Aug 29, 2010

My Purple Toes book review and giveaway

 A great little board book about having fun, being you and simply not worrying about what others think while you do so.  My boys were a little confused at first, as to who exactly it was that had purple toes.   Then they just thought it was SOOO silly.  But it opened up the chance for us to talk about this idea of being themselves without so much worry.  At some point along the way since I've been a mom of boys, someone (I honestly don't recall who) told me how life with boys would be easier.  They insisted there'd be much less drama because male relationships are simply easier etc.  Boy, were they wrong.  With just a First and Second Grader this year we've already experienced a whole gamut of issues with friendships, being accepted etc.  And the biggest thing I learned about my oldest son last school year was that he will do, not do or take just about any mistreatment to simply be accepted.  Over the last year, we've also seen that fear often stops him from doing stuff, opening up and just being silly.  So this book is perfect for us!

Add to that, the fact that it helps support an organization, Soles4Souls, that I have worked with a friend to support back in January of this year, and it's a double winner for me. 

Children's Book Author Blair Hahn Unveils Creative Board Book -- My Purple Toes -- and Dedicates a Portion of Its Proceeds to Benefit Nonprofit, Soles4Souls

CHARLESTON, SC--(Marketwire - July 20, 2010) -  People come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, which is what makes life interesting and fun. Inspired by a trip to a nail salon with his teenage daughter, first time author Blair Hahn is pleased to introduce My Purple Toes, a creative children's board book that tells a true account of a father's experience navigating life with purple painted toenails. Written for children between the ages of one and five, My Purple Toes teaches a simple yet relevant lesson about the importance of enjoying life, being yourself and accepting others. A significant portion of the book's proceeds will benefit Soles4Souls, a charity that provides shoes to persons in need.
Throughout the book, children can look for dad's purple toes in various environments and also find a friendly frog that hides on each page. My Purple Toes features imaginative, cheerful illustrations from Charleston-based artist Tate Nation on a board-style book that offers durability ideal for young children.
"The idea for My Purple Toes all started with a trip to a nail salon with my daughter who I astonished when I boldly offered to get my toenails painted purple, and through this experience, I found a few simple light-hearted lessons that I wanted to share with children everywhere," said children's author, Blair Hahn. "Furthermore, the launch of My Purple Toes has created a unique opportunity to give back to children in need, and we look forward to donating to Soles4Souls in support of its worthy cause."
The author's story and his inspiration for the book are depicted in the book's introduction as well as on the book website, which also includes learning lessons, tips for parents interested in throwing a "Purple Party" around My Purple Toes, and information about the book's charitable donation. Soles4Souls is a nonprofit organization that collects and distributes shoes to people in need worldwide, and since 2005, it has provided more than 10 million pairs of shoes to people in need.
"It's an honor to be partnering with author Blair Hahn on behalf of his new children's book, My Purple Toes," said Wayne Elsey, founder & CEO of Soles4Souls. "His simple life lessons about being accepting of all people and living life to its fullest are a spirit we share at Soles4Souls, and we greatly appreciate Blair's generous donation to our organization, as we seek to fulfill thousands of requests for shoes from people around the world."


About Soles4Souls
Soles4Souls is a Nashville-based charity that collects shoes from the warehouses of footwear companies and closets of people like you. The charity distributes these shoes free of charge to people in need, regardless of race, religion, class, or any other criteria. Since 2005, Soles4Souls has given away over 10 million pairs of new and gently worn shoes and is currently donating one pair every 9 seconds. The shoes have been distributed to people in over 125 countries, including Kenya, Thailand, Nepal and the United States. Learn more at http://www.soles4souls.org.

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  16. We are so grateful that "My Purple Toes" is giving a portion of the proceeds to put shoes on the 300 million children around the world that currently go without them.

    Thank you for promoting the book and our cause!

    We love partnering with parents that want to teach their kids about charity. Here are a couple stories: http://tinyurl.com/24uhdgk http://tinyurl.com/23f3trn

    Thanks again for your support!
    - Jeremy, S4S staff

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  17. I would love to win this for Jordan, my 2 1/2-year-old. She LOVES board books.

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