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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Billy and Monster’s Golden Christmas by David Chuka Book Review Blitz/My Personal Review :)

About the Book

Title: Billy and Monster’s Golden Christmas * Author: David Chuka * Illustrator:  Renato Capasso * Publication Date: November 25, 2014 * Publisher: Pen-n-a-Pad Publishing * Recommended Age: 3 to 8
Summary: They’re back!
Discover what new adventures Billy and Monster get up to in the latest episode in this exciting series.
It’s almost Christmas and Billy’s looking forward to his present from Uncle Leland from England. On Christmas day, Billy isn’t too excited when Uncle Leland gives him a golden pen but gives Cousin Bob a big monster truck. How could Uncle Leland do this to him? Billy’s not a happy bunny and his ingratitude makes Uncle Leland sad and his Dad mad.  A game of hide and seeks plunges Billy into a world filled with snow, happy monsters and houses made of chocolate.
You will love reading this story to your loved ones as they get to learn the most important thing about this special holiday season. Expect funny illustrations, laugh out loud moments and touching moments in this funny book for kids.


About the Author: David Chuka

David Chuka lives in London with his lovely wife and two adorable children. His family are usually the first people to hear his funny and quirky tales. He was inspired to write his first book, ‘If You See a Doctor‘ after he struggled to find a book for his daughter who was a beginner reader.
He’s gone on to write more books including the popular ‘Billy and Monster‘ series, a funny set of books about a little boy and his Monster who get into all sorts of funny situations and learn about moderation, friendship, self control, bravery etc. Young children can relate to Billy and you’ll love sharing his adventures with your children, grandchildren and loved ones.
David ChukaAs a father himself, he has parents at heart when he writes. He recognizes that bedtime has to be one of the best parts of the day for parents and grandparents as it gives them the opportunity to bond with their little ones. He believes you’ll enjoy sharing his stories with your loved ones at bedtime.
In David Chuka’s books, you can stay rest assured that quality and captivating images will always complement the story to ensure your loved ones are spell-bound as you read to them. Beginner readers will also enjoy discovering new words as they read his books.
He would like to keep you updated on what he’s working on and any giveaways he currenty has on offer. Please subscribe to his newsletter at and you’ll get a FREE Coloring and Activity book for your loved ones.
Make sure to watch the video trailers for his most popular books on this Amazon Page and you’ll get a little taste of why his books have garnered more than 300 glowing reviews.
He has so many stories to tell and can’t wait to share them with you and your loved ones.

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***My Personal Review***

This is a fun and whimsical picture book yet it also displays the importance of family and togetherness at the holidays.  I love the way the author uses the senses to make the reader reminisce about their own favorite traditions and foods :)  Billy remembers everything he loves about Christmas and what his grandma would make for dinner, desserts and all the fun they would have making it all.  The illustrations are kind of like an anime type design, I really like the bold bright colors bringing out all the majesty and magic of the holidays.  Billy is really excited, until he gets his first few gifts, and he is ... well ... not too thrilled with them.  He tries to pretend but finds it hard.  But when he reaches into the fridge to try to grab his grandmothers chocolate pecan pie, he finds himself on a snowy playground with monsters!  They invite him back to their home for their family Christmas, where he sees them being thankful for every little thing they have such as a simple bowl of soup, small gifts like he received and wonders how they can be happy with them.  When he finally is transported back to his own family Christmas, will he learn to be thankful for the little things and realize that his family is more important?  Very awesome book, I really enjoyed reading it and I think it's a great book for young kids who are spoiled or don't appreciate what they have - teaches a great lesson :)  The illustrations are amazing, I think they reallyl told the story through the pictures.  Definitely 5 stars!

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