Monday, January 16, 2012

Valentine’s Day Gift Giving Guide–Gifts for Children–I Love You More…Than Chocolate by Melanie Milburn (Review and Giveaway)

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Summary:

I Love You More… Than Chocolate 
 
This book was originally a song, and inside the back cover of the book, is a CD of Miss Melanie singing the song. When Melanie would tuck her children into bed at night, she made sure they knew how much they were loved. She told them she loved them more than anything – even chocolate! Her children knew she was a chocoholic, so they had no doubt, they knew they were loved.

What people are saying about the book: My children’s eyes lit up when I read them Melanie Milburn’s book, “I Love You More… Than Chocolate”. As many times as I’ve told them I love them, in what I’ve said and what I’ve done, they’ve never been as delighted as they were to hear that I really did love them more than chocolate. The book conveys what parents want their children to know in a way that speaks clearly and impressively to the child’s mind and heart. Inspired by this story, my three year old beamed as I tucked her into bed, “Mommy, I love YOU more than pink ice cream!” – Amy McClellan”My five year old and I love this beautiful book! All children want to know how much they are loved and this special book puts that into words that children can understand and remember. My five old is always asking me if I love her more than chocolate and of course I tell her yes!” Cindy McLean.

My Thoughts:

Ever since receiving this book a couple of weeks ago, it has quickly become a bedtime favorite.  What I love most about the story is how easy it is for young children to understand with the rhyming scheme.  The book uses simple words, that children can understand and relate to.  Now, you don’t have to worry about finding a book to share with your children, to show them how you much you love them.  In addition to the easy to read story, the book contains beautiful illustrations done by Cindy Coleman, that will have mesmerized and wanting to point to each illustration as you read the story to them.  Savannah just loved the bright and playful illustrations and couldn’t stop pointing to them.  A few times, I had to flip the page, as she couldn’t stop talking about their illustrations.  Her favorites were the zoo and night sky illustrations.

You don’t have to be a chocolate lover to enjoy this book.  But, I know that my daughters will love how I compare how much I love them to my love of chocolate. Yum!

So, if you are looking for a book to share with your little one this Valentine’s Day, why not pick up a copy of I Love You More Than…Chocolate by Melanie Milburn today.

 
About the Author:
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Melanie is a gifted musician, award winning songwriter and a dedicated preschool teacher. Her children’s concerts are fun with music that is jazzy and entertaining. The lyrics are inviting and relate to the everyday experiences of a young child. You will find yourself humming, tapping and clapping right along with your little ones as Melanie shares her children’s songs.
 
Melanie’s family concerts will touch your heart in many ways. Her original songs are about real life experiences such as letting go of your children, healing from a miscarriage and falling in love with Jesus. Her songs will make you laugh and cry. 
 
When not writing songs, performing concerts or teaching preschool, Melanie can be found living in beautiful Durango, Colorado with love of her life, her husband, Joe. 
 
Click here to learn more about Melanie.
 
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Click here to buy for only $21.95, from Melanie’s website.

---GIVEAWAY---

One lucky reader will win a copy of this Book with CD, thanks to Melanie Milburn.  To enter, please complete the MANDATORY ENTRY first, and then as many EXTRA ENTRIES as you like.  Make sure to include your email address with each comment, so that I can contact you if you win.

MANDATORY ENTRY:

In honor of Valentine’s Day, please share in the comments section below either the best gift you gave or received from your child, or your fondest Valentine’s Day memory with your child(ren).

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Open to US residents only. Giveaway ends on January 30, 2012 at 11:59PM EST. I will then use Random.org to choose a winner. Winner will have 48 hrs. to respond to my email to claim prize. If I don't hear back from selected winner, I will draw another winner.

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

88 comments :

  1. My daughter was born on Valentine's Day (almost) one year ago and it is the best present I have ever gotten!

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  8. Well my oldest is only 3 and a half years old, but the best Valentine's Day present he's given me was a handprint that he "painted" at Daycare when he was 19 months old. I have it in my kitchen still. :)

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  16. When my eldest son was 4 he drew a picture of our family for Valentines day. It's really hilariously accurate (my husband has a flat top head and a big nose). It's one of my most treasured gifts. arobimom at gmail dot com

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  19. fondest memory - decorating paper cards when they were young, with lace, stickers, glitter, etc. So much fun. Precious memories!

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  20. Well, my only child is only 20 days old sooooo I havent gotten anything from her yet! lol BUT my fondest V-Day memory was last year with her father who was my brand-new husband! :)

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  26. My son likes to make things to give away so he has always made me cards for valentines day and anything homemade is the best.

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  29. Our son was born on Valentine's Day 1999, and ever since then we've created fond birthday memories as a family!
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  30. One time I got a handmade vase... lol... it was adorable.

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  31. We save glass jars for Valentines Day, decorate them, and stuff them full of homemade sweets! I love doing this with my kiddos, as I did this with my mom when I was a kid!
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  32. We don't really give our kids special Valentines. We try to make them feel loved and special EVERYDAY. [email protected]

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  33. my best valentines day gift was a homemade craft that my kids made for me!

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  34. My daughter made me the cutest card ever!

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  38. This year will be my second valentine's day so no great gift but every day with her is a blessing!
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  39. My grandpas Birthday was on Valentines day so I guess some fond memories would be of him and my children celebrating his bday.

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  40. The best gift I'm going to give my one daughter is a heart locket that has Mom on it ! She soon will be a first time Mommy and I want her to have something with Mom on it because she is so
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  41. My daughter was born in Jan. so my first Valentine's Day with her was the greatest gift!
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  43. The best gift I gave my children was a coupon book for different things like a movie night of their choice, a sundae, and different things like that. They loved it, and are already asking if they are getting more coupons this year. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

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  46. A sweet homemade valentine with their thumbprints in the shape of a heart!
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  48. I actually am helping my granddaughter (7 months old) finger paint a canvas for her first Valentine to her Mommy & Daddy. The pictures are MY valentine present! SOOOOO FUNNY!!
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  51. I make some homemade brownies in heart shapes and cupcakes for my kids on valentines day and have been doing this for them for the past two years and plan on doing it this year too! They really enjoy them so much that I only bake them on special ocassions such as valentines day to show them how much I love them.

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