Monday, April 20, 2009

Monday's Giveaway Day!



This giveaway is now CLOSED. Thanks for playing, everyone, except the person who spammed me. And the winner is...lilbabypug! She forgot to give me a book recommendation but when I asked she came up with The Saggy Baggy Elephant, a classic Golden Book. We already have it, but it's nice to hear someone else loves the old ones as much as I do.

Other recommendations: So many people loved Where the Wild Things Are. We actually have it but haven't read it much yet. I think it's a little over her head. But we have Sendak's Nutshell Kids series, and my daughter loves One Was Johnny: A Counting Book. And I love to sing it to her, a la the Really Rosie musical from the seventies. Alligators All Around is the only alphabet I know that has "Having Headaches" for the letter "H" and I can soooo relate to that. Freight Train was another book mentioned that I've heard of but not tried, and since it's a train book, I figure I better check it out. Many of the others we already have, but there were a couple I'd never heard of, so thanks again to you all for sharing!

Today, kids, we have one of my handmade ATC's with Mr. Seahorse, my carved rubber stamps, in 3-D. I call this one "Seahorse Architecture. So what should I ask you to leave a comment about today? How about this: If you have kids, or remember being a child, what was a favorite picture book? I'm always looking for new ones for my almost 2-yr. old. And don't say "all the Dr. Suess books," because that's just cheating. So I'll tell you, one of my current faves and my daughter's is one called And the Train Goes... by William Bee. The illustrations are fabulous and have many levels, like once she gets a little older, she'll start to notice there are certain items that show up on every spread, so she can hunt those down as well as listen to the fun story and sounds. Okay, I gotta run. Leave your comments until close of day (midnite) Wednesday and thanks for playing.

12 comments:

Sorka said...

We always liked Freight Train by Donald Crews and you cannot beat Sandra Boyton for kids that age. Red Hat, Blue hat and the Doggies book are two of our favourites by her.

lilbabypug said...

I would love to win this. thanks for the giveaway. I bookmarked your blog.

techyone said...

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Suess is one of our favorites. We love the rhyming pattern, its just so appealing.

liane66 said...

I always liked where the wild things are.

Thanks for the giveaway!
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mom2anutball said...

My daughter loves Nana Star! Thanks!! hawkgirl_16 {at} hotmail {dot} com

kathy55439 said...

RED FISH BLUE FISH ONE FISH TWO FISH thank you for the contest,,,,

samf36 said...

The very Hungry Catapiller is a hit at my house.

Deedles said...

I would have to say Where The Wild Things Are.

wendy said...

where the wild things are of course:)

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mskayz said...

A favorite book in my family is "Where The Sidewalk Ends" by Shel Silverstein.

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Chris said...

Thanks for picking me!! I love horses, as you know.

Marie said...

My kids love the McDuff series which features a West Highland Terrier named McDuff -- their favorite is McDuff Goes to School :-)

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