Book Review Globaloonies: The Big Red Button


Globaloonies1_EbookTitle: Globaloonies

Author: Max Candee

Genre: Children’s Picture Book, Time Travel

Rating: A

“Joey Papagopolis is your typical 10-year-old.

Like most boys that age, Joey has a pet chameleon named Larry and a mysterious Big Red Button that can transport the two of them through time and space to the far reaches of the planet…

Hey, wait a second, that’s not typical at all! In fact, that’s pretty amazing — which is why you will want to follow along as Joey and Larry set off on their first Big Red Button adventure.

An absent-minded wish and an accidental pressing of the button land Joey and Larry smack in the middle of a conflict between a Native American tribe and some English settlers. Yikes!

Are their lives in danger? Can Joey resolve the conflict? Will Larry teach them all how to line dance? Does Larry even know how to line dance?

The answers to these questions and more await you in the fun and fantastic adventure of THE BIG RED BUTTON.

65+ illustrated pages (may vary by device).
Humorous illustrations by Anne Zimanski.

Includes a professionally crafted audiobook. Look for the link inside!“

I read this book along with my son, who is twelve years old. I liked the story, the quirky characters, the setting, the adventure…and my son liked Larry. Larry is the pet chameleon of Joey, the main character. Needless to say, once he finished reading, my son wanted a pet chameleon as well.

He liked everything else too though – the time travelling part, Joey’s sense of humor (which often got him to laugh out loud) and he loved the illustrations. I thought they looked great as well, very professional, and they easily helped my son to picture what was happening, and to picture the characters and scenes.

The writing is ideal for a slightly younger audience, but at twelve years old, my son loved it as well, and he insisted on reading it again.


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