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Bentley and the Magic Sticks Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway

Does your child love animals AND magic? Then Bentley and the Magic Sticks by award-winnning author Claire Eckard, would be the perfect book to read this summer. Learn more about it and enter to win a signed copy!

About the Book:

Book Title: Bentley and the Magic Sticks by Claire Eckard
Category: Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7), 38 pages
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Publisher: Mill City Press, Inc
Release date: April 2021
Tour dates: June 21 to July 16, 2021
Content Rating: G for everyone.

Bentley and the Magic Sticks follows this extra-large canine as he finds out that his favorite sticks have magical powers, thanks to a wonderful Fairy Dogmother called Tia! Because other dogs are afraid of his large size Bentley has no one to play with. However, with his magic sticks he manages to make new friends and he also discovers the special secret of why he is so big.

My Review:

Bentley and the Magic Sticks tells a touching and thought-provoking story that brought both my son and me to tears. Bentley is a friendly dog, but he has no friends to play with simply because he is exceptionally large in size and leaves the wrong impression that he would hurt anyone within reach. Nonetheless, Bentley is grateful for all he has got in life and finds tremendous joy in collecting sticks of all sizes. One day, his Fairy Dogmother Tia decides to help Bentley make new friends by adding magic to his sticks. But will magic do the trick as she expected?

The author really impresses me with her solid story-telling and character building skills. Bentley is such an adorable creature that it is impossible for the reader not to fall in love with him as the story unfolds. He helps pick up the newspaper in the driveway and the trash in the dog park. He never complains about being misunderstood and having no friends although we can all feel how lonely he gets at times. We can also see how much he cherishes his one and only new friend Sticky and hear his heart break when Sticky is gone. The realistic and lovely illustrations in the book add to the charm of the vivid descriptions and bring all the characters to life.

This is a story about love, kindness, friendship and acceptance. It warns against stereotypes and prejudices. The book is a fascinating and heartwarming read that no animal lovers would want to miss. I'd highly recommend it!

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About the Author:

Claire Eckard is an animal lover and believes in volunteering to give back to her community, especially to the homeless animals that need to find their forever homes. Her animals often inspire her writing, weaving their way into the stories that she writes, blending reality and fiction to entertain, teach, enlighten, and share the joy that animals bring to our lives! Claire is an author, poet, songwriter, wife, mother and grandmother! She lives in Arizona, splitting her time between her home in Yuma, Arizona and her ranch in the mountains of Prescott. Claire has three dogs, eight horses, and a miniature mule!

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One lucky reader will win a signed copy of Bentley and the Magic Sticks!

Giveaway ends 7/23. Please enter below and good luck!

Bentley and the Magic Sticks Book Tour Giveaway

Disclosure: I received a free copy of the book to facilitate my honest review. All views and opinions expressed are my own. icefairy's Treasure Chest is not responsible for winner selection or prize fulfillment.

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