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Review and Giveaway — A Perfect Pet Pal for Peyton

March 27th, 2012
A Perfect Pet for Peyton: A 5 Love Languages Discovery Book
The concept of love languages has restored countless marriages and helped many parents to connect with their children on a significantly deeper level. Learning to express love in a way it can be heard is a skill that cannot begin too soon.
Dr. Gary Chapman has joined up with Rick Osborne and Wilson Williams to craft a picture book to help children grasp this relationship-altering knowledge. As with the other 5 love languages materials, this book is top notch in appearance and in clear presentation of the material.
My kids always get excited about packages, but sometimes when they see it is “just another book” they head off their separate directions. Not so this time. As soon as my 8yo got it out of the package, her older sister and younger brother were begging me to take a break and read to them. With my toddler copying, “Book, book.” How could I refuse?
The story takes the reader through the birthday celebration of a set of twins, a boy and girl, who are excited about the day ahead when they would celebrate their birthday at Mr. Chapman’s Perfect Pet Pal Emporium. Throughout the day as they interact with the animals and their birthday party guests, you clearly see the various love languages exemplified in each character. An example of each love language comes to life as the children hug, compliment, help, give, and just enjoy each others company.  And, in the process they each find an animal that is a living example of their language as well.
My kids completely loved this book and I have read it countless times already. The colorful pictures, the animals on each page, the hidden insect in each picture, and even the conversation about love languages drew them in time and again. The book closes with some conversation starters to begin to help children to see their own love language and that of others as well.
This book offers a great way to draw your family together and is great for any age child. It is a longer picture book, so younger kids might enjoy it more split up over a few sittings. For my 6 and up kids we read it straight through each time.  The lesson fits for everyone and can be a great spark to encourage a greater demonstration of  love between siblings.

Learn more about the five love languages and Dr. Chapman here:

Of course, one fortunate reader will win a copy of this fantastic book. If you would like a chance to win this book leave a comment on this post. Be sure to leave your email address as well so I can get in touch with you if you win.

This time around you can enter three times total. First, a freebie for anyone. Second, leave a second comment sharing your love language and/or your child’s love language. Third, share about this giveaway somewhere (facebook, twitter, email, etc.) and come back to leave another comment as an entry.  I’ll plan to pick a winner on Monday evening April 2. Go get ‘em! :)

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  1. Sara
    March 28th, 2012 at 07:41 | #1

    My middle daughter is without a doubt filled when she is praised to her directly or to someone else. Words of affirmation coming up… ;) The other two are a little more complicated mix, working that out.

  2. Teri
    March 28th, 2012 at 19:34 | #2

    This sounds like a great book! I’d love a copy!!! I have both the 5 love languages & the 5 love languages for children.

  3. Teri
    March 28th, 2012 at 19:36 | #3

    I think my daughter’s love language is quality time but she thrives on words of affirmation too.

  4. Teri
    March 28th, 2012 at 19:43 | #4

    I shared this on Facebook. I bet my friends will love this book too!

  5. Melissa Martin
    March 29th, 2012 at 12:48 | #5

    Sounds like a really fun book!

  6. Melissa Martin
    March 29th, 2012 at 12:50 | #6

    I shared the review on Facebook. Thanks again!

  7. Susan
    April 1st, 2012 at 22:44 | #7

    I would love this book! With 8 children it would be used alot!
    susanzimmerle@hotmail.com

  8. Susan
    April 1st, 2012 at 22:44 | #8

    I think my love language is physical touch.
    susanzimmerle@hotmail.com

  9. admin
    April 3rd, 2012 at 10:59 | #9

    added to list: Audrey R

  10. admin
    April 3rd, 2012 at 11:00 | #10

    The winner is #4! Congrats, Teri! Keep tuned everyone, I’ll have the Five Love Languages for kids (for parents to read) coming soon!
    ~Erin

  11. July 31st, 2013 at 05:48 | #11

    Thanks so much for reviewing this book I illustrated. So glad you and your family enjoyed it!

    -Wilson W, Jr.

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