Friday, September 14, 2012

Birthday Book Review & Giveaway

We were recently introduced to a very special book called "The Night Before My Birthday Book", this book is written and illustrated by two women who love and appreciate children and families and together they have created a new and unique children's book!  This book was created to be a yearly tradition for you and your children, to read together on the night before their birthday. Our children recently had the chance to check out this book and we'd love to share our experience with you as well as the opportunity for you to WIN your own copy.
My son just turned five, so I was more than happy to take this opportunity to share a special book with him. On the night before his birthday, at bedtime, we brought out the book and read it to him. I explained that this was a new tradition and a fun way to get excited about being one year older. Each page was beautifully illustrated and thoughtfully written. My son never looked away from the pages, from start to finish and didn't want it to end. As a mom, something I appreciated was that each page had a different child and gender - some with a mom and dad, some with their mom, some with grandparents. This is a wonderful way to make sure all children can connect and relate to the children represented in the book, without thinking of it as a "girl's book" or a "boy's book" etc. There are options to personalize this book even further with your child's current age, which makes it more specific and personal. The story itself was simple enough for the youngest child, yet also held my five-year-old's attention and interest.

Another unique attribute to this book is that after the story finishes, there are a few pages in the back of the book to record details about the date and details regarding your child's birthday.  This is a sentimental way to chronicle birthday memories as your child grows, and a great way to recollect years past as you embark on reading it again each year. We think this book is a lovely way to kickoff a child's yearly birthday celebration and we know you will love it too. You can order your own copy of "The Night Before My Birthday Book" HERE.
Would you like to win your own copy of "The Night Before My Birthday Book"? Just leave us a comment letting us know who you'd read it to and why you think it's special. We will select a random winner on October 1st, 2012!

18 comments :

Cassie said...

I would be reading this to my sweet Addy! The reason I love birthdays is that it is the one day that is truly about you! We spoil more on birthdays because it is their day, where on Christmas it is Jesus' Day so we only do a few gifts at Christmas time :)

cw said...

I would read this to my daughter J. She loves to create stories were she is a character, so this would be perfect!

Anonymous said...

It's my son's 3rd birhtday in a few weeks so I would love to read this book to him. Great timing!

Lisa said...

What a lovely book! I'd read it to my little girl, who will turn 2 in December.

Annie said...

I love traditions and this would be a great one to start! I'd read the book to my son who will be 4 next May. He loves his story time every night and this would make his birthday extra special!

Kimberly said...

I would love to read this to my daughter who turns three in October. She loves book and this would make her extra excited for her birthday.

Bethany said...

I'd read it to my two year old and to my one year old girls. Their special because they just plain are!!!
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julie l. said...

My son never sit still when I or his sister read to him. But when come to anything about birthday he would sit still. This would be perfect for him. He's 2 yrs of age.

M said...

I would create a new tradition with both my son and daughter. I can already tell its special because of the diverse characters, we think its important to celebrate all sizes and types of families.

Kissta said...

I would read to my daughter. This would be a great tradition. This year we were in Mexico during her bday. It was hard to do something special in another country to make her feel like it was a special day. I could have easily brought this with us.

Paisley said...

I would read this to my oldest son who will be turning five. The book would make a great new tradition for us to celebrate his day a little longer :) which he would love of course!

Amy, Gary and Emma Reems said...

I would read it to my little girl, Emma. She turns 4 in December. I think it would something very special for us to do together as a family!

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Lara Allen said...

I would read it to my son before his first birthday! I would love to start a birthday book tradition early!

Sara said...

I would love to read this to my girls and make special memories for them about their childhood. I want to start traditions they will remember well into adulthood.

flowerchild said...

I would read this to my two girls. Would love to make this a tradition, and make my daughters feel even more special
thanks
flower_child_23(at)hotmail(dot)com

Heather Corona said...

I would give this book to my sister-in-law who is expecting her first baby in January. Couldn't think of a more special tradition to start with her baby-to-be!

Are we there yet? said...

What a super sweet book!!

Elisabeth said...

I love that this could be a yearly traditions! If I won I would read it to my little sister-her birthday is actually in a couple of weeks! :)