Book Review Globaloonies: The Big Red Button

October 24, 2014 at 9:50 am Leave a comment

Globaloonies1_EbookTitle: Globaloonies

Author: Max Candee

Genre: Children’s Picture Book, Time Travel

Rating: 5 stars


“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!“

“The Big Red Button” is the first book in a brand new picture book series, “Globaloonies” by author Max Candee. We meet up with Joey Papagopolis, a regular 10-year-old who has a common first name and not so common last name. He wants to be part of the Guinness world records book, but so far, all his attempts have failed. He also has a pet chameleon named Larry. He thought it would make him cool, but that plan failed too.

But then Larry and Joey find a mysterious Big Red Button which can transport the two of them through time and space. The discovery turns Joey’s life upside down, and makes him the most interesting ten-year-old in the world.

But when he presses the button and he and Larry end up in the middle of a conflict between a Native American tribe and English settles, their lives might become endangered.

I absolutely loved this book with adorable illustrations (most of them in color, some in black and white) and about a boy, a magical button, and the boy’s pet chameleon. I’m sure all kids (especially boys) will enjoy Joey’s adventures as well. The writing is spot on for kids, without using too many difficult words, and with the right dose of humor. Loved it.


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