Sunday, September 15, 2013

Casey Caterpillar Feels Left Out Book Review and $25 Amazon Giveaway

Disclaimer: I was provided a digital free sample of this story to review and compensation, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review in return for the free product and giveaway.
 
Casey Caterpillar Feels Left Out

Thanks to Amazon.com for the photo.
I have been honored to have the opportunity to review the great children's book above called Casey Caterpillar feels left out.  And the best part is this children's book hasn't been released yet - but don't worry!  You can pre-order you copy via Amazon or Ruby's Studio.  Hence this Review - also offering a $25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!  If you win you can use your gift card to pre-order your Casey Caterpillar Feels Left Out Book.

This book is perfect for my 5 year old, especially where he just started school a few weeks ago.  I still can't believe how time flies - he is already in school and having to learn life lessons.  Lessons like feeling left out.

I must say the illustrations are so bright and draw you right into this life lessons storybook.  This brilliant book is about...


"Sweet little Casey Caterpillar feels left out when Lucy Ladybug and Bette Bumblebee play "Air Acrobatics" because Casey doesn’t yet have wings!  When Mentor Bailey Butterfly encourages Casey to share how she feels, the whole gang learns an important lesson about empathy."

The words are easy to see and read.  I feel there is a perfect amount of words to a page to keep your child interested throughout this educational story.
Thank you Ruby's Studio for the photo.

I love the info that is shared on the back cover including:

"When Bette Bumblebee and Lucy Ladybug suggest playing their favorite flying game, Casey Caterpillar (who doesn't yet have wings) feels terribly left out by her friends. Upset, Casey scoots off and is met on the path by wise Bailey Butterfly, who helps Casey build the courage to tell her friends how she feels.   With lush, colorful illustrations, this thoughtful exploration of friendship encourages young readers to solve their conflicts through compassion, consideration and kindness.

·      Teaches empathy through relatable characters and situations

·      Offers children the words to express when they feel excluded

·      Gorgeous images and memorable characters

·      First in a series of children’s books featuring this charming garden universe"

 

Casey Caterpillar Feels Left Out is meant for ages 3 to 6 years old; with a grade level from Preschool to 2nd Grade.  It is a hard cover book with 30 wonderful pages.  The publisher is Ruby's Studio.

 
And if you are wondering about the Author of this life lessons book...her name is Samantha Kurtzman-Counter.  She is a children's book author, children's show producer/director and President of The Mother Company.  And I think the best fact of all about this author is, "She is a Mother"!  A mother of a boy named Jack who just entered Kindergarten.  So she understands what is important to us parents.

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Disclaimer: I was provided a digital free sample of this story to review and compensation, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review in return for the free product and giveaway.

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19 comments:

  1. My husband had to help my son at the park from being left out. He just played with him some more and then eventually brought him home.

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  2. I have told my son that if he is in school and he sees someone being left out that could he please try to include them in the games that they are playing. My son has a lot of friends that have been left out of games and parties and he befriends them and always asks them to come over to our house and invites them to his Birthday party. I know what it feels like to be left out. It is such a sad and lonely feeling.

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  3. I would ask any child-What do they think it feels like to be left out of being picked for a game at school or invited to eat lunch at their table. I would tell them that it is very lonely and sad for the person who is left out, and it really can make them feel very sad for a long time. I was left out of so many things and I made sure that my son did not have to feel left out at school.

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  4. My little niece had issues with sharing. Just couldn't understand why someone else would have to play with her things. Until one day, she had nothing to occupy herself with while at a friends' home.
    Well needless to say, the other little one had the same issues. Oh my!
    After a lengthy discussion, and reaching terms of understanding, we fondly recall the incident now, as "The Shoe On The Other Foot" story.
    Every once in a while, we have her tell us about it. :)

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  5. Yes indeed! From both sides of the issue.

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  6. Yes I have had to help my students understand why it is NOT okay to leave others out. It is amazing to me how many kids do this on a regular basis. We have to teach them how to be kind to others and I remind my students of this daily!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  7. Usually when we see a situation when we see someone being left out, we talk to our kids later in privacy and ask them how they would feel if they were the one being left out and what they could do if a simular situation should happen again.
    Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  8. Yes, with my children we've had to help with them both being left out and in situations where friends were being left out.

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  9. My boys are all grown now and they have children and I tell my children that not everyone can be picked first, but that no matter when you are picked that you need to do your very best and that is all that is asked of them. I remind them that they are wonderful the way they are and that they need to remember to not get their feelings hurt.

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  10. When I was a teacher, I often had to have discussions about including everyone.

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  11. my nephew likes to play by himself so we are trying to get him to play with others..

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  12. I remember feeling left out in school; I wore my aunts handed down clothes, got laughed at. The only time I "fit in" was during 1950's day, 5th grade, 1971- I was the best dressed for the occasion.

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  13. My little nephew had issues with sharing. Just couldn't understand why someone else would have to play with her things. Until one day, she had nothing to occupy herself with while at a friends' home.
    Well needless to say, the other little one had the same issues. Oh my!
    After a lengthy discussion, and reaching terms of understanding, we fondly recall the incident now, as "The Shoe On The Other Foot" story.

    agnesye@hotmail.com

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  14. We are retired military and the kids had their share of new schools and having to make new friends. We 'remember' how it is to be new and our very open to making friends with 'new' kids
    tjandbcd at optonline dot net

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  15. as previously mentioned, our kids were the 'new' kids more than once because of military transfers. We were on an exchange assignment in England had our kids were the only Americans in their British schools. It was amazing how quickly they adapted and started calling me 'mum'. They were in a unique situation and felt left out on occasion even after living there 2 years. All in all, it was a good opportunity and they have positive memories.

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  16. explain how would they feel if they sat on the couch watching everyone else do somehting - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  17. I have spoken to my children several times of how it ws for me to be left out as a child. And what feelings I felt when that happened to me.
    So that they could better understand what it feels like to the person being left out.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  18. I have dealt with it with my son and it's not easy. But he and I just find more to do together when it happens to him.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  19. I dealt with this with my daughter, she is a bit shy so I tried to encourage her to talk to her classmates and make new friends so she won't feel left out.

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