BLEAGH, a book about values {Book Review & Giveaway}

Values are caught, not taught.

As parents, we all wish that our kids will have a good head for numbers, fluency for languages and intelligence to do well academically. But more importantly, they should have values instilled in them that will see them through life as a responsible individual when they grow up.

In Bleagh, local author, Leana Lyn Doray, uses a loveable blue furry monster by the same name (pronounced BLEH) to teach children values like empathy, tolerance, creativity, cooperation, appreciation and integrity when he starts his first day at school.  

Children all love a good book and Sophie was delighted to read about how the children welcomed Bleagh as they learn, play and work together as a team despite coming from different backgrounds. With some prompting in between, she quickly grasped how one should show empathy and acceptance even though we may be different. The scenarios are easily relatable as she attends the child care and is not unfamiliar to concepts where she has to work with her friends to finish a tasks.

I would recommend this delightful read for young readers aged 3-5, filled with cute illustrations where parents can introduce these vital  values to young kids.


 BLEAGH! will be officially launched on 11 May 2013 at local bookstores at S$12. A special Meet-the-Author session will be held on 25 May 2013 (Sat) at 3pm, at the National Library (The Plaza), Victoria Street.

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For your chance to win a copy of Bleagh, simply take part in my Giveaway by completing the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

This giveaway will run from 23 April to 30 April, at 11:59pm Singapore Time.

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*A Juggling Mom received a copy of Bleagh in order to write this review. However I am not financially compensated for this post and all opinions expressed here are based on my own experience.

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Comments: 21

  1. Amie April 23, 2013 at 8:44 am Reply

    Appreciation is one of the value I felt that is very important to instill in the children’s mindset. They need to know how to appreciate what they have in their life & not complaint all the times.

  2. Angie S. April 23, 2013 at 9:04 am Reply

    Would love to read this book! The one value we wish to instill in my daughter is gratefulness…to be grateful for all the blessings God has given in her life and count her blessings big and small…

  3. Siewlan April 23, 2013 at 9:47 am Reply

    Resilience is the value I like both my girls to learn. So they are able to cope with failure & overcome it with positive attitude.

  4. Chuyan Kwek April 23, 2013 at 9:48 am Reply

    My boy would sometime make rude remarks on other races (eg. in the lift or in public places) hence teaching him acceptance would be my top priority for now. I find it difficult to make him understand that we’re all created in God’s image and hence equally valuable. A good book might just teach him that 🙂

  5. Winnie April 23, 2013 at 10:36 am Reply

    The one value that I place above all that I want to instill in my child is integrity.

  6. qiu xian April 23, 2013 at 11:42 am Reply

    Couldn’t agree more with your statement! And we as parents are the best teachers in this aspect of teaching our kids values.

    • qiu xian April 23, 2013 at 11:45 am Reply

      Oh forgot to mention the one value that I would teach my kids are thankfulness. Being thankful opens you up to so much more positivity and love.

  7. Isaiah April 23, 2013 at 1:34 pm Reply

    The value of contentment. I want my girls to grow up understanding that having more may not be the most important, but having less can be a blessing too.

  8. Alicia - Beanie N Us April 23, 2013 at 1:42 pm Reply

    Would love this book because Dumpling is a bookworm and to me, values are the most important thing we as parents can and should pass on to our kids 🙂

  9. Carol Lim April 23, 2013 at 4:49 pm Reply

    I hope to win this book and read to my boys so that they may learn the important values espoused in this story.

  10. Sharon Toh April 23, 2013 at 10:14 pm Reply

    I would like my boys to learn to respect.

  11. Esther Ng April 24, 2013 at 1:08 am Reply

    Well said! As a parent, I will want to raise my kids to value honesty. Hope we stand a chance to ‘bleh’ and learn together 🙂

  12. Mabel April 24, 2013 at 8:28 am Reply

    i was just telling sean about needing to expose blake to books and videos about such values! and what you say is true… values are caught, not taught. the boy picks things up very quickly from these two medium – never what we try to teach him!

  13. Edlyn April 24, 2013 at 11:49 am Reply

    There are so many values I would like to instill in them! Perhaps I’d like them to be compassionate – because being compassionate also means being honest, thoughtful, grateful, loving, etc.?

    (Aiyo I sound like a typical kiasu Singaporean – everything also want ;))

  14. chai ooy yoan April 24, 2013 at 1:00 pm Reply

    Me wanna win please

  15. Sharmaine April 24, 2013 at 1:18 pm Reply

    Integrity – I would like my children to put their time, effort & intelligence in making the world a better place to live in.

  16. Jamie April 24, 2013 at 4:38 pm Reply

    Bleagh is also available at the Kino bookstores already

  17. Regina April 24, 2013 at 5:09 pm Reply

    I would love one! 🙂

  18. Caryn Tan April 27, 2013 at 12:21 am Reply

    All the values are so so important but the value I hope to impart more is on humility. That they will be humble n not be too proud of what they hv and achieved in the future. Hope to win this book, thanks for organising the giveaway!

  19. Rina Lim April 29, 2013 at 1:01 am Reply

    Among all the good values I hope to instill in my son, I think I would rank responsibility high on the list. That he would be responsible not only for himself but to all who love him.

  20. Irene Soh April 29, 2013 at 10:43 am Reply

    I would love to win this wonderful book. Thank you for hosting this giveaway!!

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