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REN Clean Skincare Evercalm™ Global Protection Day Cream Giveaway {Winter Is Coming Giveaway Hop}

The merriest month of the year is finally here! Hope all of us will make the most of it. As the weather gets colder and drier, many of us, especially those with dry or sensitive skin, are in need of a safe and effective moisturizer, such as the Evercalm™ Global Protection Day Cream from REN Clean Skincare.

Offering daily protection and hydration for all skin types, this vegan facial moisturizer features the Global Protection Complex, a synergistic blend of powerful antioxidant and free radical scavengers, together with soothing and nourishing seed oils to help better protect the skin against moisture loss, pollution and external aggressors. 

Its key clean ingredients include natural Blackcurrent Seed Oil (rich in Omega 3), Seabuckthorn Oil (rich in Omega 7), and Camellia Oil (high in Oleic Acid containing Omega 9). They combine to keep the skin nourished and replenished, with a soft, smooth, and youthful look and feel.

Cool Kids Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway

Whether longing to be a cool kid is a good thing depends a great deal on how "cool" is being defined, as shown in Arlene Freeman's picture book Cool Kids. Learn a bit more about the book and enter to win a signed copy!

About the Book:

Book Title: Cool Kids by Arlene Freeman
Category: Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7), 38 pages
Genre: Chldren's Picture Book
Publisher: Mascot Publishing
Release date: October 2021
Tour dates: November 22 to December 10
Content Rating: G. Suitable for all ages.

Like most kids, Michael and his friends are so excited for their first day at a new school. They have a lot of questions about what to expect, but most of all, they wonder if they’ll get to join the football team. That would be the perfect way to start the year! However, Michael soon finds out that it’s not as easy as he thinks. The team is filled with bullies, and to join, he has to become one of them. In order to be cool enough to get a spot on the football team, Michael has to start changing his behavior—for the worse! Suddenly, terrible things start happening to him. Finally, he begins to wonder: Was it all worth it?

My Review:

Michael is happy to start fourth grade at a new school together with his old friends. The only thing that really bothers him is that he can no longer play his favorite sport because the biggest bully nicknamed Ruffy doesn't approve his request to join the football team. Michael decides to win Ruffy's favor by acting like a bully and thus becoming a "cool" kid. He succeeds, but at the expense of losing all his previous friends (including the furry one) and being reprimanded by his own conscience. Is it possible to remain a cool kid without turning into someone he resents and can hardly recognize in the mirror?

The author of Cool Kids takes a rather bold approach to the topic of anti-bullying by showing the dreadful consequences a past victim of bullying may have to face after attempting to become a bully himself. Bullying neither makes him feel stronger nor helps him get popular. It is an important lesson to learn for kids who are eager to fit in at a new place, where the problem of bullying is present. They need guidance to make the right choice. While Michael is lucky to have friends who support his efforts to get back on track, converting a veteran bully like Ruffy may not be as easy as suggested by the somewhat magical ending of the story and young readers should be warned about that. The book encourages kids to face and correct their mistakes, and to be kind and forgiving. The positive messages delivered by the book make it a worthy read, but parents may want to help younger kids separate fact from fiction to avoid misconception.

Buy the Book: Mascot
Amazon | Barnes and Noble

About the Author:

Freeman’s first career was a third-grade schoolteacher in the Passaic School System. Teaching children is her true passion, and she incorporated this passion in her community involvement. Her second career as a real estate broker and appraiser enabled her to open her own real estate company, Prime Realty, with a partner. After thirty-five years, they sold to Coldwell Banker. She loves dogs, playing piano, telling stories, singing, dancing, and sharing wonderful examples of life’s lessons with her grandchildren. Arlene lives in Woodland Park, New Jersey. She has two sons, Dr. Ted Freeman of Long Branch, New Jersey, and Dr. Eric Freeman of Westfield, New Jersey, as well as three grandchildren: Michael, Max, and Quinn. This is her first book and maybe her third career.

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One lucky person will win a signed copy of Cool Kids!

Giveaway ends 12/17. Open to US only. Please enter below. Happy Holidays and Good Luck!

COOL KIDS Book Tour Giveaway

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book to facilitate my honest review. All views and opinions expressed are my own. icefairy's Treasure Chest is not responsible for winner selection or prize fulfillment.

Bruce the Spruce: A New York City Fairytale About the True Meaning of Christmas Trees Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway

What does Christmas Trees mean to you? Follow Bruce's eventful journey in A.A. Cristi's new picture book Bruce the Spruce: A New York City Fairytale About the True Meaning of Christmas Trees. Don't miss the chance to win a signed copy for your little one!

About the Book:

Book Title: Bruce the Spruce: A New York City Fairytale About the True Meaning of Christmas Trees by A. A. Cristi
Category: Children's Fiction (ages 3 to 7), 56 pages
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Publisher: Mascot
Release date: November 2021
Tour dates: November 22 to December 10
Content Rating: G. Suitable for everyone.

Bruce the Spruce has Christmas all wrong.

Thanks to his fancy decorations and adoring admirers, this artificial spruce tree doesn’t just wear a star at Christmas, he IS the star. But when his longtime family gets a new tree, it sends Bruce on a holiday adventure through New York City.

From a party in Brooklyn, to a run-in with rats, to a revelatory visit to Rockefeller Center, Bruce the Spruce takes an unforgettable journey to discover the true meaning of Christmas trees!

My Review:

Bruce the Spruce enjoys being in the spotlight every Christmas for the past 20 years. His dream life as the family's beloved Christmas Tree however, comes to a sudden halt when he gets replaced by a new imitation spruce tree. Being left on the sidewalk, heartbroken, Bruce involuntarily starts an adventure around the New York City, one filled with uncertainties and surprises. Just as he is mourning over the loss of his good old days, he accidentally runs into his idol, The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. The world famous spruce helps Bruce realize the true meaning of Christmas trees and get ready for the new chapter in his life.

This rhyming picture book is a fun and heartwarming read perfect for the whole family to share during the holiday season. With a captivating storyline and cute main character, Bruce the Spruce prompts us to consider what should be valued most about Christmas, to cherish the wonderful memories we may have about our families, and to take pride in bringing joy to others. The story also shows the importance of positive thinking and being adaptive to changes. The colorful and vivid illustrations add great charm to the characters and the story. The book would make a fantastic holiday gift and a great addition to your holiday book collection!

Buy the Book: Mascot
Amazon | Barnes and Noble

About the Author:

A.A. Cristi was born and raised in the world capital of Christmas trees and musicals - New York City. By no small miracle, she has managed to make a living writing about both topics. When she is not dreaming up fantastic adventures for inanimate objects, she is covering the Broadway industry as a journalist and editor at BroadwayWorld.com. Though writing is her calling, her true passion is playing mother to a neurotic wiener dog named Jack and Aunt Rah Rah to two truly remarkable kids.

Connect with the Author: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

One lucky reader will win a signed copy of Bruce the Spruce: A New York City Fairytale About the True Meaning of Christmas Trees!

Giveaway ends 12/17. Open to US only. Please enter below. Happy Holidays and Good Luck!

BRUCE THE SPRUCE Book Tour Giveaway

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book to facilitate my honest review. All views and opinions expressed are my own. icefairy's Treasure Chest is not responsible for winner selection or prize fulfillment.

Merry Christmas, Eve Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway (3 Winners)

Have you ever wondered why the night before Christmas is called Christmas Eve? You might be surprised by the answer provided in Merry Christmas, Eve, written by prolific children's book author Adam Wallace. Check it out and enter to win a copy just in time for the holidays!

My Review:

Merry Christmas, Eve is a cheerful and thought-provoking story about a girl Elf named Eve in search of the Christmas Spirit. Preoccupied with getting the gift list ready for children around the world, Santa puts the Head Elf in charge of everything in the North Pole. A control freak obossessed with becoming number one, the Head Elf forces the reindeers to fly only in straight lines, and forbids the elves from doing anything but working, with zero tolerance for dissent. Believing that Christmas should be about family and friends having fun together, Eve leads a revolution against the autocratic Head Elf and rescues the Christmas Spirit from its confinement, along with all the spirits awaiting to be set free.

With playful rhymes and humorous illustrations, this picture book brings to life an adorable heroine, who is smart, courageous, purposeful and persevered. The use of festive colors like red, green, and gold instantly puts the reader in the mood for Christmas celebration, while the big, expressive eyes of Eve keep you engaged in her unusual adventure.

On the one hand, the story shows the little ones that togetherness and fun are what make Christmas truly meaningful and enjoyable; on the other, it inspires youngsters to question or even stand up against authority when there is good reason to believe that they have done something wrong. Further, it urges older readers to think about what really matters in life. It is important to keep in mind that all the traditions we follow and all the duties we perform are meant to bring joy and happiness to ourselves and our loved ones.

About the Book:

Written by Adam Wallace
Illustrated by Lena Bardy

Ages 4+ | 36 Pages
Publisher: Krueger Wallace Press & Riven Rock Projects | ISBN-13: 9780648973737

“The day before Christmas is a very special day,
That never had its own name.
But that all changed when one special elf,
Rose to glory and fame.
Eve was an elf with such get up and go,
She worked hard and loved to play.
But the Head Elf ran Christmas with an iron fist,
And this was what he had to say…”

Purchase Link: Amazon

 
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