Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Pump Your Book Virtual Tours Presents: Gary's Gray World by Ryan Cunningham, Plain & Simple Books

When Gary's father is too busy to play, a scary moment at the baseball field brings his dad rushing to the park to rescue him. But instead the two discover that making time for each other is the most important thing in a father and son relationship.

About The Author

Born in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1972, Ryan J. Cunningham discovered his passion for writing poetry and children’s stories at an early age. Throughout his high school and college years, he took writing courses to enhance his writing abilities. Ryan became a member of the SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.) He published two inspirational books of poems titled “Angels Near and Far” and “Hearts, Hopes, and Halos.” His poetry and stories have been published in anthologies and magazines. Ryan presently resides in Coos Bay, Oregon where he spends his time hiking the trails, spending quality time with family, and working on his personal web site, ( to share his poems and stories with the world.

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My Review:

I had my 7 year old Grandson read this one with me. He could relate to playing sports, but not the Dad not being there. His is there, and he was upset for Gary. He was surprised that Gary had a cell phone! How come I don't have one….you are to young! He seemed to enjoy the story and did well with his reading. He like the pictures of the rainbow, but didn't like Gary being left alone at the park. Think there was a good learning lesson here, although he always has a parent of his own to take him to his sporting events, he knows that others are not always as fortunate.

I received this book through Pump Your Book Virtual Tours, and was not required to give a positive review.


  1. Thanks for the lovely review of Ryan's book. I'm glad you and your grandson enjoyed it.

  2. Thank you for being part of my book tour. This is a wonderful review. Tell your grandson Gary has a cell phone for emergency purposes only, lol.


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