Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Spoonful of Sweetness Book Review & Giveaway!

I feel very honored to be asked by one of my favorite authors to post on my blog about one of her newest books.  Maria Dismondy is a #1best-selling children's book author, former teacher, and highly sought-after speaker.  One of my favorite books by her is Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun!  Spoonful of Sweetness is her 5th children's book.  What I love about this book is that it starts instilling the habits and character traits that we want for our children to have at a very young age.  The book is entended for children from birth to age 3.  The reason this is appropriate for my Elementary school counseling blog, is that I strive to be proactive in my school counseling program.  I believe that if children are enstilled with positive character traits at a young age, they will become more natural as they grow into school aged children.  I can't wait to share this fun book with my neice so too can exhibit acts of kindness.  If you go to Maria's website (link below), you can even download a free parent guide and coloring page!

More about Maria Dismondy:
Maria has a passion for spreading an anti-bullying message and making a difference in her writing, public speaking, blogging and charity work. She lives in southeastern
Michigan with her husband and children. To find out more about Maria and her award-winning books.
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Book Trailer on YouTube:

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The contest will run from January 14 through January 21.  Good luck!
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  1. I would use this in a Kindergarten guidance lesson...a review (introduction for some!) on manners and a good starting point for character education.

  2. I would use this book as a lesson during Morning Meeting. I run a program for emotionally handicapped children and am also the counselor for the program. This would be a great message and fun way to send that message to my students who often need a few extra reminders on "spreading sweetness!"

  3. I would love to win this book!! Practice makes perfect so I whole-heartedly believe that this book is beneficial for children of all ages!! I am a mommy to a 22 month old and a 4 month old, and an elementary school counselor (who has really resisted buying this book with hopes that I might win a copy!!) who could use this in my pre-K classroom counseling lessons! Just today that class asked me why I love reading them books and for a few seconds I had to think about it---first, I love seeing them enthralled in the story! I love the ideas that pop into their heads when they are read to! Second, I love building a stronger relationship with them by spending the time reading together! And finally, I don't know if they are being read to at home so me reading to them for even 20 minutes can help boost up many of the academic benefits of reading!! My kids at school and at home would greatly benefit from this awesome book so if I do not win it, I will be purchasing it :)

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