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There Are No Monsters At Cackleberry Creek!

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  Those  crazzzy critters of Cackleberry are at it again in this hilarious case of mistaken identity. The annual harvest moon celebration is only two days away and Lulu and her pals are buzzing with excitement! But when spooky howls, missing desserts, gigantic muddy footprints, and other strange things begin to happen, the critters imaginations run wild turning the entire farm upside down!  Will the gang learn to face their fears to save Cackleberry and the celebration from a dessert stealing mud-monster? As the mystery unfolds, things take an outrageously wacky turn in a way none of them had ever imagined


         





There Are No Monsters At Cackleberry Creek!



5.0 out of 5 stars Lulu and her pals are at it again!
By Sheila Bliss on July 15, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
What a sweet story about misconceptions, preconceived notions and teamwork. Lulu and her pals come together to problem solve the mystery of the muddy footprint. While they unravel their mystery, Lulu and pals learn a valuable lesson about the importance of gathering all the facts before jumping to wild conclusions. On their road to discovery Lulu and pals practice teambuilding and cooperation. The illustrations are vibrant and detailed drawing young readers further into the story. It's another must read for any preschool and younger elementary classroom. Well done, Kristy!


5.0 out of 5 starsGreat buy
By Shocker 412 on April 11, 2014
Format: Paperback
This is a great story, great for kids. I really like the illustrations with the cool, dark, and contrasting colors. Awesome buy.


5.0 out of 5 starsGreat book!
Byjohn kenersonon March 23, 2014
Format: Paperback
This is a great book by a beginning author. You can't go wrong with this book for your little ones!



5.0 out of 5 stars Fuels the imaginations of children! A fabulous book for all ages!
By Tara Zimmerman March 23, 2014
Format: Paperback
This is a well-written book that evokes the imagination of children. My children loved this descriptive story! It involves mystery and wonder along with funny expressions that keep children giggling. It covers topics that children can associate with such as: fear, worry, teamwork, and surprise. This book keeps children asking questions and anticipating what is going to happen next. Similar to the first book in the series by author Kristy Jo Volchko, Frogs Can Fly, the story also teaches children a moral. Within this story, it educates children to not prejudge the worth or value of something by its/his/her appearance alone. From an elementary school teacher’s perspective, this is a fantastic book to introduce students to the metaphorical phrase “Don’t judge a book by its cover”. My children, students, and I are excited to find out what new adventures are next in this Cackleberry Creek series!


5.0 out of 5 stars Hear Kids Squeal with Fun and Anticipation
Byjguskyon February 23, 2014
Format: Paperback
Fun, colorful, suspenseful. Kids will love it! The characters come alive, just like they did in Kristy Jo Volchko’s first installment of the Cackleberry Creek series, Frogs Can Fly. But, more than that, Volchko seems to know the child’s mind and imagination and vividly portrays it. She also has lessons to share, about the fears that kids can cultivate especially when they band together and how no one ever deserves to be left out or shunned….not even “monsters.” Great book for kids, parents, and children’s libraries.


5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful halloween time story!
ByMMtwson February 17, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
We have the paperback copy and poster of this book, it is just as funny as The Clubhouse Cabobble {the third book in this series} we purchased on kindle cloud. A sweet little mystery where these very real-like critters who live at a place called cackleberry creek, end up scaring the berries out of each other over muddy footprints, missing pies and nighttime howls thinking the worst. Some kind of very rude pie stealing monster of course. Kids do tend to have really over the top imaginations and this is exactly that type of fun. It all turns out wonderful in the end but not before some uproarious antics. A jolly book I definitely recommend!

The Clubhouse Cabobble

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  Summer has arrived at Cackleberry Creek and your favorite critters are tearing up the farm in another hilarious adventure! All Lulu and her galpals want more than anything in the world is a clubhouse of their very own to decorate pink and to keep their arts and crafts dry from the rain. So when one doozy of a storm sweeps through Cackleberry leaving behind a fallen mighty oak tree lying on its side, the gals can hardly believe their luck!  The perfect clubhouse. But when they discover  that the fellows have already decided its going to be their new den, the battle for the clubhouse begins.  Neither side is about to give in and the critters turn the farm upside down competing for their beloved prize.  After a lot of silly shenanigans. a few sneaky tricks & some rough waters, will they decide that their friendship is the best prize of all?




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   Spring is here again at Cackleberry Creek and young Lulu is full of questions about everything! "When will I grow bigger? Why do cows eat grass? Why is the sky blue?" One thing Lulu knows for sure is, she isn't feeling very special or pretty today. She wishes she were a bird, a squirrel, a cat...anything but a green ole frog! With a little help from Mama and her pals, can she learn to love herself for being her? Through it all, Lulu learns that being special doesn't always mean being like someone else. In addition, maybe...just maybe, frogs can fly too!  







Operation Scrub-A-Dub Skunk


AmirKinnert78  Says:


Perfect for children of all ages simply because of its tremendously valuable message. This storybook is about far more than a sensational and ostracized skunk that doesn't have friends because of his pungent odor. It cleverly reminds children about courtesy, helpfulness, tolerance, and that the uniqueness of each of us can be received and even celebrated. The author artfully presents this lesson in an awe-inspiring and riotous way. Fantastic!


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The Clubhouse Cabobble will be a classic! Kristy Volchko hits the mark once again in this gut-busting, slapstick tale about a group of very lively farm 'critters'. It's no holds barred as this loveable bunch battle it out (In good fun) over a much sought after tree/club house. Entertaining and witty the entire way through, a FUN book for kids. Kristy Volchko's books seem to always have a core moral lesson inched in there, and the value of real friendship is the case with this one. A children's masterpiece.


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We've read all three Ebooks in this series and the club house book is by far the best one yet. Bright colors & pictures and the story is so original and laugh out loud. This group of farm friends have a disagreement over the rights to an oak tree house and ultimately decide to compete for it. They talk a lot of smack and go through the ringer for this clubhouse but there is an important moral in all this in the end. -5 STARS KRISTY V!

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5.0 out of 5 stars -Kristy Jo Volchko has another hit with her fourth installment in the Cackleberry Creek children's books series...

By jgusky on December 16, 2015
Format: Paperback

 Kristy Jo Volchko has another hit with her fourth installment of the Cackleberry Creek children's books series. Those loveable critters come together once again to bring an important message to children (and parents)--the value of friendship, tolerance, and acceptance. They are set with a conundrum this time. How can you include a skunk in your circle of friends. The smell is too much!!! With dedication and kindness they work together to figure out a way. They try several angles with fun and humor in the process. The final solution catches you off guard. It is simple and funny and shows how kids can creatively adapt in order to extend a hand of friendship and inclusion to those on the outside looking in.



5.0 out of 5 stars -Operation Scrub-A-Dub Skunk...highly enjoyable!
By Donna Statewicz on January 23, 2016
Format: Paperback
Another great story! My grandson was excited to receive this latest book by Kristy Jo Volchko. It is easy to become invested in these wonderful little characters who live in Crackleberry Creek. No matter the adventure or problems they encounter, there is always a wonderful message that all children can appreciate. I recommend it for children of all ages and we look forward to reading the next one!



5.0 out of 5 stars Feel like you don't fit in? This is the book.
ByMMtwson January 4, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition
Fun story with twists and turns. I definitely was surprised at the end and that's the best kind of story. You can usually predict how it's going to go but we were happily surprised. Paperback is pricey so we got the ebook. This poor skunk just wants a friend and these animals try so hard to help Siggy feel included. A happy story for anyone that feels they don't fit in.


5.0 out of 5 stars Operation Scrub-A-Dub Skunk is a hit
By Amazon Customer on January 19, 2016
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I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I recommend it mainly to kids, however preteens would also enjoy. It was fun to read, I really got into the characters' adventure. This book will help kids development of consideration, compassion, in addition to enjoying life. Lastly, the artwork throughout the book gave a great depiction of the story.


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Operation Scrub-A-Dub Skunk

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  A charmingly funny tale about friendship and compromise. Davy Frog's surprise birthday bash is a huge hit and everyone on the farm is there to celebrate! On the way to the party Lulu meets a lonesome critter and invites him to join the fun. Siggy is funky, spunky, but unfortunately a bit too skunky! He smells like rotten cackleberries! Worse than chicken coops on a hot summer day! No matter how funny or sweet he is, no ones seems to wants him around. Lulu and her pals are determined to help Siggy get rid of his bad odor and change his life for the better! Will Operation Scrub-A-Dub Skunk be a success and help Siggy finally have friends and not be left out of all the fun? Or will this bunch learn some valuable lessons about compassion, compromise, and acceptance of each other's differences? And maybe it takes all kinds of different critters to have one big happy farm.    

 

 

 

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The Clubhouse Cabobble



5.0 out of 5 stars Kindness, Friendship, and Fun Rule in Cackeberry Creek!
By jgusky on October 19, 2014
Format: Paperback

The Clubhouse Cabobble (3rd installment in the Cackleberry Creek series) by Kristy Jo Volchko is a heartwarming story of friendship and kindness and living in harmony. Just like little bands of young children playing together in their own world of imagination and fantasy, often oblivious to the adult world around them, the critters of Cackleberry Creek seek adventure and fun. Their relationships are not dictated by adults but cultivated amongst themselves as they play and plan, share and compete, face new challenges and even disappointments.

The harshness of today’s world to which children are daily exposed doesn’t penetrate Cackleberry Creek. And what a breath of fresh air that is. Even when sharing turns into competition or strongly opposing interests, winning doesn’t turn out to be the goal after all. Kids will love this story. And parents will love reading it to them. Volchko’s character development vividly and colorfully illustrated through each of the three stories in the series will enchant kids and have them asking for more.



5.0 out of 5 stars A story for all ages!
By C J Lawson - Author on September 29, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
Unique, and talented. Two words I would choose in an arsenal of many to describe the author I can now call my friend – Kristy Jo Volchko. She is unique because of her uncanny sense of imagination that brings her to an unparalleled platform in children’s literature. She shares the insight that a child does in her writing, which would explain just why her stories are so entertaining; even to an audience much older than who her stories are meant for! Some writers are meant to write certain genres. Kristy was born to write Children’s books. She shares a child’s passion with every chapter she writes. If you haven’t yet read any of Kristy’s stories, please do yourself a favor, and read – ‘Clubhouse Cabobble’.



5.0 out of 5 starsI LOVE Lulu!
By Sheila Bliss on October 19, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
Well Lulu and the gang are back! What an adorable addition to the already fantastic series by Kristy Jo! Lulu and her pals learn an important lesson about healthy competition, cooperation and sharing. Sometimes winning isn't always what it seems to be, sometimes winning is actually sharing your reward and what better way to share your reward than with your friends at Cackleberry Creek! Here's another wonderful, imaginative and heart-warming story for any pre-school or elementary classroom. You'll want to make room on the bookshelf for this one!



5.0 out of 5 starsLove this book
By Victoria Barker on October 12, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
Love this book! The Author is very creative, and is herself, a child at heart. My favorite characters are Barry Beaver and Manny Mosquito! I am excited to read the next in the series. You rock Kristy!




Frogs Can Fly




5.0 out of 5 stars A fun, adventurous read for all children that teaches a valuable life lesson!
ByTara Zimmermanon March 23, 2014
Format: Paperback
This is an exceptionally written book for children. It portrays the insecurities that many children often have through Lulu’s self-doubt early on in the story. However, it encourages the reader to be proud of the distinctive qualities that make him/her extraordinary. It teaches the reader to embrace his/her own strengths. Yet, the story promotes the reader to have an overall appreciation for all the unique traits that others possess as well.

From a teacher’s perspective, the book would be great to use in an elementary classroom to boost self-esteem and introduce diversity. The book also has the perfect combination of practical, every day vocabulary paired with more challenging words that can be taught through context clues. When this book was read aloud to my own children, they greatly enjoyed it. It kept their interest to the end! They were actively engaged throughout the story by asking questions, making specific comments, laughing, and enjoying the colorful illustrations. It is a terrific read that my children and students request repeatedly!


5.0 out of 5 stars Great Childrens Book!
By Cathey L. Beldinon June 11, 2013
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
I just noticed that my review was not here. This book is wonderful! I read it first and was very impressed with the way the story was written. It was a interesting book that also left a wonderful message of being happy with who you are. My granddaughter enjoyed it and the illustration is very well done. I can not wait for the rest of the series to be released. I recommend this book for pre and grade school children and would love to see it in libraries.


5.0 out of 5 starsFunny, tender, inspiring kids toward self-love and compassion
By jgusky on January 22, 2013
Format: Paperback
Lulu is so curious about everything around her. But for a time she begins to see that the inner talents of her friends and others outshine her own. Wait until you see what she can do and how it changes how she sees herself. She realizes that she can "shine" just like everyone else...and even imagine the impossible. A wonderful, colorful, and important story for our kids today.

5.0 out of 5 starsI LOVE Lulu!
By Sheila Bliss on July 14, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
Lulu is a superstar! Kristy's message of loving yourself for who and what you are, while experiencing Lulu's journey is absolutely touching and precious. Lulu's story is a definite must read for any pre-school and younger elementary classroom wanting to learn about self-esteem and self-worth. I'm ordering my own copy. It's priceless. Well done, Kristy!


5.0 out of 5 stars Execellent Book
By Timmielynn on February 28, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
This book is fantastic for many reasons. It shows children that they all are special in their own way. And my grandchildren love it and for that to happen is a miracle. They do not stay still for many books but this they sit still till the end and want me to read it again. I can not wait till she writes more books will be looking out for them.

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read for children
ByShocker412on January 21, 2013
Format: Paperback
I bought this book for my young niece, who is about 6 years old. She absolutely loves to read books. And now this is one of her favorite books. Great illustrations, and a even better inspirational story. Very uplifting story. My niece can't wait for more books to come out from this author.

5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
By Amy Jo Rodriguez on January 20, 2013
Format: Paperback
I read this story for the first time with my 5 yr old daughter and the way the story was written and illustrated was so amazing. And the message it gives about friendship is so inspiring to young people. My daughter loves it and I have read it to her over and over, she loves it so much!


5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating!!! Read it to my great niece and every time I see her she wants me to read it over and over. She loves Lulu-
By Victoria Barker on February 16, 2014
Format: Paperback
Author is very creative!! A great read for all. Cannot wait to see what comes next. Manny Mosquito is such a cute character!! Just loved it.

5.0 out of 5 stars Frogs Can Fly
By Bandomanon January 22, 2013
Format: Paperback
Great reading material for children- good meaning to the story. Artwork is very colorful and great illustrations. Illustrations show great detail and correspond to the story. Great names and use of different animals for characters in the story. I liked the captions used in the pictures. I would definitely recommend this to friends with children.

5.0 out of 5 starsVery Cute!!!
ByPen Name on January 27, 2013
Format: Paperback
A very good children's book. I like the authors writing style and how easy it is to read to my children. They love the pictures and such and the theme is great. Has a style similar to the children's books MY mother used to read to me. So I'm glad I stumbled upon this book so I can buy the ones more to come!!!