet will show you how to maximize your health through green juice recipes, with:

Dozens of easy and delicious green juice and green smoothie recipes
Step-by-step guidance for starting your own green juice cleanse
Dozens of quick and easy green juice and green smoothie recipes to detox, lose weight, and boost your immunity
Advice on improving hair and skin health through the healing benefits of juicing fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices

Green Juicing Diet: Green Juice Detox Plan for Beginners is a quick and delicious way to lose weight, improve health, boost immunity, and feel more energized.

Purchase a copy on Amazon.

Review:

I make basic smoothies for breakfast or after my workouts but haven't ventured into "green" ones that much. This is a great beginners guide for juicing and smoothies. This book explains why you should juice or make smoothies, the differences for both and the benefits of both. A chapter on equipment needed especially good if you are thinking about juicing. The section I liked the best was the one about the fruits and veggies that are common to use, their tastes and benefits to using them. The book ends will a section with some great recipes that I can't wait to try out and see how they will help me on my journey to becoming healthier. If you are looking for a juicing cleanse there is a whole chapter on this. I am not sure I could to that yet but maybe in the future.

I give this book a 4.5 stars out of 5


~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. I received the above book for review purpose. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

Vegan Recipes in 30 Minutes: A Vegan Cookbook with 106 Quick & Easy Recipes ~ Review

Book Synopsis:

Create delicious, filling vegan meals in under 30 minutes!

Take the stress out of making hearty vegan meals with the easy recipes in Vegan Recipes in 30 Minutes. This handy kitchen guide is perfect for the busy vegan cook who wants to whip up satisfying, wholesome vegan meals using everyday kitchen utensils and afforda-ble ingredients from you local grocery store. With simple, straightforward recipes, quick tips for easy meal prep and storage, and helpful meal plans, Vegan Recipes in 30 Minutes will help you get nutritious vegan meals on the table in no time.

Vegan Recipes in 30 Minutes makes it easy to create balanced vegan meals, with:

• 106 mouthwatering recipes such as Vegan Chocolate Macaroons, Spicy Nut But-ter Noodles, and Sweet Potato & Kale Hash
• 141 pantry, freezer, and grocery staples
• Easy-to-follow weekly meal plan
• 23 ideas for easy meal preparation and storage to save you time and money
• 10 tips for a happy and hearty vegan life

With quick, tasty recipes, Vegan Recipes in 30 Minutes will make your vegan meals as simple as they are delicious.

Purchase a copy on Amazon.  

Review:

This has been a great addition to my cookbooks especially with my new fitness & nutrition journey. I have been taking away starchy carbs and adding more veggies. This book includes so many tasty and easy recipes that my whole family will enjoy! This is a great beginners guide to becoming Vegan or at least adding more vegetables to your diet. At the beginning of the book they go into explaining what Veganism is and the guidelines & rules for being Vegan. How to get the vitamins that you need while eating Vegan and What and What not to eat. I love how the ingredients in the recipes are very simply and can be found in your local grocery store, which is great as I don't live in a city with the specialty sections that have a great selection. All in all a great cookbook! 

I give this book a 5 out of 5 stars! A great cookbook for people looking to start eating more vegetables or becoming Vegan.


~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. I received the book for review purpose. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

The Monster That Ate My Socks by A.J. Cosmo ~ Children's Book Review & Kindle HD Giveaway!

Book Synopsis:

A young boy, who is about to be grounded for going through so many socks, discovers that a monster has been eating them.

Max is a young boy who is constantly getting in trouble for his socks disappearing. He doesn’t know where they go, but he does know that if he doesn’t do something quickly his mom will ground him for summer. Max soon discovers that a little green monster is sneaking into his room at night and eating his sweaty socks. His mother, of course, doesn't believe him, so Max calls on his best friend to come for a sleepover to catch the monster. They devise a trap and capture the monster only to learn that the creature can speak. It hasn’t meant to cause any harm, it's just trying to feed its family. The monster shows them his home and his three little children and begs the boys not to turn them over to the adults. Adults, he says, want to destroy monsters.

The boys are left in a pickle. Allow the monsters to be and get grounded, or turn the monsters in knowing what will happen to them? Neither idea seems good, so they come up with a new plan!

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About the author:

A.J. Cosmo's stories are crafted to help parents teach their children simple everyday lessons in an easy to understand manner. By artfully marrying beautiful illustrations and language, children are challenged to explore his magical worlds. Written for the transitional reader, A.J.'s stories allow your child to develop and master a new level of reading.

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Review: This review is by my son, P, who is 8 years old. 

I really like this story because there are three cute little monsters that need food from their dad. The story is about a boy who plays soccer and has dirty socks. At night a monster comes and eats his socks. I like the part where the boy and his friend trap the monster and ask him question about why he is still the socks.  I love the illustrations of the cute monsters and found this book to be very entertaining. I think anyone who likes monster would like this book. I give it a 4.5 out of 5 stars! 

Mom's review: I thought this was a great kids book. The illustrations are very colourful and fun. It isn't a long book so it is great for new readers to get into more novel type reading. My son loved this book and read it to his sister who also enjoyed it. I love that at the end of the book there is a lesson plan which is a great way to see what your child thinks about the book and getting them to let you know the beginning, middle and end of the story. Great book!  

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~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

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