The Adventures of Gracie & MonkeyBear (Book 1: Summer)

The Adventures of Gracie MonkeyBear Book Summer Named to Kirkus Reviews Best Books of B R A G Medallion Young readers who love to pretend will see Gracie as a kindred spirit and look forward to future seasonal adventures in this planned kids b

  • Title: The Adventures of Gracie & MonkeyBear (Book 1: Summer)
  • Author: C.S. O'Kelly
  • ISBN: 9780997029406
  • Page: 186
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Named to Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2016 B.R.A.G Medallion Young readers who love to pretend will see Gracie as a kindred spirit and look forward to future seasonal adventures in this planned kids book series Kirkus Reviews starred review Available to Bookstores Libraries through Ingram Book Group, Brodart Hardcover, paperback ebook formats Ask f Named to Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2016 B.R.A.G Medallion Young readers who love to pretend will see Gracie as a kindred spirit and look forward to future seasonal adventures in this planned kids book series Kirkus Reviews starred review Available to Bookstores Libraries through Ingram Book Group, Brodart Hardcover, paperback ebook formats Ask for it at your local libraryAdventure on land, sea and from the sky A rare friendship between a precocious girl and her dog turns into an incredible adventure every Saturday morning From their backyard in Brooklyn, they find portals that open to new worlds With each new doorway comes the opportunity to help those in need and create lasting friendships along the way Gracie and MonkeyBear are tested at every turn But can they make it home in time for dinner A wonderful read aloud.

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    1. Picture book received courtesy of First Reads Giveaway"For all the girls in all the worlds. May you feel strength with your first breath, realize your unlimited potential for greatness on your second, and follow your dreams on your third." This quote is prominently displayed in the front of and on the back cover of this book. I love that "Girl Power" feeling! Gracie and her dog, Monkeybear, spend every Saturday freeing T-Rex's or repairing broken alien spaceships. After all, just because you're [...]

    2. Gracie is a dauntless child and she takes advantage of her Saturdays to go on backyard imagination adventures with her brilliant companion (and dog), Monkeybear. On this beautiful Summer day, the dog up a dinosaur and send him yo his home, help a space alien fix his ship, and help rescue a young whale trapped in a net. Gracie and Monkeybear even manage to do all that before grandma calls them to dinner!First, I would like to thank the author for sending me this gorgeous book. She had it wrapped [...]

    3. First Impression. First and foremost, I would like to make note of the beautiful presentation and packaging of this book. I have never felt as if a book were such a treasure until now. I immediately felt as if I were somehow one of the luckiest people alive and couldn’t wait to unwrap the tissue to discover what kind of secret book lay waiting. I don’t know if anyone else gets this feeling, but you know a good book when you walk into Barnes and Noble and one draws your attention from a displ [...]

    4. I received this book as a giveaway and after reading have passed it on to my neighbours little girl. Thank You for taking the extra time to beautifully present your book in tissue gift wrap. It certainly made it a welcoming surprise. The book is so wonderfully illustrated and the interesting imagery just jumps off the pages. I love the hard cover and durably of the pages which will last after years of page turnings. The story line itself I felt was little bizarre but I guess it will appeal to a [...]

    5. This is the first time I have EVER felt inspired to review a picture book. The Adventures of Gracie & MonkeyBear. I bought the hardcover at our local bookstore as a gift for my niece & nephew– the cover simply called to me. The bookstore owner did tell me, however that it is not an easy book to find (but she expects that to change as more people ask for it). My niece & nephew wanted me to read it to them, so I did wow is all I can say. My niece is 4 & my nephew is 9 and they lo [...]

    6. I just finished reading this to my grandson for the third time this week. It is quickly becoming our go-to at bedtime. The bright colors and fun characters immediately draw us in to their next adventure. Each reading reveals something new on the page, inspires questions, and refines our T-Rex, Whale and Voosurian speak - which always results in great laughter. Can't wait for Book 2!

    7. Got this as a Giveaway. Lovely book for girls. Liked the story and the illustrations. Signature and bookmark a nice touch. Haven't given it a 5 as the pages have fallen out. Would have taken it back to the shop if I had bought it.

    8. This book is fantastic! Gracie is an adventurous wonder girl and willing to help and encourage all those in need. She has a confident and vibrant personality and I really enjoyed joining her on her adventurous day. I look forward to sharing more of her adventures in the future.

    9. I read it to my niece, and she adored the stories and illustrations, as did I. This book is an absolute delight!

    10. This is a fun book for kids. My wife has read it to two Kindergarten classes so far and the kids all loved it!

    11. The Adventures of Gracie & Monkeybear, Book 1: Summer is a fantastic children's book just in time for the holidays - packed with wonderful illustrations, a fun adventure and an important message about helping others. The titular Gracie is a young girl with an active imagination who goes on a journey with her faithful dog, Monkeybear. Their quest takes them on an archaeological expedition, to meet a friend from outer space and finally to the depths of the ocean. Along the way, Gracie and Monk [...]

    12. Thank you to for my copy of this very imaginative children's book. It's a story of a little girl that lives in a big city but uses her imagination to create her own adventures on the playground, I read the book to my grandsons, they thoroughy enjoyed the story.Thank you and C. S. O'Kelly!

    13. We are proud to announce that THE ADVENTURES OF GRACIE AND MONKEYBEAR by C.S. O'Kelly is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money!

    14. I was selected by GoodReads to receive a signed First Edition of this book and am pleased to be able to share my review here.My first impression was that of interesting imagery and challenging vocabulary levels for the very young readers. One gets the feel of a brilliant little girl whose imagination knows no bounds.Together with her sidekick, Monkeybear, a fuzzy big dog, good-natured, and very smart himself, Gracie spends her day outside to delve into three formidable adventures. They have maps [...]

    15. Note: I won a free copy of this book through GiveawaysEven before I opened, the package fully, I was enamored with this book. The author went the extra mile in packaging for shipping that showed how much they care about their work. Opening the tissue paper, I was delighted with the artwork. This is a beautifully illustrated book. The dedication to girls everywhere was a great message to spread.This is a charming story about a little girl and her dog and the adventures they go on in a single aft [...]

    16. I received this book from the author for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.The Adventures of Gracie and MonkeyBear is a story that encourages kids to use their imagination. It’s super fun to read aloud as we follow Gracie and MonkeyBear on their many adventures, all taken place in their own backyard.The story is creative and interactive, and the pictures are beautifully done. I love that the book is hardback, so it’s very durable and the pages are thic [...]

    17. You don’t have to leave your backyard to have a great adventure. All you need is your imagination, a big heart, and your best friend.With that, Gracie—she’s equal parts Dora the Explorer and Indiana Jones—and her resourceful canine pal MonkeyBear (real name Seamus, but don’t call him that), help Stuff-A-Mus the dinosaur find his way back to Montana, get a Voosurian starship back on the “road,” and free a whale named Wooliatha who’s caught in a net. And all in one busy Saturday!Gr [...]

    18. When it was time for bed, even my ten-year-old was riveted by this fun story. Gracie and her dog Monkeybear went straight from one adventure to another without skipping a beat or losing the reader. All of this imaginary fun took place in a single day in Gracie's backyard.I love that the book encourages kids to get outside and play. It illustrates how a child can get so engrossed in pretend play that the sun is going down before they know it.The Adventures of Gracie and Monkeybear is a wonderful [...]

    19. I received this book through a giveaway. I wanted to read it before I gave it to my two young grandsons ages 2 and 5. I know they will love it because it involves adventures, a dog and a Tyrannosaurus Rex. The main character is a girl but that should not stop anyone from reading it to a boy. It stresses the importance of being kind and how strong girls can be. This is important for all little boys to realize too. I thought the artwork was very imagative. It seems that Monkeybear is a fan of the [...]

    20. I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for sending me the book!I read it to my nephew for the first time this week and he absolutely loved it. He carries the book around with him wherever he goes now and is drawn into it. The story was lovely from start to finish, and the illustrations were bright and colourful and beautifully done. A charming little story about a little girl and her dog going on adventures. I give it a 5/5 rating.

    21. Beautifully illustrated book of the adventures of Gracie and her wonderdog Monkeybearencounters with a Tyrannosaurus, a Starship and a whale in the backyard pool! I do think some of the wording was a little heavy for younger children and maybe it's just me but i had a hard time reading the make believe language of the Voosurian starship captain JungJung Shoochoo. I received this book free in a Giveaway.

    22. I couldn't always understand what was going on with this story, but I fear that may be my age showing. It's been a few decades since I was a young girl living in a fantasy world with my dog. However, thanks in large part to the lush artwork, I could begin to remember. I know that my niece will understand the book, so I was happy to send it to her. I received this book for free through Giveaways. It is autographed.

    23. Gracie & MonkeyBear are awesome! The story is easy to read aloud - but it doesn't "talk down" to kids at all. The illustrations are fantastic. The storyline is empowering for girls and boys, especially those who like dogs. This is a book that will stay on our shelves for a long time and is already a favorite of my daughter's. More please!

    24. I received this book for free from Giveaways. A really wonderful story about a young girl and her dog who go on many delightful adventures in her imagination. I loved the colorful pictures and her very vivid imagination.

    25. The illustrations in this book are beautiful. The story is a little disjointed but that fits when you consider it is the story is little girl and her dog having backyard adventures. well done! I received this book as a giveaway and look forward to sharing at library storytime.

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