My Purple Toes Children’s Book Review and Giveaway

My Purple Toes is a creative children’s board book written for children under eight-years-old 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. “My Purple Toes” can be purchased online for $10.99. (above text taken from website)


I read this book to my two year old, Jacob. Though I’m pretty sure he did not “get” the lesson of the story he still enjoyed listening to mommy read it. We pointed out the toes on each page and then I’d ask “where are Jacob’s toes?” and “where are mommy’s toes?” He is at the age where he loves identifying body parts so he really enjoyed doing that.

As a mom I loved the lessons that the book taught which are being accepting of everyone, enjoying life to it’s fullest, and letting children know that it’s ok to be different and unique. I think those are really important lessons to teach children at a young age.

I was also happy to see that a portion of the proceeds from each book supports a charity called Soles4Souls, which collects and distributes shoes at no cost to people in need.


One person will win this review copy of My Purple Toes

How to enter:

Leave a comment below telling me one “life lesson” that you think should be taught at a young age.

Giveaway ends on September 27, 2010 at 11:59pm Central time.

(Disclosure: This post was written for Family Review Network & My Purple Toes who provided the complimentary product in exchange for my honest review.”

22 thoughts on “My Purple Toes Children’s Book Review and Giveaway”

  1. I believe that the act of sharing should be taught at a very young age….there are eight little girls in my family, all under the age of 5, sharing is very important in our family

  2. One life lesson I think children should learn while young is that life is not fair, sometimes you do lose, and when you do to do it graciously and be happy for the winner.

  3. I think that children should be taught to know when to stand your ground and when to give up. There are times when being stubborn is good and times when compromise or backing down is needed. It is a tricky thing that even adults get wrong.

  4. I think there is no better value and life lesson than ‘being kind to others helps you in the long run’. It’s a life lesson that will follow them till the end.

  5. I think a life lesson that should be taught at a young age is honesty at all times. Dishonesty is hurting our society, and ruins a persons character!

  6. I’m going to have to say sharing. My son is a great sharer but whenever he’s playing with other kids, esp strangers they just whip the toy away from him

  7. That kids will say mean things but that in no way means that they are true. And to always treat others as you would like to be treated in return.

  8. I think children should be grateful for what they have & not always want, want, want…since others are less fortunate.

  9. I believe in teaching your children manners and how to behave at other peoples house. theres a time to be respectful and a time to let it all out and just be a kid.

  10. I think that kids should learn that they should treat others with kindness even if others are not kind (to a certain extent).

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