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A Gift for Sophie #31DaysOfGifts #Giveaway

The book A Gift for Sophie is a poetic story by Gilles Vigneault about friendship and old age.  The story takes place in a seaside setting and depicts a sense of continuity, the importance of remembering and the happiness a gift can bring.  A music CD of 9 songs accompanies the narration of this touching story about two friends, Sophie and Emilio, and the Old Man Tom who teaches them how to see the world through their hearts.

A Gift For Sophie

Author Gilles Vigneault is hailed as one of Canada’s most important music figures of the 20th century, especially as a champion Québécois folksinger. His work often evokes his great love of nature and the passion he has for his hometown.  He has received numerous distinctions including the “Grand prix du disque de l’Académie Charles-Cros” in France and the “Médaille Vermeil” offered by the City of Paris.

Illustrator Stéphane Jorisch is a four-time winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Ruth-Schwartz Children’s Book Award and the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award. He has also created set designs for Le Cirque du Soleil.


Two (2) Mommy Moment readers will WIN the children’s book A Gift for Sophie.

To enter, leave a blog post comment telling us what you feel is the most important attribute in a friend.

(All #31DaysOfGifts giveaways will run exactly 3 weeks.  Winners will have 72 hours to claim their prizes)

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The #31DaysOfGifts is an event run in conjunction with our yearly Christmas Gift Guide.  These posts are features of products and do not depict our regular writing style.  Items received for Gift Guide features are donated to local charity.


  1. Loyalty

  2. honesty

  3. loyalty and humour

  4. Non judgemental

  5. Carole Dube says:


  6. Honesty and humour are important.

  7. Jennifer P. says:

    Unconditional love/friendship.

  8. Trust and loyalty

  9. I feel is the most important attribute in a friend is loyalty.

  10. Darlene Jones-Nelson says:

    She listens and does not take sides.

  11. Sacha Schroeder says:

    I think forgiveness. We all make mistakes and need someone that loves us unconditionally.

  12. Judy Williams says:

    a Loyal honest friend is the best attribute

  13. Catharine Lou @catamo says:


  14. To be there when you need them.

  15. Maegan Morin says:

    Honesty. I need to have that friend who will give it to me straight no matter what.

  16. Cynthia Berthiaume says:

    Being a good listener is the most important attribute!

  17. loyalty

  18. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I think loyalty and honesty and two of the most important attributes for a good friend.

  19. Loyalty

  20. Honesty, and the capacity to always love no matter what the circumstances

  21. honesty

  22. Caroline M. says:

    a positive outlook no matter what

  23. natasha severson says:

    honest and listens

  24. trust

  25. It would be honesty and loyalty.

  26. Loyalty

  27. That they love no matter what-I hope I have that attribute in myself.

  28. honesty/freindship/loalty

  29. honesty for sure

  30. Loyalty

  31. Honesty

  32. Trust for sure.

  33. angie andrews says:


  34. love

  35. Miriam Wilton says:

    A friend is someone I know I can count on no matter what to treat my kids as there own and become part of my family

  36. rod jackson says:

    I think honesty is the most important.

  37. Trustworthy and honest.

  38. To not betray your confidence in them

  39. honesty

  40. kristen visser says:


  41. Shared sensibilities, and a sense of humour.

  42. honesty

  43. Angela Mitchell says:

    Honesty and loyalty.

  44. Emily Linton says:

    Honesty and loyalty

  45. Honesty and a good sense of humour!

  46. Wanda Bergman says:

    Honesty is definitely the most important!!!

  47. Kindness and understanding is so important.

  48. Trust!

  49. Trustworthy

  50. Danielle Martin says:

    Loyalty is the most important attribute in a friend but Honesty is a very close second.

  51. Jennifer L. says:


  52. Intelligence.

  53. Elva Roberts says:

    I think Loyalty is the most important attribute of a friend.

  54. Love & loyalty.

  55. loyality

  56. For me it is honesty.

  57. Sunshine G says:

    Consistency and loyalty – I have no time for fair weather friends!

  58. Lorir pitt says:


  59. I think being genuine is important – I don’t need my friends glossing over the truth!

  60. Vicki Davidson says:


  61. Juliee Fitze says:

    I think honesty and faithfulness is the most important.

  62. Loyalty and openness

  63. The best gift a friend can share is Grace!

  64. Wendy hutton says:

    loyalty and not judgemental

  65. Loyalty

  66. Sarha Monaghan says:


  67. Shannon Gnocato says:

    Being there for me no matter what – she takes me as I am – all my faults and everything!

  68. honestly

  69. Humor

  70. Melanie B says:

    Loyalty and Humor

  71. kathy downey says:


  72. Debbie Kennedy says:

    being non-judgemental and reliable

  73. Honesty

  74. Karen Thaeter says:

    a friend thay you can count on at all times

  75. trust and being a good listener

  76. I think honesty is the best!

  77. honesty, loyalty. thanks

  78. katy emanuel says:


  79. michelle b says:

    patience and forgiveness are important characters in a friend to me

  80. I think being trustworthy is the most important.

  81. A Cranston says:


  82. Emily Chui says:

    Loyalty, trust and honesty!
    Someone who may not always agree with me but who will give their honest opinion while still supporting and believing in me!

  83. honesty

  84. A sense of humour!

  85. |Being trustworthy and having shared interests.

  86. Understanding and kindness are important.

  87. Christy Martin says:

    Compasion and a good sense of humor.

  88. Loyalty

  89. Christina Strapp says:

    I think the most important is honesty and loyalty.

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