UPDATE: The winner is Debra debdaimum27@. Congratulations!
When I was contacted to review the new book, William Edwards and the Wizardly Glasses, I was initially interested in doing so because the character is just a bit older than my son and has a few food allergies.
My son and I sat down together to read the 194 page book, and imagine my surprise when I found it just as fun to read as my son did. We looked forward to reading it every night.
This book is in the spirit of Harry Potter. The lead character, William, is unappreciated by his self-involved, inattentive parents. When he puts on a pair of glasses, he suddenly finds himself attending a private, magical school and has friends and classmates with outrageous and clever names. Unlike Harry Potter, this book is not quite so intense, and my son could read and understand it easily.
As a parent, I loved the story line, but I also appreciated all of the subtle math and science lessons included in the book. Not only is the book entertaining, but it is educational, too, without being obvious about its purpose. While William’s food allergies to mustard and wheat are included in the book, they stay mostly in the background as William embarks on exciting adventures.
Another bonus is that this book is part of a series. All of the books are available in paperback and on Kindle and are free to Amazon prime members.
If your kids love the books as my son did, there is an active website, The William Edwards Book Series. There, you will find contests, giveaways, information about allergies as well as fun math videos.
The authors, Jonathon Berg and S.Z. Berg, have kindly offered to give one Mom’s Plans’ reader an electronic copy of the prequel to the series, Winkleberry: Waiting for William Edwards.
To enter, simple leave a comment about who you would like to win this book for and why.
One entry per person.
This giveaway ends on October 24th at 11:59 p.m. CST. The winner will be chosen via random.org.
I received a copy of this book for review. No other compensation was given. All opinions are my own.
Ashley Schein says
I would like to win this for my friends son. He loves to read and this book sounds like one he would love.
Sally G says
Love to win this for my nephew who loves to read, and well I’d like to read it too!
Carri M says
I would love to win this book for my son!
Corey Olomon says
Would love to read this and share with kids who love to be read to! Thanks for the consideration.
debra daigle says
My sons! they are book lovers!
Dawn S. says
I would love to win this for my friend’s son who is turning into a little bookworm. I’d probably want to read it too though!
Joan J says
I love reading chapter books to my 6 year old grandson. This sounds like a series I’ll definitely have to look into!
Sarah Yurga says
I would love to share this book with my daughter and also with her girl scout troop members
Jessamine Marie Ricafort Dungo says
I would like to win this for my daughter who loves reading. 🙂
Diana Hatch says
I would love to win for my daughter – she could use in her 5th grade class she teaches
Kristy Vescio says
I would love to win this for my daughter. She is 11 and I think she would enjoy!
michelle h says
My boys always love new books! Looks like a great story.
Erin G says
I have 5 kids and I think they’d all love these books! My 11 year old would probably like it the best, he loves this type of story.
Jana H. says
My nephew would love this book for Christmas!
gina sandoval says
My son and I read everynight, we would love to share this together. When we are done with our books we share with his school friends also.
tina page says
my 11 year old is an avid reader and this looks like one she would enjoy! thanks for the chance.
Audrey Griffis says
my daughter woudl love this book thanks for the chance to win
Nicole Sender says
My grandson would love this book!
Heather Wone says
I would love to win this for my 6 year old daughter!
Stephanie B says
This sounds like a book my daughter would enjoy! (And honestly maybe even my husband!)
lorene desjardins says
would like to win for one of my students who loves to read.
Tabatha Carlson says
I have two boys and I think it wouldbe a fun read for them.
Thanks for the chance!
brandi hawn says
i would like to win this for my son b/c he loves when i read to him 🙂
Bocomomma O Frey says
I would love to read this for my daughter, She has recently learned to read, and she LOVES it! She gets SO excited when we get a new book! 🙂
Thank you for the chance!
Jody H says
I have an 11 year old son who loves to read. I have a hard time keeping books for him to read. This sounds like just the series he would enjoy. Thanks for the giveaway! hickenfam at hotmail dot com
Nichole Bentley says
Would love to win this for my son. Thanks!
Mandy Kauffman says
I’d love to win this for my son! I need to get into a better habbit of reading to him more often. Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂
laurie brown says
would love to win this for my nephew-he would love this
Candie L says
I think my youngest son would like this. It is so hard to find him books he likes to read; hopefully this would help. Thank you
liz lew says
I would like to win for me! I love HP and all that is HP!!
Barbara Blanton says
I would love to win this for my son and daughter who both love to read and are big fans of Harry Potter.
Lisa R says
For my daughter, it looks like an interesting read
sibabe64 at ptd dot net
My daughter loves new books
My nephew would love this! He’s totally into fantasy like this!