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The Big Adventure of the Little Gremlin

(Малкото таласъмче #1)

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How do you make little children fall in love with a book? How about giving them the chance to choose what will happen inside? The opportunity for a child and a parent to play together and make the decisions that will shape the fairy tale is something you will not find anywhere else.

The book sets sparks the imagination of children with nearly a hundred ways to be read and h
Published September 2015 (first published 2013)
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Отзивът ми на български се гуши най-долу. ;)

NEW: Join the Kickstarter campaign for Gremmy's paper edition until July 7.

So, I'd just slapped on three stars ("I liked it"), when my inner little gremlin slapped my pawsies. "Why, you ... did you forget what it was like to be four? And did you ever consider what sort of children will grow up if they start with a book like this? And did you imagine how much they'll laugh during the games the author has thrown in along with the reading?"

(That last ques
Dimitar Stefanov
In this unique children’s book, game and tale hold each other’s paws as they go on a big adventure!

If you’ve ever read gamebooks and you have children or have kept your inner child alive, or better even, you have children and have kept your child alive, then The Big Adventure of the Little Gremlin is just the right book for you. The cover says “GameTale,” and Gremmy smilingly invites us to play together. The adventure starts from the hole in the ground where Gremmy lives, but where it will take
Ал Торо
This week, I have the pleasure of presenting a unique book where you are not the hero. The hero is your child. This is the first published gamebook (or “GameTale,” as the author calls it) targeted at children ages 3 to 8. Inside, very young readers will assume the role of Gremmy the little gremlin and enter a fantastic world in order to provide his greedy tummy with food for the winter.

The Book

Reading only a few lines will make it clear that the writing is aimed at kids: short sentences, simpl
Nina Ivanova
Jul 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children, game, fairy-tale
Full review/Пълно ревю - Click click :)

The Story:
In a hole in the ground lives a little gremlin. If you wonder what exactly is a grmlin, first you must know that it is not a troll, nor a goblin, nor an orc or something else - it is actually something completely different. Second, a gremlin has this kind of paws, and horns,and muzzles, and tails, the kind only gremlins have, so it is hard to mistake them. Now that you know what a gremlin is, please meet the little Gremly `(absolutely no idea how
Илияна Делева
Голямото приключение на споделеното четене
След дълъг период на издаване на стари и позабравени книги за деца предимно преводни, като че ли настъпи времето на поява на нови и български приказки и стихове, разкази и романи. По време на инициативата „София диша” имаше представяне на може би малко позабравените „книги -игри”, предизвикали през деветдесетте спорове за това добре ли е или не юношите да четат по този начин. Помните ли какво е книга-игра?
Ще споделя за един висок скок в развитието на жан
Petya Kokudeva
Харесвам абсурдните нотки в книжката. На места ми напомня бегло на Борис Априловото чувство за хумор. Само жалко, че визуално никак не ми стои издържана.

Ето няколко симпатични пасажа:

И изобщо, таласъмчето се провря през много дупки и накрая се обърка коя дупка е малка и коя – голяма и разбра, че голямата дупка е голяма, само ако преди това си минал през малка


- Не ти ли пари на опашката? – попита таласъмчето.
- Аз нямам опашка – отговори тенджерата.
- А не ти ли пари на няманата опашка? – попита п
Alexander Draganov
Без забележки. Трогателна книжка, прекрасно илюстрирана и чудесно написана. Заминава за племенника в комплект с втората веднага след като изчета и нея :D
Слави Ганев
English review (Scroll down for Bulgarian! :)

“High up in the mountain, deep inside the forest, alongside the river, in a hole in the ground, there lived a gremlin.” It sounds like the iconic opening line of Tolkien’s Hobbit: “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.” The Big Adventure of the Little Gremlin is a wonderful fairy tale for kids, presented as a game. Quite a few years ago, gamebooks (or Choose Your Own Adventure) were at their peak, but in case you’ve missed them, they give you
Borislav Traykov
Jul 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
After reading a lot of positive comments and reviews on the book, I decided to see what it was all about. I was so interested that I even bought 2 copies, one of which was a gift for the mom of a 3-year old rascal.
Somewhere I saw the definition “the Bulgarian Terry Pratchett” being applied to the author of this book and being a big fan of Mr. Pratchett, I wondered what was the reason for that.
I got my answer after reading the first three paragraphs of the book.
The first of the two biggest simila
Jan 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Сложих отметката за прочетена, но такава книга никога не е напълно прочетена. Книгите-игри бяха любима част от тийн годините ми и таласъмчето ме върна към тях.
Всеки път може да избереш ново приключение за Таласъмчо, а моите малки и попораснали таласъмчета се забавляват чудесно с него (аз също да си призная).
Поздравления за автора за увлекателно разказаните истории и за великолепното изпълнение на книжките.
Венислава Исуска
Красива и абсолютно забавна книга. Книга, която плени 4 годишният ми палавник от първата среща и започна да разиграва сцени.

На мама не й се налага да заменя думи и да превежда, а само да се забавлява.
Nicola Raykov's tale is an amazing gift to children and their parents. It is a tale with a wonder in it, it is a tale that can be read by everyone in a different way. It is a tale for those who like travelling and adventures, but it also has got some moral at every of the 22 possible endings. Only the way hoe the Gremlin gets to the morals is very modern. The moral comes out of a coinsidence in an adventure. The way Gremlin learns is very up to our epoch - the epoch of surfing the net, the era o ...more
Книжни Криле
И двете книги за Таласъмчо са написани с много оригиналност и чувство за хумор, и преди всичко – с много желание и любов! Ясно се усеща, че книгите са писани от внимателен родител, а главният им герой е едновременно чудесен въображаем приятел и образ, с който детето може да се идентифицира.

Прочетете пълното ревю на "Книжни Криле":
Lyubomira Raykova
Sep 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Amazing book, enjoyable not only for little ones, but also for grown-ups, while together they start a magical-fairy-adventure-game!
The beautiful illustrations fit perfectly the beautiful words written in the book, but for me the most impressive part is that the entire book is filled with goodness!
I wish worldwide success of the book and the author and I hope it will be able to reach many children because the personal choice presented as a game in the book is an unobtrusive way to prepare our chi
Dec 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Абе прочетена, прочетена, колко да е прочетена.... :) Със сигурност не е прочетена цялата :)
Jun 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Чудесна книга. Забавна, интересна и не на последно място - с красиви илюстрации. С дъщеря ми я четем с удоволствие.
Aug 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sendiri
Buku ini dilancar semasa Kickstarter. Saya membaca buku ini bersama anak dan ia mudah kerana mengajar mereka membuat pilihan. Walaupun jalan ceritanya mudah, tetapi itulah kelebihannya, mudah juga diulang baca untuk pilihan lain (ya ini sejenis buku CYOA). Setiap bab disampingnya gambar berwarna yang indah, sesuai untuk pembaca muda.
Dec 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bulgarian
I'll have you all know I was crowned Queen of Gremlins... for a short while :D Really cute game-book (book-game?). Available for free download in several languages: Bulgarian, English, Italian, Russian and Latvian.

Galya Georgieva
Sep 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Страхотна приказка - игра :) четем я с удоволствие със сина ми :)
Nevena Mihtieva
May 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Любима на синът ми, 4г, любима и на мен :) колкото и да четем, все откривам по нещо ново.
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Nikola Raykov is born June 21st, 1981 in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria.

He has written and published adult-oriented SF, fantasy and dystopias, including a film script. They have garnered various Bulgarian awards.

However, he rose to fame with the first of his children's books, written for his three-year-old son: "GameTale: The Big Adventure of the Little Gremlin". The book wins 7 awards and nominations an

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