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GIVEAWAY: A Different Kind Of Hero (Book)

About The Book:

The rainforest is under attack. One monkey is determined to save it. His name is Tomagochi. He’s brown. He’s small. He’s plain. But when a group of men enter the rainforest armed with bulldozers and axes, Tomagochi the monkey springs into action to defend his natural habitat. While larger animals like Peshe the tiger run and hide, Tomagochi charges into battle. Will he be victorious? Will the rainforest be saved? Join Tomagochi as he fights to protect his home and discovers just how special he truly is.  His self-esteem is sure to rise in this book!

My Thoughts:

I know you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover, but it’s hard not to when the illustrations are this fun. I love the bright colors and whimsical animal drawings. Kids of all ages will be delighted to point out the different characters when you turn each page.

The moral of the story is one we’ve heard before, but here it is told in a way children can easily understand. I think it’s presented in a way that will give parents an opportunity to begin conversations about self-esteem and understanding differences.

About author Leah Beth Evans:
Leah Beth Evans was inspired to write her story as a 4th grade student after studying about the rainforest. She continues to enjoy writing stories and poetry. However, her story A Different Kind of Hero has always been one of her favorites.

About illustrator Colleen Gedrich:
Colleen, a lifelong resident Throop, PA, earned a BFA in illustration from Marywood University in 2002. Since that time, she has worked part-time as a freelance illustrator specializing in animal-themed work. She enjoys creating her art using mostly watercolor and pastel. As a dedicated animal rights activist and full-time program coordinator for International Society for Animal Rights (ISAR), Colleen lives her dream of joining her passions for animals and art to promote a more harmonious world with a touch of beauty. Recent works produced by Colleen include t-shirt and invitation designs, children’s book illustrations, and book covers. Colleen has also teamed up with her very talented artist mother, Kathy Holmes Gedrich, and paints murals for children’s nurseries.

A Different Kind Of Hero  is available for purchase online-only for $14.95

Win It:

One lucky reader will win a pdf copy of A Different Kind Of Hero.

REQUIRED COMMENT: Visit Tribute Books, look around, then come back and tell me one other book title that you might like to read.

BONUS #1: Follow Leah Beth Evans and @momof3boys3702on Twitter and RT this contest. The easiest way to retweet is to simply click the green ReTweet on the top right of this post. YOU MAY TWEET ONCE DAILY

BONUS #2: Like Leah Beth Evans, Colleen Gedrich,  and 3 Boys and a Dogon FaceBook then share this post by clicking the FaceBook share button at the bottom of this post.
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CONTEST ENDS: at Midnight CST on April 2nd

OPEN TO: Everyone! Yes, this giveaway is open worldwide.

*DISCLAIMER: I was sent items by Tribute Books to help facilitate my review. Any opinions stated are strictly my own.*

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About Jen

Jen is a boring business analyst by day, college student by night, and rockstar mommy ‘round the clock. She lives in MN with her husband Jason, her son Levi, and their 3 dogs – Bailey, Kahlua, and JD.

When I'm not writing for 3 Boys and a Dog, you can find me on my personal blog Life With Levi, on Facebook, or on Twitter


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  5. Katherine says:

    I would like to read ‘Nine Things Nathan Noticed at Night.’

  6. Katherine says:

    I like 3 boys and a dog on facebook

  7. Katherine says:

    I follow 3 boys and a dog blog by e-mail

  8. Katherine says:

    I voted for 3 boys and a dog at Picket Fence

  9. Karen Gonyea says:

    What Was I Thinking looks like another great title :)

  10. Karen Gonyea says:

    GFC Follower :)

  11. Second Chance:
    How Adoption Saved a Boy
    with Autism & His Shelter Dog
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  14. Nicole Langan says:

    Thanks Jen for the great review and for helping us spread the word about “A Different Kind of Hero.” I’m glad that you enjoyed Colleen’s illustrations and Leah Beth’s story.

    P.S. Levi is a little cutie! :)

    P.P.S. Thanks Kelli for hosting this giveaway!

  15. Tom Anthony says:

    Have you created some thing your proud of? Poem or short story? enter it at for the chance to win a large cash prize.

  16. andalene says:

    I’d also like to read Finding Peace & The True Soul.

  17. andalene says:

    voted on the fence today

  18. andalene says:

    subscribe via email

  19. I think my kids would also like – Red in the Flower Bed.

  20. email subscriber here

  21. voted on Picket Fence

  22. jacqueline v says:

    id like to read red in the flower b ed

  23. I would pick Second Chance

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  26. Follwoing both of you & RED IN THE FLOWERBED…so cute…perfect for my lovely adopted niece….

  27. Danielle Hall says:

    id like to read “in mind”

  28. Shannon Baas says:

    Journey along looks interesting.

  29. would enjoy this for sure
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  30. I’d like to read Nine Things Nathan Noticed at Night by Christy Baldwin.

  31. jacqueline v says:

    id like to read journey along

  32. jacqueline v says:

    i follow via gfc

  33. Sounds like a great book. Red in the Flower Bed also seems like another great read! Thanks for the giveaway!

  34. Remembering Wilma intrigues me.

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  37. Ed Nemmers says:

    “But Then Again I Could Be Wrong”!

  38. The Evolution of An Identity looks interesting.

  39. I also like the Finding Peace & The True Soul.


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