Friday, February 27, 2009

Picture Book Giveaway, Extravaganza Part 1

To kick off my recently thought up Picture Book Extravaganza, I figured a giveaway was in order! One lucky winner will receive a copy of each of these books, to be reviewed in moments, just follow a few simple instructions.

Leave a comment on this post, telling me you want to enter, and you get one entry. Post about it on your blog and give me the link, you get another 5 entries, recommend to me one book you are looking forward to being published this year, get another 2 entries. That's a total of 8 entries you can get for this giveaway! You have until Monday night to enter (11:59pm Mountain time).

Now onto the lovely books!

Llama Llama Misses Mama, written and illustrated by the wonderful Anna Dewdney , is the latest installment in the widely popular Llama books. In this one, little Llama heads off for the first day of preschool! As the day goes on, filled with new and different experiences, Llama becomes more and more apprehensive until he just misses his mama too much and doesn't want to participate in any of the activities.

After a little cry and a pep talk from Teacher and friends, Llama learns that school can be fun, new friends are great, and Mama will always come back!

Always adorable and written in fun rhymes, Llama Llama Misses Mama is a fantastic read aloud and a great choice for kids getting ready to head off to school this fall.

Llama Llama Misses Mama
Anna Dewdney
40 pages
Picture Book
Viking Juvenile
9780670061983
March 2009


Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy, written and illustrated by David Soman and Jacky Davis is the companion to the New York Times Bestseller, Ladybug Girl. The adorable star of that book is back and she has a friend!

When Lulu, A.K.A. Ladybug Girl, heads out for an afternoon at her favorite playground (with Mom and trusty dog Bingo in tow), readers know they're in for an adventure. She meets a boy there and they instantly decide to be friends and play together. Unfortunately neither wants to play what the other wants to play and the end up in a big argument! When Lulu suggest playing "Ladybug Girl," her own version of "Superheroes" the boy turns into Bumblebee Boy and the pair have a great time, recruiting some additional friends along the way.

These Ladybug Girl books are cute, quirky, and filled with giggles. Teaching kids that using their imaginations is the best form of play is always a great topic for picture books and these are no exception. A must for all libraries, this one is a great read aloud. I really hope we'll be seeing more Ladybug Girl books in the future!

Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy
David Soman & Jacky Davis
40 pages
Picture Book
Dial
9780703733398
March 2009


Well that's it folks, both are up for grabs! One winner will receive a copy of each book, courtesy of the lovely Jillian Laks over at Penguin. Thanks so much!

Good luck!

35 comments:

Infant Bibliophile said...

Sounds fun! We want to enter, of course. Thanks!

Becky said...

I want, I want, I want!!! Oh my how I want that llama book!!!!!!!!!

As for a book being published this year, there are so many. I'm excited about The Composer is Dead by Lemony Snicket. This one is such great fun.

I'm off to post about the giveaway...

Becky said...

Here's my post

Laura said...

Ladybug Girl is a favorite of mine. And I can't ever say no to the little rhyming llama!

Angie said...

Love me a Llama book. My kiddos love him, too.

I am excited about book 5 in the Percy Jackson series. Also the sequels to the Hunger Games and Graceling. I will also, of course, be looking for the next book in the Fablehaven series. Skeleton Creek just came out and it looks pretty awesome. Love the Ranger's Apprentice series and there will be another one of those (even though I scored an ARC and it was awesome!), anything Mo Willems wants to create, Neil Gaiman's Blueberry Girl ... those are just a few. My Goodreads "to read" shelf is overflowing.

Infant Bibliophile said...

Here's my post about it: http://infantbibliophile.blogspot.com/2009/02/give-away.html

(Do you want us to comment that 5 times so you can use a random number generator?)

sally apokedak said...

I found you through Becky's Book Reviews.

I want to enter.

And here's a link to your giveaway on my blog

And the book I'm looking forward to this year is...

By Darkness Hid.

Amanda said...

No need to comment 5 times...I'll do the whole old fashioned "names-in-a-hat" thing, but thanks for asking!

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Infant Bibliophile said...

Oops, it seemed to cut off my URL's, so I'll just paste the names of the books. These upcoming releases all look cute: "The Frogs and Toads All Sang," "Farley Follows His Nose," and "1000 Times No."

Abby said...

Amanda, I actually don't want to enter the giveaway, but I just needed to express my joy at a new llama book! I love those books and back-to-school is a really popular topic in the fall. I'm already envisioning the preschools I will send this book to. Thanks for posting! :)

windycindy said...

We love children's books in our home! These are ones we don't own, yet. Please enter me in your delightful book giveaway drawing.
I appreciate it. Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

I am looking forward to the book
Cheever by Blake Bailey!
Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Holly said...

Oh we would love both of these books! I am going to be reviewing the new Llama Llama book on my blog in a few weeks but my copy is unbound. My girls would love a bound copy. And my youngest LOVES the first Ladybug Girl book. What an awesome giveaway!

I think the book we are very VERY excited about coming out this year is the newest Fancy Nancy books. There is a new easy reader out "Poison Ivy Expert" already and a new picture book comes out at the end of March: Fancy Nancy: Explorer Extraordinaire!

Now I'm off to blog about your giveaway! Have a great weekend.

Tif said...

I am so excited for this extravaganza!!! Thank you so much!! Please enter me!! I've also added a post about it at my blog. Here's the direct link for you: http://tiftalksbooks.blogspot.com/2009/02/picture-book-giveaway-extravaganza.html

As for books that I'm looking forward to this year . . . The next book in the Tunnels series was just released, Deeper . . . I was looking forward to that one. I'm sure that there are others, but I can't think of any off the top of my head (still too early for me this morning!!). Does this count for another two entries? If so, woohoo!!! :)

Thanks again!!

Busy Mama said...

TRULY coveting over here because we LOVE Llama AND Ladybug Girl!!! What an awesome giveaway!!! Let's see - I am looking forward to the second book in the Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins - LOVED that one! I will do a post and be back with the link!

Busy Mama said...

I posted -
http://inthepages.blogspot.com/2009/02/fun-giveaway-at-patchwork.html

Chloe (my 4 yr. old daughter) and I have our fingers crossed!!! :)

Noel De Vries said...

Would love the Ladybug Girl sequel. Such fun illustrations.

Noel De Vries said...

Oh, and 09 books I'm looking forward to: Any Which Wall, by Laurel Snyder, for one. Strawberry Hill, by Mary Ann Hoberman. And The Reluctant Heiress by Eva Ibbotson.

Etc, etc, etc, as the King of Siam would say.

Lisa said...

We LOVE the llama llama books here, so I'd LOVE to win this. And if I don't win, we'll be buying it anyway...

nomadreader said...

These all look great, and I'd love to add any of them to my collection.

Deanna H. said...

I'm hoping to get all 8 entries on this one comment-if that works:)
Yes, I want to enter!! The books look and sound great!
Here is a link to my blog post about it. kidzbooknook.blogspot.com
I am really looking forward to the 4th book in Shannon Hale's Bayern series, Forest Born. I think it comes out in September, so I have a bit of a wait.
Thanks!

Never That Easy said...

I'd love to enter: the Llama books are a favorite here.

Books I'm looking forward to or can recommend for 09? For kids, I know there's a new Fancy Nancy book coming out, but I'm not sure when.

valerie2350 said...

these look fun!

mindy said...

sounds delightful thanks for the giveaway

Vic said...

My nephew would love the llama book. Thanks! utgal2004[at]yahoo[dot]com

cdziuba said...

We have a lot little ones in our family who would love if I read these books to them. Hope I win.

techyone said...

I want to enter. Thank you.

ellie said...

My two little grandsons would love these. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me.

Michelle said...

We would love to enter this Giveaway...both books look great!

Kristi Valiant said...

I would love to win either of these books - they both have such fun illustrations.

The book I'm looking forward to coming out the most is a picture book I illustrated called Cora Cooks Pancit (it's on Amazon.com already). It's about a girl who is eager to learn how to cook her grandfather's Filipino noodle dish called pancit. The recipe is in the back of the book, and it's quite yummy.

Kristi said...

My son would love to win these! And I am curious to see what 1000 Times No is going to be!

kherbrand at comcast dot net

Cheryl said...

Ladybug Girl souds so sweet! I love it.

kathy55439 said...

i love the Llama books..........

Estela said...

Oh my! My daughters would go crazy over these. I've imparted my love of books to them!