Giveaway! Piñata Children’s Picture Book

Stranger Kids Pinata Childrens Picture Book

One lucky reader will have a chance to own a hardcopy picture book of Piñata! Everyone has childhood memories of birthday parties and piñatas. Now imagine having the opportunity to take a peak into the world where piñatas are made…

In this vividly illustrated picture book, the authors Ken Locsmandi and Sebastian A. Jones allow the reader to do just that. You get to meet a piñata pig named Pancho and his piñata friends as they discover their birthday party fates. The story weaves in and out of poetic words and rhymes, “A dash of hope and a sprinkle of light…,” while taking you along this whimsical adventure.

Child Reading Pinata Picture Book

My personal favorite was at the end of the book. The book provides an entertaining step-by-step guide on how to make a Pancho the Pig Piñata at home. I think this is an excellent resource for children to do a hands-on project that provides a learning literacy activity inspired by an actual character in the book.

The story layout is jam packed with images and words which makes you explore the pages much like a comic book. The reading level is designed for the elementary age group, but the artwork, by Tomo, can be enjoyed by all ages. My 4 year old daughter could not stop turning the pages. But she made sure to take her time on each page.  The colors in the illustrations are truly eye candy and would add the perfect touch to any child’s library collection.

Child Reading Pinata Picture Book Page

10% from every copy of Piñata sold will go to Kids Need To Read, a national non-profit organization that promotes childhood literacy by providing inspiring books and literacy programs to underfunded schools, libraries, and special education classes. To learn more about Piñata, visit Stranger Kids.

Here’s how to enter the Family Sponge Piñata Book giveaway:

The Family Sponge Piñata Book Giveaway begins right now. Winner will receive one Piñata children’s picture book.

STEP 1: COMMENT below this post and SHARE your favorite part of reading to your child.

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  • This giveaway ends December 30, 2011 at 11:59PM PST. Good luck!
  • You must be 18 or over and live in the US or Canada to enter.
  • One commenter will be selected as the winner through
  • All entries count as one entry and must be in a separate comment.
  • Winners will be announced on January 02, 2012 by email.
  • The winner has 48 hours to claim their prize.

We’re giving away one Piñata children’s book to one lucky family!

Ready to win? GO!

We choose to align ourselves with products we have used and love: kid-tested, mom-approved. We are not being paid to promote this product. We received one complimentary book for review and one to giveaway. We do it because we care.

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21 Responses to Giveaway! Piñata Children’s Picture Book

  1. Kim Montee December 17, 2011 at 9:01 am #

    Being able to see how excited that get when a surprise happens is great. liked both FB pages, subscribed and shared.

  2. Rachel Marshall December 17, 2011 at 11:51 am #

    My son is 7 months. I’ve been reading to him every day (well, probably not those first few days!) and he is now starting to pay attention sometimes. I love when he actually gets interested in the pictures. We read Goodnight Moon every night, and he loves it. He usually calmly sits and listens and helps me turn the pages. So sweet 🙂

    I like both Facebook pages, and subscribed by email.

    • familysponge December 17, 2011 at 6:39 pm #

      I love that your son helps you turn the pages! Good Night Moon is a great bed time book. I remember doing that with my son when he was about that age. Now he is almost four and prefers “Oh, the Places You Go” by Dr. Seuss (which is such a fun one to read, just a little long on some nights.) —Jen

  3. Rachel Marshall December 17, 2011 at 11:53 am #

    I follow you on Twitter! @rachelmarshall

  4. Althealorrainne December 18, 2011 at 3:14 am #

    I love that she looks at me like I am just amazing & in awe. like I created the story myself.

  5. Althealorrainne December 18, 2011 at 3:16 am #

    fan of family sponge on fb 🙂

  6. Althealorrainne December 18, 2011 at 3:17 am #

    fan of stranger kids on fb!!

  7. Althealorrainne December 18, 2011 at 3:35 am #

    I’m already a subscriber 🙂

  8. Jana Lynch December 18, 2011 at 7:50 pm #

    Well we have finally reached a different level of reading (sniff-sniff)….it is actually bittersweet. My 6 y/o is now reading to me & what I LOVE most is how she reads with such emotion & passion at such a young age. I am her entire audience as she pretends to be (teacher), lol. I find myself hiding behind one of her pillows fighting back the tears of happiness as I sit there so proud of her, yet wondering when did my baby girl grow up….my daughter LOVES to read & LOVES pinatas, so this would be a win-win! Thank you for hosting this giveaway….

  9. Darlene Arnold December 20, 2011 at 8:22 pm #

    I read to my kids when they were growing up, now I am reading to my grandchildren. My granddaughter stays with me most weekends, and LOVES for me to read to her. The size or length of the book doesn’t matter. She just wants to look at the pictures, hear the words and experience the excitement of the plot of the book. I love watching her excitement as she hears whats happening to the characters in the books. She would love to have a new book to be read to her.

  10. Darlene Arnold December 20, 2011 at 8:23 pm #

    I am following the Family Sponge on facebook. My facebook username is DarleneWebbArnold

  11. Darlene Arnold December 20, 2011 at 8:24 pm #

    I “like” Stranger Kids on facebook. My username is DarleneWebbArnold

  12. Darlene Arnold December 20, 2011 at 8:24 pm #

    I subscribe to The Family Sponge via (email address)

  13. sara December 23, 2011 at 9:28 am #

    gonna love this!! <3 i love reading with my daughter because her face lights up when i bring a book out, she also tries to read on her own and i think that is simply the greatest thing!

  14. Starla J December 23, 2011 at 11:31 am #

    I love it when my almost 3 year old takes over and tries to read. He gets dramatic and so happy about it. His speech was delayed. I cannot understand everything he says but he loves to take over in certain parts of his books when I read them to him. =)

  15. Starla J December 23, 2011 at 11:31 am #

    I subscribed to Family Sponge.

  16. Starla J December 23, 2011 at 11:32 am #

    I liked Stranger kids on FB. My fb name is Starla Jimenez.

  17. Starla J December 23, 2011 at 11:32 am #

    I liked family sponge on facebook.

  18. Jonnie (JB) December 31, 2011 at 1:54 pm #

    I love reading with my child because it’s nice to discuss the stories that we have experienced together.

  19. Jonnie (JB) December 31, 2011 at 1:54 pm #

    I like family sponge on facebook as Jonnie JB Hartling

  20. michelle beare January 3, 2012 at 9:35 am #

    having that little one on one time to just sit with each other.

    i liked both pages and i’m a suscriber.

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