Monday, April 2, 2018

Spring Gift Reviews & Giveaway - A Couch for Llama

Okay, they say, "the third time is a charm", so we will try to give this wonderful book away one more time! (I held a giveaway and a second chance giveaway, but both times the winners never claimed the book). So, here goes . . . one more time!

If you have been reading grandma's cookie jar for very long, you know from time to time I'm invited to review new books from several publishers. Today I'm extremely happy once again to let you know about one of these new books - and announce a giveaway for one as well! 

I do have to say, of all the books I've reviewed in the past year - and there have been many which I liked, a lot - this is my very, most favorite! This is a book which I have to say; if you do not win the one I'm giving away, please get one! You - and the littles in your life - will be so glad you did!

A Couch for Llama
Author/Illustrator - Leah Gilbert
Publisher - Sterling Children's Books
Ages - 4+

Favorite Features -

  • This story is so much fun!
  • Illustrations are great - filled with color, detail and , yes, fun!
  • Your family will laugh over this story!
  • The text provides lots of opportunity to read this story with added "fun" - have the children sneak, jump, ignore, baa a hello, etc . . . this is NOT a boring story!
Sterling Children's Books says; "When a family finds a surprising new home for an old couch, a llama becomes the happiest creature of all. The Lago family really loves their couch. It’s perfect for reading, snuggling, playing, and jumping. But all good things must come to an end, and, one day, the family realizes the time has come to replace it. As they drive home with their brand-new bright-red couch, though, it gets knocked off the top of their car into a field . . . where a llama tries to make sense of this new thing. At first confused—It doesn’t talk! It doesn’t taste good! It doesn’t budge!—the llama soon realizes how comfy the couch is and settles right in. Can the family get its furniture back—and keep llama happy, too? Leah Gilbert has written and illustrated a warm picture book which touches both the heart and the funny bone."

I LOVE A Couch for Llama! If you only buy one book this year for the children you love, make it A Couch for Llama! Not only is the story great fun - and it absolutely is - and not only are the illustrations even more fun - and they are (check the inside front and back covers as each of the many illustrations of llama and the couch are different!!!) - but reading this story is a blast! This story will have you - and your grandchildren - laughing, and talking about how you are able to share what you have with someone who will be so happy to have it!

Not only did Sterling Children's Books send me one copy of  A Couch for Llama for me to review, but they are making another available for me to give away (USA only) on May 5, 2018. If you are over the age of 18 and would like to enter this drawing for one A Couch for Llama, please comment below to share what animal you think would make a fun character in a book . . . I am currently a fan of Llamas, after reading A Couch for Llama.

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 
A Couch for Llama 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'd like a book about a tiger, because that's my favorite. But since there's a lot of books about tigers, my second favorite is a penguin. I follow by email and by Facebook. Thanks so much for your giveaways!

  2. I can't think of too many animals not already in a book. How about an anteater!! I follow on Facebook and email.

  3. I think a sloth would be a fun character. I like on facebook and follow by email. Thanks for your giveaways.

  4. Sounds like a cute book! A story about a sloth would be fun!

  5. I think a skunk would be great.

  6. Swear I was an email subscriber but I do follow you on Facebook. A pig would be a great character.

  7. A Meerkat. Following on Facebook, GFC and email. Shared on G+

  8. A purple platypus (the odd duck), would be amazing!

  9. I think a story about a little Black Eyed Junco would really cute.
    -Tina H

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