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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 son overcame his fear of not having his blanket by putting it away for “his Babies” when they will need it !

    June 18, 2014
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    June 18, 2014
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    June 18, 2014
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    June 18, 2014
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    June 18, 2014
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    June 18, 2014
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    June 18, 2014
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    June 18, 2014
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    June 18, 2014
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    June 18, 2014
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    June 18, 2014
  • our daughter used to hang on to our legs she was so shy, that was at the age of 3. We went to Co-Op preschool where I had to take turns helping, this was a slow process but once she started making friends and playing it was so much easier to leave her there and at friends house.

    June 18, 2014
  • My 4 year old recently overcame her fear of ultrasound pictures. Yes, ultrasound pictures.

    June 18, 2014
  • ready stories and leaning a lesson from them

    June 19, 2014
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    June 19, 2014
  • My daughter was afraid of bugs, but one trip to the dollar store for a bug catching kit which helped her get over it.

    June 19, 2014
  • My kids are grown, but I don’t remember any fears.

    June 19, 2014
  • No fears for now

    June 19, 2014
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    June 19, 2014
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    June 19, 2014
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    June 19, 2014
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    June 20, 2014
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    great <3

    June 20, 2014
  • with stories 😀

    June 20, 2014
  • i love it….

    June 20, 2014
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    June 20, 2014
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    June 20, 2014
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    June 21, 2014
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    June 21, 2014
  • My son was afraid of the dark, but a nightlight seems to help him to over come his fear!

    June 23, 2014
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    June 23, 2014
  • My daughter faces her fears everyday by being strong.

    June 24, 2014
  • My youngest isn’t afraid of anything! My eldest went through a fear of the dark phase. By talking about his feelings and being strong he made it through.

    June 24, 2014
  • oh he hasn’t escaped his fear yet, 16 years old and screams like a little girl when a lady bug crosses his path

    June 24, 2014
  • My parent got a new dog (Australian Shepard) and she was scared to death of him. She had never been around dogs so we took her to a friends house that had a small and let her play with it. Over the next few weeks we visited a few other people with dogs. Within a month she was over her fear of dogs and is best friends with grandma’s dog.

    June 24, 2014
  • My grandson was afraid to ride the school bus for pre-school, so I took a picture of myself & his papaw, I told him to look at the picture & we will be with him in his thoughts, he took it to school with him every day.

    June 24, 2014
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    June 24, 2014
  • my daughter was so scared of the dark, shes not that scared now.

    June 25, 2014
  • We leave the light on on the steps for our 3-year-old.

    June 25, 2014
  • By facing it

    June 27, 2014
  • My grandchild overcame fear of the dark by having a nightlight and a humidifier with sounds of water or rain forest to accompany the feeling of loneliness at night plus gives my daughter and her husband some peace at night. It’s part of their night time routine along with reading books.

    June 27, 2014
  • A lot of time it’s simply aging and learning to understand that some things aren’t to be afraid of. My little one was afraid of a big doll I had. She’d sit and dress it up in some old baby clothes for hours and not show any fear of it, but when it just sat in it’s chair, she would be afraid of it. Now that she’s a bit older, she understands that it’s not real, that it’s just a toy and can’t hurt her.

    June 29, 2014
  • Oh my,my oldest grandson is only 3,so he and his younger siblings are still working on their fears. lol

    June 30, 2014
  • swimming!! Took both children for swimming lessons..once they learned to swim..the fear was gone..but they learned also the safety rules of swimming as well..

    June 30, 2014
  • thank you for giving everyone this chance.

    June 30, 2014
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    July 1, 2014
  • Was afraid of the dark to go to sleep, so would leave a small night light on. As she grew older, didn’t need this. More secure then.

    July 1, 2014
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    July 1, 2014
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    July 2, 2014
  • Praise. I praised and praised and built up her self confidence. My daughter can do anything!

    July 2, 2014
  • My boys were really scared of the dark. They overcame their fear with the help of a night light. 🙂

    July 2, 2014
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    July 3, 2014
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    July 3, 2014
  • I don’t have a story

    July 3, 2014
  • The cover art reminds me of Moldylocks and the Three Beards, which my students love.

    July 3, 2014
  • My daughter overcame her fear of sleeping alone by reading Scriptures about fear in the Bible.

    July 4, 2014
  • Standing in Front of her classmates and giving a speech. Done but a bit shaky.

    July 4, 2014
  • Not a hero, so still struggling with fear from strangers, but she does her best when motivated.
    Fab prize, thanks.

    July 4, 2014
  • my little hero overcome his fear of the dark by using a nightlight..hehehe

    July 4, 2014
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    July 5, 2014
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    July 5, 2014
  • My 5 year old daughter said she had a group of fairy friends that came to visit her every day, but complained that a mean fairy had joined them and kept on disrupting the fun and scaring her. I told her to open her window and firmly tell the mean fairy to leave. After that I often saw her playing, stopping, opening the window and telling the mean fairy to go!

    July 6, 2014
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    July 6, 2014

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