Saturday, February 13, 2010

Book Review and Giveaway: Sewing a Friendship, by Natalie Tinti


I recently received a charming book written and illustrated by ten-year-old Natalie Tinti. The book is called Sewing a Friendship, and it’s about a group of girls who are having a sleepover when they discover an invitation to a fashion show. When the four friends read that five participants are needed to enter, they reluctantly decide to include nasty Kiki Shaver, who’s never been very nice to them. With the help of Sokron’s grandma, whom she calls Babushka, they are miraculously able to get ready for the fashion show in a short period of time. In the meantime, they all learn that they need each other and figure out how to work together. In the end, they all become friends with Kiki, who learns the value of friendship.

I would recommend this book for girls in upper elementary and middle school. They’ll be inspired by the fact that it was written and illustrated by one of their peers. And they’ll be able to relate to its themes of friendship, fun, and getting along.

Sewing a Friendship is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and on Natalie’s website at http://tintinatie.com/.



GIVEAWAY

One lucky winner will receive a copy of Sewing a Friendship by Natalie Tinti! To enter, visit http://tintinatie.com and leave a comment on this post with something interesting you learned about Natalie on the site (besides the fact that she's ten years old).

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CONTEST CLOSED. Congratulations to the winner, Terra H.!





DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy of Sewing a Friendship to facilitate this review, which I am passing along to the winner of this giveaway!

22 comments:

  1. I learned that back in 2004, as a five-year-old, Natalie won first place for the poster contest at the city Annual Artists Event.

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  5. I listed Susan Heim on Parenting as one of your Favorites on Technorati. (username: mjl6mom2)

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  6. Natalie won first place for the poster contest at the city Annual Artists Event. That same year, she achieved first place for the Visual Arts Primary Division at her school. In 2007, her art piece was placed in the Promenade Mall at the Youth Art Exhibition hosted by the Temecula Valley Art Council.

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  7. Email subscriber.

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  8. Follower via GFC.

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  9. I follow you on Twitter!
    "Tweet" ~ http://twitter.com/cmh512/status/9106290157.
    Again, thanks.....Cindi
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  10. Also, I follow you publicly via Google Friend
    Connect.....Many thanks, Cindi
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  11. You are favored on my Technorati Page.
    Thanks, Cindi
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  12. Email subscriber.
    Thanks, Cindi
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  13. I also follow your RSS via my Google Reader
    Page....Thanks, Cindi
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  14. "Daily Tweet!"
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    Many thanks, Cindi
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  15. I learned that Natalie is promoting her school's theme "Kindness is Cool" by writing gratitude letters to fellow students in response to their acts of kindness. Thanks.
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  17. I follow your blog.
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  18. "Daily Tweet!"
    http://twitter.com/cmh512/status/9512220938.
    Thanks, Cindi
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  19. "Daily Tweet" ~ http://twitter.com/cmh512/status/9563863822.
    Merci, Cindi
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  20. Since the publication of her book, Sewing a Friendship, Natalie participated in a book reading for the Boys & Girls Club of Temecula
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  21. I learned her book Sewing a Friendship was awarded a Silver Medal in the 2009 award contest hosted by the nationally recognized Readers Favorite Book Reviews.

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  22. I'm following your blog in Google Friend Connect.

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