Friday, August 16, 2013

Giveaway and Review: Parker the Platypus Book Series, adorable children's books!

Hello Dear Readers:
  I received a series of these books to facilitate this review, I was not compensated for this
review. The opinions within are my own.

 Recently Ana and I received a fun and sweet series of books featuring Parker the Platypus written by Joe Melillo. Joe was sweet in sending us the entire series to read together and share the stories and fun illustrations. I love this series for so many reasons not in the least that his sweet niece illustrated the stories. The pictures are colorful and fun, and Ana really enjoyed looking at them as I read to her. She laughed with the characters, asked why they were sad, and definitely understood the emotions covered. She especially loved the colorful drawings, and loved listening to me read the stories with fun voices.

There are three books in the series:
Parker the Platypus
Parker Helps Hubert The Hippopotamus
Parker Befriends Bertram The Bat

All three books have things in common:

  • Each book has the adorable Parker the Platypus as a featured character
  • Each book deals with a different issue that children face as they try to fit in amongst their peers.
  • Each book is based off a children's song that Joe wrote and recorded, and a free download of each song with page turning signals is included!
  • Each book is illustrated by Joe's niece Sami. She was only 9 when she designed the cover for Parker the Platypus, and now , at 14 she is working on the fourth book in the series.
  • Each book is available over the internet at all major book retailers: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc.

For more information please do check out the main website here: .Parker the Platypus

   Although Ana is really too young to understand the implications of not fitting in because
of differences, bullying and other social injustices, she really did love the stories and fun
photos. I found the books to be sweet, fun to read aloud, and easy to explain to a 3 year old. They will be added to Ana's shelf and as she grows up and understands more, I know she will fall more in love with Parker and his pals.

Check out the Amazon Link to buy your own copies. Or are you feeling lucky and want to win an autographed set?? Try your luck at the rafflecopter below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Unknown said...

Your daughter is absolutely beautiful! She obviously takes after her mother =) Your blog is absolutely adorable! The book series looks so cute =D I can't wait to see what else your blog about!

PS. I'm currently hosting a giveaway on my blog right now with Wild Butterfly Boutique. You could win jewelry of your choice just by liking their FB page! I'd really love it if you could enter =D

Unknown said...

The books look adorable! I've got my fingers crossed!

My favorite book to read to my daughter is goodnight moon.
It was my favorite when I was growing up & I remember my grandmother reading it to me.
It's now turning into Aria's (my daughter) favorite book as well!

sweepmom said...

I love the Llama, Llama books.

Sarah said...

My daughter's favorite book is Goodnight Moon, she can recite the entire book with me ;-)

Sarah said...

Commented on your pillow giveaway post - I mentioned nominating you for an award on my blog! ;-)

tavernie said...

I love to read A Cat In The Hat to my grandsons!
ptavernie at yahoo dot com

Vikki Billings said...

My favorite book to read to my grandchildren is Good Night Moon!