They’re still around and popular! When my nine-year-old son, Jackson checked several of them out at the public library a couple weeks ago and I got so excited. I love the warning at the front of every story:
Beware and Warning!
This book is different from other books. You and YOU ALONE are in charge of what happens in this story. There are dangers, choices, adventures and consequences. YOU must use all of your numerous talents and much of your enormous intelligence. The wrong decision could end in disaster-even death! But don’t despair. At anytime, YOU can go back and make another choice, alter the path of your story and change its result.
It’s like the show “Survivor” only you don’t have to worry about scorpions or cockroaches and you can sleep in the comfort of your own bed!
Jackson’s Mystery of the Maya book by R.A. Montgomery has 39 different endings depending on the choices you make (i.e. at the end of page six you have to decide whether to a.) visit Dr. Lopez and turn to page 7 or b.) go right to Chichen Itza and turn to page 38.)
You know how I love books so I was very happy to hear that Frito-Lay is partnering with the Choose Your Own Adventure series. During this promotion, families will be able to purchase Frito-Lay Variety Packs that will have a code on the packaging to download one of three original digital Choose Your Own Adventure books online; Pirate, Time Travel or Safari. How fun is that?
Since the Variety Packs are perfect for packing a family picnic lunch for the beach…how neat is it that you can score a free book to read as well? Since we are enrolled in several reading programs this summer, we’ll be keeping track of all the Choose Your Own Adventure books we read. The local bookstores and public library all give rewards for reading books during the break.
So look for these displays in your store when you pick up some snacks and score some free books.
I have a $25 gift card and a boxed set of Choose Your Own Adventure books for one, lucky Still Living The Dream reader. Drop me a comment to enter and get an extra chance for each of the five items you do from the list below! Hurry, though. The giveaway will end on July 21, 2011 at 11:59 p.m.
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