Monday, April 27, 2015

birthday month give-away - How Penguin Says, "Please!"

If you have been reading grandma's cookie jar for very long, you know I am often invited to review books - especially storybooks for children. I review - and give away - many wonderful children's books each year, but occasionally I receive a book which is just so cute, so fun and engages my grandsons right away; How Penguin Says, "Please!" is one such book and I am truly delighted to share it with you. 

How Penguin Says, "Please!"
Author - Abigail Samoun
Illustrator - Sarah Watts
Publisher - Sterling Children's Books
Ages - 2-4

Favorite Features -
  • Fun book teaches children how to say, "please" in eight languages (including English - also, French, Russian, Egyptian, Indian, Chinese, Japanese and Spanish)
  • Excellent and interesting illustrations
  • Sturdy board book - will hold up to little hands 
  • Encourages an interest in learning other languages
  • Includes info on how to pronounce "please" in each language
Sterling Children's Books says; "Por favor, s'il vous plaĆ®t, ching: this adorable board book teaches preschoolers how to say “please” in seven languages! Join Penguin as she enjoys pastries in France, explores the Hermitage in Russia, sees Mount Fuji in Japan and the Pyramids in Egypt, buys fish in China, sips chai in India, visits relatives in Argentina—and remembers her manners everywhere she goes! Each “please” word is translated and has a pronunciation guide, and an illustrated map follows Penguin's travels round the world."

When How Penguin Says, "Please!" arrived, the boys were at my house, so they opened the package. Josiah sat right down and started reading it to his brothers. As each country and "please" in each language was read, Caleb also had to say, "please" in the appropriate language and name the country as well! This book had their attention from the start and left them wanting more! A book which had a six and three year old to be so interested in learning something - in this case other languages - is definitely a book worth having available for them to learn from! I loved the illustrations and the boys found the world map at the end of the book very interesting as well! 

As you read How Penguin Says, "Please!" with your grandchildren, consider involving them in praying for the people in other countries and for missionaries to teach them about Jesus!

I'm so happy Sterling not only sent How Penguin Says, "Please!" for me to review, but they are making another available for me to give away (USA only)! The give-away will be on May 28, 2015, so if you are over the age of 18 and would like to be in the drawing for How Penguin Says, "Please!", please comment below to let me know if you have, or any of your family members have traveled to other places in this big world. I have traveled in many of the States here in the US and to Canada, but my children have also traveled to Mexico, Costa Rica, the Bahamas, England, France, Spain, Italy, Greece, the Island of Rhodes, Turkey, Nepal and Thailand. 

In addition, you will receive additional entries if you have followed on Google+, Google Friend Connect, followed 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
 How Penguin Says, "Please!" and it gives you several ways to enter the give-away!


  1. I have traveled in the U.S., Canada, and to Germany.

  2. I have never traveled out of the United States, I hope to though
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  3. I follow on Facebook, email subscriber and on GFC

  4. I've been to Italy and Canada.