I really love the thought of reading chapter books to my 6-year-old at night. There are two small problems. One, it feels like I took a giant sleeping pill the moment I read the first line. Zombie time.
Secondly, we get two chapters into a storyline and I find something inappropriate and I’m ready to toss the book across the room and then tearful Ella is ready to carry on in the adventure.
Can you relate?
Where can I get an innocent adventure tale that is NOT 100 pages long per chapter?
Enter Erin Ulrich. She designed my new web site (this one courtneydefeo.com is version 2.0 for me) and she has been amazing. During our hectic discussions of bandwidth, servers and more… I somehow discovered she was in the middle of finalizing her first children’s book. What? Who has this many talents?
I begged her to send Begin to me so I could check it out. She never asked me to promote a thing.
I have NOT read the whole thing with my crazy world right now, but I have read it to Ella the last two nights. Guess what? I didn’t fall asleep. The chapters are perfect length. Ella loves it already.
Erin and I chatted on my way back from the beach about Begin, the first book in the series of Growly books. She shared her desire for them to be a wholesome, fun adventure for kids and parents. Like many of us, she’s a mom with a heart for kids to explore reading and adventures that are appropriate for their age.
Check out what this librarian said (she HAS read the whole thing). 😉
“One of the biggest complaints I get from my patrons is that their children are reading above reading level but can’t find appropriate books. They can’t seem to find books that appeal to their young reader that will challenge them without introducing content that they aren’t ready for. Well, The Growly Books by the Ulrich’s are the answer!”
– Sara Figueroa, Youth Services Librarian, Indian Valley Public Library, Telford, PA. Source
I am so happy to support Erin and let you know about a great option for your kids who are reading ages 8-12 or if you enjoy reading aloud to them.
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A copy of the book AND one of the illustrations from the book
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For more information on The Growly Books, please visit the website: www.thegrowlybooks.com.