Sunday, January 19, 2014

Spoonful of Sweetness!

One of my favorite books to read in my classroom is Spaghetti In A Hot Dog Bun.  It is a great book that shows children that being different is okay!  I love this book!  I was honored when the author, Maria Dismondy, picked me to review her newest book. 
Spoonful of Sweetness is a board book aimed at children 0-3 years old.  Perfect for my youngest!  While it is short and sweet, like most board books, this one hits home for me.  One thing that I focus on a lot in my classroom is manners and positive character traits.  I have found that the longer I am in the classroom, the less children know their basic manners.  It is a struggle every day to get my students to say hi when someone says hi to them in the hallway.  I really think that it is just an oversight.  There are so many other things we are trying to teach our children, that sometimes we forget to teach them to be good people.  I also think we expect the kids to "just know", but if no one takes the time to teach them, they are not going to "just know".  It is nice to know that I am not alone in feeling this.  As I was corresponding with Maria she had this to say "It is my effort to incorporate early intervention, encouraging parents to teach simple character traits in the book from the very start of their child's life. It is my hope that if we can start young, children will be equip with important social and friendship skills to use when they enter school."  Spoonful of Sweetness and other delicious manners  takes the thinking out of introducing manners and positive character traits to your young child.  While the book is aimed at ages 0-3, my 4 1/2 year old enjoys the book also.,204,203,200_.jpg
*Click on the picture to be taken to Amazon to purchase Spoonful of Sweetness for $6.99.
To learn more about Maria Dismondy and her AWESOME books, check out her website! She has a book trailor and activities to go along with all of her books.  I really can't wait to see what Maria comes up with next.  Maria's blog is:
If you would like to win a copy of Spoonful of Sweetness, leave a comment below with your email address!  The contest will close at midnight on January 20th.
The contest is now closed!  Congrats to Misty S.  Check your email please!


  1. Cute book! mrsjennhansen at gmail dot com

  2. Love this!

  3. Love this!

  4. My kids would love it!!!!!

    1. Congrats Misty! You are the winner! Check your email please!

  5. We love to read and I have 3 kids 3 and under!

  6. Kids have manners? This is a huge struggle in our house. :) one gets it the other destroys it. This sounds like a very cute book.

  7. Contest is now closed! Congrats to Misty S.!