The Children’s Book Review | June 12, 2014
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
This 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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My niece is now two with no fears….When my children were small, fortunately, they had no fears that I had to deal with…
With a fear of bugs, it is best to treat it with a sense of calm
my sons fear was the basement . We just kept reintroducing the basement spend alot of time having fun and playing there . It took several attempts but he overgame the fear by getting comfortable and seeing that nothing was down there !
my sons fear was the basement . We just kept reintroducing the basement spend alot of time having fun and playing there . It took several attempts but he over came the fear by getting comfortable and seeing that nothing was down there !
by talking about it
she got tired of not being able to join the fun. finally just did it
by just doing it despite the fears
My biggest hero overcame the fears that she have by moving her foot one step at a time without holding it back.
no she’s, but my grandson overcame his fear of monsters by using “monster spray” that we made up (lavender and water in a spray bottle) before going to bed at night
My 4-year old finally put her face in the water at swimming lessons!
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my niece face her fear of ghost by praying a lot 🙂
For my daughter her fear was bugs, but I got her a bug house and we made a home for them and fed them everyday. After watching them for a few weeks she saw that they were not so bad after all. Then we set them feed to find a new home.
my grandson got over his fear of the dark by us talking about it and discussing how Jesus is always watching over us. I told him, he could call out to Jesus any time he was afraid and he would never be alone.
my nephew got over his fear of swimming in the ocean by watching his brother, and other friends having fun, and taking it slowly and one step at a time
Nephews fear was bugs. We caught a couple and he saw they weren’t harmful and after we released them he started to get past the fear!
He faced his right on …. with mom by his side.
by confronting them
My youngest was terrified of the dentist so we had her watch her big sister get her teeth cleaned
My little one was afraid of spiders but by handling them gently has overcome his fear 🙂
By confronting it over and over with me at her side.
My daughter told me that she over came her fear of diving from the high board by telling herself she had to do it..thst it was better to do it even if she was afraid than to never have tried it. I have an amazing daughter
One of the ways we dealth with it was to write it on a piece of paper then light it on fire (supervised and safely) to help it be gone .
My daughter was terrified of riding a bicycle without the training wheels. She kept trying, and falling, but picked herself back up and kept at it. Finally, she was able to ride her bike without training wheels. She’s a “big girl” now!
No she’s, but after a year of fighting cancer and constant hospital visits my little Maximus was terrified of being examined under any kind of bright light. He can’t talk, so I’m not sure how he did it, but he’s now been examined by 2 dentists and a doctor without needing to be held at all. He’s becoming a big 2 1/2 year old, and I couldn’t be more proud of him.
put in a light to help sleep at night.
My daughter was afraid of cats but one hour with a kitten and she was all better! She loves cats now!
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