Brayden’s Magical Jungle: Book 1 of Brayden’s Magical Journey Series


Dragonfly Book Awards Book Series:
Honorable Mention in the Picture Books 5 and Younger Category at the 2018 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards for “Brayden’s Magical Jungle,”  “Brayden’s Magical Carousel Horse,” and Brayden’s Magical Forest,” won. Anita’s 4th book, “Brayden’s Magical Pirate Ship Adventure,” won Second Place in the Picture Books 5 and Younger Category at the 2020 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards.

. Vibrant pictures will capture your children’s interests
. Brayden is a character that kids can identify with
. Whimsical characters add to the storyline
. Fun adventures that encourage imagination
. Great book for a night-time story to give your children sweet dreams


Brayden’s Magical Jungle is the 2018 Purple Dragon Fly Award Winner!

Six-year-old Brayden loves playing with his stuffed animals. He dreams of living in the jungle with his animal friends. One day, Brayden finds a pair of green sunglasses while playing outside, and quickly discovers they are no ordinary sunglasses. As he puts them on, he is transported to a magical jungle!

Author Anita A. Caruso takes young readers to the depths of a tropical land where adventure and excitement of the wild awaits! Brayden’s Magical Jungle is the first in a series of Brayden’s Magical Journey books with the promise of many more adventures to come.

Watch for the second book, Brayden’s Magical Carousel Horse, as Brayden rides on his playroom carousel horse and—with help from his magic glasses—finds himself on a real horse in the center of a three-ring circus!

About Brayden’s Magical Journey Series

What would you do if you found a pair of green magical glasses? In Brayden’s Magical Journey Series find out how young readers can have fun, exciting, and imaginative adventures as seen through the eyes of a six-year-old boy. With the help of his magical green glasses, Brayden is transported to surprising worlds and familiar places. Kids ages 3-7 will identify with Brayden and the whimsical characters he meets along the way. Anita A. Caruso’s fun-filled stories and Randy Jennings’s vibrant illustrations are sure to capture every child’s interest.

About the Author

Anita Ann Caruso was a former interior designer for more than 40 years and the author of the memoir, As Ever, Pudd: A Love Story That Never Ends Told in Letters. From the age of 10 her imagination loved to create fun stories and exciting adventures. Being a grandmother to her 31 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren inspired her to write her children’s book.

Brayden’s Magical Jungle is the first in a series of Brayden’s Magical Journey books. In each subsequent book Brayden will be teamed up with some of his cousins. “With these many great-grandchildren, and I’m sure, more to come, Brayden’s magical journey possibilities are endless,” Anita says.

Anita has lived on Cape Cod for 49 years.

Additional information

Weight 4.704 oz
Dimensions 11 × 8.5 × .092 in
Suitable Ages:

Preschool – 4 Years, 5 – 7 Years

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