Monday, October 10, 2011

Cooper and Me Review and Giveaway 10/25

We were recently sent a beautiful book to review
                                 ~Cooper and Me~
This book is about a little girl that starts school but doesn't want to leave her best friend home.Cooper her beloved dog. Her mom comes up with a way to help her cope with her first day of school by taking a small, stuffed animal version of Cooper to school with her. I loved this book and when I read it to my littlest granddaughter she really enjoyed all the pictures. Each one is so vibrant and colorful that it was hard not to want to look at each page for so long.
This book not only holds the kids attention but it also addresses the anxiety that kids might have when they are trying something new.

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.

~My Giveaway!~

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  1. I would give this to my niece.
    ~Catherine L.

  2. I would give this to my daughter

    Christyn M

  3. I would give this to my grandson Boo.

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  4. If I win I would give this book to my 4 year old daughter!

  5. I'd give this book to my youngest granddaughter.

  6. I would give this to my little niece.