Sunday, July 31, 2011

Two Book Giveaways!

A Gift for Baby by Jan Hunt is a beautifully illustrated, super sweet story about the most important thing to a baby.  The simple story begins with the baby wondering what is inside a big box.  The baby thinks about everything that could be inside the box as she realizes she really doesn't need much, except for her mama and daddy.

My kids seriously love this book.  Henry loves a book he can "read" and understand all by his big boy self and without fail, Liza manages to find the illustration of the mama nursing the baby.  Love it.

If you are looking for one of the rare books that depicts a cosleeping, breastfeeding, attached family....A Gift for Baby is a perfect addition for your child's library.
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Siblings Without Rivalry by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish has been absolutely instrumental in  parenting my babies.  I refer back to this book on a regular basis, even moreso now that Liza is fully mobile and understanding more of the world around her.  Not only does SWR help parents understand the evolving sibling relationship but it also gives insight into gentle techniques to deal with your children in a way that respects their individual needs, regardless of sibling relationships.

The 2 biggest lessons I learned from SWR:
1.  Treat children fairly.  Not equally.
2.  Don't put your children in a box.  Let them decide who and what they become.

Whether you are "one and done" or a mama to many, Siblings Without Rivalry is a necessary book to guide gentle and respectful parenting of your brood.
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Want to win a copy of A Gift for Baby or Siblings Without Rivalry ?


Leave a comment telling me your favorite book --
children's book, parenting book, trashy paperback beach read, whatever.


Your comment will enter you into two random.org drawings to determine the winners!


Drawing will be held on Monday, August 8.
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Disclaimer:
A Gift for Baby was sent to me by the Natural Parents Project to review and 
this particular copy of Siblings Without Rivalry is a thrift store find.

22 comments:

bianca t wooden said...

Favorie book, that is difficult. The first one that comes to mind is "The Red Tent"

Rebecca said...

Ally picked up "We'll Paint the Octopus Red" at the library. Usually I pre-read the books she chooses, but I didn't for whatever reason and seriously almost cried when I read it to her. I must've read it 100 times the two weeks we had it checked out. New favorite book to read to Ally :) P.S. You're kids are so stinkin cute!

Laura @ our messy messy life. said...

Bianca, how funny! Rebecca, the commenter directly below you, just sent me The Red Tent to read.....I loved it, of course :)

KazVik said...

Our boys like books by David Gordon. We have two of them "The Three Little Rigs" and "Hansel and Diesel". We found them at the library. Also Daniel likes "Where's My Teddy?" by Jez Alborough.

LoriV said...

I will definitely try to find both of these books. I don't know if I have a favorite book. I am currently jumping into Hawking's A Brief History of Time. (I'm trying to get smarter. Lol) Connor said his favorite book is The Fire Cat.

Dale and Holly said...

This is hard, but the one we like most right now is "I can do it by myself" by . My dad's aunt gave this to Kim when she was born, and now both our kids just LOVE it. Its such a sweet book about all the things kids do on a daily basis like riding their tricycles, reading books at the library, helping put up dishes, etc. its cute :)

Dale and Holly said...

ooh, and I know you are a breastfeeding junky as well (I stalk your blog often and was so excited to come across it) my favorite breastfeeding book is "So that's what they're for". It is totally realistic, very lamen terms, practical, and scientifically based so it works. I recomend it to anyone who is pregnant, wanting to nurse, or maybe had problems nursing the first child. I loved it

Kaitlin @ More Like Mary said...

i don't think I could ever pick a favorite book.... but Duck on a Bike is a great kid's book that makes me smile.

BrownFamily said...

I don't think I could pick a favorite book..too hard! I can tell you that right now my biology books are my most read books..though not by choice ;)

Erin said...

AH! I can't pick a favorite - there are just too many I love. I will have to go with Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb by Al Perkins. It was one of my favorites as a child and it was the first thing I bought for LO when I found out I was pregnant.

Amanda @ Gratefully Growing in Grace said...

My favorite book is Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet. My son's favorite book is Snip Snap! What Was That? by Mara Bergman... he has it memorized and 'reads' it to me.

Mandi said...

My favorite book is John Adams by David McCullough. One of my favorite books in (late) elementary school was The Cay, I hope I don't forget about that book before I have children of my own that are old enough to read it!

Lane said...

I love the children's book "Goodnight Moon" because I read it to Ellington every night. It's such a special time in our day!

Tara said...

As a kid I really loved the book "One Morning in Maine" I am loving all the suggestions from the comments on this post. Will have to check some of them out now.

Laura @ our messy messy life. said...

Tara,' One Morning in Maine' is one of Henry's favorites right now! He calls it his "dada book" because it has a daddy front and center. We have several of his books and they are all great. 'lentil' was Henry's Easter present this year :)

ETrice said...

My favorite children's book is probably The Giving Tree. It's such a wonderful book!

childsplay said...

favorite book...what do smurfs do all day...really I just wanted to comment about Hen - he looks so grown up with his haircut and collared shirt...very cute...

sarah said...

this could quite possibly be the first time i have commented on your blog, but i LOVE it! :o) my little is really digging the World Snacks books right now. especially Hola! Jalapeno, which happens to be my favorite to read!

Rebecca said...

hmmm, favorite book. at the moment, it would have to be press here. btw: no way you have a 1 year old and 3 year old!!!!!

Gretchen said...

I love Stella - Star of the Sea. My favorite line is "starfish are just stars that fell in love with the sea" - so sweet!

Erin said...

My current favorite book is "Goodnight, Little Bear." It's a book I loved as a child, and I love sharing it with my daughter now! enlehman86 at gmail.com

josh and lesley peck said...

my favorite book is pride and prejudice by jane austen. i love her so much, that we used jane as lily's middle name. my favorite book to read to lily right now is "goodnight moon" because she has figured out there is a mouse on every colored page and tries to find it. :)