Review + Giveaway: Eclair Goes Geocaching

Eclair Goes Geocaching
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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
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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?

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***** Review *****

The Skinny

Éclair goes on a geocaching adventure believing it is a true treasure hunt. She wants to use the money for a new house so that her parents can be closer to her. What else searches for treasure but a pirate?

The Players

  • Éclair – a seven year old
  • Meggie – Éclair’s baby sister
  • Stella – Éclair’s grandmother

Stella is funny. She isn’t like other grandmas. Her hair is reddish-purplish like Meggie’s PJ’s, and it’s in a ponytail on the top of her head. It looks like a flowing fountain. She sings country songs really loud and dances around the kitchen. Sometimes she takes out her pans and wooden spoons and lets Meggie and me pretend we’re drummers in a band. We sit on the floor with her, and she sings into a pretend microphone.

The Quote

“We hunt for treasure that’s hidden in a box,” she said.

I imagined gold and silver coins, bright-colored gems, and fancy jewelry.

“Is the GPS that lady who talks to Dad and tells him where to drive to?”

The Highs and Lows

  • Éclair. She’s hilarious. There are so many things she misunderstands or misinterprets, but she has the best of intentions at heart. 
  • Nature Setting. I love being outdoors, and Stella takes Éclair on a grand adventure in the outdoors.  She teaches Éclair so many things about being outside, like how to identify and avoid poison ivy.  Everyone needs to know that!
  • Stella. We only see her through Éclair’s eyes, but she is one pretty cool grandma. Stella never loses her patience or gets upset with Éclair. It all comes in strides to her.
  • The Length. This chapter book is the perfect length for new and beginning readers. The chapters are short and quickly move on to the next item. Overall, the book is also short enough so as to allow readers not to become frustrated.

The Take-Away

I like Éclair’s wonder. Everything about the book is filtered through Éclair, and she can be pretty funny at times!

Recommendation – Buy, Borrow or Skip? 

Unless you are keeping this for a young reader, I suggest borrowing. Otherwise, buy the book series for those youngster readers.

 

About the Author
AWARD-WINNING and AMAZON BESTSELLING AUTHOR.
GOLD Medal WINNER in the 2014 READERS’ FAVORITE International Awards.
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.
CACHE a PREDATOR is currently hidden in geocaching sites throughout the US. If you’d like to see where there might be a novel hidden in your area, please log in to geocaching.com and search for trackables at IN SCRIBE–that’s Michelle.
Eclair Goes Geocaching

 

I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.

 

NOW FOR THE AUTHOR’S GIVEAWAY

 

Eclair Giveaway

 

Giveaway #1: A Premium Geocaching Membership (worth $30) 
or $30 Amazon.com GC / Paypal Cash
(winner’s choice)
Ends Sunday December 13th at 11:59pm EST
Open Internationally
Giveaway #2: A SIGNED COPY from Goodreads
(10 winners)
Ends Tuesday December 15th
Open to US
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11 thoughts on “Review + Giveaway: Eclair Goes Geocaching

  1. How creative! I enjoyed how you spelled out the “players” for readers to grasp in an easy way. I hope many early readers will learn what geocaching is all about through Eclair’s adventure. Thanks for the review!

      • You can get the Geocaching basic app for free to get started – on Apple Store and Google Play. It doesn’t have all the caches listed on it but it has enough to get started.

        Once you get the area of a cache, you have to search for it. The app will show what size the cache is. I would avoid micro and small caches until you are more experienced since those can be challenging to find. Plus, many of the bigger ones usually have tradeable items in them – be sure to bring something to leave in exchange. It can be anything. A pencil, a dollar store toy, etc. All the traditional caches have log books you sign and you also log in on the app once you find the cache.

        There are even cache tours in historic and park areas.

  2. I love that there’s a children’s book about geocaching. I got hooked on geocaching a couple of years ago after reading ‘North of Beautiful’ by Justina Chen. I drag my (somewhat reluctant) family on hunts wherever we go.

  3. This looks like a series my girls would love!!! I’m excited to check it out. And I also liked your addition of “Buy, borrow, or skip?” Nice way to wrap up a review! Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday this week! It’s a pleasure having you!
    Tina

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