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Last-minute dash to the book store? Three brilliant books for kids

Penguin Random House Canada sent me the books in this post for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

I don’t know how Christmas Eve arrived so fast but here we are. If you’re making a dash to the book store and need some help deciding which books to buy for the kids on your list, you can’t go wrong with these three. We’ve got a charming story about a bear and a mouse with very different ideas of Christmas; another about a boy with learns to stand up for himself with a little help from the alien living in his nose; and a third, heartwarming book about a tween who lives in a van with his mom and struggles to keep it a secret.

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Three picture books kids will love to see under the tree + A giveaway!

All this talk about last-minute Christmas shopping is making me anxious. To me, last-minute is just before the stores close on December 24, which means there’s still plenty of time to pick up prezzies for your loved ones. And if books are on their list (and even if they’re not, get them some!), here are three picture books sure to be a hit. 

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Solutions for Cold Feet and Other Little Problems by Carey Sookocheff + Win a copy!

Solutions for Cold Feet and Other Little Problems by Toronto writer and illustrator, Carey Sookocheff, is a sweet picture book that follows a girl and her dog as they explore solutions to six everyday problems. There are solutions for a boring day, solutions for a melting ice cream cone and of course, solutions for a cold feet. 

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Miss Moon: Wise Words from a Dog Governess + A giveaway!

You don’t have to be a dog lover to appreciate Janet Hill’s charming first picture book, Miss Moon: Wise Words from a Dog Governess, but the sweet sentiments and darling illustrations in its pages might sway you in that direction. A brief introduction tells us Miss Moon cared for 67 dogs at her first placement on a small island off the coast of France, and here she is sharing her “twenty most important lessons for raising happy, healthy, well-manned pooches — and people.” And the pages that follow are no less than enchanting. 

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Who Broke the Teapot?! by Bill Slavin

Some days (okay, a lot of days) it doesn’t make me much to fly off the handle, so I can totally relate to the mom in Bill Slavin’s Who Broke the Teapot?!Her favourite teapot is broken (seriously! can we ever have nice things?) and no one is fessing up. Was it Dad, lounging about in his underwear with the paper? How ’bout Cat, tangled up in a ball of yarn? Or maybe Baby (don’t underestimate the little ones!) sitting in his highchair? Or was it someone else?