Friday, March 23, 2012

Book review and giveaway: A Perfect Pet for Peyton

The kids and I recently had the chance to review a new kids' book that is a little different from other books in their library. This new book is called A Perfect Pet for Peyton, and here's a bit about it, from the 5 Love Languages website:
This wonderfully imaginative children’s hardcover book by bestselling authors Gary Chapman and Rick Osborne, featuring four-color illustrations (with hidden details!) by Wilson Williams, Jr., will help children learn the importance of love. Based on Gary’s highly successful The 5 Love Languages®, A Perfect Pet for Peyton tells an entertaining and playful story of five children who each, with the help of Mr. Chapman and the unique pets at his special emporium, discover their own personal love language. Children and parents alike will experience firsthand the power of the love languages as they cuddle up and spend precious time together reading this book over and over again.
We like this book for a number of reasons. First off, the kids just liked the story and loved the idea of a wonderful pet emporium/theme park with lots of animals wandering around! The illustrations are nice and the story is fun. I like that, beyond the basic story, it's also a search-and-find book, with animals hidden on many of the pages for you to find!

At the end of the book, after you've been introduced to the basic idea of the five love languages, there's a quiz to take with your kids to identify their main love language.  If you're new to the five love languages concept, it's a way to identify how you feel loved and make sure that you are communicating love in the way that your family members and friends best understand.  I hadn't thought too much about how my kids most feel loved before I read this book, although I was familiar with the idea. This book was definitely an inspiration to take some time and identify my kids' different love languages!

All in all, this is a fun book for kids and parents alike.  We've been reading it often and I know we will continue to read and enjoy it in the future.

And I have good news- I have a copy of this book to give away to one lucky reader! Open to everyone,  enter at the Rafflecopter widget below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book to review for myself, as well as the opportunity to give one away. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone.

14 comments:

Denise G said...

I would like to win this for my niece or nephew

ontariohappychick at gmail dot com

jayedee said...

i'd love to win this for our girls mikayla and sophie!

phxbne said...

My daughter

laura20v said...

my kids would love this book plus I love gary chapman :)

Carol L. said...

For my grandson. Thanks for the opportunity.

Carol L. said...

ooops, forgot to add that my GFC name is Lucky47.
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

Anita Yancey said...

I would like to win this book for my granddaughter.
GFC Name: Anita Yancey
ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

moushka said...

My daughters would enjoy it!

phxbne said...

my 6 year old

phxbne said...

my 6 year old

CaribbeanCutie said...

My 6 year old niece.

Natalie A. said...

I'd like to win this for my niece! Thanks!

The Zoo said...

My kids, they can't have enough books. Thanks for the chance.

journeysofthezoo@hotmail.com, http://journeysofthezoo.blogspot.ca

ReggieMann said...

I would like to win this book for my niece Peyton