Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Happy Tales Publishing review and giveaway

Disclaimer: I was given products in this post for the purpose of review. I was not paid in anyway to write this review. All opinions are my own.
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Happy Tales Publishing review and giveaway


'Happy Tales Publishing' is an award winning Children's literature and specialty book publishing agency that strives to not only educate and provide life lessons to children, but to also do it in a creative, fun and entertaining way.  And as kids are having fun they are also  improving their reading levels. 
In addition to their award winning books, they have toys and posters.  These are of course tied to the book, which makes kids reading experience better.

I was personally able to review 2 stories in both the English and English/Spanish version and the Happy in a Santa outfit toy.

First lets talk about Happy's Christmas gift.

The story was sweet and little Happy is sure to warm hearts everywhere.  
Synopsis:
Oh no! Happy is in trouble again! Having gone out to post his Christmas letter to Santa, he suddenly finds himself on an unexpected journey. Although Happy is cold and scared at first, his adventure takes a turn and delivers him to magical lands where he discovers that dreams really can come true. Can Happy save the day? And more importantly, will he get home in time for Christmas?  

The story is told in a way that kids will be mesmerized and unable to put the book down.  It begins with Amy forgetting to mail her letter to Santa and Happy wanting to help.  He is determined to mail the letter for her.  What begins as a simple enough trip takes a turn as Happy falls into Santa's mailing bag!  What started as a scary mishap soon turns into a wonderful adventure as Happy finds himself in the most magically place ever!  
Happy's story is sure to be a holiday favorite in all homes.  I have a feeling its something my boys are going to look forward to each year.  Not only is the story amazing, the illustrations bring it to life they are colorful and beautifully done.
I was able to review the same book in the Spanish/English version.  What I loved about this is the story is written out in both languages.  Making it super easy for my little guy to figure out what each word meant.  I wont fib I forgot most of my Spanish and it was nice to have a reminder.  For example the first line in the books says:
It was two days before Christmas.
Faltaban dos dias para Navidad.
I was shocked to realize I forgot that Navidad was Christmas, I was even more shocked that for just reading it once with my little guy he remembered a few Spanish words! 

Next we were able to review:
Happy as a Fox

Synopsis: 
Happy and Nana travel to the merry British countryside to visit relatives, when Happy falls into trouble yet again! Can Happy escape? Will he make it home before Nana finds out he's gone?

Again we find little Happy in a fun adventure making new friends as he goes.  This story was just as sweet as the first and of course the illustrations were beautiful and brought the story to life right before our eyes.  The story is also available in the Spanish/English version. 

To learn more please click my link below:
Happy Tales Publishing

I also want to mention that Happy was based on a real pup.  Not a pup who traveled to the North Pole or a pup who really had these great adventures, but a pup who was deeply loved.  I only mention this because as I was reading I could tell the stories were heartfelt and filled with love and I kept thinking that the real Little Happy must have been a lucky pup to have inspired such fun and magical stories.

And today 3 super lucky Simply Me readers have the chance to win Happy Tales Publishing prize packages!  You must be 18+ and live in the continental USA

Main Prize.... 1 hard cover "Happy's Christmas Gift" and 1 Hard Cover "Happy as a Fox" books and one Happy Santa Toy 

Second Prize 1 Hard cover "Happy's Christmas Gift" and 1 Soft Cover bilingual "Happy as a Fox" books and one Happy Santa Toy 

Third Prize 1 soft Cover bilingual "Happy's Christmas Gift" and 1 Soft Cover bilingual "Happy as a Fox" and one Happy Santa Toy
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