Thursday, February 18, 2010

'Wisdom Strength Courage' children's book GIVEAWAY! *Closed*

*The winner is comment #18, Morgan. Congratulations Morgan! Thank you to everyone who entered! :-)

When saw on facebook that a friend of the family's had written and illustrated his own book, I had to check into right away. I always knew Matt Manceau was a great artist, but I had never imagined that he would write a children's book, so I had to see what it was about.

I found my way through facebook enough to find the link to the book's website where the book could be read in it's entirety. I read each page and marveled at how Matt brought so many different elements together so nicely. He made the book fun and exciting. I wanted to keep reading it to see how it ended! It was great and I couldn't wait to share Wisdom Strength Courage with my kids.

I ended up ordering it. I was going to wait until I save up more amazon gift cards through Swagbucks, but I got a little impatient and just went for it. LOL! When the book came in the mail, the kids couldn't wait for me to read it to them. When I finished, they liked it so much that they wanted me to read it again....and again!

In case you're wondering what this book is about, I'll share the overview that is posted on the website:

"On a walk home four boys have to demonstrate special abilities and a wild imagination to make it across some incredible obstacles. With a bit of help from above and confidence in themselves, their afternoon becomes an adventure of a lifetime."

Just from the overview you can tell that this book is a wonderful way to show children that they can do anything if they have faith in God. Each time the boys in the story face a challenge, one of the boys prays and God helps them through. On top of that, the imagination that the boys have is really neat. For example, one challenge that they face is a giant stone wall that they have to get through to get home, but from the illustrations you see that the wall is really just a chain-link fence. I wish I had an imagination like that! :-)

If you'd like to share this adventurous book with your children, you can read the story at the Wisdom Strength Courage website, or the book can be purchased at the website and at Amazon.com. The book runs $9.99 and is recommended for children 4-8 years. While you're at the website, be sure to check out the coloring pages as well! My kiddos really enjoyed the pages they colored after reading the book! :-)

You can also win a copy of the book here at Kristie's Notes!

GIVEAWAY: I happened to purchase a 2nd book, so I could give one away to one of my readers! One lucky winner will receive a copy of Wisdom Strength Courage to share with the little one/s in their life. Just leave a comment telling me who you would give this to if you are the winner! Make sure to leave your e-mail address as well!

Extra Entries!

I don't usually give out extra entries, but this is my own giveaway (no sponsors), so I'm changing things up a little. :-)

*Read the book at the Wisdom Strength Courage website and tell me something you like about it. (1 extra entry)

*Follow Kristie's Notes through Google Friend Connect. (Only if you really like my blog please!) (1 extra entry)

*Become a fan of Wisdom Strength Courage on facebook. (2 extra entries)

*Blog about this giveaway with a link back here and to the Wisdom Strength Courage website. (3 extra entries)

That's 8 entries all together if you do them all! Wow!

This giveaway will end on March 4th at 10:00 PM EST. A winner will be chosen by random.org and will be contacted that night or the next day. They will have 48 hours from when they are contacted to claim their prize otherwise I will draw a new winner.


*Disclosure: I did not receive any type of compensation for this post. I just wanted to share the talent of a friend! :-)

33 comments:

Jenn said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog as well. I would totally share this book with my kids. Sounds like a great one.

Shahlala said...

I would keep this book for myself and my son! I love to read to him and we're always trying to expand his library!

emochicx@hotmail.com

Shahlala said...

ive already been following your blog :)

emochicx@hotmail.com

Shahlala said...

followed Wisdom Strength courage on FB.
(entry part 1)
emochicx@hotmail.com

Shahlala said...

followed Wisdom Strength Courage on FB.
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emochicx@hotmail.com

Shahlala said...

I read the book online at the website! I liked the bright pictures which I think will draw my sons attention and I loved how Tommy would pray for help for his friends. I think it'll teach alot about friendship and how God helps us when we need Strength, Courage, or Wisdom.

emochicx@hotmail.com

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Oh sweetie how nice of you to buy an extra one! I would so keep all for myself oh well I would share with the boys ... LOL ;)

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Friend/Follower :)

Alexis AKA MOM said...

FB them #1 :)

Alexis AKA MOM said...

FB them #2

Just Breathe said...

Funny, I sent Alexis and email about this book. I guess I could have looked at the comments first.
I would give this book to my great-nephew in Florida.

Just Breathe said...

I follow you in Google Friend Connect.

Just Breathe said...

I became a friend on Facebook.

Just Breathe said...

I became a friend on Facebook.

Alexia said...

Sounds like a book the boys might like, so I'd be giving it to them!

marybelle said...

This is a book I would explore with my children.

marypres@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this book for my grandson.

SamneneD@aol.com

Morgan said...

I would share this book with my family - they would surely love it!
momov@carolina.rr.com

Monkey Mommy said...

I would give this book to my pricess she would love it. She loves all kinds of books.

couponmommy8706@yahoo.com

Monkey Mommy said...

I am a follower of your blog via google friend connect

couponmommy8706@yahoo.com

Katrina said...

this would be for my daughter, I just hope to pass on the love of reading to her...worked for me...I am almost done with my schooling to be a librarian

ykatrina at hotmail dot com

Winning Readings said...

I would LOVE to share this with my little daughter!

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

We posted about this giveaway at Winning Readings: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2010/03/wisdom-strength-courage.html

Kristie said...

1st extra entry for Winning Readings for blogging about the giveaway.

Kristie said...

2nd extra entry for Winning Readings for blogging about the giveaway.

Kristie said...

3rd extra entry for Winning Readings for blogging about the giveaway.

Anonymous said...

I'd share this with my sons.

Wendy
ebeandebe at gmail dot com

Shelly said...

following - like your blog!

Shelly said...

my 4 year old would like this

Ticia said...

following your blog now.

Ticia said...

Oh my just turned 5 year old boys would LOVE this! If I don't win I'm going to have to buy this.

Ticia said...

I love how Tommy prayed at each one and how he finally got to split the ocean!

Stephanie said...

I would give it to my kids.

Abi said...

I think my nieces and nephews would love this book. Thanks

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