Tuesday, April 18, 2017

"Spud's First Day Surprise" by Nancy Beaule

Spud's First Day Surprise
(Chompy & the Munchy Bunch Book 3
by Nancy Beaule

Author Nancy Beaule shares an excerpt from Spud's First Day Surprise, the third book in the Chompy & the Munchy Bunch children's book series, suitable for children ages 4 to 9. You can also read my review and enter our exclusive giveaway for a chance to win a print copy of Spud's First Day Surprise (US only). Also available: The Secret Formula and Search for the Hidden Treasure (read my blog post).

Salty's cousin Spud moves to Munchytown, but his first day in school gets off to a rough start! Spud runs away but soon discovers something special hidden deep inside the lonesome forest.

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My Review
It's Spud's first day at a new school and nothing is going right. Feeling like a laughing stock, he runs off into the woods - and accidentally becomes a hero! Meanwhile, Chompy uses his super-powered Chompy Juice to good effect.
As ever, Candybar is the troublemaker, while Chompy saves the day. And, once again, there is some questionable behavior, as Spud climbs a ladder to peek through a window. Still, we all know what Goldilocks did! I'm sure the kids will enjoy the "butt" references! At the same time, they'll learn that it's okay to be different and that sometimes being different is a good thing.
A cute story for children ages 3 and up.

About the Author
The Secret Formula is Nancy Beaule's debut book. What began as a way to keep her grandchildren entertained, has evolved into an exciting series about a carrot named Chompy who discovers an ancient carrot formula for super-powered eyesight. The series, called Chompy & The Munchy Bunch, is geared toward 4-9 year olds, and while the kids love re-enacting the "Chompy Juice" portion of the book, parents appreciate the hidden nutritional messages. Volume 2, Search for the Hidden Treasure, was published in September 2016, and Volume 3, Spud's First Day Surprise, in April 2017.
Nancy's path to writing is a bit unorthodox, having spent the last 30 years as an entrepreneur/inventor. In the 80's she operated a print shop before inventing a product called the Pie Saver, which are foil rings that prevent pies from burning, came from her love of baking! "Running a business is similar to writing - there are lots of ups and downs but you can never give up!" Now with three grandchildren to enjoy, she felt the time was right to try her hand at writing children's books, and the children are loving Chompy and his pals! Nancy has two children and lives in Maine and Florida with her husband of 41 years.

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