Saturday, January 29, 2011

Book Review: Somebody Cares!



Somebody Cares!
By:  Renee Heiss
Published by:  WestBow Press   Date:  2010
ISBN:  978-1-4497-0758-3
Price:  $16.95
Ages:  6-12 years
Rating:  5 stars
Reviewed by:  Kris Quinn Christopherson

Synopsis:  When twelve-year-old Lexii plans her birthday party, she wants something unique.  What she finds is a way to enjoy her special day while making many special days for needy children.  What she doesn’t expect is an emotional reaction from one of her friends at the party.  See how she gets her friends and family energized to celebrate her unusual birthday. 

Overall thoughts:  This book does an excellent job of piquing children’s interest in helping others.  After I read this book to my daughters, my oldest wanted to check out the website about care bags right away. Care bags were created by a young lady who wanted to do something different for her birthday, and chose to have her friends bring items to donate to children who are less fortunate instead of bringing presents for her. Included in the book are instructions on how to sew care bags, suggested items to fill the care bags, and ideas on how to host your own care bags party.  This is an engaging book that tells a sweet story while celebrating friendships and helping others. 

Links:  www.reneeheiss.com
            www.carebags4kids.org
            www.WestBowpress.com

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