Saturday, September 6, 2014

grandma's bookshelf - Twelve Dancing Unicorns - I'm Giving One Away!

I am very happy today to share a new book with you which is based on the Grimm’s fairy tale “The Twelve Dancing Princesses.” . . . Twelve Dancing Unicorns! This lovely book not only has beautiful pictures, but the story is one of giving up something you love to help someone else; a powerful and important message for our grandchildren to learn!

Twelve Dancing Unicorns
Author - Alissa Heyman
Illustrator - Justin Gerard
Publisher - Sterling Publishing
Ages - 4-7

Favorite Features -
  • Powerful, and important message about giving up something you love to help someone else
  • Beautiful illustrations
  • Story will have children waiting to see what happens
  • Provides opportunities to talk with your grandchildren/children about what they might choose if they could have anything and to engage them in thinking and talking about what the girl chose as well as how they might choose to give up something they want to help someone else
Sterling Children's Books says; "Enchanting illustrations combine with a whimsical narrative to tell the tale of a young girl’s determination to help her unicorn friends. Every morning, the king wakes to find his twelve unicorns—his most prized possessions—lying with the chains which are meant to restrain them in pieces. Unable to figure out where his unicorns escape to each night, he offers a reward to whoever can discover their secret. In an attempt to help the unicorns, who always seem so sad cooped up in the gardens each day, a little girl sets out to find the answer, but she’ll have to be very brave to accomplish what even the king’s guards could not. Twelve Dancing Unicorns is full of magic and mystery, with dazzling full-page illustrations which will captivate children from the start."

I really enjoyed this book Twelve Dancing Unicorns! The story is told well, leaving those reading or listening to it wondering what will happen next and what the little girl will choose! The illustrations are beautiful and full of color; they bring the story to life in a lovely way! Twelve Dancing Unicorns is sure to become a favorite story and is likely to get a lot of "read time" at your house!

I'm very happy to say, not only did Sterling Children's Books send me a copy of Twelve Dancing Unicorns 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, live in the USA and would like to be included in this give-away, which will be on September 20, 2014, you may enter by commenting below to tell me how you might help your grandchildren/children learn about giving up something of their own - their money, time or a toy - to help someone else. I'm involving my grandsons in choosing some of their toys to give to a local charity and having them earn money to help buy things to put in the boxes for Operation Christmas Child and to send bunnies to needy families through Gifts of Hope.

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 Twelve Dancing Unicorns 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! 

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10 comments:

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  6. We have our boys give their time to help others. We shop for school supplies, food and christmas presents for our local mission and we do the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. We have also delivered meals to shut ins from church.
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  9. Each year my family selects a way to help others that my children can connect with. We then brainstorm what we can do, how it can help, and execute our plan.
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    Thank you for the chance. This looks like a book my daughter would love to learn from!

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