James and the Amazing Gift: Review and Giveaway

Just a simple smile can change the course of someone’s day. This is the guiding principle of Nicola Rowley’s debut children’s book, James and the Amazing Gift.

James and the Amazing Gift Review and Giveaway

James and the Amazing Gift is a heartfelt, feel good story that centers around James, a boy who loves to smile and inspire smiles in others. He is an empathic child who has the ability to sense when someone is down and knows just how to cheer them up. He’s always smiling.

James and the Amazing Gift

Over the course of the book he comes across an older lady while out with his mom. He gets the feeling that she is feeling alone and tries to reach out.

James and the Amazing Gift

This is a powerful idea not only for children but for adults as well. Sometimes as parents we get caught up in the day to day details that we forget how a simple smile can connect us.

James and the Amazing Gift is geared towards children ages 3 to 7. I read this with my one year old and she smiled back at James’ smiling face so I believe this would be a wonderful gift for a child of any age. A smile is a universal gesture and it won’t be missed by even the youngest of children.

Something I especially loved is that in an attempt to further fight loneliness, Nicola Rowley is donating £1 for every book sold to a UK charity called Contact the Elderly. With the holidays so near I find it a touching gesture.

Nicola Rowley and son, James, whom the title character is inspired by.

Author Nicola Rowley and son, James, whom the title character is inspired by.

James and the Amazing Gift can be found on her publisher’s website or Amazon. I’m highly recommending it this holiday season. You can also find out more about Nicola Rowley at her website.

I received this book in exchange for my honest review and all opinions are my own.

James and the Amazing Gift

Now onto the giveaway.

Nicola Rowley generously provided me an extra copy of her new book to share one with a lucky One Sage Mama reader.

Entering is simple using the form below.

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Giveaway Terms:
Open to US and UK residents.
One Sage Mama is not responsible for lost prizes.
The winner will be drawn on December 8, 2016.
The winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize or a new winner will be drawn.

XOXO,
Amethyst
One Sage Mama

25 thoughts on “James and the Amazing Gift: Review and Giveaway

  1. kendra arellano says:

    If I were to win, I would share this book with my son, he has an ability to make anyone smile and maybe this book would help him fill his potential. 🙂

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