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Book Review and Giveaway: Bingo’s Big Adventure. Ends Sept 14th

Bingo’s Big Adventure written by Julia King

This is Bingo, the newest cat on our farm. Bingo’s Big Adventure is a children’s book which tells the story of this cat’s first outing to the world around our home. Bingo is a kitty adventurer and has a day exploring the new sights and smells of the great outdoors. He meets another cat who lives on the property and encounters a domineering rooster. He sniffs, watches, and learns about his new world in this story. The story of Bingo’s Big Adventure is told from his point of view and the text is accompanied by vibrant photos showing Bingo in action. His encounters with the other animals on the farm are illustrated through full color prints which beautifully exhibit his new life and adventures.

My Review: Bingo is an adopted cat and Julia King describes the world Bingo lives in through his own eyes. Bingo is curious about his environment and goes out exploring the farm on which he now lives. He founds out first that there are no dogs. “Hmm… I think my life is going to be fun” said Bingo. On his adventures, he met Jimmy the cat for the first time, chickens and a mean looking rooster named Danish Leghorn.

The photographs are amazing and stunning. After you have read the story you will keep turning the pages over and over again. I like that this book encourages children to explore their surrounding. They never know what they will find.

 Ages: 4 -8

Pages: 36

FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.



Giveaway (US ONLY) – There will be ONLY 1 Winner

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Giveaway Ends September 14th @ 12 noon

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August 30, 2011 - Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , ,


  1. Bingo reminds me of the dog … that song is always in my head…lol
    I love the cover, looks like real photos, is the inside illustration the same?

    Comment by Larissa | August 30, 2011 | Reply

  2. This book reinforces the beauty and wonder of the world around us. This time we get to see life on the farm as a cat experiences his surroundings for the first time. The pictures alone make it a book worth reading and experiencing the written word through the pictures.

    Comment by Christine W | August 30, 2011 | Reply

  3. This book looks adorable! I love the way the book is written, what a terrific story, and bight, real pictures!

    Comment by lisa | August 31, 2011 | Reply

  4. I like that it tells the story from the cat’s perspective. Taking on the perspective of another is a great way to foster empathy.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

    Comment by domestic diva | August 31, 2011 | Reply

  5. My son loves books about animals, and this one looks like one of the best! I would like to win it for the pictures alone, because judging by the cover, they are going to be beautifully done 🙂
    jwitt33 at live dot com

    Comment by Julie Witt | August 31, 2011 | Reply

  6. My son loves all animals. There is a stray neighborhood cat that he loves. We were outside for twenty minutes last night just watching the cat on our neighbors front walk. He would absolutely love to get a cat but unfortunately I am allergic to them. He would love to read a book that is written from the cat’s perspective.

    Comment by Lauren S | August 31, 2011 | Reply

  7. This reminds me of a book I had when I was little. I cannot, for the life of me, remember what it was called – it was a Little Golden Book about a lamb. I would love to share this book with my little guy – who is just as curious about the world around him as Bingo seems to be!
    ohmiss14 at yahoo dot com ☮

    Comment by Alicia C. | September 5, 2011 | Reply

  8. I love books about animals and books that use animals as the main characters. I always pick books about farms and things like that. I know we would love this book.

    Comment by Daily Woman | September 10, 2011 | Reply

  9. What a busy woman! Love how she is simple yet can use photographs in a way that children want to engage in the story!

    Comment by esluka | September 14, 2011 | Reply

  10. I left a comment on the author’s interview.

    Comment by Lily Kwan | September 14, 2011 | Reply

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