Saturday, October 15, 2011

One Year Blogversary Event: "Cooper and Me" by Monique & Alexa Peters Review and Giveaway! - CLOSED!

My children and I have just read an adorable story entitled Cooper and Me that was illustrated by and 11 year old girl named Alexa Peters and co-written with her mother, Monique Peters. This book was just released yesterday, October 14th! It is a great story about a girl venturing off to school for the first time and how she will miss her dog while at school. Her mother comes up with a way to help her through this transition. This book is illustrated beautifully and we loved the rhyming story! My children are dog lovers as well, so they could really relate to this story. Bella did have first day of school jitters and this book could have helped her with that. I'm glad that we will have this book for Sam's first day of school (still a couple of years away). I would reccommend Cooper and Me to parents with children just starting kindergarten or preschool!



More About Cooper and Me:

Cooper and Me was illustrated by 11-year-old Alexa Peters and co-written with her mother, Monique Peters. The idea was inspired by Alexa's own experiences on her first day of school. A talented young artist and writer, Alexa wanted to give back to others in a meaningful way through her art. Starting at a very young age, Alexa created illustrated stories about her daily experiences, and from the pages of her sketchbooks came the idea for her first book, Cooper and Me.

Through rhythmic verses, Cooper and Me tells the story of a young girl who is nervous as her first day of school approaches. She is frightened about leaving home and doesn't want to go without her best friend, her dog Cooper. Fortunately her mother finds the perfect solution to help the little girl overcome her fears – a small replica of her beloved pet she can take to school with her. In Cooper and Me, the story of a child’s fears about starting school has evolved into a timeless tale about overcoming separation anxiety and trying new things – basic emotions all people experience throughout their lives – but this time, written by a child, for children.

The story behind Cooper and Me also offers an inspiring example of families working together to help others. In addition to helping young children gain emotional resilience and confidence through their books, Alexa and mom Monique wanted to go beyond that to help less fortunate kids. Their search for an organization to which they could donate a portion of the proceeds from the Cooper and Me book led to a charitable alliance with the Happy Hearts Fund, founded and run by Petra Nemcova, the supermodel who was directly affected by the tsunami in Thailand. Happy Hearts improves children’s lives through education and sustainable programs in natural disaster areas.


BUY IT:

You can purchase Cooper and Me by Monique and Alexa Peters here for $12.99!

WIN IT:

Thanks to the publicist, one lucky Adventures of a Thrifty Mommy reader will win a hardcover copy of Cooper and Me by Monique and Alexa Peters! (US Residents Only)

You MUST be a follower of Adventures of a Thrifty Mommy via Google Friend Connect (located at the right) for your entry to count. And you MUST include your email address with each entry.

Mandatory Entry:

Follow Adventures of a Thrifty Mommy via Google Friend Connect. AND Visit Cooper and Me and comment on something you learned! (both combined = 1 entry)

That's all you have to do! But, if you'd like to receive extra entries you can:
  • Like Cooper and Me on Facebook here. (1 entry)
  • Write on their Facebook Wall that Adventures of a Thrifty Mommy sent you. (1 entry)
  • Follow Cooper and Me on Twitter here. (1 entry)
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  • Follow Adventures of a Thrifty Mommy on Networked Blogs. (1 entry)
  • Follow Adventures of a Thrifty Mommy on Twitter here. (1 entry)
  • Tweet this giveaway. (1 entry daily, include the link)
  • Enter another Adventures of a Thrifty Mommy giveaway. (1 entry for each giveaway entered)
  • Post the Adventures of a Thrifty Mommy button (located at the right) on your blog. (5 entries, leave me a link)
  • Post the One Year Blogversary button (located at the right) on your blog. (5 entries, leave me a link)
Please include your email address with EACH entry. If you don't have your email attached to your comment, I won't be able to contact you if you win! Post a separate comment for each entry (if it says 3 entries, post 3 separate comments.)

This giveaway ends October 31, 2011 at 11:59 pm. Good luck!

* Lucky winner or winners will be selected through True Random Number Generator.* If your profile page does not show your email address, please include your email address in your comment. For example: adventuresofathriftymommy@gmail.com -- so that I may get in touch with you if you are selected as the giveaway winner. * Each giveaway winner has 48 hours to respond to my email about getting the awesome giveaway prize to him/her. If the winner does not reply to my email within 48 hours, I will choose another winner using the True Random Number Generator. * I do contact each winner via email

Disclosure: I received the products mentioned above for this review. No monetary compensation was received by me. This is my completely honest opinion above and may differ from yours. Because I do not directly ship most giveaways from my home, I cannot be held liable for lost or not received products.

149 comments:

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