Shankman & O’Neill Children’s Books Review & Giveaway

By Shannon Gosney
In Book Review
November 30, 2009
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Shankman Oneill logoWe love to read books in our family!  I discovered Shankman & O’Neill and had the opportunity to review 3 wonderful children’s books – I Met a Moose in Maine One Day, The Boston Balloonies, and The Cods of Cape Cod.  My boys loved the books and I enjoyed reading the books to them.  My favorite was I Met a Moose in Maine One Day and their favorite was The Boston Balloonies.  I LOVED the artwork in the books and the rhymes were tons of fun.  I can’t wait to see what books Shankman & O’Neill come out with in the future!  These books would make perfect holiday gifts for a young reader in your life!

 

Shankman Moose in MaineI Met a Moose in Maine One Day was an amazing book and I absolutely loved the illustrations throughout the book.  It was a fun book about a little boy and a Moose.  The 2 of them play hide-and-seek (hard for a moose), walk into town, dance the night away, and then take off on an unforgettable, fun-filled adventure.  Here is a short preview of this fun children’s book: “I met a moose in Maine One Day.  Just how it happened, I can’t say.  I brushed my teeth, I combed my hair And all at once, the moose was there!”  This book retails for $14.95.

Shankman Boston BallooniesThe Boston Balloonies is another fun book by Shankman & O’Neill.  My boys really loved this book with all of the different shaped and colored balloons.  Again, the illustrations were fun and amazing and the book was fun to read overall!  Here’s a little preview of this amazing children’s book: “The Boston Balloonies Float all over town, And they whirl and they twirl And they bounce up and down.”  “They play banjos and bongos and oboes and flutes, And the one who plays trumpet swells up when he toots. There’s a beautiful singer who hollers and hoots, And some back-up balloonies with fabulous boots.”  This book retails for $14.95.

Shankman Cods of Cape CodThe Cods of Cape Cod was another fun book that my boys and I enjoyed reading.  You’ll have fun reading about the Cods of Cape Cod and all the fun they have together and with their friends.  The pictures were again amazing.  The illustrator for these books really did a great job!  I just can’t emphasize it enough.  You can check out his Art Blog for more art updates.  Here’s a little preview: “The Cods never know Who they’ll see by the sea ‘Cause their friends come to visit Whenver they’re free . . .” “. . .They come to the Cods ‘Cause they want to have fun And when fun’s what you want, Cods are second to none.”  This book retails for $14.95.

Thanks to Shankman & O’Neill, 3 lucky readers on The Mommy-Files will receive 1 of the 3 mentioned books – I Met a Moose in Maine One Day, The Boston Balloonies, and The Cods of Cape Cod!!!

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I received a copy of “I Met a Moose In Maine One Day,” “The Boston Balloonies,” and “Cods from Cape Cod” from Shankman-O’Neill to review for this post.  All opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

256 Responses to “Shankman & O’Neill Children’s Books Review & Giveaway”

  1. Christin says:

    I met a Moose in Maine One Day sounds cute:)

  2. Jessica says:

    The Moose books sounds fun!

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  6. Rebecca O says:

    I Met A Moose In Maine One Day sounds great. I already have The Boston Balloonies! Thanks for the chance! bekki1820cb@gmail.com

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  12. Heather McD says:

    The Boston Balloonies sounds the most interesting to me

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  14. Cheryl W says:

    I think “The Cods of Cape Cod” sounds the most interesting. Did you know they are coming out with a 4th book soon. I am excited. I love children’s books. I love to read to children.

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    i meet a moose in maine one day..we LOVE moose books, thanks!

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  29. Ken M says:

    I like “I met a Moose in Maine one day”. Sounds like a book my son would like

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  32. Diane Murphy says:

    I Met A Moose In Maine One Day sounds the best to me. I read his If You Give A Mouse A Cookie book many times to my children. I’d love to read his newer books to my grandchildren.

  33. Linda Kish says:

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  35. Stephanie V. says:

    My little boy loves balloons right now so probably The Boston Balloonies
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  36. noelle says:

    I like the cods of cape cod

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  38. denise says:

    I like I Met a Moose in Maine One Day.

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  40. hilary says:

    moose in maine – i spent summers there AND it references brushing teeth — ALWAYS a help with my son and the never=ending battle!

  41. rapunzelchick says:

    The Cods of Cape Cod sounds the most interesting to me because my daughter really loves any story that has to do with animals that live in water.

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  47. sandra says:

    I Met a Moose in Maine One Day sounds the most interesting

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  49. Jennifer says:

    They all sound like a great read, but I think I like the I Met a Moose in Maine One Day book the best.

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  57. McKim says:

    I like the I Met a Moose in Maine One Day book, just because we have moose around here and the kid’s love books with moose in them. I love the illustrations in these books.

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    My daughters would like the Cods of Cape Cod.

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  62. Carol G says:

    They all sound cute, but The Cods of Cape Cod would be my choice.

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  73. Amanda Starr says:

    Hard choice all look great but I’ll say The Cods of Cape Cod

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    I Met a Moose in Maine One Day sounds really cute!

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  79. Renee C says:

    The Cods of Cape Cod sounds interesting to me, especially because my husband is from Cape Cod!

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  97. Honey Mommy says:

    The Boston Balloonies sounds fun to me!

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  101. Carmen says:

    I Met a Moose in Maine One Day sounds cute – I have an adult friend that would get a kick out of it (she likes moose)

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  103. Laura C says:

    I Met a Moose in Maine One Day is my pick.

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  110. Jennifer T. says:

    I have to pick “I Met a Moose in Maine One Day”. We visited Maine a few years back and never did see a moose–it was a running joke that all the moose were playing hide and seek with us.

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  117. Bonnie W says:

    I like them all – the rhymes are cute. I would pick the Cods of Cape Cod.

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  127. Amy says:

    I have this thing about moose, so I’d love to read I found a Moose in Maine book. Even lived in Minnesota for seven years, traveling the state, and saw none. They must be better at hide and seek there.

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  133. D says:

    My little one would love the Boston Balloonies

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    the cods of cape cod I just love the title

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  155. Melissa McNicol says:

    I met a Moose in Maine One Day sounds most interesting to me because I think my son would love it. He was in Maine this summer and was obsessed with Moose (since we don’t have any in FL!)

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  157. Shirley says:

    The Cods of Cape Cod sounds interesting to me because I’ve spent several summers in Cape Cod

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    Boston Balloonies sounds cute

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  168. Hard to choose! My daughter is in love with moose at the moment, but she’s also always been a fan of balloons – all the books look good! I guess I’d pick I Met a Moose…

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  175. We have the Cape Cod book and LOVE it! I’m torn between the other two, because they both sound great! I guess I would say the Boston Balloonies sound the most interesting!

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  184. mindy says:

    i met a moose in maine one day thanks

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  188. Ms. Cindy says:

    I’d love the I Met a Moose in Maine One Day! Thanks!

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  199. erica g says:

    The Boston Ballonies sounds the best to me.

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    I met a Moose in Maine sounds cute 🙂

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  214. Rachel Newman says:

    The Cods of Cape Cod — I have always been fascinated by fish since One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish – so this would be awesome!

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    I Met a Moose in Maine One Day 🙂

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