Monday, August 8, 2016

If a T. Rex Crashes Your Birthday Party . . . And, I'm Giving One Away!

I have three grandsons - and their birthdays are in July, August and September, so for three months we are very focused upon birthday parties, birthday gifts and birthday dinner menus (birthday people get to pick their own menu . . . Shane, just turned three and the one with the most recent birthday, chose chicken, biscuits, fruit, donuts, Cheetoes and cake for his birthday - can you tell a three-year old chose the menu!).

So, when I was invited to review a new picture-story book from Sterling Children's books which combined a T-rex and a birthday party, I had to say, "Yes!" I'm very happy to share it with you today . . . and announce a giveaway as well!

If a T. Rex Crashes Your Birthday Party
Author - Jill Esbaum
Illustrator - Dasha Tolstikova
Publisher - Sterling Children's Books
Ages - 4-7

Favorite Features -
  • Fun idea for a book - a T-rex crashes your birthday party . . . what happens next?
  • Playful illustrations will get children's attention.
  • Fun for a birthday gift, or just for the pure enjoyment of reading/hearing a well-created story!
Sterling Children's Books says; "You never know what will happen when a T. Rex crashes your birthday party. Sure, you'll be super excited when he turns up at your door. But then he’ll stomp. He’ll ROAR. He’ll look at you as if he’s wondering how you taste with a little mustard. In the end, though, you just may find yourself asking him to come back next year! This delightfully whimsical picture book has a fun twist children will love."

I enjoyed If a T. Rex Crashes Your Birthday Party - and know my grandsons will think it is pretty funny, too! I'm very happy to say, not only did Sterling Children's Books send me one copy of If a T. Rex Crashes Your Birthday Party at no cost for review, but they are making another available for me to give away (USA and Canada only). If you live in the USA or Canada, are over the age of 18 and would like to be in the drawing, which will be on August 22, 2016, please comment below to let me know a dinosaur you might like to see . . . if it could not eat you!!! I think it would be cool to see a real Stegosaurus!

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 If a T. Rex Crashes Your Birthday Party and it gives you several ways to enter the give-away!


  1. I would like to see a Raptor. Following on Google+/Google Friend Connect/Facebook as Shakeia Rieux and email subscriber

  2. A brontosaurus would be great to see!

  3. ...followed by email too!

  4. I would like to see a Pterodactyl! Liked on Facebook. Thanks for the chance!

  5. I would like to see a triceratop. I follow on Facebook and email.

  6. It sounds like a fun book. I would like to see a Tyrannosaurus Unwrecks who would clean up after accidents and mishaps. I subscribe to your email. Thanks.