New Early Reader Adventure Book, PJ's Backyard Adventures, from Author Rebecca P. Cohen Sparks Imagination Outside and Takes Kids Around the World

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PJ’s Backyard Adventures: Who is PJ? engages a child’s imagination and joy of learning through coloring, reading, hidden sight words, creative play, and geography. Cohen was inspired by personal experience to create PJ’s Backyard Adventures.

An early reader adventure book for ages 2-8 now available on Amazon

PJ's Backyard Adventures for ages 2-8

This is the kind of book series I wish my children had when they were learning to read.

PJ’s Backyard Adventures: Who is PJ? is a new interactive adventure book for ages 2-8 that engages a child’s imagination and joy of learning through coloring, reading, hidden sight words, creative play, and geography. Cut out PJ on the back to take him with you on your adventures. Adults love that PJ’s Backyard Adventures: Who is PJ? encourages both outdoor and global exploration and kids are simply having fun! Where will you take PJ?

PJ’s Backyard Adventures: Who is PJ? is Book #1 in a series from Rebecca P. Cohen, the author of Fifteen Minutes Outside: 365 Ways to Get Out of the House and Connect with Your Kids and creator of Rebecca Plants Curiosity Cards.

To view the book trailer, visit: http://vimeo.com/112594768

Children can experience PJ’s Backyard Adventures: Who is PJ? in many ways:

  •     Color the illustrations
  •     Find a sight word hidden in each illustration
  •     Decorate their own pj’s, hat, and boots
  •     Draw their favorite place to play
  •     Draw and write about where their pj’s and imagination could take them
  •     Trace, then cut out flash cards for each sight word
  •     Sort the sight word flash cards in alphabetical order
  •     Cut out PJ from the back cover and take him on outdoor adventures
  •     Grown ups can share their PJ adventures on Facebook!

Author Rebecca P. Cohen was inspired by personal experience to create PJ’s Backyard Adventures. “This is the kind of book series I wish my children had when they were learning to read,” says Cohen. “PJ’s Backyard Adventures bridges Bob Books and The Magic Treehouse series, giving young children a character they not only can relate to, but also look forward to interacting with in each book. We’ve seen in testing with families and classrooms that kids love PJ! PJ is the essence of every child, and helps kids learn through play.”

PJ’s Backyard Adventures: Who is PJ? is illustrated by Cohen’s sister, Marni Penning Coleman, mother to a PJ-like young boy and a playwright, teacher, voiceover artist, and award-winning Shakespearean actress. Coleman says, "As a busy mom, illustrating PJ has been an energizing experience; PJ is clearly resonating with the desire for creative play outside in all kids, and my two year old loves taking PJ on our adventures. The bonus was working with my sister; with whom else can you have insanely productive one-hour weekly video Skype meetings in your pajamas?"

PJ’s Backyard Adventures: Who is PJ? is available now via online retailers in the U.S., Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe, and New Zealand. For a complete list of retailers, visit http://bit.ly/PJretailers.

To schedule an interview with author Rebecca P. Cohen, send an email via http://bit.ly/contactRebeccaPCohen or contact: rachael (dot) harnish (at) gmail (dot) com

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