Thursday, October 19, 2017

2017 Christmas Gift Review & Giveaway - November 19, 2017 - We Wish for a Monster Christmas

I was recently invited by Sterling Children's Books to review some new titles - one sounded so fun I had to accept . . . and I'm so glad I did!

We all know the old Christmas Carol, "We Wish You a Merry Christmas", well . . . the book I'm writing about today is a clever and fun "take" on this old song . . . with the addition of monsters . . . something my grandsons will enjoy for sure!

We Wish for a Monster Christmas 
Author - Sue Fliess
Illustrator - Claudia Ranucci
Publisher - Sterling Children's Books
Ages - 3+

Favorite Features -
  • Wonderful, colorful, full-of-detail illustrations
  • Fun text which you are able to sing to the tune of, We Wish You a Merry Christmas  
  • Fun for Christmas-time and any time!
Sterling Children's Books says; "We wish for a furry monster, A big, hairy, scary monster, Our own stomping, chomping monster, for Christmas this year! Dear Santa: please bring us a MONSTER for Christmas! This hilarious parody of the traditional carol stars two siblings who want something just a little more special than the usual toys for their Christmas gift. Mom and Dad refuse—so they appeal to a higher power: Santa. And since they’ve been good all year, he delivers. But having a monster in the house may not be all it's cracked up to be . . . as the kids discover when he turns their playroom to rubble and causes tons of trouble. Now, what will they do? Delighted readers will sing along with the merry song."

Pure, simple, funny fun - this is a book children - and grandparents (or parents as the case may be) will love and want to read again and again! Absolutely destined to become a family favorite - and loved tradition to read/sing at Christmas!

I am so happy to say, not only did Sterling Children's Books send me one copy of We Wish for a Monster Christmas 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 and would like to enter this drawing for one We Wish for a Monster Christmas which will be on November 19, 2017, please comment below to share who you think will enjoy this book the most in your family . . . other than you! In my family my grandsons are certain to love this book.

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 one 
We Wish for a Monster Christmas 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 think Easton will enjoy this book. He is reading on his own, too! Shared

  2. Oooo this would be perfect! We love monsters in this house AND Christmas :-)

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  4. My 3 year old would like this book!

  5. I think my son would enjoy this book the most in my family. He loves monsters.

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  10. My nephew will love this book
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