Bounce and Beans and Burn, a new illustrated children’s book published by Acorn Press, was launched at the Confederation Centre Library’s Children’s Loft from on Saturday, Nov. 10.
Bounce and Beans and Burn was written by Shannon Murray and illustrated by Doretta Groenendyk and tells the tale of Sam, who is full of bounce, beans, and burn.
After breakfast Sam is so excited that he’s bouncing off the walls. His mother tells him to go out to the garden to play.
At lunch he’s so full of beans that all he can get up to is mischief. His grandmother tells him to go out to the garden to play.
After supper he has so much energy to burn that he can’t sit still. His father tells him to go out to the garden to play.
Little do they know that when Sam does, he turns into a ferocious Samurai, goes on an adventure with Jack and the Beanstalk, and meets a fire-breathing dragon.
The book is available at bookstores for $7.95.
BOOK SIGNINGS by the author are scheduled at Coles Summerside, from 2- 4 p.m. on Saturday Nov. 10, and at Indigo Charlottetown, from 2 – 4 p.m. on Sunday Nov. 18.
This amusing tale first came to public notice when it placed first in the Lucy Maud Montgomery Children’s Literature Award category of the 2006 Island Literary Awards. The Island Literary Awards are one of the highlights of the year for the PEI Writers’ Guild, which has organized event for over 20 years.