New Giveaway of MUST HAVE MARVIN! a new book from Shine Bright Kids.

Must-Have Marvin! The Shine Bright Kids series teaches kids the importance of making good choices, from the author of Can't-Wait Willow, Christy Ziglar. 

This book is a 10x10 inches size with a really cool raised glittery title. The robot in Marvin's hand is also glittery. The illustrations are very colorful and done by Luanne Marten. The book is for children 4-8 years of age but of course you can read it yourself or read it to any age child. The Shine Bright Kids series is from Ideals Children's Books.  My Mom and Grandmother always had Ideals books for the holidays and I loved to page through the beautiful pictures. 

Did you know you can visit Ideals on Facebook and on their web site? Hippity Hoppity the Easter Bunny is on his way and Ideals books make the prefect gift for Easter Baskets and gifts. I just love the illustrations of the books. Ideals books for holidays are some of the best gifts too for Mother's day or any day. 

Marvin is a bit of a collector of things. He wants a lot of stuff. That stuff gets in the way of his friendships. On each page there is a star the kids can follow through the book. Each page the star is in a different mood- you can see by the expression on his face. You can discus why the star is in that mood and talk about what Marvin should do to invest in his friendships not buying things.  In the end Marvin realizes he only needs and want friends not all that stuff. Perhaps a good lesson for any age! 

About Must-Have Marvin!
The second title in the Shine Bright Kids series, Must-Have Marvin! teaches children that people are more important than things.
Marvin loves new things—he especially loves finding the latest, greatest, most awesome new things! Soon Marvin finds himself focusing on a new robot that he wants, to the exclusion of his friends. He lets them down when they need his help and nearly loses their friendship. 
Through a chat with a wise neighbor and a second chance to help, Marvin learns the important life lesson that people are more important than things.

Author Bio
Christy Ziglar, financial planner, mother of twins and niece of legendary motivator and the world’s original optimist, Zig Ziglar, is bringing the same timeless wisdom and ageless advice to an entirely new, younger audience through her new Shine Bright Kids picture book series.

Illustrator Bio

Thanks to her first-grade teacher, who recognized her superior skills in drawing a robin, Luanne Marten  has been drawing, painting, and sketching ever since. She is a great experimenter and has a fresh, whimsical approach that brings her characters to life.

About Shine Bright Kids:
Choose Right. Shine Bright.
The Shine Bright Kids series provides children and their families with a framework to teach the importance of making good choices. The principles that will be explored include: using good judgment, taking responsibility, having a positive attitude, and demonstrating perseverance.

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For your chance to win your own copy of Must Have Marvin! Enter the raffelcopter below. 

Giveaway closes on April 4, 2014 

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Open to residents with shipping address in US or Canada. No PO box. Must be 18 or older to enter. Winner will be notified by email. 

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  1. Im not so much into getting easter gifts myself , I like to have my family together for the day and for dinner

  2. A great Easter dinner is the best gift.

  3. The gift that Jesus has given us and washed our sins.

    Narathip Wall
    polo_wataga at yahoo dot com

  4. The gift that Jesus has given us and washed our sins.

    Narathip Wall
    polo_wataga at yahoo dot com



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