Monday, November 18, 2013

Juniper Grove Solutions Presents: The Funny Adventures of Little Nani by Cinta Garcia de la Rosa and GIVEAWAY




Title: The Funny Adventures of Little Nani
Author: Cinta Garcia de la Rosa
Published: September 2012
Word Count: 17,000
Genre: Children's Book
Recommended Age: 6 - 12
Synopsis:
Little Nani is a little girl who likes helping people. However, when she helps people the results can be a bit unexpected. Why is that? Little Nani is a witch! Or at least she wants to be a witch. With her magic wand, she will try to cast different spells to help her friends, but she won't be successful all the time.

Follow Little Nani in her funny adventures and meet her extraordinary friends. Funny ostriches, horses that love reading, super-fast turtles, grumpy zombies... Little Nani has lots of friends! You can also draw your own characters!

Little Nani is willing to become a good witch. Will she manage to do it? Who knows? Read the stories and discover what happens next!

We received this book to give an honest review.

Lovely book to read. It took us a bit to get into it as K would seem to lose interest quickly, only because there were no pictures. He is still at the age that he will enjoy a book read to him but if there are no pictures it is hard to keep him into the book. 
Other than that the adventures were awesome, you get to meet different friends for Little Nani. Who is a witch that learned magic online! Oh no we know how good the internet is on learning things, especially magic. 
This was a long book for us which it took 3 days to read. I do think when K gets a bit older and isn't into picture books as much we will for sure give this book a read again. 
He did enjoy the "drawing time" that is in the book which I found that to be pretty cool. Being as you get to draw you own picture of the story. This is a good book I would recommend if you like a child witch that does magic, now not all the stories are happy endings. 


About the Author:
Cinta Garcia de la Rosa is a Spanish writer who has loved the written word since she discovered she was able to read books at age 5. Since then, she has become a bookworm and reads around 100 books every year. She also writes, every day, compulsively, even in the middle of the night. You cannot control when inspiration hits you, can you? She writes in English because she is convinced that in a previous life she was British, so writing in English feels more natural to her than writing in her native language. Yes, she is crazy like that. Cinta Garcia is the author of "The Funny Adventures of Little Nani", a collection of short stories for children, and "A Foreigner in London", a short story published on Smashwords.



EXCERPT
From “Little Nani and the Flying Muffin” by Cinta Garcia de la Rosa


“I’m bored!”
“How can you say that you are bored when I am reading to you one of the funniest books I have read in a long time?” said Horse in an exasperated tone. When Little Nani shrugged her shoulders, Horse had retreated to his favourite rocking chair in a corner of the room.
“Can I go out and make angels?” asked Little Nani, who was upside down, standing on her hands.
“Don’t be silly. You can only make angels in the snow, not in the rain,” said Horse without raising his eyes from the book.
“Can I go out and jump in the pools?” asked Little Nani, who was hopscotching all over the room.
“If you go out you will get soaking wet, and then you will catch a bad cold, and then you won’t be able to go out for a long time,” said the impatient horse. He didn’t like being interrupted while reading.
“Then I will cast a spell to make the sun come back,” said Little Nani, trying to take her magic wand out of her pocket while rolling on the floor. Big Billy, watching her efforts to take her magic wand out, and fearing that Little Nani could make the rain turn into a tempest, quickly pecked Little Nani’s hand.
“Ouch!” exclaimed Little Nani. “That hurt!”
She tried once more to take her magic wand from her pocket, but this time it was Skinny Nikki who pecked Little Nani’s hand.
“Ouch!” exclaimed Little Nani again.
It was pretty clear by now to Little Nani that she wasn’t going to have any fun that day. She thought that the rain was boring and, folding her arms with an angry look, she sat down in a corner.


Giveaway Details:
There is an International tour wide giveaway. Prizes include the following:
  • 1st Place Winner: Signed notebook, 3 signed post cards, 1 Little Nani doll, 1 keyring (INT)
  • 2nd Place Winner: Signed notebook, 2 signed post cards, 1 Little Nani doll (INT)



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