Saturday, April 2, 2011

"The Realoscope of Ringgold Valley" Book Review & Giveaway

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 My daughter, being the book lover that she is, is always happy when she gets new books to review.  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 daughter will still pick Timmy's Quest from time to time and read it, she enjoys it that much.  

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.  

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 daughter, he immediately starting thinking of another book series that started with "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" and thought that this series could really lead to more fun adventures and interesting discoveries, just like in that series of books.

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.

Thanks to Lance and Christopher, one lucky My Springfield Mommy reader will win a copy of "The Realoscope of Ringgold Valley".  

Giveaway ends Sunday, April 10th
Winner chosen by Random.org
Winners responsible for supplying shipping info.
U.S. entries only

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Thanks to Lance and Christopher for my sample for review and the giveaway winner's prize. 

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43 comments:

Linda Kish said...

Lisa & Brian

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I am an RSS subscriber

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Tara Oliver said...

I like them on Facebook!
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Tara Oliver said...

Lisa and Brian (I read the first few pages to see if it's something my little girl would like - and I think she would!).
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Tara Oliver said...

subscriber!
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Tara Oliver said...

friends on Facebook!
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Tara Oliver said...

I follow you on Twitter as th7272. thanks!
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AnneLoyd said...

I like Realoscope on Facebook as Anne Loyd.

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AnneLoyd said...

Lisa and Brian.

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I subscribe to blog emails.

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I friemded you on Facebook as Anne Loyd.

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I follow you on Twitter as Anneliz702.

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Roseann K. said...

I'm an email subscriber. Thanks!

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*Like The Realoscope Series on Facebook
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lisa and brian
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natatheangel said...

Lisa and Brian
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rhonda said...

Lisa and Brian
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Pauline said...

Lisa and Brian

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I am a friend of Springfield Mommy On Facebook

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I follow Springfield Mommy on Twitter @emscout9

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I am an email subscriber to your Daily Feed

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Pauline said...

I like The Realoscope Series on Facebook

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Mandy said...

I am your friend on FB
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I follow you on twitter
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sueparks2003 said...

Lisa and Brian
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sueparks2003 said...

Liked realoscope series on fb
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we're friends
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Diana said...

I like The Realoscope Series on Fb
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I like you on Fb
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I follow you on twitter
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lilyk said...

The two 4th graders are Lisa and Brian.

lilyk said...

I follow you on Facebook under the username likwan.

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I follow you on Twitter under the username likwan.

lilyk said...

I subscribed to your feed.

lilyk said...

I follow The Realoscope Series on Facebook under the username likwan.

Lance said...

Thank you for the review Margie!

Lance Justin Peter Okones

 

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