There is a great series of books called Cooper and Me. There website can be found here. From their website:
Explore life along with Cooper, a fun-loving black Labrador Retriever, whose entertaining adventures help kids navigate the emotions and challenges of everyday living. Created by mother-daughter team Monique and Alexa Peters and inspired by their real-life family dog, Cooper and Me provides adults and children with opportunities for meaningful conversation and tools for constructive problem-solving. Kids will laugh at Cooper’s antics, and adults will appreciate the resilience nurtured in their children.
I was given an opportunity to review Cooper and Me and the Winter Adventure. This is a sweet story about how Cooper and Bella get lost in a snow storm. It is a VERY loose social story about making proper decisions. I say it that way because I am not a huge fan of social stories so I like that this was 'framed' with animals and then you could steer the grand conversation, if you wish, to your own child.
Kiddo very much enjoyed this reading. He can read chapter books but we still enjoy reading picture books together. It is a rhyming book with fun graphics. The back of the book contains bonus pages. These includes an "Information about Me!" page where you can fill in the blanks. There are several pages of 'curriculum' but if you know me, you know I prefer to just see where the discussion leads. Kiddo enjoyed reading this over again a few times after we read it together. It book sells for $12.99 on their website.
Now for the nuts and bolts. First, they have a facebook group where they give information and run promotions. They also tweet. Also, through February 2012, $1 of every Winter Adventure book sold will go to advance research and treatment of pancreatic cancer, via the Lunstgarten Foundation.
And, and you will have to work fast on this one, Cooper and Me is offering an Exclusive Deal for the blog readers. If you make any purchase of $25 or more at CooperandMe.com, you will get free shipping. This is good until December 15, 2011. The code for his is SPECIAL.
And, yes of course, there is a give-away via the folks at Propeller. So...
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