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This article is a shameless plug for the picture book series KeeKee’s Big Adventures.

Hot off the printing press – just this month – KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Rome, Italy the children’s picture book featuring KeeKee, who travels the world in her hot air balloon.

KeeKee explores the sights, sounds, and tastes of the beautiful and historic cities she visits. KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Paris, France was released earlier this year.

Shannon Jones, my partner at Idea Sandbox, wrote these books. They are illustrated by an amazingly talented artist, Casey Uhelski. How amazing is Casey? An example… in the Rome book, Casey re-drew the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

Here’s a peek.

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The books use words from the country visited so a pronunciation guide and glossary in the back of the book help adults and kids learn the words. And, each book closes with charmingly illustrated map of the city.

Kids seem to love the books, and adults enjoy reading them. Great anytime of the year – they do make a nice holiday gift.

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Free Ornament & Shipping

As a special offer only Idea Sandbox readers…

Order two or more books and Shannon’s providing a free KeeKee holiday ornament and free shipping! Use coupon code SANDBOX when you check out.

The ornament can be colored, painted, or left natural!
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Order either book on the KeeKee website.
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You can order the Paris book on Amazon and at Barnes & Noble. (But you can’t take advantage of the free ornament offer there, sorry).
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Happy Holidays, and thanks for letting me interrupt our normal articles!