$20 Amazon Gift Card and Kids’ Book {Giveaway}

Tired of Being Different Mama Luvs Books

“Tired of Being Different” by, Dicy McCullough, winner of the Kart Kids List Award for 2013, is a cute story about John Allen who is a little boy that helps take care of his family’s puppies and notices that one is just a little different. John Allen is the main character in all of Dicy’s books, so my kids always think it’s fun to see what he’s up to next. 

John Allen wonders why “Rocky” the one pup is a little different, but in the end it is that “different” pup that saves the day! John Allen gets to keep Rocky!! I love the lesson that being different is okay and in some cases even better! We have relatives in our family with special needs, and I feel like this book highlights that everyone has strengths no matter who they are or what challenges they might have!

We love that this book is easy to read for beginners, has a storyline with meaning for kids, shows real life situations, nice large size book and colorful illustrations, and fun to read!

Tired of Being Different

You can check out Dicy’s books on her site, http://dicymcculloughbooks.com/. Her books include, Tired of My Bath, Tired of School, Tired of Being Different, and Tired if Being a Bully. Each one teaches a different lesson that kids can relate to. You can also check out Dicy on Facebook, Twitter, and her Blog.

Tired of Being Different by Dicy McCullough

Giveaway: You can win a signed copy of the book, Tired of Being Different, as well as a $20 Amazon Gift Card. Who knows, you might want to use it to buy her other books too, which you can find on Amazon, some sold in Kindle format on there as well. To enter the contest, just fill out the easy Rafflecopter below. There are no mandatory entries. The more you fill out the more chances to win. You must be 18 and older and US only. Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book for doing this review; however, all opinions are mine and mine alone.

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  1. For my son to get him ready for kindergarten

  2. I would also like to read tired of my bath…..both of my kids are reluctant to take baths

  3. Kristin says:

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  6. terisue1 says:

    i can comment

  7. I would give this to my Son! :) They just love books and reading and I love to encourage that in any way. And I love the message of these books! :)

  8. Great post!

  9. Commenting who I’d like to give the book to.

  10. Olivia Rubin says:

    I would give this to my sister, who is a Special Education teacher

  11. Olivia Rubin says:

    I also like Tired Of Being A Bully

  12. Yup – and seems like a cute series.

  13. Thanks, Kristin, for sharing my books and for the giveaway. I so love writing for children and just sent my fifth book, Tired of Being Little, to the publisher. It includes the story of Zaccheus. I hope to have it out by late summer.
    Thanks again,

  14. betty wojnar says:

    I would give this to my neice

  15. Alison Y says:

    I would give it to my niece and nephew! My niece, who is just beginning to read, certainly dances to the beat of her drummer and I know she would enjoy reading a book about differences being okay if not better!

  16. cindy mckean says:

    I would give it to my grandson because it’s always good to teach kids that being different isn’t a bad thing

  17. cindy mckean says:

    Tired of Being A Bully

  18. I would keep this for myself so I could use it with my students.

  19. Mary Fagans says:

    Probably my grandson, so he knows it’s ok to be different.

  20. Mary Fagans says:

    Tired of School looks cute.

  21. Ruby Yoshi says:

    I would give the book to my daughter

  22. I would give the book to my kids to encourage them to learn to read.

  23. Tired of School sounds cute.

  24. i would give this book to my 8 year old son. he’s always being teased because he’s different. it’s my mission in life to let him know that he wasn’t put on this earth just to fit into the mold everyone else thinks he should fit into. :-)

  25. Tired of Being a Bully might also be a good book for my son. He won’t leave the cat alone… ever… and nothing I say helps him understand why we should respect her.

  26. My youngest son – he’s about to start kindergarten and I think this would be a great read for him!

  27. June M. says:

    I would give it to my cousin & his wife for their little boys because it is important for all children to learn that it is ok to be diffrent and that we still need to respect everyone :)

  28. I’d give it to my oldest son. He loves reading!

  29. Lisa Brown says:

    tired of my bath looks cute

  30. Amanda Politano says:

    Would live a copy if this book for my kindergarten classroom!!!

  31. Amanda Politano says:

    Tired of being a bully – I guess I should check my spelling – my orginal post should say- I would love a copy for my kindergarten classroom :)

  32. I’d love a copy for a friend who just adopted a little boy!

  33. Paula Gillespie says:

    I would give the book to my daughter who loves books

  34. For my daughter to get her ready to go to school in Sept.

  35. Maria Singer Nestor says:

    I’d love to have this as a “Grammy’s house” book for my 5 grandchildren!

  36. I would love to share this with my son. He would appreciate it! Thank you for the opportunity

  37. Janet Jackson says:

    My nephew Aden would love this book. He’s a mess! lol

  38. chantal ronchetto says:

    tired of my bath

  39. Janet Jackson says:

    My step children would enjoy tired of my bath! lol

  40. Ellen Bishop says:

    Love a copy for my granddaughter. and could use the GC for Grandson who is less than 2 weeks old.

  41. chantal ronchetto says:

    i would give the book to my child’s school. they have a special needs class and think they could really use this.

  42. melissa leyh says:

    I would love this for my children, b/c they love to read….:)

  43. Arrickah says:

    I would give it to my 3 daughters that LOVE to read!

  44. melissa leyh says:

    i would love to get tired of being a bully…cause my kids see bullies all around…:)

  45. Ashley Gill says:

    my 2 children would love this!

  46. For my son who has ADHD so he knows it’s okay to be different.

  47. Melanie Hoehn says:

    I would love to read tired of school and tired if being different.

  48. Gretchen Crowe says:

    I’d share this book with all the kids I babysit. :-)

  49. i’d like to rad tired of my bath!

  50. Ashley Purviance says:

    I would buy this for my 3 children and my niece and nephew.

  51. My son would like Tired of School!

  52. I’d give the book to my son to encourage reading and bath time! Tired of my bath!

  53. To my little girl because she can’t get enough of a good book.

  54. I would also love to have Tired of School, for Hayley as she stats school this year.

  55. jamie hernandez says:

    My daughter would love this….she is a beginner reader and loves to read to her younger brother :)

  56. robin henry says:

    I would share them with my great nieces and nephews that are starting school this fall that really love reading and learning

  57. My kids would love these books. I would also like to get Tired of Being a Bully. Thanks for the chance.

  58. I would love this for my son, he sometimes just doesn’t fit in and it is tough.

  59. I think my little girl would like Tired of the Bath. These look like very cute books, and I am always looking for more ebooks to go on the Nook. Thanks for this opportunity!!

  60. Jessie C. says:

    DDs love reading, this would be a great book for them.

  61. Jessie C. says:

    I would like Tired Of My Bath

  62. Stacey Carter says:

    Tired of being different

  63. Stacey Carter says:

    It would be for my 6 year old son. He has a developmental delay and this would be perfect for him

  64. Christina says:

    I’d give this to my daughter who has epilepsy

  65. Christina says:

    I’d also like to read Tired of School

  66. debbie campbell says:

    My niece has 4 kids, and 1 has ADHD, so I’m sure the book would be appreciated.

  67. It sounds cute – I might keep it for myself! :)

  68. Tired of School

  69. lisa lo says:

    Tired of School would be another book my niece would enjoy.

  70. lisa lo says:

    My niece is who I’d give this book to.

  71. I’d like this for our family library because there’s no such thing as too many great books!

  72. I see that she also wrote Tired of My Bath.

  73. Heather Garcia says:

    What a fun set of books. I would like the Tired Of School book for my almost 1st grader. Some days she is not very excited about going to school.

  74. Heather Garcia says:

    Both of my girls 3 and 5 would love these books.

  75. Barbara Bryant says:

    I just love your stuff.The kids are out for summer this will be a new jounery for them to read.My grandson has ADHD this would help him to understand somethings he has a hard time with it he is a good child.

  76. EJ. (Jane) says:

    I would love to get some bilingual books, my LO wants to learn Spanish & Korean

  77. Suzie Hurst says:

    I would give it to my oldest son, so he could read it & share with his brothers!

  78. I would love to give it to my grandson

  79. Melinda Dartmann says:

    I would love to give this to my little 1st grade granddaughter. She goes to a mostly white school and she is half hispanic. She knows that their are differences and the other kids let her know also. I think it would be good for her to read this.

  80. I would give it to my children and then on to my younger nieces.

  81. Melinda Dartmann says:

    I would get “Tired of School” for my grandson. He’s always saying he’s tired of school.

  82. I would like to give this to my 10 year old.

  83. Jennifer Mae Hiles says:

    I would like to read it to my daughter.

  84. Jennifer Mae Hiles says:

    I would like to read Tired of my Bath.

  85. Michele Behlen says:

    I would give it to my grandson. He would like the story and it teaches a lesson.

  86. I would give this to my daughter. She loves to read books!

  87. I would give this to my friend’s grandson because he is almost at the age that he will start reading.

  88. Anita Lynn says:

    My 6 kiddos would LOVE this!!

    Tired of being bully would be a good book since I DON’T tolerate bullying!

  89. Renee Wright says:

    I would give it to my boys cause they are always getting picked on on the bus.

  90. jessica hager says:

    I would give it to my daughter she would probably like it.

  91. I have 2 great granddaughters 5 and 6 who would probably love it and relate, as most little girls and boys they think they are different from everyone else and go their own way.

  92. Tracy Martinez says:

    My Son who has Autism….

  93. I would love it for my nephew. He loves books.

  94. Tired of the Basth

  95. oops that should be Bath

  96. Love reading the comments and so happy to have written books with a positive message for children.
    Thanks, Kristin, for the giveaway.

  97. Angela C says:

    I would give it to my friend Raquel for her 2 little ones.

  98. I would like to to read TIRED OF SCHOOL also, cause what child (or even college student) hasn’t felt that way before, lol.

  99. tls simms says:

    I would like to read this story to my 2 year old son..thanks simmsmba@gmail.com

  100. Kasee Johnson says:

    My 2 youngest boys love books! My 5 year old truly enjoys reading, but my 8 year old has dyslexia and has struggled for several years now. We’ve finally made huge progress! They would both love this!

  101. Kasee Johnson says:

    Tired of Being A Bully sounds like it has a lesson every kid should learn early. I would love to read it!

  102. Silvia F says:

    My friends daughter

  103. I would give it to my friends who have a young daughter

  104. Leslie Galloway says:

    “Tired of School” would be great for my son. He gets in that mood sometimes.

  105. Mary Withrow says:

    This looks adorable and I think every child feels different at one time or another, I would read it to my little abagail!

  106. Mary Withrow says:

    They all are really cute but “Tired of my Bath” would be my next choice!

  107. I’d gift it to my niece who is an avid reader.

  108. Silvia F says:

    tiredof being different

  109. Ashley Tucker says:

    My niece, she loves to read

  110. June Lisle says:

    I would give it to my best friend to read to her kids.

  111. I would love to give it to my preschooler.

  112. Lorie Myers says:

    I would give this to my daughter!!

  113. Amy bavier bartley says:

    To my boys, they love to read. And need to learn about different situations and how to deal with things.

  114. Barbara T Dunaway says:

    i would give to my niece she love to read

  115. jennifer wexler says:

    i would give it to my nephews so they can learn about the feelings of others

  116. jennifer wexler says:

    i would like to read Tired of being a bully

  117. Barbara T Dunaway says:

    tired of my bath

  118. I’d give this to my friend’s daughter because I don’t know any other kids.

  119. Tired of School sounds appropriate.

  120. Dawn Sterner says:

    I would give it to my daughter because she loves books!

  121. Nicole Herman says:

    For my two boys. They both always feel different because they don’t go along with a lot of the stuff other kids do.

  122. Sherry Fowler says:

    I would love to give it to my new grandbaby

  123. Dawn Sterner says:

    I’d like to read Tired of School with my daughter!

  124. Sherry Fowler says:

    I love all of Dicy’s books; I would like to get the tired of school book for my son lol

  125. Nicole Herman says:

    Tired of being a bully looks great too

  126. I would give it to my daughter because she loves to read!

  127. Marin Mandrick says:

    I wold give it to my youngest daughter because she loves to read

  128. Marin Mandrick says:

    I would like to read tired of school

  129. My grandson would love this as he is just learning to read!

  130. I think another book of Dicy’s that I would like to read is Tired of School–perfect for my 14 year old son! :)

  131. Kim Reid says:

    I would also like to read Tired of School, thanks!

  132. I would love to keep it here so when the grandson come over.. which is every day.. I can read it to them.

  133. amy deeter says:

    to my daughters.they love to read

  134. Bonnie Lacroix says:

    I would give it to my daughter because she is just starting to get into reading books (she can’t read them herself but she pretends she does) and I am always trying to add to her collection.

  135. Alicia Schaeffer says:

    Hoping to win for my daughter. She has behavioral issues/disorder. Reading is a calming escape for her.

  136. rhonda hagy miller says:

    To my grand daughter..she has found the love of reading! I am so proud of and for her!! What better thing in this world than to lose ones self in a book!

  137. rhonda hagy miller says:

    I think I would like the Tired of School book.

  138. Marlete L. says:

    I’d love to give this to my daughter to help her get ready to start school :)

  139. misty farmer says:

    I would give the book to my daughter! She loves to read and would love that book!

  140. misty farmer says:

    Tired of a bath would fit my daughter perfect!

  141. My daughter is a book HOUND… so glad she loves to read so much. She’s going into Kindergarten next month.

  142. My niece, she would love this

  143. Etefanie says:

    I would give this to my daughter

  144. Alison Y says:

    My niece and nephew, because the book looks perfect for a march-to-your-own-drummer child, which these two are!

  145. Elizabeth Coburn says:

    Give it to my church since they have many kids come every time to church

  146. I would love to read ‘Tired of Being a Bully’!

  147. wanda swafford says:

    My 8 year old daughter cause she worries a bout fitting in all the time

  148. Alisha Hess says:

    Would love this!

  149. I would give this book to my daughter – she’s high functioning autistic as well as dyslexic, and I know she would love it!

  150. Jessica Ozanne says:

    I would love to give it to my oldest daughter she loves reading and her birthday just passed a few days ago so she would love more books

  151. My Daughter- who is on the Autism spectrum!

  152. Eileen Butler says:

    My daughter, who is adopted. She has said many times that she just wants to be like everyone else.

  153. I’d give to my son because i have always tried to tech him he doesn’t have to be or do anything just like anyone else.

  154. Jessica Mcgregor says:

    I would give this book to my son. He loves for me to read to him and when he is older it will help him to understand it’s OK that he is different :)

  155. Tired of School is the other book i would love to read.

  156. Kayla Coleman says:

    Would give this to my almost 5 year old. He turns 5 July 16 which makes me so sad lol.

  157. Becky DeFrank says:

    My three year old adores books. She’s always wanting a new book to read and she gets upset when we have to take her favorites back to the library. I’d love to win this for her. Thanks for the chance.

  158. Jessica Ozanne says:

    would also love tried of being a bully

  159. Jessica Mcgregor says:

    I also like tired of my bath

  160. I would give this to my grandson

  161. Denisr Lybrand says:

    I would love to read all the books to my little ones.

  162. Eva Biggs says:

    it would be for my son.

  163. Michelle H says:

    My son. He loves to read, but hates his bath. Would also love to read Tired of Being Different

  164. Thanks, everyone for the lovely comments about my books. Thanks, Kristin for the giveaway.

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