Oh do I have an adorable book to give away today!
As I said on Instagram, Lori Orlinsky’s book was delivered to our house at the PERFECT time. It was like a gift from the heavens above on that dreadful day, lol. I’m so excited to be hosting an international giveaway for it today!
Full disclosure: I was sent a copy of this book to read and review for my blog. All opinions are my own.
Giveaway details will be given at the bottom of this post!
I absolutely love this book and so do my kids. It’s adorable! The pictures are so cute. One thing that I am very particular about is how the rhyming and the flow of a children’s book is. As a former teacher (and now as a mother) reading books aloud is part of my everyday life. It is so much more enjoyable for both my kids and myself if the rhyming and overall flow of the words is smooth…and this book is a joy to read.
The message of this book is beautiful. Acceptance of things that cannot be changed is one of the most challenging things for a child to understand. This book is a beautiful way to help a child understand that acceptance.
I also appreciate that this book finds the “silver lining” in the situation by highlighting all of the positive aspects of being on shorter side. This is a tactic that I often try to teach my own kids when faced with any problem. Always looking for the positive aspects of the situation and learning to “turn the situation around” are always such hard concepts to teach. This book does such a lovely job and sets such a perfect example of how to do this!
I would have loved a copy of this in my classroom when I was a teacher and it would have been one of my favorite read alouds. Teaching tolerance and social awareness of accepting the differences in others is something that every teacher pursues and this book would have led to such wonderful classroom discussions. Teachers, your classrooms need a copy of this book!
Fun Height Fact: I’m 5’1…and my husband is 6’3!
A Conversation with Lori Orlinsky, In Her Own Words:
How did you create the idea for your book?
When my daughter Hayley was 3, she told me she didn’t want to go to school anymore because she was the shortest kid in her preschool class. It turns out, the teachers hung a growth chart on the wall, and while all of Hayley’s friends were at the top and middle of the chart, Hayley’s name was at the bottom, with no other names in sight. For the first time in her 3 years of life, I saw my outgoing, confident girl feel a sense of shame about the way she looked. I tried to find a book with a short heroine in which she could relate to, but no book on the topic existed, until I wrote “Being Small (Isn’t So Bad After All).”
What audience would be most interested in your book?
The book is geared towards babies through elementary school aged children. Despite the title, “Being Small” it isn’t just for short kids – there are wonderful messages in the book about self-confidence, which every child needs to hear in a world filled with bullying. Additionally, the book is also designed to give all children perspective on the power of their words. Told in rhyme, the topics in the book are more approachable, often leading to post-book discussions about self-acceptance and how to recognize and prevent bullying behavior.
Use 3 adjectives to describe your book:
Empowering, inspiring, sweet
Any additional information that you would like to provide about you or your book:
Hayley is now 6 years-old and just graduated from Kindergarten. I truly believe the book has helped her embrace being short. Just last week, we went to the playground, and she was excited to show me the monkey bar flips that only she could do because of her height. I hope this book will make a difference in the lives of other children, too. It is a perfect read for anyone who has ever felt different.
To be entered, please complete these 2 simple steps:
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2. Leave a comment below telling me how tall you are!
**You must complete BOTH of these steps to be eligible for the giveaway and you must complete them here on my blog (not on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)**
Giveaway will close tomorrow (Thursday) at 4:00 pm CDT and the winner will be randomly chosen and announced in Friday’s blog post (6/28/19).
Make sure you check the blog on Friday to see if you’ve won (you will have 48 hours from the time I post the winner to email me your mailing address. If I don’t hear from you within 48 hours, I will pick a new winner).
If you already follow and/or subscribe to my blog, you are still eligible…just leave a comment below to be entered 🙂
Good luck! Can’t wait to read your comments!
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