A few weeks ago I did a review of the book series Sweet Farts by Raymond Bean. My son, who is not overly keen on reading, enjoyed the books. I didn’t have to nag him to read. He read them on his own. Not everyday, but at least he read which is great as far as I’m concerned. When he’s interested in books he will read them on his own. The trick is to get him to read the first chapter or two to see if he likes the book or not.
You can read my original review here. Please note that the giveaway in that post is over.
Recently Mr. Bean offered She Scribe readers some fabulous advice on encouraging children to not only read, but also write, during the summer hiatus from school. They are great tips which I am going to implement with my son. Below is the link to the article. It’s a great article. I hope you’ll take the time to check it out.
Here is a little more about the author, Raymond Bean, from Amazon.com.
Raymond Bean is a dad, a teacher, and the Amazon best-selling author of the Sweet Farts Series. His books have ranked #1 in Children’s Humor, Humorous Series, and Fantasy and Adventure. The Sweet Farts Series is consistently in Amazon’s top 100 books for children. His second book, Sweet Farts #2 Rippin’ It Old School was Amazon Publishing’s first release for young readers. Foreign editions of his books have been released in Germany and Korea. Editions for Italy, Brazil, and Turkey will be released soon. He writes for kids who claim they don’t like reading.
There are currently three books in the Sweet Farts series. I wouldn’t be surprised if more additions will be added over the years.
As a parent I was a bit grossed out by the title, but I also know that silly things like “farts” are humorous to children and ‘tweens. I think that is why kids find the books so appealing. Not only that they are really funny too. I find it interesting how the story has been spun into three different books.
Mr. Bean has a new series of books called School is a Nightmare. There are currently two books in that series, School is a Nightmare: First Week, Worst Week and School is a Nightmare: The Field Trip. I haven’t had a chance to check those books out yet, nor has my son, but I am keeping an eye out for them the next time I go to Barnes & Nobel at the mall.
So far both books have four star reviews on Amazon. Reviewers for both books gives each one the full four star rating. I also checked out the reviews and people LOVE these books. That makes me even more excited to pick up a set for my son.
Most people know that reading is very important, not only for children but also for adults. It helps your memory, keeps your mind active and helps with concentration. It also helps build your vocabulary.
Things like Alzheimers and Dementia scare me. I DON’T want to develop things like that. That is why I try and keep my mind sharp and “active”. Reading is one of the ways I do that. That is why it’s so important for children to learn to read and enjoy reading at a young age, because it can develop into a life long love of reading. For children reading also helps build their self-esteem and confidence. It also feeds their imagination and creativity.
If you would like to learn more about author Raymond Bean, or the book series Sweet Farts and School is a Nightmare, visit the official website, www.SchoolisaNightmare.com. You can also find the books on Amazon.com. While you are there make sure to check out Raymond Bean’s Author’s page.
Mr. Bean has generously offered to give a lucky reader both series of books. This includes all three Sweet Farts books and both School is a Nightmare books. To make it even better Mr. Bean is going to autograph the copies too! How “sweet” is that? No pun intended (well… maybe a little. ).
To enter please comment on either which book series you are most excited about – OR – leave me a tip on how you encourage your child to read.
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This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on June 30, 2012 at 12:01 AM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail.
*I was not compensated for this post in any way. I posted this for the enjoyment of my site readers. Any opinions expressed are my own and are not influenced in anyway. Mr. Bean will be providing the prize package.