Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Three Cups (Book Review and Giveaway!)

March is Reading Month so I've enjoyed being able to share with you some books that have become very special to me and my children.  Several weeks ago, I won a giveaway from Marina of Energizer Bunny's Mommy Reports.  It was a book for Mallory that sounded so interesting and I couldn't wait for it to arrive!  Well, it arrived and I have been telling everyone I know about this great little book!!! 


Three Cups is based on a true story and is beautifully written by Mark St. Germain.  It begins as a little boy turns 5 years old and receives 3 cups from his kitchen cupboard as a present from his parents.  The cups are accompanied by an envelope of money which is the beginning of a weekly allowance for the boy.  The parents use the 3 cups to help teach their child how to save, spend, and be charitable with his money.  As the parents promise, the 3 cups and the money take the boy on many adventures!

Mallory was in awe at the gorgeous pictures and really related to the little boy in the story.  As a five-year-old little girl, it was wonderful for her to learn the importance of saving and how to value money at such a young age.  Mallory does not receive an allowance, but is given money occasionally from her grandparents and other family members.  She loves taking her money to church and putting it in the offering plate.  She is also very generous and uses her money to buy gifts for others.  Even though she already has a giving spirit, I know it will be important for her to learn the importance of saving her money as she gets older.  The three cups concept in this book is a wonderful, tangible way for children to grasp this thought process.  I am confident that this book will bless you and your family for years to come!  As promised, the concepts of the book will truly take you on wonderful adventures as you learn the value of saving, spending, and giving to others.

After I received this book and realized it's value and the blessing it had been to me, I contacted Mr. Tony Townsley, the inspiration for Three Cups.  I was thrilled when Mr. Townsley offered to give one of my readers their very own copy!!!!

You can buy this book here for $10 (plus tax and shipping).

OR

WIN IT!!!!

Three Cups Giveaway!!

Mandatory entry:  Fill out this FORM and tell me what special child in your life will receive this book if you win.

Extra entries:  Fill out this FORM separately for each extra entry.

- Become a public follower of Burkett Blessings via Google Friends Connect (located on the right side of my blog) - let me know you are a follower in the entry section of the form. If you're already a follower, just fill out the form and tell me you are.

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- Blog about this giveaway on your own blog and link back to this post. Fill out the form 3 times and leave your blog address in the entry section. (3 extra entries!!!)

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- Go to 3cupsbook.com and play the video. Fill out the form 3 times with the answer to this question: What is as easy as 1, 2, 3??? (3 extra entries!!!)

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The giveaway will end Tuesday, March 23rd at midnight CST. A winner will be chosen via random.org and will be notified through email as well as announced on this blog. The winner will have 24 hours to respond to my email or another winner will be chosen.


Good luck!!

Many thanks to Mr. Tony Townsley for offering this incredible giveaway!!

**I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review of this book. I won a copy of the book in a giveaway and chose to do this review. The opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced in any way.**

13 comments:

mandala said...

Thank you for this giveaway. I am your newest follower. I also have a giveaway going on - my first!

http://adventuresinwinterland.blogspot.com/2010/03/20-csn-stores-giveaway.html

hope you can visit :) Thanks

lorides said...

This book sounds like something my 4 year old would love
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Donna said...

What a wonderful book to read to my three year old granddaughter, we have her twice a week overnight and I read to her all of the time....she loves to listen and learn...already, at the age of three....God Bless her!

Donna
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Donna said...

I follow your blog.

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Donna said...

I subscribe through e-mail.

Donna
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Donna said...

Teaching children how to save, spend and be charitable with money is as easy as 1, 2, 3.'

Donna
dwarrington1@gmail.com

Donna said...

Teaching children how to save, spend and be charitable with money is as easy as 1, 2, 3.'

Donna
dwarrington1@gmail.com

Donna said...

Teaching children how to save, spend and be charitable with money is as easy as 1, 2, 3.'

Donna
dwarrington1@gmail.com

sibabe64 said...

I would love to give this book to my daughter, she loves to read. She has a big heart too.

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sibabe64 said...

Teaching children how to save, spend and be charitable with money is as easy as 1, 2, 3.'

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sibabe64 said...

Teaching children how to save, spend and be charitable with money is as easy as 1, 2, 3.'

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sibabe64 said...

Teaching children how to save, spend and be charitable with money is as easy as 1, 2, 3.'

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