SAJ’s Stealthy Book Tour — The Letter F (and giveaway!)

I’m so excited my friend Brenda Ponnay, a.k.a. Secret Agent Josephine, has a new series of children’s books!! These books are perfect for little ones learning their ABC’s, colors, and numbers — and they have clever details parents and older siblings will definitely appreciate.

I love that these books are available in ebook formats for less than $3 making it super convenient to read on a laptop, smart phone, or tablet. Print copies are available on Amazon for $9.99.

….and in case you’re wondering if SAJ and her daughter “Bug” are as adorable & stealthy as her illustrations?? I’ll put in this way….“The blue lake freezes in winter.” if you know what I mean.

To help celebrate Secret Agent Josephine’s new books, we’re hosting part of a fun (and stealthy) bloggy book tour for the letter F!! — “F” is for Frugal Family Fun, of course!!! One very lucky reader will win an 8″ x 10″ letter F print designed by Secret Agent Josephine, AND thanks to SAJ, we have a special super stealthy spy craft for everyone to enjoy!

Emily had such a great time with this spy laptop made from an empty baby wipes case. It led to an entire afternoon of typing in code, transferring top secret files, and downloading new missions! Click here to download instructions to make your own secret spy laptop. You will also need to download and print out these two templates on heavy card stock paper:

Spy Laptop Screen
Spy Laptop Keyboard

As mentioned before, one very lucky Frugal Family Fun Blog reader will win an 8″ x 10″ letter F print designed by Secret Agent Josephine! To enter for your chance to win, leave a comment on this post telling us what your favorite spy gadget is. Oh, those sneaky spies — they always have the best gadgets, don’t they?? Giveaway is open worldwide (yay!), and winner will be chosen at random. This giveaway ends Saturday, November 26th at 6:30pm EST. (See Official Giveaway Rules.)

Good luck!!


  1. I think that Night Vision Glasses totally rock in the Spying category! 😉

    PS – and the Letter F would be perfect for me since my last name begins that that letter! *wiggles eyebrows*

  2. I’ve always loved periscopes. I remember making them pretty often as a kid.

  3. Adorable! Both the book and the craft! I love the colors on her covers! Are the illustrations in the book similar?

  4. I would like springy shoes, a la Inspector Gadget.

  5. A teeny tiny camera to take pictures of super secret documents!

  6. I think I need glasses for the eyes in the back of my head…I’ve missed a few things lately…

  7. Invisible ink!

  8. awesome! my daughter loves her magnifying glass and homemade spyglass 🙂

  9. Janet -in Nebraska says

    A spy car would be nice … especially if it had some of the special effects like the Batmobile! Loved the laptop craft … a really fun item.

  10. TOo fun! Stick in a baby wipes container? I never would’ve thought of that but it’s PER-FECT!

  11. I would totally go with the rocket pack flying all over the place.

  12. I love the hidden camera pens!

  13. I would take the watch you can talk into.

  14. night goggles for sure!

  15. a tiny helicopter propeller that comes out of a hat, a la Inspector Gadget. go go Gadget propeller!

  16. I’d have to go with Night Vision Goggles!

  17. My favorite spy gadget would be a voice-activated digital audio recorder…. disguised in a glamorous ring of course!

  18. I really like magnifying glasses for some reason. they seem so sleuthy…

  19. We love binoculars in this house…the girls think they are magic!


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