Cooper and Me Prize Pack (**GIVEAWAY**)

If you are looking for books to help you and your kids discuss important life lessons, I would encourage you to check out the Cooper and Me series, written and illustrated by 13-year-old Alexa Peters and her mom, Monique Peters.  These books make a terrific springboard for conversations about important topics.

Cooper and Me tells the story of a little girl who is not looking forward to going to school.  She thinks things will be okay if her dog, Cooper, a large black Labrador, goes with her.  However, that is not possible.  She and her mom talk about all the fun things that will happen at school and she is still unsure.  She just has to have Cooper with her.  In the end, her mom comes up with a creative solution.  At the end of the book, there is a place for the child to write about their experience at their first day of school.  Plus, a life lesson section, connection questions and discussion questions to help facilitate discussion about school and being afraid.

In book two, Cooper and Me and the Winter Adventure, Cooper and his friend, Bella, are out playing in the snow when they discover they are lost.  Now what?  This story sets the stage for a discussion about making good decisions and what to do if they get lost.  The end of the book includes a place for children to write information about themselves and safe people in their lives.  Plus, a life lesson section, connection questions and discussion questions to help facilitate discussion about making good decisions and strategies to implement in case they get lost.

I like these books for a couple of reasons.  First, they are written by someone under the age of 18.  Kids like to hear kids read.  Kids like to hear kids sing.  Kids like to see what other kids are doing.  What an encouragement to other aspiring authors and illustrators it could be to see a book written, illustrated and produced by a young person!  Second, these books talk about things that kids can relate to OR need to talk about with their parents.  It can be difficult to start a conversation about getting ready for your first day of school or what to do if you get lost, but reading books creates a natural segue into those kinds of conversations!

I would also encourage you to go beyond the books and check out the Cooper and Me website.  It offers a comprehensive, interactive virtual community..  They offer printable games and activities related to the stories, information about the people (and dogs!) involved in creating the Cooper and Me series and information about the reading standards and common core education standards pertaining to the books on the Parents page and Schools page.

BUY IT!  Each book can be purchased online for $12.99 each.  Right now, the Cooper and Me store is offering a free music download of the Cooper and Me Theme Song with each book purchased.

GIVE BACK!  For every book you purchase until December 21st, another copy will be donated to the Today Show Toy Drive when you use the code “BUY1GIVE1” at checkout. Plus, $1 of every Winter Adventure book sold through February 2012 will be donated to the Lustgarten Foundation, America’s largest private foundation dedicated solely to funding pancreatic cancer research.

Check out the other books in this series, associated music and the Cooper plush toy or backpack!

    

 

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Comments

  1. 1
    Bonnye Sensenig says:

    My favorite pet was a cat named Arthur- he was the BIGGEST Maine coon cat I have ever seen- and a real love bug!

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    Jamie Brigham says:

    My favorite pet was our Cat Boo Boo, he was 21 years old when he died, he was the sweetest cat ever, He changed my opinion on cats all together. He died the day our son was born

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    Rebekah Kuczenski says:

    My favorite pet is my dog named Kramer and he is the biggest lover of a dog there ever was <3

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    jennifer dansberger jones says:

    my favorite pet is my siamese cat niki, he’s the best cat I’ve ever had what a great 14 yrs we’ve had!

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    My favorite pet was my horse Bullet.

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    My favorite pet has always been cats. I had a black cat named Shadow who we got as a kitten when I was a kid and died when I was an adult. I also had a cat when I was younger who I got to see have kittens.

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    Amanda Alvarado says:

    My favorite pet was my poodle, Princess. Sadly when we moved, she was outside in the back and dug a hole under the fence and escaped. I just hope someone loving took her in! She was a trip esp for a poodle. She was bigger than other poodles and her fur/hair was really funny! She’d get these tuffs of hair on parts of her and then the rest would be short. She was full of energy and would run full speed around in huge circles all over the backyard and taunt our other dogs like she was saying to them catch me if you can! And she was sooo lovable. Would lick you all over if you let her. I really miss her! :-(

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    My cat – Elijah Bigbird who was with me from high school, through college, past graduation! He was the sweetest cat I’ve ever met and I miss him dearly!

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    judy gardner says:

    my favorite pet is my little terrier mix doggy!

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