Saturday, March 14

Henry Hodges Needs a Friend: A Picture Book #Giveaway



This hilarious rhyming story, complete with charming art, offers comfort to children who often feel left out or are in need of a good friend.

My little guy sometimes feels left out with 3 big sisters at home.  I do my best to invite his friends over but he doesn't have the same kind of always-here playmate his sisters do. Sometimes, all these girls drive him a little crazy!  This book seemed perfect and we actually recently got him a dog, too--very timely! 

At some point, almost every child struggles with feeling like they don’t fit in or are left out—just like Henry Hodges and my little guy. Henry is a lonely little boy on a lonely little street who longs for a friend. One day, his mother and father take him to a pet rescue shelter and his lonely world is changed! Told in a playful rhyme with adorable illustrations, this book will be a favorite among children and parents who love dogs and, ultimately, will comfort and encourage children who struggle with feeling accepted and finding friends.
Kids will want to read this whimsical and imaginative story again and again!

Share a little story about a special friend in your life or your child's life to win!  Ends 3/23
 
Special thanks to the wonderful people at Tommy Mommies for providing me with this book for review and giveaway!

21 comments:

  1. I recently found out my grandson is autistic. He is going to need friends that will accept him as he is.

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  2. I have a niece and nephew that are learning challenged and this would be a good book for them.

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  3. My six year old brother in law loves dogs and loves anything that has hinges. I predict he will be an engineer the way he is facinated with how things are built.

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  4. There were many times my husband felt like this moving constantly and being real poor
    sunniewoodyplus2 atmsn.com

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  5. Anonymous4:03:00 PM

    My one son felt left out when he couldnt play soccer because of his allergies to grass
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com
    Merry

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  6. My son has two best friends - one named Dr. Seuss, the other named Nancy Drew - and they are both cats! He loves them so much and they just GET each other! It's so fun to watch.

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  7. I think that sometimes my youngest nephew feels left out with his cousins. This looks like a cute book! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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  8. Actually, my son feels left out cause all of his cousins are GIRLS w/ cooties :) This would be a good read for him. He's only 4.

    connsean@yahoo.com

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  9. My brother just mentioned this. All my girls love their dog and at one time or another have indeed felt out of place. This would be enjoyed by a group of little girls.
    apicazo@umich.edu

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  10. I have 4 kids - my two older girls have gone through a lot of "nobody liked me" We also have adopted a dog from my sister that was born to her dogs that people kept bringing back. Her name is Runt and she is not wired right but she loves our kids.

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  11. When I was in kindergarden there was this little chubby boy that really liked me. No one else in the class liked him but I treated him nice, we are still friends.

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  12. When I was younger I was always shy and introverted. However during the Summer I would help my Grandpa ( who was my all) at his store, I was little so I got to pick ANY toy I wanted. I chose a Penguin (Penny). From the first day I got her I carried her EVERYWHERE, I told her all my secrets, expectations in growing up, Grandpa indulged me by sharing his hopes with Penny and me . My grandpa died 10 years ago and I STILL have Penny. Guess who's Penny's new BFF: my daughter who carries on her mama's love for Penny.

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  13. Debbie Lewis3:15:00 PM

    When my granddaughter was in kindergarten she was told by a little girl that they couldn't play together because she wasn't wearing "name brand" clothes.

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  14. My daughter has a friend that she considers her best friend. One day she told me in front of her friend and her friend's aunt that her friend did not have a daddy. The little girl's aunt corrected my daughter and told my daughter that she did have a daddy. I was pretty embarrassed. The little friend is very quiet and shy and I think that my daughter might have hurt her feelings.

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  15. I nearly cried when my autistic son told me that a friend had come to sit with him at lunch the first day of school this year. Hope this book makes the rounds with the elementary school set.

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  16. My daughter moved to a new school this year so she was incredibly nervous about making friends and it was an adjustment in the beginning but now she does have a couple of good friends and is enjoying the school year.

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  17. My son is almost 7 and we just found out he is ADHD. We are all having a hard time dealing with the emotions that come with it.

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  18. Our family loves dogs and it is very important to us to instill that same love of animals and the importance of treating them as friends to our kiddos.

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  19. Congrats to Sean, the winner of this giveaway!

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  20. I like how a pet shelter changes his world, maybe that can be a lesson for children. :)

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