Friday, December 2, 2011

Review and Giveaway: Cooper and Me and the Winter Adventure

Today I have the chance to talk about a cute book for kids... written and illustrated by a mom/daughter team where the daughter is about the age of a couple of my boys.

Cooper and Me and the Winter Adventure is the story of a couple of dogs who head out to play and end up getting lost.  From the back cover:

Cooper and Bella can't wait to go sledding, but what happens when they wander a little too far from home and a snowstorm makes it difficult to find their way back?

This book provides a wonderful opportunity to teach children the importance of making good decisions and the gentle lesson of how to be prepared in case they get lost.
I got this title with my 7 year old, Richard, in mind.  He is the one who I end up finding at the customer service desk at Walmart.  He's not so bad outdoors, but in general, if a child is going to wander off and end up who-knows-where, it is this one. 


The big thing I found in this is that it is a non-threatening way to reinforce the message about what to do when you are lost.  Since it is a couple of dogs who get lost, not little kids, it is so much easier to talk about what they did right and what "you" should do.

This book is cute and inviting. The illustrations are sweet, as you can see from the cover photo above, which is pretty typical of what you find inside.

And... $1 of every Winter Adventure book sold will go to advance research & treatment of pancreatic cancer, via the Lustgarten Foundation.

Also, the great folks at Cooper and Me are offering a special deal for my blog readers now through December 15.  Make any purchase of $25 or more at CooperandMe.com and get FREE SHIPPING by using the code COOPERBLOG at checkout.

I also have the chance to give one away.  This giveaway will end next weekend, so the book can be shipped out early next week... and it ought to arrive with plenty of time for Christmas!  This would be a great thing to slip into a stocking or put under the tree.






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9 comments:

Naomi said...

I would give this to my son... the one who doesn't know a stranger, or I should say will talk or hold hands with anyone.

Naomi said...

Cooper is a black lab. I find this to be a good choice of breed because of how mellow and loving these dogs are.

Naomi said...

The Lustgarten Foundation supports pancreatic cancer research.

The Zookeeper said...

I would love to read this one to my kiddos!! kevinkaylaarrowood123 at yahoo dot com

The Zookeeper said...

We already own one of these wonderful books and I love the fact that they are a mother daughter team!!!!!! She is so young and is so talented, I love the help her mother has given her!! kevinkaylaarrowood123 at yahoo dot com

Debra said...

Naomi! Oh, that is Richard exactly! Exactly why I love this book for him. This child needs a bit of a non-threatening lesson on caution...

Briana said...

I would give this book to my little boys for Christmas.

judy gardner said...

i would give this book to my little nephew, who also has a black dog named cooper!





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judy gardner said...

the website has games and coloring pages that can be downloaded!



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