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Saturday, December 17, 2016

Christmas with Parragon Books @ParragonBooks! #ParragonHolidays #ParragonLovesMoana

Snag those last minute stocking stuffers with some of these great Parragon Bo+oks!

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Disney’s Moana themed books!

Disney Moana Born to Voyage (8 X 8 Activity & Sticker Book) $4.99

Disney Moana Spirit of Adventure (Color It) $3.99
Disney Moana Ocean Explorers (Floor Coloring Pad) $7.99

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Nutcracker (Hardcover) – $9.99
Snow Queen (Hardcover) – $7.18 *current sale price

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My Biggest Ever Christmas Activity Book (Paperback) – $9.99

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A Treasury of Christmas Stories and Songs (Hardcover) – sale price $10.15

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2000 Stickers Things That Go (Paperback) – $6.99

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Totally Brain-Busting Number Puzzles (Paperback) – $7.99

These are all Amazing books that stand up to the quality that is known with Paragon Books!  These would be great gifts for the child in your life!! Buy them on Amazon with Prime to have them before Christmas!

Disclaimer:  I received these books free from Parragon Publishing in exchange for my honest review.  I was not required to give an honest review, nor was I compensated in any other way.  All opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family.  I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC Regulations.  This post contains affiliate links.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Review & #Giveaway: Charlie the Tramp

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Charlie the Tramp

ABOUT THE BOOK

Charlie the Beaver wants to be a tramp when he grows up. “Tramps don’t have to learn how to chop down trees and how to roll logs and how to build dams. Tramps just tramp around and have a good time. Tramps carry sticks with little bundles tied to them. They sleep in a field when the weather is nice, and when it rains they sleep in a barn.” Charlie sets off with his bundle. But when he hears water trickling, he can’t get to sleep. Will he be able to resist the urge to make it stop? As Grandfather Beaver says, “You never know when a tramp will turn out to be a beaver.”

An American classic is back in a special 50th anniversary hardcover edition.

Winner of the Boys Club of America Junior Book Award, 1968.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Russell Hoban (1925-2011) first became famous for his children’s picture books about a badger named Frances and other animal characters that have a lot in common with children we know – bedtime for Frances, A Baby Sister for Frances, Bread and Jam for Frances, and Emmit Otter’s Jug-band Christmas.

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ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR

Lillian Hoban (1925-1998), one of America’s favorite children’s book illustrators, is best known for a young chimpanzee named Arthur and his little sister, Violet. She also illustrated six of Russell Hoban’s books about Frances the badger, which have taken their place among the great classics of children’s literature. Lillian Hoban was born in Philadelphia and attended the Philadelphia Museum School of Art. She studied dance for ten years and became a professional dancer. She began to write and illustrate her own stories only after having children, basing her tales on their experiences.

Plough editor Sam Hine says, “As a parent of young children I’ve rarely found new books of this quality. So, like many other parents, I find myself returning to the books of my own childhood. Among these Charlie the Tramp was a hands-down favorite. We’re thrilled to acquire the rights to this timeless classic and make it available to a third generation.”

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My Thoughts – This is a beautiful classic with wonderful pencil drawings!  It is recommended for ages 3-8 years old.  It’s a great tale of a beaver that wishes to be a tramp, but can’t fight his beaver instincts!  He realizes that he can like to tramp around, like a tramp….but still build great ponds like a beaver! 

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