A Flashlight Press Review, Three Children’s Books

First, let me say…I love what I do! Besides selling Avon, spending time in my makeup room, AKA “makeup studio,” and filming beauty videos; I love waking up every morning to see if I have any new review opportunities for my grandparent blog. <3 I am loving life! I also do beauty reviews.

Let’s get to this review for some charming children’s books! ~~~ It’s always a pleasure working with Allison Rosenblum ~ Editorial Assistant of Flashlight Press. www.flashlightpress.com

HOW I MET MY MONSTER

Written By: Amanda Noll and Illustrated By: Howard McWilliam

This delightful book is big, bold, and beautifully illustrated by Howard McWilliam.
The actual size of the book is a generous 10 1/2 By 10 1/2. The graphical title (on the book) is of raised lettering and, is characterized as vivid, colorful, and lifelike. <3

It all started when Ethan peeped under his bed for a toy truck, only to discover a note reading…”Monsters! Meet Here For Final Test!”

Well, Ethan is thinking his folks are attempting to fool him into remaining under the spreads, then he spied five enormous eyes gazing back at him from under his bed.

As it turned out, that monster meeting was a competition to find out which little, quirky beast could be Ethan’s favorite.

As each little monster performs for this little boy’s attention, Ethan is found somewhat amused with just a touch of horrified; as he is not really all that frightened. <3

With its proportion of snickers and shudders, this silly, spooky prequel to the honor winning I Need My Monster and Hey, That’s MY Monster! will keep little ones engaged.

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ARE YOU MY MONSTER?

Written By: Amanda Noll and Illustrated By: Howard McWilliam

At first, I certainly thought that “How I Met My Monster” was my favorite. However, after reading through “Are You My Monster?” I found it to be just as entertaining and colorful. The art is phenomenal! Howard McWilliam did an excellent job with making these adorable little creatures come to life. <3

This book is spot on for babies and very young children. It is very well built and put together, just as a board book should be.

These little monster friends are quite comical, and they also, have their own quirky personalities. Charming storyline as Ethan eagerly studies to find the exact match to his stuffed, fury friend. This little boy needs some shut eye. Ethan simply can’t fall asleep without finding his true monster. Truly a light-hearted, delightful book that any young child would love!

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I LOVE MY DRAGON

Written By: Jodi Moore and Illustrated By: Howard McWilliam

This book is adorable and perfect for babies and toddlers. It was inspired by The Exclusive “When a Dragon Moves In.” “I Love My Dragon” is another beautiful and brilliant board book. I LOVE the colors of the pages and the characters! Excellent presentation and a lovable, feel-good story just right for tucking those angel babies in for the night.

*Yawn….Night, Night!! <3 <3

You can visit Flash Light Press on their Facebook Page Here. You can browse these books above as well as others Here.

You can also visit their blog Here.

Thank you so much for reading!! =)

Tammy

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Becoming Jesse – Celebrating The Everyday Magic Of Childhood Review

Becoming Jesse As you know, I’m always delighted to have a fan of my blog get in touch with me about a review. This time, it was a (book review) about childhood, magic and grandmothers. Tom McCandless; (the author’s spouse), was kind enough to email me and invite me to do the review. At the end of his emails was a very small phrase that read, “Light Onthat had me guessing <3

I’ll tell you about the author of this wonderful novel in just a bit. In the meantime, keep the phrase I told you about (above) in your mind as I begin to tell you about Becoming Jesse. 😉

I was so excited when I finally had the package and opened it. I love doing book reviews. Although, this was (sort of) a long book. (317 pages to be exact). I let myself go into a little bit of an overwhelm mode of how I was going to have the time to actually read it. Well, let me tell you that after I dove into it, I MADE TIME to read because I literally could not put it down. LOL

 

Becoming Jesse Was That Good!!

 

We've become a plugged world with our eyes and ears glued to our iPhones, tablets, or what have we; (me included). Why not take a refreshing day from it all and indulge in this delightful gem of a book?!

 

Patsie McCandless

Celebrating The Everyday Magic Of Childhood ~~ Becoming Jesse, was fictionally set in New York City in the 1950s. This charming story borders on five main characters; a six-year-old, orphaned, shiner boy named Jesse, his grandmother Dearie, Billy, Conor, and Jessica.

Early on, determined Jesse set out on a journey of questions. A journey with turns, and sometimes, disappointment. Charm, warmth, Light, thrill-digging imagination, love, kindness and hope takes place as this little boy embraces the unknown.

Becoming Jesse

Jesse follows his grandmother’s life lessons and (Rule Of Tongue) with a loving attitude as the story unfolds. Through sparklers, circles and spirals, mourning, and the spirit of Christmas; and (with) the help of Dearie, he surprises himself with a wonderful, childhood magic and a message-filled guiding light for him AND for everyone around him.

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This book of fiction is not ONLY for grandmothers; but for everyone that reads it. It is a true stepping stone on how to go about life positively and to deal with today’s hardships. All through a 6-year-old boy.
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Not long after production, Becoming Jesse was found on the best seller list and currently has a five-star rating on Amazon.

 

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About The Author: Patsie McCandless successfully wrote and self-published a beautiful, fictional storybook/novel at the age of 70. Patsie is also an award-winning artist and musical composer. In the media, she is featured in TEDx Talk, Saving The Magic of Childhood that focuses on cell phone addiction in children and provides tips on rising above it. Patsie McCandless has also been featured on Positive Talk Radio — Healthy Life.net. (where positive people and radio unite); among other media.

You can find Patsie’s exquisite art on her YouTube Channel and subscribe HERE

You can also find out more about Patsie HERE

Quoted Content From The Book

A snow fall, much like your life, is made up of billions upon billions of glitters

Love and hope often take pleasure in each other

Mad unplugs your energy, your light

Humor and Fun lift the corners of your mouth as they lift the corners of your heart

A bend in a road is never the end of the road, unless you don’t make the turn

You will surely come to know what the above (5) sentences mean if you read the book. <3

 

A Thanksgiving Reading From Patsie

I’ll leave you with one final thought today…

Before You Speak, Let Your Words Pass Through Three Remarkable Gates:

Is it kind? ~~ Is it true? ~~ Is it necessary? (K-T-N)

 

Thank you for reading! =)

iPad Case With Keyboard Review

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I’ll be honest…

 

 

 

I was rather skeptical about trying this iPad case with keyboard out due to reading various mixed reviews. However, I’m satisfied with the product so far. I love the look and feel of it, and it’s in my favorite color too! YES! I love purple. 🙂

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It’s working fine for me. Although, (like anything else), the keyboard came with a (have to get used to) basis. Still, I love it! It’s pretty much like a laptop.

I also like that it’s dust AND spill proof! =)

 

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If you love your iPad and are still looking for that perfect case, this one, (in YOUR color, of course) just may fit the bill. This case is for iPads 2/3/4 and easily connects via Bluetooth. It was quick and easy to purchase, and I received it in 3 days (minus the weekend)!

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I absolutely love this product!

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I’m going to enjoy writing articles with this case and keyboard. It’s perfect for writing!

This Case and Keyboard is a Steal!…Very Reasonably Priced 🙂

You can check out all the details about the New Wireless keyboard leather case for Ipad 2/3 the new iPad with stand-PURPLE if you like.
 

Scrapbooking Your Christian Faith – eBook Review

Scrapbooking Your Christian Faith

Good morning! I was delighted to be given the chance to do a review of Donna Riner Weber’s eBook –
Scrapbooking Your Christian Faith
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First of all, I wanted to say that I love Donna’s video from her website below. It was heartfelt and I wanted to share it with you all to inspire you and to uplift you.

I would recommend this eBook in a heartbeat for anyone that is looking to leave something behind regarding scrapbooking and faith to their family, children, grandchildren, mother, daughter and whomever they wish.

It may be your life’s passion for leaving behind something as beautiful as a personal and spiritual legacy

Scrapbooking Your Christian Faith

Taken straight from Donna herself…

Beginner Scrapbooking Tip for Leaving a Spiritual Legacy
Become a scrapbook missionary—by sharing your Christian
Faith with other people today and other generations tomorrow

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While reading the eBook, I was inspired to begin my own scrapbook for my two grandchildren. However, I’m known for starting craft projects and not finishing them. *Sigh 🙁

I found Donna’s legacy of Scrapbooking Your Christian Faith pleasantly uplifting and incredibly inspirational. What an amazing gift to leave your family members! 🙂

Scripture From Donna

And I am sure that God, who began the good work within you, will continue His work until it is finally finished…
Philippians 1:6 (NLT)

I was raised Pentecostal, so I was brought up knowing Jesus as my Savior. I thought sharing my own story of my spiritual upbringing and my favorite scriptures with my grandchildren would be a phenomenal way I could share my heart and myself with them. 🙂

Scrapbooking Your Christian Faith

The Faithbook Layout Includes 3 Generations

* Donna’s mother
* Donna’s son
* Donna’s granddauther

Donna Riner Weber looks at her Faithbook

Donna has a ton of invaluable tools for you to put together and incorporate thoughtful and beautiful memories in your scrapbook of faith. They are as follows…

* Photos, photos and more photos
* Basic scrapbooking tools
* Picking out the perfect album for your faith book layout and style
* Advice on using page protectors
* Various adhesives for your scrapbook, including permanent or non-permanent
* Offers advice, tips and tools for scrapbook journaling
* Prayer scrapbooking
* Scrapbooking Stories

She also includes four fabulous bonuses in her scrapbooking christian faith eBook

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#1 Bonus – How to do matting
#2 Bonus – How to do paper piecing
#3 Bonus – How to do titles
#4 Bonus – How to add some bling

Scrapbooking Your Christian Faith

Also features: 3 Generations

In addition, Donna Riner Weber has a special section in the book as “her love letter” to her family and grandkids. I thought, “What a lovely gesture and gift to leave your loved ones!” My favorite part! Also, something that I loved about this treasure of an eBook was all the scriptures she includes throughout. In fact, Donna begins her legacy eBook with some extraordinarily, spiritual scriptures….

Dear God,
I ask that you will be with the one who is reading this
book. As she reflects on the moments found within these
examples, would you remind her of the times you have been
there for her?

Heavenly Father, please guide and inspire her to scrapbook
her own message of faith. Help her to create stories, letters,
and prayers that will show your faithfulness to her and her
loved ones.

Please let this book be a tool to help her share her heart
moments of your presence in her life. Lord, guide her mind,
her heart, and her hands as she creates her own scrapbook
of faith.

May her love and faith reach the hearts of her loved ones as
well as those of future generations.
In the powerful name of Jesus, I ask you for those blessings
for my reader.

Amen
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Thankfulness

Taken straight from Donna:

Last on this list but first in my heart—Thanks to:

My God Our Creator and My Lord Jesus Christ
who gives me every happy moment I live
and helps me through every moment I struggle.
Donna’s focus has been reflecting on God’s work as she created her Faith

Scrapbooking Your Christian Faith

To get this delightful eBook, go to http://www.faithbook101.com/

Disclosure Statement: I was compensated for this review. However, my thoughts and opinions expressed are original and in my own words, and of Donna Weber

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You can find Donna below on Facebook and Twitter 🙂

https://www.facebook.com/donna.r.weber.5
https://twitter.com/donnarinerweber

Website Review – Get Them Gifts – Solution For Hassle-Free Holiday Shopping

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Ahh, the holidays are upon us once again!

I absolutely love doing website reviews…this is an excellent one. 🙂

 

 

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? There are many people that gets things rolling very early and have all their gift giving complete and wrapped by now.

I wish I were one of these early birds that’s always one step ahead of all the rest.

There is an easy and hassle-free solution that I personally, just discovered! 🙂

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You can handle all your holiday shopping needs with just a few simple clicks online! Yes! You don’t have to be one of those that are found waiting in a long check-out line 1 or 2 days before Christmas.

However, there ARE SOME that follow tradition and does all their gift giving searches on Christmas Eve. That’s not me…I don’t have the patience for that! All the good stuff is picked over by then, and you probably wouldn’t find the perfect gift for that special person on your list!

I say, “Don’t Chance It!”

For all those that DON’T have that kind of patience, I discovered the perfect solution that can get all your shopping done while in the privacy of your own home. I love the idea of shopping online!

This gem of a gift-giving website has a smart, clever Gift Guide that houses endless categories for finding that specific gift that you just can’t seem to find. Be smart this year, avoid frustration and shop online. You’ll be glad you did! 🙂

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What’s Hot On The Site!

What happens on Christmas Eve usually? Children are often found snooping around when they can’t sleep from the holiday excitement! The living rooms all around the world are filled with the pitter patter of little feet, trying to get a glimpse of Santa!

Get Them Gifts has a special toy section that offers endless toys for all the special children and grandchildren on your list this year!

The owners of this site genuinely saw a need and created a simple solution for easy gift buying without all the HUMBUG!

Get your Gift Buying done early this year on Get Them Gifts!

Straight From The Site

Our database is simple and effective. One page, one button, and endless results.

Sign Up For Weekly Giveaways Here

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Silly, Frilly, Grandma Tillie – Book Review

grandmatillie2I was delighted to get an invite to review the charming book; Silly, Frilly Grandma Tillie. 🙂

Story Published By: Flashlight Press

Written By: Laurie Jacobs

 

 

 

What a clever way to entertain your grandchildren!

 

My first thought while reading the book….
 

#1 As a Grandma, I’m not that good of an actress lol
 

Second thought
 

#2 My grands would see right through me, they are incredibly smart. 🙂
 

However, I will be reading this book to them soon for sure!

 
The Story: A big smile contoured my face when I picked up the book and read it for the first time. This adorable story is about a grandmother who enjoys being silly with various characters to teach and entertain her granddaughters. My favorite character is “Madame Frilly Tillie!” She certainly makes bath time fun. Although, “Chef Silly Tillie” can make an awesome grilled cheese sandwich. 🙂

 

 

Silly, Frilly, Grandma Tillie

I promise, this story will warm your soul and never bore you; as it absorbed my attention to the very last page. It gave me a warm and fuzzy feeling inside! 🙂   

The Book Itself: I found it to be colorful, eyecatching with the vivid choice of graphics and a genuine, captivating story to share with ANY grandchild.   

Oh and, obviously, Grandma Tillie enjoys changing characters and entertaining MORE than knitting! =)    

Watch The Video Below

 

   
 

You can grab this book Here!
 
 

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TwoSees GIVEAWAY By Little Parakeet – (Ends March 10th)

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Little Parakeet, TwoSees By: Dotti Templeton

Moms, Make Life Easier On Yourself AND Baby!
When babies get to around age 3 to 5 months and on up, it can be a challenge to change their diaper…I bet YOU can relate!! I’ve watched my daughter in law change our grandchildren standing up many times!

 

 

A special toy can help considerably when checking diaper and changing, OR SOMETHING ELSE… 🙂

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With TwoSees, life is so much easier on both Mom and baby when just peeking in a diaper for
#2! Yes, TwoSees is the greatest invention ever for JUST THAT LITTLE PEEK FOR POOPS!

What Are TwoSees??

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TwoSees is the version of a onesie with a special and convenient, little rear flap to check baby for poops. With this product, you don’t have to completely undress baby. How clever is that!!! The onesies are super soft, just right for a baby’s skin. Another cool feature is an udjustable neckline, which is a breeze to get on and off.

The video below will shed some light

Video – TwoSees on Sonoran Moms TV

Brand New On The Market

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The TwoSees onesies come in an attractive organza bag. Dotti also includes a “Baby is Sleeping” doorknob hanger as a special, free gift to you. 🙂

Wait, there’s more! In addition, Dotti includes a FREE, bright yellow tote. This tote conveniently serves as a gift bag. A no-brainer for wrapping the gift for that special mom on your list!

TwoSees can be a nice gift for a first-time mom, a daughter, granddaughter, or just a friend. Or perhaps consider this one-of-a-kind product for YOURSELF! Why not, you and baby deserve it! 🙂

VIDEO BY DOTTI BELOW

Little Parakeet — TwoSees

ABOUT DOTTI – For The Most Part – Taken From The Website

Dotti is the creator of TwoSees and the Chief Executive Grandma for Little Parakeet.com. She is a stay-at-home mom, and worked for non-profits, owned a photography business, sold life insurance, among other endeavors over the years. Dotti and her husband Art decided to start the business of TwoSees in 2013.

Their granddaughter Cassidy was the inspiration for the business, and their grandson Ethan was the model.

Moms will Love TwoSees!

You can find Dotti on FaceBook too. 🙂

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The Giveaway Prize

The prize giveaway will be THREE gift TwoSees in an organza bag, in size 6-12 months (OR) 12-18 months. You will also receive the (free) door hanger and tote!

TWO SEES GIVEAWAY

HOW TO WIN

Please Note:The First Three Are Mandatory for Successful Entry or It Doesn’t Count 😉

1. Follow/Like TwoSees on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/TwoSeesbyLittleParakeet

2. Follow my blog Via Networked Blogs – (Middle Column)

3. Make comment….You must introduce yourself and leave your name and email

4. Extra Entry… Tweet giveaway and leave comment with your URL of the tweet — May Tweet Daily Tweet This:

“TwoSees By Little Parakeet Review & Giveaway -(Ends March 10th) #giveaways #reviews #babies #contests http://bit.ly/LjNcBI”

5. Extra Entry… Blog about giveaway and leave comment with your URL of the post

Good Luck!!

Does Not Ship To Canada…SORRY!

This Giveaway Will End On March 10th!
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No Bake Chocolate Cake Pops – Review – Cake It Easy

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This was a FUN one, and I was so delighted to get the chance to do the review! 🙂

Easy DIY Cake Pops Kit

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From Cake it Easy Pops.com

http://cakeiteasypops.com/

These were so fun to make and actually made me want to get back to holiday-mode! lol :p

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In fact, just as I posted on Facebook yesterday, I was singing “Happy Holidays” while making them!

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Below is what the DIY kit includes:

* No Bake Cake Pops Mix in Chocolate
* Rainbow sprinkles
* 10 cake pop sticks
* 10 paper cupcake liners
* A paper mat to work on

Very user-friendly and easy to make, in just 30 minutes!

Note: My batch made 14 🙂

You Will Need a Little Water and Oil

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Instructions On Back Of The Box…How Cool Is That!! 🙂

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Roll ~ Shape ~ Decorate ~ Enjoy!

They really do taste great!!! 🙂

I wish my grandson was a little older to help me make these…would have been so much fun! I’ll have to remember these and order some on the website a couple of years down the road. He will love it!!!

My ONLY recommendation is… Put them in the fridge for about 2 hours, versus 30 minutes before putting the sticks in…as I found them a little too crumbly and easy to fall apart.

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There are more flavors and variations to choose from…

Water can be substituted with cream cheese, frosting, melted butter and many more delicious ingredients. Cake balls can be dipped in some melted chocolate or candy wafers…I know, sounds delish!!

Other choices could be shredded coconut, nuts, cookie crumbs of any kind, chocolate chips and MORE!

TIP: The chocolate balls can be formed into any shape of your choosing…such as hearts, or anything you like. 🙂

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Inside The Box

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My Grandson! Isn’t he handsome?!! 🙂

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Visit Cake It Easy at http://cakeiteasypops.com/

Visit them on Facebook Here

Visit them on Twitter Here

You can also grab them on Amazon!

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Munch Book Review AND Giveaway! 3 Books To Giveaway – US Only

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Fun and learning with children and grandchildren!

Review and Giveaway — Details, Rules and Prizes Below 🙂

First of all, I wanted to say; I genuinely loved the video, (BELOW)! It explains how unique Mathew is with his book creations. He creates his books with toddlers in mind when it comes to how strong they are so that kids can actually have fun with all the pull tabs! These books will not fall apart!

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The books are durable enough so “your child” can read, play and learn all while not having to worry about the books crumbling. Crucial element with these charming collection of fun and educational books.

Your Children Are Going To Love These!

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About The Author

Matthew Van Fleet has been writing and creating books for children for nearly 20 years. These books teach on numbers, shapes, colors, letters and much more! Mathew has sold more than 3 million copies of his books. He resides in New York with his family.

About The Book

This book lined the shelves of stores on August 27, 2013.

Munch is a book that was created for all young children…especially preschoolers. It charmingly explores the various mouths of animals and how they work, and also the sounds they make while eating. All the textures, tabs and movements make it so much fun for little ones! Matthew Van Fleet created this book to delightfully entertain and educate. Munch is perfect for teaching and interacting with those special children and grandchildren! The book WILL NOT disappoint. 🙂

I will personally be snatching a copy of all 3 books displayed above…Munch, Lick and Sniff for my two grandchilden!

Watch The Video!

Giveaway Details

Enter to win a prize pack (3 books) of Matthew Van Fleet’s creations ~~ Munch, Sniff and Lick ~~ All attractively packaged in a boxed set!

Requirement For a Successful Entry — You MUST complete #1

1. Follow this blog via Networked Blogs (middle column), and also by clicking on the subscribe button, (top right button). Then come back and make a comment with an intro.

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2. Briefly describe why your children (or grands) would enjoy this book via a (new) comment.

3. Tweet this giveaway by copy and pasting (the below text) on your Twitter timeline and then come back and make a new comment leaving the Twitter URL of your tweet:

“Enter to #win a prize pack (3 books) of Matthew Van Fleet’s Books – Munch, Sniff & Lick #childrensbooks http://bit.ly/14p1T9x”

4. Blog about this giveaway, and then come back and leave the URL of your blog post…via (new) comment

Important Note:

You can tweet and blog about this review and giveaway as many times as you like 😉

This Giveaway Contest Will Close On 10-18-13

Good Luck! 🙂

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Book Review – My Grandma Lives In Florida

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I was excited to do this book review, and was delighted to receive the actual book…just for posting this review! How awesome is that?!

 
 
 
 
 
 
Award Winning Children’s Book!
MY GRANDMA LIVES IN FLORIDA

 

 

The many rhymes that generously grace the pages of My Grandma Lives In Florida will captivate any child for hours on end! =)

This book is unique…not like all the other “bed time stories for kids” Happy and Entertaining. All moms and grandmas will enjoy reading it to their children and grands!

I thoroughly enjoyed reading it myself! 🙂

What Is The Story?…

A child alligator, from New York City goes to see Grandma in Florida. What a transcendent experience with bonding with Grandma…especially on a beach in Florida! Charming story.

The graphics are exquisitely detailed…all small children will pleasantly be entertained with fun hours of reading. 🙂

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My favorite page is PAGE 4…It says…

“I love my Grandma and Grandma loves me!”
 

 

I used to say this to my grandson (now 3 years old) A LOT. It would make him smile so! I can’t wait to read this entire book to him. 🙂

Your Child Will Definitely Enjoy Hearing The Words Read To Them Over and Over Again! Promise! 🙂

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You can grab this gem of a book Here

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