Thursday, October 15, 2015

Special Christmas Giveaway on November 17,2015 - Two Monster Books!

I have always loved books, so I'm very happy to see how much my grandsons enjoy books as well! When I was recently invited by Sterling Publishing to review some new "monster" books they are releasing, I knew my grandsons would enjoy the stories, so I said I'd be happy to take a look at them. 

Today I'm sharing my review of two of the books with you - and announcing a special giveaway for both books!

Monster Trouble!
Author - Lane Fredrickson 
Illustrator - Michael Robertson
Publisher - Sterling Children's Books
Ages - 4-8

Mind Your Monsters
Author - Catherine Bailey
Illustrator - Oriol Vidal
Publisher - Sterling Children's Books
Ages - 4-8

Favorite Features -
  • Two fun "monster" stories children will enjoy!
  • Monster Trouble! is a fun story about a girl who has a "monster" problem to solve! Children will love how she solves her, "Monster Trouble"!
  • Encourages reading, problem solving and fun!
  • Colorful and interesting illustrations.
  • Mind Your Monsters is a fun book which reminds children to mind their manners and shows how important good manners are!
  • Encourages conversations about manners.
  • Great illustrations!
Sterling Children's Books says; "Nothing frightens Winifred Schnitzel—but she DOES need her sleep, and the neighborhood monsters WON'T let her be! Every night they sneak in, growling and belching and making a ruckus. Winifred constructs clever traps, but nothing stops these crafty creatures. What's a girl to do? (Hint: Monsters HATE kisses!) The delightfully sweet ending will have every kid—and little monster—begging for an encore." and "Vampires and werewolves and zombies—oh my! It's a monster invasion, and the stinky-smelling creatures are destroying Wally's peaceful little town. They scare the children, knock over the lampposts, and make a mess of everything. And no one can stop them—until, fed up, Wally says . . . the magic word, 'PLEASE.' Learning good manners has never been as monstrously fun!"

I found both of these stories to be unique, fun and a great opportunity to talk with children about important things like being afraid, solving problems and manners! I'm very happy to say not only did Sterling Children's Books send these books for me to review, but they are making an additional copy of each available for me to give away (USA only)! If you live in the USA, are over the age of 18 and would like to be included in this giveaway, which will be on November 17, 2015, please comment below to tell me if you were to make up a monster, what it would look like and what its name would be - my monster would be ginormous, humongous, have lots of bushy hair . . . blue with orange and red spots, three eyes and a big smile, because it would have to be friendly! It would probably be named, George - my grandsons name all creatures in our stories, "George"!

In addition if you have followed on Google Friend Connect, followed by liking on facebook with the tab in the "Find us on Facebook" box ON THE BLOG or at this link (not just liking the post) and/or have followed grandma's cookie jar by email you will receive one entry for each of these which you have done
. Plus, if you "share" this post, you'll receive another entry (please let me know if you share on facebook, and/or google +, and or twitter as you will be able to receive one entry for each of these which you use to share). This will help me be able to draw names from among people who would like to win Monster Trouble! and  Mind Your Monsters as the winner will receive both books 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!  


  1. My monster would have to be purple. He would look like a dragon with wings and a long tail. He would be furry and have pretty blue eyes. He would be as big as a grizzly bear, but as friendly as a teddy bear. Thanks so much for the chance to win these! I follow on Google+, Facebook, and e-mail. I have shared on FB. Blessings to you Lynda!

  2. My monster would be with purple fur and funny teeth but would act like a dog. lol

  3. I follow via Google Friend Connect

  4. Shared on twitter.

  5. My monster would be pink and have lots of hair.

  6. My monster would be tall and cuddly! Soft and squishy with red and yellow stripes! He would have a big smile.