Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Realoscope of Ringgold Valley Book Review + Giveaway

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Giveaway Ends April 24th at 11:59 p.m.

We were recently sent a copy of "The Realoscope of Ringgold Valley" written by Lance Justin Peter Okones and Illustrated by Christopher Trefz.  If you are a frequent reader of my site, the name Christopher Trefz may ring a bell because he is the author and illustrator of a book I told you about last year called "Below the Waves, Timmy's Quest".  My son still enjoys the book and always asks what does he do with the treasure chest.

This new 36-page book by Lance and Christopher is a great story with really colorful, interesting illustrations.  Without giving too much of the story away, it takes place at Ringgold Valley Elementary School and follows two 4th graders in Mrs. Interestedinit's  (love that name) Science class.  The Realoscope is like a telescope, however, instead of just looking at objects far away with a normal telescope, the Realoscope actually takes you to what you are looking at...in the case of this book, the moon.  This is a fun adventure-type book with a science fiction twist. Which my son loved because of the space theme involved  

I can definitely see "The Realoscope of Ringgold Valley" become a series, because the possibilities of where the Realoscope will take the kids is basically endless...or at least as far as the author and illustrator's imaginations will take them. My husband told me that after reading this book to our son for the first time that he loved every minute of it and wondered if there were more.  

I definitely recommend picking up this book and supporting the fun work Lance and Christopher are putting out.  They have self-published this book, so you can pick it up on the Realoscope website or Amazon. It is priced at $8.99 and qualifies for Free Shipping. 
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13 comments:

  1. The book would be for my 8 y/o daughter.

    emscout9 at hotmail dot com

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  2. I would love to share this book with my son and daughter. hickenfam@

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  3. The book would be for my grandson

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  4. The book would be for my son.

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  5. This would go to my daughter, she is the avid reader out of all my kids.

    danellejohns at gmail dot com

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  6. This would be for my 8 year old, who is devouring ever book in sight around here (we all love books!). :-)

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  7. It will be for my kids
    poniabaum at gmail dot com

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  8. Jodi:

    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for the review!!

    Lance Justin Peter Okones

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  9. This would be for my son, but I think my husband would like it too :) Thanks!
    shakenafist at yahoo dot com

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  10. The book would be for my little one.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  11. This book would be donated to a group home for young boys.

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  12. for my nephew max
    deannalw47 AT hotmail DOT com
    xoxoxo

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