Thursday, March 31, 2011

Beautiful Blue Eyes - a Children's Book Review and Giveaway


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Photobucket"I watched and waited 
as your eyes chose their hue.
Deciding in time
on their beautiful blue.
Blue as a butterfly
or the sparkling sea.
Blue as the bluebird who sings in her tree."

This was my daughter's favorite line of the book. When I read "sparkling sea" she looked up at me with such a big smile because living in Hawai'i she knows what a beautiful bright blue sea looks like.  I was so excited to review this book with my sweet girl because this same sweet girl is the only blue eyed person in our family, the only lefty, and the only person with food allergies. She has such a tender heart and sometimes feels so very different from the rest of us so I was very happy to share this adorable story with her as a special treat. We both loved this book. Sometimes children's books are just "sweet" or "cute" but this one is a new personal favorite of mine that touches my heart every time I read it with my daughter.

PhotobucketBeautiful Blue Eyes, by Marianne Richmond, touches the heart of every mom as it brings to memory those first few months after your baby is born as you wait to see what color your new little one's eyes will be. Then as you continue reading you're reminded of the silly eyes, the curious eyes, the sad and sick eyes that every young child experiences. I especially like that the poetic writing is easy enough for a beginning reader to read it by themselves. I actually presented my daughter with this book as a special reward for working so hard at learning to read.

We loved reading Marianne Richmond's newest book and recommend it as the perfect gift for that special blue-eyed child in your life.


BUY: You can purchase this book at Marianne's shop HERE or at Amazon.com

WIN: One of our fabulous Moana Saves readers will win a copy of this hardback book. Enter by telling me what blue-eyed sweetheart you would give or read this book to.


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 Networked Blogs follower of Moana Saves (in the sidebar).
2. Become a Google Friends Connect follower of Moana Saves (in the sidebar).
3. Like Moana Saves on Facebook.
4. Follow Moana Saves on Twitter.
5. Tweet about this giveaway with the following (once a day max): #win kids book, beautiful blue eyes, from Marianne Richmond and @moanasaves ends 4/14 http://bit.ly/fWBiMP

 
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 Thursday, 4/14 HST (Hawaii Standard Time).  One winner will be chosen randomly via Random.org.  I will notify the winners via email and they must respond to claim the prize within 48 hours or I will draw another winner.

I was not compensated for this post although I did receive a product sample to facilitate my review.  Any and all opinions here are my own.

34 comments:

  1. I'd give this to my little blue-eyed son.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  2. I follow on gfc

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  3. This would be for my nephew :)

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

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  4. Networked Blog Follower :)

    ktgonyea at gmail.com (Karen Gonyea)

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  5. GFC Follower :)

    ktgonyea at gmail.com (Karen Gonyea)

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  6. My baby has blue eyes - this would be for him. Thanks! alicedemskehansen at gmail.com

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  7. I follow you on gfc - thanks! alicedemskehansen at gmail.com

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  8. I follow you on twitter - I'm @alicedemske - thanks! alicedemskehansen at gmail.com

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  9. I would give this to my beautiful blue eyed niece.

    lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  10. Like you on FB.

    Leah W.
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  11. Also follow you on Net Blogs on FB.

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  12. GFC follower.

    lewalk

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  13. Follow you on Twitter.

    lewalk76

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  14. And tweeted.

    http://twitter.com/#!/lewalk76/status/54989735311056897

    lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  15. I would read this to my blue-eyed niece
    pjames330 at aol dot com

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  16. GFC follower
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  17. FB fan
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  18. twitter follower
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  19. Tweeted today.

    http://twitter.com/#!/lewalk76/status/55807672666169346

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  20. I'd read this to my Grandson & Grandaughter who both have the most incredible blue eyes!!!((1955nursehjc4me(at)myway(dot)com)) Thanks!

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  21. I'm a brand-new follower via GFC ((1955nursehjc4me(at)myway(dot)com)) Great giveaway!!!

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  22. Also following you via 'Networked blogs' (Holly) Thanks for the chance... ((1955nursehjc4me(at)myway(dot)com)) ;-))

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  23. AND... I "LIKE" you on Facebook (HollyCunningham) Cute book!!!((1955nursehjc4me(at)myway(dot)com)) ;-))

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  24. I would give this book to my friend, Nicki who's son Max has the most striking blue eyes.

    libbylopez AT hotmail DOT com

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  25. Would love this for my nephews.
    hisprincess886(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  26. I follow gfc - emillie.
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  27. I follow you on twitter - hisprincess886.
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  28. I Like you on fb - emillie rose.
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  29. I shared on twitter - http://twitter.com/#!/HisPrincess886/status/58225261904273408.
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  30. I'd give this book to my blue eyed 5 yr old niece.

    Thanks for the entries!

    rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

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  31. Networked blogs follower
    rose manning

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  32. Facebook Fan
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  33. GFC friend
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  34. Follow on Twitter
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