A tiny ginger kitten named Vinnie arrives and upsets the happy balance Jo, Tom, and Muttley enjoy in their home.
Unsettled by all the changes, Tom dislikes the kitten and just wants him to go away. Vinnie is too different and doesn’t fit in. A kitten doesn’t belong in a home with dogs.
Wise Jo has to make Tom understand that while Vinnie is different from them, they’re alike in more ways than Tom realizes.
Book 5 in the Ginormous Series addresses the themes of tolerance, acceptance, and kindness and how we should always treat others well. It also emphasizes the benefits such as building familial/friendship bonds that could last a lifetime and learning new things we might otherwise miss out on.
Friendship and trust transform Tom into a proud guardian and strengthens Vinnie’s self-esteem.
Again, the author’s hand-drawn images play a big part in the story, but in Welcoming Arms the expressive eyes of the family pets give them a more human feel.
This one is a definite standout in the series.
Ginormous Joe’s Welcoming Arms
Illustrated by S C Cunningham
Have siblings or school friends been having trouble getting along? Or is there a new member or pet in the family? Join loveable dogs, Ginormous Jo and little Tom, as a new member of the family is adopted, a ginger kitten.
Vinnie is a very mischievous and curious kitten. He gets into everything. Tom, is annoyed and unhappy with the new addition. Vinnie follows him around, making all sorts of big messes. What are they going to do with this new kitten? Faced with having to take charge of Vinnie, the dogs start to help and manage his adventures. Watching out for him, they learn to accept that family means to look after each other and being older comes with responsibility.
This is a great picture book for helping children understand additions to the classroom or family, whether they are pets or a new baby. Children will learn how to be responsible for the new member and that looking out for someone else is not only kind, but a new sort of responsibility, that can be fun. This will make a great addition to any parenting library or in the classroom.
About The Ginormous Series
(Children 3-12 years of age)
Through The Ginormous Series children learn how to communicate their problems and work through their feelings. Loving, engaging adventures that follow pets discussing their ‘life handling’ problems and how they solve them together.
In ‘Ginormous Jo’s Silly Bullies’, ‘Ginormous Jo’s Welcoming Arms’, ‘Ginormous Jo’s You Are Special’, ‘Ginormous Joe’s Broken Bark’ and ‘Ginormous Joe’s Annoying Friend’ the animals chat about lots of ‘stuff’. Bullying, recycling, welcoming new members to a family or classroom, feeling alone, listening, learning and caring for others. A great addition to any child’s home or teacher’s read-aloud library. Encouraging thought-provoking conversation between adult and child.
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G I V E A W A Y
Win a choice of 1 paperback from the first 6 books of the Ginormous Jo Series
Winner can choose from
- Ginormous Joe’s Broken Bark
- Ginormous Joe’s Annoying Friend
- Ginormous Jo’s Secret
- Ginormous Jo’s Silly Bullies
- Ginormous Joe’s Welcoming Arms
- Ginormous Jo’s You Are Special
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About S C Cunningham
Owned by 3 dogs and a cat, Cunningham normally writes suspense thrillers. As respite from her crime novels, she creates children’s picture books, each with a theme to gently teach our precious young and help open up conversation. The Ginormous Series is based on Cunningham’s beloved family pets – Joe, Muttley, Dali (Jo), Tom and Vinnie.
She is an ex-model, British born of Irish roots that married a rock musician and has worked in the exciting worlds of music, film, sports celebrity management and as a Crime Investigator and Intelligence Analyst for the Police. She supports causes for: Veterans, MH, Child and Animal Protection.
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