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Splash Into Summer Giveaway Hop. Ends May 31st


Welcome to the
Splash Into Summer Giveaway Hop

May 25th to 31st

                              Co-hosted by Page Turner Blog and I am a reader, not a writer

There will be 1 winner for this Hop USA ONLY

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Prize Pack is 4 Children’s books




Daisy Dinosaur Gets Lost by Steve Smallman & Daniel Howarth



The Imagination Station #4: Revenge of the Red Knight by Marianne Hering


Ramblin’ Rose: The Secret in the Arctic Ice by John & Marlene Carson


Furry Logic: Parenthood by Jane Seabrook



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To win more books please check out the other OVER 250 blogs taking part by clicking on the link below to enter more goodies.


This giveaway close at midnight on Thursday, May 31st and the winner will be selected at and post noon June 1st




Entries – 71


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May 24, 2012 Posted by | Blog Tour, Free Giveaways | , , , , | 4 Comments

Book Review/Giveaway: Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen. Ends June 12th


Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen by Howard Binkow and Susan F. Cornelison.

About the Book: Imagine how much easier life would be if children listened better. Meet Howard B. Wigglebottom, a curious rabbit who just doesn’t listen. This new illustrated book has been created to help children, ages 3-7, improve their listening skills and pay attention. Educators, parents, and children alike will laugh and learn as Howard B. Wigglebottom learns to listen.

My Review: Last time I talked about Howard B. Wigglebottom he was learning about Sportsmanship. This time Howard is about to learn about Listening.

Howard is always in trouble at school because he doesn’t listen even when told by his teacher during story time to stop bouncing around the room and sit down and be quiet. But Howard doesn’t listen. And because he doesn’t listen Howard was always in trouble. He slipped because he didn’t listen to his friends trying to warn him about the banana peel on the floor. Instead of being still on the playground while playing baseball, Howard would hop around and didn’t keep his eye on the ball.

It all came to a head when in art class; Howard didn’t listen to the teacher about trying to keep the paint on the paper and not on the table. So the teacher asks him to take a time out. While he was doing time out Howard felt so sad, he did not like being alone and in trouble.  He made up his mind to be a good listener and received a #1 Listener star.

This is a wonderful and engaging book for children to learn how to become a better listener. The Today’s Lesson at the end of the book teaches children to sit quietly, use both eyes and ears to help with listening, not to interrupt and wait their turn to talk and listening discussion questions. Great illustration which helps tells the story.

I highly recommend this book for every household with children and for classroom teaching.

 Ages: 4 and up

Pages: 32

Disclaimer: As per FTC guidelines, I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone.


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The Winner is #15 – Kristie

May 24, 2012 Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , | 19 Comments

Book Review: Hippopposites by Janik Coat


Hippopposites by Janik Coat

About the author: Janik Coat is an author, illustrator, and graphic designer. She works extensively with agencies, collectives, and a number of prestigious French publishers. She is a frequent guest speaker at fine art schools and regularly exhibits her work in galleries. She currently resides in Paris, France.

About the book: Behold: an opposites book like no other. Simple pairings of words, both expected (small/large) and unexpected (clear/blurry), are humorously illustrated with a graphic and lovable red hippopotamus. Bold colors and surprising die-cuts and textures spice up this elegantly engaging board book.

My Review: In this book the Hippo introduces all sorts of concepts in this fun board book. The concept of opposites such as light and heavy, using thin and thick lines to draw out the Hippo and using black dots to show positive and white dots to show negative. It also shows the Hippo standing in front of a tree and behind showing the Hippo behind the tree and so on. This is a great concept for early learning and the illustrations are simple and will hold the attention of any child.
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Disclaimer: As per FTC guidelines, I received a copy of this book from Abrams Appleseed Publisher in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone.

May 24, 2012 Posted by | Book Review | , , , , , | 3 Comments


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