Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Must-Have Marvin Review & Giveaway (#ShareAMoment)

My family loves books, and I especially love books that teaches a good message. So I'm super excited to share with you this cute book, Must-Have Marvin.

About the book:

Must-Have Marvin is a children's book that follows the adventures of a boy named Marvin. Marvin is obsessed with new things. Anytime he sees something new and cool, he just insists that he has to have it. Eventually, a toy robot catches his eye. He ends up spending all his money on the toy robot and soon realizes that he is not happy. With the help of a friendly elderly neighbor, Marvin realizes that his obsession to get everything he wants ruins his relationships with his family and friends. Marvin comes to learn that people are more important than things!

Must-Have Marvin is the second book in the Shine Bright Kids series.
About Shine Bright Kids:
Choose Right. Shine Bright.
The Shine Bright Kids series provides children and their families with a framework to teach the importance of making good choices. The principles that will be explored include: using good judgment, taking responsibility, having a positive attitude, and demonstrating perseverance.
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About the author:

Christy Ziglar, financial planner, mother of twins and niece of legendary motivator and the world’s original optimist, Zig Ziglar, is bringing the same timeless wisdom and ageless advice to an entirely new, younger audience through her new Shine Bright Kids picture book series.

About the illustrator:

Thanks to her first-grade teacher, who recognized her superior skills in drawing a robin, Luanne Marten  has been drawing, painting, and sketching ever since. She is a great experimenter and has a fresh, whimsical approach that brings her characters to life.

My thoughts:

This book is recommended for children of the ages 4-8 and is 32 pages long. However, I feel that children of all ages would love reading this book!I absolutely adore this book. I loved how the book teaches the importance of people and relationships over material objects. The illustrations are beautiful and easily captivates one's attention.

My little boy just loves this book. He will pick it up many times (without me encouraging him) and sit down and flip through the pages. I will hear him "read" the book to himself. I love how Monkey gets to learn a valuable lesson while reading!

Another fun feature about this book is the "Star Search". There is a star that follows Marvin through the book. Depending on Marvin's choices, the star will look happy or sad. So after your child finds the star, you can discuss the star's mood.

You have a chance to win a copy of this wonderful book! Just follow the rules and enter the giveaway through the entry-form below.

*Giveaway will be open from 3/26/14 to 4/2/14.
*The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the winning email.
*Open to residents of U.S. & Canada.

"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.


  1. I would read the book to my son we have Can't Wait Willow and he loves that book.

  2. my miss loves any book you give her.

  3. if i won, i would gift this ti my niece.

  4. i tweeted it