Friday, March 12, 2010

Enter to win a New Book from Phenix & Phenix publishing! (Review and 3 giveaways!)

I’m Up in a Tree” – My kids and I enjoyed this imaginative story about a little boy who climbed up in a tree, and now cannot get down. Meeting new characters who give their own advice on how he should get down, the little boy must make a big decision. Will he listen to the little cat, or the bird who flies out, or will he wait for his Dad to come to his rescue? The kids and I really enjoyed the rhyming story line, especially my preschooler, because he is totally into rhyming right now.

Mark Alden Johnson’s “I’m Up in a Tree” (Bridgeway Books, January 2010) is a fun way to teach kids early to resist peer pressure and make their own choices. (List Price: $14.95; Reading level: Ages 4-8; Hardcover: 32 pages; Publisher: Bridgeway Books (January 19, 2010); Language: English)
About the Author:

Mark Alden Johnson has been a writer at heart since a very young age. Even as a kid, he would invent imaginative stories and proudly present them to his parents – and anyone else he could find. Johnson started writing children’s stories just for his kids and their friends when they were young, but after he published his first book, Little Fish Lou (Outskirts Press), he knew writing was a passion he wanted to pursue. A native of northern Nevada, Johnson attended West Nevada College, where he took a wide variety of courses. Currently, he works for a local utility company in Dayton, Nev., where he lives with his wife and three kids.

Feeding Penny Pig” – This is a cute story about a grandmother Mimi trying to find the perfect gift to give her grand daughter, Laney. With the choice of a lonely piggy bank, Laney is thrilled to have a new pet to "feed" coins to. Laney is given daily chores from her parents with the reward of payment, so she can feed the hungry Penny Pig. “Feeding Penny Pig” (Mimi’s Funhouse LLC, November 2009), teaches Laney responsibility and the value of earning and saving money, and also that working can be fun! (List Price: $14.95; Reading level: Ages 9-12; Hardcover: 32 pages; Publisher: Mimi’s Funhouse LLC (November 22, 2009); Language: English)

About the Author:
Jeannine Fox, or “Mimi” as her granddaughters call her, is a Certified Financial Planner and Certified Public Accountant. She has been practicing financial planning in the Houston area since 1981. Fox is the branch manager of The Planning Team in Houston and a branch manager and investment advisor representative of NEXT Financial Group, Inc. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in business from the University of Alabama and an MBA with concentrations in finance and accounting from the University of Houston. Fox has also been a featured guest on a variety of radio and television shows, and a contributor for The Money Paper, Southwest Airline’s Spirit magazine, Financial Planner magazine, Senior Spirit and USA Today. She currently lives in Magnolia, Texas, where she enjoys spending time with her family.

How Lil’ Eddie Learns to Read” – This is a great book to introduce reading to your preschooler/kindergartner. There are sections in this book: "Help for parents" which give helpful information on how to work with your kids to help them learn to read.


“How Lil’ Eddie Learns to Read” (Synergy Books, February 2010), is Rima H. Corral's newest children's book. She introduces readers to a little boy named Eddie who receives a book on his third birthday. Inspired by this gift, Eddie decides he wants to learn to read. The book follows Lil’ Eddie and his family as they help him learn to read through books, games and a neighborhood reading club. Corral hopes this book will encourage parents to help their kids learn reading skills before entering kindergarten (List Price: $18.95; Reading level: Ages 9-12; Hardcover: 48 pages; Publisher: Synergy Books (February 2, 2010); Language: English)
About the Author:
Rima H. Corral is a beloved entertainer, as well as creator and producer of the Houston PBS children’s television program, Rima, Fuego and the Children, which airs nationwide. With degrees in music and general education, Rima has more than twenty-five years of experience as an early childhood educator. This is her first children’s book.

Enter to win!!

Phenix & Phenix has offerend to sponsor a giveaway! There will be three winners.

This contest is open to bloggers and non-bloggers of the United States. Contest is open until March 23, 2010. To enter, leave a comment about which book you would like to win. Please list your first choice with each comment.**For extra chances you can: blog this contest, add my button to your site, subscribe to my blog, twitter and/or become a fan on facebook, and/or visit everyday and add another friendly comment about another children's book you enjoy with your kids. Lots of chances to win! Don't forget to put the extra comments for the "extra" work. Good luck!**

This post was written for Phenix & Phenix Publishing who provided the three books for review. I was not compensated in any way except for the complimentary books.

44 comments:

MJ said...

They all sound great but my 1st choice would be "I'm Up in a Tree". This sounds great for my kinder kids!


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Shannon said...

feeding penny although they all look good.

mverno said...

i'd like up in a tree for my grandson
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Ellen C. said...

I think feeding penny pig looks like a fun read. Thanks for the chance.

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cookiert said...

I'd like to win "Feeding Penny Pig" because my son has been very interested in counting up his saved allowance lately. He's a regular Scrooge McDuck!

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Anonymous said...

I would like How Lil Eddie Learns to Read. I think my twins would benefit most from it.

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Kristie said...

I would love "How Lil’ Eddie Learns to Read" for my kiddos!

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Jinxy and Me said...

I like “I’m Up in a Tree” best

Amy said...

I think how lil' eddie learned to read

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bridget3496 said...

I think ym grandson would really enjoy, "Up In A Tree."

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Misusedinnocence said...

My first choice would be I'm Up In A Tree.

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Linda Kish said...

They are all cute but I will say I'm Up In a Tree

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Anonymous said...

I would like Feeding Penny Pig for my daughter.
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Marc said...

My first choice, if lucky enough, would be 'Feeding Penny Pig'.

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Nickolay said...

My daughters first pick is "Feeding Penny Pig"

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Anonymous said...

"How Lil' Eddie Learns To read" would be my choice!

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iggysaysno said...

I would choose I’m Up in a Tree

lknott said...

My first choice is "Feeding Penny Pig". Would love to Win!!!!



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Mattie Cradduck said...

I think i would choose “How Lil’ Eddie Learns to Read”

degood said...

I would choose I'm Up a Tree because I think my four year old son would enjoy it the most.

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I am a blog subscriber.

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barbara said...

Thanks for the great contest!
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susan1215 said...

Feeding Penny Pig would be my first choice

kathy pease said...

id love How Lil’ Eddie Learns to Read

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kezza said...

I'm up in a tree

kerri69 said...

My girls would love the book How Lil Eddie learned to read thay are both learns to read and they would get a kick out of this book

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Linda said...

Our first choice would be I'm Up In A Tree!
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missrantsypants said...

"How Lil' Eddie Learns to Read"...
would be our choice!



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Anonymous said...

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