Google+ Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas: Mr. Biggs in the City - Children's Book Review & Giveaway

Friday, September 2, 2011

Mr. Biggs in the City - Children's Book Review & Giveaway

Who would have thought that a Sasquatch could be so endearing! 

I'd like to introduce you to a fabulous children's book -
 Mr. Biggs in the City by Kevin Bloomfield

Meet Mr. Biggs - perhaps you know him as Big Foot:


Poor Mr. Biggs is drawn to the city, all he wants is to visit and have some fun (don't we all!). Unfortunately, everything he tries doesn't turn out quite the way he expected.


(I have to share a few of our FAVORITE parts here!)



As you can imagine poor Mr. Biggs is left feeling SAD and disappointed until....
Well, you must read the book to find out - I don't want to spoil Mr. Biggs' story!


The Lil Divas & I feel in love with this story and with Mr. Biggs. They found his adventures hysterical (especially his foray into ballet, his haircut and his attempt at being a policeman - like their daddy!)


Kevin knew what he was doing when he put this book together! During some twitter chat he mentioned that he used his own 2 daughters as his first critics. His rule was "if my kids didn’t laugh at the page then I throw it out and start over".  My girls certainly agreed with them.


My Thoughts:
This book by author/illustrator Kevin Bloomfield is sure to become a favorite of many children. The illustrations are lively and fun with wonderful attention to detail. As an added bonus we enjoyed searching for Mr. Biggs squirrel friend & some others on the pages as we read. You must stop and focus on each page of this story - they really do tell their own little story and are full of so many little details. There's lots to uncover in this book.


As a bilingual Mom - I LOVE that also comes in a Bilingual version that tells the story in both English and Spanish.  There is even a glossary of Spanish words included in the back of the book.


Mr. Biggs provides more than just laughs, he reminds us that it's ok to just be you and that ultimately people will value you for who you are.  He also reminds us not to "judge a book by it's cover!" :)


This is truly a gem of a children's book. We are looking forward to reading Mr. Biggs at the Circus - due out in May 2012!

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Buy it:
You can purchase Mr. Biggs in the City 

Win It
 Kevin Bloomfield has graciously agreed to giveaway
One (1) copy of Mr. Biggs in the City 
to One (1) lucky Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas Reader!

How to Enter:
**Contest ends on 9/16/11**
 One (1) lucky Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas reader
(US Residents Only!) is going to receive:
Copy of Mr. Biggs in the City from Kevin Bloomfield

Mandatory Entry
Share either your or your child's current favorite children's book with me.
Please include your email so that I can contact you if you're our winner!
**Mandatory Entry must be completed for extra entries to count**

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Please leave a seperate comment
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please include your e-mail
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Giveaway Rules:
Giveaway ends 9/16/2011 at 11:59 (PDT)
Winner will be chosen via random.org
& contacted via email if an email is given .
Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize.
Please note any entries that can not be verified will be disqualified.

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DisclaimerI received a copy of Mr. Biggs in the City for the purposes of reading it and sharing our opinions with this review. That being said, this review is my 100% honest opinion of this book - I  am not paid for my reviews or optinions! They are 100% mine! Please remember that your opinions and tastes might differ from mine. 

Good Luck,
Bern

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