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Win The Pinkaboos: Bitterly and the Giant Problem, Plus a Kindle | Giveaway

The Children’s Book Review | June 12, 2014

Pinkaboos & Kindle Giveaway

Enter to win a Kindle and a copy of The Pinkaboos: Bitterly and the Giant Problem, written by Laura and Jake Gosselin and illustrated by Billy Kelly!

One (1) winner receives the grand prize:

  • A Kindle with free download of The Pinkaboos: Bitterly and the Giant Problem. (Kindle, 6″ E Ink Display, Wi-Fi – Includes Special Offers (Black))

Two (2) winners receive:

  • A paperback copy of The Pinkaboos: Bitterly and the Giant Problem autographed by authors Laura & Jake Gosselin and illustrator Billy Kelly.

Age Range: 6-9

Paperback: 80 pages

Giveaway begins June 12, 2014, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends July 13, 2014, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

About The Pinkaboos: Bitterly and the Giant Problem

The Pinkaboos: bitterly and the Giant ProblemThis is going to be the best year ever for best friends Bitterly, Abyssma and Belladonna as they are starting a new school year at Fright School! As young frights they’ll learn how to chase away the fears of little human girls by entering their dreams and teaching them how to overcome nightmares. But when Bitterly, the most promising fright, is faced with a school bully and some nightmares of her own, she finds help from the last place she expected—the little girl she has sworn to protect.

Pinkaboos is an empowering new series for girls and young readers (6-9) that presents the challenges of childhood through the thrilling and magical world of the Pinkaboos. The world of the Pinkaboos is made up of a handful of best friends, the dream world of little girls, a Fright School with teachers and yes, even bullies.

Available in Paperback and eBook versions.

About the Authors

Laura Gosselin grew up in England and used to stare out her classroom window so much that her teachers called her a daydreamer. Little did they know she was thinking up fun stories she could tell one day. Or perhaps she was sleeping with her eyes open. When she was little, Laura was afraid of sharks in swimming pools and large bugs with wings. Now that she’s a grownup, Laura is afraid of laundry, bills and whiny children. She is also super afraid of spiders. The bigger and hairier they are, the louder she screams. After going to school in New York, living in Canada and finally settling in Southern California, Laura has come to realize that only three things in life really matter: 1. Happiness; 2. Happiness; and finally, after much consideration, 3. Happiness.

Jake Gosselin grew up in Canada, where he spent his youth battling frost giants, tricking evil spirits and talking to wolves. None of this can be proven, but it should be noted that a frost giant hasn’t been seen since 1982. As a child Jake had numerous fears, including but not limited to zombies, vampires, ghosts, demons, gelatinous cubes, goblins, large insects, small insects, biting insects, horses, geese, monkeys, grouchy adults and Brussels sprouts. Now that he’s an “adult,” all of Jake’s fears are crammed into a deep corner of his mind. Occasionally he lets them out to play and writes down what he sees, which apparently makes him a writer. He lives in California with his wife, Laura; daughter, Molly; and dog, Chewbacca.

About the Illustrator

Billy Kelly is a 1993 graduate of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Over the last 15 years, Billy had honed his illustration and creative talents as a professional graphic design in New York City design departments & studios. In 2004, he left New York and formed YAY! Design with his spouse Jacqueline and has been enjoying the design independence ever since.

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Comments
  • My little hero overcame one of his fears, sleeping in his own room….with a colored light bulb that we leave on, a good book, a flashlight, and an open door. We are still working on the insect thing. 😉

    June 12, 2014
  • My little hero overcame her HUGE fear of bugs by enrolling in a class about insects at our local science museum.

    June 12, 2014
  • We used a can of air freshener as “monster spray”. Just a spritz under the bed and in the closets and monsters are gone! Magic!

    June 12, 2014
  • My hero took dance classes to get over her fear of being in front of people. She isn’t as shy now as she was.

    June 12, 2014
  • Reading him books and with alot of encouragement!

    June 12, 2014
  • My little hero overcame his fear of the dark when he stopped using a nightlight.

    June 12, 2014
  • It was a fear of darknes…When you explain to a child that it’s just her imagination playing tricks with her she understands that there are no monster under her bed 🙂 Talking and an explanations make miracles

    June 13, 2014
  • She overcame it by taking swimming lessons.

    June 13, 2014
  • My little hero’s got over their fears by facing them head on. I am proud of them : )

    June 13, 2014
  • To be honest, at this point, she doesn’t have any fears. When something new presents it self she just goes for it.

    June 13, 2014
  • My little hero overcame her shyness by taking dance classes and performing on stage.

    June 13, 2014
  • She overcomes her fears by being herself

    June 13, 2014
  • Self-acceptance is the most important thing when overcoming bullies and times of doubt and fear. The more you are able to discover what you love and who you are, the more confident you will be in your decisions. My inspiration is actually my cat, Ash, who was terrified of being outside. After many hours spent on the front doorstep she decided that one of the plants in our garden looked fun to play with. Now she sits under our beautfiul rose bush and even if a lorry or a big dog walks past, she is able to carry on enjoying the sun and being purrfectly happy. 🙂

    June 13, 2014
  • he was able to perform with a few other kids to help alleviate his performance anxiety

    June 13, 2014
  • My little hero overcame her biggest fear (of darkness) by sleeping with her plushie bat, which is obiouvsly not afraid of the dark ^^

    June 13, 2014
  • My son was scared of sleeping alone, until we got him a large giraffe for his bed & a night light.

    June 13, 2014
  • He broke a terrible ashtray (“skull”) 🙂

    June 13, 2014
  • My little hero is overcoming all her fears by calling out God’s name when she feels scared of something or a situation.

    June 13, 2014
  • one of my grandson came over his fear because he became a big boy who is no longer afraid to get on a school bus.. thanks so much for this awesome giveaway @tisonlyme143

    June 13, 2014
  • My little hero was myself. I promised never to become an abusive alcoholic like my parents. Then, I stopped fearing my parents and began to pray for them. (It didn’t work: they never stopped till they died.)

    June 13, 2014
  • My daughter is my little hero and she overcame her fear of doctors with age…. and realized that if she just does what she needs to do…. it is for her benefit and it is not as bad as she makes it out to be! Now she is more grown up at the doctors than m,ost adults….. at least that is what her doctor/dentist tells me! Thanks so much!

    June 13, 2014
  • Actually my son didn’t have any problems like that as a little boy.

    June 13, 2014
  • I talked to her through it! the more i encouraged her the more she wanted to do it or liked it!

    June 13, 2014
  • My little hero overcame her fear by having a few of us close to her to face the fear head-on. When she had some backup, she realized it wasn’t as scary as it used to be.

    June 13, 2014
  • My little hero overcame her fear of swimming by taking swimming class.

    June 13, 2014
  • My 2 little heros, just starting school was hard because they were so attached to their mama. One is now in 1st grade and the other kindergarden. They have now found out that they can have more friends and interesting things to do besides being with mama.

    June 13, 2014
  • My little hero overcame her fear of swimming when I went in with her and told her there was no reason to be scared.

    June 13, 2014
  • My granddaughter (aged 3) was so scared the first time she had to sing with her class at her new school. I told her that the things that scare us the most are the ones we feel great about after we do them. She sang her little heart out.

    June 13, 2014
  • My little hero, who is my granddaughter, overcame her fear of performing in front of people when she had her first dance recital this past Wednesday! When it was over she said, Let’s do it again!

    June 13, 2014
  • When my daughter was small she was terrified when she heard police and fire sirens. I told her that the siren was saying, “Get out of the way I am coming to help.” Afterwards you would hear her saying the words to get out of the way which put her at ease.

    June 13, 2014
  • My little Sons They overcame their fears when they were young they were afraid to go thru a Car wash they would cry. But after awhile they finally got over it.

    June 13, 2014
  • My little Heros when they were little at ShowBiz Now chuck n cheese used to have a Billy Bob I think it was and at parties they would hide under the Tables and he was ugly and scarly to little kids. And yes now they are older and they love to go eat their

    June 13, 2014
  • Our son is 2 1/2 this month and hasnt had much to fear quite yet so I would have to say he is overcoming the “fear” of change. He is very ridged in his ways (like me) and we are working on making him more flexible. He has come a LONG way since we first started EI all but 8 months ago.

    June 13, 2014
  • My little one overcame her fear of the dark by using a nightlight. Last week she told me she didn’t need the nightlight anymore!

    June 13, 2014
  • My daughter overcame her fear of starting Kindergarten by being brave and making little friends.

    June 13, 2014
  • She was so scared to go to her first day of school. Everyday I told her how lucky she will be and read her pro school books. She can’t wait to go now!

    June 13, 2014
  • Tons of encouragement and no night light.

    June 13, 2014
  • Our little hero overcame her biggest fear by counting to 10 and sang her song and said, wow, that was not so bad.

    June 13, 2014
  • My little hero overcame his fear of being in front of people by competing in horse shows on his pony. He had his friend with him, you see.

    June 13, 2014
  • my beautiful granddaughter got over the fear of looking at Halloween stuff in the store it would scare to so much…

    June 13, 2014
  • I’d love to win the Kindle with this great story for my daughter.

    June 13, 2014
  • Great……..

    June 13, 2014
  • My little hero overcame his fear of darkness by using a nightlight and a prayer every night before bed.

    June 13, 2014
  • My little hero is still working on it but his fear of the dark is getting a little better every night. “Monster Spray” helps a lot!

    June 13, 2014
  • She overcame it by “squishing them spideys”

    June 13, 2014
  • My little hero mounted her biggest fear by talking through it:

    June 13, 2014
  • My little hero overcame her fears of the dark after we got her a nightlight.

    June 13, 2014
  • Her biggest fear was going to school, so I went with her and stayed outside her classroom for the first day. She was told if she needed me I would be there. She began the day and forgot about me, she overcame her fear and enjoyed going to school.

    June 13, 2014
  • My little hero overcame the fear meeting new people when she realize that a lot of people have things in common with her.

    June 13, 2014
  • My little hero hated to sleep in a dark room. He wanted the light on to see what was in the room. We compromised with a little night light so he could see anybody who was in his room–such as you know– monsters. Now he felt safe.

    June 13, 2014
  • With my oldest little hero, there haven’t truly been any moments where he has needed to move past a fear. My youngest little hero, however, there have been times when he has been scared of things or had nightmares. The best way this happens is through talking about the nightmare and helping him to understand how those moments of fear can be overcome in ways a four year old can understand.

    June 13, 2014
  • She overcame her fear of sleeping by herself in her room with soothing music and glow in the dark stars on her walls and ceilings!

    June 14, 2014
  • Our Little One overcame her fears of sleeping by her self in her room with a little help from leaving a lighon in the bathroom that is centrally located in the house.

    June 14, 2014
  • I have watched little gf become outgoing and seek out other children.

    June 14, 2014
  • My oldest had a fear of spiders, but after doing some research on different ones and observing some unique varieties, she no longer runs, screaming when she sees one.

    June 14, 2014
  • Tons of encouragement and no night light ever. Also bedroom door a little ajar.

    June 14, 2014
  • Riding a horse with the help of her Pappa’s hand to not needing anyone’s hands and having confidence she could direct the horse and she DID!!!

    June 14, 2014
  • Wearing sunglasses, my daughter was scared to talk in public.

    June 14, 2014
  • My little hero conquered her fear of medical procedures by learning how to do visual imagery and deep relaxation techniques. 🙂

    June 14, 2014
  • My little hero overcame his far by jumping the BIG wave at the beach this summer.

    June 15, 2014
  • My little hero overcame her fear of reading to others, she is dyslexic, by going to the local library and participating in the Reading To Rover program. There are several therapy dogs, and she reads a book to each dog. It has done wonders for her. She is no longer embarrassed to read aloud.

    June 15, 2014
  • My daughter overcame her fear of talking in public by practicing in front of small groups first.

    June 15, 2014

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