A giveaway! I think this is only my 2nd giveaway ever. The first being, the Bouncing Blossom tutu that went to Chrissy, Eva Janette's Momma.
So a bit of background first. Our pastor in New Zealand, Mike de Vetter, wrote a book. It was a pretty neat story of how it all came to be. As far as I understand. Mike and his wife Amy had been trying to conceive for 5 years when they were blessed with their first child Rosie Grace (just 6 weeks before Naomi arrived). Mike came home from the hospital, sat down, and wrote this book.
Now to the book: The Rose Princess and the Gift
The Rose Princess, who lives in a land "not far from here", is given three special gifts by her father, the King. As she goes through her day, she comes across people who need the gifts she received, more than she does. So she gives them away. In the end, she and her father, the King, talk about how wonderful it is that she was generous with her gifts. And she curtsies a lot. :) And give her Daddy hugs. It's a sweet story, with a good moral. And it's not one of those morals that you have to dig for - it's right there in your face.
My favorite aspect to the book? It's a Princess story that has nothing to do with Prince Charming and happily ever after. Instead, it's a Princess story with character (the virtue kind, not the cartoon kind).
Oceana wants to read it before bedtime every night right now. So we do. :)
I have a brand new, hardback copy of The Rose Princess and the Gift to give away to one of you! I have not been compensated for this giveaway, it is my purchase and gift to you.
Leave a comment! Tell me, what do you read to your kids at bedtime? Using Random.com I'll choose a winner next Friday. The giveaway is open until then. Please remember to leave an email address if you blogger account does not link directly to your email (if you aren't sure, leave an email address).
And in case you want to purchase your own copy:
Barnes & Noble has them for $9.35, plus shipping.
Amazon.com has it for $11.04, plus shipping (or free if you have Amazon Prime).