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Book Review/Giveaway: The Humongous Fungus. Ends Nov 15th

The Humongous Fungus

The Humongous Fungus by Periwinkle Blue, illustrated by Michele Anderson

About the Book: There’s something rotten in the town of Better-Than-Best, and it’s not your stinky socks! Better-Than-Best is one of the prettiest, little towns you ever could enter, with all of the houses facing the center, and then the humongous fungus comes. It’s black and it’s thick, and it’s making them sick! Ick! Some of it got on a hockey stick and all over poor Charlie Twoodle’s noodles. Who can they call? What can they do? Things go from bad to worse when they call in Bubblehead Bingham Blue, an expert from Timbuktu, who claims to have the cure in the bottom of his shoe. Can they make it go away, or is the humongous fungus here to stay?

My Review: Who knew things like people being in a hurry and moving about in a flurry, no time to smile or talk, or not being kind and not wishing someone a good day will turn a town called Better-Than-Best into a town of humongous fungus, well it did.

Better-Than-Best was the prettiest little town with not so tall buildings. The people were kind; they don’t mind stopping to chat for awhile. It was a town where everybody knew everybody. And when the word got out about this little town people came from the east and west and the town grew to become the biggest town. Things changed, no one bother to stop to say hello. There was no time to smile or stop to help answer a question. The town was now cursed with the Humongous Fungus….lol! It was everywhere, on the rooftops, fences, plants, food and more. It was time for the people to come up with how to get rid of this curse.

This book is really funny and I think children will enjoy reading it. This will be great for classroom teaching.

Disclaimer: As per FTC guidelines, I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone.

Periwinkle Blue

About the Authors: Sandra Poole and Jennifer Youngblood (mother and daughter) have been writing together for over a decade and have three novels published:  LIVIN’ IN HIGH COTTON, bestselling STONEY CREEK, ALABAMA, and THE PAPER ROSE CLUB.

They created the pen name of Periwinkle Blue as a creative outlet for their children’s books.

Sandra and Jennifer were both raised in Alabama and now live in the Rocky Mountains where they continue to write together.

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Giveaway Ends Nov 15, 2013

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Winners are #8 – Amy and #5 – Dawn M.Kasper


October 28, 2013 - Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , ,


  1. A humorous book is adored by my grandkids,My younger grandson will get a big kick out of the title. 🙂 Thanks for the review and post Ella. I always say the best books are the teaching a lesson books where you laugh.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

    Comment by Carol L | October 28, 2013 | Reply

  2. Wow..this book can really relate to me as an adult because of how many cities and towns are today. It’s sad that no one stops to smile or to say hello. I think as an adult it’s why I choose to live in a smaller town. I also think that this book will teach (remind?) children that it’s good to say “hello” or offer a smile to someone. It makes you feel good. Loved the review!
    I shared it on Facebook, here is my link:


    Comment by Melinda Dartmann | October 28, 2013 | Reply

  3. This book looks like a great tool to help teach children that importance of making face-to-face connections with those around them. From the review, it sounds funny enough that it will be enjoyable to read and a good way to engage a child’s attention.

    Comment by Dawn S. | October 29, 2013 | Reply

  4. I think at one time I lived in the tow of Better than the Best and people were very snobby and in their own little corner of the world, if you did not dress like they did or go to their church they had very little to say to you. I now live in a smaller town where everyone knows each other. I like the message of this book that things can be worked out and that it is good for people to talk to each other and learn about their neighbors, who they are and their needs. Would be a fun read.

    Comment by Dorothy Teel | October 30, 2013 | Reply

  5. A Humonguos Fungus sounds like an enjoyable book for a read aloud to introduce or reinforce the concept of community. I can already imagine several activities and art projects to go along with the story. It also seems like an excellent opportunity to develop problem solving skills in children.

    Comment by Dawn Murphy Kasper | October 30, 2013 | Reply

  6. From your review it sounds like this is a book kids would enjoy, and teach a real valuable lesson. It also sounds like it might be quite humorous too. Thanks for your review!

    Comment by Melissa L. | November 3, 2013 | Reply

  7. My daughter would love it.. she loves books like this.

    Comment by Gianna | November 4, 2013 | Reply

  8. Your review made my children want to read this book! I have 5 kids. They added this to the wish list. Also we are from Mississippi and fans!!!

    Comment by Amy | November 5, 2013 | Reply

  9. Thank you for the wonderful review. This sounds like the perfect book for my niece, she loves to read aloud to anyone who will listen. And she is always so full of questions about why people act the way they do, maybe this will be a good tool for her.

    Comment by Diane S | November 6, 2013 | Reply

  10. Wow I can think of some towns like this. This book reminds me of the big cities how their always building taller buildings and the older ones just sit empty. This would book would be a good learning tool for children. Even a great gift for a teacher.

    Comment by Danielle Jones | November 6, 2013 | Reply

  11. I love books that rhyme like this one. My grandchildren always want to read them over and over. We live in a town that isn’t really small but isn’t big either. I’ve always found the people very friendly and helpful. Teaching our children and grandchild to be this way is very important.

    Comment by Carol M | November 9, 2013 | Reply

  12. Sounds interesting and funny!! I THINK this sounds gross and neat at the same time. And the fact they learn something…hopefully is a great thing. Thanks for a great giveaway.

    Comment by larissa | November 10, 2013 | Reply

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