Terror in GuacamoleVille

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Terror in GuacamoleVille

By: Dr. Adam Palladino


About the Book

Looking for a fun book to read to your children? This humorous story uses puns to teach children that they can overcome obstacles in their life.

On Januberry 13, 1998, the small town of GuacamoleVille was faced with a scary situation.

Squishy Squash finds himself stuck in a spicy Dorito rainstorm. Not sure what to do, he decides to call the Sour Stringbean show for advice.

Squishy needs a bit of luck to overcome this scary situation… and a bit of help.

But can Squishy find the help he needs to make it out of this Dorito rainstorm?


(2023, hardback, 30 pages)

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  • 5
    A Book of Resilience

    Posted by Phyllis on Dec 27th 2023

    "Terror in GuacamoleVille" by Adam Palladino is a captivating tale that explores the theme of overcoming adversity. The story revolves around the challenges faced by its characters, highlighting the resilience and determination needed to triumph over difficult times. Palladino masterfully conveys the message that no matter how arduous the circumstances may be, there is always a way to rise above them. This profound life lesson makes "Terror in GuacamoleVille" a valuable addition to every classroom, home, and library. The book serves as an inspiration for readers of all ages, encouraging them to confront their own obstacles with courage and perseverance. The narrative takes place in the quaint town of GuacamoleVille, where a sense of terror and despair has taken hold of the community. One of the standout features of "Terror in GuacamoleVille" is Palladino's ability to create relatable and multi-dimensional characters. Each character faces their own unique challenges and internal conflicts, allowing readers to empathize with their struggles and root for their eventual triumph. Moreover, Palladino's narrative style is engaging and accessible, making the book suitable for readers of all ages. The story captures the attention from the very first page, immersing readers in the vividly painted world of GuacamoleVille. The descriptive language employed by the author brings the setting and characters to life, allowing readers to visualize the scenes and emotionally connect with the story. Beyond its literary merits, "Terror in GuacamoleVille" holds significant educational value. The book imparts invaluable life lessons about resilience, determination, and the power of community. These themes are essential for young readers to learn and understand, as they navigate the complexities of their own lives. By incorporating this book into classrooms, homes, and libraries, educators and parents alike can foster discussions about overcoming challenges, promoting empathy and personal growth. In conclusion, "Terror in GuacamoleVille" by Adam Palladino is an exceptional literary work that resonates with readers of all ages. Through its portrayal of characters facing adversity, the book emphasizes the importance of resilience and determination. This powerful message, paired with the relatable characters and engaging narrative, makes "Terror in GuacamoleVille" a must-have addition to classrooms, homes, and libraries. Palladino's story teaches readers that no matter how difficult times may be, overcoming obstacles is possible with the right mindset and support.

  • 5
    Delightful Story

    Posted by Marie on Oct 20th 2023

    As I traveled to the United States from Australia for vacation, I came across Adam Palladino's book. He is such a talented author. He is able to capture the earnestness, hopes and confidence to overcome hardships but in a child-friendly manner. I know this is one of the best books I have come across while shopping for birthday gifts, library donations, and causal readings. So this is my second purchase for a birthday gift and I will definitely the purchasing more for the upcoming holidays!

  • 5
    A True Page Turner

    Posted by Russ T. on Oct 17th 2023

    On Januberry 13, Squishy is faced with a scary situation. It has begun to rain salsa verde Doritos. As he is caught in this rainstorm of Doritos, he is overcome with fear. The question is, will he make it out of this rainstorm? You must read to find out. This was my nephew's favorite book of the year by far. He wishes he could read Terror in GuacamoleVille again for the first time. Terror in GuacamoleVille forced him to feel the characters' emotions. Read Terror in GuacamoleVille! I promise, you’ll be hooked.

  • 5
    Wonderful Book

    Posted by Laura on Oct 16th 2023

    As I was looking for new, child-friendly books for my daughter, I saw on social media an ad for Dr. Palladino's book, Terror in GuacamoleVille. Once I saw the cover and read the summary of the book, I knew this was a MUST buy book! Terror in GuacamoleVille is my one of my daughter's favorite book! My daughter loves the food jokes and characters. She hopes there will be a second book because she cannot wait to see where Squishy will go next! This is a wonderful story and a MUST buy!

  • 5
    Loved by children of all ages!

    Posted by Michelle on Oct 6th 2023

    My children loved reading Terror In Guacamoleville to their toddler sister. Words from a 15 year old female "it makes me feel chipper too!" and my 10 year old said "this a really cool book I love the bacon bench!" It was great to see my children sit and smile together.

  • 5
    Five Star Book!

    Posted by Debbie on Oct 5th 2023

    This is a great children’s book, funny with lots of puns. The illustrations are colorful and the characters are adorable. Love this book and so did the recipient.

  • 5
    The Future Of Children's Literature

    Posted by Cool mama on Sep 29th 2023

    What a beautiful book. I have purchased this book for many of my friends children/grandchildren. I love the colorful illustrations, the puns, and the positive message it sends to children. The children totally enjoyed every aspect of this very entertaining book. I would like to see a sequel.

  • 5
    Must Buy!!!

    Posted by L.M. on Sep 23rd 2023

    What an incredible fun book for children of all ages. The characters are funny, adorable and teach children life’s lessons about overcoming difficult times. The illustrations are so cute, every child will enjoy looking at the pictures. Looking forward to a sequel!

  • 5
    Fantastic Read

    Posted by Mike on Sep 23rd 2023

    Book is fantastic! I bought this for my niece, and she absolutely loves it! Our favorite character is the dumpling with the mustache. This book is full of puns, and a lot of humor! When I read it to my niece, she was having a difficult day, and, after reading the book, she realized that she could overcome obstacles in her life! Highly recommend!