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.

If you’re celebrating Canada Day:

If you’re celebrating the 4th of July:

Thanks for reading,

Sarah Butland

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Ode to Icky by Maranda Russell

Ode to Ickyis a book I received as a review copy and read through my Kindle to my 2 year old son.

He LOVED the pictures as he’s very much into naming things right now and giggled and yelled “pee-u” throughout. Even though it was black and white he connected immediately to this story, as did I.

The story is simply but whimsical and absolutely had me wanting more. It followed Candy, a young girl who has a stinky cat and a big sister in her family. Always the entrepreneur Candy learned a trick from her big sister and decided to use Icky, the cat too lazy to bathe, as a money making opportunity.

This book was a great introduction to Ikcy and Candy but it certainly made me want to know more as I connected with Candy’s antics immediately.

When I get the printed book I’m sure my son will love it as much as I do!

Thanks for reading,

Sarah Butland
author of Sending You Sammy,Brain Tales – Volume Oneand Arm Farm

Celebrate Healthy Kids Day the YMCA Way!

YMCA is all about fun, activity and good times and Saturday June 4th YMCA Greater Moncton offers all of this specifically for kids and it’s FREE!!

There will be a bouncy castle, swimming, obstacle courses and BananaBoy! That’s right! I will be there not only to participate in the activities with my son but to read Sending You Sammy to all who stop in. I’ll have two readings, one at 2:30 and the other at 4:00 so be sure you don’t miss out!

There may even be a surprise or two for you to enjoy!

Thanks for reading,

Sarah Butland

Jamie Oliver is Making a Difference in America

BananaBoy is making a difference in Canada and you can help! I have recently created a petition for you to sign in support of bringing more healthy foods to our schools, just like Jamie is doing for the school’s in the United States.

The support for Jamie Oliver’s newest petition to remove flavoured milks from the schools in the United States has been tremendous but he still doesn’t stop his effort with getting more signatures. Only I’m not able to sign it because I’m in Canada. A lot of people have been publicly voicing this same concern and even though we’re not in the USA and our children do not attend their schools we are showing that our support goes beyond our countries borders.

But let’s show our own government how we feel about sending our children to eat foods that are making them unhealthy and eventually obese.

Adventures of Sammy and BananaBoy are all about supporting a healthy today just as Jamie Oliver is.

So come on over to sign my petition today and share it with friends and family. I hope to forward this to my local premier at the end of May 2011 depending on the amount of signatures collected. This is the information on the petition:

I was the first signature, will you be the second?

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