We are always happy to have a new book to read around here!
Thankfully there is never a shortage due to the fact that my children’s lineage includes many book lovers, including but not limited to their Grandparents and Great Grandparents. (although my father would be the first to say that he’s more of a magazine guy, like me… well except I’m not a guy.) Due to this fact, the children often get books as gifts and we are also happy whenever we have the chance to review books here on the blog.
Our most recent opportunity came in the form of Mark Teague‘s latest book about Ike LaRue (who is a dog by the way… ), LaRue Across America.
A short synopsis of the book…
“Ike’s plan for a peaceful cruise with Mrs. LaRue are thwarted when their neighbor, Mrs. Hibbins, falls suddenly ill. Mrs. LaRue suggests that she and Ike care for her cats while Mrs. Hibbins is in the hospital, inviting them along on the cruise. But cats aren’t allowed, and Mrs. LaRue decides to take them all on a week’s vacation of road-tripping. Ike is beside himself and quickly takes up his pen to tell us why!
Join award-winner Mark Teague on this romping road trip across America. Readers can follow along on the maps of the U.S. that span the endpapers. Teague drives us to the story’s satisfying conclusion, and we are left with one profound question: Can cats and dogs really be friends?”
The boys loved it and as I read it to them I gave “Ike” a bit of a sophisticated accent since his vocabulary seemed well suited for it. I ended up demonstrating said accent while reading the entire book THREE times (in the same evening), since the boys enjoyed the book that much! And of course, we’ve read it a “few” times again since then… 🙂
Also, HERE’S the darling book trailer if you’d like an even better idea about the book…
LaRue and his companions do visit some pretty awesome places and of course, it all works out in the end.
I have two copies of LaRue Across America to give away so if you’d like one, just leave a comment. You can say anything you want but make it something at least sort of interesting, okay?? You can even tell me about a time YOU used an accent while reading to your kids!
And go ahead, do leave a comment, because Hey – FREE book!!! (that you will enjoy reading with your kids or grandkids – promise!)
This giveaway will run until Monday, March 21st after which 2 LUCKY (get it lucky? for St. Patty’s day?!) winners will be chosen via Random.org.
Please make sure I have a way to get in touch with you should you win.
Open to U.S. residents only.
*I was sent one copy of LaRue Across America for review purposes and received no other compensation for this post. All opinions are my own and that of my kids. 🙂