The Jellyfish Monster

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Title of Book: The Jellyfish Monster

Time length to read: varies (early reader chapter book)

Age recommended: 7 and up

Author: Bryan Kwasnik

Illustrator: Jackie Hahn

Publisher: Mascot Books

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Price: Amazon- $4.99 (Kindle) $12.95 (Paperback), Mascot Books- $12.95

Hey everyone!

How is the weather where you all are at? I hope it’s nice and sunny! The weather over here is still very wintery, but with lots of grey skies and fog. So, let’s just say that I am ready for spring and summer and the warm weather! With that, today I bring you a book that will have you thinking good weather vibes. The Jellyfish Monster, by Bryan Kwasnik, is about a young boy and his brief adventure with a Jellyfish monster under the sea. The boy’s name is Billy, and one day while at the beach with his family, Billy discovers a spiral seashell, which he thinks is a seashell or something. After digging, he discovers that the “seashell” ends up being a jellyfish monster. Taken back and a little frightened at first, he soon discovers that the monster isn’t there to hurt him. Instead, it places him in a bubble and takes him down into the sea on an adventure. From shark races, to an entire city under the sea, this book is filled with a sea full of adventures!

When you first read the title, it kind of throws you off. So, I expected the “Jellyfish Monster” to be, well…a scary monster! :) However, that’s the exact opposite of this book. The monster ends up being a friend who takes him and shows him the world of the ocean below and things aren’t exactly what Billy had thought they were. He even makes some new friends along the way. This early reader chapter book is a great book for children who are starting to read chapter books. It is a great adventure book, that has a few pictures here and there, but also forces the reader to use their imagination.

The illustrations, done by Jackie Hahn, were black and white in the book and were very simple; but in a good way. They help clarify those scenes where you may be wondering what the scenario might look like. It definitely helps you picture the adventure in your mind.

My thoughts? This is a great read for the mind of an adventurer. It has a cute plot with twists and turns and even a happy ending. So if you are looking for a great early reader chapter book, check this one out. And yes, this book also makes me want to go to the beach too! Summer please get here! 😉

Till next time

xo

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free, electronically from the author, in exchange for a fair and honest review and book spotlight. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Jaspa’s Journey: The Great Migration

Title of Book: Jaspa’s Journey: The Great Migration 

Time length to read: N/A

Age recommend: 9 and up

Author: Rich Meyrick

Published by: Dreamcatcher Publishing

Best place to purchase: Smashbooks.com and Amazon.com

Price:  Smashwords.com: $1.99 (downloadable version) Amazon: $18.95 (paperback) $2.99 (kindle version)

If you’re ready to get lost in a book filled with adventure, then I suggest you check out today’s book. I was requested to review this book, and I’m glad I had the opportunity to, because I really enjoyed reading it. Jaspa’s Journey: The Great Migration by Rich Meyrick, is about a small version of a giraffe named Jaspa, who travels over 500 miles across Africa’s Sergenti plains. While making his journey across the plains he comes across many adventures; one of them with a boy name Ben who is on vacation there with his family. This book is filled with laughter, adventure, twists and turns. It is great read for late elementary readers and middle school readers who are looking for a book filled with adventure. The book is also very teaching in a way, because it discusses so much facts and knowledge about Africa and the Sergenti plains. The Author, Rich Meyrick, writes in a way that is very educational, but is something that’s fun at the same time; so it’s appealing to readers. Although this book is more of a chapter book and not so much of a picture book like I usually review, it is still one great read. It would be a great book to read to a child because they would be able to picture everything right in their head because of the great descriptions. Laurie’s Reviews at Goodreads.com says ” It is very informative as well as being funny and entertaining. I would recommend this for anyone but especially preteens up to adults.”

So if you are looking for a book that is educational and adventurous at the same time, I definitely recommend it. Also, Jaspa’s Journey doesn’t end here, there is a sequel! You can find the sequel information below, as well as links to where you can purchase this book for downloads/ordering. So what are you waiting for? Go check it out!

Jaspa’s Journey: The Great Migration on Smashwords.com

Jaspa’s Journey: The Great Migration (Amazon Kindle Version)

Jaspa’s Journey: The Great Migration (Amazon Paperback book)

The Sequel: Jaspa’s Journey 2: The Pride of London

 

 

 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free electronically, from the author in exchange for a fair review and book spotlight. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”