TinyCandy’s Gift: Review and Giveaway

My husband and I make it a priority to read to our children nightly.  During the month of December, we like to select books with a holiday theme to get the girls excited about Christmas and learn it’s true meaning.  Through the years (and many book fairs), we have compiled a nice collection of Christmas stories.

I was very excited to add “Tinycandy’s Gift” to our collection this year! From the press release:

tinycandy Tinycandy’s Gift is a new Christmas story tracing the origins of the popular holiday treat, the candy cane. For Susan Estes’ third book, she explains that it is children’s differences that make them special to the world and highlights through vivid illustrations just how important one person can be.

Tinycandy is an elf growing up in the North Pole who always felt left out because he walks with a limp. With Christmas approaching, Tinycandy is desperate to find his special “gift” in order to contribute to Christmas in Santa’s workshop and become accepted by the other elves. Tinycandy soon discovers that his gift is making special candies shaped like hooks that make Christmas a little sweeter for everyone. Impressed by Tinycandy’s new talent, Santa christens the special treats “Candy Canes.”

My daughters both sat and listened to the book intently.  It was the perfect length for a bedtime story and the illustrations were beautiful.  I also liked the message conveyed in the story as I feel it is important to accept everyone for their differences.  This book also comes with a read along CD which made the story come to life!  I think this book made an excellent addition to our collection!

Tinycandy’s Gift can be purchased in hardcover (11 x 8) for $14.95.

Want to add this book to your holiday collection?  You can win your own copy right here on The Not-So-Blog!

How to enter:

1. Tell me your favorite book to read to your kids during the holidays.

Additional entries:

1. Blog about this giveaway and link to The Not-So-Blog (10 extra entries).

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Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on January 5th. Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Open to U.S. Residents only.

This review is the opinion of The Experimental Mommy. Other may have a different experience with the product. Thank you to Tinycandy’s Gift who provided the product for review. I was not compensated in any way except for the complimentary product.

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  1. This sounds like a wonderful story! My kids are too old for me to read to them, but I use to read Twas the Night Before Christmas and they loved it. Thanks for the review and giveaway!

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