28 November, 2016

{{Book Review}} Charlie the Tramp + Giveaway!


*Disclaimer*
Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway.  Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

About the Book:
Charlie the Beaver wants to be a tramp when he grows up. “Tramps don’t have to learn how to chop down trees and how to roll logs and how to build dams. Tramps just tramp around and have a good time. Tramps carry sticks with little bundles tied to them. They sleep in a field when the weather is nice, and when it rains they sleep in a barn.” Charlie sets off with his bundle. But when he hears water trickling, he can’t get to sleep. Will he be able to resist the urge to make it stop? As Grandfather Beaver says, “You never know when a tramp will turn out to be a beaver.”

An American classic is back in a special 50th anniversary hardcover edition.
 Winner of the Boys Club of America Junior Book Award, 1968.

*My Review*
I remember my Mamie(gma) reading this to me as a child. I had forgotten all about about this book until I recently received an email to be a part of the book tour. After seeing the title, I was flooded with very fond memories of my childhood with my grandma. 

Little Charlie is a beaver who doesn't want to continue on with his family's tradition, he would rather just tramp around. His family lets him go off and experience all there is to being a tramp, like sleeping outside & carrying around sticks with little bundles tied to them. Charlie can't resist the urge to build a beautiful dam while he was out doing what tramps do best.

I definitely 100% recommend this book. It is a wonderful children's classic from the 1960's. This book will be treasured in our family for years to come.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Russell Hoban (1925-2011) first became famous for his children’s picture books about a badger named Frances and other animal characters that have a lot in common with children we know – bedtime for Frances, A Baby Sister for Frances, Bread and Jam for Frances, and Emmit Otter’s Jug-band Christmas.

ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR
Lillian Hoban (1925-1998), one of America’s favorite children’s book illustrators, is best known for a young chimpanzee named Arthur and his little sister, Violet. She also illustrated six of Russell Hoban’s books about Frances the badger, which have taken their place among the great classics of children’s literature. Lillian Hoban was born in Philadelphia and attended the Philadelphia Museum School of Art. She studied dance for ten years and became a professional dancer. She began to write and illustrate her own stories only after having children, basing her tales on their experiences.

Plough editor Sam Hine says, “As a parent of young children I’ve rarely found new books of this quality. So, like many other parents, I find myself returning to the books of my own childhood. Among these Charlie the Tramp was a hands-down favorite. We’re thrilled to acquire the rights to this timeless classic and make it available to a third generation.”



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