[PUYB Blog Tour&Review] Little Shepherd by Cheryl C. Malandrinos

Posted 18 October, 2010 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 3 Comments


About the Book:
Obed is in the hills outside Bethlehem when the angels appear to announce the Savior’s birth. Can he trust that the miracle of the first Christmas will keep his flock safe while he visits the newborn King?

About the Author:
Cheryl Malandrinos is a freelance writer and editor. A regular contributor for Writer2Writer, her articles focus on increasing productivity through time management and organization. A founding member of Musing Our Children, Ms. Malandrinos is also Editor in Chief of the group’s quarterly newsletter, Pages & Pens.

Cheryl is a Tour Coordinator for Pump Up Your Book, a book reviewer, and blogger. Little Shepherd is her first children’s book. Ms. Malandrinos lives in Western Massachusetts with her husband and two young daughters. She also has a son who is married.

You can visit Cheryl online at https://ccmalandrinos.com or at the following blogs:

The Book Connection
Book Tours and More
The Children’s and Teens’ Book Connection

My Review:
I was tickled to sign up to review this children’s book. With two young sons I LOVE a good children’s story! Not only did it have a fascinating plot for children, the illustrations for both the cover, and the entire story, were fabulous. They went well with the story line that Ms. Malandrinos was portraying through out her amazing words. The pictures really portrayed the beautiful characters perfectly. 

This children’s book is very captivating. I’m certainly not a child but I loved everything about this adorable book. Both my 6 year old and my 8 year old sons were in awe of the illustrations and the message behind the story.

What I liked most about this storybook is that it’s easy to read for children. Some of the children’s books now-a-days are a bit too detailed and the younger children struggle with them. Ms. Malandrino’s work is not like that. My 6 and 8 year old’s can both read this and understand the message behind the story. Well done, Ms. Malandrinos!

If you have a young reader in your life, this 5 star children’s book would make the perfect Christmas gift for them. Or, if you are looking for a new storybook for a Christmas family tradition, then add Cheryl Malandrino’s wonderful new book to that tradition! Two thumbs up for a fabulous job well done!

You can purchase your copy here.

Stop by and see what others are saying about Cheryl’s book by clicking here

*This book was provide for review by the author and Pump Up Your Book!*


GIVEAWAY #1 (for people who comment during the VBT)

An autographed copy of Little Shepherd
Angel figurine printed with the Serenity Prayer
Little Shepherd sticky note pad
Little Drummer Boy 2010 Hallmark Keepsake Ornament
Gift of Peace 2003 Hallmark Keepsake Ornament
Retail value of Giveaway #1 is $65 (rounded to nearest dollar)

GIVEAWAY #2 (for those who purchase a copy of Little Shepherd between August 21, 2010 and December 17, 2010)

A ”Sparkling Angel” scented jar candle from Yankee Candle
An angel gold and silver lid topper for the candle
An angel tea light holder from Yankee Candle
Little Shepherd sticky note pad
A Jim Shore 
Nativity Star hanging ornament
A Jim Shore 
Holy Family hanging ornament
A $25 
Amazon.com gift card
Retail Value of Giveaway #2 is $97 (rounded to the nearest dollar)
Here are the rules and guidelines for these giveaways:
1) For Giveaway #1 you must leave a comment on the hosting blog with a working email address for the author to contact you if you win.
2) For Giveaway #1 only the first comment with your working email address is used to determine eligibility (one comment, per blog).
3) You are eligible to win Giveaway #2 if you purchase a copy of Little Shepherd between August 21, 2010 and December 17, 2010 and provide the author with proof of purchase via email, mail, or fax prior to December 19, 2010.Little Shepherd is available at the Guardian Angel Publishing websiteAmazonBarnesandnoble.com, and atindiebound.org.
4) All giveaway winners will be selected using Random.org.
5) Prizes will be shipped via USPS with appropriate insurance. The author cannot guarantee receipt before December 25, 2010.
6) Author, blog hosts, and Pump Up Your Book are not responsible for lost or damaged goods.
7)  The same person cannot win both giveaways.
Although it is not a requirement for eligibility, Cheryl asks that you consider following the blogs who host her during her tour and also the Little Shepherd blog.
Good luck to all who enter!

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