About the Book
Title: Billy and Monster’s Golden Christmas * Author: David Chuka * Illustrator: Renato Capasso * Publication Date: November 25, 2014 * Publisher: Pen-n-a-Pad Publishing * Recommended Age: 3 to 8
Summary: They’re back!
Discover what new adventures Billy and Monster get up to in the latest episode in this exciting series.
It’s almost Christmas and Billy’s looking forward to his present from Uncle Leland from England. On Christmas day, Billy isn’t too excited when Uncle Leland gives him a golden pen but gives Cousin Bob a big monster truck. How could Uncle Leland do this to him? Billy’s not a happy bunny and his ingratitude makes Uncle Leland sad and his Dad mad. A game of hide and seeks plunges Billy into a world filled with snow, happy monsters and houses made of chocolate.
You will love reading this story to your loved ones as they get to learn the most important thing about this special holiday season. Expect funny illustrations, laugh out loud moments and touching moments in this funny book for kids.
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Excerpts and Links to Reviews of “Billy and Monster’s Golden Christmas”
Billy and Monster’s Golden Christmas received 30 new reviews on Amazon, 22 new reviews on Goodreads, and 19 bloggers posted reviews on their websites through this Book Review Blitz.
PRATR: “Billy and Monster’s Golden Christmas is a cute little book with great illustrations. This book contains a great little life lesson about being thankful for the little things around you… Perfect for ages 5-8.”
Emma C. (Amazon): “A sweet and imaginative book with a wonderful message about the meaning of happiness, even when you don’t have a lot of “things”.”
Ogitchida Kwe’s Book Blog: “Our children listened to this story with content[ment] and appreciate[d] the author’s way of addressing this wonderful life lesson and bringing it to life! Chuka gives the kids something to be thankful for! We recommend this story to all families!”
D. Wolhfeil (Amazon): “Every Christmas his family all gathered together. Some lived near and some came from far away, and they all shared a special time of feasting and fun together.”
Donalisa H. (Goodreads): “A very sweet story to remind us all what the season is about.”
Peggy S. (Amazon): “Now this is an awesome book for children of all ages and even adult a like to read about being thankful for what you have what you receive! Well written! Loved this book!!!”
Lola H. (Goodreads): “This is a really cute picture book and I did enjoy reading it. The message of the author is very clear and one that is easy for children to understand. I enjoyed the illustrations and the message of the book. I think this a great book for the parents, because even as adults, it’s easy to forget the true meaning of the holiday season. The bonus coloring book is a nice touch and I would recommend this book to a young reader in my family.”
Gregory B. (Goodreads): “This is a nice story conveying the importance of being with family at Christmas. My son liked the monster pictures a lot.“
Books Direct: “This is a cute story with colorful and fun illustrations by Renato Capasso. This is the perfect book to help teach your children that Christmas is not about getting the latest and greatest toys, but about being grateful for what you have and spending time with your family.”
Letty (Goodreads): “David Chuka writing is very imaginative and engaging. I am looking forward to read more of his books in the future. Billy and Monster’s Golden Christmas will be a great addition to any child’s Christmas Library.”
1:25 am Reviews: “I admire David Chuka for creating such a unique realm. While Billy and Monster’s Golden Christmas is an incredibly creative story it also contains a valuable life lesson. And I highly appreciate how this will gain children’s attention while teaching them that important lesson.”
Amy B. (Amazon): “The message is a great one for a child to learn, no matter what you have or don’t as long as you have family that is what is important. This would be a great read for 5-9 yr old.”
Christy’s Cozy Corners: “This story is one that all children need to hear! Being thankful for what you get and understanding the meaning behind the gift is more important than getting everything you want. The illustrations in the book are adorable as well. I highly recommend reading this with your children!”
Heart of a Philanthropist: “Although the story line is far fetched (I’ve never met anyone in my fridge), it is a lot of fun. Kids will learn the valuable lesson the monster family teaches. My son who is growing up much too quickly said that little kids will like this book.”
Melissa M. (Amazon): “Really a cute holiday story with such a wonderful lesson in the end!”
K&A’s Children’s Book Reviews: “I thought the moral of the story behind this was really good. This is something that I have been trying to teach K. That even though you may not like a gift you are given you should still say Thank you and be grateful. That is something that I think all kiddos should learn.”
BeachBoundBooks: “Billy and Monster’s Golden Christmas serves as a heartwarming reminder to be thankful everyday for the true gifts in our lives.”
WS Momma Readers Nook: “Very awesome book, I really enjoyed reading it and I think it’s a great book for young kids who are spoiled or don’t appreciate what they have – teaches a great lesson. The illustrations are amazing, I think they reallyl told the story through the pictures. Definitely 5 stars!”
Stephanie Ward: “My favorite thing about Billy and Monster’s Golden Christmas is that it aptly deals with an issue that faces all children (and most adults) at one point or another…receiving a gift you don’t really like.”
Bound 4 Escape: “Billy and Monster’s Golden Christmas is a delightful book about Christmas and the importance of family. It is easy to read and it has colorful pictures.”
Eloquent Articulation: “I found the story very for apt for teaching our children about the traditions and values. It has a straightforward premise and has an interesting storyline. Billy and your child both will be learning and growing with good morals and manners. I find is extremely satisfying that Billy and Monster’s Golden Christmas is a fine blend of learning and entertainment.”
I’d Rather Be At The Beach: “This is a short story, but it’s a fun book with cute colorful illustrations and a positive message. I think any child would love this book as well as the others in the series.”
Abi B. (Amazon): “Billy and the Monster’s Golden Christmas is an excellent book. A story that will be asked for year after year. The illustrations are bright and colorful; very eye catching.”
Fu Only Knew: “What child wouldn’t enjoy this wonderful story of adventure, fun monsters, and the true meaning of Christmas. This is one you’ll enjoy sharing with your children each year.”
Kay LaLone ~ I Love Books!: “Entertaining story to teach children to be thankful.”
My Twins Hid My Book…Again: “I thought the illustrations were really cute, and the book was great. I loved the lesson given to the reader, and I think this is a great book for children ages 2-8. I give this book a FIVE out of FIVE stars!”
BreAnn F. (Amazon): “The book has a very sweet message about the important things in life (such as being together as a family). I would recommend this book for any parent who would like a story to read to their child before a holiday.”
Jane Ritz: “I think five and six year old children would love this book and hopefully learn to appreciate what they have and the people that are important to them.”
SOS Supply: “Another triumph for David Chuka! This little book is perfect for the holiday season, with a special message to help children understand that flashy, expensive presents and mounds of food are not everything. Short and engaging, children will love hearing about Billy’s Christmas. A must-have.”
The Book Lovers’ Lounge: “This David Chuka book is definitely a must-read during the holiday season when gift giving is common.”
About the Author: David Chuka
David Chuka lives in London with his lovely wife and two adorable children. His family are usually the first people to hear his funny and quirky tales. He was inspired to write his first book, ‘If You See a Doctor‘ after he struggled to find a book for his daughter who was a beginner reader.
He’s gone on to write more books including the popular ‘Billy and Monster‘ series, a funny set of books about a little boy and his Monster who get into all sorts of funny situations and learn about moderation, friendship, self control, bravery etc. Young children can relate to Billy and you’ll love sharing his adventures with your children, grandchildren and loved ones.
As a father himself, he has parents at heart when he writes. He recognizes that bedtime has to be one of the best parts of the day for parents and grandparents as it gives them the opportunity to bond with their little ones. He believes you’ll enjoy sharing his stories with your loved ones at bedtime.
In David Chuka’s books, you can stay rest assured that quality and captivating images will always complement the story to ensure your loved ones are spell-bound as you read to them. Beginner readers will also enjoy discovering new words as they read his books.
He would like to keep you updated on what he’s working on and any giveaways he currenty has on offer. Please subscribe to his newsletter at www.davidchuka.com and you’ll get a FREE Coloring and Activity book for your loved ones.
Make sure to watch the video trailers for his most popular books on this Amazon Page and you’ll get a little taste of why his books have garnered more than 300 glowing reviews.
He has so many stories to tell and can’t wait to share them with you and your loved ones.