Journal Buddies (Giveaway)

January 16, 2009 by Kailani  
Filed under books, kids, reviews & giveaways

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you for your participation.
The winners are Heather & Susanne!
Congratulations!

Girlie Girl is totally into secrets, diaries, and journals. I guess it’s just her age. So when I had the opportunity to review Journal Buddies by Jill Schoenberg, I knew my daughter would be thrilled.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

The journal buddies books are fun, interactive journals intended to help adults (parents, teachers, mentors…) build and strengthen a child’s self-esteem. These powerful but simple journals are truly a fresh and invigorating take on journal keeping.

MY REVIEW

Jill was nice enough to send us both a girl and a boy copy of Journal Buddies for Girlie Girl and her cousin. She also autographed both books which really impressed Girlie Girl. “Wow, how did she know my name?” she wondered.

This is no ordinary journal where you keep all your thoughts a secret. Journal Buddies is meant to be completed and shared with friends. Girlie Girl really liked the fact that you don’t have to have the same buddy every single day. One day it could be her cousin, another day it could be a friend, even I can be one of her buddies.

For each journal entry, Girlie Girl needed to write 3 things that she likes about her buddy and 3 things that her buddy likes about her. This was a great way to help her think about the positive in other people. Journal Buddies focuses on kindness to others, an important trait to instill in our children.

There is also a focus word for the day complete with lined and/or blank pages.  I felt this allowed for Girlie Girl to really express her creativity. She could write down her ideas, draw pictures, or even glue magazine cutouts and photographs to help her express her thoughts.

When she’s done with Journal Buddies, I’m going to keep it in a very safe place. I know this will become a treasured keepsake that we’ll both enjoy reading when she gets older.

WIN IT!

Jill has generously donated a copy of Journal Buddies to two lucky winners. Not only will you get to choose which one you want, Jill will also autograph it for your child. How cool is that? To enter:

  • Stop by Journal Buddies before midnight, Jan 24th and check out her article on How to Build Self-Esteem.
  • Then come back and mention in comments one of her tips. That’s it!
  • A random winner will be selected and notified via email on Jan 25th.
  • The winner will then have 3 days to claim their prize.

To earn extra entries, you may do one or all of the following. Each one counts as an extra ticket but you must leave a separate comment for each one.

  • Subscribe to my feed.
  • Mention this giveaway on your blog with a link back here and to Journal Buddies.
  • Place my button in your sidebar.

This giveaway is open to US & Candian addresses only. Good luck!

Kailani

Comments

157 Responses to “Journal Buddies (Giveaway)”
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    Thanks

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