Monday, April 2, 2012

The Smiley Book of Colors & Giveaway


The Smiley Book of Colors
by Ruth  Kaiser
ISBN: 978-0375869839
32 pages, 3+
$8.99 hardback

About the book:
Who can resist the wacky, cute smiley faces to be spied in photos of colorful found objects? Young readers will enjoy learning their colors as they're identifying what the smileys are made from—an electrical outlet, a hubcap, even a piece of toast—and readers of all ages will appreciate the witty rhyming text, and its inspirational message about choosing happiness.

My Thoughts:
This little book is a tool for parents. It doesn't just teach about colors - but it  also helps to teach children to LOOK for the good around them beginning by teaching them to look for SMILES in what they see. Each page of the book is devoted to a color - take green - the pictures show an apple with two seed eyes and a fold in the  skin & fruit becomes the smile. It also shows a recycle bin with 2 holes for cell phones & inkjet cartridges for eyes and a line underneath forming a smile. Each of the pages takes everyday items that LOOK like a smile with eyes and a mouth. You might see a tractor, fruit, a zipper and two snaps, two bolts and a split in wood, and even the old standard - a picture in the clouds.

The ultimate value in this book is that it TEACHES your children to look for the good in life. Instead of thinking ICK or YUCK your child learns to think that it might be GOOD, to TRY new things and give it a CHANCE

This little book should be in every library - at home, school and every city library. It makes a great birthday gift - or for just because.

For every Smiley photo that is uploaded to the Spontaneous Smiley website, $1 is donated to Operation Smile, to fund reconstructive surgeries for children with facial deformities such as cleft palate and cleft lip. The Spontaneous Smiley has funded 18 surgeries so far, one Smiley at a time.

Smile! Be Happy!
It's a Choice You Can Choose!
Give it a Try,
You've Nothing to Lose.

Treasure Hunt Time! 
You have an extra chance (or many extra chances) to win a copy of The Smiley Book of Colors! Invite them on our Treasure Hunt.
Now it's time to start searching for Smileys in your neighborhood! When you find one snap a pic and upload it to Spontaneous Smiley ( on the "Share Your Smiley" page ( using "WOW" in your Smiley title.

Just one Smiley makes you a Smiley Captain! Not only will you brighten people's day with your Smiley AND help raise money for Operation Smile, a non-profit organization that helps children with facial deformity receive the surgery they need, but you'll be entered in a contest just for Ruth's WOW friends to win a copy of The Smiley Book of Colors. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, April 17! Now grab your camera and start searching for Smileys!

Take $5 off orders over $45* (See details)

I am having a giveaway too! Be sure to do the last entry as well - you'll receive an extra 5 entries into the author's giveaway as well as mine. You will need to add: "WOW - Tina Peterson" into the description of your upload in order to get those extra entries.

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