Amazon Reviews

  • I love Books
    This charming story is sure to be a hit with children and parents. The Legend of Zagaboo is a fun way to teach children how to conquer their fear. Zagaboo will be a household name after reading the book.
    I love Books
  • Amazon Customer
    Love Zagaboo and love the book! I bought the books to read to my grandchildren and they love Zagaboo. We can't wait for the continuing saga!
    Amazon Customer
  • Amazon Customer
    If you're looking for a book for your child that you can enjoy alongside them, this is the one for you. The illustrations are colorful, vibrant, and really bring the story to life. The story itself is wonderfully imaginative and teaches children great lessons about courage and open-mindedness. Looking forward to further entries in the series!
    Amazon Customer
  • David Pattie
    Pettinelli masterfully tells the adorable story of Zagaboo and wets the appetite for future books. This magical tale is a prefect “bridge” book for kids 5-7 that are ready to graduate from short children’s books to longer chapter books. Your young reader will quickly become intrigued with the cute wooden troll and will effortlessly fly through the pages. Now our entire family must patiently wait for the next installment of Zagaboo.
    David Pattie

Presentation Reviews

  • Katie Adams
    James Pettinelli came to our school to read his Zagaboo books to our children. The kids love the Zagaboo Stories and anxiously purchased his books as they were leaving. We will anxiously await his next visit. (June 29, 2017)
    Katie Adams
  • Kristen Southard
    James Pettinelli did an excellent presentation of his story of "Maddie Swims Troll-Style." The children enjoy him coming and are eager to participate when asked. We are anxious for his new book to come out. I have one student who would love to illustrate for Mr. Pettinelli in the future. Sharon Bryan (KinderCare Monticlair) (June 28, 2017)
    Kristen Southard
  • Laura Brindle
    Zagaboo Stories has come to our Center twice to share the Zagaboo series with our students and they have loved both experiences! We're excited to hear there is another book being published soon and will invite them back to share that one as well, for sure! The experience is so much more than just reading the story-there are songs and dances, special effects sounds, and take homes for the kids! A great experience all around, we highly recommend it! (June 22, 2017)
    Laura Brindle
  • Valina Tshibungu
    great show!!! the kids and parents loved it :) (May 31, 2017)
    Valina Tshibungu
  • Jen McKenney
    James Petinelli put on an amazing show at our school this week reading his Zagaboo story. The children loved his showmanship, songs, and book, and are still talking about it days later. We can't wait until he comes back this summer. I bought the book for my grandson - he read it with my daughter this evening - and can't stop talking about Zagaboo! Cathy, Assistant Director (April 18, 2017)
    Jen McKenney
  • Raana Kishwar
    It was a great performance by Mr. James Pattinelli. Children were fully engaged with the narrative and were excited to share their experience with their parents at the pick up time. We would like to have same kind of events scheduled in the future too. (July 14, 2017)
    Raana Kishwar
  • Stacy Dougalewicz
    The children loved him. They were so excited he could barely get a word in to tell him about himself and his books. They loved the story and was especially excited to see that he brought some books and there very own Zagaboo to purchase! They are still talking about their experience today and can't wait for him to come back in the summer. (April 14, 2017)
    Stacy Dougalewicz
  • Kristen southard
    The children, families, and staff really enjoyed the visit from James Pettinelli. He made the presentation very interactive with the reading, guitar playing, and dancing. Mr. Pettinelli noticed two students with wonderful drawings of Zagaboo, and praised them for their efforts. We already have Mr. Pettinelli scheduled for our summer camp, and look forward to hearing the next of the Zagaboo stories. (April 12, 2017)
    Kristen southard
  • Zina Belharet
    We had the Zagaboo story and shows multiple times and the kids really loved them. James is very nice and entertaining and the kids love to listen to his educational and fun stories as well as singing and dancing during his shows. Would definitely recommend him for kids' shows and lectures. (April 01, 2017)
    Zina Belharet
  • Christine Ashman
    The children at my center remembered Zagaboo from last year. They were very excited for Friday's reading. Mr. Pettinelli did an exceptional job... very engaging and energetic. His performance was awesome. Zagaboo is a great story.. the children are already looking forward for the third book! (March 26, 2017)
    Christine Ashman
  • Yousef Sait
    What an amazing show! The kids truly enjoyed the reading and especially the songs at the end!! Can't wait to have Zagaboo back at our school! (March 24, 2017)
    Yousef Sait

Zagaboo Saves Christmas

The latest entry in the Zagaboo children's book series, Zagaboo Saves Christmas, tells the story of how a bad case of the Elf Flu (Elfuenza, if you want to be scientific) threatens to ruin the best day of the year. With the help of a little troll magic, Zagaboo (king of the trolls) works with his good friend, Santa, to keep everything on schedule. It’s a great adventure as well as a fun and heartwarming story about the true meaning of Christmas and helping others.

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