It's been a few months since The Artful Parent book was released and a while since I've posted anything about it here, so I thought I'd share a few of my favorite reviews and give away some signed copies.
Just for fun.
(And also to do my author promotion part that I've been sorely neglecting ever since I fell into that crazy pit of depression a while back.)
Here are a few of the reviews that make me very happy & that I wanted to share with you:
"I have a new favorite book for exploring creativity with your children. In fact, I believe it's destined to become a classic resource for teachers and parents alike. It's that well done." -Maya, Maya*Made
"I absolutely ADORE this book! As a former art teacher and now Mum to 3 young kids of my own, this book sets out everything I would love to say to all parents and teachers, and so much more eloquently than I ever could. It starts with such a helpful guide on how to get started with setting up creative spaces in the home, with lists of must-have materials and useful resources. Then there is a huge range of easy and beautiful art activities to try that are really accessible to all and cover a wide range of media and interests. Jean has written this so effortlessly and comes across in such a warm and friendly way, like a best friend offering her wisdom over a cup of coffee!" -Anna, The Imagination Tree
"Thanks to Jean's new book and her accompanying seasonal e-book series I now have a myriad of creativity right at my fingertips, a godsend to a not so creative mom like me, trying to raise three creative kids. If I could give this book 10 stars I would, I love it that much!" -Stacy, Kids Stuff World
"With this book, I now have tons of ideas of simple art projects we can do at home together that are fun, simple and cheap." -Dahlia
"This book is by far the best tool and my hands down favorite for our family and friends. We all enjoy the experience of creating art and how lovely it is to SHARE this experience TOGETHER! Just thumbing through this book, you will be inspired. Buy it! Gift it! Happiness will follow!" -M. Scott
"The message of this book is win-win-win: encourage your children to express their creativity, become more creatively inspired yourself, and transform the world and the future in the process." -Christina Katz, author of The Writer Mama (I took an awesome writing class with her years ago)
Note: These are excerpts, but I linked to the original, full reviews. The boldfaced emphasis is my own.
Now, how about that giveaway?
I'd like to give away three signed copies of The Artful Parent: Simple Ways to Fill Your Family's Life with Art & Creativity by yours truly. To enter for a chance to win one of the copies, leave a comment here by Saturday, August 17th at 11:59pm EST. Winners will be chosen by random number generator and announced here on Sunday. (I will also e-mail the winners.)
And since Google Analytics tells me I have readers in 194 countries, this giveaway is open to all of you!
Giveaway now closed.
The random number generator gave me numbers 164, 167, and 398, so congrats to Jennifer C., Dojna Shearer, and Chris! I will email each of you...
My girls and I would love this!
I would love to win a copy! :D
Thank you for the opportunity!