Director Jewels: Hank Finds An Egg + Hank Has A Dream Children's Book Review + Giveaway - #HolidayGiftGuide2014

Friday, November 28, 2014

Hank Finds An Egg + Hank Has A Dream Children's Book Review + Giveaway - #HolidayGiftGuide2014

 Disclosure: I received sample books for review, but no other compensation was received and all views expressed are my own.

If you're a regular reader of my blog, you already know I'm a sucker for children's books. We have books coming out of our ears here in our home, yet when I was planning for the Holiday Gift Guide this year, I still accepted tons of wonderful new titles to share with both my kids and all of you! I can't help it - reading opens the doors to so many adventures, it only makes sense to let my kids experience that wonder often. 


We were all really excited to check out two titles from Peter Pauper Press and we were not disappointed in any way. Hank Finds An Egg and Hank Has A Dream have become new favorites in our collection.

These titles are simply adorable. Created by Rebecca Dudley, they feature a small woodland creature who has fantastic adventures in his forest home. The pictures in the book all feature amazing dioramas made by the author! Lincoln and Addie were both just fascinated the first time we read these books, and they continue to ask for them during storytime.


Hank Finds An Egg was released last spring, and is actually a wordless book. At first, I thought this would disappoint the kids, but I honestly think they like it better! I love that I can ask Lincoln questions about what's happening in the pictures and watch as he figures out his interpretation of the story. What a great way to help reading comprehension - even without words!


The images are beyond beautiful and we stare at them for long periods of time, picking out new details each time we open the cover.


Hank Has A Dream is a new release this fall and you can check out the sweet book trailer over on YouTube. In this second title (which does contain text), Hank tells his little hummingbird friend of the dreams he has dreamed and how he imagines himself flying, sailing, soaring across the land. Each dream parallels an action on the ground and it's easy to spot the similarity to that of a child's imagination at play.


I really think these books are a wonderful addition to a child's library, and highly recommend them as a Christmas gift for a child on your list this year!


You can find both books on Amazon: Hank Finds An Egg and Hank Has A Dream.


Visit Peter Pauper Press online for more info about Hank and other great books, journals, and stationary. You can also follow along on Facebook and Twitter.

Giveaway

One Director Jewels reader will win a copy of Hank Has A Dream and Hank Finds An Egg! This giveaway will end on December 12 at 11:59pm CST. This giveaway is open to US readers only. Winner will be emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or prize will be forfeited.

To enter the giveaway, follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter form below (you may need Javascript enabled to see the form and it may take a moment to load)! Once you complete the first entry, the other options will open up so that you can complete them as well. All of the "extra entries" are optional - you can do just one, or as many as you want! Winners will be contacted by email. Good luck!

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Disclosure: Thank you to Peter Pauper Press for providing my samples and the giveaway prize! I received no other compensation and all views expressed are my own. For more information, you can read my Giveaway Policy and my Disclosure Policy.

27 comments:

  1. the little black book of disney world

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  2. I would also like to have their The Zoo is Closed Today! book.

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  3. I like the little book of home preserving

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  4. I would like the Night Before Christmas shadow book.

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  5. I would also like the children's book, "Celia"

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  6. I think my kids would enjoy The Zoo Is Closed Today book
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  7. I just love the organizers! Definitely something I need to get in my crazy life!

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  8. I think I need the book titled: WHY MEN MAKE BAD PETS. lol. I need it. :)

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  9. I think the book Celia looks good.

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  10. I may need to buy the Art of War for Zombies for my husband...

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  11. I love the READY, SET, DRAW... ANIMALS

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  12. The zoo is closed also looks good

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  13. I like The Zoo is Closed Today book.

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  14. The Zoo is Closed Today Book looks fun

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  15. I would grab one of the mid sized journals! for myself!

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  16. I love all things Elephant so I would love ELEPHANTASTIC! Thanks for the chance

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  17. I LIKE THE ZOO IS CLOSED TODAY

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  18. ELEPHANTASTIC sounds like a good one.

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  19. SIMPSON'S SHEEP WON'T GO TO SLEEP looks like a cute book. I have a couple books from this company. I am always pleased with the quality of their books.

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