Tuesday, September 25, 2012

show me a story: review and giveaway!


I've been so excited to tell you about this brand new book:  show me a STORY- 40 Craft Projects and Activities to Spark Children's Storytelling!  I first met the author, Emily Neuberger, online as a fellow crafter, and then was lucky enough to have her and her lovely mother in one of my Squam workshops. We've kept in touch over the years and shared our book writing adventures during late night emails. Yesterday began her book blog tour, and today it stops here for a peek inside and a giveaway below. Emily has created an AMAZING resource for parents, homeschoolers and educators.

Storytelling is an intrinsic part of child development and a wonderful way to encourage creativity and imagination, while building communication skills. The projects Emily has designed are simple, yet totally enticing... it arrived in the midst of my daughter having a playdate and both girls devoured it cover to cover. It not only got their stamp of approval, but my mother was still in town and was wowed by it, as well. She has been an early childhood educator and reading/language specialist for decades and has incredibly high standards... so that's saying a lot, folks!  We both loved this story wheel, which I'm keeping in the car to enhance any road trip or carpool commute.

 In fact, many of the story games and prompts are very portable, which make them perfect for incorporating into the little windows of time that our current culture seems to be be determined to fill up with plugged in technology.



I'm so thrilled to have a slew of new ideas for the coming cold, when we're looking for cozy activities around the fire... but tons of the projects incorporate outside time, too. Thank you, Emily!


And there are even wonderful group activities for engaging more than one or two children... parties, classrooms, homeschooling gatherings will be benefit from so many of these tools which foster play and working together! I'm gushing, I know...  but it's a good one. In fact, I was going to donate my copy to my daughter's little Montessori school, but I've ordered them a copy... so I can keep my own!


Are you ready to have a chance to win a free copy for your own home or classroom? Storey Publishing has a book with one of your names on it! Just leave a comment below before Thursday, the 27th, at 8pm EST. I'll announce the randomly selected winner on Friday. The publisher has requested this to be open to US residents only, please.  Here's a look at the rest of the tour calendar... follow along for more giveaways and inside peeks! Good luck, friends! Congratulations again, Emily... what a fabulous book you've created!
Week One 

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66 comments:

  1. This looks like a delicious book full of inspiration! I would love a copy for this next season of tucking inward. Thank you Maya.

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  2. What a fun book! This will definitely be an asset in my home. Thanks for the offer!

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  3. What an amazing book ... this could even inspire parents while playing!! I'm intrigued!! Thank You SO much Maya for this giveaway! Hope you're doing well!
    lubna_2112@hotmail.com

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  4. What a wonderful book...I would love to do create with my grandchildren, using the ideas in this book. They would love it too!

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  5. I know a little girl who would love this book. Thank you for such a great giveaway.

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  6. Sweet.
    This would be a fresh and inspiring
    addition to our book shelf.
    Thank you for the chance!

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  7. This looks like a wonderful book! I have just the perfect little girl with a wild imagination to share it with :)

    Stephanie Proffit
    (sproffitt419@yahoo.com)

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  8. Sign me up! I always need help with my kids.

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  9. Wow! What a great idea for a book!!! Can't wait to read it!

    Amy
    bibanon1@gmail.com

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  10. This book looks great, thank you for the chance.

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  11. This looks like such a lovely book! I'm grateful for a chance to win a copy, but I've put it on my Wish List, too. One way or another, a copy of this book will be in our home before Halloween!

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  12. WOW this book looks AMAZING! I would love to win a copy!

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  13. Oh what a pity I cannot take part!This would be useful for my teaching primary school students!AriadnefromGreece!

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  14. This looks like a wonderful resource, and I would be thrilled to share it with my boys! Thanks for sharing your thoughts on it, and for the chance to win a copy!

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  15. This would be a great book to use for our home school!

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  16. Great review! Beautiful book! I'd be thrilled to win a copy!

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  17. Would love to have a copy..

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  18. The kids will get into this one!

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  19. Wow, how we would lik to have this, me and my two kids who love stories and crafting. Patries

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  20. This book sounds like "just the thing" for my grandchildren... love to win!!!

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  21. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win a copy of this book. If I don't end up winning a copy, surely I will go out and buy one!!

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  22. This looks so awesome! We're always looking for new ways to get our four kids thinking and creating.

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  23. This book looks like great inspiration for my girls! Thanks for the chance!

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  24. This looks like great fun! We are a family of story-tellers ... okay, we are a family of talkers! But still ... :)

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  25. Fun and lovely! My girls and I would love this book! Thank you!

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  26. This looks fun! My girls would love it!
    Erin
    eadelarm@yahoo.com

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  27. How awesome is that book!! My daughter would adore it!

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  28. This looks great! I teacher a writer's workshop to young children and this would be a great resource. Thanks for the generous giveaway.

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  29. This looks like a wonderful book! We really try to encourage storytelling in our home, I think this book might just add some fun new tools to our repertoire!

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  30. oh wow! this looks like a fantastic book with so many wonderful ideas!
    thanks for the chance to win!

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  31. Oh, what a fantastic idea! My son's teacher will love this! I have never been less than delighted, buying a book on your recommendation, and I'm guessing that this will be no exception. Thanks for being an idea magnet!

    - Jessica

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  32. WOW! That book looks fantastic. I can't wait to check it out at the library, or hey, get lucky and win it here. : )

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  33. That'd be perfect in my classroom!! I've been using Art Lab for Kids for art during the past 3 weeks of school and the projects have been amazing! That looks like something that'd fit right in with my ideas about what's right for kids.Thanks,
    Kelly

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  34. What a GREAT BOOK! I homeschool my 3 children and they would LOVE the ideas I am sure! Thanks for the chance to win one!
    mrs(DOT)ashley(DOT)lee(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  36. My son would love to share this with his friends! Thank you for the opportunity.

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  37. My girls and I will tell this book a story should we be the lucky winners!

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  38. This book looks amazing! Storytelling is one of the most important skills a child can have.

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  39. This looks inspiring! I love stories, but I'm very bad at making them up, so this would be ideal for our family. Thank you!

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  40. This looks fabulous! Hoping to win it to use with our little HS 'Thursday Group'!

    Thanks for the chance:)!

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  41. ooh this looks fun! always looking for ways to enhance story telling both at home and in the classroom. ;)

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  42. I love the story discs! This would be wonderful in a book club for kids.

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  43. Sounds delightful! I would love some new inspiration for crafting with my little guy!

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  44. story-telling & craft/handwork are at the core of my work as an enrichment specialist in a small elementary school. crossing my fingers...!

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  45. Ooooh! Awesome book, would love to win it!

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  46. HOW FUN! I WOULD SO LOVE TO HAVE THIS BOOK!

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  47. Wow, this looks like a great book. Would love a copy!

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  48. I've been thinking about sources for fun ideas for my grand daughter. Thisvlooks great!

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  49. As a homeschooling family we would LOVE this book! Thank you for offering it!!

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  51. I would love to get this book, I've heard so many good things about it!

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  52. Even though this book is geared toward children, I feel that the child within me would love this book and inspire me to write more often and develop my love of crafts. As adults we sometimes lose our inner child and imagination abilities because the real world requires so much energy. I'd love to have this book to ignite my power to remember the days of daydreaming and storytelling.

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  53. I'm expecting my first baby on Halloween! I think this book would be great in the coming years.

    Thank you for the raffle!

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  54. Oh, I would love a copy of this book since both of my daughters are in love with books which I am so proud of!!! Love, Ivana

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  55. I'd love to win this for my kids. Thanks for sharing!

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  56. How inspiring! And just in time for the cold days coming. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  57. Our two little ones would love this book (ages 5 and 7) thanks for the chance to win!

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  58. Wow, that sounds like an awesome book! Thanks for the giveaway!Katrin

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  59. Wow, this is a wonderful and inspiring book! What a nice addition to our library.
    Thank you

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  60. Nice - inspiring would be great for the up coming winter months

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  61. This looks fab, thanks! I've been doing some research into literacy for children. This looks really useful - a great way of encouraging reluctant readers!

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