Friday, August 30, 2013

The Christopher Chronicles (Review & Giveaway- 2 winners!).



"My son is the gift that keeps on giving. I may not always know where he's coming from but he teaches me something new and amuses me every day.  And that my friends, is why I wrote this book."
                                      -from the forward in The Christopher Chronicles:  Age 5


"This book is for every adult who has ever been left speechless by a child and had to hold back their laughter." ~Antoinette Dickson
                                    -from back cover of the book

Many of you know Kenya from "Here's the Thing." She's a blogger, an author, and my bloggy friend. Some of her posts are downright hilarious, so it just naturally falls into place that her book, The Christopher Chronicles is funny too. Written to document the humorous things her son has said during the course of being 5, it's also a book that every parent is going to laugh at, or agree with when they're thinking of their own children.

The cover is an awesome illustration of her son, but don't let that fool you, it's written for the grown ups. Full of excerpts, quips, and laugh-out-loud moments, this book is great to curl up with and read when you want to relax and have a good chuckle (or ten). It's also a fun gift idea, and a most excellent addition to any bookshelf.

This book is recommended for:

  • Mothers
  • Fathers
  • Baby Showers
  • Pastors
  • Grandparents
  • Sunday/school teachers
  • Members of the Military 
  • Anyone who needs a bright spot in their day - just because

Learn more about the book or buy a copy of your own on Amazon (Kindle version available too!).

If you're looking for an autographed copy, you can get that too:  http://kenyagjohnson.com/the-christopher-chronicles

You can follow Kenya on her website found here, her blogFacebookTwitterG+ and/or Pinterest.

Two lucky winners are going to get a book of their own. The giveaway format is a little different than usual. Instead of random selection, the winners will be the two people who share this post the most on their social networks (Facebook, Twitter, G+, etc. ), until the giveaway ends.

Important: Be sure if you're coming back to enter again that you use the same name to enter every time, for tracking purposes.

If you already own the book, and would like to help get the word out you can share this review/giveaway so someone else might see it too. :)

US entrants only.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

92 comments:

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

What a cute sounding book - good luck to all who enter :) X

tonyknuckles said...

I try to encourage my little girls to read all the time and a book like this could be a treat for them. I see that is on Kindle..cool.

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

This is a book I think most of us should read. I can always use a bright spot in my day.

Jasmine said...

Good luck to everyone! :)

Rebecca Moree said...

My little girl loves to read and I hope it keeps up! This sounds like a cute book!

JellyRose said...

Good luck to everyone who enters!
I'm in the Uk so can't enter xx

Sandee said...

Have a terrific day and weekend. ☺

blessedchick said...

That looks like a great book. My kids have said some funny things that I should have written down!

Melinda Dunne said...

This sounds like a great book. I am sure it offers lots of laughs. I would really like to win this and give it to my daughter who has 3 young children.

Astrid said...

Lovely. I am not a great social media user so won't enter into the contest. Besides, I don't liv ein the U.S. Going to see if I ca get this book on our equivalen to fAmazon (Amazon itsel funfortunately hasn't come to the Netherlands yet).

Robin said...

That is an excellent gift idea. Yeah, most people can appreciate that. It sort of reminds me of that section in Reader's Digest that are all funny things that kids say. Hilarious stuff.

Janine Huldie said...

Love, love, love Kenya, Christopher and her book. So happy to see her book here today and the focal point for this blog post today!! Thank you for sharing this here today and for the awesome giveaway!!

Savingwith Saveone said...

Really great idea for a book. Good to know it's for parents to have something humorous to read that they can relate to.

~ Noelle said...

lol, out of the mouth of babes, right?

Kenya G. Johnson said...

Love the review! Thanks so much Rosey.

Kenya G. Johnson said...

Thanks Astrid. If should be available Amazon - International - sorry it hasn't reached the Netherlands yet.

Kenya G. Johnson said...

Awww sweet, thanks Janine.

Growing Up Madison said...

Sounds like a fun book. Maybe I should pick up a copy for a baby shower that I'm attending next weekend. Thanks for the review.

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

It looks like a great book and it is always nice to able to support a fellow blogger. I will definitely be spreading the word about this title.

Pat Hatt said...

haha sounds like fun and a great endeavor too

alissa apel said...

How fun!

Holy Ghost Writer said...

All parents will sure relate

Cynthia Landrie said...

I love a book that makes me laugh! I also love movies that make me laugh. Good luck on the book sales!

mail4rosey said...

Thanks, Sarah-Louise. :)

mail4rosey said...

I love that it's gone to Kindle too, just because I know so many people are leaning towards that as their fave way to read nowadays. :)

mail4rosey said...

Yep, I agree Terry. I like the reads that leave you happy at the end too.

mail4rosey said...

Thanks for reading, Jasmine. :)

mail4rosey said...

I've loved to read since I was a girl. Some things you don't outgrow (thank goodness).

mail4rosey said...

Thanks for reading!!

mail4rosey said...

Right back atcha' :)

mail4rosey said...

I don't think I wrote anything down funny either!

mail4rosey said...

Ah, I bet she'd love it. Thanks for reading!

mail4rosey said...

I remember loving the Reader's Digest. :) Man, it's been awhile!!

mail4rosey said...

Every time I read it, it jars my memory of something or other one of my own kids has said that was funny.

mail4rosey said...

My grandparents used to say that, lol. It's SO true. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thanks for letting me put one up. :)

mail4rosey said...

The last time I wrote a review I thought it was perfect for a baby shower gift! Thanks for reading. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thank you!!

mail4rosey said...

Thanks, Pat. :)

mail4rosey said...

She writes good stuff. :)

mail4rosey said...

Agreed! :)

mail4rosey said...

Agreed. Thanks for the visit, Cynthia. :)

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Sounds like a fun read! It's always a treat to read something that makes you smile. Have a nice weekend!

Pam said...

The book looks adorable and I can see why adults would want to read it.

I love this : "My son is the gift that keeps on giving. I may not always know where he's coming from but he teaches me something new and amuses me every day. And that my friends, is why I wrote this book."

mail4rosey said...

It is, Cheryl! Thanks for visiting, and happy weekend to you too. :)

mail4rosey said...

She's got a great perspective on parenting, I see it in her blog posts all of the time. :) Thanks for visiting!

Dawn Bedingfield said...

I hope your friends book does very well. It has to be a cute book if it is about what her son has said, kids say the funniest things.

mail4rosey said...

They really do, and her boy comes up with some really good ones. :)

Tatiana Diaz said...

Awww this sounds like a cute book. I will definitely look into it. I could always use a good book to make me laugh. Having a 5 yr old myself I know just how funny they can be.

Theresa said...

What a fun book! I am sure many parents can relate to most everything in the book :) Will definitely share your review. Good luck on the book's success!

Anonymous said...

I think it's a great idea! Good luck to the entrants - AND th author!

mail4rosey said...

I have a 5-yr old too, and they're a hoot. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thanks for sharing, Theresa! And for the well wishes for Kenya. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thanks for both, Stormy!

Brian Miller said...

this sounds like a pretty cool book. the cover art is pretty cool as well.

mail4rosey said...

I think that cover is cute too. Thanks for the visit. :)

Malia said...

sounds like a fun book to read!

mail4rosey said...

It's def. a fun read. I cannot wait for the next installment to come out! Thank you for your visit. :)

Lexie Lane said...

Sometimes parents or adults in general don't realize they can learn so much from kids. This would be such a great book for so many!

mail4rosey said...

I love that the author wrote the things down. I've long since forgotten to many great things, because I didn't write them down!! And I've got four kids, so I should've known better. ;)

Lindsey Domer said...

I love children's books! You are never too old to enjoy a good one! :)

mail4rosey said...

This one's more for the adults... a written record of funny things the author's son said when he was five. I wish I'd have kept a record of my kids' sayings, they sure had some doozies!

Thanks for visiting, Lindsey! :)

robin lorraine williamson said...

I like it need some humor from the younger generation. Thanks for sharing the book

jody cowan said...

This sounds like such a cool book! Kids say the darndest things! lol

Kristin Sumner said...

This seems like it would be a great read! Would love to win one!

mail4rosey said...

Thanks for reading. :)

mail4rosey said...

They really do, and Kenya's got some great ones in this book.

mail4rosey said...

Thanks, Kristin. It's a fun read. :)

TabbyAnn said...

wow this looks so cute

mail4rosey said...

Definitely a cute book. Thanks for reading, TabbyAnn.

Cindy Batchelor said...

This book sounds great! thanks so much for the fabulous giveaway! xo xo

Jennifer Van Huss said...

Sounds like a great book! Thanks for sharing!

mail4rosey said...

Thanks for entering, Cindy!

mail4rosey said...

Thanks for reading. :)

Colette S said...

I always love a good book. Especially ones to make me laugh. I need laughter quite a lot these days.

Thanks for sharing.

mail4rosey said...

Kenya's got a fun blog to read too, Colette, if you haven't 'met' her already. I bet you two would like each other. :)

Kathy @ CountingToTen said...

SUPER cute book! Love reading fun books.

mail4rosey said...

Thanks for visiting, Kathy. This really is a fun book!

Fan R. said...

Looks like interesting book, would be nice to read it since I have a little one.

Fan R @TeddyOutReady

mail4rosey said...

This is a good book for helping us appreciate the humor from our little ones. :)

Shela said...

I joined!

mail4rosey said...

Happy to have you, thanks Shela. :)

Karen Hewitt said...

Sounds like a really fun book!

mail4rosey said...

It definitely is a fun one to read. Thank you for visiting! :)

Jane Ritz said...

Great book!

Shauna Torres said...

This book sounds totally awesome... and something that would be a perfect read for all of us... thank you

jody cowan said...

This sounds like a neat book! Kids say the cutest things, after all!

Jayne Townsley said...

It's cute she wrote a book. I should do this for Boo. Some of the stuff she comes up with is so funny. Many of my Facebook friends look forward to my sharing about her.

mail4rosey said...

TY for reading, Jane!

mail4rosey said...

Thank you for the visit. :)

mail4rosey said...

They really do!! Her son has some doozies. You will laugh!! :)

mail4rosey said...

Kids are fun. :) Thank you for the visit!