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In the Nick of Time Blog Tour: Review & Prize Pack Giveaway

What comes to mind when you think about the holiday season? Shopping, decorating, feasting, family gathering...what's more? In her picture book In the Nick of Time, author Deedee Cummings encourages young readers to honor the true holiday spirit of giving and generosity. Learn more about the book and enter to win a fantastic prize pack in time for the holidays!

About the Book:

Title: In the Nick of Time by Deedee Cummings/illustrated by Charlene Mosley
Category: Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7), 28 pages
Genre: Children/ Holiday
Publisher: Make A Way Media
Release date: November 2019
Content Rating: G. Children's Holiday Book.

A Timely Tale about a Little Brown Boy who Saves Christmas. Nick Saint never really put a lot of thought into his name until one snowy day in December when he accidentally receives a letter meant for Saint Nick. Realizing there is not much time left until Christmas, Nick opens the letter. The unexpected message inside ultimately leads him on a journey of understanding poverty, gratitude, and service to others while discovering the real meaning of the holiday spirit.

My Review:

In the Nick of Time tells a short but inspiring story that not only teaches about important social values, but also helps children understand some of the not-so-pleasant parts of reality. Nick, a game enthusiast who used to care only about getting his new game, starts to realize that not every child is as lucky as he is to live in affluence, after reading his schoolmate Cooper's letter to Santa. Cooper's mom is unemployed and their family have to live in shelter.

Nick kindly gifts Cooper one of his favorite video games but is shocked to learn that Cooper doesn't even own a game console. With the help of his parents and of the school authorities, Nick manages to fulfill Cooper's selfless Christmas wishes by organizing a job fair and a toy drive for all the families in need at their school. Nick becomes more grateful for all that he used to take for granted, and he also learns to show appreciation for the mailman's hard work. All his acts of kindness get rewarded with a praise letter from Santa!

The story is very heartwarming, delivering strong, positive messages about kindness, giving, sharing, and showing gratitude. The illustrations help portray the main characters' personalities by amplifying their facial expressions when thinking, speaking, or taking actions. The book is a great choice as a meaningful, educational read around Christmas time.

Order your copy on Amazon | Make a Way Media.


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About the Author:

Deirdre “Deedee” Cummings believes literacy is a fundamental human right. She is the founder of Make A Way Media, It Pays to Read & the Louisville Book Festival, as well as, an attorney, therapist, and CEO of Abi Behavioral Health in Louisville, Kentucky. Abi is an intensive therapy agency that works to prevent the placement of children in out of home care, such as foster care, hospitalization, and incarceration. Deedee attended Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina, one of only two all-female Historically Black Colleges in the country. After graduating from Bennett, she earned a master’s degree and a law degree from the University of Louisville. All of her writing focuses on sharing inspiring messages that remind us all it is never too late to begin again. Deedee encourages the children she works with to write as a way to process emotions, document their journey, and express themselves more clearly. In addition to presenting on multiple topics around the country, Deedee donates hundreds of books and volunteer hours every year to families, children, churches and the local school system. She is excited to announce the launch of her tenth children’s book, This is the Earth. The inspiration for this book came from overwhelming negative media coverage about race relations in our country and across the world. This is the Earth is a book about peace, respect, and diversity inclusion: a message that must be heard and repeated often. She and her husband Anthony live in Louisville with their three children Kayla (an actress in New York), Anthony (a college student and athlete), and Nick (in elementary school).

Connect with the author: Website | Make a Way Media | Twitter | Twitter | Facebook | Facebook | Pinterest | Instagram | Instagram | Goodreads

One lucky reader will win a In the Nick of Time Prize Pack!

It includes: 

  • a signed copy of In the Nick of Time, 
  • a signed copy of This is the Earth, and 
  • a $25 Amazon gift card

Giveaway ends 12/10. Open to US 18+ only. Please enter using the form below. Good luck!

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Disclosure: I received a free copy of the 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.

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