Friday, April 17, 2015

3 Picture Book Review + Giveaway

I'm here today to share with you three different picture books that are all sorts of adorable and focus on being yourself. Definitely a message you want to share with the little ones in your life. I want to thank Sourcebooks for allowing me to review these items and share a copy of each book with one lucky winner!

You by Sandra Magsamen

This is a really cute book with bright, kid-friendly drawings. Each page reads like a quote that you'd want to put up on the wall and repeat to yourself everyday. One example would be:

Look at life from different points of view. Turn things upside down if it suits you.

This would be a great book for older kids that might be struggling on being themselves, being creative, and having fun. It's also a good, rhyming book for a younger crowd too.

Just One You by Lillian Jaine

This is a really cute Sesame Street novel. It would be perfect for kids graduating from kindergarten or moving up a level at school, since it's that time of the year. It's all about being yourself and enjoying the new adventures that will come your way. It also notes that you might not be at home, but you still have friends that will be there for you if you need them. Can't you see why it's great for graduation?

My Rules for Being a Pretty Princess by Heath McKenzie

This is so adorable! Like the other two books, this one is about being your true self and having fun. What I really liked about the book is that the little girl who wants to be a princess is shown what rules to follow by a "true" princess, except in the end, she learns to follow her own rules. It's a really great message for a slightly older reader, but a younger child would still enjoy the illustrations and overall fun story. My mom read this out loud to my niece, who really enjoyed it. She even wanted my mom to read it again as soon as she finished...which she did!

Now, would you like a copy of each of these books? One winner will get all three!

*U.S. and Canada entrants only
*Giveaway ends Friday, April 24 at 11:59 p.m.
*Copies of the book are coming from Sourcebooks, so once I pass your information along, I have no control over the prize.
*Enter only if you are 13 and older (with parent permission if underage)

To Enter: Answer the question in the comments below- What talent or hobby makes you special?


Maja (The Nocturnal Library) said...

These look absolutely adorable. My kid would normally be a bit old for them (she's 8), but she's still learning to read in English and I try to giver her easier books than the ones she reads in her own language.

Kirsty-Marie Jones said...

Nawh, they all look adorable and fun and cute, and such a nice message that that each of the age group need. :)

Brandi Kosiner said...

both look super cute and like Jillian might like

Kindlemom said...

I have to admit that I do miss my kids not being in this stage anymore, there are some darn cute picture books out there!

Have a wonderful weekend! :D

Linda Kish said...

Among my friends, the fact that I like to read makes me special. No one that I know likes to read. It's kind of sad.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Heidi Rainy Day Ramblings said...

My kids are right in this stage. In two months my daughter will graduate kindergarten. I am already sad. They are both growing up so fast. I think all three books sound adorable. I love that they are inspirational. I saw one like this yesterday at the bookstore. It was a Pete the Cat book. Hmmm to answer your question..... what makes me special? That I am me. I have a unique sense of humor. I love to read, I love my kids and I love animals. Thanks for the giveaway chance. Happy weekend.

Meredith said...

Just the kind of books my niece would enjoy! She is new to reading and picking up on it pretty quickly! I'm special because I'm friends seems to think I'm smart and friendly.


Diva Booknerd said...

These look absolutely gorgeous Lauren, I'm a collector of children's books and put them away for my own little one once we start our family. I love books with a positive message, even for kids and 'You' sounds like such a lovely read. Damn for not being in the US, but good luck to everyone who enters. Thanks so much for sharing Lauren <3

Midnight Cowgirl said...

The books sound adorable! I think my baking makes me special :)

DMS said...

These books sound wonderful. You is one I am especially excited to read. My Rules for Being a Pretty Princess sounds like a hit too. Thanks for sharing these with us and the chance to win. :)

My hobby or talent is drawing. I love to spend my spare time drawing all kinds of pictures. It really centers me and makes me feel calm.

Claudia Arroyo said...

Ugh! Such a daunting question :P Let's see. . .I can play the ukulele and the flute! And as for a hobby: I am an avid video game player :D Ha ha!

Thanks for the Giveaway Lauren :)

Jennifer Humphries said...
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Jennifer Humphries said...

Sheesh toddler wreaking havoc on my commenting! These books are perfectly matched for some of the readers in my house! Hooray! Best talent- ability to zone out the crazy in my house and get stuff done!

Christy @ Love of Books said...

Aw, these are cute. I miss reading these types of books to my son.

Liviania said...

This look adorable! And to my niece and nephew, my talent for reading aloud makes me special! They love having me read books to them (over and over).

kimbacaffeinate said...

Squee these are adorable and perfect for Sophia. Hmm, what talent makes me special. I have many talents but I think it is my positive, never say never, give it my all tenacity. Every thing I approach I give it my all. While I may not be the best I give it my all.