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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Children's Book Review and Giveaway-- Billy Blue the Caribou

See, I promised y'all a book review, and here you go!!

Billy Blue the Caribou is the most adorable little book by S.E. Smith. Mrs. Smith originally came up with the story to help teach her young developmentally delayed daughter that differences are wonderful, and to encourage her. Soon, she realized that it appealed to a much larger audience, as all seven of her children loved the story!

Billy Blue the Caribou is the story of Billy Blue the Caribou, Rose Red the Hammerhead, Yellow Ty the Dragonfly, and Purple Pat the Tabby Cat. As they spend the day together playing in the park, they come to realize that learning more about what makes them different is so much fun! The hand-drawn pictures in the book are just simply adorable, and, although it's definitely for young children, my 9, 8, and 3 year olds all listened attentively and very much enjoyed the book! We would very much recommend this book for any child's library!

You can get Billy Blue the Caribou on Amazon for $12.75 (the book is eligible for Super Saver shipping, so I'd put it with another book order to save there). Half of the profit of the book sales go to Mrs. Smith's local crisis pregnancy center... always a worthy cause!!


You can win it from me!! :) Here's how to enter (leave a separate comment for each entry):

1) Leave a comment here.
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6) Blog about this giveaway (+2 entries, make sure you leave 2 comments telling me you've done this)

Entries for this giveaway must be in by January 23, 2011, at midnight, CST.

Have fun everyone!!

******And the winner is:  Michelle!!  ******

Congratulations Michelle!!  I've sent you a message telling you how to redeem your gift!

Stay tuned for more gifts from By Their Fruits!


  1. OH I am so excited that Mrs Smith got her book published and actually had planned on ordering it but life has been busy and I hadn't done it yet. SO now I get the chance to WIN it!! I am excited for just the chance. From the little bit I know of Ms Smith I am sure it is a sweet charming book. Thanks for the chance!!

  2. This looks like such a wonderful book. I'm sure my kids would love it. Thank you for the chance to win.