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Funny Adventure NOOK Book for Kids and Adults - Bloated Goat

I would like to announce my new book called Bloated Goat is available for $.99 on Nook. It is a wacky and wild adventure full of funny characters and off-the-wall craziness for children and adults. With a name like Bloated Goat, you know it must be good. Just make sure you plug your nose as you turn the pages. 

 

Here's the description:

 

When Granny Hammy finds Bloated Goat face down in her front yard's drainage ditch, her grandson Cocky Doodle thinks nothing of it. In fact, he says that’s just another normal day for his best friend. But when they discover that Bloated Goat has little black Xs for eyes and is even more bloated than normal, they realize it is much more serious.

Come join the humorous adventure filled with jewel thieves, a despondent wolf, an alligator gangster, a kingdom of hungry mushrooms, a shocking skunk wedding, and a mysteriously powerful chameleon known as Crazy Ned.

But don’t take my word for it. Read the following fake quotes for more convincing words:

"This is one the funniest books about bloated goats and talking animals I've ever read." - A random, imaginary kid

"If I was stuck on a deserted island with nothing but this book, I'd probably read it at least once." - An important kid, possibly your best friend or son or daughter

And if you prefer real quotes, here you go:

“I decided to take a chance on your book after reading your post. Heck, it's only ninety-nine cents, right? I called my nine year old daughter over for what I thought would be a short picture book. I'll be honest. I wasn't expecting much but I hoped she'd get a good chuckle out of it. I opened up the book and was surprised to find that it's a chapter book. Hmm! We dove in. We read through the first ten chapters and my daughter never stopped laughing. She loved it! (And I had to stop more than once to compose myself as well. I actually had tears in my eyes I was laughing so hard.) So far it's an easy and enjoyable read. The characters are hilarious and the situations they encounter are wholly unexpected. We can't wait to finish it tomorrow.” – M. Jacobs, a Kindle Discussions contributor

“LOL. I just finished it. It cracked me up! Definitely worth the dollar.” – Lexi, a Kindle Discussions contributor

 

Thanks for looking,

Manley Peterson

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I would just like to mention that Bloated Goat has received two wonderful reviews on Amazon.com, so I encourage all you Nook-loving fiends to give it chance.

 

Here is the link to the reviews: http://www.amazon.com/Bloated-Goat-ebook/dp/B0044KM1CW

 

Here is Bloated Goat's Nook Page: http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Bloated-Goat/Manley-Peterson/e/2940012695802

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Bloated Goat received another good review on Amazon.com here: http://www.amazon.com/Bloated-Goat-ebook/dp/B0044KM1CW

 

And a nice short review on Barnes and Noble here: http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Bloated-Goat/Manley-Peterson/e/2940012695802

 

Fun fact: my 10-year-old daughter drew the cover art herself.

 

If you are looking for a funny, entertaining story to read with your children or grandchildren, please check out Bloated Goat.

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Bloated Goat received some nice new ratings today on Barnes and Noble and several nice new reviews for the Kindle version on Amazon.com.

 

Also, I've recently launched my new blog at http://manleypeterson.blogspot.com for anyone who wants to learn more about me or my books.

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Bloated Goat is selling really well on NOOK. If you haven't checked it out yet, I really hope you'll give it a try. I know you'll love it.

 

There are eight great reviews over on Amazon.com here: http://www.amazon.com/Bloated-Goat-ebook/dp/B0044KM1CW/

 

 

 

Bloated Goat

 

 

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Bloated Goat is a humorous middle grade children’s book filled with interesting, unique characters who find themselves in strange and silly situations. It is a light-hearted fantasy adventure in the same spirit as Shrek, Madagascar, and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and would be a perfect match for adults and children who love to read together.

Here is a brief overview:

When Granny Hammy finds Bloated Goat face down in her front yard's drainage ditch, her grandson Cocky Doodle thinks nothing of it. In fact, he says that’s just another normal day for his best friend. But when they discover that Bloated Goat has little black Xs for eyes and is even more bloated than normal, they realize it is much more serious.

Come join the fun in a wacky adventure filled with jewel thieves, a despondent wolf, an alligator gangster, a kingdom of hungry mushrooms, a shocking skunk wedding, and a mysteriously powerful chameleon known as Crazy Ned.

Bloated Goat is about 19,000 words and 80 pages long.

 

Please check out my website for more info: http://manleypeterson.blogspot.com/

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Re: Funny Adventure NOOK Book for Kids and Adults - Bloated Goat

ManleyPeterson, I can see that this book would appeal to adults also.  Neat!  I am intrigued by that alligator gangster.  I get a kick out of that name, "Bloated Goat." :smileyhappy:

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Thanks, Casper. I'm really excited to have people read Bloated Goat. I intended the story to be interesting and funny to adults as well as kids, but I'm ecstatic to see so many great reviews from adults who enjoyed it. I only have one review on B&N, but currently eight good ones over on Amazon.

 

Almost seems like the adults are enjoying this "children's book" more than children.  :smileywink: 

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When I wrote Bloated Goat last year, I had fun envisioning all the crazy characters in a movie on the big screen.

 

Can you imagine Cocky Doodle, Granny Hammy, Bloated Goat, Maxine, Crazy Ned, B.R., Bully, Father Rat, and others in an animated adventure made by Dreamworks or Pixar?

 

My readers keep telling me they can almost see the movie scenes playing in their heads while reading the chapters.

 

Anyone else have these experiences while reading Bloated Goat? I'd love to hear them.

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I'm pleased to announce Bloated Goat has recently passed 300 sales and 10 reviews, counting all formats. Thanks to everyone who has read, sampled, and/or purchased my story.

 

If you haven't experienced Bloated Goat yet, you can view an extra long sample on my website at http://manleypeterson.blogspot.com 

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Bloated Goat is featured on Holly's Bargain eBooks Blog which you can see here: http://bargainebooks.blogspot.com/

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Bloated Goat is available in all e-book formats. It is a great story for only $.99 on NOOK. Please check it out.

 

 

Bloated Goat

 

 

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Bloated Goat just received an great 5-star review on NOOK.

 

The reviewer says, "I LOVED this story! The best laugh I've had for .99c period. I don't know if this book could be fully appreciated by a child without an adult helping them. I do however think this would be a truly awesome book for English teachers to use in aiding them for teaching kids a variety of writing techniques. I absolutely HAVE to insist you read the sample chapter!! I've been driving my husband nuts for the last few nights I read this due to all my shrieking and cackling at it. It's a fantastically ridiculous adventure and the author has great fun mocking the heck out of those writing 'rules' we love to hate. This book doesn't pretend to be anymore than what it is and utterly succeeds in its goal. Or rather, by the end of this book (and through out it) I was ROTFLMAO ; p It hit every note for me and I give it 5 stars. Trust me, read the sample chapter you'll be hitting the one click button by the time you finish it ? This is a short, sweet and down right hilarious story. Bravo to the author!"

 

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Bloated-Goat/Manley-Peterson/e/2940012695802

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Two great new reviews for Bloated Goat - the little book that makes people laugh and buy goats.

http://gracekrispy.blogspot.com/2011/03/review-bloated-goat-by-manley-peterson.html

http://acozyreaderscorner.blogspot.com/2011/03/bloated-goat.html

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Humorous Middle Grade Children's Book - Bloated Goat

My middle grade children's book Bloated Goat was featured on The Indie Spotlight this week: http://www.theindiespotlight.com/?p=5146

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Check out my blog at http://manleypeterson.blogspot.com/ for more information about Bloated Goat. Read the sample and buy it for $.99 on Nook. There are lots of great reviews.

 

 

Bloated Goat

 

 

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Re: Funny Adventure NOOK Book for Kids and Adults - Bloated Goat

Just finished this book. Not so sure it is suitable for kids per se -- maybe pre-teens and up -- because of the hilarious, convoluted story line.

 

This was a fun book to read. I especially enjoyed the heroic, yet loopy, Maxine. Maybe her friends can invest in a pair of eyeglasses. Crazy Ned was a riot, too.

 

Thanks for the laughs, Manley. Well done.

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Thanks, Desert_Brat. I'm glad you enjoyed the story, and it made you laugh. That makes my day!

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Bloated Goat  - brand new cover art plus updated storyline adding 2000 words.

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Are you looking for a good laugh? Read Bloated Goat and enjoy an entertaining and funny story.

 

Bloated Goat  

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