Monday, March 24, 2014

Must Have Marvin by Christy Ziglar Illustrated by Luanne Marten (A Shine Bright Kids Book) #ShareAMoment - Review and Giveaway for US & Canada Entries

ISBN: 9780824956578
About the book:  Whether it’s in the classroom, on the playground or on the soccer field, Marvin is always finding something new that he simply must have! After discovering whame.t he deems the latest, greatest, new toy, Marvin finds himself focusing a bit too much on getting instead of on giving and excludes his friends. He lets them down when they need his help and nearly loses their friendship. Through a chat with a wise neighbor and a second chance, Marvin learns the important life lesson that people matter more than things.


My thoughts:  Christy Ziglar has launched a terrific program for kids to help with issues they face. I previously reviewed Can't Wait Willow written by Christy Ziglar as part of the Star Bright Kids Program (and website). Now we're reviewing the freshly launched Must Have Marvin.

Marvin is a smart, cute, sweet boy that seems to have his priorities a bit skewed. If he sees it and likes it, he wants it. He must have it. He is "Must Have Marvin." Regardless of his friends and what they need of him. Help with a project. Help for his brother practicing his catching game. Marvin simply must pursue what he wants and when he wants it.



And then he begins to learn the lesson of wanting what he doesn't need and of friendship and caring for others.
The book is beautifully illustrated with expressions that capture the moment and actions that run the gamut. It is colorful and a delight to simply look at, and it will capture children's attention wonderfully reinforcing the text.

I can recommend Must Have Marvin as a teachable moments book that will delight.

GIVEAWAY:  Chat With Vera has been given the opportunity to offer one reader a chance to win a copy of "Must Have Marvin." Enter using the Rafflecopter form below. Begins MARCH 24 & ENDS APRIL 7 @ 12:01 a.m. EDT. Open to USA & Canada. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.  
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The Shine Bright Kids series provides children and their families with a framework to teach the importance of making good choices. The principles that will be explored include: using good judgment, taking responsibility, having a positive attitude, and demonstrating perseverance.

Author Bio:  Christy Ziglar, financial planner, mother of twins and niece of legendary motivator and the world’s original optimist, Zig Ziglar, is bringing the same timeless wisdom and ageless advice to an entirely new, younger audience through her new Shine Bright Kids picture book series.

Illustrator Bio:  Thanks to her first-grade teacher, who recognized her superior skills in drawing a robin, Luanne Marten  has been drawing, painting, and sketching ever since. She is a great experimenter and has a fresh, whimsical approach that brings her characters to life.


"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.  Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

36 comments:

  1. https://www.facebook.com/IdealsBooks/posts/617141948374813?stream_ref=10

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  2. I think that is a bad attitude to have. I must have puts us with the rest of the world. Believe we need to teach children this is not a way to look at things. They all need whats in this book. my kids would love this.
    Blessings
    Diana
    joeym11@frontier.com

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    1. How true. I think we all have our own personal moments of "must have" for the objects of this world.

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  3. You could really miss out on some wonderful friendships by always taking and not being a giver.
    Diana
    joeym11@frontier.com

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  4. I left a comment on Ideal Books site/ And shared it to my page
    https://www.facebook.com/diana.montgomery.9

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  5. I like all the lessons taught in the different books. On Shine Bright Kids

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  6. Bob and Larry's Book of Prayers and If Jesus Walked Beside Me

    I think I like them all For the kids.
    Blessings
    joeym11@frontier.com

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  7. https://www.facebook.com/IdealsBooks/posts/617198225035852?stream_ref=10

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  8. Bob and Larry's Book of Prayers

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  9. i liked the reward charts a lot

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  10. Oh my, what a cute, cute book! I absolutely think my grandkids would so love to have this! Nice giveaway!

    Sonja dot Nishimoto at gmail dot com

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  11. My grandkids must always have the latest in sports equipment at all times. We tell them they have to do certain chores, help their parents and earn their "must-haves". I hope that they are learning that they need to save and be thoughtful about what they must have. Sonja dot Nishimoto at gmail dot com

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  12. https://www.facebook.com/IdealsBooks/posts/617798801642461?stream_ref=10

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  13. My son has Can't Wait Willow and loves me to read it to him. The Sparkle Egg looks like a great book.

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  14. I learned they have a Can't Wait Willow Rewards chart this is pretty interesting.

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  15. My 3 kids never asked for much, and still do not to this day. What they really want is Mom and Me time.....even as teenagers!

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    1. Tami - That is a real blessing. Enjoy!

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  16. In today's society it is so difficult to not have the "must have mentality". I live in So Cal the land of keeping up with the Jones'. It can be challenging to not jump into the fray but you just have to focus on what is more important like God.

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  17. Oh man, I have two 21-month-old toddlers (one my own and one I babysit), and to them everything is "must-have-now." I'm trying to work on not jumping up and doing everything they want when they want it, because I don't want to train them that they can take advantage of me. I want them to grow up realizing that some things are worth waiting for, and I don't want to spoil them.

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  18. I liked the shining bright stars craft idea! It leaves some room for variations for use. great idea!

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  19. I have the book Can't wait Willow (I won it right here folks...back in May) Must have Marvin sounds equally cute! I also like Miss Fiona's Stupendous Pies. I'm also interested in the Mommy Loves You books. Even though my kids are older, I still buy them books and inscribe a message inside as a keepsake for them.

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  20. I am entering your giveaway.
    It would be great to win a copy of Must Have Marvin by Christy Ziglar.
    In response to your requirement to Visit the Ideals Books website
    and find 1 or 2 books for you or your child.
    I would like to have If Jesus Walked Beside Me by Jill Roman Lord
    and The Sparkle Egg by Jill Hardie.
    Thank you for having this giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!

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  21. I am entering your giveaway.
    It would be great to win a copy of Must Have Marvin by Christy Ziglar.
    In response to your requirement to Visit:Shine Bright Kids
    and leave a comment about one (1) thing i find interesting.
    I find it interesting that they have a Grownup Stuff Section.

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  22. This book could be about me! I should probably check it out - thanks!

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  23. I have done very poorly with the Must Have It Now issue. My kids are 4 and I don't want them to have a tantrum in the store in front of others so we went to a dollar store in our area (but everything at our "dollar" store costs $1.50 now) and my daughter had $5 from grandma. When she came up to the counter with 5 items I just paid the difference instead of making her put 2 items back (because of tax too.)

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  24. The Story of Easter and The First Easter Day are two books that I would like.

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  25. I found it interesting that you can make your own book with printed materials on their site. It is titled Learning to Shine and you color in the pages yourself.

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  26. I think my boys would like Seaman's Journal and My Big Book of Wild Animals
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com
    Merry

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  27. I know sometimes my boys want the latest and greatest video games etc. One time we went to the store to buy one (with their own money they earned) but it was sold out, so they still had to wait. After they played it they saw they really didnt like it all that much.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com
    Merry

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  28. I enteredyour giveaway.
    It would be great to win a copy of Must Have Marvin by Christy Ziglar.
    Here is the "share" link from my Ideals Books Facebook comment.
    https://www.facebook.com/IdealsBooks/posts/621767244578950?stream_ref=10

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  29. These looks like wonderful books, thanks so much for linking them in to the Kid Lit Blog Hop

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  30. I really like the illustrations in this book. Marvin is adorable! Thanks for sharing this with us at Booknificent Thursdays!
    Tina

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  31. I learned that Shine Bright Kids has a newsletter.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  32. When our children were young, but old enough to understand the concept of money and buying things, this is what we'd do. If we were at Walmart and they wanted to look at toys, we would tell them we would look " for future reference". That let them know we were simply looking and would not make a purchase that day. We might check the price of a toy so they would know how much they had to save to get it. It is important to learn the difference between a "want" and a "need"!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  33. Sounds like a book with an important underlying message. thanks for sharing in the Kid Lit Blog Hop.

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