Earlier this month we had the pleasure of attending the book signing for Brandee Bubles first book O’Shae the Octopus. We have been really keen on introducing books and reading to Hazel, so this was an event we weren’t going to miss. The book signing was lots of fun, it was held at Kidsbooks and the store was buzzing with excitement as a majority of the people at the event were friends and family of Brandee. It was great to see how supportive the Buble family is of each other, her grandpa was there all night and even her older brother Michael was there for a bit! We headed out pretty quickly after we got our copy signed as it was past Hazel’s bedtime and she had no idea what was going on. Brandee wrote a beautiful message in her book and I hope it’s something she will cherish forever.
O’Shae the Octopus is a beautifully written children’s book about a young octopus named O’Shae. Now O’Shae is a bit different than other octopuses as he has 10 arms instead of 8. O’Shae runs into a couple of bullies in the book that point out his differences but his mom and friends remind him that it’s what makes him special. The premise of the book is to remind us all that our differences are what makes us unique and we should use our differences to our advantage. The book is bright and colorful with lots of fun illustrations through out. Even though Hazel isn’t quite old enough to understand what was going on she was babbling away and pointing at all the colorful illustrations while we were reading the book. It’s in high rotation in our favourite books to read before bed time.
Now we love our copy of O’Shae the Octopus so much that we want to give one of you your very own copy! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post stating your favourite part of your bed time routine, it’s that simple! Be sure to fill out the Rafflecopter below once you’ve commented so I can verify your entry, I’ve even included a couple of ways to earn extra entries! The giveaway is open from Thursday June 19th 2014 to midnight on Thursday June 26th, 2014 and is open to US and Canadian residents only. I will have the winner announced on Friday June 27th, 2014, Good luck everyone!
Congratulations Tamara! Please email me at hello(at)thecheeriodiaries(dot)com to claim your prize!