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Papa’s promotion propels the Pudgys into perilous, pulse-pounding predicaments in paradise. This merry, alliterative adventure takes the Pudgy family from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Pogo Pogo in the South Pacific. Penned by the screenwriter whose film credits include “Jumanji” and “Summer of the Monkeys,” it’s packed with whimsical, colorful, distinctive illustrations and portly protagonists. What our readers have said: “A fun, quirky piece of magical creativity” “A great story-time book for adults and children to share together” “Clever fun for young readers” “The illustrations will delight” “As a teacher, I can see the possibilities of incorporating the story into many areas of the curriculum” “A wicked tongue-twister” “Good for all ages” “The illustrations are as rich and fun as the words” “An absolutely awesome and absurdly amusing adventure” “Colorful, intricate illustrations” “A fun read for the kid in all of us”
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A veteran screenwriter(“Jumanji,” “Bingo,” “Summer of the Monkeys,” “Space Warriors”), Jim is a native of Denver, Colorado. He’s dabbled in theater, contributed to magazines and newspapers, and published a few books. He wears many other hats including that of a lecturer at UCLA, consultant, and sometimes artist. Although now living in Los Angeles, Jim remains a die-hard Denver Bronco fan and gauges his value as a human being from week to week by the team’s success or failure. The best way to insure you’re notified of future releases, giveaways, and sales is to join his e-mail list at: http://eepurl.com/bBa5lz You can find more about Jim on his website at: www.jimstrainwriter.com Jim’s Facebook page is: www.facebook.com/JimStrain.WriterReview:
"The Pudgys in Paradise is a delightful book for elementary age children. The story is very clever and the illustrations are beautiful. It will capture the attention of children and adults alike. As a teacher, I can see the possibilities of incorporating the story into many areas of the curriculum. The alliteration and rich vocabulary fit right into the literacy goals for second grade. The added bonus is the moral of the story that 'persistence pays.' I plan to share this book with my teaching colleagues! A great find!!!" - Barbara Blakley This book is about a family whose father was promoted at the pickle factory where he worked. Off he went to tell his family that they are moving to Peru. However, an engine problem with their private plane lands them in a pickle of their own. Read the book for more details. The author not only wrote a fantastical storyline that even adults could enjoy, he wrote the story by using mostly words that begin with the letter "P". How he created magic with this story is a mystery. Jeff Strain did an impeccable job illustrating the book in a fun and whimsical way, with bright colors and funny looking characters. I would recommend this book to everyone who likes a fun, quirky piece of magical creativity. It wowed me!" - C.M. Anderson Children love fun family stories which feature creative wording and colorful illustrations! This book allows the child to imagine him/herself in the story and learn important lessons about life along the way. A great story-time book for adults and children to share together, with such whimsical illustrations to enjoy on each page. Creative, funny and a "must" addition to a child's library!" - Carole H. Hicks "This book was so fun to read - a pleasure that would double when reading in out loud. The drawings are richly rewarding, interesting, beautifully colored and just Fun! Additionally, because of the clever use of language it would be a great vocabulary builder and possibly a speech therapy tool. But mostly this book is FUN to read and look at. I hope they turn it into a musical show like Family Guy. Good for all ages, little kids will like the pictures and the pickles, older kids will like the more challenging word play, and adults will enjoy the ride." - Stephanie Willard "This is a wonderful story that actually made me laugh and smile as I read it. It's a Peter-Piper mouth-twister that can also be a great launching pad for discussions with children about some of the words that might not be the normal part of the reader's vocabulary. The illustrations are as rich and fun as the words. Kudos to the author and illustrator!" - Richard Rossner "I couldn't help but love the Pudgys. I enjoyed the authors use of alliteration. There are many P words in this book. I think some of the words might be difficult for small children to understand, but you can always explain them. The story itself had me laughing out loud. Really enjoyed this one. I saw that the author's credits include 'Jumanji.' How cool! Another thing, there were some nice positive messages in this book, such as persistence pays, self-pity is pointless, and praise the power of positive thinking. I hope the author will keep writing! The illustrations were lovely too. They captured the story well." - Girl And Dogs Review "This is a wonderful story that actually made me laugh and smile as I read it. It's a Peter-Piper mouth-twister that can also be a great launching pad for discussions with children about some of the words that might not be the normal part of the reader's vocabulary. The illustrations are as rich and fun as the words. Kudos to the author and illustrator!" - Richard Rossner "Can't wait to read it with my grandkids. This delightful story is fun from beginning to the end. It might be a kids' book but it a fun read for the kid in all of us. The illustrations complete the story. Thanks Strain Brothers." - Mark Pumphrey
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Book Description Piebald Pressworks, 2015. Condition: New. Jeff Phillips-Strain (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M098624452X