Mom Knows Best : Oliver & Hope’s Superhero Saturday, A New Inspirational Children’s Book to Help Families in Need

Monday, February 16, 2015

Oliver & Hope’s Superhero Saturday, A New Inspirational Children’s Book to Help Families in Need






   My boys love bedtime stories and won't go to sleep without a story. I look forward to bedtime stories with my boys as this is a time not only for reading but a time for hugs and kisses. My boys are 6 and 8 years and can read chapter books but they also love picture books read by mom. These books give them a start for sweet dreams. 

   The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) unveiled its new children’s book, “Oliver & Hope’s Superhero Saturday,” this past weekend at the North American International Toy Fair in New York City.


   The 32-page book, geared toward children ages 3-8, delivers a fun story and engaging images that enable readers to imagine how they might become a hero like the characters.  The heartwarming story also teaches subtle lessons about the power of friendship, resiliency and imagination.

  This book is filled with imagination and lovable characters who put on hero capes to have fun pretending to save a pirate ship, rescue a hot air balloon and face an evil mud monster. The stars of the book  Oliver™ the bear, Hope™ the butterfly and Millie™ the barn owl join their friend Charlotte the fox on a superhero adventure, but when they discover their friend Chewie™ the English bulldog really needs their help, the friends must work together to become real heroes.



        “Oliver & Hope’s Superhero Saturday” is the highly anticipated follow-up to the first two award-winning books in the series: “Oliver & Hope’s Amusing Adventure” and “Oliver & Hope’s Adventure Under the Stars.” Each book in the series is written by Meg Cadts and beautifully hand-illustrated and painted by Samantha Fitch. Meg Cadts is the pen name for the UHCCF team of writers and contributors.

       I love that this book is part of a three book series and proceeds from the books and plush toys from the series help fund UHCCF grants that help families pay for children’s medical expenses not covered, or not fully covered, by their parents’ commercial health insurance plan. The Oliver & Hope series were created to provide joy and inspiration for children.

The  Oliver & Hope series are available through UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation for $13.95 each.

About UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation
The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides medical grants to help children gain access to health-related services not covered, or not fully covered, by their parents’ commercial health insurance plan. Families can receive up to $5,000 annually per child ($10,000 lifetime maximum per child), and do not need to have insurance through UnitedHealthcare to be eligible. UHCCF was founded in 1999. Since 2007, UHCCF has awarded more than 8,600 grants valued at over $26 million to children and their families across the United States. UHCCF’s funding is provided by contributions from individuals, corporations and UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) employees. To apply for a grant, donate or learn more, please visit www.UHCCF.org.

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6 comments:

  1. Love it!! I love being able to share these stories with children, in a way that they can understand. Beautiful artwork, too! :)

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  2. This looks like a cute story. I need to read to my son more often. ;)

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  3. looks like a cute inspirational book :D

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  4. I'm always looking for new books for my son - will have to check this one out! :)

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  5. What great book covers and a great cause.

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