Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Children's Picture Book Review and Giveaway: JANINE by Maryann Cocca-Leffler (Ends 4/28)

The featured product was provided free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% the opinion of the Coupon Savvy Sarah family.”

Meet Janine. She is one of a kind! Janine dresses a little different, remembers random facts, reads the dictionary for fun, and has her own style of cheering. Nobody does things the way Janine does things! One girl in Janine's class is throwing a party and all the COOL kids are invited. But Janine is not cool. Some kids think she is strange and want her to change. Will Janine try to be different or just be her spectacular self? 

In this charming story, Maryann Cocca-Leffler uses her own daughter as inspiration for a delightfully spunky character. Janine Leffler focuses on the positive while navigating life with disabilities. She has become a role model to children and adults, encouraging them to focus on abilities and promoting respect, tolerance, and kindness.

Rose and I really enjoyed this book. I think every child (and even us as adults) has been bullied in their life and Janine really inspires with how she handles herself with grace and poise in addressing the bullies. As a parent, this is a lesson I try and impart on my daughter when she has had a rough day after dealing with a difficult person. I ask how she handled it, give pointers on how she could have done something differently if necessary and more importantly - I want her to remember how it made her feel in hopes of avoiding her accidentally hurting someone's feelings depending on her words or actions. This is a well-written and thoughtful book with beautiful illustrations.


You can follow author Maryann Cocca-Leffler on her Website and Facebook in addition to all the news at Janine's Party Facebook page. There is even an adorable coloring page signed by the author for your children (or even students) to print out and color.

ENTER NOW for your chance to win a copy of the Children's Picture book JANINE. by Maryann Cocca-Leffler - Giveaway ends 4/28

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