Thursday, February 24, 2011

Mr. Bo Finds a New Home and New Name by Timothy Battle: A Book Review and Giveaway


Mr. Bo's arrival could not have been more timely. A couple days before receiving a copy of this book, my 7 year-old and I were discussing adoption and what that means. She had just watched a program with my husband in which a young boy from Brazil was adopted when he was an orphan baby by an American family and thereby afforded a more opportune life. We have several stray cats in our neighborhood, but I hadn't even thought of applying this principle to animals until we read Mr. Bo Finds a New Home and a New Name. The book is told through the eyes of Mr. Bo (aka Linus), a stray cat awaiting adoption. He faces rejection and despair, yet remains positive and strong in the face of adversity, sure that his dreams will come true -- invaluable life lessons I hope my daughter will emulate in her own life. My daughter was happy to read that Linus was adopted and given a new home and a fun new name - Mr. Bo.

She was even happier when I told her that this was a true story. She is now much more concerned about the stray cats in our neighborhood and is determined to help them all find a better, more comfortable life. I just love when books influence my children to do better and be better. Hooray for Mr. Bo (pictured right)!

This paperback, published by Tate Publishing, is a fun, inspiring read for your first or second grader and is available at mrbobooks.com, as well as other bookstores and Amazon.com. The book also comes with a free audio book digital download for listening pleasure! 

SHOP: Head over to the mrbobooks website to purchase an autographed copy of the book or watch a brief video about mr. bo!

WIN: The author of Mr. Bo Finds a New Home and New Name is offering one Moana Saves reader their very own signed copy of the book!  To enter, "like" the MrBoBooks Facebook page so you can get all the latest updates about Mr Bo!

To earn an additional entry, do one (or all) of the following and leave a separate comment for each thing you do: 

 
1. Become a public follower of Moana Saves via Google Friend Connect in the sidebar.  
2. Become a Networked Blogs follower of Moana Saves (in the sidebar). 
4. Follow Mr Bo on Twitter.

5. Follow Moana Saves on Twitter.
6. Tweet (once a day max): #Win a signed Mr Bo book from @mrbobooks and @moanasaves ends 3/12 http://bit.ly/hKDJbF
7. Like the Moana Saves Facebook page.

Only one person per email/household/IPaddress can enter this giveaway.  He/she must be 18+ years old and reside in the U.S.  This giveaway ends on Friday, 3/12/11 HST (Hawaii Standard Time).  One winner will be chosen randomly via Random.org.  I will notify the winner via email and he/she must respond to claim the prize within 48 hours or I will draw another winner.

This post was written for Family Review Network & Mr. Bo who provided the complimentary product for review in exchange for my honest opinions.

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