Thursday, April 21, 2011

Children's Book Review: Pocket Kisses by WIlla Perlman (Review and Giveaway)

Closed.  Congrats to Jill!!!!

  • Reading level: Baby-Preschool
  • Board book: 14 pages
  • Publisher: LB Kids; Brdbk edition (January 4, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316077879
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316077873 
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When Mommy leaves she always knows
to give me kisses from head to toe.
Kisses to save and use all day,
whenever I need one and Mommy's away...

Pocket Kisses is the perfect book for kids missing Mom while she's away. Each page celebrates the special pocket kisses Mommy leaves behind -- a boo-boo kiss, snack-time kiss, bedtime kiss, and more -- all revealed beneath each of the 7 sturdy lift-the-flaps. There's also a fabric pocket on the front cover and a special keepsake "pocket kiss" that kids can punch out and hold on to, reminding them that Mommy's love is always with them!

My Review:

I just love the concept of this book.  With so many moms having to return to the workplace or trying to start or run their own business, at times we feel like we are neglecting our children.  Willa came up with the idea of leaving pocket kisses behind for her son, letting her know that she is always there for him, and when he needed her, he could pull a kiss out of his pocket.  As a result of this, Willa decided to write Pocket Kisses, to help other moms who have a hard time letting their children know that even though they have to work, that Mommy always loves them.

I enjoyed reading this book to Savannah, and even though she can't understand the concept right now, I know when she gets a little older she will enjoy it.  For now, she likes helping me lift the flaps up and holding the removable pocket kiss from the cover.

If you are a busy mom who wants to show your child(ren) that they can carry your love with them, why not pick up Pocket Kisses today.  You will love reading this book together and lifting the flaps to learn about the different types of pocket kisses.

About the Author:

Willa's interest in writing books for children has evolved from a 20+ year career in book publishing and intellectual property development including the positions of: President of Hasbro Properties Group, at Hasbro, Inc; President of Golden Books Publishing Group; President & Publisher of Simon & Schuster Children's Books Division; Vice President, Editorial Director of "Willa Perlman Books," an imprint of HarperCollins Children's Division. Willa began her publishing career at Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, where she held positions in marketing, publicity, and advertising, launched the children's imprint, "Gulliver Books" and was ultimately named Director of Harcourt's Children's Trade Division.

Presently, Willa is Managing Partner and founder of Ligature Partners, Inc., a boutique executive search and consulting firm with a practice specialty in publishing, education, and media.

Pocket Kisses, published by LB Kids/Little Brown in January 2011, is Willa's first book. Her second book, Goodnight, World, illustrated by Carolyn Fischer, will be published in the summer of 2011 by Beach Lane/Simon & Schuster.

Willa received her B.A. in Psychology from Barnard College where she graduated magna cum laude. She lives in on Providence, RI's East Side with her two sons, Jonathan and Ben, her husband, Amir, and their golden retriever, Josie.

Don't forget to check out Willa's website.


Willa has graciously given me another copy of her book, Pocket Kisses, to give to one lucky Inspired by Savannah reader.  I will make this giveaway quick and painless.  The first person to email me will win a copy of this book.  I will post when I have a winner.

Disclosure:  I was sent a copy of this book from the publisher in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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