"Books to the ceiling,
Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them! How I need them!
I'll have a long beard by the time I read them."
- Arnold Lobel

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19 July 2010

"Got Books?" Event AND a Special Giveaway!!

http://gotbooksevent.blogspot.com 
 
 
Got Books?, the long-anticipated book blogger event, is only a few days away!!!!
 
What is this event all about, anyway??
 

As the official "Got Books?" website explains:  "[It] is to celebrate book bloggers round the world by shining a light on their efforts, spreading the word about their sites for future follows on ... reading rounds, and have a little contest fun along the way!"

To celebrate the excitement, I would like to have a little "pre-giveaway" here this week at A Novel Idea!
To spotlight my latest literacy tips involving very, very early readers, I would like to give away my absolute favorite Eric Carle book, The Tiny Seed

The Tiny Seed (Classic Board Books)

I have one board book copy, published by Scholastic, to give away to one lucky reader for their little "seed" who is learning to read!!

To enter this giveaway, please follow the guidelines below!!! Best of luck to all!!!
  1. You MUST be a follower of A Novel Idea AND you must leave a comment about anything bookish on this post with your e-mail address.
  2. For an additional entry, please leave an additional comment (with your e-mail address) telling me what your favorite Eric Carle book is and why.
  3. This giveaway will run through Friday, July 23, 2010 at 11:59 pm, CST.

Clue #1 for Mystery Friend Friday :: Mouse ::

22 comments:

The1stdaughter said...

What a fantastic giveaway! And thank you so much for mentioning Got Books?! It's going to be so much fun, make sure you check out all the fun giveaways. :o)

As for me and Eric Carle...hmmm...this is actually a tough question. If I was going to choose it would have to be Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See? And this decision is driven primarily because of my son's love of this book in particular. He reads it over and over. It's great!

Thank you again!
the1stdaughter at gmail dot com

Wendy Sice said...

I am a follower of your blog, and I'm going to go check out the Got Books Event! sices@bigpond.com

Wendy Sice said...

I LOVE Eric Carle books, but I have to say The Very Hungry Caterpillar has always been my favourite, because it is so good to read to Kindy children! sices@bigpond.com

Erin Wallace said...

Thank you for following my blog - am returning the favor!

xo Erin

Christinabean said...

Great giveaway! I'm a follower of your blog. Originally only through Bloglines but now via Google friends.

My daughter and I love the Karen Katz series. She asks for it every night as the 'baby' books. Toes, Ears and Nose is our fav.

Thanks again!
clderwee at gmail dot com

Christinabean said...

I also love Eric Carle books. I think my favorite has to be The Very Hungry Caterpillar. With all of the bright pictures and colors plus kids seem to really identify with the different foods, counting and days of the week. What fun!

clderwee at gmail dot com

Brimful Curiosities said...

I have two little seeds that are learning to read and would love to own this book. (email in blogger profile)

Brimful Curiosities said...

My daughter likes his book Pancakes, Pancakes!. The process of gathering ingredients to make a pancake intrigues her. I like that it teaches kids to appreciate where food comes from. (email in blogger profile)

Happy Birthday Author said...

We love Eric Carle. My family celebrated his birthday on June 25. My daughter ranked her top 11 Eric Carle Books. Tiny Seed was #3, #1 was Today is Monday.

http://www.happybirthdayauthor.com/2010/06/happy-birthday-eric-carle-june-25.html

Crystal said...

This is a great giveaway and my little one would love this - he is just starting to learn to read and this is perfect.

crystalfulcher(at)ec.rr.com

Crystal said...

I'm going with The Very Hungry Caterpillar - it is just a classic and my boys love it still.

crystalfulcher(at)ec.rr.com

Hilary St. Laurent said...

What a fantastic giveaway! I'm a follower of your blog! :D


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Hilary St. Laurent said...

I love Eric Carle books, like the Very Hungry Catepillar and Brown Bear, Brown Bear books. I read them over and over and over again as a kid!!

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Julie said...

Thank you for the giveaway. We are a family who absolutely loves to read...someone is always "walking" around the house with a book in hand ;)
aunteegem@yahoo.com

follow your blog as jelaws5

Island Girl said...

I follow your blog. I love Eric Carle, my daughter's first book was Brown Bear Brown Bear and it is still her favorite! Now she has memorized it, and pretends to read it to us. ;)

Island Girl said...

My daughter's fave is Brown Bear Brown Bear and all the ones similar...like Panda Bear, etc. Those are awesome! I LOVE the hungry caterpillar. It is such a great story and great illustrations.

Vidisha said...

Great Giveaway!! i am follower....

vidishamun@gmail.com

Jennifer Mathis said...

I 'm a new follower and this is a great contest Thanks
meandi09@yahoo.com

Jennifer Mathis said...

The hungry caterpiller for me I loved that book as a child

meandi09@yahoo.com

Kim said...

I'd love this book! Who doesn't love Eric Carle??! Him and Margaret Wise Brown are the BEST.

Kim said...

And I love his Very Hungry Caterpillar book - of course. The little holes in the page are great for little ones - they have to stick their fingers in them!

Judy said...

Sorry I missed this before now! I am following so I don't miss future posts! We share a love of children's books!

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