Sunday, January 20, 2013

The American Girl Doll giveaway - 2/19


This is a FUN giveaway for the little girl in ALL of us! 223 Bloggers have joined together to celebrate The American Girl Dolls and just in time for Valentine's Day or Easter with not 1 giveaway but 2! 

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We are happy to bring you this great giveaway.

The American Girl Doll giveaway.
Jan 20 to Feb. 19, 2013

We will have two winners.

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Winner number one will get:
Doll + Starter Collection.  
Winner gets to choose skin color, hair color and eye color.  
Value $120.

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Winner number two will get:

One American Girl Doll with the box.  
Winner gets to choose which doll they want.
Value $105.

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Winners will need to choose their prizes from American Girl Doll website.

Winner can not change prize for any other American Girl Product.

To be part of this giveaway you need to be 18 years or older.
This giveaway is only for US residents.

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Monday, January 14, 2013

Candle Bible for Kids Blog Tour

Candle Bible for Kids
Toddler Edition
by Juliet David

ISBN: 978-1-85985-939-1
$ 8.99 (hardback)

About the book:
The successful Candle Bible for Kids with the distinctive art style of Jo Parry, is now available in a version specially written for younger readers. The Candle Bible for Kids, Toddler Edition features simplified text by Juliet David, as well as a smaller size and fewer stories, which makes it an ideal introduction for younger readers. Sure to be a family favorite.

My thoughts:
This cute little Bible has already been claimed by one of the little 3 year olds in my daycare and she's pretty adament that "it's mine"! She carries it everywhere. I think I'm going to have to let her take this one home with her to keep she loves it that much. The Bible has a nice soft cushy hard cover (if that makes sense) and the pages inside contain a quick 5-7 page story with pictures on all the pages. The pictures are darling and really caught Sierra's attention and she loves to just thumb through the bible. 

There are 14 Old Testament stories and 22 New Testament stories and I love how all the "important" stories of the Bible are included. I've reviewed other books for toddlers and preschoolers and have noticed how certain stories are not included such as the crucifiction, the resurrection and the ascention into heaven. Those are the basics to Christianity along with the birth of Jesus, God creating the world, Joseph and Samuel. So, I was very pleased to see the following lineup included in the index:

Old Testament:
God makes the world, In the garden, Noah builds an Ark, Abraham finds a new home, Joseph and his brothers, A baby in a basket, Moses leads his people, A great city collapses, God speaks to Samuel, The shepherd and the giant, The wisest king, God feeds Elijah, Daniel and the lions, Jonah runs away

New Testament:
The angel's news, The shepherds' story, Visitors for baby Jesus, Lost and found, John baptizes Jesus, Jesus picks his team, Jesus teaches his friends, Jesus teaches his followers to pray, The big picnic, Jesus helps a little girl, Jesus heals a sick man, Jesus ends a storm, The loving father, The good shepherd, The helpful stranger, The story of two houses, Jesus visits a tax man, Jesus rides into Jerusalem, A special meal, the saddest day (crucifiction), Jesus is alive!, Jesus returns to his Father.

I was thrilled with the whole layout of the Bible. It's set up just like a "real" bible with a presentation page at the front, an actual index and scriptural references with each story and yet it's small enough for a Toddler or Preschooler to carry around with them and for mom to keep in the diaper bag. 

This would make a great bible for everyday use with your toddler or preschooler. Consider purchasing it just because, for Birthday presents, Easter gifts, etc.... @ $8.99 on Amazon it's a great price to get "just because". =D Click here to order.

About the authors: 
Juliet David has written many children's stories and Bible activity books. Her other interests include painting, music, and traveling to Israel and other Bible lands. This experienced author lives in London with her family. 

Jo Parry trained at Bournemouth Arts Institute before becoming a full-time artist. She illustrates mainly greetings cards, fine art, and children's books, adapting her fun, colorful style to each of these genres. She creates her characteristic style using an Apple Mac, and is fulfilling a life-long dream working as an illustrator. Jo lives in Bournemouth, on England's south coast.  

Disclaimer: I received this book for free from Kregel Publications for this review. I was not required to have a positive review and no money exchanged hands.