Are you ready for an exhilarating bedtime adventure?
He's a curious kid, with a larger than life imagination.
When James is awakened by a mysterious rumble, the things that go bump in the night try to get in his way!
Luckily, James is very brave!
He embarks upon a late-night hunt with his siblings and their wet, scaly, and furry pets, to find the puzzling sound. Together, they become known as The Rumble Hunters!
When the Rumble Hunters are on the case, there's no telling who or what will be found!
Fondly reminiscent of many other classic Dr. Seuss books, due to its playful rhyme scheme and vivid imagery, The Rumble Hunters will quickly join the ranks amongst your family's beloved kids' book classics! The Rumble Hunters ignites a sense of wonder, creativity, and surprise in the hearts and minds of young readers. As an added bonus, it triumphs in its ability to normalize black joy. Readers, young and old, will want to read this picture book again and again for another chance to be whisked into James' highly imaginative world!
You can also continue the adventure with The Rumble Hunters Coloring Activity Book! Grab your markers, colored pencils, and crayons, and get ready to join in the fun!
Where to purchase:
This rip-roaring adventure can be purchased at Amazon.com, Target.com, Walmart.com, Barnesandnoble.com, and BAM. The Rumble Hunters is also available through these Black-owned retailers: Brown Boy Brown Girl, Be Bomb Book Club, Black Baby Books, and The Literacy Shop!
The Rumble Hunters was proudly featured in the June 2020 I'm Book'd Box Book Subscription Box!
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Macaroni Kid - Cherry Hill Newsletter
December 2019 Issue of Infini Magazine
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Meet the Illustrator:
The Rumble Hunters' illustrations were created by the extremely talented Nazar Horokhivskyi!
"We bought The Rumble Hunters yesterday. Our daughter read it, loved it and slept with it. She read it again this morning and went to the library to see if there were any more just like it. Courtney Dunlap, you did an outstanding job!” -John K.
"We LOVE this book!!! Courtney B Dunlap, you are amazing!!! My daughter felt so special to have it signed by you!” - Heather A.
"I LOVE the story, the rhyming and the characters!!! I also LOVE the illustrations. Can't wait to share this book with my youngest. Quite frankly, the older ones will look through it too -- just to see how it ends." - Mary J.
A highly sought after story teller, educator, and speaker in her own right, Courtney has spoken to thousands of children stateside, as well as Europe and Japan. Courtney, and her husband Curtis, are raising four beautiful children in South Jersey. She is a homeschooler and a Twizzlers fanatic! Courtney also writes and edits content for LifeWay Christian Resources. She enjoys blogging about her family's homeschool journey at www.abletoteachhomeschool.com.
Courtney's long-term goal is to begin a small publishing imprint to share stories inspired by the truth that says all people were created by God and have dignity! This future publishing company will highlight the beauty of the Black experience with every child and family, no matter their skin color. It is vital for this publishing imprint to be founded in light of data from The Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC)'s 2019 survey on diverse children's and young adult books. The survey showed that the percentage of children's books by and about BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), only amount to: Black/African: 11.9%
First/Native Nations: 1%
Asian/Asian American: 8.7%
Pacific Islander: 0.05%
Through her publishing imprint, Courtney hopes to add to the body of children’s literature by featuring Black and Brown characters. It will normalize Black joy for all of its readers. Courtney believes The Rumble Hunters will be the first of many books to spark imaginations for generations to come. She hopes children of all ages will go beyond their fears to see the world through new eyes!
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