A Gift for Sophie Review & Giveaway US/CAN

Story time is a very special time in our house. It is the time of day where we can relax in bed, cuddle up with a blanket and catch up on some quality time with a good book. We love stories that carry a strong meaning for our children, stories they can cherish and learn from.

A Gift for Sophie written by Gilles Vigneault follows the life of Sophie a seven year old girl and her friendships with Old Man Tom and Emilio. We watch as Sophie grows and learns about loss and friendship. A Gift for Sophie is a powerful reminder of the connections we have with our loved ones and help children understand that we are always there for them whether in spirit or presence.
This beautifully written story also comes with a CD that contains both a narration of the story and nine heart warming songs that your whole family will love. The CD really helps bring the story to life. If you are more of a digital person and love reading stories on an app with your children you can download it on the iTunes store for only $7.99. These enhanced e-books offer a complete narration of the story with animation and two recorded songs.

My favourite features of A Gift for Sophie:

– An incredibly powerful and poetic story with an important message for our children. Makes the perfect bedtime story!
-The addition of the CD with a narration and songs (as well as the lyrics to sing along with!).
-An enhanced e-book for those who prefer to download e-books.
-Story is the perfect length – enough to create an interesting story line and to keep a child’s attention.
-The illustrations are beautiful! The illustrations are by Stéphane Jorisch (also a four time winner of the Governor General’s Literacy Award.
-The book is completely Canadian – writer by a Canadian author (Gilles Vigneault), illustrated by a Canadian illustrator (Stéphane Jorischand published by a great Canadian publisher – Secret Mountain!

 If you are not familiar with the Secret Mountain, they are a Canadian publisher based out of Montreal. They are renowned internationally as a publisher of children’s books and music. They have a large volume of work that you can browse through on their website.
The Secret Mountain is offering one reader a chance to win their own copy of A Gift for Sophie! This giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada so feel free to share with all your fellow parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents! Enter via the Rafflecopter form below.

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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book for the purpose to review. All opinions expressed are my own.


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41 thoughts on “A Gift for Sophie Review & Giveaway US/CAN
  1. patricia furlong

    i prefer a hard copy. means so much more when you can get them to help you with the pages and see the pictures better

  2. Jennifer Williams

    If I am reading for myself, I do not care if it is e-book or hard copy. If I am reading to my son – hard copy is a must for cuddling up and enjoying a good book. This sounds like a great book.

  3. Molli Vandehey

    ya know…. i am so torn about the technology thing. in my opinion, hthere is just something about a print book that cant be matched… but…. the idea that we can have 1000s of books ina little device, without cluttering our home…. my mom was a hoarder, so i know that freedom in not having STUFF….<br /><br />as far as what i look for… really just interest from my kids. something that

  4. cotec007

    I prefer a hardcopy and I look for books that I know are at the right age level for my son, right now those are hard sided books with a variety of objects that I can ask him to point out.

  5. Danelle Johnson

    There are many factors that I look at for childrens books, but I think the main one is it going to be engaging for the kids. This is for both the print and the pictures. I prefer to read print copies, especially when it comes to the kids.

  6. Andrea

    I only buy actual books. I do not have an ereader and prefer real physical books and even if I had an ereader i would never use it for the kids. It would get broken.


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