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The Adventures of Wilhelm: A Rat’s Tale Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway

Do you love to travel? Have you heard about the old Chinese saying that encourages youth to learn not only by reading ten thousand books but also by traveling ten thousand miles? Maria Ritter's middle grade fiction The Adventures of Wilhelm: A Rat’s Tale demonstrates the irreplaceable educational value of travel through a smart, friendly and courageous young rat's unusual adventure around the world. Learn more about the book and enter to win a copy below.

About the Book

Young Wilhelm leaves home and travels the world. He not only discovers the value of different cultures and the importance of family and friendship, but he also overcomes obstacles with courage and cleverness. He returns home with deep respect for all creatures on this earth and a new sense of rat identity and purpose.

My Review:
The Adventures of Wilhelm is undoubtedly a fun, smooth and informative read for both children and adults. Readers learn a lot about different cultures including food, history, tourist attractions, people and their way of life through the eyes of a little rat who is eager to explore and experience the world around him. The story flows nicely as if it were read by a gentle, sweet voice. The author cleverly turns usually despicable creatures into likeable characters.

While it encourages young readers to travel with an open mind and loving heart, the novel reveals both the bright and dark sides of human nature and society with humor and subtlety. The underlying message is that creatures of all kinds deserve to be respected and appreciated in their own right. I enjoyed reading this short story and hope you and your child will get to check it out too.

To follow the tour and read reviews, please visit Maria Ritter's page on iRead Book Tours.

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Wonder Park Prize Pack Giveaway

The highly anticipated animated movie Wonder Park is officially in theaters today! It's a fun-filled adventure that the kids will love and the whole family can enjoy. Learn more about it and enter to win an exclusive themed prize pack!


Wonder Park tells the story of a magnificent amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive. One magical day, as June is running through the woods to find her way home, she discovers an old rollercoaster car and climbs inside. She suddenly finds herself in Wonderland, an amusement park she had created in her mind and put aside as a passing daydream. All the rides and characters she imagined are brought to life here, but the park has been falling into disarray since she let her dream slip away. Now, with the help of her fun and lovable park characters, June will have to put the wonder back in Wonderland before it is lost forever.

Five Feet Apart Prize Pack Giveaway

Ready for some budding romance this weekend? Five Feet Apart opens in theaters nationwide today! Learn more about this very special love story and enter to win a beautiful prize pack!


Stella Grant (Haley Lu Richardson) is every bit a seventeen-year-old… she’s attached to her laptop and loves her best friends. But unlike most teenagers, she spends much of her time living in a hospital as a cystic fibrosis patient. Her life is full of routines, boundaries and self-control – all of which is put to the test when she meets an impossibly charming fellow patient named Will Newman (Cole Sprouse).

There’s an instant flirtation, though restrictions dictate that they must maintain a safe distance between them. As their connection intensifies, so does the temptation to throw the rules out the window and embrace that attraction. Further complicating matters is Will’s potentially dangerous rebellion against his ongoing medical treatment. Stella gradually inspires Will to live life to the fullest, but can she ultimately save the person she loves when even a single touch is off limits? Rated PG-13

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