Thursday, November 3, 2011

Cooper and Me (Review & Giveaway)


In 2010, 11-year-old Alexa Peters, along with her mother Monique Peters, found a meaningful way to turn her passion and love for writing and drawing into an opportunity to “give back” to other kids. Cooper and Me was illustrated by 11-year-old Alexa Peters and co-written with her mother, Monique Peters. The idea was inspired by Alexa's own experiences on her first day of school. A talented young artist and writer, Alexa wanted to give back to others in a meaningful way through her art. Starting at a very young age, Alexa created illustrated stories about her daily experiences, and from the pages of her sketchbooks came the idea for her first book, Cooper and Me.


Through rhythmic verses, Cooper and Me tells the story of a young girl who is nervous as her first day of school approaches. She is frightened about leaving home and doesn't want to go without her best friend, her dog Cooper. Fortunately her mother finds the perfect solution to help the little girl overcome her fears – a small replica of her beloved pet she can take to school with her. In Cooper and Me, the story of a child’s fears about starting school has evolved into a timeless tale about overcoming separation anxiety and trying new things – basic emotions all people experience throughout their lives – but this time, written by a child, for children.

The story behind Cooper and Me also offers an inspiring example of families working together to help others. In addition to helping young children gain emotional resilience and confidence through their books, Alexa and mom Monique wanted to go beyond that to help less fortunate kids. Their search for an organization to which they could donate a portion of the proceeds from the Cooper and Me book led to a charitable alliance with the Happy Hearts Fund, founded and run by Petra Nemcova, the supermodel who was directly affected by the tsunami in Thailand. Happy Hearts improves children’s lives through education and sustainable programs in natural disaster areas.

One lucky reader will win their very own copy of this endearing book.


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Winner will be chosen on Sunday, November 27th. Entries will end at 12:01 am. If the chosen winner (via random number generator) does not respond within 72 hours, I will choose another winner. If there is no way in which I can contact you, another winner will be chosen.
Good luck and blessings to all!

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29 comments:

shopannies said...

looks like a great book to share with my granddaughter
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Kathy said...

I like to win books to donate to the homeless shelter

Renee G said...

I'd love to win this book so I can give it to my nephew.
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tewewas said...

I would really like to win. I thouroughly enjoy music. Christian in particular.

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

I want to win to share with my grand kids
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Kathy said...

We got a new puppy this year and I think this book would be great to share with the grandkids.

souldolphindream said...

I would love to win because my 2 kids and I read a book everynight and this is just adorable. It is something they both would enjoy reading

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Anonymous said...

Cooper and Me sounds like a wonderful book for my grandkids.

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Diane52 said...

Google follower and would like to share it with my students
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bored2quickly said...

I would love this for my son! Happy holidays! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
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Ann Marie said...

I would like to win this book for my daughter who will start school next year and is scared and keeps saying she doesn't want to go. I think this would be a good book for her. SweepsGirl@aol.com

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Andrea Henry said...

I think it sounds terrific

Gianna said...

My kids would enjoy it :)

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I'm a GFC follower.