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Book Review/Giveaway: Charles T. Cup. Ends Nov 24th

Charles T. Cup by Dalen Key and illustrated by Ron Wheeler

About the Book: Charles T. Cup knew he was fabulous; absolutely spectacular in fact. He loved his luxurious life surrounded by wealth and elegance, until one day, tragedy struck. He found himself on a lonely shelf in mission’s thrift store–neglected and unwanted. He thought his beautiful life was over until he makes a new friend and finds meaning and purpose through serving the homeless. Charles T. Cup is a poignant tale of pride, despair, and victory your child will love. Share this beautiful illustrated picture book with your 4-8 year old as you explore homelessness and discuss ways that you can reach out to those in need in your community.

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My Review:  Charles T. Cup is a cup with golden rim so beautiful that powerful princes and famous movie stars drank from it. Charles T. Cup will gaze at himself in the mirror full of pride. He will bark orders at the, salad bowls, platters, saucers and other cups. Until one day while getting out of a warm bath, came a loud, CLACK! CLACK! And he saw that his beautiful golden rim was cracked. He was no longer known as Charles T. Cup as the others started calling him Chip!

A great story about dealing with pride, despair and teaches about selfless acts and helping others in the community.

The illustrations are bold and colorful and helps bring across the awareness of homeless people in our community.

Page: 40

FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.

Giveaway Rules


There will be 1 winner

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Giveaway Ends November 24th.

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Mandatory: So leaving a helpful comment relating to this book would be appreciated and valid to the giveaway.

This Giveaway Has Ended!

Winner is #9 – happygrape2

November 14, 2012 - Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , ,


  1. This sounds like a great way to talk about homelessness and service with my kids.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

    Comment by domestic diva | November 14, 2012 | Reply

  2. I love that the t-cup was “fabulous”! I think any way of discussing homelessness with children is a good idea. I know that my 4 year old is just around that age where he sees things that he didn’t notice before. Although I think if there was a homeless population in our small town, he’d offer them something to eat or to come live with us- knowing him. :0)

    Comment by Jesse Kimmel-Freeman | November 14, 2012 | Reply

  3. I am a second grade teacher and I’m always looking for books to expand my library, this sounds like a great way to talk about things in our community we normally try to ignore.

    Comment by Lydia H. | November 14, 2012 | Reply

  4. We live in a rural area where there isn’t a great deal of homelessness, but occasionally you do see it even here. But there is a great deal of poverty, and many families are struggling. This looks like a book that will help introduce a very delicate issue and maybe help children open up about the struggles within their families.

    Comment by Gloria Wilson | November 15, 2012 | Reply

  5. Another great way to teach our little ones about needs in our own communities and pride. The perfect age to enlighten them to reality when seeing things that are different to them. Thanks again Ella.
    Carol L

    Comment by Carol L | November 15, 2012 | Reply

  6. I would like my daughter to read more books like this, that explain how so many people are different in our society, but underneath are basically alike.

    Comment by Connie Schultz | November 15, 2012 | Reply

  7. As someone who has worked with both children and the homeless this book sounds like an excellent opportunity to remind all of us that despite our differences we are all children of God.

    Comment by stuffsmart | November 15, 2012 | Reply

  8. At the beginning of the year, my students and I discuss the fact that everyone is unique and special. This book would be a wonderful reminder that we all are different and that we should help one another whenever we can. Thank you for the opportunity!

    Comment by Rhonda P. | November 16, 2012 | Reply

  9. This is an excellent book for all the kinds to know different people life in the communities.
    Thank you sharing your wonderful blog.

    Comment by happygrape2 | November 17, 2012 | Reply

  10. Sounds like an excellent book to share with all kids; everyone could use to be reminded that everyone is special in their own way.

    Comment by lisa | November 19, 2012 | Reply

  11. This Giveaway Has Ended!

    Winner is #9 – happygrape2

    Comment by mymcbooks | November 24, 2012 | Reply

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