Sending You Sammy for only $0.99!

People may think I’m crazy but I want you to read Sending You Sammy even if you can’t see the fantastic pictures. Reading or having this story read to will inspire your own creative characters and to enjoy a great story.

Have BananaBoy come to life adding your own colour and imagination to a great story and support a Canadian author this holiday weekend.

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Thanks for reading,

Sarah Butland

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The Lemonman : A Picnic, A Toad and Swampwater Road by Natasha Ferrill

`When I received this book I was eager to read it to my son as I was struck by the colourful characters, the charm of The Lemonman and the idea that another author is focusing on healthy protagonists. Although I loved reading this story out loud to my son, for it’s rhythm and rhymes, the story line and patterns were too much for an exhausted two year old boy.

A perfect read for school aged children and their parents, it’s sing song quality will reverberate for days to come. I am still so very eager to continue on the journey through Applenook by way of Cherry Bay Street with Lemonman, Professor Celery and Miss Strawberry.

The intrigue I have is mainly do to the challenging but brilliant use of poetic story-telling by emerging fellow Canadian author, Ferrill. I know I’ll be reading this book for years to come, often enough for my son to tell it back to me I’m sure.

The Lemonman : A Picnic, A Toad and Swampwater Road introduces the series main characters as well as a Toad, a traveling salesman who has less of an honest outlook. While he swindles Lemonman intentionally and cruelly, the loveable characters have an opportunity to get Toad back or help him.

As good children’s books go this is a great one as it teaches a lesson without preaching and instead creates a world any young reader would love to be a part of.

Visit The Lemonman’s website today to get your copy!

Thanks for reading,

Sarah Butland

BananaGirl at Parent Palooza!!

This weekend marks the event that all parents have been waiting for. A one stop place for anything parenting will be made available for one day only this coming Sunday – November 14, 2010.

From car seat clinics,  to My Gym, literacy advocates and more there will be plenty of people giving out free stuff and tons of advice.

I will be there with a special deal of "buy two Sending You Sammy’s and get a Brain Tales – Volume One for free!!!"

Make sure you’re there.

For further details please visit Outside the Crib .

Have a tremendous day!!

Thanks for reading,

Sarah Butland

Mark June 10th on Your Calendar

I’ve recently been interview by author and friend Kelly Moran for her website and it will be presented on June 10th, 2010. With this interview I am giving away 2 free Sending You Sammy books for you to enjoy.

If you haven’t yet read this book this could be your opportunity to read it and share it with your friends.

Learn if my being a new mom has slowed down my writing as well as what books I loved as a child.

If you go to her site now you’ll have a chance to win many more books before June but be sure to visit on June 10 and comment for your chance to win a copy of my book.

Thanks for reading,

Sarah Butland

The Tiny Caterpillar and the Great Big Tree

Although this book isn’t by a Canadian author I felt it deserved a review on this site anyway.

The Tiny Caterpillar and the Great Big Tree is a children’s book written by author Kelly Moran that is sure to impress parents and children of all ages.

With its colourful illustrations done by Lynn Lorbeske, The Tiny Caterpillar learns about acceptance, forgiveness and adventure while realizing that change and differences are nothing to cower from. Moran has readers follow the tale of the relationship between a tiny caterpillar and the great big world around him through persistence and devotion to friendships already made.

Falling in love with Moran’s collection of short stories and poems in An Insomniac’s Dream: A Collection of Poems and Short Stories I knew I had to get her children’s book for my newest addition. When she offered me a copy for review I couldn’t pass up the amazing offer and will soon be buying my own copy of this fantastic story.

Thanks for reading,

Sarah Butland