Topic: Book Review
Not long ago, I had the wonderful opportunity to interview Trockle, the little monster that lives under Steven's bed. This is Trockle:
I had the chance to read Trockle's story, written by Holly Jahangiri. Here is the wonderful cover, created by Jordan Vinyard (she does all the illustrations for the book):
Trockle is a book I wish had been around when my son was younger. I tried monster stay-away, songs, funny stories, music--but the monsters came back night after night. This book, written in a fresh style shows how much Trockle and Steven are alike. Knowing that the monsters living under the bed like Choco-Tacos and sleep in dirty socks is sure to make even the most nervous child and fall asleep unafraid.
Holly Jahangiri writes with a true understanding of what children can relate to. Her wonderful imagination brings to life one of the most precious monsters I have ever known. Ms. Vinyard does an excellent job bringing Trockle to life in pictures. These two women have a way of bringing out the best in each other. I look forward to more of their work.
For anyone with children or grandchildren, this is a must-have addition to your bedtime story collection. It is destined to become a classic among children's picture books.
This fine-looking monstress (is that a word?)to the left is Trockle's mom. She is the one who helped Trockle understand who the monster above his bed was so he could feel safe. She wanted me to let you know about some free gifts you can get by simply leaving Trockle or her a question in the comment section. She also wants me to announce a contest, so here goes:
Everyone who leaves a question or comment for Trockle or his mom (and an email address) will receive both a book of pumpkin-carving templates and a book of Halloween coloring sheets to print out.
In addition, here is a contest you won't want to miss:
Grand Prize: A customized Halloween short story featuring your child (or grandchild, niece, nephew, or friend) with Trockle - written by Holly Jahangiri and illustrated by Jordan Vinyard.
A $20 gift certificate to Amazon.com.
To enter, complete the following steps:
(1) Purchase a copy of Trockle directly from 4RV Publishing http://www.4rvpublishingllc.com/Store between 12:00 AM October 5 and 11:59 PM October 13,
You may enter as often as you like, but all completed entries must be received before midnight on October 13!
The winners will be chosen randomly from all correctly completed entries (see "To enter" above) and winners will be notified by email.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The Grand Prize winner will need to work directly with the author and illustrator to create a memorable gift for that special child. To include the child's likeness in the illustration, you will need to provide a digital photo upon notification that you have won. Every effort will be made to deliver the prize prior to Halloween, but circumstances beyond our control may prevent that and we do not guarantee that it will arrive by October 31.
Please return tomorrow to find out where else Trockle will be visiting--every stop you visit gives you another chance to find out the answer to the contest question! You will also want to come by and see what Trockle and his Mom have to say to your questions!!!