Readers’ Favorite Review For “Dr. Guinea Pig George”

Double wow! I was grateful when they did it for “What’s at the End of Your Nose?” and I am so grateful now for this editorial review for “Dr. Guinea Pig George.”

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Copyright 2016 Becky Benishek for “Dr. Guinea Pig George”

Reviewed by Rosie Malezer for Readers’ Favorite:

“Dr. Guinea Pig George is a children’s book, written by Becky Benishek and illustrated by Kelly Cline. George is a Guinea Pig who lives with a human family. At the head of the family’s household is a doctor, also named George. As patients call Dr. George’s home, his pet Guinea Pig mistakenly assumes that the call is for him. While the doctor prepares for patient visits, his Guinea Pig cleans his own cage, before climbing down to the floor and sneaking into the doctor’s medical bag, which is taken on house visits. Over time, Guinea Pig George learns human mannerisms and medical terminology. One day, when he accidentally falls out of Dr. George’s bag during a house call, the frightened Guinea Pig scurries to the nearest house and calls out, only to be recognized by the occupant as Dr. George’s Guinea Pig. By the time the doctor arrives, he is greeted by the sight of his Guinea Pig, George, who’d just patched up his first young patient.

“I would have to say that this is one of the most unique, joyful books I have read in a very long time. Becky Benishek’s story of a guinea pig who pays careful attention to his humans is a great book for kids to read, and would also be enjoyable to grown-up guinea pig owners as well! With most of the story’s focus being on the behavior of the family guinea pig, readers quickly learn how George interacts with his human family, while carefully absorbing as much observed detail as possible. In doing so, he knows exactly what to do and where to go when Dr. George accidentally drops his bag in a patient’s driveway, leading him to not only misplace some of his medical supplies, but also causing him to inadvertently lose his guinea pig too! From start to finish, Dr. Guinea Pig George fills his readers with delight. I recommend Dr. Guinea Pig George to all readers, young and old, who are not only mesmerized by the human-like traits of animals, but also who adore their guinea pigs!”

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I sent in my request on Feb 26, and just received a text that my book had been reviewed this morning (March 3).

Here are all the places this review has been posted. It’s also on Barnes & Noble and Goodreads.

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Readers’ Favorite Review For “What’s at the End of Your Nose?”

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Copyright 2016 Becky Benishek for “What’s at the End of Your Nose?

Yay, an editorial review! Copied verbatim because that’s how I roll:

Reviewed by Rosie Malezer for Readers’ Favorite

What’s at the End of Your Nose? is a children’s book from A Slipperyville Tale series, written by Becky Benishek and illustrated by Kelly Cline. Bored out of his mind, Sidney Snail is ready to skip town and find some adventure outside of Slipperyville. As he is about to leave, Old Samuel Snail suggests to Sidney that he first explore what is at the end of his nose. This gives Sidney pause for thought, and he postpones his faraway explorations, opting to explore his local area first. While floating on a leaf in a nearby creek, Sidney’s eyes are opened to amazing, fun-filled things to see and do, which he had never noticed before, making exciting new friends at the same time.

“Becky Benishek’s astonishing tale of a bored snail, who fails to see the beauty and excitement in the world around him until he truly opens his eyes, is one filled with smiles and excitement from beginning to end. Written from the point of view of a snail, the story encourages readers to go out and explore up close what is right there, at the ends of their noses, instead of complaining and becoming so easily bored. Doing so not only shines a spotlight on the beauty of your natural surroundings, once you open your eyes and truly see it, but also enables you to make new friends without trying too hard.

“I found the story to be filled with fun and excitement, having opened my own eyes to my surroundings in the past, due to boredom, and finding hidden gems in my own surrounds. I recommend What’s at the End of Your Nose? not only to children, but to people of all ages who feel they have been bitten by the travel bug, when it is simply sheer boredom at what they fail to see in their own back yard that has willed them to be elsewhere.”

I picked Readers’ Favorite for two reasons:

  1. I wanted an Editorial Review to put on Amazon, and I’m a self-published author so those are harder to come by.
  2. Why not? It’s there, it’s free, and it hurts me not to take a chance.

I sent in my request on Feb 5.

On Feb 13, I was so excited when I received a text that my book had been chosen, and my review was posted!

Want your book to be reviewed by Readers’ Favorite?

Start here. I opted for the free review because I have no money, but there are potential drawbacks to that, so read carefully. An express review comes with more guarantees.

Here are all the places this review has been posted. It’s also on Barnes & Noble’s site and Goodreads.

https://plus.google.com/+Readersfavorite/posts/e4b18AQnGge