25 Days of Christmas Giveaways: Day 16 – The Book Monster

Congrats to Jordan D. on winning Day 14′s two pack of Brad’s Raw Leafy Kale!

Today’s product is hot off the press!  It comes to us from one of my personal friends and new author, Emily Waisanen.  She and I grew up together in the Hancock/Calumet area of the Upper Peninsula.  (Yes, she is a fellow yooper!)  Emily is a middle school teacher who is passionate about children’s literature and keeping kids enthusiastic about reading.

Emily got the idea to write her children’s book, titled The Book Monster, after becoming frustrated with the way some children’s books are poorly written.  She wrote out a draft of her idea for The Book Monster and sent it off to a publishing company.  The publisher loved her concept and it was accepted for print!  Her books are newly printed and have been ready for sale for just a few months!  I am excited to share this opportunity to win one of her copies with you!

Emily kindly sent me a personally signed copy of her book to review and share with my 15 month old son, Austin.  I love the story line, message, and pop-off-the-page pictures!

It’s about a little monster, a book monster, who likes to eat books (of course!).  Emily uses eating as a metaphor for reading.  The little monster likes to eat all kinds of books.  We are taken through various genres and shown how the monster likes each “cuisine” for different reasons.  The monster uses alliteration and talks about how he likes to eat each variety of book.  He “munches on mysteries” and “chomps on children’s books.”

Austin’s favorite page.  He laughs hysterically when we reach the page on the right.  : )
A stuffed little monster after eating a whole day’s worth of books!

It’s so fun to read this book with Austin.  It is such a cute story.  He loves the pictures!  It’s fun for me, too!  I appreciate teaching my son about the world of reading, how big and what variety it can be.  There is a book out there for everyone!  The way Emily relates the world of books to the different cuisines of food is genius in my opinion.  I think it’s a great way to help kids get excited to explore books and visit the library!

This is a super sweet book that your child will love!  This would make a great Christmas or birthday present for your child, grandchild, niece or nephew!  Emily’s book The Book Monster is available for $8.99 on Amazon.com or at Barnes and Noble.  There’s still time if you order now to receive it in time for Christmas!

And, Emily is generously giving away a personally signed copy of The Book Monster to one lucky USA or Canada winner!!!  You know the drill.  Enter below!  And be sure to give Emily some love on her Facebook page or Amazon.com reviews!


Enter to win a signed copy of The Book Monster from author Emily Waisanen!  This giveaway will last 24 hours, from midnight EST on Saturday December 15th until 11:59pm EST the same day.  Entering is easy!  Simply follow the various options below in the Rafflecopter widget window.    This giveaway hosted by Emily Waisanen is open to continental U.S.A. and Canada residents only.  There will be one winner.  The winner will be contacted and confirmed within 48 hours after the giveaway ends.  All entries are verified via Rafflecopter.

Be sure to come back tomorrow and EVERY DAY through December for a chance to win a new prize!  You can win multiple times, so please don’t be shy to come back!
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Written by Elise Schwartz
Elise Schwartz

Elise has been living a sugar-free natural lifestyle since 2008, after discovering her PCOS, infertility, and inability to lose weight were caused by toxicity in her food and daily life. She became a certified nutrition and body detox coach, and provides consultations to clients across the world. By living the principles she teaches, Elise proudly welcomed her son, Austin, into the world in 2011. She and her husband, Dr. Dave, own and operate a natural health clinic, Triad Health Center, in Greensboro, NC.

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  1. I’ll be back again someday!

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