Beast Friends Forever: The Super Swap-O Surprise, Review and Giveaway

by 5 Minutes for Books

Beast Friends Forever: The Super Swap-O Surprise! is written and illustrated by two brothers, Nate Evans and Vince Evans. I don’t know about you, but knowing that just sets the tone for a delightful sort of mischievous read.

This is the sort of book that is designed to get “reluctant readers” to open up a book instead of flipping an on switch. So yes, it’s silly (with chapter titles such as “If you love bananas so much, why don’t you marry one?” And yes, you might find the words “booger,” “fart,” “barf” and “poop” in the book, which might turn off some parents, but have you ever been around a 9-year-old boy? If you haven’t, trust me when I say that these words are part of their vocabularies.

Beast Friends Forever: The Super Swap-O Surprise! is the second Beast Friends Forever book, but the first few pages get you up to speed about their beast Otto, who arrived inside a care package from Zeke and Hannah’s dad who is in the navy. Otto is not a mean beast, which doesn’t offer Zeke any protection from Sid the bully, but he’s a lot of fun. He can take an item that you give him, say “Hoobah” and another item gets swapped in for it. Sometimes this is good, sometimes the swap is truly a surprise.

This story line revolves around some crazy swaps and then a soccer challenge from Sid the bully where Zeke and Hannah use Otto’s swap powers to help them win.

Beast Friends Forever: The Super Swap-O Surprise! doesn’t come out until August 1, but you can enter to win it before you can buy it! That also gives you a chance to check out book 1, Beast Friends Forever: Meet the Beast, like my 7-year-old son wanted to.

This is a great book for boys and girls who don’t mind gross-out humor, ages 7 – 10.

Leave a comment here if you’d like to win the book. We’ll announce the winner in this column on August 1.

We have a giveaway for another great early chapter book going on now at 5 Minutes for Books. Check out The Mystery of the Blue Ring, a re-release of the popular Polk Street Mysteries series by Patricia Reilly Giff.

The winner of our previous giveaway for two books in the Mission: Explore series is #18 Ellen C.

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1 Mozi Esmes Mom July 18, 2011 at 1:39 am

I’m interested in this for my daughter.

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2 Lynn July 18, 2011 at 8:38 am

I haven’t heard of this series before and I think my son would love these books! Thanks for a fun giveaway.


3 Kristin G July 18, 2011 at 12:10 pm

Looks like a great read!


4 Debby July 18, 2011 at 3:54 pm

This would be right up my grandson’s alley!


5 Br July 18, 2011 at 3:55 pm

My son would love this. He loves to read. Thanks Ladies


6 Ali July 18, 2011 at 3:55 pm

This would be great to win. My children would love it.


7 Jason July 18, 2011 at 3:56 pm

Great give away. My son is still young but he loves for anybody to read to him.


8 Jessica T July 18, 2011 at 4:19 pm

My son would LOVE this!


9 Beth C July 18, 2011 at 6:19 pm

I would like this book for my granddaughter. Thanks for the nice giveaway!


10 Kathleen Hart July 18, 2011 at 9:44 pm

I’m interested in this book for my elementary library! Sounds GREAT!


11 Linda Kish July 18, 2011 at 10:20 pm

This looks like a very cute book.

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12 Terra Heck July 19, 2011 at 5:34 am

I’d like this book for my kids. Thanks.


13 Debra July 19, 2011 at 8:49 am

This sounds like a great book for kids to read and enjoy.


14 AL July 19, 2011 at 8:50 am

I would love to have this book to add to my library for children!


15 Chris July 19, 2011 at 8:51 am

This sounds like a book that my son would love to read.


16 Amy July 19, 2011 at 8:51 am

Sounds like a fun book to read to children,!


17 riTa July 19, 2011 at 11:55 pm

Sounds perfect for one grandson who lets snakes curl around his neck, hugs a rooster, and allows a tarantula on his head.


18 June July 20, 2011 at 6:17 am

How Cute! I bet this is a good story to read.


19 katklaw777 July 21, 2011 at 7:01 am

My son will like this one, thanks.


20 LT July 21, 2011 at 2:09 pm

It sounds like my kids would really enjoy this!! Thanks!


21 Deb July 21, 2011 at 3:05 pm

Sounds like this is a great book for kids.


22 Jasn July 21, 2011 at 3:07 pm

Two brothers alone sets the picture of fun!


23 hris July 21, 2011 at 3:07 pm

My son loves to read and I know he would love this book.


24 Al July 21, 2011 at 3:07 pm

Sounds like a fun book to read!


25 Megan Earley July 23, 2011 at 2:12 pm

I’d love to read this one with my nephews.
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26 Mama Zen July 24, 2011 at 11:21 am

My daughter would love this!


27 Maureen July 24, 2011 at 1:39 pm

I have three little ones that are learning to read and my six year old is just starting chapter books….we would love to read this title! Thanks


28 Colette McCorry July 25, 2011 at 7:37 am

Friends forever – wouldn’t that be magical!


29 Nancye Davis July 27, 2011 at 10:24 pm

This sounds like a book my daughter would enjoy! Thanks for the chance!

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30 Melissa P. July 28, 2011 at 10:19 pm

My son would LOVE this book!


31 Mia Dentice Carey July 29, 2011 at 1:28 am

Oh my….my son would LOVE this book! LOL =)


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