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Stuff Your Stocking with Children's Books from Britta Teckentrup {A Book Review & Giveaway}

Welcome to the Super Stocking Stuffer Giveaway Hop Event.
hosted by The Mommy Island and The Kids Did It
From November 16-30, hop along to all participating blogs to find tons of great prizes to fill your stocking! Once you've entered my giveaway, go and enter them all!
Good luck!


**Books received for review. All thoughts are 100% my own.

With Christmas fast approaching, holiday shopping is in full swing! I already have a good start on my Christmas shopping, with gifts wrapped under the tree! But I have to say one of my personal favorite things to shop for is the stocking! Don't get me wrong, I love shopping for the toys too, but something about stockings is just exciting. I love finding little things here and there that can add to a great holiday...often items my kids need, but in a more fun package- like body washes or fun socks or gloves.

Another thing I love putting in (or near) stockings are books! Seriously, at some point we run out of need or room for more toys, but can we ever have too many books? I don't think so! This year, I am excited to share with you two great books that every child would love to find under the tree or in their stocking this year:

Oskar Loves 
Bestselling children’s author and illustrator Britta Teckentrup is back with Oskar, an engaging new character who loves…everything! Oskar, a charming raven, loves trees, red cherries, and the smell of spring. He also loves rain, snow, clouds, books, and the moon. With this book’s simple, boldly colored, and beautiful illustrations, children are invited into Oskar’s world and in turn to explore the wonders of the world around them. As she has done in her previous books, such as Grumpy Cat and Before I Wake Up…, Britta Teckentrup combines evocative art with a storyline that will appeal to children and those who read to them. Asking, “What do you love?” Oskar Loves… invites all of us to take a moment to appreciate the world we inhabit.
This book is absolutely adorable! Some days it seems like all my children want to do is complain. "I don't like that, I don't want that, I want something else"... well, you get the idea! And surely, I'm not alone. I think even as adults we sometimes find ourselves focusing on those things we don't like more than those things we do. This book is the opposite! It's celebrating all the things that Oskar, a sweet little raven your children are sure to fall in love with, LOVES. It's such a simple, positive story that you cannot help but be in a good mood after reading!

But before Oskar Loves came:

Before I Wake 

Created by the world-renowned children’s author and illustrator Britta Teckentrup, this dreamy, colorful nighttime journey will captivate and soothe young children everywhere. A young girl falls asleep and travels in her dreams through the sky, down to the ocean’s depths, and into a jungle. She is accompanied by a lion friend, who eases her fears, gives her confidence, and helps her explore the world around her. Along the way she meets whales, jellyfish, grizzly bears and wolves. Then it is time for the moon balloon to take the girl home to her bed, where she awakes, snuggled safely next to the lion, who returns to being a stuffed toy. Award-winning children’s illustrator Britta Teckentrup’s collage-like artwork creates a magical world of captivating colors, classic shapes, and softly detailed textures. The gently told story reassures children that they are never alone, even in their dreams. Exquisitely produced, this book is certain to become a pre-bedtime favorite for children and their parents.

Oh what sweet story filled with the magic and imagination that all kids can enjoy! Your little one will not be able to help but wanting to see where this adventure takes them next! It's beautifully written and full of fun! The perfect story to send your little one off to sleep with big dreams.

Both of these books are not just filled with beautiful words, but beautiful illustrations as well. As I flip through them I cannot help but think these look very much like those books that are going to stand the test of time and become children's classics... they truly have every potential to do so! My kids have fallen in love with them both, and I hope your kids will love them just as much.

Both books are available to purchase now at your favorite bookstore.

And one very lucky reader is going to have the chance to win them both. Enter using the Rafflecopter form below:

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Winner will be contacted via e-mail after giveaway ends, and will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. One entry per household, winning entry will be verified. Odds of winning depend on valid entries received. A Modern Day Fairy Tale is not responsible for prize delivery.


  1. I *love* kids' books and always give them as gifts.

  2. This is an author I have never heard of!! :o Her books look adorable!! I can't wait to get some into our library!

  3. This is the first time I've heard of this author. I love giving books as gifts to my 2 granddaughters.

  4. These look like cute books. I would give these to my niece.

  5. My grandson would love this book

  6. I would love to win these books for my daughters. Thank you!

  7. I love to read! So do my grandkids! They love to be read to also! They can be and go wherever they want to while reading! The sky's the limit!! I buy them all types of books and not just for Christmas!

  8. These books are so cute. They're perfect for my nephew. Thanks for the chance.

  9. My daughter would love these books especially the Oskar Loves book.

  10. Would love to read to my granddaughter


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