Children's Book Review: Freddy the Penny by Gabrielle Begun

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge, from Pitch PR,  for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

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And now for a fun children's book, written by a young lady of age 10!


Freddy the Penny, written by ten-year-old Gabrielle Begun, is the tale of Freddy, a brave young penny who goes on an exciting quest. As soon as Freddy enters the world, he is filled with curiosity. His adventures begin when he makes two friends: a pretty penny named Betty and a wise quarter named George. The three friends set out across the country on an adventure, meeting many new friends and even encountering some fearsome foes. Through the characters’ journey, young readers will learn about friendship, family, and more.


Freddy is a fun chapter book for young readers age 4 to 8, about the importance of friendship, family values and self-worth.They learn these VERY valuable lesson as the story is told through the eyes of a penny (Freddy) while he explores the country (Oakland, Washington DC), searching for his family. During his adventures he meets friends and foes, and also learns about geography and landmarks along his journey. 

This is a fun book for kids, and I would recommend it for holiday giving, along with say a roll of each denomination of coins, and a coin collecting book (State or National Park quarters), as a way to further teach about our country's coins and their history. It would also work well for adding to a home school curriculum, as it incorporates social studies as well as math.

About the Author: 

Gabrielle Begun is an aspiring young writer from San Francisco, California. She began writing Freddy the Penny 
 when she was eight, and completed it by the age of ten. Her dream is to someday see her beloved tale about Freddy be made into a screenplay.

Gabrielle is passionate about the art of writing. She organized the first writer’s club at her school and has been actively running it for around four years. She is a member of the yearbook committee and was offered a job as a copywriter for the school’s yearbook. In April 2013, her writing skills were recognized by the California Association of Teachers of English (CATE) and she received a “Writer of Distinction” Award.
In addition to writing, Gabrielle also loves to read. Her favorite authors are Ralph Fletcher, Rick Riordan, Mikhail Zoshchenko, and Veronica Roth. In her free time, she also swims, plays volleyball, and rides horses. A true performer, Gabrielle also enjoys dancing, singing, and playing piano and guitar. Gabrielle’s daily motto is “Don’t Stop Believing.” Check out her webpage for more.

To Order:
To order copies of Freddy the Penny:, or on Amazon!

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  1. How awesome a book written by a 10 year old. This sounds like a cute story.


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