Cooper and Me and the Winter Adventure is the story of a couple of dogs who head out to play and end up getting lost. From the back cover:
Cooper and Bella can't wait to go sledding, but what happens when they wander a little too far from home and a snowstorm makes it difficult to find their way back?I got this title with my 7 year old, Richard, in mind. He is the one who I end up finding at the customer service desk at Walmart. He's not so bad outdoors, but in general, if a child is going to wander off and end up who-knows-where, it is this one.
This book provides a wonderful opportunity to teach children the importance of making good decisions and the gentle lesson of how to be prepared in case they get lost.
The big thing I found in this is that it is a non-threatening way to reinforce the message about what to do when you are lost. Since it is a couple of dogs who get lost, not little kids, it is so much easier to talk about what they did right and what "you" should do.
This book is cute and inviting. The illustrations are sweet, as you can see from the cover photo above, which is pretty typical of what you find inside.
And... $1 of every Winter Adventure book sold will go to advance research & treatment of pancreatic cancer, via the Lustgarten Foundation.
Also, the great folks at Cooper and Me are offering a special deal for my blog readers now through December 15. Make any purchase of $25 or more at CooperandMe.com and get FREE SHIPPING by using the code COOPERBLOG at checkout.
I also have the chance to give one away. This giveaway will end next weekend, so the book can be shipped out early next week... and it ought to arrive with plenty of time for Christmas! This would be a great thing to slip into a stocking or put under the tree.
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