Illustrator & Author: Alexa Peters (11 years old)
Co-author: Monique Peters (Alexa's Mother)
Age Range: Young readers
Other Products Available: More books in the "Cooper" series and some collectible Cooper items
To Purchase: Cooper & Me Store
Brief Intro from the website:
Cooper and Me is a delightful picture book about a young girl who is nervous as her first day of school approaches. She doesn’t want to go without her best friend, her beloved dog Cooper. Fortunately her mother finds the perfect answer! Packed with vibrant illustrations and rhythmic verses, this book addresses the anxiety children often feel before trying something new.
Bonus Reading Guide!
I love the fact that this series was written and illustrated by an 11-year-old girl. How delightful. How nice to read a book for children, written by someone who is still a child, herself.
The Peters are committed to helping young children. One way they are doing so is to team up with the Happy Hearts Fund (founded and run by Petra Nemcova), donating part of their proceeds to the Fund. Happy Hearts improves children's lives through education and sustainable programs in natural disaster areas. I think it is nice that the Peters are willing to donate part of their profits to benefit children in need.
My 2 year old saw the book and claimed it as her own. She wanted me to read it and read it again. She listened and looked and asked questions. It was obvious that she was enjoying the story and the pictures. The book was a real hit with our little one.
I think it will be a real confidence booster to those a little bit older, giving them a little more confidence in new and uncertain situations. It is a delightful story with a great lesson to share.
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The kind folks at Propeller are giving away a copy of this book to one of my lucky readers. Good luck.
One winner will be selected at random on Oct. 19th.
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