"THE BIG GALOOT" NOW AVAILABLE FOR iPad and KINDLE FIRE
The Big Galoot, Shadoe's Dr. Seuss-like children’s book about bullying and never giving up, is now available as an ebook on iTunes and Kindle Fire.
Download it easily by searching for Big Galoot in the Book Section of the iTunes Store or www.amazon.com.
The iPad version is exceptional, and comes with narration by Shadoe, complete with sound design that brings the book to life like radio theater. When the wolves howl and the thunder crashes, it comes right off the page, and as the story is told, each word is highlighted as it's spoken, so kids can follow along.
The hardcover book is also available exclusively at Optimystical Publishing and can be bought online at www.optimystical.tv.
Warren Galoot has a funny shaped head, pigeon-toed feet, and size 42 hands ... the biggest hands anyone's ever seen. And the kids all laugh at him. They mock him and trip him and make fun of him, but no matter what happens, Warren says: "I'm a Galoot / But I have good luck / You can't get me down / I never give up."
Bullying has become almost epidemic in America and we have to start talking about it when children are very young. The next generation needs a better beginning.
This insightful, delightful, dramatic, empowering book shows children how bullying feels and does it in the style of Dr. Seuss.
" . . . those of us who have been galoots will recognize Shadoe’s book. This is a great story for kids about how it’s all right to be an individual and how it’s not all right to take your aggressions out on someone who’s different than you; because you never know what they have to offer. . . . BRAVO, Shadoe!" --Whoopi Goldberg
"Reminiscent of Dr. Seuss . . . Amusing, clever, instructive . . . it sends a message of tolerance and compassion to children of all ages." --Dick Clark
"Rather than just talk about the importance of family entertainment, Shadoe Stevens put his imagination and pen where his mouth is..." --Henry Winkler
"Your book rocks in more ways than one!" --Gene Simmons
"...I thought it was the best funny book I have ever seen in my life... I just loved the book and I really did like it it was just a perfect book..." --Chandler, Second Grader
The Big Galoot is brilliantly illustrated by Canadian artist, Ron Job, based on characters and a production design by Shadoe Stevens. Stevens has written a total of five books for kids.
The first copy of The Big Galoot to come off the press was auctioned off at the annual fundraiser of the global charity World Children’s Relief, a non-profit organization to help improve the quality of education at primary schools in rural areas of countries like Haiti, Senegal, and Uganda. The book sold for $10,000.
The Big Galoot is brilliantly illustrated by Canadian artist, Ron Job, based on characters and a production design by Stevens. Stevens has written a total of five books for kids. The Big Galoot will be followed by a trilogy, The Button-Sided Hooey.