Monday, February 27, 2017

Birthday Month Giveaway on May 5, 2017 - Thousand Star Hotel

Over the years I’ve been blessed to be able to review quite  few books from Sterling Children’s Books – they recently invited me to review one of their new releases – and I’m very happy to share it with you today . . . and announce a giveaway for one as well!

Thousand Star Hotel
Authors – Okee Dokee Brothers
Illustrator - Brandon Reese
Publisher - Sterling Children's Books
Ages - 4+

Favorite Features -
  • Fun re-telling of the old story - The Fisherman and His Wife
  • Wonderful, colorful illustrations
  • Includes a CD with 1 fun songs for children and a dramatized reading of the story
Sterling Children’s Books says; “The Grammy®-winning Okee Dokee Brothers create a fanciful story—inspired by the folktale “The Fisherman and His Wife”—about the things we wish for . . . and the things we really need. Once upon a time there were two muskrats who lived in a cabin near a big old river. Mr. Muskrat dreamt of catching enough fish to make them rich; Mrs. Muskrat was happy if they caught enough for a good supper.’ Then, one day, they reel in a giant golden catfish who promises to grant their wish if they set him free. The two muskrats agree to let the fish off the hook and he does keep his word . . . but in a most unexpected and magical way.

My grandsons enjoyed Thousand Star Hotel – they thought the ending was wonderful in how the muskrats actually ended up with what they really wanted – and learned to be thankful!

I’m very happy for the opportunity to be able to give away one copy of  (USA only)! If you are over the age of 18 and would like to enter this drawing for Thousand Star Hotel - which will be on May 5, 2017, please comment below to tell me one of your favorite folk-tales – for me . . . since I grew up in apple country . . . I have always liked Johnny Appleseed.

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). This will help me be able to draw names from among people who would like to win Thousand Star Hotel 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. I love the rhythm and repetition of "This is the House that Jack Built." This sounds like a book with a great moral. I follow on Facebook, Google, and through my Feedly reader instead of e-mail.