Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Heartwood hotel Book One: A True home and Book Two: The Greatest Gift Review

Book: Heartwood Hotel, Book One: A True Home, Heartwood Hotel, Book Two: The Greatest Gift
On Sale: July 4, 2017
Disney Hyperion Books
By: Kallie George
Illustrated: Stephanie Graegin
Ages: 7 - 10

Disclaimer: We received a galley copy of these books for our review/post.

     We have just finished up A True Home, where we were introduced to Mona the Mouse.  Poor Mona, has never had a place of her own, a place that she could call home.  She had been lucky to find a place, where she was currently staying, but she could not figure out,  if it was such a great place to call home, why no other animal was living there.

     Then came the storm.  A storm that beat down on her and her home and sent her off looking for shelter.  She came across places that no mouse should stay, so she scurried on.  Then the stream . . . . . .the trying to balance . . . . the falling in.  Now, Mona was at the mercy of the water. 

     Where would it lead her?? Would she be okay?? 

     What kind of adventures would she have? What new friends would she meet??

     Well, if you want to know, then you are going to have to read the book yourself. :-) 

     As stated above, we have just finished A True Home and will be moving on to The Greatest Gift.

     The kiddo has enjoyed reading about Mona the Mouse.   She has really gotten into the characters and the happenings that is going on.  She has been able to read most of it on her own.  There area few words here and there that she stumbles over.  The story is easy to understand and she can relay me back what is going on, in her own words.  So that tells me she understands what it is about.  She just mentioned that she is looking forward to starting book two and says she hopes that Mona the Mouse has more adventures down the road.  

     We believe that your children or students would enjoy this book.  That they will be able to relate to Mona and the other characters.  Why don't you check it out? The books are available in paperback ($5.99) and hardcover ($14.99) and were on sale July 4, 2017. 

     If you need help finding them, here are the codes: 

     Book One: Hardcover: 9781484731611 Paperback: 9781484746387
     Book Two: Hardcover: 9781484732342 Paperback: 9781484746394

     Many thanks to Ms. Cassie McGinty and Disney Hyperion Books for sending us a copy of these books to do a review on.  All opinions, expressed herein, are our own. 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Mily Season One DVD and Kiwi Season 1 DVD from NCircle Entertainment Giveaway

     It is summer time, but we still enjoy being indoors on those hot humid days and when we are, it is DVD time for the kiddo.  She has quite a few things that she likes to watch, and most of the time, watches them over and over and over again until I have the episodes memorized.  I know some of you Mom and Dads can relate to that.

     Some of her favorite DVD programming comes from NCircle Entertainment.  They always have family and kid friendly shows and we love to watch them. Two of their latest releases are Mily Miss Questions Season One and Kiwi Season 1.  

     Mily Miss Questions has 24 episodes and a run time of 175 minutes.  Some of the stories include: Family Portrait, Lovers, The Tomboy, In The Name Of The Law, Free! and It's Not My Fault.  

Join Mily, a funny and inquisitive 8-year-old girl, as she embarks on adventures hoping to answer the many questions she has about life, people, and the world. In this collection of twenty four episodes, join Mily and her friends as they investigate everyday situations from learning how to deal with fear to playing by the rules to using your imagination and so much more. Whenever a particular situation raises a question worthy of examination, Mily is immediately on the case! From one episode to the next, through everyday situations, Mily introduces young viewers to the art of questioning in order to further develop an inquisitive mind.

     Kiwi Season One has a run time of approximately 135 minutes.  Your child can learn phonics skills with Twiki and Twini.  Some of the stories include: What a Big Chicken, The Giant, The Snowman, The Little Dog and Twini's Birthday. 

It s time to learn phonics skills with Twiki and Twini! In this collection of twenty six episodes, Twiki and Twini will take us on fun and educational adventures to discover new words and new sounds. In each episode, Twiki and Twini encounter different objects themed together such as animals, trucks, and more! As each object is presented in the episode, your little one will then watch as Twiki and Twini spell the word out phonetically in fun, illustrative letters that resemble the word being spelled out with their friends. For instance, when spelling out chicken the letters resemble a chicken with its feathers and legs. Each adventure continues with a total of four to five words being spelled out in each episode. In this Season 1 collection, your little one will learn how to spell colors like red and blue to food words like fruit to animal words like snake . The fun and learning never end with Twiki and Twini! Get ready to enter into an unexpected universe comprised of sounds, words, and images.
     Thanks to NCircle Entertainment two of our readers will have a chance to win.  One reader will win Kiwi Season 1 and the other reader will win Mily Season 1.  

     Make sure you are following them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube.  There you can get information on their latest releases as well as find out about any cool promotions that they are currently running.

Disclaimer: Lollipops n' Ladybugs received no financial compensation for this posting.  All thoughts and ideas are our own, except for photos and red quoted text.  We did, however, receive a copy of each of these DVDs, free of charge.

     Now, onto the giveaway!

Open to residents of the US 18+.  Please, only one entrant per household.
Giveaway will end: July 31, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.
Winner will be contacted by us and have 3 days to respond with mailing address, or, an alternate winner will be chosen.
Lollipops n' Ladybugs is not responsible to mailing of your prize.  Prize will be shipped by sponsor.  Please allow 6-8 weeks for shipment, though, they are really quicker than that.

Good luck!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Zim's MAX FREEZE for Muscle & Joint Rub Review and Giveaway

     I have been a fan of Zim's products since my first review.    The products have always worked and went on with relative ease and were non-greasy.  I can't tell you how many aches and pains that they have helped with.

     This time we got to do a review for Zim's MAX FREEZE Gel. 

Zim’s Max-Freeze Gel
Paraben & Sulfate Free!May effectively help relieve pain from:
  • Sore Muscles & Muscle Sprains
  • Back, Shoulder, Neck Pain
  • Painful Ankle, Knee, Hip & Elbow Joints
  • Muscular Strains
Greaseless, vanishing scent formula.
Organic ilex, aloe & arnica plus vitamin e and tea tree oil.

     I can tell you this, this product came at the right time!  My husband works in a field where he is climbing in and out of feed trucks, tractors and combines on a continuous basis and when he gets home from work he can barely move.   For a few days in a row, I applied this product to his neck and lower back, a couple of times a day and he said it really made a difference.  It helped with the soreness and the stiffness of being bounced around all day long.  

     It goes on smooth, and leaves no greasy feeling.  I do have to warn you though . . .when you are putting it on, it is cold.  Wicked cold.  Yell out cold.  But he continued to allow me to put it on him as it was making him feel better.  The relief lasted for a while before he was ready for more.  

     It does have a menthol smell to it, but it really isn't bad.  Just remember to wash your hands after using.  

     Product is for external use only and 12 and up.  Please see directions and warnings that are printed on the back of each of the products. 

     Husband gave the product and A.  He says he will continue to use it.

     If you are looking to purchase this product, it is available at Amazon, Walmart, Rite-Aid and more.  Just check out the Zim's website for where it is available in both the US & Canada.  

     Of course, thanks to the folks at Zim's you can enter right here on our blog for your chance to win your own tube of Zim's MAX FREEZE.  Just check out the rafflecopter entry form below and enter away.

Disclaimer:  We received a product, free of charge, for our honest review.  All words and opinions stated are our own (except for red quoted text).  

Now, onto the giveaway and rules.

Giveaway will end on July 7, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. est
Giveaway is open to residents of the US 18+
Please, only one entrant per household.
Sponsor is responsible for the shipment of prize.  Please allow 6-8 weeks to receive, though they are normally much quicker than that.
All entries will be verified.

Good luck!