Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Special Birthday Give-Away - Puddle Pug!

I love picture books and I love stories which are cute and fun; so when an author and illustrator are successful at combining these, I'm a happy grandma! Plus, when they also include a point and message, well, then I'm a very happy grandma! I can assure you I am a very happy grandma after reviewing a new book from Sterling Publishing . . . and am happy to share it with you today!

Puddle Pug
Author - Kim Norman
Illustrator - Keika Yamaguchi
Publisher - Sterling Children's Books
Ages - 4 - 7

Favorite Features -
  • Cute characters - Percy the Puddle Pug, Mama Pig and baby pigs
  • Sweet illustrations - children will love this book just for the illustrations!
  • Story with a strong message about being willing to make room for new friends and helping others who may not have welcomed you as a friend!
Sterling Children's Books says, "Whether you are a child, a parent, or just a regular dog lover, you are going to fall in love with Puddle Pug, the latest picture book by children’s author Kim Norman. 'Blue puddles, dew puddles, thick as turtle stew puddles . . .' Percy the Pug loves puddles of all sorts, but every one he finds is lacking. He soon realizes what is missing when he comes across a big, muddy puddle which is home to three friendly piglets and their mother. But Mama Pig is quite adamant this puddle is for pigs only, and Percy’s clever attempts to enter are all foiled. How will Percy ever find a way to play with his new friends in the perfect puddle? With adorable illustrations by the talented Keika Yamaguchi, this story of a determined puppy in search of friendship is a truly touching tale which will leave readers of all ages smiling long after the last page is turned."

I completely agree! Puddle Pug is a touching tale and it will leave readers of all ages smiling! My grandson, Caleb, loves this story . . . of course, he loves to splash and stomp in puddles, himself and he loves dogs, so a story which combines these two, "loves", well, it is sure to be a hit with him! 

I love how this sweet story gives me opportunities to talk with my grandsons about how they can be friends to others; even others who may not treat them as friends! I am so very happy to say, not only did Sterling Children's Books send me one copy of Puddle Pug for me to review, but they are making another available for me to give away (USA only)! If you are over the age of 18 and would like to be in the drawing for Puddle Pugwhich will be on May 22, 2014, you may enter by commenting below to tell about a time when you and your grandchildren/children played in puddles! Last Summer during our Four Days of Fun, my grandsons made their own puddles with the garden hose and they had great fun splashing - and spraying each other! I had great fun watching them!

Additional entries in this give-away are available if you follow on Google+, Google Friend Connect, follow by liking on facebook with the tab at this link (not just liking the post) and/or have followed grandma's cookie jar by email. For each of these which you have done you will receive one entry. In addition, if you "share" this post, you'll receive an additional entry (please let me know if you share!) This will help me be able to draw names from among people who would like to win Puddle Pug and it gives you several ways to enter the give-away! Thank you for reading grandma's cookie jar and for sharing it with the people you know!

21 comments:

  1. My grandkids had fun jumping in puddles their Aunt Carol made with the hose on a hot July day. I follow non th and email.

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    1. Grandchildren and garden hoses on hot days are definitely a recipe for fun and wonderful memories! Thank you for reading grandma's cookie jar :-)

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  2. Last time we played in the puddles was two weeks ago when we got a lot of rain in Atlanta. We let my grandsons put their rain boots on and boy did they have fun splashing!

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    1. My grandsons look for the puddles after a rain storm! So much fun! Thank you for reading grandma's cookie jar :-)

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  8. We just played in puddles on Tuesday! My daughter loves jumping around in puddles "just like Peppa Pig!"

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    1. There's plenty of good reason to love jumping around in puddles! Thank you for reading grandma's cookie jar :-)

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  9. This sounds like a sweet story my kids would enjoy
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    1. It is very cute and a lot of fun! Thank you for reading grandma's cookie jar :-)

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  11. My son loves to jump in puddles anytime he can.

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    1. Children usually do - maybe we adults should as well . . . children do tend to laugh and smile a lot while jumping in puddles! Thank you for reading grandma's cookie jar :-)

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