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Chipper Sends Sunshine Blog Tour: Review and Prize Pack Giveaway

We would love our friends to be around forever, but it's not always possible. How can we stay in touch while being physically apart? Arctic fox Chipper faces the same challenge in Chipper Sends Sunshine, written by multi-award winning author Kimber Morgan. Check out this lovely picture book and enter to win a copy, along with an Amazon Fire kids tablet!

My Review:

As the latest addition to the beloved award-winning series, Chipper Sends Sunshine is a sweet and charming book about friendship, kindness and problem-solving. Chipper's circle of friends keeps expanding as he participates in a fun-filled, week-long summer camp in the sunny south. Each of his Arctic pals Gus, Marta and Scout also makes a new endearing friend at the camp. After they return home however, all of them experience some mishaps in their attempts to gift their new friends afar. Will they figure out a better way to spread love and laughter?

With adorable characters, delightful pictures, and exciting adventures, the story demonstrates the tremendous joy of having friends and suggests ways to maintain a long distance friendship. It inspires young readers to stay positive and get creative when faced with problems or difficulties. It also encourages them to engage in the act of spreading kindness. Its rhyming text and expressive illustrations add to the fun of reading. Plus, a card accompanies the book to provide instructions for replicating Chipper's heartwarming craft featured in the story.

Just as its name suggests, Chipper Sends Sunshine makes the perfect summer read for little ones to make them excited about going on a summer camp and making new friends.

About the Book:

Ages 4+ | 32 Pages
Publisher: Creative, Simple Wonder Press | ISBN-13: 9781737038672

Chipper the Fox and his Arctic friends travel to summer camp for fun in the sun! After an amazing summer, how will they stay in touch with their new friends and keep their summer adventure going?

Purchase Links: Amazon | Bookshop | Barnes and Noble

Children Who Dance in the Rain Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway

Hot off the press comes Children Who Dance in the Rain by Susan Justice. The book has won rave reviews and numerous awards including Mom's Choice Gold Award, Literary Titan Gold Award, Family Choice Award, 2023 Children’s Book of the Year, and more. Learn more about this amazing read and enter to win a signed copy!

About the Book:

Book Title: Children Who Dance in the Rain by Susan Justice
Category: Children's Fiction (Ages 3-8), 32 pages
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Publisher: Compassion Project Press
Release date: May 2023
Tour dates: May 15 to Jun 2, 2023
Content Rating: G for all kids.

Sophie gets bored quickly and won’t even eat her food without looking at her tablet. She’s thrilled to hear of her family’s upcoming trip to a magical place called India, a land she’s only heard of in stories. Once there, she quickly realizes that the underprivileged children living in the mud colony possess a joy and contentment she can’t explain. Sophie sets out on a journey of discovery, but what she finds may change her world forever. This tale about the true meaning of happiness and the power of gratitude is based on true events.

My Review:

Marked by stunning artwork and powerful messages, Children Who Dance in the Rain is an inspiring and enlightening book about kindness, generosity and positivity. Sophie learns about the word "privilege" at school, but she doesn't really understand it until she takes a transformative trip to her grandma's hometown in India. Seeing that children there lack access to safe drinking water, nutritious food, and sanitary living environment, let alone modern necessities like electricity and Internet, Sophie realizes how privileged she has been and feels guilty about being wasteful and ungrateful in the past. Meanwhile she's surprised by how happy, content, and willing to share those disadvantaged children are. How will her unique adventure impact her life back home and beyond?

The contrast between Sophie's life and that of the children she meets in India reveals the disparities in resources across different parts of the world, while Sophie's post-trip change in behavior and attitude inspires young readers to cherish all that they are endowed with and to offer help to children who are less fortunate than themselves. Besides, the joy and positivity displayed by the Indian kids are beautifully captured in the colorful and cheerful illustrations, motivating the reader to ponder upon what makes one's life meaningful and fulfilling.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who cares about child welfare in a global perspective and who aspires to make a difference. It's a book that gives back and changes lives.

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Vivienne in Paris Blog Tour: Review and Prize Pack Giveaway

It's natural for people to take what they are familiar with for granted. You'd probably be surprised by what you might discover when you see and feel things from a different perspective. Check out Vivienne's new experience in her hometown Paris as recounted in Mom's Choice Award winner Vivienne in Paris. Enter to win a signed copy along with a brand new Kindle!

My Review:

Filled with vivid descriptions and brightly colored images, Vivienne in Paris is a relaxing and refreshing read about mindfulness, happiness, and self discovery. One Sunday morning, Vivienne decides to take a tour of the city of Paris in an attempt to find things that bring her true joy. As she utilizes all of her senses to explore the places she frequents, Vivienne starts to appreciate the many wonders and pleasures she has overlooked before.

Told from a young girl's perspective, the story guides the readers through an immersive experience of French culture, from freshly baked croissant to pungent smelling Brie, and from soft and fuzzy fedora to fragrant and gorgeous flowers including iris, the inspiration for the symbol of French royalty. Some commonly used French expressions are highlighted in red so that they can be easily learned in context.

While being a picture book, its language, length of text, and messages make the book more suitable for middle grade readers. Vivienne's journey may inspire them to view their familiar surroundings with fresh eyes and to discover the simple joys of life with their senses.

Thoughtfully written and elegantly illustrated, this book is sure to bring joy and delight to those who have a keen interest in Paris, France, and mindful living.

About the Book:

Ages 4+ | 38 Pages
Publisher: Mascot Kids | ISBN-13: 9781637551431

Vivienne in Paris follows a young Parisian girl on a journey through Paris to find what makes her tick. Join Vivienne as she discovers the sights, smells, tastes, and sounds of the city that make her feel alive. What better place to explore, observe, and delight in her senses than Paris?

This book tells a story of mindfulness and insight into how the surrounding world can really move you. It unites curiosity, wonder, and marvel to enlighten, surprise, and tickle your deepest spirit. Sometimes it’s the smallest things that bring you the greatest joy.

Purchase Links: Amazon | | Barnes and Noble

Win a Happy Grub Squeezable Pancake Mix Variety Pack!

Do you love homemade pancakes? Do you enjoy cooking with your little ones? Happy Grub squeezable pancake mix makes it fun and easy to create your own pancakes without having to worry about leaving behind a mess. Just add water, shake and squeeze!

Made of all natural and organic ingredients, Happy Grub squeezable pancake mix comes in four yummy and nutritious flavors: butter milk, yummy banana, apple cinnamon and whole wheat? Each flavor is complete with an organic buttermilk base, organic unbleached flour and organic whole egg. With Happy Grub, you can make pancakes in any shape or design within minutes. Plus, it can be used to make waffles too.

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