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Name a Star Review+Giveaway (3 Winners!)

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. resize_9faed7d77d4690d148337e2a25e4b06c5ea58d9f3e91d97accdaae7835764c0fe979a1e2250250When you were young, did you stand on your tiptoes & try to touch the sky? I’m pretty sure that we all have at one point. While we aren’t able to & most of us will not become astronauts, we have to settle for looking through a telescope. But, what if you could go a step further? Why not name a star?

Name a Star, Inc. has made this a reality. Now, I have to be honest. I had no idea that this was possible. I figured this type of thing belonged to folks with a PhD. Not only is it possible, it’s incredibly affordable!

Thanks to the tech savvy & creative minds at Name a Star, for $12.99, you can name a star after whomever you choose & receive the exact coordinates to find their star. That’s amazing to me! They’ve even provided the means to see it via Google Earth.

Personally, I chose to name my star after my husband, in honor of Valentine’s Day for being the Star of our Household (cute, right?). My kids flipped for this idea & suddenly became very interested in astronomy. Perhaps, the Name a Star benefits, then, is twofold. They create interest in the heavens as well as the truly most one of a kind gift ever.
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With a $12.99 price tag, it’s easily affordable. Forget shipping costs. Certificates are emailed. You print & give. It’s that simple. Add a frame of your choosing. Buy them here: http://jvz8.com/c/182795/74699

Name a Star, Inc. has generous provided 3 certificates for 3 winners. Easy entry & easy receipt of your prize. Think about who you can bless with this gift!
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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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Billy & the Thankless Thanksgiving: Jeremy Frank

Inevitably, every household has one adult who takes up round-the –clock residence in the kitchen on the last Thursday in November. While guests mingle, television is watched, & games are played, this adult is cooking, mixing, & stirring. It truly is a ‘thankless’ job.

In Billy’s house, this Thanksgiving duty falls to his mother. According to the story, her preparations start in autumn. For all her hard work, poor Mom only receives whining from Billy. His theory is that he is the suffering one. After all, it’s he who has to wait endlessly for the meal to commence. Unfortunately, he decides to voice this opinion to his mother.

Mom lays down a challenge: if you don’t like it, than do it yourself! Accepting the challenge, Billy sets forth to prepare the feast singlehandedly. What does an elementary school aged child know about cooking? Apparently, the answer is very little. Can Billy pull off the year’s biggest dinner?

Jeremy Frank has given kids a look at how difficult it is to do what the grownups do. Ultimately, the goal is that Billy & the reader both learn gratitude. There are good intentions all around, but the reader or those reading to them, will have to stretch their imaginations a bit. Having hosted Thanksgivings myself, I understand how stressful it can be. Billy’s mom does lose her temper a bit. That’s understandable. But, from a safety standpoint, Billy looks to be around 2nd or 3rd grade. Should he be handling this at all?

It would have made a tad more sense to adults if Billy had been sentenced to assist in the kitchen or even do the clean-up. However, children won’t ponder these points & this story is for them. The illustrations are fantastic & the descriptions of Billy’s concoctions are quite lively. Kids will at least get a giggle along with the moral.

All told, I award 4 of 5 stars to ‘Billy & the Thankless Thanksgiving.’

I received an eBook in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are mine. This book is available through http://www.kitereaders.com

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