Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Pretty Please Press Children's Books Review & {Giveaway}


Every child needs someone to ready to them. Every child needs some great books. I truly believe this. I am an educator and a lover of books. I especially love children's books.

I received four great books from Pretty Please Press recently. "Bella Basset Ballerina," "The Scritchy Little Twitchell Sisters," "Kick Block Punch," and "Pynx."

"Bella Basset Ballerina" is about a dog who doesn't know her place in life. She was not created to be a ballerina dog, but she's not about to let that stop her.

"The Scritchy Little Twitchell Sisters" can be summarized in about two words...sibling rivalry. Two sisters cannot get along no matter what their parents try, so when the chance to profit off their "show" of dis-affection things change.

For kids who are into Karate and other things, "Kick Block Punch" is perfect for them. A little boy wants to earn his black belt now, but he soon learns that good things come to those who practice and wait.

"Pynx" is a unique story about a strange creature that finds itself in a new world. It just can't fit in and the other creatures want to drive it away. The Pynx has yet to prove it's worth.

These books were all really fun to read. My favorite was "The Scritchy Little Twitchell Sisters". I can probably relate so well to this since I'm the oldest of three sisters myself. There were many times we didn't get along, but it was nothing compared to the Twitchell Sisters. They are serious trouble! And I'm glad for a company who cares about children and them learning. Reading to your kids is so very important!

From the company:
Pretty Please Press was created with the idea that reading to your children will help establish good communication between parents and children. Many education and parenting experts stress that reading to or with children is one of the most important things parents can do to make sure kids stay on the right track. Reading together during elementary school years helps parents and children bond as a family. Opening up lines of communication with kids early in life will encourage them to talk to you later, when big “character issues” arise. In addition, we provide free educational downloads including Vocabulary Building Cards, Concept Building Cards, and Character Building Lesson Plans.

Buy It: Pretty Please Books are available on their website at a 20% discount. They also have a buy 3 books, get 1 free offer available there. This offer will expire on Dec. 31, 2009.

Win It: I have one (1) copy of each book, "Bella Basset Ballerina," "The Scritchy Little Twitchell Sisters," "Kick Block Punch," and "Pynx", to give to one of you lucky readers.

To Enter: Go to Pretty Please Press and let me know which book you like best. Be sure to include your e-mail address, so I can contact you when you win. (If I can't find an e-mail or don't already have it, I will draw a new number for the winner.)

Extra Entries: If you'd like to, you may earn extra entries for doing each of the following. Be sure to leave a separate comment for each. You must do the above (main) entry first, then you can do these others.

*Post about the giveaway on your blog and leave the link here. (2 entries)
*Post about the giveaway on Twitter and leave the link here. **You may do this once each day for unlimited entries until the contest ends.**
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*Enter one of my other giveaways, then come back here and let me know which one you entered. You may do this for one extra entry.

This giveaway is open now through Monday, November 23rd. I will draw a winner on Tuesday, November 24th.

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*A product was received for the purpose of this review.*

82 comments:

AStarrA said...

I know my daughter would flip over Bella Basset Ballerina, she adores dogs/puppies :)
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Tracy said...

Bella Basset Ballerina!

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rubynreba said...

I would like Phynx.
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I entered the Holiday Collection DVD giveaway.
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joeandbridge said...

I love the Bella Basset Ballerina for my 3 girls and Pynx for my son! I love these books!
Thanks for the giveaway!
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haydensmommy05 said...

I know my daughter would love the Bella Basset Ballerina. She just started dance this year so I think the stroy and the moral would be great for her!!
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Anonymous said...

my little girl loves books and I now work at a day care so these will be great for my class Tracy tlw0279@gmail.com

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judybrittle said...

I think The Scritchy Little Twitchell Sisters sounds like a really fun book. They all sound great! Thank you!
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judybrittle said...

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I'm a follower.

judybrittle said...

I entered your Art House DVD giveaway.

Jana said...

My girl would love the Bella Ballerina or Twitchell Sisters books - she is such a girly girl!

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I'm a follower.

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I entered the Thomas Holiday DVD giveaway.

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Katrina said...

I would like: Kick Block Punch

we love to read here...I am a librarian :)

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AStarrA said...

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Jake Lsewhere said...

Pynx looks like a good book, please enter me into this drawing for it.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
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Jake Lsewhere said...

I'm a follower via Friend Connect.

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judybrittle said...

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Deb K said...

My favorite is the The Scritchy Little Twitchell Sisters~and I am sure that my granddaughter would agree :)

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Jake Lsewhere said...

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judybrittle said...

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