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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 his fear of Dog by befriending a neighborhood small dog and making his way up from there.

    June 15, 2014
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    June 16, 2014
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    June 16, 2014
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    June 16, 2014
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    June 16, 2014
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    June 16, 2014
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    June 16, 2014
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    June 16, 2014
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    June 16, 2014
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    June 16, 2014
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    June 16, 2014
  • My little one had fear of going into the pool for swim lessons. He finally got over it with the help of nice swim instructors and he is now a lifeguard.

    June 16, 2014
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    June 16, 2014
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    June 16, 2014
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    June 16, 2014
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    June 16, 2014
  • She is still working on it-test anxiety big time! She will get it, though-she will be an amazing lawyer 🙂

    June 16, 2014
  • By practicing facing her fears with me she realized she was able to face her own fears on her own and overcome them.

    June 17, 2014
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    June 17, 2014
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    June 17, 2014
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    June 17, 2014
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    June 17, 2014
  • I would like to win for my Grandchildren. Kindle and Download of “The Pinkaboos: Bitterly and the Giant Problem” Giveaway

    June 17, 2014
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    June 17, 2014
  • my son was so afraid of the dark, thanks to his older brother. I got a nightlight for his room and read him a book every night TO SHOW WE WERE THERE FOR HIM

    June 17, 2014
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    June 17, 2014
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    June 17, 2014
  • My little daughter Emily (my Hero) Over came her fear of needles since she almost lost her battle with chronic ailment 4 years ago…they gave her 3 hours to live,, she fought like heck and realized that needles are necessary to trying to get proper blood results to find out why (to this day she collapses from stomach pain without warning,, that lasts for 30 min at a clip. she just smiles and looks away when they go to draw blood from her little arm! Hope I can win this for her as her special needs teacher said it would help her immensely!

    June 17, 2014
  • My five years old over came her fear of water this summer by taking some intense one on one lessons with an awesome instructor.

    June 17, 2014
  • My daughter is generally pretty fearless. It’s more that she’s afraid of the idea of things, but when it comes down to it, she’s totally on board. She pretends to be afraid of roller coasters and performing in front of people–I think she likes the drama of it!–but I can’t remember her ever backing down.

    June 17, 2014
  • My little hero overcame his fear by doing and trying things over and over.

    June 17, 2014
  • my son overcome sleeping in the dark by letting me shut the door a little bit each night till it was all the way shut

    June 17, 2014
  • My daughter overcame her fear of walking down the hallway just by getting older.

    June 17, 2014
  • My daughter overcame her fear of going down slides by just doing it! I encouraged her and he big bro was a big help too. Now shes a pro

    June 17, 2014
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    June 17, 2014
  • My 2 year old little hero overcame her fear of dogs by telling herself “I’m brave, I’m brave” whenever she had to pass next to one.

    June 17, 2014
  • my 8 yr old over came her fear of being infront of a group of people.. until last year .. enrolled her in a hip hop dance class and she was able to perform her routine in front of peope with no problems..

    June 17, 2014
  • My little one is terrified of water currently…not bath water but pools and lakes. When I hold onto him he is okay so hopefully I can slowly teach him to swim!

    June 17, 2014
  • My son overcame his fear of public speaking by practicing and doing presentations over and over until he felt comfortable.

    June 17, 2014
  • Fear of using the toilet. Still working on it some days he will use it others forget about it.

    June 17, 2014
  • My hero is my nephew. He fought childhood leukemia and petit in remission for the pass 3 yearas.

    June 18, 2014
  • My little guy was afraid there were dragons under his bed. I made up a sign saying “No dragons allowed” and put it on his bedroom door. Problem solved!

    June 18, 2014
  • Just by tackling the problem – one little step at a time!

    June 18, 2014
  • My little hero overcame his fear with the dance

    June 18, 2014
  • My little one sure could use this.. or it’s me

    June 18, 2014
  • by dreaming up the worst possible scenario. then realizing, it’s not that bad after all.

    June 18, 2014
  • We are working on her fear of elevators. I have gotten her to step inside and allow the door to close but then we have to open it and get right back off. She will overcome it in time.

    I will be trying some of the suggestions posted here.

    June 18, 2014
  • We got over our fear of the dark and what was lurking in the closet and under the bed in this house with monster repellant (glitter water)

    June 18, 2014
  • lots of encouragement and willpower!

    June 18, 2014
  • She didnt want to sleep alone ..but now she is doing good now ..:)

    June 18, 2014
  • Afraid of the Dark

    June 18, 2014
  • My son when he was younger was terrified of the dark. My husband and I put water in a spray bottle and painted it with florescent paint saying “Invisible Spray”. When ever he got frightened he would spray the bottle and whatever he was afraid of wouldn’t see him. Plus he had his flashlight next to him. Worked very well. He eventually was able to sleep with just his night light. He has his own little one now.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

    June 18, 2014
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    June 18, 2014
  • My little one overcame his fear of going to the basement by taking a flashlight.

    Still a little afraid, but improving.

    June 18, 2014
  • My son got over his fear of heights by swinging, just sitting on it first and slow swinging until now he is top notch… he even went zip-lining at camp!

    June 18, 2014
  • MY little hero was bitten in the face by a dog and as time went by was not afraid of them anymore, he now has four dogs.

    June 18, 2014
  • My little grandmonster bit the puppy back now they are best of friends

    June 18, 2014
  • My little hero is still working on her fears by easing her way into it!

    June 18, 2014
  • thanks for lovely chance!!!

    June 18, 2014
  • we have used monster spray!

    June 18, 2014
  • Lots of talking about it and time

    June 18, 2014
  • They overcame their fear of the dark by taking the pup to bed.

    June 18, 2014
  • My little hero overcame her fear of eating broccoli by eating a double ration of spinach, and now she fears only the latter. ;_____;

    June 18, 2014

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