Disclosure: I received an ebook copy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.
AWARD WINNING and BESTSELLING Author
When seven-year-old Éclair goes geocaching for the first time, she finds a treasure that isn’t the one she imagined.
Young readers will discover what geocaching is all about through Éclair’s journey with her eccentric grandma.
This book will be hidden in geocaching sites around the US as a fun read for early readers. My hope is that young readers all over the US will learn what geocaching is through Eclair’s antic with Grandma Stella.
Here’s what readers are saying:
“This heartwarming, educational story will show children that even though things don’t always turn out as we expect them to, sometimes they’re even better than we could ever have imagined.” Mel Finefrock, Patchwork Poetry.
“I loved it. The grandma was modern and fun! I liked how Éclair was curious and tender-hearted! Their relationship is touching and realistic!” Cindy Nash, Kindergarten Teacher
“I love how adventurous Éclair and Stella are! I love geocaching and it was super fun to read about the awesome treasure hunt Stella took Éclair on.” Olivia Rattie, 8 years old
“Éclair had so much fun geocaching that I would love to do that too. I can’t wait to read about her next adventure.” Katrena Strother, 8 years old
“Bored? Need something more exciting? Do what Éclair and Stella did. Try geocaching.” The Simon Mates, avid geocachers
Find out more about Geocaching from HERE
This is the second Eclair book that I have read and what I love about them is that they are easy, short, and fun for a younger child.
I would put the reading ability of this book near the age of Eclair – 7ish. I think it would be too easy for my almost 10 year old (4th grade) but feel it would be a great first “chapter” book for my 7 1/2 year old (2nd grade).
It has 10 chapters that really are not that long (10 chapters with 39 pages in the book. We’re talking less than 4 pages a chapter.)
Eclair, like every child, has a wild imagination so when she and Stella prepare to go geocaching for a treasure, Eclair’s mind goes wild!
I love their geocaching adventure and really came up with my own ideas to take my own kids on their first geocaching adventure.
It isn’t a picture book – the only pictures are at the beginning of each chapter, but would still make a fun first chapter book for your young reader or to read together with your just learning to read reader.
My only complaint is that I felt that the chapters were a bit rushed and could have been fleshed out more, but then again, I am a 32 year old reader reading a book the 10th of my normal size! For a child (and a child’s attention span) I think it was perfect!
I found it to be highly enjoyable and I am sure your little one will too!
Eclair Goes to Stella’s
Hi, I’m Éclair and I’m seven. My sister Meggie is two. When mom got sick we had to go live with Stella, my dad’s mom, the one with maroon colored hair. I begged Dad not to make us stay with her because she beat her horse and was going to eat her rooster, but he didn’t believe me. Even after I pretended I was going to barf, he left us with Stella.<
So there we were, Meggie and me, on a strange pink farm with a skinny horse, a mean rooster, and Stinky Stella who had a living room filled with dead deer heads.
What would she do to us?
Would we end up on her wall too?
Bronze Medal Winner in Dan Poytner’s Global eBook Awards.
Winner of the Kindle Book Promotion Awards
Michelle is a fulltime employee of God’s kingdom, writing and encouraging writers every day. She’s often a sucker for emotional stories, her sensitive side fueling the passion for her character’s plights, often giving her the ability to show readers the “other” side of the story.
She grew up in the burbs of Detroit with five brothers. No sisters. Each time her mom brought the boy bundle home from the hospital Michelle cried, certain her mom liked boys better than girls. But when her brothers pitched in with the cooking, cleaning, and babysitting–without drama, Michelle discovered having brothers wasn’t so bad. They even taught her how to take direct criticism without flinching, which might come in handy with book reviews.
Michelle is living her dream–writing every day and thanking God for the stories He puts in her path. When Michelle isn’t writing she’s winning ugly on the tennis court. She’s known as “Queen of the Rim Shots.” No joke. It’s ugly.<
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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.
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