We started homeschool August 1st, and since then, we have had to make a few changes in our day, especially since Little J started preschool two mornings a week.

The primary “challenge” we faced was the 1 1/2 hours of total drive time {there and back twice} cutting into our homeschool morning. I didn’t really want that to be “wasted” time, so we’ve been coming up with “school” activities to do in the car.

The most successful, and enjoyable, activity so far has been “Reading on the Road!”

Each Tuesday and Thursday, Big J picks out one or two books to take in the car and reads them aloud to me as we drive. Simple, but such a great use of our time!

This week, he picked a fabulous new book we just received from Tommy Nelson…

Oh, how I adore precious Hermie. It all started with Little J’s second birthday party – a bug birthday party with a Hermie theme! And I’ve loved the messages Hermie has been bringing into the boys’ lives since!

I was so thrilled Tommy Nelson was introducing Hermie, a Common Caterpillar, a level 2 reader featuring Hermie – perfect for Big J and his big appetite for reading! Even better, it is a book he can read to his brother that they will both understand and enjoy!

To add to that fun, Tommy Nelson has also released a new line of “Little Hermie” board books for 0-4 year olds that are just right for our three-year-old Little J!

Such adorable and heartwarming stories! Check out this message from Hermie creator, Max Lucado, about the Hermie Extravaganza happening right now…

{Have I mentioned how much I LOVE Max Lucado’s children’s books?!}

And I feel blessed to be able to share this Hermie Extravaganza with YOU!

First, you can take a look at each book through the following flip books…

Hermie, A Common Caterpillar

Thank You God for Blessing Me

Thank You God for Loving Me

And then, leave a comment right here on this post sharing the ages of your kiddos & why they would enjoy one {or all} of these new Hermie books and YOU could win all three!

That’s all you have to do!

If you would LIKE to earn extra entries {not required}, share this Hermie Extravaganza giveaway on Facebook, Twitter and/or your blog and leave a comment for each!

This giveaway will be open until Wednesday, September 14th at 9:oo p.m. CST. One winner will be chosen at random and notified by email!


I am a Tommy Mommy and received a copy of each book to review from Tommy Nelson. I did not receive any other form of compensation for this post and all opinions are 100% my own!

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