Saturday, November 27, 2010

Merry Sparkling Christmas by Elizabeth Spurr Review & Giveaway....

We have entered holiday countdown time here at our house.  A&W and even Baby R are right into all things merry and our reading lists have begun to include lots of Christmas titles.  One new one we added this year is Merry Sparkling Christmas by Elizabeth Spurr and illustrated by Colleen Madden.

This sweet board book will definitely be a hit with your little ones.  It was a hit with me right away because it is a board book (paper pages do not stand a chance with Baby R these days!).   Each of the 14 pages depicts a young boy marveling at all the sparkly, shining things which make up the holiday season.  From icicles to tinsel to brand new toys and glittery cookies each page is a celebration of all things kids (and adults too!) love about Christmas.  The book is has a nice rhyming flow and is fun to read.  The illustrations are adorable and I love the boys impish face.  The pages are, of course, filled with lots of sparkles which were a big hit with the kiddos.

Merry Sparkling Christmas would make a fun addition to your holiday library and at only $5.95 on Amazon right now how can you not buy this sparkly little treasure??






Sterling Publishing is giving one RBM reader a copy of Merry Sparkling Christmas!  Thanks so much Sterling!  Here is how to enter...



Mandatory Entry:  Visit the author's website and tell me something you learned about this very talented writer.  You must complete this entry for all others to count.  *Something I learned about wanted to share is: 
Buy any of Elizabeth Spurr's books, either on line or at your favorite bookstore. Then write to Elizabeth giving the name of the book, the child's name and, if desired, the occasion (ie. birthday) or a short greeting. Send a self-addressed stamped envelope, and Elizabeth will put her personally autographed greeting in the mail promptly.  How great is this??  Clearly an author who loves her readers and that is something I love!

For Extra Entries:
1.  Follow this blog= 1 entry
2.  Like Reviewed By Mom on Facebook =1 entry
3. Comment on one of my non-giveaway posts and let me know you have done so = 1 entry
4.  Enter one of my other giveaways &let me know you have done so = 1 entry per giveaway entered.
5.  Follow Sterling Books on Twitter = 1 entry
6.  Follow Reviewed By Mom on Twitter = 1 entry
7.  Blog, Tweet or Facebook about this giveaway & let me know where to find it = 1 entry
8.  Put my button on your blog and let me know where to find it = 1 entry

Please leave a separate comment for each entry and be sure to include your e-mail.  Contest is open to US residents and will end on December 3rd .    The lucky winner will be announced by e-mail on December 4th.  Winners will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is draw. Good Luck!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and I was provided with the above mentioned book for purpose of review.  The opinions in this post are entirely my own. Your experience may differ from mine. This post has not been reviewed or edited by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this review. The sponsor of this giveaway is responsible for prize fulfillment and shipping the winner(s) their prize.

139 comments:

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