Monday, November 26, 2012

'The Tale of the Tooth Fairy' Storybook Set Giveaway

This Giveaway is Hosted by Jenn, Mom of Two Munchkins.

Just in time for the holidays, you can win your little ones a storybook set about the Tooth Fairy! Visit the sponsor, The Tale of the Tooth Fairy, for more information about the book and storybook set. You can also preview the book online!

Click here for the full review by Jenn.

Jenn, Mom Of Two Munchkins was provided with a free sample of this product to review, and was under no obligation to review it.  Nor was Jenn, Mom Of Two Munchkins under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.  Jenn, Mom Of Two Munchkins and Andi's Kids Books are not responsible for shipping of prize. The Tale of The Tooth Fairy has the sole responsibility for shipping of prize.  Prize value is approximately $34.95.

'Courtney Saves Christmas (A Bird Brain Book) Book Tour


Courtney is a peppy young penguin who just loves exploring, and is overjoyed when she receives a compass from Santa on Christmas morning. She’s so grateful for the gift, in fact, that she just needs to give Santa a great big hug and say “Thank you!” in person. The only problem is she lives in the South Pole, and Santa is all the way on the other side of the globe!

With the aid of her new compass, Courtney sets off on a journey that takes her almost an entire year. By the time she reaches Santa’s workshop, the elves are in a flurry preparing for the upcoming holiday. Unfortunately, Rudolph is feeling very sick—too sick to guide the sleigh. If Courtney can’t find a way to help, Christmas will be ruined and all the children of the world will be devastated. What’s a little penguin to do?

 **My thoughts**

So many stories exist in which a character grows and finds new strength within herself as she saves the Christmas holiday. This one is really cute, though, and worth being added to your Christmas list. Courtney has a love of exploration, which leads her to her greatest adventure ever. It's also a good lesson in being grateful for what you are given and stepping up to help when needed.

This is my first Bird Brain book. I really liked it and the idea of using birds to tell stories. I also caught a hint of science as they talked about how to tell direction with the compass and how penguins live in the South Pole. Also, the mention of ostriches living in Africa can lead to research and discussion about habitats. I look forward to checking out the rest of them.

This is a picture book, but the story is long. Your youngest kids may not be able to sit through the entire book all at once, but older ones will. Another option would be to break it up into sections while reading it with really young ones.

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Emlyn Chand emerged from the womb with a fountain pen clutched in her left hand (true story). When she's not writing, she runs a large book club in Ann Arbor and is the president of author PR firm Novel Publicity. Best known for her Young Adult novels, she is also developing a small, but devoted, following to her children's book series and is beginning to dapple in other genres as well. Emlyn enjoys connecting with readers and is available via almost every social media site in existence. Visit for more info. Don't forget to say "hi" to her sun conure Ducky!
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Friday, November 16, 2012

'Frizzy Tizzy Goes to the Park' Book Tour

Title: Frizzy Tizzy Goes to the Park

Author: Wendy Hinbest

Genre: Picture Book, Children’s Book 
Frizzy Tizzy attempts to face her fears and begins to second guess herself, until she realizes things are not always what they seem.

Book Excerpt
Frizzy Tizzy climbed the stairs to go down the slide, but when she got to the top she was
afraid to go down.  Frizzy Tizzy felt the ground looked so far from up there.

“What’s wrong, Frizzy Tizzy?” asked Mommy.
I’m scared to go down,” answered Frizzy Tizzy.  She turned around and noticed a little girl standing behind her.

**My thoughts**

I thought the book was cute. Frizzy Tizzy is afraid to go down the slide at the park, which is a common fear of young children. She meets another little girl, who offers to go down with her. She realizes it isn't so scary after all! She makes a new friend and conquers one of her fears. It is a sweet story of friendship and facing your fears that isn't  preachy about being a good friend, nor drawn out in explaining why you have to face your fears. It is a simple story that children can relate to and will enjoy sharing. Plus, Frizzy Tizzy is great fun with all of that hair!

**My students' thoughts**

I shared this book with my full day group of students, who range in age from 4-6. Here are a few of their critical comments:

"Look at her hair! That's cool!"

"Why is she afraid of that slide? That's not that big!"

~~Titters and giggles throughout~~

"That book was excellent!"

"I loved it!"

"Super book!"

~~Many thumbs up~~ 

Author Bio

I like writing children's books and blogging. I live in Burlington, Ontario with my husband and three young children. I have an Early Childhood Education diploma and I am certified to teach children from
birth to six years including children with special needs. I have worked with many children and have read many books to them. My daughters enjoy the books I read to them so I decided to write books of my own. I am also a real estate agent.