Saturday, May 30, 2015

My Review of HEIDI BOND’S WHO’S THE NEW KID? plus FITBIT GIVEAWAY & FACEBOOK PARTY INFO!

I recently finished my first book to review through Litfuse Publicity Group! To be honest, I was rather surprised when the blogger information page I filled out came back as 'accepted'. Between having 6 kids--which includes two babies--and trying to juggling life, reading has been on the back burner.  But the idea of having to read (thereby getting back into reading numerous books) sounded like a wonderful opportunity. The first book I get to review, is  Who's the New Kid by Heidi Bond and Jenna Glatzer. It's about a mom who is totally trying to find ways to help her daughter get on track and have a healthy weight, a wonderful diet, and plenty of exercise. It was the ideal book for me to read, as I want to make those things a priority for me--as well as my kids--right now.

Here is the review I posted on Amazon.com:

Who's the New Kid is tagged and promoted as a book that shows "how an ordinary mom helped her daughter overcome childhood obesity-and you can too!". I certainly don't disagree with that tagline-but I do feel it unintentionally limits the audience and doesn't properly describe the depth of this book. For it shows not just the transformation of daughter Breanna, but also a change in mom Heidi. The vulnerability Heidi displays in sharing weak areas within her parenting, cluelessness regarding healthy eating, and the lightbulb moment that finally occurs when exercise is added to the plan are things that ANY parent can understand and relate. The isolation and bullying that Breanna experience are things all parents, grandparents, teachers, coaches and doctors should be reading. Empathy is an amazing tool for children and adults to put into practice-and "Who's the New Kid" opens up conversations regarding bullying, not sabotaging the child (student, grandparent, friend) as they travel a road of strict eating habits, and learning their own family's need to adopt healthy eating habits and an active lifestyle. I really enjoyed the book, and I hope people who do not have an obese child can look beyond the tagline and read it anyway.
*I received a complimentary copy of "Who's the New Kid?" to read and provide an honest review*


AND, SEE BELOW FOR A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO WIN A FITBIT & BE PART OF THE JUNE 9 AUTHOR CHAT PARTY WITH HEIDI BOND!

In a world of fast-food convenience and non-stop busyness, how do we keep our kids healthy? Heidi Bond's debut book, Who's the New Kid?, is here to help. Filled with helpful diagnostic tools, easy-to-make recipes, eye-opening nutritional information, fun exercise ideas, and practical tips and advice, Who’s the New Kid? will not only show parents how to help their kids lose weight naturally but also introduce them to simple, yet effective lifestyle changes that will benefit the entire family.

Celebrate the release of Who's the New Kid? by entering to win a Fitbit and RSVPing to Heidi's June 9th author chat party!
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One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A Fitbit
  • A copy of Who's the New Kid?
Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on June 9th. Winner will be announced June 9th at Heidi's Facebook partyRSVP here! Plus, participate in the #WhosTheNewKid conversation by pinning a family-friendly, healthy recipe (or two) to a Pinterest board!

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RSVP today and spread the word—tell your friends about the giveaway via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on June 9th!

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