Friday, October 9, 2009

BOOKS BY TARA- REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY **CLOSED**

I am completely addicted to books. The Munchkin' Man has followed in my footsteps. Every time I go out shopping, I seem to come home with another book. A few months ago, I won a wonderful book SNOWMAN from Books By Tara. We thought this book was fantastic!! The book has large pictures of the process of making a snowman. The process is explained with a super cute poem-

"Time to make the snowman's head

Put it on the tippy top

Now his body's complete…but BARE!

There's more to do, not time to stop "



Tara, the author, wrote her books with her youngest child in mind, who was showed signs of Autism at the age of two. She worked with her son using one on one therapy. About her books she states:



I have found simple books and pictures to be one of the best interaction tools available. They help establish a mutual focus for making social connections. I have also found that there are a limited amount of simple books that aren’t too babyish. I created Tara Books to help fill that void.



Tara's books are such a wonderful learning tool for all children! I contacted Tara about her books and she sent The Munchkin' Man Jake-O-Lantern. This was such a great book to introduce the Fall season. I love the sequencing of the book. The book is so easy to follow, even for a 2 1/2 year old. The pictures are so colorful and true to life. The Munchkin' Man was able to look at the pictures and tell me step by step instructions on how to make a Jake-O-Lantern. This story is also told with a fantastic poem:


"Pick out a pumpkin

Just the right size

How the face turns out Will be a surprise! "



I would recommend Books By Tara to any parent that is looking for books that have:


* fantastic real life pictures

* playful themes

*story lines that are open ended for further discussion with your child(ren)

*wonderful poems with language that is easy for children to repeat

*ways to support a MOM :) that is working hard at helping a community that is growing in great numbers!



Another thing I thinking is totally fantastic about Books By Tara, is that with each book she has Extension Activities. They are a super way to take her books one step further.



Here are a few pics of the Munchkin' Man and his Jack-O-Lantern book and also activity:



































We followed the pictures in the book to make our oh so wonderful Jack-O-Lantern. Most of the time the MM was asking if he could eat it!!

Did you like what you saw in this review? Do you want to win your choice of book from Books By Tara? Here is your chance. Tara is going to giveaway one book of your choice to THREE lucky winners!

Here is how you enter:

Mandatory:

1. Visit Books By Tara and tell me what book you would love to read to your child

Additional


4. Follow me on Twitter

5. Subscribe to my feeds

6. Tweet this giveaway for extra entries (3 entries per day)


** You must leave a comment when you do any of the additional entries!!!!***

**Make sure you put an email for contact if you are the winner ***
*** This giveaway will end on Monday, October 26,2009***


37 comments:

Tatiana said...

Loved reading your blog! Love Tara and her books have made my life and all my families full of fun and love! I had PECS made with her Holes books to use!! At home and at school! I think every one should know! As you can see I am a big fan of hers! I found out about the BooksbyTara from Twitter I fallow you and her! And can't wait each month
to get Tara's news letter! Please go take a look my blog I will add your link to my blog if its ok with you

as said...

I would love the snowman book. My little guy loves books too. :)

as said...

I follow you on twitter.

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Brie H said...

I like the autumn leaves book or the Jack on lantern. I love the pictures on your review.

Brie H said...

Signed up for books by tara newsletter
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Brie H said...

I follow you on twitter @bdelaughter
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Kerry said...

The giveaway has been extended till the 26th due to low entry. Tell you friends, Tara's books are fantastic!!

Mommy is Green said...

I would love to read Autumn Leaves to my child :)

Mommy is Green said...

Following Books By Tara on Twitter

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Following you on Twitter

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Julie said...

I like all of her books-but either the snowman or car wash


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Bethie said...

Please count me in. I would like to read Water to my son.

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Honey Mommy said...

I would love to read Car Wash. My boys would love that.

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I spend most of my time with my wonderful little boy (aka The Munchkin' Man). I consider myself to be an eco friendly person that is trying to improve my son's world a little at a time. In my spare time..haha.. I am a Stampin' Up Demonstrator.