Nov 20, 2009

"The Snowman's Song: A Christmas Story" special giveaway

Giveaway closed.
We loved reading all the comments...Hope all your children's dreams come true!
Congratulations Miranda!


 Written by Marilee Joy Mayfield
Illustrations by Tracy La Rue Hohn

I received the book "The Snowman's Song: A Christmas Story"  to review over on my blog The princess and the monkey.  Sometimes a children's book is just as moving to an adult as it is special to the child.  As soon as I started reading this beautifully written and illustrated book, I thought of Kennedy, Chloe and the other special children in our lives that can not speak.  I felt a connection to the little snowman's mom, who tries to comfort her son when he is having trouble reaching his dream.  So many of us feel the frustrations and despair of our children.  We all long to see them be able to follow their dreams and hope they stay faithful.  In the story the little snowman finds encouragement to never give up on those dreams.

"Even when there's no hope, you must see a star."

He also finds, what we all want to see for our children, true friendship.  The child in the story shows so much compassion for the little snowman that it teaches children how to care about others no matter their condition.  I felt so moved by this story written by Marilee Joy Mayfield that I wanted to share it not only with the readers of my blog, but with the special families here on Kidz.

I would love to share this book with a special family, and thanks to the generosity of Leaping Antelope Productions and the author, I have one copy to giveaway. To enter, leave a comment here telling us what dream your child is trying to reach and how you are encouraging those dreams.


*This giveaway is open to all readers(and even the members of Kidz Krew) that are in the US or Canada.  Please make sure to leave an email so I can contact the winner.  To make this special the winner will be chosen by my little girl, Kennedy.  The winner will be notified by email and on this post.  This giveaway will end on 12/5, so that I can get this to the winner before Christmas. 

If you do not want to wait you can purchase the book at http://www.snowmanssong.com/#  they even have matching greeting cards!  Also watch for an author guest post over on The princess and the monkey very soon.

39 comments:

edmontonjb said...

My oldest boy is dreaming about playing the guitar. He has a small acoustic guitar that he plays around with, but since he has been doing really well in his piano lessons, we are getting him an electric guitar and lessons for Christmas.
dftrew(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

My son wants to be a football player. Unfortunately he has SMA and requires help for ANY movement. So how do we help... he watches football all the time and we've been talking about the possibility of him being a coach!
deb
ardenpostma@aol.com

Becky said...

Ben dreams about being happy in his little (but growing big) body. We help him by loving him purely, tending to his every need, smothering him with constant attention and keeping him as comfortable as we can.

beckyorton(at)yahoo(dot)com

This looks like a really nice book. Thank you for sharing with us.

Clemencia said...

My little daughter's dream is to have a bunny, she has been asking for one for about 2 years now, finally I think we can make it come true this christmas, thanks for the giveaway, we love books :)
storytime5366 at gmail dot com

Surge said...

My little cousin (I know, he's not my kid but I think if I had a kid this would be the amount of love!) said he "wants to be a boss".
Of what?
"Of people."
I'm sure he'll get there haha

timesurge at live dot ca

Anonymous said...

Violet is two years old and said she wants to be Dorothy from Wizard Voz (as she calls it) for Christmas. Mom provides the glittery red shoes, the stuffed dog Toto, the blue and white checkered dress, and long brown braids. Violet will reach her dream of being Dorothy for Christmas.

Melanie
boudiceatx@hotmail.com

Julie said...

This sounds like a great book. My daughter is 2 1/2 this year and is loving anything Christmas. She was literally dreaming about a Christmas tree not too long ago. I can't wait til its time to get one and make her dream come true!

Julie =)
sweetpea{dot}hull{at}gmail{dot}com

Honey Mommy said...

Right now my oldest son is almost four.. so his dreams are mostly of getting what he wants for Christmas. I am pretty sure I can make those dreams happen.

Other than that I think he would like to learn to read, so we will start on that in the new year!

honey2mommy (at)gmail (d0t)com

Kristin said...

My son is 8 years old with autism. His big dreams right now have to do with what he wants for Christmas! He really wants a robot dinosaur. Oh boy!

Thanks for the delightful giveaway. If we win, my son and I will read this for sure. We love story time!

Have a wonderful holiday season!

thedaysofmylife_kristin@yahoo.com

Dolphin Girl said...

My son is wanting to be an archeologist. We are exposing him to books in this field.

wmmahaney said...

My youngest son dreams of playing the guitar. We continually encourage any musical activity that he is involved in.
wmmahaney(at)att(dot)net

Bethie said...

My son dreams of playing short stop for the NY Yankees. We encourage him in everything he does.

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

Kirsten said...

My daughter is only 1, so I don't know of her dreams yet, but we read with her a lot in hopes of helping her realize she can do anything she sets her mind too.

Sweeter the berry said...

My daughter dreams of having her own room and a puppy. She currently shares a bedroom with her sister. We will fulfill that dream by moving to a bigger home. letessha@yahoo.com

jan816 said...

My grandson dreams of being a pro soccer player. :)

Missybeez said...

My son dreams of being like Lebron James.He is very good at basketball and we help support him in his dream!

Stephanie said...

My little toddler is dreaming about spelling his name and santa's arrival (and eating cookies)
tvollowitz at aol dot com

tutugirl said...

My daughter dreams of being an artist. In my eyes, she already is. I make sure she always has lots of art supplies and I proudly display every one she makes for me.

tutucuteforme(at)hotmail(dot)com

Veronica said...

My oldest son is determined to become a Train Engineer. So my husband and I have tried in every way to encourage him with this by taking him to a local Train Depot that allows him to rides steam locomotives and to see the workshop where they work on the trains. Thanks for a great giveaway :)

Darlene said...

My daughter dreams of being a teacher. We encourage her in any way we can.

Anonymous said...

My daughter's dream is to be a ballet dancer. Right now she is in a Hip Hop/Ballet/Dance Mix class that will make her skills stronger. She is only 5, but is doing an excellent job. We will keep signing her up for these types of classes so that she can reach her dream. Thanks for the giveaway.

heidibokor @ yahoo . com

Anonymous said...

I have a daughter with Spina Bifida, her dream one day is to walk and not to be in a wheel chair... So with the constant support from all of her Doctors and her loving parents we will make sure that her dream is fulfilled!!!! I love you Lydia more than you will ever know!!! ;-)

With Love,

Miranda
frogsmls@yahoo.com

cstironkat said...

Alison wants to be a vet. We encourage her to keep up her grades and we drive her to the local shelter so she can volunteer.

Tarah said...

We don't have a child yet - but we're trying. That's our dream - we'd love to have this book to add to his/her collection when he/she finally gets here!

Tarah
tarah716[at]ymail.com

Anonymous said...

Although Haley is only 5, she often watches "Dancing with the Stars" and tells me often that she dreams and wishes she could be on that show. She often dances, and sings as well! I try to encourage her that she can do anything that she wants to do in life, as long as she puts her mind to it.

roxxyroller(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I have two girls. Andrea my oldest keeps telling me that she wants to be Arial from the little mermaid so that she can swim all day long.

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Winning Readings said...

We'd love to be chosen by Kennedy! My daughter wants to be a ballerina, so my husband helps her with stretching exercises, etc. since she is too young for lessons.

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

We posted about this giveaway at Winning Readings: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2009/12/snowmans-song.html

erma said...

My son wants to be a pro. skateboarder. I tell him to praticte everyday and he will.
erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

Vivian juvides@comcast.net said...

I would love to read this book to my grandkids on christmas eve.

Anonymous said...

Hannah wanted to play the violin and she is so enjoying performing with her instrument!

theyyyguy@yahoo.com

dolphee said...

My son is dreaming about getting a space station toy and my daughter some books.

AEKZ2 said...

My son wants to be a scientist. I encourage him by telling him to learn everything around. I also tell him that I believe in him.

Sahm Lee said...

My daughter wants to be a veterinarian when she grows up so I help her learn all about different animals and teach her how to care for our pets so that she will be the best veterinarian in the world one day. Thanks for the contest!
airalynn@gmail.com

plb8156 said...

My son wants to be a teacher but has learning difficulties. I keep encouraging him. The school says that some of the best teachers are the ones that struggled the most to learn :)
plb8156@aol.com

sherri419 said...

My youngest wants to be a video game designer so we are enrolling him in art classes and really complimenting him on his achievements! Thanks!

sherri419 at gmail dot com

mchavez718 said...

My daughter dreams of being a doctor some day. She has successfully cured all her teddy bears and dolls.

Gianna said...

My daughter wants to be a chef so i'm teaching her everything I know :)

michele said...

My daughter now just wants to be a vet... at one point she wanted to be a vet, police officer and doctor. she was going to be very busy!!

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