Thursday, January 24, 2013

Chocolate Socks written by Holly Durst, illustrated by Brandon Fall ~ GIVEAWAY!

About Chocolate Socks

This is a book encouraging children to follow their dreams and not to be afraid to create new things. I took my two favorite things, chocolate and socks and turned it into a fun adventure for a child. Chocolate Socks is a great story and children will love it!

Publication Date: March 2, 2012
ISBN: 9781620200001
Pages: 24
Where to buy: Amazon, Barnes & Noble

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About Holly Durst

Holly Durst was born and raised in a small town in Ohio. She graduated with a Bachelors degree in Communication from Walsh University. Holly then moved to Los Angeles where she discovered her love for writing childrens books. Her two favorite things are chocolate and socks. The idea for writing her first book came when Holly was given a gift of a box of chocolate and a pack of socks. The idea is priceless!

While living in Los Angeles, Holly managed a high end clothing boutique in Beverly Hills for five years. It was there, where she was spotted and asked to be on ABC’s hit show ‘The Bachelor.’ Three years after her unsuccessful quest for love on television, Holly was asked to come back for season two of ‘Bachelor Pad.’ This venture was a lot more successful than the last.

Bachelor Pad is a competition show competing for love and money.  On the show she met Blake Julian, a previous contestant on ‘The Bachelorette.’ They started dating after the show and by the finale, they were engaged. The engagement wasn’t the only big thing to happen to Holly on the show; she won! Holly walked away with $125,000 and the love of her life!

Holly currently resides in Greenville, South Carolina. Blake has a dental practice here so she happily moved across the country to be with him. Holly gives all her praise to God for His many blessings in her life.

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My Thoughts

Just imagine two things you like best of all things in the world.  Put those two things together and what do you have? Well this is what darling little pigtail girl did.  She figured out what her two favorite things were and went about creating something fun.  It is all in the imagination! 

In this book author shows our children that with your imagination you can do great things that are not possible sometimes in real life.  But who knows you might even be able to create something from your imagination for real.  It has been done before.  The illustrations along with the story are bold and bigger than life in fun colors that would inspire any child's creative imagination.

So many children are not encouraged to use their imagination.  They are even disciplined and accused of not telling the truth.  Let your children use their imagination!  I use to encouraged my young grandchildren to make up a story to tell at bedtime or when trying to have a quiet time.  They have great imaginations and I loved their stories.  Who know your child could become an Author someday.

I highly recommend this book.

I rated this book a 5 out of 5.

Discloser:  I received a free copy of this book from Ambassador International for review.  I was in no way compensated for my review.  It is my own opinion.

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  1. Hi Patricia
    Thank you very much for linking in to the kidlit blog hop.
    This books sounds like heaps of fun. I must admit I do shy away from the celebrity authors, but with your review, I am convinced to give it a read. Look forward to linking in at the next hop, cheers Julie

  2. Thanks for linking into the Kid Lit Blog Hop again, Patricia! The book sounds adorable. Who doesn't love chocolate and comfy socks? One of Max's favorite words is "choc" which can mean chocolate milk, chocolate chip cookies, candy... sigh. He might eat too much chocolate, but then, I hear your children's tastes reflect what you ate during pregnancy, and I did NOT restrain myself from my favorite sweet ;)

  3. This sounds like a wonderful book to read so close to Valentine's Day, especially with chocolate in it! I think it is so important to get children to TRY and create. As an ECSE teacher, I have noticed that children these days are hesitant to try and create, or draw, or make-up stories. They think they 'can't'. In my classroom, I really try to encourage children to try, and I try to show them as a model, that it doesn't have to be perfect and yet I can still be proud of what I create.

  4. Sounds like a cute book and I am always looking for new books since my boys go through books like crazy.

  5. I love the title of the book and I thought the author's name was familiar (although I don't watch those particular shows). :)


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