An Autographed Book Giveaway!

By , March 7, 2008 1:41 pm

For the last few weeks I have been talking about The Bubblegum Books TV Turn-Off Week contest: Show Your Shiny Side (open to all preschool and elementary-aged kids, whether traditionally schooled, or homeschooled – deadline is next Friday, March 14th). The contest is based on a neat book entitled Something Shiny, Something Round by Julie Goulis and illustrated by John Ferguson.

I have a fun surprise today: Brad Hauber of Bubblegum Books very kindly sent me an autographed (signed by author Julie Goulis), hardcover copy of their book Something Shiny, Something Round to give away on my blog! Thanks Brad!

The book’s rhyming text tells the story of three children playing outside on a snowy day. While they play, they come across a shiny, metal hubcap in the snow. The children imagine all sorts of different things that the hubcap might be and the colorful illustrations show their imaginings inspired by the shiny, round disc: a pirate adventure at sea, a warrior with an ancient shield, etc.

One of the most fun things about this book are the activity ideas at the end based on some of the children’s adventures. This is a very clever and useful tie-in to this story of children engaging in simple, imaginary fun.

There are two other books in the series (also by Goulis and Ferguson): The Things a String Can Be (the theme for last year’s TV Turn-Off Week contest) and the most recent, The Topsy-Turvy Towel. Let’s hope that Bubblegum Books continues this very worthy series.

I am so happy to be able to give away a book that really illustrates and encourages imaginary play. This seems to fit in so well with my recent posts about the newly discovered benefits of simple, creative play (Imaginative Play and Cognitive Function and Creative Play Makes for Kids in Control), as well as the Shiny Side contest.

So, if you are interested in winning this autographed book, please leave a comment. I will close comments next Friday night and will randomly draw a winner who will be announced here on Saturday, March 15th.

Even better, is that you have TWO chances to win. Head over to Wildwood Cottage where Jenny is also giving away a signed copy of Something Shiny, Something Round. She too, will announce her winner on Saturday, March 15th.
Good luck!

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22 Responses to “An Autographed Book Giveaway!”

  1. Jeanette says:

    I am going to have to look for this book at the library, incase I don’t win it! :-)

  2. Christie says:

    We’ve just been reading the string book. What fun! We like shiny things, too….

  3. Summer says:

    Ohhh, count me in! I would love to win this.

  4. aBookworm says:

    Sounds like a great read! Count me in. I’m also going to blog about this giveaway soon on my book review/contest blog – A Book Blogger’s Diary. Thanks!

    callmeabookworm at gmail dot com

  5. Marsha says:

    Ooooh, SHINY! Count me in! :)

  6. aimee says:

    count me in. it sounds like such an imaginative book that my 2 y/o would love!

  7. Piseco says:

    I’d love to win this book – that’s on my “buy these books” list anyway! Thanks for the contest.

  8. Yarrow says:

    oooh, sounds like a fun book. Count me in the drawing please. Thanks.

  9. MatchMomma says:

    Ohhhhhh if I win I can take it off our wish list at amazon… just found your blog the other day… love it! We do have a t.v. … but the ‘poor dear’ has been unplug for a looooog time now… we are just to busy for it!
    :0)

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  11. Brad Hauber says:

    As the publisher of “Something Shiny, Something Round”, we love to see all the interest in the book and our other two books. If your library doesn’t carry the book, please let them know about it. The author is Julie Goulis. Most libraries are willing to get a copy of a book if asked. Since we’re a very small publisher, word-of-mouth is one of our best friends. We really appreciate anyone’s help in letting others know about the TV-Turnoff contest and about our books. Thanks.

  12. Angela Baker says:

    thanks for offering the contest. i’d love to have a copy for my girls. please put me in the drawing. thanks!

  13. BunnyB says:

    Sounds like a very cool book. Would love this for my nephew! Thanks for the great giveaway.

  14. Sara Shalom says:

    I want to play, too! Thanks!

  15. Natalie Ebbens says:

    Would love to win this book! Just requested the series at our library as they don’t have any of them :( and I’m really anxious to read them to my son!

  16. Megan says:

    Please enter me into your contest. My daughters and I love to read together.

  17. Mrs. Mac says:

    What Fun!

  18. Karin says:

    Sounds like a fun book!

  19. John B says:

    Thank you, we would love to have this fun book!

  20. Cindi Hoppes says:

    Hi, I have always loved children’s books! My sister taught first grade for 34 years and she also loves children’s books. This book is so adorable and I like the fact that it rhymes. I think that makes a book more catchy for this age group! It would be great to win!
    Please enter me in your fabulous book drawing. I appreciate it.
    Thanks, Cindi

  21. Daniela says:

    Please count me in! Thank you.

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