My son is in love. No, it’s not a girl. Nope, it’s not me. And no, it isn’t a toy! He’s in love with his new book that his big sister got for him.
Over the weekend, we put up our Christmas tree. And to finish off the evening, before we got ready for bedtime, we read a story. However, on Saturday night, it wasn’t just any book that we read. It was ‘Twas The Mouse Who Saved Christmasa personalized storybook from marblespark™.
We finished the tree decorating, and I called Little Miss into my room to hand her the book. The company had inscribed the book to The Boy, Merry Christmas, Love Little Miss. Only with their real names. We walked into the living room together, and she presented him with the special book and he looked at the cover, looked at his sister, and then looked back at the cover and said “that’s my name.” He spelled it out, touching each letter with his finger. It was so cute.
He handed it to me and asked “Please, can you read this?” So we all cuddled together, right by our freshly decorated tree, and read the book. As I read through the pages, The Boy would squeal when he saw his name on Santa’s list, and written out in blocks, and on the stocking (which he calls a sock.) He would then ask me, with his eyes wide, “how does she know my name?” He just couldn’t wrap his mind around this little mouse, Pipp (real name Piper), knowing his name!
He was happy to hear, contrary to what I have told him the last couple of months during his “tantrums,” that he was on the nice list. Next to his name was written NICE, and the letter at the end to him, from Santa, stated how good he’d been all year long. He nodded his head, looked at me and said “see, mom, I told you I was good.”
So. DANG. CUTE. We have now read the book at least 15 times, and it would be more, but I can’t read every half an hour! I have my limits. He has given it to Little Miss to read to him, and she’s actually doing rather well reading it. My job might be over, she can take over reading all his books to him at this rate!
The story is adorable, about a mouse who accidentally rips a name off of the naughty and nice list, which happens to be your child’s name. And how Pipp, the mouse, corrects her error. Again, So. DANG. Cute.
I completely loved it. Such a great gift for the holidays. Totally putting my stamp of approval on this one, folks. And the book is made beautifully, and shipped well. No damage at all. Solid book. Totally adore it. And the best part is the kids love it, and it will be read many times. It’s also being brought places…..he plans on bringing it to show and tell later this week!
I couldn’t do a lot of pictures of the book for this review, because I don’t use my children’s names on the blog, or anywhere on the internet. Sooooooo, there’s a few to give you a little taste of the book. SORRY!!!
Now, here’s another fantastic part of this story…….I get to give one away!
**GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. WINNER WAS CHOSEN.**
Here’s what you do:
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THINGS TO KNOW:
U.S. Residents only.
Must be 18 years of age or older to ENTER to win the giveaway.
I’ll choose a winner on DECEMBER 7th. It’s a quick turnaround, so the winner can receive the book before the holidays!
So you have until DECEMBER 6, 2012 at 11:59PM EST to enter this contest. You enter by leaving comments, so the more things you do and comment that you have done, the better. If you comment on another blog post, come back and let me know you did so, this way we can count that too!
*I received a book at no cost in order to write this blog review. All opinions are mine, and the opinions of my kids.