Thursday, October 11, 2012

Penelope's Rainy Day Adventures by Janelle Rogers- Book Review & Giveaway

I can definitely remember some of my favorite books from my childhood- pretty much anything by Beverly Cleary (people often told me I looked like Ramona Quimby, so I just went with it), Brown Bear, Brown Bear What do you See? by Marc Brown and when I was a little older Number the Stars by Lois Lowry. I know that these great books are what started me off on a lifelong love of reading and I love watching my kids begin to discover what their favorite books are.

I learned that a very sweet woman whom I grew up with had her very first children's book published. I knew right away I would want to buy her book for my kids. Janelle Rogers debut children's book is called Penelope's Rainy Day Adventures and as you can see from the picture above, it is full of cute, animated pictures. Inspired by her daughter, Rogers wanted to write a book they could enjoy together.

I couldn't wait to see how her first book turned out and I would say she did a rather good job. The book is all about using your imagination. It's not so long that little ones can not enjoy the whole book without getting squirmy and not so short that it's not worth the effort to pick up. I think this book is best suited for 2-6 year olds. All of my kids enjoy hearing all about where Penelope's imagination takes her when it is too rainy outside to play.

One of the coolest things about purchasing this book, is that Rogers donates 10% from the sale of each book to Children's Hospital. She also recently held a sell a thon of Penelope's Rainy Day Adventures where 100% of proceeds went to Kidd's Kids, a charity that sends terminally ill children and their families to Disneyland. This talented author also has a big heart.

Janelle Rogers is currently working on the second book in the Penelope Series.

I want to share Penelope's Rainy Day Adventures with you! One lucky reader will receive their own copy of the book. Enter below via the Rafflecopter!

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*disclosure- I was in no way compensated for this review nor did I receive any free products. All opinions stated are 100% my own.


  1. Oh Im sure Tori would love this. I loved Amelia Bedelia growing up

  2. I had a Cinderella book that was my favorite. thanks

  3. I just found your blog and I am speachless. Thank you for this raving review and I am so luck to have such a wonderful friend who is willing to share her experience with my book. Thank you for this! This review will be going on my office wall next to the first edition copy of my book.