Thursday, 30 July 2020

The Monster Twins Awareness Tour and Giveaway


ABOUT THE BOOK


Written by Robert and Karen Hanvik
Illustrated by Ella Ransom
Publisher’s Synopsis: Bella and Bertie are twins, but they don’t know that, or each other. Separated while babies by bad law, they grew up 6000 miles apart, in Singapore and London. Follow the twins as they discover their shared past and do their best to make a better future for themselves, their families, and others like them.
PURCHASE LINK


OFFICIAL LINKS

For more information, visit https://monstertwins.com, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

REVIEW
Using bright and colorful monsters, The Monster Twins help portray the fundamentals to some of lifes existing bias' today.
What little one can refuse a couple cheery monsters with illustrated pictures so vibrantly coloured that they leap of the pages.
While the beginning of the book may seem heavy with some of the wording and how it is expressed for the age recommendations; the base story IS the take away.
Action through adveristy , becoming a stronger person with a purpose of helping others for a much brighter future no matter the start.
GIVEAWAY

Enter for a chance to win a copy of The Monster Twins and a Visa gift card!
One (1) grand prize winner receives:
  • A physical copy of The Monster Twins
  • A digital flipbook copy of The Monster Twins
  • A $25 Visa gift card to stock up on more books from your favorite bookstore
Five (5) winners receive:
  • A choice of:
    • A physical copy of The Monster Twins
    • A digital flipbook copy of The Monster Twins
Giveaway begins July 20, 2020, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends August 20, 2020, at 11:59 P.M. MT.

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DISCLOSURE

This post is in partnership with The Children's Book Review. I received a free copy of The Monster Twins to review. All opinions are my own.

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Don’t Wake the Dragon Awareness Tour and Giveaway


ABOUT THE BOOK

Don’t Wake the Dragon


Written by Bianca Schulze

Illustrated by Samara Hardy
Publisher’s Synopsis: Shhh! Be very quiet. The rascally dragon is finally asleep. But, when the page turned, the breeze blew the door shut with a BANG! Did it wake up the dragon? Create a fantastic bedtime experience by reading this interactive story featuring a reluctant-to-sleep dragon—a character that children will surely relate! Designed to be read aloud, parents will take pleasure in the playful text as much as children will enjoy hearing it. When the story finally comes to an end, and the gentle lullaby is repeated, the dragon – and your child! – are encouraged to drift off to sleep.
Ages 2-6 | Publisher: Clever Publishing | July 28, 2020 | ISBN-13: 978-1949998641
PURCHASE LINKS


OFFICIAL LINKS


REVIEW  
 An intriguing read combined with copy-cat elements for kids to interact through the story with. Have always seen reading as a way to emerse myself into another time or place, Don't Wake the Dragon helps create the imagination portal with your child while interacting directly with the story. In all actuality the interaction through each page of the book helps the imagination portal open or strenghten it's resolve in your child.
  You turn each page of vibrant drawings with ever such care, for beware , Don't Wake the Dragon.
Great beginner book for your just learning to read child as well. Having engaging  pages with different fonts and letter sizes is also quite brilliant. Children in young stages of reading and writing are all over the place when just learning so each page flows and mimics a buding reader and writer.
 Story is also a cute tale, as what child would not want to wish a Dragon pet into existence; within each turn of the page they can pretend to care for one.

Zach's Review:
 This book is awesome, you get to do activitieswith the book. I really wish I had a dragon as a pet. But he would be as loud and noisy as me all day and probably not sleep.


GIVEAWAY

Enter for a chance to win a Don’t Wake the Dragon prize pack!
One (1) grand prize winner receives:
  • A hardcover copy of Don’t Wake the Dragon, autographed by Bianca Schulze.
  • A Kids’ Sleep Training Alarm Clock.
  • A $25 Visa gift card.
Giveaway begins June 29, 2020, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends July 27, 2020, at 11:59 P.M. MT.

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TOUR SCHEDULE


June 29
The Children's Book Review
Book Review
June 30
Over Coffee Conversations
Interview
July 1
Glass of Wine, Glass of Milk
Book Review
July 2
Word Spelunking
Book Review
July 3
Jrsbookreviews
Book Review
July 13
Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers
Book Review
July 14
Tales of A Wanna-Be SuperHero Mom
Book Review
July 15
Fairview Elementary School (Library)
Book Review
July 16
Confessions of a Book Addict
Giveaway
July 17
Library Lady's Kid Lit
Book Review
July 20
The Children's Book Review
Interview
July 21
icefairy's Treasure Chest
Book Review
July 22
Barbara Ann Mojica's Blog
Book Review
July 23
Heart to Heart
Book Review
July 24
Feminist Books for Kids
Book Review


DISCLOSURE

Per FTC guidelines, I disclose partnership with The Children’s Book Review.


Thursday, 9 July 2020

Kim Linette’s EQ Explorers awareness tour.


ABOUT THE BOOKS

Wally Whale’s Mighty Tail: Happiness is a Choice!


Written by Kim Linette
Illustrated by James Loram
Publisher’s Synopsis: The secret to happiness? It’s written on a whale’s tail. At least that’s what Koa hears, and so he sets out in search of Wally Whale and the valuable knowledge that he hopes Wally will share.
Wally Whale’s Mighty Tail, one of the first books in the EQ Explorers series, teaches the powerful EQ principle: Happiness is a Choice. It’s a lesson of emotional intelligence that is essential for any child—including Koa, who learns as he journeys through the Pacific with Wally Whale.
Ages 4-12 | Publisher: Kapalua Cove, LLC | August 1, 2019 | ISBN-13: 978-1950062003
Available Here: https://amzn.to/3deRJ4O

Compare Bear’s Double Dare: Be Yourself – Don’t Compare!


Written by Kim Linette
Illustrated by James Loram
Publisher’s Synopsis: The last thing Danny expects to come across during his hike in the forest is a very insecure bear. And yet, Compare Bear is precisely that—a bear who struggles to see his own strengths, and instead constantly compares himself to other animals, with astonishing results.
In Compare Bear’s Double Dare, one of the first books in the EQ Explorers series, Danny helps his unique new friend take to heart the powerful EQ principle: Be Yourself. Don’t Compare. It’s a lesson of emotional intelligence that is essential for any young reader.
Ages 4-12 | Publisher: Kapalua Cove, LLC | August 1, 2019 | ISBN-13: 978-1950062010
Available Here: https://amzn.to/2UUXdeS

Jojo Giraffe’s Big Laugh: Don’t Take Things Personally!


Written by Kim Linette
Illustrated by James Loram
Publisher’s Synopsis: Jojo Giraffe’s Big Laugh, the third book in the EQ Explorers series, takes children on a journey through the African Savannah, learning what it means to be wonderfully unique along the way—just like the spots on each and every giraffe.
The story centers around the powerful EQ principle: Don’t Take Things Personally. It’s a lesson of emotional intelligence that is essential for any child—including Kali, who learns through a series of fun adventures with Jojo Giraffe.
Ages 4-12 | Publisher: Kapalua Cove, LLC | April 21, 2020 | ISBN-13: 978-1950062096
Available Here: https://amzn.to/3fufdV2

OFFICIAL LINKS
For more information, visit www.eqexplorers.com, Facebook, and Instagram.

Reviews
 Books pretaining to any sort of life skills are great and an essential to any library. Often children can not retain or directly understand when an adult in their life tries to instil, teach, or portray such skills to their child. The EQ Explorers books are a great way to pick up and be a complimentary aid in helping in the understanding. The illustrations help your child hold audience to the books as some pages are long to read through; espesically if you have a child not quite into sitting still long enough or holding your audience. My child is one such child and the vibrancy and real to life illustrations were an integral element to the rest of the story as well as retention of each of the social skills enveloped throughout each book.

Wally Whale's Mighty Tail sets through the motions of facing each new day and incorparating your choice to be happy in whatever life has set in your path. During these times right now navigating feelings and choices around those feelings needs as much positivity and light that children can get. Helping them choose to find something Magickal in each day and make the choice of happiness; sets a foundation that will last throughout adulthood.

Compare Bear's Double Dare reminds you of what you can lose when comparing youself to others; yourself. Seeking to be another person takes away your fundamental foundation of who you are as a unique individual. With social medias detrimental impact on a persons individuality, having a strong foundation on the value you possess as a unique individual sets the stage for a stronger self worth and self esteem. A very important life skill when everyones life is refelected online.

JoJo Giraffe's Big Laugh helps guide and reminds you to not take the critism of others to heart nor allow it to shape your self worth. Life can be a struggle when you are different and face the courage to embrace your differences. Tune out thoughts of others as they are of course a reflection of how their inner World processes through life with no bearing on your own.

 Each book whisks you through countless scenes and repetitive notions difeering just ever so slightly. Repetion of course being key in instiling the thought pattern to your child.


GIVEAWAY

Enter for a chance to win an EQ Explorers prize pack!

One (1) grand prize winner receives:
  • A copy of Jo Jo Giraffe’s Big Laugh autographed by Kim Linette.
  • A copy of Compare Bear’s Double Dare autographed by Kim Linette.
  • A copy of Wally Whale’s Mighty Tail autographed by Kim Linette.
  • A play fort perfect for reading and imagination play.
Two (2) winners receive:
  • A copy of Jo Jo Giraffe’s Big Laugh
  • A copy of Compare Bear’s Double Dare
  • A copy of Wally Whale’s Mighty Tail
Giveaway begins July 6, 2020, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends August 6, 2020, at 11:59 P.M. MT.

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TOUR SCHEDULE



July 6
The Children's Book Review
Book Review
July 7
Word Spelunking
Book Review
July 8
Over Coffee Conversations
Guest post
July 9
Tales of A Wanna-Be SuperHero Mom
Book Review
July 10
Fairview Elementary School (Library)
Book Review
July 13
Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers
Book Review
July 14
icefairy's Treasure Chest
Book Review
July 15
Barbara Ann Mojica's Blog
Book Review
July 16
Heart to Heart
Interview
July 17
A Dream Within A Dream
Book Review
July 20
J.R.'s Book Reviews
Book Review
DISCLOSURE

Per FTC guidelines, I disclose partnership with The Children’s Book Review and EQ Explorers