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                     Named "The Best Books of 2016"

                     — Kirkus Reviews

                     Award Winning Children's Book

                     — B.R.A.G Medallion

                     Children's Picture Book Award Winner

                     — Readers' Favorite

                     Picture Book-All Ages Award Winner

                     — 2017 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards

Readers' Favorite, Book Award Winner
Moonbeam Award: picture book - All Ages
Best of 2016, starred review
B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree, Award-winning children's books
the band formerly known as 'Bugs of Bedlam'

editorial REVIEWS                                                                           


"A girl and her dog rescue pretend dinosaurs, aliens, and whales in this debut ode to imaginative play... Gracie’s enthusiasm is contagious, and together she and MonkeyBear begin their first mission: excavating a mystery in their backyard... 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"...more

Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Gracie is a little girl, and Monkeybear is her trusty dog. Just like every day, they wake up and go into Gracie’s backyard... I loved reading about Gracie’s imagination. She comes up with great stories, just like I do! The pictures were amazing, bright, colorful, and fun. This is an awesome book that I will read over and over!"...more

— Shreya (age 6), Kids Book Buzz (excellent)

"In this beautifully created children’s book... Gracie, a precocious little girl, and her fun loving dog get into a lot of things in their very own backyard...I give this book 5 out of 5 stars, this is definitely a book that we are going to be reading a lot from for a while."...more

Comfy Reading (blog)




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