The Extra Smile Back Project: Book Review & Giveaway (CLOSED)

What makes children smile?

New research has found that the thing most likely to make a child smile is a bedtime story. The survey (commissioned by Wrigley's Extra) found that it's the simple things in life that really make children happy, with the top 3 results being 'pulling silly faces', 'reading stories', and 'playing hide-and-seek'.

Wrigley's Extra commissioned the survey to coincide with the launch of their Extra Smile Back Project. The project aims to protect children's smiles by donating money to children's charity Action for Children from every packet of sugar-free gum sold during the promotional period. They plan to use the money to run workshops alongside the Oral Health Foundation, aiming to protect the smiles of over 10,000 children across the UK.


As part of the campaign, they have recently released a book - The Lost Smile. Written by children's poet Joseph Coelho and illustrated by Sheena Dempsey, the book aims to remind both parents and children about the importance of smiling, and how best to protect your own smile.

The Lost Smile is a charming story about a little boy called Kyle whose parents and sister have lost their smiles. Armed with his bag of smile-searching tools, Kyle sets out to try and find his family's lost smiles. It's an incredibly sweet little story, sure to be a hit with both children and their parents alike. The story itself is written in a great form - it's clear to see the author's poetic background shining through, and Sheena Dempsey's illustrations are the perfect accompaniment.

The book is being distributed through Wrigley's Extra's partnership with The Co-Operative, with the aim of reaching children in the parts of the country which are worst hit by childhood tooth decay. For more information, visit the website, where you can also buy a copy of the book for only £3.99 - all proceeds will go to charity.

Giveaway

Thanks to the lovely people behind the campaign, I also have 5 copies to give away! The giveaway will be running consecutively across my social media channels. There's one copy to be won from Facebook and Twitter respectively, and 3 copies are up for grabs right here on the blog - just enter via the Rafflecopter widget below. Remember, the more ways you enter, the higher your chances of winning. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Terms and conditions:
1. Giveaway closes on 3rd July 2016 at 11.59pm (GMT).
2. The prize consists of five copies (one per winner) of The Lost Smile.
3. There will be three winners from my blog, one from Facebook, and one from Twitter. Entrants may enter via all three methods to increase their chances of winning.
4. This giveaway is open to residents of the UK aged 18 and over.
5. The winners will be randomly generated once the giveaway has ended.
6. The winners will be informed by email once the giveaway has ended.
7. The winners will have 72 hours to claim their prize. If the winner/s have not responded by this time, another winner will be announced.

Will you be supporting the campaign? Let me know in the comments below!

80 comments:

  1. The two little kittens we just adopted xx

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  2. My little girl every time I say good morning and I get the biggest smile ever

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  3. Paula Readings24 June, 2016 10:21

    My grandson learning to kick a ball.

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  4. My granddaughter makes me smile

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  5. My family + dog and our precious weekends together without the distractions of work and school

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  6. My cat playing in the garden x

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  7. Seeing others happy, smiling. Comedies. Etc.

    Rachel Craig

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  8. My daughter always makes me smile - well, most of the time anyway! This sounds like such a sweet story. x

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  9. My son makes me smile. Oh and shoe and handbag shopping

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    1. I can definitely relate to that haha! Good luck x

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  10. My sons when they do new things or play nicely together!!

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    1. Ah, those brief moments of peace! Good luck x

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  11. My 7 grandchildren make me smile

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  12. Everything makes me smile :)

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  13. when my children share and play nicely, I always get a rush of pride and cant stop myself from smiling

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    1. Aww that's lovely Jo, you must feel so proud x

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  14. My dogs make me smile :) Love watching them play!

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    1. That's great, good luck Victoria!

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  15. Stacy Fenemore02 July, 2016 16:01

    the sun x

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  16. My children make me smile most days

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    1. 'Most days' - I love your honesty Jill!

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  17. my little girl

    saf khan

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  18. Spending time with my two little boys makes me smile

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    1. That's great, but unfortunately I can't validate your entry without a name I'm afraid!

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    1. Oh definitely! Got to agree with you on that one x

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  20. My goddaughter. She is such a little character and makes me laugh every day.

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  21. The daily basset hound punch up that lasts for 5mins and they all sprnd the day sleeping on 1 dog bed.

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    1. That sounds very funny! Good luck x

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  22. My youngest child making eye contact with me. Such a rarity x

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  23. Picking my kids up from school :)

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  24. Michaela Campbell03 July, 2016 13:10

    Seeing my twins smiling faces first thing in the morning :-D

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    1. That's lovely Michaela, good luck!

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  25. My cats make me smile and laugh when they play.

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  26. angela edmonds03 July, 2016 17:04

    my grandsons xxx

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  27. Waking up every morning to my sweet little babies face staring down at me from her cot

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  28. Steven Beasley03 July, 2016 21:12

    My nephews and niece and dogs all make me smile

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    1. The more things that make you smile the better! Good luck Steven x

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  29. Seeing my children smile each morning when they wake up

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  30. nutella pancakes make me smile

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  31. My 2 grand-daughters make me smile

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  32. Seeing my one year old son experiencing new things and being so excited by the simple things in life x

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    1. That's so lovely Dawn. Good luck x

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