Friday, 12 December 2014

Blog tour: KeeKee's Big Adventures in Athens, Greece by Shannon Jones & Casey Uhelski, Children's, Picture book, 10E/10E, short 'n' sweet review, Competion CLOSED

Isn't KeeKee adorable?
October 2014, Calithumpian Press,  40 pages, Hardback, Review copy

Content: super cute! 

Book summary from Calithumpian Press
This is the third book in the KeeKee’s Big Adventures Series!

KeeKee is the adventurous calico kitty who travels the world in her hot air balloon. She’s been to Paris and to Rome.

And now? Opa! It’s Athens, Greece!

Join KeeKee as she explores the sites, sounds and tastes of one of the oldest cities in the world with her guide, Evi the Owl. Children and adults will delight in discovering what makes Athens a must-visit destination, from it’s history and culture to food and hospitality.

Also included is a kid-friendly pronunciation guide and glossary, as well as a unique and charmingly illustrated map of Athens.

This new book in the award-winning KeeKee’s Big Adventures series will continue to spark curiosity and inspire appreciation for our great big wonderful world.

Nayu's thoughts
Awwww! is pretty much my thoughts as I read this book. Isn't KeeKee adorable? I've never heard of her before now, but I'm thrilled to have read her latest adventure. I love cats, and love animal tales (where animals are like people) so this is exactly the type of book I love to read and also recommend. I was proud to see a lot of bunnies, one of my favourite animals, feature in a lot of the scenes.

The story is clever, taking the reader through typically Greek places, food and activities, including learning about the rich history of Greece. My honours degree included Ancient Greece, and I wish I'd had something fun like KeeKee's adventures to learn from, as the cute factor helped me remember more details - who knew a kangeroo would play Aphrodite in an amphitheatre?

It's cool how not only are readers exposed to Greek phrases, there's an explanation at the back of the book so you know exactly how to pronounce the words, as well as a reminder of some other information. This is important because at first glance the words are not pronounced as they look. I got to see some typically Greek blue and white buildings which I've always liked looking at, and I learnt Greeks like coconut, something I hadn't known before now.

I can't stress enough how much fun this book is - I'll definitely be recommending it to all my friends!

Competition time! CLOSED

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