Sunday, March 26, 2017

Sweet Child Born in Texas - Children's Book Review & Giveaway! (U.S.) Ends 4/9

Texas Mom Serves Up Lone Star Lore for Kids with Sweet Child Born in Texas

New book debuts first of “Sweet Child” series for all 50 states

About the book:
Sweet child, welcome to Texas! Cowboys, NASA, scrumptious chili there are so many things that make Texas great. If your child was born here, what a lucky state! From history tidbits to fun facts, this beautiful poem describes and teaches all the things that make this sweet state special. Whether you're a child or a child at heart, this book is perfect for all sweet children born in Texas! So sweet child born in Texas, feel pride in the things that you see. Friendship is the motto here. A Texan is what you’re meant to be!

About the Authors:
Necessity truly is the mother of invention as Dallas native and new author Whitney Strauss can attest. While on bedrest awaiting the birth of her second son six years ago, Strauss busied herself as best she could, including unsuccessfully finding a good book about Texas for toddlers. Instead of giving up, she decided to write one.

Cowboys, NASA, scrumptious chili—there are so many things to love about the Lone Star State. Here are just a few of the things that make our home so great.

Nearly a decade later, Strauss’ ode to her beloved Lone Star State —Sweet Child Born in Texas —was released on March 6, which is Texas Independence Day. Designed for children ages 2-6, the book uses lyrical rhyme to highlight famous Texas historical figures and landmarks, state symbols, the varying regions and landscapes and more. Slated for an initial run of 3,000 copies, the colorfully illustrated 24-page hardcover book is available on

“The initial idea came from my mom around the time my sister and I were having children,” said Strauss. “We are a family of book lovers and Mom wanted to read them a book about the state in which they were born. So I thought, why not write one myself?"

Strauss enlisted the direction and help of her mom, Kathleen Cooter, a former university professor of early and special education at Texas Christian University, and of her friend Susan Giles, herself a mom and grandmother in Franklin, Tennessee. Giles also wanted to share the story of her beloved home state of Tennessee, so she and Strauss began researching and writing a story for not only Tennessee, but for each and every state, reaching out to another friend, artist and Dallas resident Holly Weinstein, to illustrate the series. Sweet Child Born in Texas is the first of the series to be published.

As is only fitting, a book written for children will also help children in need as a portion of the book proceeds will go to various children’s organizations, including the North Texas Food Bank. “When we were growing up, we used to end our prayers praying for ‘all the children in the world who do not have enough to eat,’” said Strauss. “With one in four children hungry in North Texas, we wanted to address hunger in our own backyard.”

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My Review:
"Sweet Child Born in Texas" is a cute children's book with the main facts about the state such as the state capital, main cities, state bird, state flower, state flag, state insect, state mammal, and more. It's a great way for children ages two to six to learn about different states or their home state, and to help them memorize the facts about those states. I can't wait to see what other books come out soon in the sweet child series! I can't wait to read about Tennessee and California, where I grew up.

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You can purchase your copy today on amazon or at your local book store.

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Enter below using the Giveaway Tools form for a chance to Win your own copy of "Sweet Child Born in Texas" - children's book. Giveaway is open to residents in the main 48 continental United States only, 18 years of age or older. No P.O. Boxes, sorry. Giveaway ends 4/9/17.

Disclosure: I received one copy of "Sweet Child Born in Texas" children's book in exchange for my review post. No other compensation was exchanged or received.


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