Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Unlikely Friendships for Kids....Review & Give Away!



In our home we are big animal lovers.  My children love to visit animals in the shelter, learn about new animal friends and reading books about animals.  When Workman Publishing sent over  2 books from the Unlikely Friendships for Kids series I was delighted.  These books are exactly the kind of stories my children love!  The series for adults (by Jennifer S. Holland) had already been a huge hit spending lost of time on the New York Times bestseller list so could not wait to dig into the children's series with my three kiddos.  Here is some background....

Unlikely Friendships is a phenomenon. It’s a runaway New York Times bestseller with more than 260,000 copies in print in less than half a year;  a book with its compelling message of hope and friendship and differences overcome. Temple Grandin called it “. . . amazing. It shows the power of friendship.”

Now Unlikely Friendships is rewritten for younger readers: Unlikely Friendships for Kids, a series of hardcover chapter books for children, ages seven and up. Here are three collections each with five of the clearest, most interesting stories from the original book, like the monkey and the dove or the leopard and the cow. Chapter books give young readers a strong sense of accomplishment, and these heartwarming animal stories, with their incredible photographs and inexplicable mysteries of attraction, their focus on friendship, love, and the ways that creatures of all different species can find common bonds of affection, will keep kids turning the pages to find out about the unusual ways animals help each other and discover the love of new friends.

Each is a perfect gift for young animal lovers, and a lovely subject to help kids get reading. 


These stories are fantastic!  Each book has five short stories of  real life animal friendships between the most unlikely of pairs.  A dog and a pig? An iguana and a cat?  An elephant and a dog?  Check, check and check!  Each story is accompanied by adorable photographs.  The font is also large making it easy for early readers and tired mommy eyes!   My children really loved all the books but were particularly fond of the story of a black cat who befriended a black bear. 

I highly recommend this darling series for all children.  It is well written and heartwarming making it a super choice for a bedtime (or any time!) read.  Pick up the whole series on Amazon.....


I am so pleased to tell you that Workman Publishing will be giving one lucky RBM reader all three of the Unlikely Friendships for Kids books.....The Monkey and the Dove, The Dog and the Piglet and The Leopard and the Cow.  Thanks so much to the sponsor and here is how to enter...... a Rafflecopter giveaway

43 comments:

degood said...

I would give it to my daughter who loves reading animal books.

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Erika said...

I'd love to win this for my boys! They love books especially with animals! thanks!

Audra Weathers said...

I would like to win these for my daughter. She just loves her books; bedtime is actually fun because we read so many books before she goes to sleep.

Tara Overby said...

I hope to win this for my daughter! She is an animal lover :)

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Denise Taylor-Dennis said...

I would like to win this for my son.

Monica said...

I would love to win this for my little girl I know she enjoy it.

Thanks!

AmandaSue said...

My niece would love this, she adores animals!

Tracie Brown said...

my daughter would love this...she is really into animals

Melissa said...

my daughter she would love this shes in love with animals

Mandy Kauffman said...

I'd love to win this for my son! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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loveoflearning said...

I would like to win this for my classroom!!

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Nancy said...

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Jessica said...

My oldest daughter would love these!!!

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Candice Maudsley said...

I would love to win this for my kids! We love animals!

Candice Maudsley said...

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Megan said...

My oldest son would love this!

Romapr said...

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3 Giggly Monsters said...

I am hoping to win this book series for my daughter.

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Jenna Wood said...

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Katrina said...

would love to win this for my oldest daughter!

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Julie said...

My daughter would LOVE this!

Nichole Bentley said...

My two kiddos :)
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Anonymous said...

These would be for me and my niece I absolutly love animals and my niece does to.
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Nikki Cole said...

My daughter Emma

Trish said...

I'd win for me right now, and save them for when my daughter Kelsie is older...she's only 20 months right now :)

ReggieMann said...

Hoping to win for my niece

Lana Bradstream said...

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Shelley P said...

I would love to win these adorable books for my kids.

Emily Reviews said...

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Shannon said...

I'd like to win for my daughter!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

I would like to win these for my niece. thank you

phxbne said...

my daughter