Jimmy Patterson Give Please a Chance


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I have always been a big believer in manners, and I taught my children to mind their manners from the minute they started talking. Even before they could speak, I always made sure I said “please” and “thank you” each time they handed me something, did something nice, or followed through on something I requested. My mother was the same way with me, so I guess it just comes naturally. In the new book by James Patterson and Bill O’Reilly, Give Please a Chance, the word “please” is discussed and different ways of showing how it can be used are demonstrated. I absolutely LOVE this idea!

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In this inspired collaboration, bestselling authors Bill O’Reilly and James Patterson remind us all that a single word—”Please?”—is useful in a thousand different ways. From finding a lovable stray dog to needing a partner on a seesaw, from reading a bedtime story to really, really needing a cookie, Give Please a Chance depicts scenes and situations in which one small word can move mountains. With a vivid array of illustrations by seventeen different artists, this charming, helpful book is a fun and memorable way for children to learn the magic power of one simple word: please.

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I have to be honest – when someone asks me to do something, and they don’t say please, it really rubs me the wrong way. To me, it sounds like an order rather than a request. That is probably why I was, and still am, adamant about making sure this simple word is used anytime you request something from someone. It doesn’t matter who it is – “please” should always be used.

The authors of Give Please a Chance:

Bill O’Reilly currently serves as the anchor of FOX News Channel’s The O’Reilly Factor, the most watched cable news show for the past 14 years. His books for children include the Last Days biographies, The O’Reilly Factor for Kids, and Kids are Americans Too.

Bill O' Reilly and James Patterson book Give Please a Chance
James Patterson received the Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community at the 2015 National Book Awards. A tireless champion of the power of books and reading, he has created a new children’s book imprint, JIMMY Patterson, whose mission is simple: “We want every kid who finishes a JIMMY Book to say, ‘PLEASE GIVE ME ANOTHER BOOK.’”

I do have a couple of tips of my own that I would like to share with you.

Don’t let it go “just this once”. One thing with manners with kids is you have to be consistent (just like with everything else). If they fail to say, “please”, do not just do what they ask. Not only does it make them less likely to use it in the future, but it makes it seem okay for them to order you around.

Make sure they say it to others too. It’s great that they might say please for you, but maybe they don’t for other people (or vice versa). Neither is less important, so it is critical to emphasize that they should use their manners all of the time. And don’t let them slip just because you are their parent.

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I would love to hear how you get your child to say, “please”, as well as “thank you”!

I think it is really neat that not-your-typical children’s authors are creating such helpful, fun and meaningful children’s books. JIMMY Patterson books will definitely be on holiday wish lists this year!

Give Please a Chance is recommended for ages 3-6, and is in stores now!

Learn more by visiting JamesPatterson.com!

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One (1) winner will receive a Give Please a Chance prize pack, which includes:
~Copy of Give Please a Chance
~$50 Visa gift card

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*No purchase necessary. Open to residents of US only. Giveaway ends December 19, 2016 at 9:00 p.m. (PST). ONE ENTRANT PER HOUSEHOLD/IP Address! I check all entries – cheating will not be tolerated. Winner will be notified via email and needs to reply within 48 hours, or a new winner will be chosen. Please make sure you check your spam folder – I will not be responsible if you did not receive winning email notification. Winners name(s) will be displayed on the post, and will also be posted on Winners List shortly after drawing has occurred. Winners will be chosen randomly by Giveaway Tools. Screenshots of winners available by request. Prize will be shipped directly from sponsor or their PR Agency unless otherwise noted. Eighty MPH Mom is not responsible for prizes lost in transit, although every attempt will be made for prize delivery.

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Jennifer Regan is the owner/editor-in-chief of Eighty MPH Mom, a family-friendly blog. She is active in Brand Ambassadorships and campaigns, and is active in social media, helping brands promote!


  1. I am excited to get this book because James Patterson really writes great books and this is one my daughter wants to read!

  2. natasha lamoreux on

    I want to win because I think my kids would enjoy this book. I’m interested in reading James Pattersons work in children’s books as well.

  3. It’s a James Patterson book, of course. Seriously, I love books and all kids need to learn to say please and thank you in whatever way it can be taught.

  4. Barbara Montag on

    I’m excited about this book because James Patterson is an excellent auther.
    And I like what this book teaches.
    thank you

  5. I’d like this for my daughter; to help her with her manners. It’s got to be good with Bill O’Reilly involved.

  6. I’m pleased to see books like this available to showcase how important manners are. Perfect for several small ones on my list.

  7. F Paulette Dorland on

    My daughter would love this for her kids. They are trying to work on manners at their house and I think this would be great.

  8. What James Patterson has done for literacy worldwide in the past few years is unprecedented. I’ve come to admire him so much. Thanks for the chance to win this book.

  9. I think manners are so important and its something the parent needs to teach their child. Not only is it polite but it also so respect. My 4 yr old would love to read this cute book

  10. I am excited to win this book because I think manners is very important and something a lot of kids aren’t taught, plus the $50 is nice!

  11. Melissa Storms on

    I think this would have to be a well written book considering the authors and I think the subect is very important.

  12. I am excited because I think books are a great teaching tool for kids, and this one sounds fabulous! Manners are so important

  13. I would love to read this book with one of my nephews: his Dad is more interested in being his buddy instead of setting limits and I think it’s time the rest of the family gets together to start setting a better example.

  14. This would be a great book for my niece, Zoe. It’d help her understand manners and how to use them. Thanks.

  15. Stephanie Larison on

    I’d love to win this for my 3 daughters, you can never learn too much about manners. I think it’s important for them to be as kind as can be.

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