"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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Every Tuesday is Book Review Day, where I review and recommend a children's book.

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22 July 2010

Got Books? is Here!! Awesome Giveaway Time!!!

http://gotbooksevent.blogspot.com 
 
 
I have two brand-new, hardcover children's books to give away!!
 
Duck! Rabbit!
by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Owen & Mzee: Language Of Friendship
by Isabella Hatkoff, Craig Hatkoff, and Dr. Paula Kahumbu
 
 
Both are published by Scholastic ... and both would make great additions to your home library!! I am giving them away as one package.
 
 
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 children's picture book is and why.
  3. This giveaway will run through Saturday, July 24, 2010 at 11:59 pm, CST.

** I also have another giveaway going on now that ends tonight ... click here for details and how to enter! **

43 comments:

The Book Maven said...

So glad to find through the Got Books? Event! Duck!Rabbit! is one of my absolutely favorites! I use it with my 4th graders to teach perspective. Looking forward to following you!

The Book Maven said...

I just found a new picture book that I really loved titled Wanted: The Perfect Pet by Fiona Robertson. You can read my review here:

http://thebookmavenshaven.blogspot.com/2010/07/wanted-perfect-pet.html

Forgot to mention in my first post that I am following your blog. My email is susan.readingteacher.dee@gmail.com

Brimful Curiosities said...

Ooh, what great picture books for a giveaway. Please enter us! We already follow you and look forward to all your kids' book posts.
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Brimful Curiosities said...

Pretty hard to narrow down my favorite picture book (there are far too many good books), but I'll let you know my husband's favorite: The Big Orange Splot by Daniel Manus Pinkwater. It's a book about not being afraid about being different and following your dreams.
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Tabathia said...

I am a new follower and one of my favorite books as a child was frog and toad

tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

Autumn said...

I have three young girls so new books are always welcome in our house. A favorite book here is The Monster at the End of This Book. I remember reading it as a kid and loving it. It's fun to share it again with my kids.

I'm a new follower!

autumn. crochet (at) gmail. com

Tori said...

Duck rabbit looks like a really cute book. I love finding new books for my little!
vrtheriot@gmail.com

Tori said...

My favorite is I will love you forever I will like you for always.
It has such a sweet message shared between mother and child.
vrtheriot@gmail.com

Happy Birthday Author said...

Duck! Rabbit! is an awesome book. Very creative.

We have really been enjoying Todd Parr books at our house this summer! We celebrated his birthday on July 9. His new The Earth Book was just selected to a receive Parents' Choice Award.

http://www.happybirthdayauthor.com/2010/07/happy-birthday-todd-parr-july-9.html

Crystal said...

I'm a follower - my boys would love these books. They both love to read (one loves to be read to as he doesn't read yet).

Thanks for the giveaway.

crystalfulcher(at)ec.rr.com

Crystal said...

My favorite picture book is If You Give a Moose a Muffin (or any of the books in that series), they are so fun to read aloud and the kids (both the 9 and the 5-year-old) love them.

crystalfulcher(at)ec.rr.com

robynl said...

there are wonderful books out there for our little ones-pictures, music, etc.

I follow as primrose

yourstrulee(at)sasktel(dot)net

robynl said...

not too familiar with children's books but am getting that way by having 5 grandchildren.

my fav is still Dr. Seuss until I discover more books.

yourstrulee(at)sasktel(dot)net

lavenderlines said...

Love the cover for Duck! Rabbit! Looks sooo cute!
Thx for the giveaway.
colleenmckie(at)eastlink(dot)ca

lavenderlines said...

My fave picture book is Hands, Hands, Fingers, Thumbs. Even though I've been grown up for eons, I still remember some of the words! LOL
colleenmckie(at)eastlink(dot)ca

Betty: Reflections with Coffee said...

Follower.
Came here through Got Books.
Started reading at age 3 --- adore children's books! Now reviewing mostly YAs.

bmcbroom @ gmail DOT com

Betty: Reflections with Coffee said...

My favorite picture book is HECKEDY PEG by Audrey/Don Wood. I've used it in the classroom and stop when all the things are on the witch's table (I also have real things on my table) and asked students to match items with children. A great brain teaser!

bmcbroom AT gmail DOT com

Vidisha said...

Great giveaway!! do enter me

vidishamun@gmail.com

Jenny Bolech said...

My niece loves to "read" (I think shes getting close to actually being able to do more than turn pages) and being read to, I'd love to win these for her :) Thanks for the chance!

jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

Jenny Bolech said...

My favorite childrens picture book is the little mouse, the red ripe strawberry and the big hungry bear. My mom read that to all of us over and over and over, and now she's passed copies on to the grand kids! The pictures are gorgeous and it's a fun story.

jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

dollycas aka Lori said...

i am so happy to have found your blog, I am always looking for new books for my grandson. I am a happy new follower!!

dollycas aka Lori said...

my favorite children's book is really a tie between GOODNIGHT MOON and IF YOU GIVE A MOOSE A MUFFIN. My grandson's favorite at the moment is THE FINGER PRINCE.

Dollycas
http://dollycas.blogspot.com/

dollycas79 at gmail dot com

Mystee said...

A Wizard Sleeping on a Watermelon is my absolutely favorite children's picture book. It has bright colors and great pictures and covers the alphabet.

majik.of.mystee (at) gmail.com

Tribute Books said...

Thanks for the Got Books? giveaway:)

Nicole
info@tribute-books.com

Hilary St. Laurent said...

Definately glad to find you through the Got Books event! This is a GREAT giveaway! I am following you now. :) Also, I love that you're giving away children's books. Really fantastic.

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Hilary St. Laurent said...

My favorite children's book is You Are Special by Max Lucado, because it's a book that every child should read to know that they are special, in a society that tells you you're like everyone else it's really important to know this. :) My mother read it to us whenever we had a bad day at school. :)

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Shishito said...

I am a new GFC follower. Thanks for the picture book giveaway. These would be perfect for the foster kids at the local housing facility. They are always in need of new books for the kids. Thanks.
shishito85 at gmail dot com

kjovus said...

I am so happy to find your blog! I have two tiny children that love to read and I have a hard time finding books that they may like. I look forward to your recommendations and became a follower.
Thank you!
kjovus@gmail.com

kjovus said...

My most fave childrens book is tell me again about the night I was born. I shed a tear everytime i read it with my kids, they are adopted. <3
kjovus@gmail.com

Julia M. Reffner said...

I'm a new follower, glad to have found another children's book fan. Our current favorite read-aloud is The Paper Princess.

julesreffner(at)gmail(dot)com

Megan said...

Duck! Rabbit! Is a great book. I am planning to share it with my teachers this year to show how it can teach perspective to even the youngest in our school. I am very happy I found your blog today!!

My favorite picture book is Wolf! by Becky Bloom. It is another great book to use when teaching.

Jennifer Mathis said...

great giveaway please enter me

meandi09@yahoo.com

The1stdaughter said...

Yay! I'm so glad this event seems to be going so well for you! YAY! YAY!

I've wanted a copy of Duck Rabbit for a long time, but haven't been able to get it yet. Thank you so much for offering it up!

Favorite picture book? Currently: Robot Zot by Scieszka. My son wants to read it over and over, it's so fun!

the1studaughter at gmail dot com

PS...LOVE the new post title "font"! So cute!

linaramz said...

These look like great books! I'd love to read these to my nephews! They would love them!

I follow

linaramz at yahoo dot com

linaramz said...

My favorite book when I was a kid was anything by Dr. Suess. I loved them they were so weird, unique and lots of fun!

linaramz at yahoo dot com

useridk said...

GFC Follower of A Novel Idea - Thanks for the awesome Got Books? giveaway! :-)

useridk said...

Duck! Rabbit is such a fun, clever and humorous story - my new fave! Saw it on youtube, and would def love to own the book! :D

Chelsea S said...

These look like two wonderful books. I just finished watching a show on Animal Planet about odd animal bonds and one of the odd couples was Owen and Mzee. I thought they were just too cute. And the playful, carefree nature of Duck! Rabbit! reminds me of some of Mo Williams books and I love Mo Williams!

saulpaugh.chelsea(at)gmail(dot)com

Chelsea S said...

My favorite children's book is Big Pets by Lane Smith. I have always held a special place in my heart for animals so naturally I was drawn to the book. The fact that they were "big" makes them even better!

saulpaugh.chelsea(at)gmail(dot)com

Debs Desk said...

I am a follower. Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
Debbie D
debdesk9(at)verizon.net

Debs Desk said...

My kids favorite childrens book was Green Eggs and Ham.
Thanks
Debbie D
debdesk9(at)verizon.net

Hannah said...

I follow through GFC. My parents introduced me to reading very young, and I was reading by age 6. Books opened up whole other worlds to me, and I loved mystery books or historical fiction the best. I hope to teach my children the joy of reading also!

aigcanada7 at hotmail dot com

DelGal Reviews said...

Just stopping by to say HI and hope you're enjoying this fest! Love the Peanuts comic :)

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