Children’s Books Giveaway
Two of my new favorite children’s books, both a part of our Holiday Shopping Guide, will be given away this week to one lucky winner!
First, do you know happens when you take the weirdly wonderful writings of internationally known best selling author Lemony Snicket and bring the story to life with world renowned artist Maira Kalman? You get “13 Words,” a book where Snicket takes 13 seemingly random words and spins a tale that takes the reader through a wild and wonderful day. Some words my young reader knew like Bird, who is our central character, Dog, Hat, Cake and Baby, and others he learned as we read like Haberdashery, Panache, Despondent, and Mezzo-Soprano. The story itself is silly, weird and I think fantastic, and my kids enjoyed it too. The 40 pages of brightly colored phenomenal illustrations art work was wonderful to explore as well. If you are a a fan of Snicket, you’ll love the book. For that matter, if you and your young readers enjoy the strange and unique, and you enjoy an unconventional story every now and again (especially one with such wonderful illustrations), grab a copy for the holidays! It’s widely available at national retailers like here at amazon.com:13 Words You can read the full 13 Words Holiday Shopping Guide Review (even includes a trailer video for the book) that you can read/watch here.
Our second giveaway book, National Geographic Children’s Book, The Classic Treasury of Childhood Wonders, is absolutely remarkable. The book is authored by Susan H. Magsamen who is an award-winning writer and advisor on family and children issues with a special interest in creativity and learning. Her books and programs have been called “a beautiful celebration of family life, empowering parents and children to connect with each other.” The book itself is broken into five sections: Magic and Make-Believe, Outdoor Exploring, Crafts and Construction, Yummy for the Tummy, and Bedtime, Bathtime, and Dreamtime. Each section is filled with beautiful artwork, poems, activities, and ways for parents and children to explore the world around them. Honestly, this is one of the most thoughtful books I’ve come across in some time, and I cannot wait to continue to read, share, and explore it with my children! Now you can share them with yours as well. This book is widely available at stores like amazon here: The Classic Treasury of Childhood Wonders: Favorite Adventures, Stories, Poems, and Songs for Making Lasting Memories and you can read the Holiday Guide review here.