Sunday, February 24, 2019

Pre-Order Your Copy of Little Joe Chickapig by Brian Calhoun -- Would Make a Great Addition to Your Child's Easter Basket! (Review)

Disclosure: I was sent a sample from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

"From the unlikely world of musicians and tour buses comes a new children’s book that is now available for pre-sale exclusively on It’s the tale of Little Joe Chickapig. A Chicka-what? A Chickapig - the hybrid you get when a chicken and a pig fall in love. It’s a story about hope, inspiration and following your dreams.

Brian Calhoun, custom guitar maker (to stars such as Dave Matthews, Keith Urban, Ray LaMontagne and many, many more), game creator (as in Chickapig, currently a finalist for a Specialty Toy TOTY), and (now) author is releasing his first children’s book, Little Joe Chickapig.

This adorable, inspirational, rhyming children’s book comes with a message every parent wants their child to learn. Meet Little Joe Chickapig in the fun video below!"


Recently, I was sent an advance copy of "Little Joe Chickapig" by Brian Calhoun to share with my girls, and it became an instant hit in our house. Even though my girls are reading on their own, I still like reading a book or two to the at bedtime, as a way to spend quality time together, and get in a few extra snuggles.

As soon as my oldest saw the cover of this book, she was quick to point out that there was a game called Chickapig available. She had played it with her friends, and loved it. She never knew there was a book out featuring the chicken pig hybrid. I told her that she was getting an advance look at this picture book, as it doesn't release in stores until March 10th -- just in time for Easter! :-)

She was all smiles, knowing that she would be one of the first to read this book, and couldn't wait to see what it was about. As I sat snuggling on the couch with my two girls, we began reading this cute book, which is all about following your dreams, and inspiring kids to dream big and believe themselves. My girls loved the colorful illustrations that filled the pages of this children's book, and we found ourselves lingering on each page, just to take in all the detailing of the illustrations by Pat Bradley and Brian Calhoun.

If you have young children, they will love the rhyming scheme of the story, which introduces them to imaginative half pig, half chicken. He dreams of new places outside the farm, and his imagination will take readers on an adventure they will never forget. I really enjoy books like this that share positive messages with children, and open up dialogue for parents to talk about the story and how it can relate to their kids. My girls picked up on the "dream big" theme, and found themselves sharing what they want to do when they get older, and hopes and aspirations they have. I loved listening to them talk about their dreams, no matter how big or small. And, just seeing them smile and get excited about them, made me happy, as I knew they understood where Little Joe Chickapig was coming from and thinking about, and how he was scared to leave the farm, but knew that eventually he would grow up and have to leave the nest (sort of speak) and reach for the stars, in hopes to have his dreams come true. And, eventually my girls will be out on their own making their dreams come true, and finding their place in the world. But, for now, I am enjoying the extra snuggles I am getting when we sit down to read this cute picture book, which is sure to be a hit with young children.

If you are looking for a non-candy/non-toy gift to add to your child's Easter basket, why not consider picking up Little Joe Chickapig? This is one of those books you and your kids will love reading time and again, and once your kids are reading on their own, they will want to pull from the bookshelf and read, and enjoy.



"Little Joe Chickapig is a story about hope, inspiration, and following your dreams.  Enter a world where a young Chickapig wants to leave his farm, but doesn’t know how. Imaginations will soar as you hear one courageous tale after another. From a mouse who becomes an astronaut, to a dragon who joins a band, Little Joe Chickapig has a message every parent wants their child to hear: Follow your dreams, whatever they may be."

Ages: 0-100
MSRP: $9.99

Available for pre-sale online now for 3/10/19 launch:
Written by: Brian Calhoun
Illustrations by: Pat Bradley and Brian Calhoun
Pages: 32 Pages

More About Chickapig:

Chickapig was created by Brian Calhoun with the help of musician and good friend, Dave Matthews. What started off as a simple idea, turned into a dedicated hobby and quickly snowballed into a full-blown brand. Chickapig aims to bring people together by providing them with a fun and wholesome family product. For more information, visit, or follow the brand on, Instagram @Chickapig, Facebook @Chickapig, and Twitter @ChickapigGame
Disclosure: I was sent a sample from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

No comments :

Post a Comment