Welcome to the Life’s A Beach Giveaway Hop! Lots of blogs are hosting giveaways, so be sure you enter those after you are done here. Find out more about the latest book from Anna Kang and Christopher Weyant, It Is (Not) Perfect. Thanks to the publisher, I’ve got a copy of the book for one of you. I’m throwing in a $5 Amazon Gift Card for the winner. Maybe you can buy a beach ball!
Thanks to our hosts, The Kids Did It & The Mommy Island.
It Is (Not) Perfect
by Anna Kang and Christopher Weyant
I received this book free to review; however, all opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive compensation at no cost to you.
Publisher: Two Lions
Publication Date: May 12, 2020
Two fuzzy creatures are happily putting the finishing touches on their sandcastle when each of them thinks of something that would make it even better. As they work furiously to incorporate each new change, their tiny sandcastle becomes an over-the-top palace…but is it really perfect?
This latest book in the beloved series featuring the pals from Theodor Seuss Geisel Award winner You Are (Not) Small reminds us that perfection is in the eye—and heart—of the beholder.
It is (Not) Perfect Book Review
It Is (Not) Perfect is the fifth book in the You Are Not Small series by Anna Kang and Christopher Weyant. This series stars two animal (maybe bears!) friends who learn different lessons in a few pages with minimal text and fun, colorful pictures. In this book, they learn that “perfect” means different things depending on who is looking at it, and how you look at it. The “it” in this case is a sandcastle.
I used to love playing in the sand building tunnels and castles. Of course, the sand has to be wet to make the sand stick together, so when you’re at the beach, you build pretty close to the water. Otherwise, one of you (usually the youngest) gets stuck having to run back and forth with the bucket to get water. If you’re building in your sandbox, you just take the hose down to the sandbox.
Back to the point…I don’t think our sandcastles ever looked the same twice, yet they were always perfect to us. One time we might have seashells for decorations and another time seaweed instead. Beauty and perfection are in the eye of the beholder as these two friends find out. And bigger doesn’t always mean better! Your kids will really enjoy having you read this cute book with them!
Praise for the book, It Is (Not) Perfect
“Colorful cartoon illustrations add a lightheartedness to what could be a stressful real-life situation for kids. Another life lesson neatly packaged in child centric humor.” —Kirkus Reviews
“This award-winning duo have created a lovely tribute to the old adage that perfect is the enemy of good. Recommended for purchase for all collections.” —School Library Journal
About the authors
Anna Kang and Christopher Weyant are the creators of Theodor Seuss Geisel Award winner You Are (Not) Small as well as series titles That’s (Not) Mine, I Am (Not) Scared, and We Are (Not) Friends. They also wrote and illustrated Eraser, which was honored with The Christopher Award in 2019, Can I Tell You a Secret?, and Will You Help Me Fall Asleep? Christopher’s work can also be seen in The New Yorker, and his cartoons are syndicated worldwide. This husband-and-wife team lives in New Jersey with their two daughters and their rescue dog. Visit them at www.annakang.com and www.christopherweyant.com.
Watch the author read You Are (Not) Small
Anna reads several of her other books too on her YouTube channel! She just added these during the quarantine. This is so fun! Make sure you check them out with your kids.
Enter the giveaway ENDED
One lucky winner will receive a copy of the book It Is (Not) Perfect, courtesy of Two Lions (U.S. addresses only). The same winner will receive a $5 Amazon Gift Card courtesy of me.
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