Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Book Talk Tuesday - REVIEW + GIVEAWAY! Purple Paw Prints & Paw Prints on the Magic Sofa

:: Purple Paw Prints
Being a dog lover, I was captivated by the illustration of the purple dog when I received copies of Sarah Mounsey's Paw Prints books to review. 

 

The main character, Eddie (possibly out of boredom) decided to paint Oscar one day and in PURPLE too! What ensues is a hilarious tale of how Eddie tried to rectify his mistake. From baths to heading for a car dog wash, Oscar remained purple throughout.




In desperation, Eddie and his sister, Mia, even asked the local fire fighters for help! How will Eddie be able to fix this before his mum and dad return home?

:: Paw Prints on the Magic Sofa
In this second installment of Paw Print series, Sarah brings us on a magical ride as Eddie and his friend, William, travel around the world on Eddie's sofa! Not forgetting Oscar, the boys visited a jungle, rainforest and even a desert!

'Passengers' such as a lion, turtle and even a camel joined them on this magical journey in this highly imaginative tale. A fun and exciting story which had Dumpling and I clambering onto the sofa on a rainy afternoon when we read this; this title provided us with many giggles and a 'flat' torchlight at the end of our pretend play. LOL



:: About the Author
Sarah Mounsey is an Australian author who has been residing in Singapore for more than 12 years with her husband and three sons. She pens the Purple Paws series which won the bronze award in the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards.

As a primary school teacher, Sarah loves engaging young children and has a passion for children’s literature and in trying to help young readers become lifelong lovers of books. 

:: About the Illustrator
Jade Fang started doodling at a very young age and developed a great interest in drawing and painting as a child. She earned both her Bachelor and Masters of Fine Arts in Illustration from The Academy of Art University, San Franciso. She now lives in Singapore, spending most of her peaceful days doodling and making art.

Highly imaginative with a lovely prose, I am excited to share that Closetful of Books is sponsoring NOT ONE, BUT TWO SETS of AUTOGRAPHED titles (2 books each set) in a giveaway.

Earn credits using Rafflecopter below 
(Please share on what is yours and your child(ren)'s favourite pretend play activity / theme in the comment section below. Giveaway is for Singapore Residents ONLY). 


Disclaimer: We received the 2 titles so that we can share our reviews of the books. All opinions, sofa, torchlight, pretend play fun and imagination are 100% our own. 

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33 comments:

  1. Evelyn Hu
    xuelyn@yahoo.com

    We love to pretend to be chefs and prepare meals for each other!

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  2. Pretend to be a firefighter!

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  3. pretending to do house work

    jaime chuemei@gmail.com

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  4. Pretend to cook!

    mami(at)peipeihaohao(dot)com

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  5. My 3 year old and I pretend to be teacher and student. This way she gets to revise her alphabets too. Learning through play . 😊

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  6. Coolie Ami
    hucklebecko@yahoo.com

    My son loves to stack pillows and bolsters and soft toys over us and then "swimming" over the bouncy softies to pretend he is a doctor in the midst of an ocean, checking if we are sick! :)

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  7. yimin
    cinatit_1729@hotmail.com

    Giddy up horsey!! eee ahh!! My daughter and i love to pretend that we are living on a farm and we even have a stable with a gate( child safety gate)!

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  8. Pretend cook
    Cynthia Lau
    edenie98@yahoo.com

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  9. Recently, Blake has taken a liking to pretend that he's an Autobot - Blake Maximus Prime or Blake Bumblebee or whichever one he wants to be that day - and I'm Pretty Mommy Smokescreen (I made him add the word 'Pretty'. Haha!).

    We'll go around destroying Decepticons and their human alliances, and when I say we go around, I really do mean that. On walks to and from the bus stop, at the playgrounds, in buses and trains, within shopping malls... Everywhere. Haha. And sometimes, he even curls up on the ground/floor to pretend he is in vehicle mode -_-"

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    1. oops. forgot to leave my name and email!

      Mabel, amazinglystill@gmail.com :D

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  10. Pretend cook!
    Jingxian
    j_xian@hotmail.com

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  11. Pretend play of Rapunzel in Tangled movie.
    Teo Yee Long
    trantrulla@hotmail.com

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  12. Pretend to cook and serve us our meal!
    Evangelyn
    evangelyncsh@gmail.com

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  13. My Natalie and I love to pretend to be doctor and nurse:) feeding all her dolls and teddies ''Medicine!" haha..
    Jackie Seah
    piggypandaluvsbb@gmail.com

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  14. We love to play Queen and princess.. she is so into Frozen these few days...

    Dominique Goh
    dominiquegoh (at) gmail (dot) com

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  15. We love to pretend play camping with fireworks! Thanks for hosting the giveaway:)

    Shirley Yong
    shirley@yong.sg

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  16. We love to pretend picnick!

    cmeilim@gmail.com
    Carol Lim

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  17. We build Lego rockets and pretend to fly to outer space, right in the middle of our living room!

    robert_sim@yahoo.com

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  18. We like hiding in our blanket fort! I also like to pretend that I'm an Supermama. But that's just a game for me.
    adora.tan.richer@gmail.com :)

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  19. Pretend to cook

    Krystne Ter
    vybe09@gmail.com

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  20. We pretend we r on a fire rescue mission! My boy sit on his fire engine trunki and we take the toy hammer to knock on my cupboard. We assure the victim " I am the fireman I'm here to save you, dont worry you be fine etc.." finally we 'break into' the 'house' and save the monkey soft toy. He can do this repeatedly haha..
    Rosalind
    createjoy2000@yahoo.com

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  21. My kids love to pretend to wash their Step2 toddler coupe in our living room.

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  22. We pretend play on me patronizing a restaurant, and the kids the servers!
    Karen
    heart_ocean03@hotmail.com

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  23. We always pretend to cook and serve at a restaurant !!

    Evelyn Lim
    Elim220380@gmail.com

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  24. We love pretending to be superheros.

    Eunice Wee
    nikki_wee@hotmail.com

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  25. They pretend to be teachers and I will be the student.
    magixn@hotmail.com

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  26. They pretend to be the doctors & I will be the patient
    Amie Chen
    amycpj@gmail.com

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  27. My sons pretend to be preys and I will be the lion or dinosaur going after them.

    PR
    adeafmumdiary (at) gmail (dot) com

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  28. My son pretends to be a driver and I the passenger!!

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  29. We love to pretend bears in a cave with a blanket over us and play camping in our girl's ball tent with lights off and using the torchlight to make shadow images.

    jessie_spring@yahoo.com.sg

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  30. We love to pretend our fingers are little people who can run ,jump and doing all sorts of activity.
    Lilium
    walk_of_life(at)live(dot)com

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  31. We always love to pretend play doctor and patient... My son of course plays doctor all the time and he can't find my pulse or heartbeat lol!

    Hope to win!

    Cheers
    Audrey Soo
    sweetsweethalo@yahoo.com

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  32. My son loves to pretend play Transformers now! Hahaa...He is Bumblebee and together we save the world! LOL!

    Hope to win!

    Jeng Beng
    tanjengbeng@yahoo.com.sg

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