The Live Big Series
By Kat Kronenberg
I want to share with you guys a truly fantastic children’s book series. Each book has a different message – all great life lessons for your little ones. Without further ado….
Illustrated by Stephanie Dehennin
Set long ago in the heart of the African savanna, Dream Big–a mythological fable–follows moody Baboon as he discovers a powerful secret.
One by one, Caterpillar, Tadpole, and Flamingo gaze up at the night sky and wish upon a star for their wildest dreams. Baboon insists these dreams could never come true. But when he sees Caterpillar turn into a winged butterfly, Tadpole into a dancing frog, and Flamingo into a beautiful pink bird, Baboon realizes that a transformative power exists between the stars and the animals once they truly believe in themselves and their dreams. When Baboon tries out this secret, CATCH-M, his Magical, Mystical, Wished-Upon Star, whooshes down from the heavens to wham! ignite the courage in his chest. Read on to see if his dream comes true too . . .
Dream Big’s inspirational message makes it a perfect gift for dreamers of all ages, from children to young adults about to enter a new chapter in their lives. Together we can all be inspired to identify and pursue our dreams, no matter how big or impossible they may seem.
Illustrated by David Miles
Set in the heart of the African Savanna, Love Big follows moody Baboon as he discovers another powerful secret.
The once lush, thriving, African savanna has turned dry and desolate. Hungry, miserable, and mean animals seek only their own interests. Baboon watches as, one by one, Rhinoceros destroys Termite’s castle in his race to find food, Hare chooses not to share food with her family, and Lion steals food from his pride.
But after Baboon sees Rhinoceros give Hare his snack-on-a-stick, everything changes! Baboon realizes that a transformative power exists between the animals and the star-dust that surrounds them once they share smiles and truly believe in themselves and each other. When Baboon tries out this secret by helping Lion, they share a smile, and CATCH-M, The Magical, Mystical, Miraculous Star-dust that surrounds them, whooshes into their lives to wham! ignite the courage in their chests too. Read on to see if Baboon can save the savanna with this new secret and a very stinky, unlikely hero . . .
Illustrated by David Miles
Set in the wilds of the African savanna, Think Big follows moody Baboon as he discovers another powerful secret.
In the third installment in her Live Big Series, best-selling, award-winning author Kat Kronenberg takes readers back to the wilds of the African savanna where the animals not only still struggle to find food, but now they face life-threatening situations. They must fight to survive and are terrified.
But when our beloved moody Baboon challenges Kudu on what to do, everything begins to change. One by one, Kudu, Giraffe, and Bee are faced with the dilemma of who they want to be. After watching Bee choose to do good, Baboon figures out a new secret: We can light the stars in our hearts, empowering our lives, once we smile big deep within, truly believing in who we are, our ideas, and the importance of caring for others.
The danger continues to mount and Baboon finally gets so scared that he cries out for help. Luckily, some fun animals and Baobab Tree come to the rescue! Will they try the new—SHHH—secret so their collective ideas not only help all the animals survive, but thrive together so that their dreams can come true?
Wow! This series is absolutely amazing. Dream Big teaches your children that if you have a dream, follow it – no matter what anyone else says! In Love Big they are taught how to be kind, to share and basically to love everyone. For Think Big they learn that when faced with a situation, to think things through to come up with the best outcome. These stories are all charming and laugh out loud funny! Any child would benefit from any of these valuable life lessons. The stories were very well written and paired with amazing illustrations.
In addition to the story itself, in the back of each book you will find notes, games, riddles and look and finds. These are all fun to do and give your child the best experience with really understanding the book and it’s message. The other part of the books that I LOVED was the Facts throughout. There are great learning excerpts at the bottom of some of the pages. I like how Kat incorporates fun facts about each animal in the book, it is the icing on the cake.
Meet The Author
Kat Kronenberg is a born-and-raised Texan with a Big Dream: that Two-Leggers people all around the world DREAM, LOVE, and THINK big together as we all catch CATCH-M too, and celebrate the great things we can do! Plus, Kat hopes her best-selling, award-winning books inspire us to live the animals’ motto; ”I can be great I am . . .” as we live our best lives together. Kat lives in Austin with her husband and is the proud parent of two amazing boys, two beautiful adopted nieces, four fantastic grandchildren, three four-legged friends, and one grandpuppy.
Connect With Kat
It is of no wonder to me that each of these books have received the Mom’s Choice Awards – Honoring Excellence. Huge thank you to Kat for sending my son these awesome books! We will be enjoying them for years to come. To get your hands on them, click on the books below. Right now all three of these books are included in the Buy 2 Get 1 Free books on Amazon!! Don’t miss out on that opportunity! You can also order from her website which has some other cool accessories that go with the series.
To everyone reading this, I pray you are having a wonderful December so far! We are really enjoying ourselves here, and are extremely grateful for all of you and your continued support. If you haven’t already, go ahead and hit that follow button below. I’ve got some amazing Giveaways coming up to start the New Year off right. No more 2020!! Yay! Have a wonderful day, see you tomorrow!