by Joseph Cognard
My rating: 4 stars
Publication Date: January 10, 2014
Publisher: Joseph Cognard
Genre: Middlegrade Fiction Short
Print Length: 64 pages
Available from: Amazon
Billy is more than a little nervous. Even with all the excitement of his first "kids only" camp out, there is something truly bothering him. Listen to the fire crackle as the Miller children, in their campfire tradition, each tell a story. Will the fire last till Billy can fall asleep? Worse yet, what will happen when it is his turn to tell a story? Lastly, why won’t the fly and mosquito buzzing around the campfire leave him alone?
As in traditional Twilight Zone episodes, that the author grew up with, Mr. Cognard creates three unique and unpredictable stories, that both children and adults will all enjoy.
The book is packed with illustrations by Gabriella Cognard, a tween with artistic flair well beyond her years.
Three Twigs for the Campfire by Joseph Cognard
Remember camping out the in the backyard? How about your very first time? Billy is finally old enough to camp out with his brother and sister, but, what will happen after the fire goes out and they are finished with special campfire stories? Will he be able to sleep outside, in the dark with all of the nighttime noises and the bugs?
Three youngsters tell their tales around the campfire, each using their imaginations to build another world. When Billy’s turn comes, he surprises even himself as he finally settles in to join an honored family tradition.
Three Twigs for the Campfire by Joseph Cognard is a delightful trio of short tales woven into one pivotal moment in a young boy’s life. Feel the familial love as the older siblings work to keep things tame for Billy and he strives to show his maturity. Nothing is too scary, but filled with the magical fantasy that lives in a child’s mind. Meet a dragon and more as each story unfolds and enjoy the memories of camping out for the first time.
Perfect for bedtime story telling, encouraging a child to read to you, and talk about each story. Perhaps a future storyteller is in the making!
I received this copy from Joseph Cognard in exchange for my honest review.