San Francisco Book Festival Honorable Mention - Best Business
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"If I had to describe this book in one word it would be 'adorable!' The story is adorably sweet and funny, the characters adorably cute and innocent and the inspiration behind the story is adorably hilarious! I feel honored that I helped to inspire Dave to share his imagination behind our relationship." —Tami Zorge: Executive Producer "Professor Creepy's Scream Party"
"A sweet and funny journey through surprise, which is truly in the bag." ——Terence Winkless, Award-winning actor, writer and director (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, The Howling, The Banana Splits)
"Completely charming and unexpectedly sweet. I loved the relevant message about nonjudgement and finding mutual value in unlikely friendships." —Eva Steortz: Former Vice President of Marketing at Disney, author of From the Out House to the Mouse House. (Originally from Sistersville, West Virginia)
LOVED THIS SMALL STORY WITH A BIG MESSAGE! Having a “hobby that helps people” is an inspiring ideal for kids today, (or for any age)! Growing up in these times cannot be easy, so this book is like a blueprint for at least one small solution. Wonderfully detailed through its drawings and nicely crafted words, it portrays that awkward age when peers can be so judgmental. Surprising to themselves, two outsiders with vast differences find a common bond and discover their humanity by helping their community and in turn, themselves.
“TOTALLY” INSPIRING READ! ——PJ Soles, actress- star of Halloween, Stripes, Carrie, Rock and Roll High School
Soumya Sreehari for Readers’ Favorite –
What would you do if you had someone to call whenever you needed a bag for anything? Do you know someone who always keeps her room messy? Your sister, daughter, cousin, friend? What if the one with the bags and the one with the messy room met and became friends? That is exactly what happens in Dave Shelton’s story – Bag Boy and Sweet Slob. Randy Rassman collects all kinds of bags and keeps them handy because he believes they will be useful someday. Tandy Taylor is oblivious to the mess in her room and finds excuses every time her mother asks her to clean the room. She is a kind-hearted girl who just does not want to clean up her room’s mess. When Randy and Tandy meet in school and find that they can help each other, a friendship is born.
We all tend to have that one quality that is noticeable more than any other. A quirk, so to say. Randy is the bag collector; Tandy is the kind girl who never cleans her room. That is how they get their names – Bag Boy and Sweet Slob. Dave Shelton has weaved a beautiful story around these two characters about friendship, kindness, helping others, and caring for the environment. There are lessons to learn, both for children and for grown-ups. The illustrations by Richard Peter David are brilliant. They bring the story alive on the pages. I adored the two sweet characters and enjoyed their story. The story of their meeting, helping each other, and generating a business idea is endearing, to say the least. I highly recommend this book wholeheartedly for a heart-warming read.