Google+ Mommy Moments with Abby: Joy of Giving Review

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Joy of Giving Review

I love books!  I love books for me, the kids, the hubby, a good book can drive knowledge, imagination, inspiration, and if it's a recipe book, dinner.  I'm very used to the standard type of kids books, a fun storyline, few words per page, and a good message.  This book has a fun storyline, surprisingly no words are needed, and a good message, but this book is different in how it was created.  
I was very excited to get to review this 20-page book that is part of the unique and limited edition rewards for the Goodjoe Joy of Giving Campaign.  

What makes this book different is that it is a collaboration design that was the combined effort of 17 talented artists. This is how it works: The first artist of the 17 involved started out by creatively selecting 2 characters, then illustrating an act of giving and receiving between them. The next artist in line then took the receiving character and illustrated him giving to a new character. Then the next artist took that receiving character and illustrated him giving to another new character, and so on, and so forth. The artists continued until all 17 had created a chain of giving, which finally circled back around. In the final act of giving, the very first character becomes the receiver, and the circle is complete. As a result, we have a collaboration design called “The Joy of Giving.” Not only are the characters giving in a giant circle of pay it forward but the artists got to experience the gift of a starting point for their own creativity.  I explained this to the kids when we read the book and each page they each got to point out what they saw happening offering us all the gift of their story.  I encourage each parents to give their children the gift of paying it forward and offer to them the chance to explore their ideas of the story.  

More info about Joy of Giving, other rewards, and goodjoe, can be found on their site:

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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