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Raisin's Odyssey Reviews

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Added 10/07/2019 by Kathy W

Raisin is the sweetest thing ever. My kids and I love this book and read it together often.

Added 08/20/2019 by Phyllis C

You could hear a pin drop as I read your book to my kids. The anxious look on their faces when Coy the coyote approached Raisin was priceless. Thanks for a beautiful book and a happy story.

Added 07/09/2019 by Jessica S

I grew up in Kentucky and was pleased to recognize subtle references to the state while reading this story to my grandkids. Thank you for providing a pleasant reminder of a simpler times. PS: My kids love the pictures!

Added 05/25/2019 by Kimberly J

This is by far the sweetest story I've ever shared with my kids. Thank you for thinking of families with this book.

Added 04/22/2019 by Laura W

Raisin is sweet sweet sweet. I've shared this book with my kids and they love it too.

Added 03/01/2019 by Jan S

Reaction from my grandkids when Raisin encounters those hateful coyotes was priceless. Overall, I encourage others to purchase this fun book. You won't be disappointed.

Added 01/07/2019 by Nyra G

I love reading this story to my daughter who never seems to get tired of it. Raisin is just about the sweetest dog on earth!

Added 12/16/2018 by Allison T

The reaction from my grandchildren to Raisin's coyote encounter was priceless. Wish I had a video to share. Thanks for offering such a sweet book.

Added 11/16/2018 by Nancy T

I love the interaction between Raisin and Grinch. It's fun learning that a grouchy old cat turns out to be a guardian angel. Great story and the pictures are beautiful.

Added 10/27/2018 by Jill R

My kids love this book! We read it almost every night and they never seem to grow tired of hearing the characters come to life. I feel like I know Raisin personally, and enjoy his underdog (pun intended) spirit. Thanks for creating a beautiful book filled with tasteful charm.

Added 10/20/2018 by Mary P

I purchased Raisin at a recent book signing event. The author and artist went out of their way to share background about the book which was interesting, and they personalized a copy to my grandson. He is seven, and loved reading to me. I look forward to locating other stories in the series.

Added 09/28/2018 by Audra R

Raisin is a family favorite. We love this story!

Added 08/10/2018 by Isabella B

My kids think Raisin is the greatest dog on earth and I agree!

Added 06/18/2018 by Sara B

Raisin is the sweetest thing. This story warms my heart every time I share it with the grandchildren.

Added 05/10/2018 by Susan S

My kids love just Raisin and their enthusiasm for reading your book makes me a huge fan too.

Added 04/23/2018 by Marie W

Raisin captured my daughters heart from chapter one. We read the book together almost every night and she always reacts like it's a new book every time. The pictures are beautiful and match the story perfectly. I'm thankful you created something that values family.

Added 04/03/2018 by Vicky W

Our entire family has fallen in love with Raisin. The book is Fun, Fun, Fun!

Added 03/16/2018 by Jennifer T

My kids flipped out listening to this story, and fell in love with Raisin. Thank you for offering such wholesome family entertainment.

Added 02/11/2018 by Mary G

Purchased a copy for my grandson and he loves it. Characters are charmers, and the illustrations beautifully created. It's refreshing to read an old fashioned bedtime story!

Added 02/07/2018 by Andrea M

Our kids have absolutely fallen in love with Raisin. We bought the second book first, and now we must visit your first.

Added 01/13/2018 by Julia R

Thank you for writing such wonderful books! My daughter loves them both.

Added 01/10/2018 by Michelle C

Purchased both books on your website (which was easy to use) and wrapped them as Christmas gifts. I've since read Raisin and Gram at least a dozen times, and our kids love them! Thanks for such sweet stories complimented by beautiful pictures that help the characters seem real. PS: We love Stubbs, and encourage you to include him in future books.

Added 12/22/2017 by Juanita J

Christmas is going to be fun, fun, fun around our place. I ordered and just received both Gram and Raisin from your website. I was pleasantly surprised with the overall quality of the books. They're sturdy, and the pages are substantial. I must also compliment the artist who drew the illustrations. They're so much more creative than most children's books. If fact, it they look good enough to frame. We have two rescues and I just know my grandchildren are going to enjoy learning about yours.

Added 12/14/2017 by Janet Y

My kids instantly fell in love with Raisin. They just keep asking me to read it again and again. They particularly like Raisin's interaction with Mr. Grinch, and I enjoy the serious looks on their faces when Coy the coyote arrives. In today's world of electronic devices, a old fashion book filled with beautiful pictures continues to our favorite.

Added 11/20/2017 by Kimberly S

Atticus and I, read the book from his favorite author yet again last night! We enjoy your stories so much! Hope to see many more come!

Added 11/18/2017 by Amy W

This book is a perfect bedtime companion. The story is engaging start to finish, and the artwork classic. I enjoy witnessing contentment from my two and four year olds as they drift to sleep listening to Raisin's adventurous account. Thank you for providing a positive influence.

Added 11/02/2017 by Beatrice J

I've read Raisin's Odyssey to my grand kids several times and write to share the book has become a favorite. Please accept my thanks for providing clean entertainment for my family.

Added 10/12/2017 by Sophia P

I've read Raisin's story to my kids a dozen times and they still intently listen to every word. They boo when I mention characters Edward and Coy, and cheer when Grinch saves the day. It's refreshing to watch children enjoy an old fashioned tale

Added 10/02/2017 by Lana W

Loved Gram's Journey and follow up Raisin's Odyssey didn't disappoint. Great characters, great story, and great illustrations. My kids and I are hoping the series continues!

Added 09/27/2017 by Stella W

Raisin is such a kind dog in this book. I didn't like that guy who stole Raisin from his caretaker, but the story unfolded in an unusual way that I didn't see coming, and all turned out. Love the colorful graphics too. Haven't read the first book yet, but will make a point to buy a copy and share it our kids!

Added 09/08/2017 by Kimberly T

Our kids absolutely love Raisin and I understand from social media sources he really exists. Meeting him in person would mean so much to us. Can you keep us posted regarding any public appearances?

Added 08/16/2017 by Stephanie B

Gorgeous book! My kids aren't reading yet, so I share the story often. I notice that even when I'm not reading, they stay glued to the pages on their own talking about the pictures. Thank you for creating something of real interest. PS: They love Mr. Grinch's sarcastic attitude.

Added 08/13/2017 by Patty C

Thank you for providing wholesome entertainment for our entire family!

Added 07/25/2017 by Donna P

Raisin is making our family time better! thanks for such a delightful book.

Added 07/17/2017 by Catherine G

Hello at Blackberry Tails, I write to thank you for creating a wholesome book that's thoroughly entertaining cover to cover. My grandchildren can't put the book down, and I take pleasure watching them read all by themselves. I wish more people would follow your example and value old ways.

Added 07/06/2017 by Chelsea H

My son loves Raisin's Odyssey. His favorite part is when Mr. Grinch defends Raisin against Coy and the pack of rogue coyotes. Thanks for such a cute story.

Added 06/27/2017 by Tasha R

Another colorful tale in the Blackberry Tails series! By the second chapter I couldn't wait to know what was going to happen to Raisin the dog. Fortunately, Raisin turns a stranger into a friend on his unexpected journey. I read this to my 1.5-yr-old who mainly enjoyed it for the pictures and dialogue. This book would be likely to draw the attention of children who are old enough to read to themselves. With well-described characters and settings, engaging dialogue, and beautiful artwork, this story inspires hope and takes the reader into the countryside of Kentucky through the eyes of a small dog.

Added 06/20/2017 by Michelle H

I sat on the deck tonight and thoroughly enjoyed Raisin's Odyssey!!! It's such a sweet story, and I can't wait for my students to experience it this fall!!!

Added 06/20/2017 by Amelia Rose M

My kids liked all the characters, but, don't ask me why, they had a soft spot for the pack of rogue coyotes. They loved the photo of Coy's blue and yellow eye. Thanks for a creating a wonderful adventure.

Added 06/19/2017 by Gloria H

Raisin is a really, really, really cute pooch. Really! :)

Added 06/19/2017 by Henry G

I purchased the original Blackberry Tails book Gram’s Journey, and my grandchildren adored it. Naturally, I would take notice when a second book arrived. The overall look and feel is familiar, but the story and characters are totally different, which made us anxious to meet them. Raisin is a rescued poodle, and a real sweetheart. His ability to work through adversity proves inspirational, which is a good message for kids. The illustrations are classy, and the writing style feels old school, which is refreshing in today’s world of shortcuts. I look forward to sharing this wonderful adventure with my family again and again.

Added 06/19/2017 by Pam M

I absolutely loved Gram's Journey. The adventure was real as this small pup found his way through the dangers of his Kentucky wilderness. However upon reading Raisin's Odyssey, it immediately became my very favorite of the two books. I loved how Raisin was portrayed as more of a hero instead of a pampered pup victim, who used cunning and strength to escape the dangers. I bought these books for my granddaughters but I believe I need copies for my own library.

Added 06/08/2017 by Tammy R

Love the first edition and couldn't wait for more. Raisin didn't disappoint! Tammy R.

Added 06/04/2017 by Tasha R

Raisin's Odyssey has well-described characters and settings, engaging dialogue, and beautiful artwork. This story inspires hope and takes the reader into the countryside of Kentucky through the eyes of a small dog.

Added 05/21/2017 by George I

It's hard to find a book that holds my grand kids attention but this one does. Thank you!

Added 05/18/2017 by Serena H

Raisin is a sweetheart. My kids love this story and so do I.

Added 05/16/2017 by Jane B

Your new book flows like blackberry jam into a cake.

Added 05/12/2017 by Judy B

The chapters flow perfectly to keep your attention. My grandchildren stayed glued page after page.

Added 05/09/2017 by Debbie H

Simply loved the first book and this one is an entertaining transition.

Added 05/05/2017 by Megan W

Well-written and illustrated. Enjoyed the new group of characters.

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