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Book Giveaway: “Thumb Love”

By Jackie Burrell
Monday, October 25th, 2010 at 12:58 pm in Books, Contest.

Thumb Love (Random House) Every kid has pesky little habits and thumb sucking can be one of the most difficult to give up. Fortunately, New York Times bestselling author Elise Primavera understands. The author of “Auntie Claus” and a dozen other books has a new one out and it’s devoted to “Thumb Love.” It’s the story of Lulu, her beloved thumb, and her adorable efforts to quit – and it’s a story any current or recovering thumb sucker (or parent) can relate to. And it can be yours!

Click “comments” and share your best tip for getting your kid to quit this or any other habit. What worked for you? Bribes? Encouragement? A sock over the offending digit? We’ll draw a winner’s name next week. Meanwhile, congrats are in order for Cindi, who won the last go-round. Cindi, that copy of “All the Seasons of the Year” is heading your way!

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3 Responses to “Book Giveaway: “Thumb Love””

  1. Ellie Says:

    The most important thing in overcoming a bad habit, in my view, is to decide for yourself that you want to stop. And that’s just as much true for kids as it is for adults. That being said, it helps to have some positive reinforcement! Sounds like a cute story.

  2. Marci Says:

    I sucked my thumb until I was 7. My parents tried everything including putting tabasco sauce on my thumb which I liked….LOL! Hubby sucked his thumb until he was 6. I have had 4 daughters and only my youngest sucks her thumb. My 4yo daughter sucks her thumb only with her DeeDee (blanket). She is only allowed to have her blanket when she is going to sleep. Since she only sucks her thumb during the night then I am not too worried about it yet. However, in the next year I will start trying to come up with ideas of how to break her of the habit. I’m pretty sure it won’t be easy.

  3. Cindi Says:

    My book just arrived today! It is delightful.
    Neither of my sons sucked their thumbs and didn’t
    want a pacifier. My niece sucked hers way too
    long and even got chapped from it…
    Whenever I was around her, I would give her positive
    comments whenever she could keep her thumb sucking
    to a minimum.
    Many thanks, Cindi

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