Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Little Brown Animal + Giveaway

I received this book from the author for my honest opinion.

Goodreads Synopsis:    All alone and a little bit scared, a little brown animal lives in the deep forest. He thinks he is the ugliest creature of all. Wandering alone in the meadows and in secret hidden places, he discovers just how special he really is. He could never have foreseen what happens next!

My Thoughts:

-    This was a sweet story about being unique.

-    The animals were very endearing, and my daughter and I enjoyed all the fun and cute illustrations.

-    The ending is a bit weird. I'm not exactly sure how everything happened. It was sad, but it was happy and confusing.

-    I wonder if this is based on an old legend/tale of some sort. It has that legend kind of feel to it. 

Gnome's Thoughts: (Since this is a children's book, I thought you might want to know what my 5 year old thought. These are her thoughts word for word when I asked her about the book.)

-    I liked it.

-    I liked how he told the children stories.

-    I liked how he turned into a Golden Griffin at the end.


Prizes = Signed copy of The Little Brown Animal + $10 Amazon Gift Card!

To enter please leave a comment about your favorite childhood book or favorite book to read to your child and why it is/was your favorite!

US Residents only please!

Giveaway ends on Wednesday, May 27th @ Midnight!
I'll announce the winner next Thursday!

Thanks and good luck!


  1. I remember reading Arthur's children books by Marc Brown. I remember I just loved reading them and they were my favorite because it was a series and I went to my school library all the time to read the next Arthur book. Yeah that series is what came to mind, thanks for the chance!

  2. I loved Mr. Pine's Mixed Up Signs when I was kid. And I loved to read Goodnight Moon to mine. Oh, and Rachel Fister Has A Blister! :) Oh, and Tow Trucks Tow Cars. LOL. Can you tell I like rhyming kids books? Or tongue twistery books. Yep.

  3. I can't quite remember what picture books I loved as a child. Maybe Corduroy. Currently I'm obsessed with I Am Otter by Sam Garton!

  4. I love reading Steam Train Dream Train to my son. The pictures are so beautiful and he has so many questions about the story

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