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StarPals Books Review & Giveaway {CLOSED}

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***GIVEAWAY CLOSED***

Having a three year old in our home means one thing...TONS of teachable moments. What is a teachable moment? This is when said three year old does something that is negative and we are able to teach her the positive way to do it. She is at a very influential age for alot of things...manners and politeness being two of them. Hannah is also a big sister to a roly-poly brother. He gets pushed around alot and bossed quite a bit...not to a point of getting hurt, just enough to annoy the tar out of him. He gets quite frustrated and we get MANY teachable moments out of him and his sister's interactions!!
As a mom, I am always looking for fun ways to teach Hannah how to be a kind and understanding big sister. While she is still very young, it is imperative for her to be able to learn on her level how to be a good girl. I was recently contacted by Kimberlee Schultz...an author who focuses on children's books geared towards teaching children how to exercise character building skills. You can imagine my excitement about this! This was JUST what my daughter needed!!!

StarPals is the name of Kimberlee's line of books that she has authored and just by looking at them, you can see that they will be easily read and understood by even the smallest of children. Kimberlee has a wonderful style of writing and really conveys the messages clearly and concisely...perfect for my daughter!

Here is a bit more about these books and the messages that they bring:

The Seven StarPals are the embodiment of the seven virtues they represent. Through their daily activities, they inspire both parents and children to embrace the virtue game and apply patience, kindness, humility, honesty, sharing, thankfulness and love at every possible moment. The children's accomplishments are then acknowledged and tracked on The StarPals Erasable Treasure Chart to promote self empowerment, creativity and fun in their everyday lives!

The idea that children need to be loving, kind and honest is sooo important. Especially in their interactions with siblings and friends. Like I said before, my daughter is my oldest child and is learning everything for the very first time. She has never had a brother before so she has no idea what it means to be sharing and patient. So, that is what I really love about these books.
So, for this review I was sent three books from the seven book series. I was sent:


I will say that the first thing that I love about these books is that the girl characters all wear dresses! If you read my recent post about my daughter's dressing style, you will see why I love this! I think that this is a wonderful feature of these books.
My daughter gets very excited when books come in the mail and they are for her! She was THRILLED to be able to sit down and read these StarPals books. And she read each and every one...page by page.
I think that Patty Patience is my favorite book as it really teaches Hannah how to be a better sister. She really struggles with being patient...especially when I am on the phone or talking to someone else. Patty even has a baby brother and that is something that my Hannah can relate to really well!!
Haley Humble teaches children how to be humble and focuses on giving to others. I don't know about you, but this is a VERY important trait to teach our children. Then lastly, Korey Kindness teaches kindness by helping, sharing and loving others. The only thing I don't really care for is the way Korey looks...kind of disheveled and sloppy. But the message in the book is great and I would be able to get past Korey's looks in order to teach my children. :)

All of these books are currently available to be purchased directly through StarPals website. Oh yes, and I want to make sure I let you know that there are four more books in this series as well:
Tommy Truth, Shari Sharing, Tobey Thankful and Livey Love (who looks like an alien...which I would not care for, truthfully.). Each of these books retail for $14.95 each and would be a great addition to any classroom, library or home book shelf!
So, in my opinion...the StarPals books are great! I love the messages that they teach my children and the way in which they are written. The pictures are bright and bold, making them easy to understand and comprehend. My daughter loved reading and learning through these books...Patty Patience is our favorite!

Kimberlee has offered to giveaway one of each of the books I received, to one of you! She is also willing to sign them as well...very nice! Thanks so much Kimberlee, for your generosity and gift of writing! Here are your entry options...


Mandatory Entry:
Visit StarPals, then come back here and leave a comment letting me know which of their books you would love to read. :) You do not have to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email where you can be reached should you win. If you do not leave an email address, it must be where I can easily find it. This giveaway is open to US residents and will end 9/2 at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be chosen using random.org and will be notified by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond, or another winner will be selected.
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Want to increase your chances of winning? Here are some Extra Entries! :)

1. "Like" StarPals on Facebook. 2 entries, so 2 comments.

2. Follow StarPals on Twitter. 2 entries, so 2 comments.

3. Become a GFC follower of My Opinion. Leave a comment to let me know that you did/ do. 3 entries, so 3 comments.

4. Follow me on Twitter. Leave a comment to let me know that you did/do. 1 entry

5. Tweet about this giveaway. Leave a comment with the link. 1 tweet per day. 1 comment per day.
Feel free to use this tweet:

Enter to #win 3 StarPals Children's Books...teach them manners and kindness @TheStarPals and @coupons4moms Ends 9/2 http://tinyurl.com/3v3r7ca


6. Vote for me on Picket Fence Blogs. 1 entry per day, so 1 comment per day.

7. Leave a comment on any review only post. 1 entry per post commented on..tell me the name of the post on which you commented. Unlimited.

8. Add this giveaway to a linky. Leave me the link to the linky list it was added to. 1 entry per linky.

9. Blog about this giveaway. Leave me a DIRECT link to your post. 5 entries, so 5 comments.

Disclaimer: I received no monetary compensation for this post. I did receive 3 StarPals books for review purposes. All quotes and stock photos are from the StarPals website and email. All thoughts and opinions are 100% mine.

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  1. I would like the Tommy Truth book. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

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  2. I like Star Pals on facebook 1. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

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  3. I like Star Pals on facebook 2. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

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  4. voted 8/19 cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

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  5. karey kindness

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  6. Tommy Truth

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  7. I am a GFC follower
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  9. I am a GFC follower
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  10. Tobey Thankful
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  15. starpals fb fan #2
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  16. voted 8/20 cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

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  17. HORTON111@AOL.COM

    I THINK TOBEY THANKFUL

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  18. HORTON111@AOL.COM

    LIKE STARPALS ON FACEBOOK

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    LIKE STARPALS ON FACEBOOK

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  23. voted 8/21 cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

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  24. I would love to read Patty Patience to my daughter.

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  25. #1 "Like" StarPals on Facebook - Gina Ferrell

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  26. voted 8/22 cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

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  27. Twitter Follow MONKEYMOM8105

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  28. voted 8/23 cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

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  30. voted 8/25 cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

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  31. voted 8/26 cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

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  32. gfc follower 1 cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

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  36. I visited StarPals and i would love to read the Patty Patience and Tommy Truth book!

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    Jenn from How to Make Hair Bows
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  37. I liked The StarPals Series on FB!

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  38. I followed @TheStarPals on twitter!

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    Jenn from How to Make Hair Bows
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  39. I followed My Opinion via GFC!

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  40. I followed @coupons4moms on twitter!

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  41. I tweeted about the giveaway!

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  42. voted 8/27 cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

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  43. voted 8/28 cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

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  44. shari sharing crystletellerday@yahoo.com

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  45. voted 8/29 cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

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  46. voted 8/20 cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

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  47. voted 8/31 cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

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  48. voted 9/1 cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

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  49. I'd love to read Patty Patience to my son
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  50. I would also like Livey Love Book!
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  51. Voted Today!
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  52. I follow You on Twitter (@tamivol)
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  53. I follow You with GFC #1
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  56. Facebook Fan of Star Pals(Tami Vollenweider)

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  57. Facebook Fan of Star Pals(Tami V)

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  60. karey kindness!

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  61. i like starkids on facebook

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  62. i like starpals on facebook x2

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  63. voted 9/2 cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

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  64. Voted Today! 9/2
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  65. I'd like Tobey Thankful for my kiddos :-)

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  66. would love to try Haley Humble

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  67. liked star pals on Fb under Lynne Crew

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  68. liked star pals on Fb under Lynne Crew

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  69. Toby Thankful would be fun to read!
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  70. Star Pals FB follower @ErinnArenaSluka erinnsluka@gmail.com

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  72. GFC: Esluka erinnsluka@gmail.com

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  75. GFC: Esluka erinnsluka@gmail.com

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  76. Star Pals GFC: Esluka erinnsluka@gmail.com

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  77. ..last 2 posts meant to be twitter, not GFC name..sorry!!
    Twitter follower @3sonshavei erinnsluka@gmail.com

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  78. Star Toys Twitter follower @3sonshavei erinnsluka@gmail.com

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  79. Star Pals Twitter follower @3sonshavei erinnsluka@gmail.com
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  80. I voted today! erinnsluka(at)gmail(dot)com

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  81. Patty Patience sounds great. dramaqueensmum@gmail.com

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