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Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Adventures of Ai - A Book Review and Giveaway!

Hello everyone! I was recently contacted about doing a book review for a new ebook being released by New York Times Bestselling Author, Craig Bouchard. This book is written for the upper elementary/middle school crowd, but being a book fan in general, I also loved it as well!

This is Mr. Bouchard's first adventure into the world of children's fiction and I truly hope that it will not be his last. I sat down with the ebook this evening and didn't put it down until I had finished the whole thing. Did I mention that I love to read?? 

A quick synopsis of the book would be an understatement, so I'll try to explain the context as best I can. The story works in layers. The book begins with the scene of a father telling a bedtime story to his three young daughters.The tale is about a very special young lady named Ai, who has very special abilities.

Throughout her amazing adventure, Ai learns that with every struggle she faces while trying to find the secret treasure, she learns a valuable lesson in return. The most prominent lesson that she learns is that she is unable to do everything alone, and must also rely on her family and animal friends as well.

While on her adventures with her faithful horse Chuugi, a bluebird named Honmei, and a deer called Yorokobi Ai encounters magical trees, monsters, secrets, and treasures. There is always something new around the bend!

Besides painting a beautiful tale through the use of fantastic characters, amazing imagery, and colorful language, Craig Bouchard also integrates art, history, poetry, music, and even some mathematics!

And if you have students that love the book, there is also a 3D videogame for iOS, Android and Kindle that might just be the spark their interests as well! Click here to check that out.

Finally, I am happy to share that in celebration of the book launch, I am hosting a giveaway in which 2 lucky winners will receive an e-book copy of The Adventures of Ai . The winners will be selected on Friday, August 23rd. All you have to do to enter is fill out the Rafflecopter form below.

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And finally, if you happen to miss the giveaway, you can find the ebooks for sale in the following places. ($2.48-$2.99) 


  1. I teach 4th & would certainly use! I love using ebooks for a close read activity, kids love it too!

  2. I teach 3rd grade. I love using books in the classroom.......especially newly published books!

  3. I teach elementary special ed. This books sounds amazing and I'm sure my kids would love it!

  4. I teach 4th. This sounds like a great book! The cover illustration is so beautiful. Are the pictures inside the same?

  5. I teach pre-k. Do it won't help in my classroom. However, I would use it with my daughter in 4th grade.

  6. I would live to use this as a mentor text with my 3rd graders. :)