How Kelvyn Got His Name! A Great New Children’s Book Release!

How Kelvyn Got His Name_by Rosie Reay_Foden Press

How Kelvyn Got His Name_by Rosie Reay_Foden Press

Stop the presses everyone! I have some really great and thrilling news! There is a new series on the block, and it is called The Chimona Chronicles! Book 1 of the new series, How Kelvyn Got His Name, written by Rosie Reay with illustrations by Candice McMullan, has arrived and is online NOW at Foden Press and ready for download! The story takes place at the beautiful Lake Okanagan Resort and its golf course in breathtaking, and at times, mysterious British Columbia, Canada. The tale revolves around a very special little chipmunk named Chimona, a curious, cheeky, but very business minded big brother to a pair of giggling twin sisters; and Gopher One, Chimona’s best pal and the coolest Gopher on the golf course. Chimona and the gang dwell at the Lakeside and have most fittingly dubbed themselves the O.L.K’s or a.k.a the Okanagan Lakeside Kids.

Gopher One_How Kelvyn Got His Name_By Rosie Reay_Foden Press

Gopher One_How Kelvyn Got His Name_By Rosie Reay_Foden Press

Most of the fun for the chipmunk gopher duo is chasing errant golf balls and trading them at Mrs. Priscilla Porcupine’s store, Porquilon for cash—you never know where a chipmunk may want to travel—then one day, Chimona decides his greatest friend Gopher One is just too spectacular not to have a very spectacular and fitting name of his very own. So ensues one of the world’s least known jobs of Naming! The Name the Gopher Project takes off, spearheaded of course by Chimona himself; but as the project gains momentum, the other Lakeside critters become involved and the Naming Event of the season is attended by the “old folks” as well as the O.L.K’s.

The Chimona Chronicles Series_By Rosie Reay_Foden Press

The Chimona Chronicles Series_By Rosie Reay_Foden Press

How Kelvyn Got His Name is an entertaining book filled with humor and hilarity, a bonus poem and a twist, and the naming aspect of the story will stretch the imaginations of young and old alike. You will meet the varied and charming family and friends of Chimona and the O.L.K’s, and find that this little resort community is filled with warmth, laughter, caring and friendship. Let this story thrill you with the legend of the fabled Ogopogo, critter capers, and discover why having your very own name is the most important thing in the world!

The Squirrel From Wirral_How Kelvyn Got His Name_By Rosie Reay_Foden Press

The Squirrel From Wirral_How Kelvyn Got His Name_By Rosie Reay_Foden Press

The author Rosie Reay is a fine new voice in the arena of children’s literature, and the illustrator Candice McMullan does a very fine job indeed of capturing the critters of the Okanagan Lakeside. And lest we forget, I am proud to say I edited this engaging read, so read on dear friends! I highly recommend this eBook and give it both thumbs up! It’s just in time for summer, so load it up onto the laptop and take it with you on a roadtrip to entertain the entire family!

How Kelvyn Got His Name_By Rosie Reay_Illustrated By Candice McMullan_Foden Press

How Kelvyn Got His Name_By Rosie Reay_Illustrated By Candice McMullan_Foden Press

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Kyra Dawson

By day I'm at Brighter Scribe or blogging at The Scribe's Desk about fantasy, sci-fi, horror, mythology, movies, TV, music, books, humor and some other entertaining ish. I'm also a published author who enjoys random acts of writing, video gaming, the art of fangirlling, and indulging my Inner Perpetual Teenager diligently. I'm also a regular contributor at Cinelinx and am passionate about giving back to the community.

12 Comments:

  1. My heartfelt thanks to the Canadian Lady Boss Editor who gently hugged my adorable Okanagan Lakeside Kids, but did not loose my "British voice". Her suggestions were sensitive and well received. Her comment to "flesh out" the final chapter , inspired me to a totally different and more philosophical ending.

    This is an amazing blog!

  2. My heartfelt thanks to the Canadian Lady Boss Editor who gently hugged my adorable Okanagan Lakeside Kids, but did not loose my “British voice”. Her suggestions were sensitive and well received. Her comment to “flesh out” the final chapter , inspired me to a totally different and more philosophical ending.

    This is an amazing blog!

  3. It looks wonderful, I'll be sure to pick up a copy and encourage my friends and family to do the same. Great work, guys!

    For all you Facebookers out there, check out the group "How Kelvyn Got His Name – The Chimona Chronicles." Anyone can join! The link is below.

    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=89371944053

    Support this inspirational author, her excellent illustrator, and her wonderful editor in their quest to make this entertaining children's book known to readers young and old!

  4. as a still young grandfather, i wanted to encourage my twins grandsons to improve their english with fun and enjoyable reading material. While searching on the web, i fall on "How Kelvyn Got His Name – The Chimona Chronicles" and found it a real quality book that does not consider our kids as morons but help them to travel along with the lovely & exhilarating characters…for sure, friendship is highly valued among the pages/screens and this is, to my knowledge, an essential message to forward to the coming generations…

    dominic, Paris, France

  5. as a still young grandfather, i wanted to encourage my twins grandsons to improve their english with fun and enjoyable reading material. While searching on the web, i fall on “How Kelvyn Got His Name – The Chimona Chronicles” and found it a real quality book that does not consider our kids as morons but help them to travel along with the lovely & exhilarating characters…for sure, friendship is highly valued among the pages/screens and this is, to my knowledge, an essential message to forward to the coming generations…

    dominic, Paris, France

  6. It took me a few pages to get into, but this story was very entertaining. I remember our trip to Canada and the ensuing roadtrip and I agree it would be a great companion for families on a road trip.

  7. It took me a few pages to get into, but this story was very entertaining. I remember our trip to Canada and the ensuing roadtrip and I agree it would be a great companion for families on a road trip.

  8. As a language teacher and linguist, I enjoyed this book immensely! This book has so many subtle nuances of learning entwined into it.

    Firstly , children can learn the valuable lesson of how important responsible spending is

    (even in the animal world). We learn about friendship, and also how to use Office applications with ease.

    This book helps to explore the different cultures that exist around the world. I was pleased to realize that the book is not just intended for young children, but that adults can also identify with the book.

    This is a lovely book, and I would really recommend it for young students! I hope that with more books in this series on the way, that this will once again inspire students to obtain a love for reading.

    The format of the book ( being published as an e- book) is also recommendable, as we see there is a growing trend int he educational world to do away with paperback copies.But I would prefer to have my own hard copy, as nothing can ever replace the satisfaction of feeling those pages underneath my fingers as I turn form one page to the next :)

    The storyline can be converted into a story line that can be used on Whiteboards with ease, and a whole range of lessons can be based upon this one story from language to Geography, Maths, ICT and Biology. This is truly masterful in integration with other subjects.

    A hearty thumbs up from this teacher!

    Melanie de Bruyn, Steelpoort South-Africa

  9. As a language teacher and linguist, I enjoyed this book immensely! This book has so many subtle nuances of learning entwined into it.
    Firstly , children can learn the valuable lesson of how important responsible spending is
    (even in the animal world). We learn about friendship, and also how to use Office applications with ease.
    This book helps to explore the different cultures that exist around the world. I was pleased to realize that the book is not just intended for young children, but that adults can also identify with the book.
    This is a lovely book, and I would really recommend it for young students! I hope that with more books in this series on the way, that this will once again inspire students to obtain a love for reading.
    The format of the book ( being published as an e- book) is also recommendable, as we see there is a growing trend int he educational world to do away with paperback copies.But I would prefer to have my own hard copy, as nothing can ever replace the satisfaction of feeling those pages underneath my fingers as I turn form one page to the next :)

    The storyline can be converted into a story line that can be used on Whiteboards with ease, and a whole range of lessons can be based upon this one story from language to Geography, Maths, ICT and Biology. This is truly masterful in integration with other subjects.

    A hearty thumbs up from this teacher!
    Melanie de Bruyn, Steelpoort South-Africa

  10. I recently had the pleasure of reading this book and can't recommend it enough for those who have children. Unlike most recent books in this market, the writing is not dumbed down, challenging the kids to think and ask questions while entertaining the parents who will get a kick out of the situations. The themes of friendship and responsibility are universal, but it doesn't come across as preachy or condescending. The golf course setting and the personality of the characters make it fresh and unique and perfect to take along for a road trip

  11. I recently had the pleasure of reading this book and can't recommend it enough for those who have children. Unlike most recent books in this market, the writing is not dumbed down, challenging the kids to think and ask questions while entertaining the parents who will get a kick out of the situations. The themes of friendship and responsibility are universal, but it doesn't come across as preachy or condescending. The golf course setting and the personality of the characters make it fresh and unique and perfect to take along for a road trip

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