Thursday, September 24, 2009

Snuggle-Me Stories Review and Giveaway!

I was recently given the opportunity to review 2 new books from Sandra Magasmen. Of course, you say book, I am going to want to review it. My children LOVE books and these are no exception! No sooner did they arrive on my doorstep than did my children take off with them, each claiming one for themselves. Seth owns the monkey now and Amelia has the bear. When Libby is lucky enough to sneak one of them away from the big kids, she is in heaven.

It's not just the toys though, the books are so sweet. My Little Monkey & Little Bear Hugs are the newest additions to Sandra Magsamen's award winning Snuggle-Me Stories series.
Featuring a small fleece blanket with an attached plush monkey and teddy bear, babies and loved ones will love to read and play along with the sweet rhyming story, which delivers heartfelt sentiments of love. With playful words and illustrations, these titles are sure to become a favorite for cozy shared lap time reading.


The Author, Sandra Magsamen, is an artist, mom, author of Living Artfully and creator of the Messages From the Heart brand. She designs gifts and ideas that encourage us to live with heart. Sandra Magsamen lives with her family in the Maryland town in which she grew up.

So, I told you my kids love the plush lovies that come with it and the stories, but what do I think? I think these stories are just so sweet. The sentiments, such as "you make me laugh all day and night" and "you're my precious gift sent from above" are more than just words, it is the thoughts and feelings of every parent.

The only part of the book that I didn't like was that the back page where the doll attaches is taller than the rest of the book. Makes it a little awkward to put away, but really? when it's a great book, I'll take it!

I want to give TWO lucky readers this prize pack!! How to enter you ask? Well, leave me a comment telling me your favorite kids book.

You can gain other entries by doing any of the following and leaving me a comment for each one.

1. Tweet it
2. Blog it
3. Link to this on your Facebook page

Contest will close on Wednesday October 7th at 8 pm MST. So, enter, tell your friends and win a great book set either for yourself or a friend!!!

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kim, I think my most favorite childrens books are "I Love You Forever" and "The Rainbabies". Do you know if the Sandra Magsamen books at the library?
Make it a great day.

Tina Buckner

Tiffany said...

entered a link on my facebook!!

Christi said...

Oh my! Picking my favorite childrens book is like trying to pick my favorite child. There are so many. My all time favorite is: All the Places to Love by Patricia Maclachlan. It is beautifully illustrated and written. But my current favorite childrens book is Russell the Sheep. It's just fun. :)

p.s. I am going to link it to facebook tomorrow - I just had a new niece so I have to keep that info up for a bit. But I will tweet about it today. (I am onhertiptoes on twitter).

artofinvisibility said...

Oh, I'm a children's librarian and am surrounded with fabulous children's books all day long! *heaven* Some of the favorites are Grumpy Bird by Jeremy Tankard, Ugly Fish by Kara LaReau and anything by Karma Wilson, Mem Fox or Mo Willems.

Barb said...

Selecting just one book would be very difficult, but the one that my kids loved and had their grandma read over and over again is Green Eggs and Ham.

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Barb said...

I tweeted about this giveaway:
http://twitter.com/pine1211/status/4360238264

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Barb said...

I linked to this on my Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/posted.php?id=1244358958&share_id=143952896314&comments=1#s143952896314

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Stacy said...

I have so many favorite kids books! We love Mo Willems and David Shannon at our house, but our all time classic favorite has to be "There's a monster at the end of this book" with Grover. its a classic!

Jan said...

My kids and I love "Mrs. Fitz's Flamingos" and "The Giving Tree" and so many more. When I would go to read at the school in their classes Mrs. Fitz would be their first request. Maybe it is how I read it but, it is a fun story.

Dolphin Girl said...

I love so many, but one favorite is Going on a Bear Hunt by Helen Oxenbury.

Dorothy said...

Where the Wild Things are. Easy.

Dorothy said...

I twittered about it.

auntrene said...

My Daycare kiddos love books, one of their very favorites is Messy Meals...
We love reading time.
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Honey Mommy said...

My kids favorite book right now is "Hello Robots" by Bob Staake.

Alice H said...

My son's favorite book is Corduroy by Dan Freeman - thanks! alicedemskehansen at gmail.com

Jana said...

My favorite kids book is "Quick as a cricket" by Aubrey Wood. Keilei loves it to.

Miss Von said...

We have Peeka Boo I Love You by Sandra Magsamen and my kids LOVE it! My favorite childrens book changes depending on my mood I think.... but I always enjoying reading a Dr. Suess book. Right now I would have to say I like to read I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew.

Miss Von said...

We have Peeka Boo I Love you by Sandra Magsamen and my kids LOVE it! Right now my favorite childrens book would be I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew by Dr. Suess.

Heather of the EO said...

I have this great list of children's books in the comments on my blog from when I asked this question, but I'm too lazy to link to it right now. Please forgive :) MY personal favorites are Mo Willems books, and also the Llama Llama books (Llama Llama Mad at Mama). For this stage anyway.

PICK ME!!! :)

nicole lindsay said...

My little boy loves all the touch and feel books. He just loves feeling all the fuzzy animals.

Nili said...

Right now our favorite book is...I am a Bunny...my 6 month old loves to look at the pictures!

Ambrosia said...

I had to think about this for a few days. I would have to say Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss.

Winning Readings said...

Way too many favorites! One is Skippyjon Jones...

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Winning Readings said...

And we blogged: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2009/10/sandra-magsamen-books.html

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Natalie A. said...

Right now my favorite book is All Aboard With Noah! Thanks!

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Natalie A. said...

Tweet!
http://twitter.com/natdey/status/4630416760

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Natalie A. said...

I blogged!
http://theadventuresofpaulnatalie.blogspot.com/2009/10/snuggle-me-prize-pack-giveaway-ends-107.html

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~ Cee ~ said...

My daughter would love this! She has a 'blanket bear' that she carries around with her everywhere.

My favorite children's book is still The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton. We are fortunate to have my father's copy from the mid-50s.

Thank you for this giveaway! ceevegnashville [at] gmail [dot] com

Miss Von said...

I blogged!
http://fearlessdandgirlishglee.blogspot.com/2009/10/snuggle-me-stories.html

Sarah Osborne said...

My favorite kids book is Berenstain Bears!

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