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Win a copy of GOOD NEWS NELSON by Jodi Moore

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Woo Hoo!!!! GOOD NEWS NELSON is the second picture book by my wonderful friend and critique partner Jodi Moore, author of WHEN A DRAGON MOVES IN. My boys and I were thrilled to receive a copy of GOOD NEWS NELSON for review from Story Pie Press. Here’s a little bit about it to get you started.


By: Jodi Moore

Publication Date: December 4, 2012

Nelson delivers the news. Cranky old Mrs. Snodberry complains about the news. But when the headlines expose the plight of 100 abandoned cats, they both realize that the news is more than just a paper on a doorstep. Challenged by Mrs. Snodberry’s statement that “no one cares anymore,” Nelson develops a plan that will not only help the animal shelter, the cats, and ultimately the environment, but a plan that just might change Mrs. Snodberry’s pessimistic view of the world. The story dramatizes that children can do big things…and that bad news can turn to good news when everyone works together.

Here’s what the Jodi Moore fans in the Sabatini household had to say about GOOD NEWS NELSON…

Aidan (age 7)–“I liked how it was so creative–how it started one way and ended another way.”

Ty (age 9)– **spoiler alert**  “I liked how a lot of things were connected, like how delivering the news led to saving the kittens.”

Jamison (age 11)–“I liked how thoughtful it was. Not a lot of people go out of their way like Nelson did.”

All three boys were unanimous that their favorite characters were Nelson and the kittens.

Now, here’s my take on GOOD NEWS NELSON: This is a quiet, simple book and I say this in the most complimentary of ways. I’m raising three boys who often find themselves in the position of wanting to make a positive change in the world, but they aren’t really sure how to make that happen. GOOD NEWS NELSON is a story that shows it’s readers how small, but heartfelt actions, can make a big difference. It empowers children. It also illustrates the benefits of having a positive attitude and reminds us that saying “good morning” is a worth while investment. GOOD NEWS NELSON clearly shows that people are interconnected and we are all at our best when we work together–that is a message that I want my children to be exposed to. My kids loved this book, I loved this book and I know you’re going to love it too.

At this point, I know you’re already sold on GOOD NEWS NELSON, but the good news is far from over. Story Pie Press, in addition to putting out eco-friendly, fun, inspirational books for children, also connects each book it publishes with a charitable cause. GOOD NEWS NELSON supports The Humane Society of the United States with 30% of it’s proceeds. This isn’t just good news–it’s GREAT NEWS!

If you’d like to be a part of spreading the good news about GOOD NEWS NELSON by Jodi Moore AND help The Humane Society of the United States in the process, it is available for pre-order here…


Since I am absolutely going to be purchasing copies of this book for my children and their school and local library (and I hope you might consider doing the same) I will be giving away my review copy to one lucky reader of my blog today!!!! I want to share the GOOD NEWS!!!!


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