Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The Twelve Days of Christmas in New England....Review & Giveaway!

I know we have not hit Thanksgiving yet (and I DO love Thanksgiving) but that has not stopped me from getting very excited about Christmas.  I just love this time of year and I swear I revert right back to a kid again...I can't help myself.  To fuel the Christmas excitement we have been feeling here at Reviewed by Mom, we have been reading a super charming book called "The Twelve Days of Christmas in New England" by Toni Buzzeo and illustrated by Liza Woodruff.  Here is the scoop...



Why have one state worth of fun when you can have SIX! Grace and her cousin Camden enjoy a New England holiday, from big-city Boston to tiny coastal and mountain towns in Maine and Vermont. From lighthouse hopping to moose spotting, it’s an unforgettable trip!

Our Thoughts:  This book was a huge hit in our house.  First of all being a life long New Englander (a "Maine-ah") I loved seeing the different local places referenced within the pages as did the kids.  Each page is dedicated to a letter back home to Mom and Dad from Grace as she describes her visit to each area and state in New England.  The trip starts off in Boston where Grace is met by her Aunt, Uncle and Cousin at Logan Airport and they take the "T".  This was met with excitement from the kids because "Hey, we've done that!".  And so it went, each letter contained highlights of each of the 6 New England states (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts and the facing page gives a "Twelve Days of Christmas"  countdown. 

Naturally our favorite page was the one focused on Maine where they explored rocky coasts and tidal pools, dined on lobster rolls and explored our hometown, Portland...
 
Not only is The Twelve Days of Christmas in New England a charming holiday tale but it is a wonderful way to introduce kiddos to local geography in a way that is both informative and engaging.  Get this book in preparation for the holidays HERE.
 
I am so excited to let you know that the publisher, Sterling Children's Books, is giving one lucky Reviewed by Mom reader a copy of The Twelve Days of Christmas in New England.  Thanks so much to the sponsor and good luck!  To enter, please use the rafflecopter link that follows....
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37 comments:

Jennifer Q. said...

I would read this with my son, I think he would enjoy it!

Samantha Plotkin said...

I would read this to my daughter. It's her first Christmas.

MyLegacy said...

I would read it to my son and my daycare kid. :)

Audra said...

I would read this to my daughter

Maureen said...

I would read this with my three children.

Wehaf said...

My MA-based niece and nephew would love this; I'd read it with them.

Yvie Field said...

I'd read this with my children. Our FB name is Yvie Field.

Jennifer Cervantes said...

I'd read this to my daughters.

Holly said...

I would read it to my niece!

Deanna Watson said...

I want to share this with my cousin from New Hampshire.

Deanna Watson said...

My Facebook name is Deanna Lynn.

Pam said...

I would love to read this to my grandchildren.

Anonymous said...

I would love to read this to my son. I think he would get a kick out of some of the things we New Englander's do : )

Brandi Swanson said...

I would love to read this to my daughter. we live in Hawaii but are currently in new England for the holidays! would be perfect to read together!

Anonymous said...

I would read this to my daughter!

Megan Tilley
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Tina Solomon said...

My grand daughter she would love it..

adrien beatty said...

I would read this with my son and daughter. I think they would enjoy it!

Megan C said...

I would love to share this with my niece. She loves reading and when I visit she always has a book ready for me. I think she will enjoy this one.

heyjudette said...

I would love to read this to my niece!

Sharon Schoepe said...

I would read this with my twins

Ronda said...

I would love to read this to my nephews.

Mammamayor said...

I would love to read this with my kids

meghan b said...

My daughter!

Keep On Teaching said...

Would read this to my classroom .

Julie Waldron said...

I'd like to share it with my daughters.

Julie Waldron said...

I posted on FB Julie Waldron

Scott Wilson said...

I would read it to my daughter

Caroline said...

I would read this to my daughters

Debbie Lewis said...

I would love to read this to my grandchildren

Ken Ohl said...

love to read this to my little niece. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Vikki Billings said...

I will read it to my grandson and 2 granddaughters.
vikki.billings@yahoo.com

Christy Maurer said...

I'd love to read this to my class.

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

I would love to read this book to my children.

Audrey Griffis said...

Both my kids would love it

Tandi Cortez-Rios said...

I would read this with my 3 kids.

Birdhouse Books said...

I would love to share this with my friend's children.

mahnrafjtb said...

I would love to share this with my husband and daughter