Sunday, February 8, 2015

'Billy Makes a New Friend!' by Ayala Saar, Illustrated by Kathleen Sue L. Mallari

This story is about sharing and making new friends. Billy is a little boy who loves his toys and in particular his trains. He wants somebody to play with. However, how he can he makes friends if he does not know how to share?

Take a sneak peek inside the book:
One day, his mother's friend and her little boy Chris came over. Mom and her friend had coffee and talked. Billy took Chris into his room to play, but Billy did not want to share his toys; he gave Chris an old ball to play with. 

As the afternoon wore on, Billy did not feel good about what he had done. After Chris and his mother went home, Billy talked to his mother about sharing his toys. A week later the two families meet again and Chris invites Billy to play. Billy sees Chris' terrific train and they both enjoy playing with it. In that gesture, Billy and Chris become friends who can share. 

This colorful book is excellent as a bedtime story for early learners and beginning readers.

This book has 5-star reviews from 3 of the top 100 reviewers on Amazon:
"The Art Of Sharing By prisrob TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE wrote

"The Art Of Sharing"…. The author, Ayala Saar, has written an important and fun book for children. It is written in rhyme, and this is my favorite kind of children's book, and I know many children love rhyme. This is a story with a lesson that every child will wrestle with. The illustrations by Kathleen Sue L. Millari, are beautiful, vibrant and colorful, and they depict the adventures of Billy and Chris. Parents/teachers will enjoy reading this book to their children. The children may discuss all of their adventures in sharing, and the feelings they have when they do not want to share. The lessons learned are important for everyone. An important book for any child."……

Grady Harp (TOP 100 REVIEWER) wrote :

Ayala writes with a charming rhyme that children will love. The illustrations are excellent and the progression of the story is beautifully paced. A very fine lesson in sharing and friendship in this successful book."

About Ayala Saar:

Ayala is a certified personal and business coach. She also have an MBA-specializing in organizational management. After Ayala graduated from the university she has been working in management and in motivating people to fulfill themselves. In the past few years she has also volunteered as a lecturer on professional and personal empowerment.

In her books she combines personal experience with an extensive knowledge that she has acquired over the years. They are aimed so that children will develop life skills, values and good manners

Ayala's books are fun and filled with humor and beautiful pictures so both children and adults will enjoy reading them over and over again.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

'The Furry Adventures and Tales of Flippy-Floppy Mopsy-Boo: Be My Valentine' by Flippy-Floppy Mopsy-Boo's Mommy'

The Furry Adventures and Tales of Flippy-Floppy Mopsy-Boo is a series of adventurous tales about a young angora rabbit, Flippy-Floppy Mopsy-Boo. With parents, grandparents and friends (both kids and feathered and furry ones), Flippy-Floppy Mopsy-Boo travels and experiences lots of wonderful adventures. And through the bunny's day-to-day adventures, Flippy-Floppy Mopsy-Boo learns important lessons about life, love, family, friends, compassion and kindness. 

In this tale (the 7th book in the series) Flippy-Floppy Mopsy-Boo celebrates Valentine's Day with family and friends and learns that love is UNIVERSAL! 

These books are perfect for parents to read aloud to their pre-readers (from ages 0 to 5)

About the author:
Flippy-Floppy Mopsy-Boo's Mommy has loved bunnies from the time that she was a little girl. Flippy-Floppy Mopsy-Boo, however, holds a very special place in her heart!

Visit the Flippy-Floppy Facebook page!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer' 50th Anniversary Pop-Up Book Giveaway


Start a new holiday family reading tradition with a delightful pop-up retelling of this beloved Christmas special. Just in time for its 50th anniversary, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer® is now a stunning pop-up book that is sure to wow Rudolph fans of all ages.

All of the classic characters join Rudolph for his North Pole adventure: Hermey the elf/aspiring dentist, Yukon Cornelius, and the doe-eyed Clarice. The impressive large-scale pop-ups re-create classic scenes using actual movie stills. Fly along with Rudolph, join in the reindeer games, flee from the Abominable Snow Monster, visit the Island of Misfit Toys, and save Christmas one foggy night. Gather the kiddos, grab a snuggly blanket and be touched by the timeless story of acceptance and discover the true meaning of the holiday spirit.

When I was a kid, Christmas never felt like Christmas until the holiday special aired on TV. It is still like that today. We also loved singing the song every holiday season, and reading the story. Even young readers can get into this story, and pop-ups are perennial favorites.

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Special Edition Pop-Up Book can be purchased here.

Taking Time for Mommy is giving away 2 copies! Open to US residents only. Fill out the form below to enter.

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Win a three-month subscription to Netflix!

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This review and giveaway comes from my friend at Taking Time for Mommy:

I discovered VeggieTales in my early twenties. I didn't have any children then but I loved the show. When my now ten year old was born she loved the show too. We have all of the DVDs! When we heard that VeggieTales was back as a Netflix original series we couldn't wait to watch it. One of my friends posted on facebook that we saw it on Netflix but was scared to watch the remake but after watching it I assured her it was as awesome as it was before.

It features all-new and exciting adventures for your favorite VeggieTales characters, while remaining true to the values-driven storytelling that has long made VeggieTales a beloved part of childhood. In each 22-minute episode of VeggieTales in the House, two separate 11-minute stories impart important life lessons, designed to please both young viewers and longtime fans of the VeggieTales brand. Every episode also includes brand-new songs and, of course, the famous closing phrase that has been at the heart of VeggieTales from the beginning: “God made you special, and He loves you very much.”

The first episode starts off with Larry wanting a puppy and even though he could get a puppy for free it shows how much responsibility and money is involved. A FANTASTIC lesson for kids and some parents too. It remained true to the VeggieTales I love with catchy songs and it is short enough for your little ones with short attention spans.

We love these shows! You can watch too if you have Netflix. Don't have it? Well we are giving away a 3 month subscription open to Taking Time for Mommy fans (US/ CAN) Ends 12/29

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Monday, December 8, 2014

'That's Nothing!' by Clint Morey


Three friends learn a lesson about friendship.


Clint Morey is a best selling author of novels, short stories and screenplays but one of his favorite modes of storytelling is the picture book.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

'Why Do We Call It Christmas?' DVD Giveaway


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Cutting down trees? Hanging stockings? Santa Claus? What do any of these have to do with Jesus' birthday? More than you'd think! ?Join VeggieTales creator Phil Vischer along with intrepid newsman Buck Denver and all his friends on an amazing journey into the world's most popular holiday! Sure, you know the Christmas story. But do you know the story of Christmas? Don't miss the whimsical, educational, Christmical party to end all Christmas parties as Buck Denver Asks … Why Do We Call It Christmas?

Contains the following topics:
-Where do we get the word Christmas?
-When was Jesus born?
-What do Christmas trees have to do with Jesus?
-Who is St. Nicholas?
-What is Hanukkah?
-Who is Emmanuel?
-Luke 2 Story

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

'A Month of Bedtime Stories' by Neil Roy McFarlane


A cow that eats bananas and lives in the trees! Bees that pilot submarines through uncharted puddles! An elevator that descends to the centre of the Earth! Cowardly dinosaurs! Alien Dogs! Vertiginous squirrels! Time-traveling slugs! Disco-dancing horses!

They’re all here in this collection of weird and wonderful bedtime stories, a month’s worth of fantastic tales to guarantee any child thirty-one dream-filled nights.

Read an excerpt:
From “The Submarine Full of Bees” 
You went up to the hole and you put in your hand, feeling around for the honey. 
“I say!” said a voice. “You there. The human child with the funny nose. What are you up to?” 
You looked up and there, hovering right in front of your funny nose, was the Queen Bee, complete with a crown and sceptre. 
“Are you trying to steal my honey, what?” she asked in a posh voice. 
“Oh no, not at all,” you spluttered, quickly taking your hand out of the hole. 
“I’m the Queen, don’t cha know, so please address me as ‘Your Highness’.” 
“Sorry, Your Highness. I wasn’t trying to steal your honey at all.” 
“So, what were you doing with your hand up my hive hole?” asked the Queen suspiciously. 
“Oh. That … I was, erm, I was just, erm …” But you didn’t know what to say. 
“Never mind,” said the Queen. “I’ve got a job for you, don’t cha know. Can you steer a submarine?”

Read rave reviews!
"Written with a great love of vocabulary, with a musical style [...] this book is not a month of bedtime stories, but a lifetime of them." - Carole P. Roman, Kirkus Best of 2012 Award-winning Author 
"Neil Roy McFarlane likely has as fine a sense of humor as anyone writing today… Looney, wacky, imaginative and borderline crazy tales that McFarlane pens with absolute abandon." - Grady Harp, Hall of Fame Amazon Top 100 Reviewer / Vine Voice 
"I keep trying to get Mama to read more than one at night time - there are enough for a whole month but I don't want to take that long to read them all!" - Raif (Age 5) San Francisco Book Review
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About the author:

Neil Roy McFarlane lives and works in Devon, UK. He knew he wanted to be a writer at the age of eight and after being many other things in the intervening years (an EFL teacher, a care assistant, an assistant editor, a film subtitler, a garbage collector, a postman…) he has now returned to his original dream. He writes in a variety of genres, including radio drama, screenplays, children's and adult fiction. He recently returned to university as a mature student to gain an MA in English.