A new book written by Alexa and Monique Peters.
My first grade son and I read this story together and we both really liked it. He then talked about how he had his bear in his backpack through most of Kindergarten last year and how good he felt with Niblet close by :) I think this is a neat story with illustrations kids will relate to.
Here is their story:
In 2010, 11-year-old Alexa Peters, along with her mother Monique Peters, found a meaningful way to turn her passion and love for writing and drawing into an opportunity to “give back” to other kids. Starting at a very young age, Alexa created illustrated stories about her daily experiences, and from the pages of her sketchbooks came the idea for her first book, Cooper and Me. The story of a little girl’s fears about starting school evolved into a timeless tale about overcoming separation anxiety and trying new things – basic emotions all people experience throughout their lives – but this time, written by a child, for children. As retold in Cooper and Me, Alexa’s own story had a “happy ending” – a clever, compassionate solution that involved taking a small replica of her beloved pet to school with her. The first book introduced the family’s real-life dog, Cooper the Labrador Retriever, and the mother-daughter team began imagining a series of stories featuring Cooper that would engage little kids while guiding them through the ups and downs of daily life. In addition to the original Cooper and Me, four more story books are set to publish throughout the next twelve months, all containing relatable life lessons inspired by Alexa’s experiences, with illustrations based on her drawings of Cooper.
Alexa and mom Monique wanted to help less fortunate kids, and so their search for an organization to which they could donate a portion of the proceeds from the Cooper and Me book led to a charitable alliance with the Happy Hearts Fund, founded and run by Petra Nemcova, the supermodel who was directly affected by the tsunami in Thailand. Happy Hearts improves children’s lives through education and sustainable programs in natural disaster areas.
~~~Here is how you can find out more about this and other Cooper books, and at the end is info on how you can have a chance to receive a free copy to share with a youngster you love:
--->> Website: http://www.cooperandme.com/
*For a chance to receive your free copy, click on the 'Comments' word below and write your thoughts on this book, and I will be randomly picking a name on 10/12/11.
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