The Adventures of Popcorn and Jellybean, By Robert Gillespie
Let The Adventure Begin!
This sweet story of friendship, is filled with little life lessons along the way; Taking care when on an adventure, knowing where you are—and how to get back, learning from the animals, expecting the unexpected.
Charming artwork that will appeal to all. It’s enjoyable to study the photos, picturing the surroundings, considering what is there that might come in handy.
The story is encouraging and entertaining. It inspires young children to explore on their own as well. A good reason to get away from home, head to a forest or the wilderness, and explore.
Prepare for Adventure
It is important to remember to gain knowledge before you head out as well. It would be a fun study for children to learn about using what is available to survive, how nature can guide them, what plants may or may not be edible.
This entry contains many lessons. You can find even more if you look. So many tips included. For instance, did you realize that the stem of a cattail plant made a tasty snack?
In a side note, the story shows how much time one must spend seeking food and supplies to survive. We are so used to walking to our pantries and pulling out what we want, after a stop at the grocery store. When you have nothing, it becomes a required task. So much we may take for granted.
I do hope there are more books to come that include Popcorn and Jellybean. The author can take it in so many directions, from where to find the knowledge and skills, to different settings for their adventures. See if the children in your lives aren’t inspired to have an adventure too! It’s a pleasure to read a book that will encourage kids to get outside and away from the technology that fills so much of our time today.
One thing I’d like to know: How did Popcorn and Jelly Bean meet in the first place to become friends?
The story makes me want to go for a walk in the woods. See if you don’t agree.
Book Title: The Adventures of Popcorn and Jellybean by Robert Gillespie
Category: Children’s Fiction, 48 pages
Genre: Fantasy / Nature
Publisher: Page Publishing
Release date: July 2017
Tour dates: Jan 22 to Feb 2, 2018
Content Rating: G
Popcorn and Jellybean had never ventured down the path beyond the big tree. But since they never really did anything exciting, and even though it made them a little nervous at first, they decided it would be a fun adventure for a couple of days. What could possibly go wrong? Plenty, as it turned out, if the explorers were not prepared! Join them as they take on new challenges each day, learn how to survive by following the behaviors of the animals they encounter, and go where Mother Nature leads them. And who knows, maybe we could learn as well!