Friday, March 28, 2014

Even Poop Has a Purpose by PerBook Publishing (Review with Giveaway, Ends 04/13/14, US and Canada Only)

Disclosure: We received a free copy of the book in exchange for our honest opinion about it.
A message from the author's Facebook Page:

I remember sitting in bed as a young kid, maybe 4 or 5 years old. The pillows were bunched up behind me and I was half covered by a red and black flannel comforter – my mom sat next to me.
It was before bed, so I had gone through the rigmarole of brushing my teeth, washing my face and going to the bathroom – I hated it.

In the bend of my mom’s left arm was a book, and in her right arm, her only son. She would read me “The Story About Ping” by Marjorie Flack, or “The Five Chinese Brothers” by Clare Huchet Bishop, or “The Monster at the End of This Book” by Jon Stone – it was Grover by the way – in fact we had all of the Little Golden Books. And of course, the Little Critter books. And as she read to me, she ‘allowed’ me to work through some of the words myself.

This was a nightly occurrence – and there were 4 of us, so she put in some time trying to get her kids to read. But I think it was more about spending time and making a memory – and she succeeded because those memories stuck with me. And even to this day, recalling them can bring me to tears when I think about that young boy in his mommy’s arms.

Kids look at the world with such awe and wonder. I wanted to visit the Yangtze River, or hang out with Grover - those books had an impact on me.
This big place we rush around in can be awesome, but it can also be nerve-racking and scary for a kid.

When I was little, I was scared of pooping.

My mom knew it. She knew it because she asked me about it.
If you take a second and ask your little one, “What are you afraid of?” the answer they give might surprise you.
And when you find out, let me know, I might even write a book about it.
So you see, Even This Page Has a Purpose.

- Uncle Paul
We are dedicated to parents and kids spending time together, bonding and allowing imagination to be a primary source of learning as a child begins to read.
We also, are keenly aware of the fears and misunderstandings that children have, that parents might otherwise overlook or not really understand. We are attempting to explain and actually make fears fun and silly.
Even Poop has a Purpose is our first book in The Even Series and is available on Amazon in paperback format, Kindle, and also on the iTunes store for iBooks.                                                                                                                       
We also decided to partner with a charity. We realized that we can do some good on top of the whimsy of a fun picture book.
Each book in The Even Series will be partnered with a charity that is close to us, but also fits the theme of the book.
Uncle Paul (the author) lost his father to colon cancer almost 3 years ago and Mr. Book (the illustrator) lost a few members of his family, most recently, his sister, to pancreatic cancer. This lead them to the Colon Cancer Alliance. We donate $1 from each sale of Even Poop has a Purpose to the Colon Cancer Alliance.
What we like about them, is that they are not only the highest rated and oldest Colon Cancer Charity in the country, but dedicated to education, prevention and healing - both medically and naturally.
A fun picture book about poop that helps (and entertains) kids and kids at heart. This book is not intended for potty training purposes, although it can be used for that. They have actually found that boys ages 4-8 have had the most fun with it. There is a hidden poop on every spread. And the paperback comes with a coloring and "mad-libs" style activity book at the end of it.
$1 for every book goes to the Colon Cancer Alliance! This is especially fitting because March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. 
I laughed so hard when I read this dedication!!
This book is about the science of poop...yes, the science behind it. No, I didn't say the word butt, I said behind. I know what you were thinking! Okay, you know this book is going to be popular among kids simply because it's about poop.
But seriously, it DOES involve science and YES, poop does have a purpose! I am not going to give it all away though so I hope your curiosity is piqued enough to make you buy your own copy!
I love that Noah's Ark is included. Brandon was studying about Noah's Ark a few weeks ago and he said to me then, "Mom, what did Noah do with all of the animal poop?". Kids think about poop a lot!
The illustrations in this book are fantastic!
Here is the coloring activity part of the book!
See how it is similar to "Mad-Libs"?
Looks fun, doesn't it?
Of course, the book has to end with poop. :)
 Daniella loves to read and she thinks this book is very silly!
She likes to find the poop on every page!
She especially likes how colorful this page is!
Even 12 year old Brandon gets a kick out of this poop!
PerBook Publishing would like to offer EVERY single one of you the opportunity to get your iTunes eBook for FREE (along with a paperback copy to five winners!)
All you gave to do is become fans of their Facebook page and you can receive an iTunes eBook for FREE. Simply send them a Private Message with code GUNaturally1 and your email address! The free books are only available on Apple products as a .epub file. Basically, you need to have iBooks on your device or tablet. They do have a Kindle version for sale, that will work on any Kindle or Kindle app however they don't have the ability to send that file for free like they can with the iTunes file.
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PerBook Publishing has very generously offered a paperback copy of Even Poop Has a Purpose for FIVE winners!!!!

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