Sunday, April 03, 2011

Children’s Book Review and Giveaway: Our Shadow Garden, by Cherie Foster Colburn

There is nothing I love more than looking at pictures drawn by children. At the hospital where my daughter Sadie was born, the walls were lined with pictures drawn by the kids who were patients there. I loved looking at them, no matter what they were, and they always made me smile.

Our Shadow Garden, by Cherie Foster Colburn, had the same effect on me. The book is art by the children of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. It is beautiful, uplifting, moving, and phenomenal. The book is about a grandchild and her Poppa, who fix up the garden for Nana, hoping to make her smile and feel better because she is sick. They pour their heart and soul into the garden to make it just perfect for her.

The book is filled with wonderful illustrations and useful tips that will help the experienced and inexperienced gardener in your life. It’s a very unique book that would be loved by the young and old. Not only do you get a heartwarming story, but a book filled with children’s art and lessons along the way. Our Shadow Garden is busy yet peaceful, and leaves you with a good feeling inside.

The Children’s Art Project is a volunteer-driven, non-profit business that funds patient-focused programs at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Their mission is to make life better for the children with cancer. I am sure you will love this book, and so will that special somebody in your life.

Click here to order Our Shadow Garden and benefit the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.




GIVEAWAY

One lucky winner will receive a copy of the book, Our Shadow Garden, by Cherie Foster Colburn!

MANDATORY ENTRY: “Like” the M.D. Anderson Children’s Art Project on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MDAndersonChildrensArtProject. Leave a comment with your Facebook name.

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One winner will be randomly selected from the qualified comments received by Saturday, April 16, 2011, at 11:59 PM ET. Please leave an email address on one of your comments if it’s not available on your Blogger profile. Winners must respond within 72 hours or another winner will be drawn. Contest is open to US residents only.

CONTEST CLOSED. Congratulations to the winner,  Amberpebs!

DISCLOSURE: A complimentary product sample was provided for this review. No financial compensation was provided.

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    Thanks for letting your readers know about OUR SHADOW GARDEN. It was truly a labor of love that birthed one of the most remarkable books (even if I AM a bit prejudiced as the mother!) Some of our young illustrators have passed away, but many more are living cancer-free lives and the proceeds from the book go to things like scholarships for those able to go to college. As you can imagine, family finances are devastated by the cost of treating an illness like cancer. One of the young ladies whose art graces the cover of OUR SHADOW GARDEN is in grad school now, although totally blind from a brain tumor. The kids are fighters, that's for sure. And all my royalties for the book go back to the program, so any book bought is a gift that gives again. c:

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