This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Vernita Naylor for Readers' Favorite
Gus was always acting grumpy, and do you know why? Whenever Gus’s friend Louie Lou was away from him, Gus felt extremely lonely. Grumpy Gus Beats the Blues (Books for Kids Book 1) by Dale Lewis is a beautifully illustrated educational children's book about overcoming loneliness. Loneliness affects everyone, but in different ways. For Gus, being alone made him grumpy. One day Gus saw his friend, Louie Lou, and Louie Lou wanted to know why Gus felt so blue. Gus told Louie Lou that whenever they are separated, he misses all of the fun that they have together. Gus wanted to know how did Louie Lou deal with their separation and Louie Lou told Gus a secret. This secret changed Gus’s life and he was never grumpy again.
I enjoyed reading Grumpy Gus Beats the Blues because it was not only a beautifully written, colorful short story, but it gave a wonderful, simple solution that children can embrace in overcoming bouts of loneliness. In Grumpy Gus Beats the Blues, Dale Lewis did an excellent job in showing both sides of the picture because, for Gus, the separation made him grumpy, but Louie Lou remained happy because he did not let the separation affect him in the same way as it did Gus. Louie Lou did something about it. If you are looking for a great educational resource for your child to teach them how to overcome loneliness, get a copy of Grumpy Gus Beats the Blues (Books for Kids Book 1) by Dale Lewis.