September 3, 2012

Ambition’s Not An Awful Word Giveaway

Ambition’s Not An Awful Word is a funny children's book written by the author Zack Zage.  Zack uses himself as the boy in the story that is starting grade four.  
This story starts conversation of "who I want to be when I grow up" and "what I want to do".  The rhyming words add to the fun of reading this story.  My daughter liked the references of places and people in the sentences that she was able to infer and remember from other conversations.  
Ambition is one of the most important trait that we should encourage in our children, so they can explore different things they like from a young age.  As the book says, ambition is the beginning of everything we accomplish in life.

The beautiful illustrations done by Adam Watkins sparks curiosity in children and opens conversations.  Children will laugh at the pictures and even think about it.  The pictures go in hand with the written words.  
We liked the detail in the pictures and the drawings of the characters.  I got lots of questions from my 3 1/2 year old about the pictures i.e. "how come the lady looks so different with big teeth," "why is the boy's eyes so big."

Although this book is intended for children over the age of 6, my little one loved listening to this story and appreciated the pictures and flipped through the book several times.  
I like the layout of the book, in which Zack says his ambition in one side and the reality of real life on the other side.  The meanings of unusual words, people mentioned in the story are in the glossary; parents and older children will appreciate this.  Adults will enjoy reading this book as well.

The book ends beautifully as Zack's mother says the moon left a message that "It's OK to dream."
This book is available in stores and amazon.
If you would like to win this fabulous book, please leave a comment on this post and enter through the rafflecopter below.  Giveaway is open to people in Canada and US, ends on September 15th.
Update: The winner is Jessica Mueck
"Dream it! Believe it! Work hard for it! Achieve it!"
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