Monday, July 11, 2011

How Back-Back Got His Name by Thomas Weck and Peter Weck...Review & Giveaway!

Last month I told you about a new favorite book of A&W's The Megasaurus by Thomas Weck and Peter Weck.  When I heard there was an upcoming release by these two talented authors (just out TODAY!!) I could not wait to share it with the boys.  I had a feeling How Back-Back Got His Name would captivate them just as much.  Here is the scoop on the latest from the Lima Bear series...

Can you imagine what it would be like to lose your back!!? Well, that is exactly what happens to Plumton, the Opossum. Lima Bear and his clever friends become detectives searching for this missing back.

Follow them as they try new and different ways of thinking to solve the mystery. See how they band together to protect each other in times of danger! Will they ever find Plumpton's back? 



OK....even though I knew The Megasaurus was a big hit with A&W I was a little dubious again with the theme with Back-Back.  An opossum losing his back?  Um...OK.  I decided to open my mind, open the book and share it with A&W who were, by the way, beside themselves with excitement when I told them it was written by their Megasaurus heroes!


I am going to just come right out and admit it....I was way off the mark when it comes to being unsure how A&W would process the book.  An opossum losing his back?  Why not!!  They did not bat an eye at this and spent the entire book laughing at the antics of the animals and watching them work together to problem solve.  Thomas and Peter Weck have a true gift when it comes to discovering what children like in order to share an important message.  There is plenty of silliness which is always a huge hit with the intended age group (4-8 year olds).  My boys erupt in giggles each time Maskamal (a raccoon!) tries to disguise himself as a tree by rolling in mud in leaves.  The silliness does not overshadow the positive messages of the book which are acceptance, teamwork and friendship.  The illustrations, done by Len DiSalvo are superb and really bring the animals to life.  I am also a fan of the last two pages of the book which include an "Extend the Learning" and "Activities" section which really allow the book to become an interactive experience for you and your child.

This book is delightful and is proudly standing on the shelf next to the beloved Megasaurus!  You can order your copy of How Back-Back Got His Name on Amazon...







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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and I was provided with the above mentioned book  for purpose of review.  The opinions in this post are entirely my own. Your experience may differ from mine. This post has not been reviewed or edited by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this review. The sponsor of this giveaway is responsible for prize fulfillment and shipping the winner(s) their prize.

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I didn't realize they were father and son. I don't think it even dawned on me that they had the same last name. Lol. Duh.

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Thomas Weck taught children while in the Peace Corp and has four of his own children.
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Thomas Weck is a creative and captivating national award-winning author of children’s books. He has traveled extensively in the U.S. and in foreign countries including teaching children through the Peace Corps.

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