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Win a Kisses for Kindergarten Prize Pack

Win a Kisses for Kindergarten Prize Pack

Prizes and samples provided by Silver Dolphin Books
The Children’s Book Review | June 26, 2017

Join Stella and Buster in this lyrical read-aloud and heartwarming story before the first day of kindergarten.


Enter to win an autographed copy of Kisses for Kindergarten, a plush golden retriever puppy, and a pink playtime wand.

One (1) grand prize winner receives:

  • An autographed copy of Kisses for Kindergarten, Livingstone Crouse and Macky Pamintuan
  • A plush golden retriever puppy
  • A pink playtime wand

Four (4) winners receive:

  • An autographed copy of Kisses for Kindergarten, Livingstone Crouse and Macky Pamintuan

Age Range: 3 and up

Hardcover: 40 pages

Giveaway begins June 26, 2017, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends July 26, 2017, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

Kisses for KindergartenKisses for Kindergarten

Written by Livingstone Crouse

Illustrated by Macky Pamintuan

Publisher’s Synopsis: School is about to begin and Stella Isabella Harden decides that kindergarten just isn’t for her. She decides to spend the day learning from her puppy, Buster, instead. So together these two adventurers plan a day full of playtime, teatime, nap time, and story time. After every “lesson,” Stella gets the best reward: a kiss from her best friend and favorite puppy. But will she change her mind about kindergarten before the first day of school? Join Stella and Buster in this lyrical read-aloud and heartwarming story before the first day of kindergarten.

Ages 3 and up | Publisher: Silver Dolphin Books | 2017 | ISBN-13: 978-1626867031

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About the Author

LIVINGSTONE CROUSE has spent the last 20 years either selling, editing, or writing books for children. He’s even done all three at once! So recently he decided he’d focus entirely on writing the kinds of books he likes to read, books in verse that are filled with heart, wordplay, and lots of laughs—books like this one. Crouse lives in a 200-year-old farmhouse in New York’s Hudson Valley with his husband and a dog named Kat. (And you can be fairly certain that Livingstone Crouse is not his real name. But don’t tell anyone!)

About the Illustrator

MACKY PAMINTUAN is the illustrator of several children’s books, including the Flat Stanley series. As a young child, drawing was his favorite pastime…an activity that brought him delight and satisfaction. Early on, his parents discovered that giving him paper and a pencil was a sure way to keep him busy, quiet, and out of trouble. He still remembers the day when he successfully drew Mickey Mouse and Superman, a huge breakthrough and a sweet triumph. He now lives in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, with his family. He has a smarty-pants young daughter and a goofy golden retriever who may or may not have been the inspiration for this book’s artwork.

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Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

  • Playing school with my grandchildren helped prepare them for going to kindergarden

    June 26, 2017
  • Let them help shop for school, so they get excited about filling their bookbag to take the 1st day.

    June 26, 2017
  • Make one or more visits to school before it actually starts.

    June 26, 2017
  • Being able to enroll our child in preschool in our area help prepare her for her first day of school

    June 26, 2017
  • We talk about all new things. Like the 1st day of school, going to the dentist, etc. in the weeks leading up to it. It makes what to expect familiar and it really does help!

    June 27, 2017
  • Going to nursery school was wonderful for the grandchildren and beneficial.

    June 27, 2017
  • I’m excited about this book because I enjoy discovering new to us authors!

    June 27, 2017
  • I love reading stories like this one that help little ones to feel better about themselves when it comes to growing up.

    June 27, 2017
  • I always read, color, and paint with my kids.

    June 27, 2017
  • I’m excited to win this book to share with my students

    June 27, 2017
  • I’m excited to give this book to my granddaughter who’s starting kindergarten this year.

    June 27, 2017
  • Fun work books and reading books with our child’s favorite characters helps our son prepare for kindergarten. Also, learning outside, because he loves outside.

    June 28, 2017
  • Attending pre school and visiting the kindergarten class before they actually start.

    June 28, 2017
  • Kids like wearing new clothes for the first day of school along with having a cool backpack with lunch they like inside.

    June 28, 2017
  • This book looks like a great read for children to enjoy.

    June 30, 2017
  • The listen without talking game will help them get prepared. They get rewarded for not talking while others talk (the teacher most importantly) with a star on a poster board. They get rewarded for holding up their hand if they need to ask a question or answer one, with a star on a poster board. If they get enough stars on the poster board at home that day after the game then they get to choose the next activity, or maybe a healthy snack.

    July 3, 2017
  • I would ask them what they think is important to have ready for the first day of school and help them pack a backpack with those items. 🙂 I’d also ask them what they think would be good clothes to wear to school and help them pick out an outfit for the first day 🙂

    July 4, 2017
  • My tip for preparing for the first day of school is to have everything organized and laid out the night before. This includes clothes, school supplies, backpack, and lunchbox. I am excited about this book because it would be perfect for a family member starting kindergarten.

    July 5, 2017
  • picking out a new outfit and a special breakfast is fun!

    July 13, 2017
  • Setting out their own outfits and supplies the night before.My grandaughter will start kindergarten this year so we are excited about this book.

    July 13, 2017
  • My daughter is starting kindergarten this year – she would love this book!

    July 13, 2017
  • I am excited about this book because my grand daughter is starting kindergarten this year. She would love it.

    July 13, 2017
  • Be sure to have all the necessary paperwork done so they can get their schedules on time, photos taken and tour the school and classroom ahead of the first day.

    July 13, 2017
  • I am excited for this book for my niece who is a dog lover.

    July 13, 2017
  • When I was growing up, our family had a party for all the kids starting kindergarten. We got school supplies as gifts. It got us excited about starting school.

    July 13, 2017
  • Get them something they will be really excite about having for school

    July 13, 2017
  • Keeping them reading and working on activity books will keep the summer brain drain to a minimum.

    July 13, 2017
  • My tip for kindergarten is to have everything organized for your kindergartener and have plenty of tissues on hand! When my little guy started school my little girl was 10 months old but my house felt empty because I didn’t have him telling me his funny jokes! Now my little girl is about to start kindergarten and I will be by my lonesome!

    July 14, 2017
  • We prepare our ids for school by going to bed early and laying out clothes and backpacks for the morning. I would love to win for my grandkids that I am raising. We are starting Kindergarten this year, this book would be great to read before she starts school. Thanks for the chance!

    July 15, 2017
  • Practicing the first morning before the big day. Sometimes all the new clothes, new bus, new backpack, is overwhelming. Gotta get used to it first!

    July 16, 2017
  • My daughter is starting TK in August and she is so excited! We got her new backpack and lunch bag ready and set out her new outfit the night before. The book would be a great read before school starts,

    July 18, 2017
  • Letting them help pick out their school stuff so they’ll be excited to shoe it off.

    July 20, 2017
  • I’m excited for this book, because although my niece is only 2, we can still read it to her and give her a feel of it, when it’s time to go!

    July 20, 2017
  • Reading to and with children is the best way to prepare for school and life! My best tip is to always read the author’s name and the illustrator’s name when you read to your children. My girls cold recognize illustrators at a very young age.

    July 21, 2017
  • Visit the school, get the supply list and try to meet the teacher if possible. Plan the outfit for the 1st day and shop for school supplies.

    July 21, 2017
  • As a kindergarten teacher, this is a MUST HAVE book for our classroom library. It sounds like the perfect share for our first month of school to help my little kinder-bears ease into their new journey.

    July 21, 2017
  • The wand with the book and toy are cute!

    July 21, 2017
  • My grandson will be starting kindergarten at the end of August this would be great for him

    July 22, 2017
  • I’m excited about this book because my second yongest is starting kindergarten this year.

    July 24, 2017
  • It’s a good idea to visit the new school & teacher before class starts.

    July 24, 2017
  • Letting them talk with a sibling or cousin about school.

    July 24, 2017
  • Adorable

    July 24, 2017
  • This book looks adorable! My little girl would love this book and it’s a great way to help her prepare and get excited for starting kindergarten.

    July 24, 2017
  • My kids read all summer so they don’t lose ground on the progress they made during the school year.

    July 24, 2017
  • Would love this book for my son! Thanks for the chance!

    July 26, 2017

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