When my girls were little, I loved dreaming up holiday gifts that were creative and encouraged their passions. Ella was crazy for dogs so we made her a cardboard box dog house and gave her a stack of puppy books (Go, Dog. Go! was a favorite). Maisie wanted to be a rock star so we found a pink electric guitar and a book on how to be a girl rocker. When I gave my girls these gifts, I felt happy to see them dive into the activities they truly love. They'd spend hours pretending and playing and learning with their new gifts.
As a kids' book author, I've heard many parents say they are buying Teddy Bear Doctor for their kids who want to be veterinarians or doctors when they grow up. One mom bought a pet carry case and doctor set to give together with the book. Other parents are picking up Cooking Class for their kids who aspire to be chefs or cooking tv stars. They bought some kid-size cooking tools to go along with the cookbook, too. Both of these books will keep the kids busy for hours, and help them explore their passions and role-play future careers.
If you are looking for a creative holiday gift that supports your kids passions and aspirations, pick up copies of Teddy Bear Doctor and/or Cooking Class. This month, Cooking Class is featured on the Amazon Holiday Toy List. Thanks to this awesome promotion, the book is in the top #100 sales rank for Amazon. My publisher Workman/Storey also included the books in their "Books Say Happy Holidays Best" campaign. If you buy either book through PageADay, you'll get 20% off, plus they'll donate a copy of Good and Cheap to a family in need with the code "Holiday."
Happy holiday shopping!