Sunday, November 27, 2011

Review & Giveaway ~ FIRST Wild Card Tour ~ There's Just Something About a Boy by Jenny Lee Sulpizio. Illustrated by Peg Lozier.

My Review
There IS just something about a boy! Most people I have talked to tell me that boys have a special bond with their moms just as girls have a special bond with their dads. This book celebrates that bond between moms and sons.

The illustrations are colorful and funny, poignant and all too real. I laughed out loud when I turned the page and saw the one of the teenager learning to drive! My son, who is learning to drive, got a BIG kick out of that one, too. He said the mom totally looks like me when I am in the car with him :)

I think most moms will enjoy this glimpse into what is an adorable peek at the relationship we have with our boys. There are a lot of "awww" moments in this book!

Special thanks to the author for my review copy. I was under no obligation to write a positive review, just give my honest opinion on what I thought of the book. No compensation, other than being able to keep the book, was received.

Jenny has graciously agreed to send a signed copy of this precious book to one of you! Leave a comment and let me know if you have a boy. Even if you don't, you can still enter ;) Ends Dec 9th! Open to US and Canada!!!

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It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!
Today's Wild Card author is:

 

 

and the book:

 

There's Just Something About a Boy

Isaac Publishing, Inc. (September 23, 2011)

***Special thanks to Jenny Lee Sulpizio for sending me a review copy.***

 

 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Jenny Lee Sulpizio, M.S. is a wife, business owner, and mother of three residing in Boise, Idaho. She is an active member within her church and community, and enjoys tapping into her creative side whenever she gets the chance. There’s Just Something About a Boy is the second picture book released in a series that also includes Mommy Whispers, an ode to mothers and daughters everywhere.

Visit the author's website.

 
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR:


Peg Lozier is an award winning portrait painter and illustrator whose work is known for color, whimsy, and a sense of fun. Raised in Boulder, Colorado, she now lives with a plethora of pets in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Visit the illustrator's website.

 
SHORT BOOK DESCRIPTION:



There’s Just Something about a Boy is a children’s keepsake picture book celebrating the special bond between a mother and her newborn son as she anticipates the love, laughter, and unparalleled adventure that will surely come from raising a little boy.

Product Details:

List Price: $12.95
Paperback: 30 pages
Publisher: Isaac Publishing, Inc. (September 23, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1609200365
ISBN-13: 978-1609200367

AND NOW...THE FIRST PAGES (click illustrations to enlarge):




Recalling the moment, that special day
Your tiny image took my breath away.
A precious baby with nothing to hide,
My sweet, little son nestled inside.
There’s just something about a boy…


I prepared your nursery
since around month five,
Waiting for the day
you’d finally arrive.
Stuffed animals, blankies,
your daddy’s first glove--
They sat in your room,
awaiting your love.
There’s just something
about a boy…




 

14 comments:

  1. I think my Daughter would really enjoy this book. My husband and I were blessed to have my Daughter and Grandchildren with us for nearly a month. Sawyer is the youngest at age 3 and he stole my heart. I could see the Mother/Son bond between him and my Daughter while they were here. It breaks my heart that the military will be taking them to Stockholm, Sweden next month. They will be gone for 3 years. What's a Grandmama to do?

    Blessings,
    Judy B

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  2. What a wonderful baby present this book would make for someone expecting a boy. I would love to win this book. Looks adorable!

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  3. This book looks wonderful. I have 2 girls and 4 boys. Would love to win this book and be reminded how very precious they are.

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  4. Hey Sarah! I thought the same thing about it making a special gift :)

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  5. Hi Judy! I know you will miss them but maybe you will get to take a trip to Sweden :) Thanks for coming by!

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  6. Hi Amy! I loved reading it and remembering my boys as babies! So precious that Jenny has shared her gift with us and brought back sweet memories!

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  7. Would really like this book for my youngest grandson who loves books.

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  8. Would love to win this book Anne. It looks adorable.
    Blessings.....Joy
    ibjoy1953{at]yahoo[dot]com

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  9. Hey Joy! It is, it is. I just love really great children's books. So glad you came by.

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  10. I was thrilled to know that this author wrote a book about boys. I enjoyed the book she wrote about girls. I read that book to my daughter and said I felt the same way about her. I cried my way through it and she was teary eyed too.

    I can only imagine that this book will be similar. I love the pictures in these books and the story is powerful. I think this will make a great gift for my daughter. We just celebrated her son Brayden’s First birthday in Sept of this year. He’s precious. I was able to spend today with him. I took him to the mall to see all the Christmas decoration and things. His eyes were big and so where mine!! There is so much to see at the mall. I haven’t been in a while. It’s a little overwhelming this time of year! Grin!

    Anyway before I was side tracked. This will make a precious gift for her, celebrating our precious grandson! I’m also thinking I’ll be able to read this book to my boys!! I have two!! I think I might get choked up about it too!

    Nora :o)

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  11. I would love to win this! We have a three yr. old son and another BOY due at the end of Jamuary! Please enter me.
    Thanks

    ramblesahm at yahoo dot com

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  12. Hey Nora, I know just what you mean! I love taking my grandson shopping and watching him watch everything magical this time of year :)

    The book is definitely one to get choked up over! Love, love, love it!!!

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  13. Congratulations Whitney on your coming birth! Thanks for coming by and entering.

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