Friday, August 20, 2010

Feed Me Books - My Purple Toes - A Review

Thanks to Family Review Network and My Purple Toes by Blair Hahn I was able to review and read to my children a book called My Purple Toes.

Book Description

My Purple Toes is a creative children’s board book written for children between the ages of one and five that tells a story about a father’s experience navigating life with purple painted toenails. From mom to the kids to their dog, everyone reacts differently to dad’s purple toes showing their surprise, embarrassment, and even laughter. Throughout the book, children can look for dad’s toes in various environments and also find a friendly-frog with purple toes that hides on each page. In addition to entertaining, My Purple Toes teaches a simple, yet relevant lesson about the importance of acceptance, enjoying life and being different. My Purple Toes features cheerful, imaginative illustrations by artist Tate Nation on its board-style book, offering durability ideal for young children. A portion of the book sales will benefit children in the United States and around the world through nonprofit, Soles4Souls, which collects and distributes shoes at no cost to people in need regardless of race, religion, class or any other criteria.

What I Can Tell You:
I loved it for so many reasons. First, I loved that Dad was the "main" focus. As a child who lost her mom early in my childhood it wasn't often that I found a book that didn't make me long for having a mom. This would have been a perfect book for me and my sisters.

The book is short, only 24 pages but packed with a few very important lessons.

The Lessons I would want my kids to take from this book:
  1. Always be yourself
  2. Have fun
  3. Be able to laugh at yourself
  4. Never worry what others think of you.
We also love that the frog seen on every page also has purple nail polish on.

To find out where to buy the book, head over here.

We really loved this book and are thinking of holding our very own Purple Party. Want to come?

"This post was written for Family Review Network & My Purple Toes who provided the complimentary product in exchange for my honest review"


  1. Anonymous7:36 PM

    That is so sweet of Soles4Souls Inc. to do such a generous thing for kids.

    They chose the right person to review the book.

  2. We would love to come to a Purple Party--what a fun idea! Wish we lived closer :) Great review of what sounds like a great book!

  3. Thanks for linking up at Feed Me Books Friday! Love all the great messages in this - we may have to have a copy of our own! Thanks for sharing!


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