Freedom Giveaway Hop Sponsor & Review: Planet Weidknecht

Freedom Giveaway Hop

The Freedom Giveaway Hop is already in full swing. You have until the end of the day on July 7, 2011 to enter to win one of three prize packages! Eight Sponsors have agreed to donate books or book-related prizes for THREE lucky Matter of Cents readers! Planet Weidknecht is one of them. Lisa is offering the Winner two books she wrote: “E is for Emotions” and “Raindrop Dream” A $25 value!

     Raindrop Dream

I had the extreme honor and pleasure of reviewing both of these books prior to the giveaway event. I read the books to my kids, ages 5, 4, and 2 1/2. They absolutely LOVED “Raindrop Dream“.

Overview: ” ‘Raindrop Dream’ is a story that teaches perseverance and determination. Readers will also learn concepts about weather, seasons, and the water cycle. Most importantly, children will be inspired to dream big and follow their dreams.” My 5-year-old was thrilled when the raindrop’s dream came true. It was fun to watch him kind of  sit on the edge of his seat as he listened to the story and followed what was happening. I could also tell the other two were following along with the progression of the story.

Overview” ‘E is for Emotions’ will help your young child learn to recognize the multitude of feelings he or she experiences. Through the use of rhymes, one for each letter of the alphabet, this book helps to develop children’s social and emotional skills. The story is told from a child’s point of view and an example is given for each emotion. Sure to be a favorite alphabet book! While I feel “E is for Emotions” is good alphabet book, I also think it may be  more appropriate for children a little bit older than mine. It was harder to keep their attention and thought maybe it was because they couldn’t relate to some of the words. My 4-year-old also kept correcting me when I read what some of the letters “stood for” in the story.

About the Author: Lisa Weidknecht lives in Texas with her husband and three children. She has been an early childhood educator for 20 years. She earned her Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Phoenix and her Bachelor’s degree in Child Development & Family Relationships from the University of Texas at Austin. She believes strongly in providing children the right environment and materials to facilitate learning and social interaction.

Disclaimer: I received no compensation for this post other than the two books for review. I was under no obligation to write it nor was I required to provide a positive review. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.


  1. Lisa Weidknecht says:

    Thank you for your review!

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