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Thursday, November 14, 2013

*[Blog Tour Review & Giveaway] The Child of Denyes by Nicole Gillette

The Child of Denyes
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Summary:
 
When Katie finds a cat hiding in her mother’s garden, she has no idea what kind of adventures awaits her.

A new kid appears in school at the same time Katie’s friends and family begin having nightmares, and she begins to have amazingly vivid dreams. In her dreams, this new cat speaks to her, telling of darkness that has invaded the dream realm and encouraging her to begin a journey to help save not only the dream realm but the real world as well.

Max, the new kid in school, has a dog that seemed to adopt him, just as the cat had claimed Katie. Max’s mom recently died in a car accident and his father had a very difficult time dealing with her death. That left Max alone and without any friends other than this new dog.

Katie, her family and her friends learn that a simple caring gesture is sometimes all it takes to change the course of the world. Join Katie and Max as they learn the true power of our dreams and the importance of our friendships.
Summary & Cover taken from Goodreads.com
Length: 119 pages (Kindle)
Source: Review Copy
Available Formats: Print/E-book
Publication Date: October 29th 2012 by Kindle Direct Publish
 
The Child of Deneys was a cute and fun children's book that I was able to polish off in about half an hour and I really enjoyed it which surprised me since I'm not a reader of the books like these. When I first got the invitation I was looking to read something that was out of the norm for me and this was certainly it.
 
I enjoyed Katie and Max's characters, which I was really surprised about because I don't usually like characters this age but they were good, realistic and had wonderful imaginations and I liked how life lessons in the story brought about great life lessons for the two of them.
 
I liked the authors idea of the talking cat (Dennis) and the world that much if not most of the story was set in (Dream Realm). I enjoyed the fantasy aspect of the novel as well and thought that just the right amount of that element was added in.
 
Overall, I'm glad I decided to step out of my comfort zone on this book because it reminded me of books I used to get lost in when I was a kid on March Break when I'd pretend my cat Stormy (who is still kickin' at the ripe old age of 17) could talk to me.
 
I would recommend this to younger readers between 7 and 10 because it is a shorter read but still well written to the point of the book seeming longer than it was. The author was great in creating a likeable heroine and I can see lots of kids enjoying this story.
 
*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my free and honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed herein are 100% my own.
I read this book for the following reading challenges:
 
2013 150+ Reading Challenge

 
Really Liked It!
★★★1/2
 
Author Bio:
 
 
Nicole Gillette Auhtor photo Picture15.jpg Nicole Gillette (or Nikki to her friends and family) describes herself as a wife, mother, crafter, gardener, chef and whatever else is needed. She stays busy following her two children around to sporting events, creating amazing art pieces, writing, and running her online business "Creating Amidst Chaos."
Growing up in Northern Michigan Nikki learned to appreciate spending time outdoors. She enjoys camping, hiking and fishing and collects memories and mementos on her trips to use in scrapbooks, crafts, art projects and writing. Nothing is off limits to use!
As she began to explore different art techniques her friends and family encouraged her to teach lessons on scrapbooking and mixed media art. As a result she developed a series of written tutorials that are now available in e-book format.
In addition to the crafting tutorials she has written children's books that are engaging and entertaining for children and adults as well. Most of the inspiration for her writing come from the wonder she sees in the eyes of her children as they explore our world.
Nikki ensures us that as a 'Jack-of-all-Trades' you can be sure of only one thing. As time goes by she will develop and change so you can expect her projects and writings to do the same.
 
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5 comments:

  1. This sounds like an adorable children's book!

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    1. It really was. If my niece and nephew were young enough to read it I'd totally recommend it to my sister for them.

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    1. You're welcome Nancy, thank you so much for organizing the tour.

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  3. Wow..
    Great giveaway / contest.
    I hope I can have similar giveaway like this too.
    Hope everyone enjoy it. Good luck.

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