Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The Sheep Who Hatched an Egg by Gemma Merino...Review and Giveaway! 2 Winners!

Who is ready for a new children's book?!  If you watched my YouTube video earlier this week you know I have several great Albert Whitman children's book to tell you about.  Did you miss the video?  You can find it HERE.  The first book I am going to share with you is The Sheep Who Hatched an Egg by Gemma Merino.  This book is a lovely story perfect for spring.  Here is the scoop...

Lola is proud of her amazing wool. After all, everyone on the farm tells her how beautiful she looks. She spends hours brushing her wool to keep it shiny and silky.  Until one day when the weather gets hot, and all the sheep have to get haircuts—including Lola! She’s so upset without her wool that she runs away and hides by herself. And when her wool finally grows back, it’s tangled, messy…HORRIBLE! But hiding in Lola’s wool is a wonderful surprise, one that will help her realize that she doesn’t have to be pretty or perfect in order to be a friend…or to be extraordinary!

Our Thoughts:  This is such a sweet book.  The message is really quite simple...it doesn't matter what is on the outside.  It is what is on the INSIDE that counts. I think this is a very important message to share with children starting from a very young age.  The author does an outstanding job of conveying this message via Lola the sheep in a way that young ones can understand and that catches their interest.  I really loved how Lola was able to shift her focus from herself and how she looked onto her friends and what their needs were.  It was truly sweet.  The illustrations are also adorable and Merino is great at conveying the emotions of Lola on the pages. My 7 year old daughter loves the story and I have a feeling it will be one we read over and over together.

You can pick up The Sheep Who Hatched an Egg from your local bookstore or you can purchase it directly through the publisher's website, Albert Whiteman directly by clicking HERE.

Giveaway Alert!  I am so excited to tell you that the publisher is giving TWO lucky Reviewed by Mom followers a copy of The Sheep Who Hatched an Egg!  Thanks so  much to the sponsor and good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway

85 comments:

Ken Ohl said...

At bedtime that if my favorite spot in bed

Janet W. said...

Our favorite spot to read together is on the sofa in our living room.

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Elizabeth Brooks said...

On my bed, it's a time getting them to leave lol

beth said...

We love to read on the porch!

Julie Lundstrom said...

My son loves to read on the sofa all cuddle up next to me.

aperry said...

We read in bed and in our hammock swing.

tat2gurlzrock said...

On the couch in the evening is the perfect time!

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chrissybum said...

weather permitting; on the screened in back porch. If not there; on the couch.

Sandy H said...

I like reading to the kids in bed.

Darcy Koch said...

My favorite spot is sitting in his bed right before he falls asleep.

Audra said...

We love reading on the sofa

Jacquelyn Cannon said...

I love reading to my grandsons on the couch in the family den just before they fall asleep.

Nicole Lancaster said...

My favorite spot to read to my child is on my big comfy couch.

rebecca11111 said...

In the bed at bed time

katherine s said...

Bed and couch

McKim said...

I lay in bed with my grandson and read to him until he falls asleep.

msrodeobrat said...

We love reading cuddled up in bed together!
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Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

I love to read to my granddaughter in the rocker I read to her mommy in.

Danell Palmer said...

We love reading cuddled up in bed. (:

Julie Waldron said...

We actually like to read on the couch.

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Edye Nicole said...

Right before bed!

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Suzanne Howe said...

We always read in my son's bed. It's such a great time to relax and cuddle.

LeAnn Harbert said...

I read to my granddaughters in the recliner.

41 with a 1 year old said...

We love to read in bed

iggysaysno said...

We read on the couch.

Marissa said...

Right now my favorite spot to read with my 2nd grade students is in a circle on the floor of my classroom. But after having my first baby in July, I can't wait to use my new rocking chair to read with her in her room.

Michelle J. said...

On our LoveSac!

Danalee said...

We like to read on the couch.

Melissa said...

A few years ago we set up a reading corner in our home. The reading corner has flufffy floor pillows and shelves of books. We enjoy reading there.

Susan Smoaks said...

i like to read to my children in their bedrooms.

jill190 said...

My grand daughter loves to read. She grabs a books anywhere she is.

Katie Hyatt said...

I always read to my kid before bed

Crystal Gregg said...

Cuddled up in bed!

Cami said...

We love to read on the couch!

Em Mahr said...

We have a rocking chair in my son's room where we love to cuddle and read books together.

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Janice Crespo said...

We usually read together sitting on the couch.

Marty C. said...

There's a comfortable story-reading recliner next to their bed, with a blanket and enough room for everyone to snuggle.

Anonymous said...

great bedtime reading!

wen budro said...

My favorite time is before bedtime lights out. When they're safely tucked into their beds and I lie next to them closely. Priceless.

Heather Marocco said...

a little nook in the house

Heather Marocco said...

a little nook in the house

Anonymous said...

Taht would be the bean bag chair!

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blew415 said...

The back porch-

trichie said...

love to read in bed

Jeremy said...

Like to read on the couch.

Philip Lawrence said...

In the easy chair in my livingroom.

Nicole C. said...

My favorite spot is in my bed.

Rhonda Fuller said...

I need this to read to my grandbabies!

Taryn G said...

My kids and I love to read on my big bed, before bedtime.

Gabrielly Margutti said...

We love to read on the porch.

Stacy said...

At the library kids reading room is a favorite place.

Jen said...

Wherever we are when they ask me. Sharing books is so important to our family!

J Renee W said...

Our favorite place to read is in the rocking chair in her bedroom right before bedtime.

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Anita Jude said...

in the bedroom while they are lying in bed

Sand said...

We like to read in our sunroom!

Rachel Grover said...

in bed. bedtime stories :D

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I love to read the books to my son in the bed
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Amber C said...

We love to read at bed time every night.

Nancy said...

We like to sit on the couch and read together.

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Vinessa Vasquez said...

I like reading to my kids in their beds.

Mammamayor said...

We like to read in bed ,natbelinsky@verizon.net

Meghan B said...

We definitely read in bed!

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Laurie Nykaza said...

The kids love to read in my bed!

Sara S said...

all cozy on the couch with blankets!

lildevilgirl22 said...

my kids love to be read to on my bed

Molli Taylor said...

i like to read to her in bed all snuggled cozy

Shelley P said...

I like reading to the kids on their beds.

Lauryn Rescoe said...

My favorite place to read to my kids is in their beds! I personally love reading outside (when the weather is nice), but my kids are way to distracted for that.

Lisa Queen said...

I read to my grandchildren on my couch all the time. Thanks!

Cindy said...

On my back deck.

Laura said...

We like to read in bed before bedtime!

Angela Saver said...

We love to read just before bedtime! It helps make us sleepy!!

Amber Richardson said...

Right on the comfy couch! =)