Monday, January 20, 2014

Half Popped (Book review and Giveaway)

Disclosure: I was given a book and information in order to facilitate my review. The opinions expressed are my own!

Half Popped is a book written by Jeff Feuerstein, and illustrated by Dayna Brandoff and Alex Miller (a sister and brother team!). Shel Silverstein inspired them with the rhyming. The artwork is a combination of photography and illustration, which is very neat!

Now, I'm sure that you are wondering what this book is about, and I will tell you! Kenny the Kernel is a popcorn kernel, and he's a friendly one. One problem, he was only half-popped, as a result of the microwave stopping. He was with the unpopped kernels at the bottom of the bowl, after the popped kernels were consumed by the human. He left the bowl and started on a journey, stopping at the fridge first. He met the baby carrot, followed by the red and green grapes, then onward. Each one of the foods that he met, he had a positive comment for them. I don't want to give the ending away, but I will tell you that it is a good one! I loved the message/lesson that you can take away from the book, about self-confidence, to look at yourself as others see you!  A compliment goes a long way! It's definitely a great children's book! The illustrations in the book were great! I love the detail in the pictures! I really wish that it was around when Steven was little, it's such a great book!

I have some links for you to check out for further information! Kenny the Kernel

Meet Kenny

Meeting the author and the illustrators

To purchase the book

The Blog

Kenny the Kernel on Twitter

Half Popped on Facebook

The Half Popped group is giving one of my readers a Half Popped book of their own! That is so awesome! To enter, please use the Rafflecopter below!

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1 comment:

Autumn Caravona said...

Okay, that book sounds absolutely adorable! What a cute idea.

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