Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Review and Giveaway!!! A Perfect Pet for Peyton

CONGRATS to Monica!! Winner of our Giveaway!

I think I first learned about the 5 love languages three for four years ago, as I was searching for ways to help MiniMe adjust to our move. I got a book about love languages out of the library and gleaned some great tips. So, when I was given the chance to review, The Five Love Languages of Children (that review, and a GIVEAWAY is coming soon!) AND a children's book about the love languages, both by Gary Chapman, I jumped at the chance.

I have to admit, I didn't even read the description of A Perfect Pet for Peyton before I signed up for this review. I knew I wanted to review the Five Love Languages, and my kids love books, so sure, I'm always up for reviewing a good kids' book! 

So I was THRILLED to see just what an AWESOME book this was when it came! This is not your typical picture book! The pictures aren't just PICTURES!!! Every page has something to look for, or something else fun to do, plus the story is great! Even my "we're too old for picture books" 9-year-olds loved it, and happily listened to it a second time!

The story is about twins who go to Mr. Chapman's "Perfect Pet Pal Emporium" for their birthday party. As they visit the petting zoo, aquarium, etc etc etc, and have their party, the book shows how each of the children at the party shows their love for their friends in different ways. At the end of the party Mr. Chapman presents each child at the party with a new pet that is perfectly matched to that child's love language. 

MiniMe is completely enthralled with the concept of Love Languages, and HER primary love language(s). Sassy, not-so-much, but both enjoyed the story and figuring out each of the character's love language. The concept of love languages was, naturally, over Little Bit's head, but she loved the pictures and being able to find things in the pictures. So this book was an all-around hit!!!

It was a great way to open dialogue with the older girls about not only accepting love, but showing love to others in a variety of ways to meet everyone's needs. The back of the book includes some questions to help parents and children determine each child's love language.


Not only did I get a copy of this great book, I get to give a copy of this book to one of you too!! Woo-hoo!! If you have children 3-10, you WANT this book!! 

So leave a comment on this post (mandatory first entry) for your chance to win!

The fine print:  Giveaway open to U.S. addresses only. Only comments on this blog count, if you are reading this in a reader or on facebook, please click through to my actual blog. Giveaway ends at 10pm  edt next Thursday, April 12. If you do not provide me with an, easy-to-determine method of contacting you, I will choose a different winner.If I don't hear back from the winner within 2 days, I will choose a new winner.

After you have done the mandatory first entry, you may earn additional entries by doing any or all of the following (leave a separate comment for each entry): 
  • Follow my blog in Linky Followers (see sidebar) - 2 entries for this
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  • Like Gary Chapman on facebook.
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  • Follow Gary Chapman on Twitter
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Penny B said...

OOH OOH OOH - I want a free book!
Seriously, that looks pretty cool!

Monica said...

I love Gary Chapman's books on love languages! And we're getting ready for a big move, too, so this would be perfect! Thanks for the chance! :)

Penny B said...

I liked you on Facebook too.
I want give-away!

Monica said...

Followed with Google Friend Connect :)

Monica said...

Liked Gary Chapman on facebook :)

Monica said...

Liked your blog on facebook :)

Monica said...

Followed Gary Chapman on twitter ;)

Monica said...

Followed you on twitter :)

Monica said...

LinkyFollowed you :)

Anonymous said...

We are about to get a pet! Evonne Mandella

Monica said...

Wahoo!!! Can't wait to get it! Thanks!! :)

WilsonW said...

Thanks so much for reviewing my book! I'm so glad you liked it!

-Wilson W, Jr.