Saturday, November 9, 2013

Special Christmas Give-Away - Brownie Groundhog and the Wintry Surprise!

One of the books I reviewed in the first year of grandma's cookie jar was Brownie Groundhog and the February Fox. I said, "Enjoyable story about a clever groundhog and a hungry fox . . . I like how they end up friends and enjoy cocoa and cinnamon toast together! Children are sure to be delighted with this little groundhog and identify with the fox who keeps 'missing' mealtime! Brownie is a smart little groundhog - she uses her 'wits to keep a fox from making her his breakfast in this story about being patient, sharing and making an unlikely friend!" 

So, I'm very delighted for the opportunity to share another story about Brownie Groundhog and her friend the Fox!

Brownie Groundhog and the Wintry Surprise
Author - Susan Blackaby
Illustrator - Carmen Segovia
Publisher - Sterling Children's Books
Ages - 3+

Favorite Features -
  • The return of Brownie and the Fox
  • Fun illustrations!
  • Sweet story about missing and surprising a friend
  • Provides opportunities to talk with children about what they can do to pleasantly surprise a friend!
What happens when your friend is ready to hibernate and nap for the winter? Well, in the case of the Fox, he is sad because he knows he will miss his friend, Brownie! When he and Bunny - a new friend - decide to borrow Brownie's scarf; since she won't need it, after all, they end up with a wheelbarrow full of things they can use for a wonderful, wintry surprise!

When you read this book with your grandchildren, talk about what you can do to decorate and plan a wonderful, wintry surprise for a friend or family member! For additional fun, take pictures of your planning and preparing and presenting your surprise and then make your own "book" with the pictures! Enjoy!

I'm very happy Sterling Children's Books not only sent me one Brownie Groundhog and the Wintry Surprise to review, but they are making one available for me to give away (USA only)! If you are 18 and older and would like to be in this drawing which will be on November 15, 2013, all you have to do is at least one of the following: follow on Google+, Google Friend Connect, follow 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 Brownie Groundhog and the Wintry Surprise and it gives you several ways to enter the give-away!


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