A Review and Book Giveaway

A newsletter in Comox, British Columbia name Our Big Earth has posted a review on Sending You Sammy. Although it’s surprisingly not a directly glowing review it does convince parents not to let their own fears and dislikes get in the way of a book a child likes.

Check it out today and, if you’re in the Comox area, visit Nearly New Books for your copy.

Thanks for reading,

Sarah Butland

www.SarahButland.com


Help Me Make Sending You Sammy #1

Currently my children’s book helping fight childhood obesity is #77 in Children’s Books – Science, Natures & How It Works – Health – Fiction on Amazon.ca. This is such a specific category that is perfect for the first of the Adventures Of Sammy series that I know it won’t take much to put and keep it #1. It may seem like a small accomplishment but it’ll definitely be a start in the right direction.

Once we get it to appear as #1 in this category we’ll take over another until it’s the #1 in the Children’s Books category!!’

INCREDIBLE:  September 16, 2009.  SOOOOO Close. Sending You Sammy will be #1 this week, I just know it. 

#4,282 in Books (See Bestsellers in Books)

Popular in these categories:

#5 in  Books > Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works > Health > Fiction
#5 in  Books > Children’s Books > Issues > Personal Hygiene
#21 in  Books > Teens > Literature & Fiction > Adventure & Thrillers

Update: June 24, 2009 it sits at #75 in Children’s Books – Science, Natures & How It Works – Health – Fiction . Up two notches!  Let’s keep up the momentum.

July 25: 71 and climbing!! Keep it going 🙂

July 30: 69!!!

July 31: 68 🙂

WOW!!! 🙂 August 28th shows Sending You Sammy as #6 in Books > Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works > Health > Fiction and #10 in Books > Children’s Books > Issues > Personal Hygiene

We’re so close! Let’s keep it going and make this #1 in both of these categories before school starts!!

September 03: It’s slipping and it shouldn’t be. With school starting this is a must have in your child’s classroom.
#29 in Books > Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works > Health > Fiction
#58 in Books > Children’s Books > Issues > Personal Hygiene

September 15th – slipped some more:

#74 in  Books > Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works > Health > Fiction

Sarah Butland

www.SarahButland.com


Sammy Creates Buzz at the Zoo

What a beautiful morning to spend at the zoo. The sun was shining, the breeze took the flies away and Sending You Sammy gleams in the bright light. With everyone geared up for a run in the zoo for the great cause of building a new Tiger Exhibit for the Magnetic Hill Zoo, Sammy was on everyone’s lips.

Literacy, eating healthy and exercise all go together in Sammy’s world as they should in yours. Enjoy your day the healthy way!


Have a Child? Raise a Reader!

No matter how young or old your child is or children are, it’s important and easy to instill the skill of literacy into their repertoire. There are five simple tasks that I encourage you to merge into your every day life that will guarantee your child’s success.

The number one and most important is to read yourself. Whether it’s the daily newspaper, a good mystery or a text book – reading is contagious and will be something your children will do simply to be just like you. At young ages people learn through mimicking so why not have them mimic something that will last a lifetime? Take an hour out of your TV watching tonight, every night, and pick up something to read; out loud or to yourself reading will change your life.

A few other things in combination would be a matter of paying a regular visit to your local library. Take a bus, drive yourself, encourage your neighbours and carpool, however you need to get there please do. While there you’ll be able to get your child his/her own library card, have access to thousands if not hundreds of thousands of books at no cost and then you can keep up on their events. Who knows when you’ll be able to meet your child’s favourite author or play a game that will be so fun you and your kids will want to pass it on to everyone you know.

And last, but certainly not least, start reading out loud to your child as soon as you can. Don’t dwell on the years lost but savour the days you have now when you can sit and read together.

Simple, right? Absolutely and not out of any one’s budget. So why aren’t you doing it? I am!


Sammy Visits the Library

July 12 at 1000 AM I will be hosting a reading of Sending You Sammy at the New Glasgow Library and would love for you all to come if you’re in town.   It’ll be lots of fun and even better with you there!