I always enjoy getting our package each month from Tommy Nelson! It’s like Christmas time every month it comes! My daughter loves books so getting new books each month is exciting for her too!
Our last package contained You Got First and It’s True by Mercer Mayer. What I love about getting books from Tommy Nelson is that I can always trust the message in these books, knowing that Christian values and lessons are being taught in each one!
What are You Go First & It’s True by Mercer Mayer About?
You Go First by Mercer Mayer is part of the Inspired Kids series. It tells the tale of Little Critter and life lessons he learns along the way to growing up! In You Go First, Litter Critter insists on being first at everything! In games, playing with toys, answering questions in class, getting on and off the bus… basically everything anyone does, he wants to be the first! But what he soon realizes is that always wanting to be first does not make him a very good friend. Many of his friends start to get frustrated with him and do not want to play with him. Eventually, Little Critter has to learn a very hard lesson and soon realizes that being first isn’t always best or how God would want him to treat others.
It’s True by Mercer Mayer is also part of the Inspired Kids series. It features Little Critter learning that lying and stretching the truth may seem fun for a while, but there are always consequences for telling a lie. He soon learns that the best way is always to tell the truth, no matter what.
What a Mom thinks About You Go First & It’s True by Mercer Mayer
Like I said earlier, my daughter loves books and as soon as these came in the mail, she was flipping through them looking at the pictures. The pictures are engaging and fun and the stories are funny and silly to hold their attention, but also teach valuable lessons about being a good friend and always telling the truth.
Both of these books are paperback books, and since my daughter is 1 she did tend to bend some of the pages while looking at them. These books would probably be better for a child a little bit older who can turn the pages and not bend them as much. I put them in our Sabbath/church bag so she can look at them during church and I can make sure the pages don’t get bent or ripped as easily. The stories are also a little long in length for her right now, but I know as she gets older and can sit and listen longer that she will really enjoy both of these books!
Details About You Go First & It’s True by Mercer Mayer
You Go First and It’s True are both part of the Inspired Kids Little Critter Series by Mercer Mayer and published by Tommy Nelson, a division on Thomas Nelson Publishing.
Mercer Mayer has been writing and illustrating the Little Critter series since 1975. You can visit www.littlecritter.com for more details.
Both books are designed for children ages 2-7.
You can purchase You Go First from Tommy Nelson for a sale price of $7.49 (Original $9.99).
You can purchase It’s True from Tommy Nelson for a sale price of $7.49 (Original $9.99).
Giveaway of You Go First & It’s True by Mercer Mayer
One reader of GRB will receive one copy each of It’s True and You Go First from Tommy Nelson! Simply fill out the rafflecopter form below to enter. This giveaway will run until November 4 at 11:59pm. This giveaway is open to all US residents 18 and older. A winner will be selected and contacted via e-mail and also posted on the rafflecopter form and a link posted on my facebook page. The selected winner will have 48 hours to reply via e-mail to claim their prize. If I do not hear from you in the given time frame, a new winner will be selected and notified via e-mail and also have 48 hours to claim their prize. I am not responsible for shipping of the prize. Once the winner has given me their shipping address, I will pass it along to Tommy Nelson who will then ship your prize directly to you from their warehouse. I did not receive any monetary compensation for this review, however I did receive a free copy of It’s True and You Go First for the purpose of reviewing and hosting this giveaway through the Tommy Nelson Mommy program.