Friday, May 15, 2009

Review: Nana Star Books and Dolls

I was thrilled when I was contacted to read/review the Nana Star books.  I had seen the books on a couple of other sites and was pleased with what I had read about them.  Now, I had a chance to see for myself.


 

Title:  Nana Star/Nana Star and the Moonman
Author:  Elizabeth Sills and Elena Patrice
Illustrator:  Linda Saker
Review Copy Provided by:  ee publishing

About the Books:  Nana Star - Join a little girl's magical adventures as she promises to bring a lost baby star home where he belongs. It won't be easy–he lives high up in the heavens.

Nana Star and the Moonman - Nana Star is ready to bring the lost baby star back home where he belongs, but the world has gone to bed and she feels scared and alone. With help from a new friend, she learns that she is never alone, that the Moonman is always watching over and guiding her, even when she can't see him.
 
My Review:  These books are perfect for a little girl.  I'm sure boys would like them too, but what little girl doesn't love a doll?  Especially one who dresses like a princess!  The illustrations in these books are simplistic yet full of color to hold a little one's attention.  The story is also a simple one, which I think is great.  The little girl finds a baby star and she promises to take care of him like his Nana and find a way to get him back home.  Children will relate to this story, because they all have felt sad when someone is away from them.  There is usually someone there to step in and take care until they return.  Thus, the little girl becomes "Nana Star."  Getting the star home was going to be an adventure, and so the story of Nana Star ends, but actually begins.  I love how this story ends, letting you know that there is more to come in the adventure.  It gives children something to look forward to and is the beginning of helping them make predictions.

Nana Star and the Moonman is the continuation of the adventure.  Children meet the Moonman in the first story.  Again, Linda Saker's illustrations add to the sweetness of the story.  It just looks like a bedtime story!  Pair it with the Moonman Lovey plush and you have the perfect gift set!  The plush lights up and plays a beautiful lullaby.

Both of these books are just sweet books for young children with a great message of care and friendship.  Nana Star and the Moonman are precious characters that children will love.  The posable doll and plush are great compliments to the books, but they are perfectly fine on their own as well.  The books also come with a CD that tells the story and has a song on it.  Nana Star books have won multiple awards.

Look for a new Nana Star book this summer; Nana Star and the Blue Wolf.

ee publications has graciously offered to give one of my readers a copy of the Nana Star book and posable Nana Star doll, to get the child in your life started on this series.  To enter, just leave a comment on this post between now and a week from today.  Winners will be drawn on Friday, May 22nd.  US and Canada only.  Extra entries for following, tweeting, and blogging.

15 comments:

MJ said...

This would make a great birthday present for my best friend;s granddaughter!

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I follow.

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rhapsodyinbooks said...

The combination of stars and princesses is too good to pass up! I love the concept too, of being a "nana" to a star. How cute! Please enter me.

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Andrea Neville said...

My daughter would love this!

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Carlene said...

Please inlcude me in your giveaway.
Thanks
Carlene
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Belle said...

Sounds like a lovely set of books.

gahome2mom said...

Nana Star is a lovely product. Thanks.

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Lisa said...

Please enter me. I'm sure my niece would love this set. Thanks for the chance.
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Pam said...

I went to the site and the doll is so cute. What a great gift for a little girl! Thanks for the giveaway.

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Nicole said...

My daughter would love this prize. Thanks!

Nicole said...

I am a new follower.

Bingo said...

I would love to win this for my little niece as I will be going to see her in a few weeks! How lovely this giveaway is! I am keeping my fingers crossed! I just got in just in time...oh, and I follow! Thanks, Shelly!

 
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