Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Review and Giveaway: Little Boy (Autographed by author, too!)

Congratulations to the winner of the giveaway, Someday by Alison McGhee. From the first time I read it, I knew I would buy it, because it was touching and beautifully written - with lovely pictures. And as a mother, it was a book I totally related to. Someday is a great idea for a baby shower, too.

Another book I love, by the same author, is Little Boy - this book touched me just as much, especially because it's about a little boy, and the cute things he does... and how important it is to treasure all the little moments. And guess what? I was lucky enough to have Alison work with me on a review and giveaway for this book! A huge bonus? She sent me a copy for my boys - and one to giveaway - and both have been personally autographed by her! AND? She's also thrown in her newest book called Only A Witch Can Fly.



Alison McGhee is a Pulitzer Prize nominee and a #1 New York Times bestselling author. Besides Someday and Little Boy, she has also written Countdown to Kindergarten, Bye-Bye Crib, and Always. She's a lovely author and very personable, too.

This giveaway is open to Canadian and U.S. residents, and a winner will be picked randomly on Thursday. To enter, just leave me a comment telling me what book you really cherish. For a bonus entry, tweet about this giveaway.

Good luck! And happy reading.

36 comments:

CocktailDeeva said...

Oh the books sound lovely...
I have a sweet spot for two fabulous books...Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak and Mortimer by Robert Munch...I love reading them to all 4 of my kids and our a huge part of our nighttime tradition...

Cheers
Dee Brun @cocktaildeeva

BeachMama said...

I haven't read any of these books yet. One of my favorites to read to the kids is Peepo. It somehow reminds me of when I was a little girl and I think about my childhood every time I read it to one of them.

veryaliveinthe905 said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Even though my 3 sons are 16, 19 and 23 I still treasure the books they favoured and still collect books for boys. I will never part with our Dennis Lee poetry (especially Jelly Belly) or the Robert Munch books. The Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown and How Many Trucks Can a Tow Truck Tow? by Charlotte Pomerantz were often requested when they were young. The series written by James Howe of stories told by the Monroe family's dog Harold are fun too!

Christine said...

It's hard for me to choose just one. I so love children's books, but I'll tell you a little story about something that just happened. My 3yo just found my copy of The Night Before Christmas. It was given to me as a gift when I was only 7! It was so much fun to read it to him for the first time and tell him that this was mommy's book from when she was a little girl.

Lindsey said...

My favorite book to read to my child is Love You Forever by Robert Munsch. It always gets me choked up!

Lynn said...

We have so many books that are special to us and the kids...I think everyone's favourite, though, is Little Pea by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. SO cute.

Shannon said...

My favorite books are anything by Robert Munsch. He came to my school and read to me when I was in Kindergarden. It's one of my first vivd childhood memories.

Mary said...

Lou, both those books sound great we will have to get them! Thanks!

Lilianna's mommy said...

I'd have to say Someday is the book I cherish most. I stumbled upon it just after my first daughter was born and started reading it and burst out crying right there in the middle of Chapters.

It said everything I could have ever wanted to say to my little girl and more. I haven't been able to read it through to her yet, I get to the part where it says You are no longer my baby, you are my child and I get too teary. I hope someday soon I'll be able to get past that page and finish the book with her!

I've ordered a 2nd copy for my youngest daughter for Christmas. It's such a beautiful book.

Amanda @caffeinated_mom

Cris said...

I have three kids and one of our favourites is Good Night Moon. We have many other 'favourites' too, including Jillian Jiggs, Green Eggs and Ham and Wacky Wednesday!

Chantal said...

I have never heard of those books. Count me in, and I will RT it too :)

anya said...

I have always loved to read, and I hope to instill that in my boys as well. We love to read "The Last Unicorn on the Prairies" because it's so silly, and written about where we live. I also love Mercer Mayer books!

T Rex Mom said...

I've never heard of these books so thanks for sharing.

We're big fans of the Eric Carl books here. T Rex loves the illustrations. We also just love "Good Night Moon". I love hearing my little guy say "moon".

Pres. Kathy said...

Thanks for this opportunity. Niko and I are reading Greek books right now that my parents brought from Greece. They are fun to read because they are twists to classics.

Mommy Dear said...

Oh wow! Now I have to get "Someday" everyone says it's so good!

Our favorite book around here is "Love You Forever." It's a popular one, and for good reason. I bought it for my son 7 years ago, and he asks for it STILL almost every night. We even have our own special way to sing it!

Crossing my fingers.....

christin said...

One of our all-time favorites is "Love You Forever"...my 3 year old knows all the words by heart:) Thanks!
christinbanda at yahoo dot com

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Very wonderful sounding book.
I love to read all the Cat in the Hat books to my boys, among hundreds of others! You can't ask a elementary teacher to choose a favorite!

Cassie said...

My favorite children's book is Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon, by Patty Lovell. It's a sweet book about a girl whose grandmother tells her to stand up for herself no matter what.

cassie@jmcgraw.net

Julie said...

My favorites are anything Munch, Peepo and What I Be. But really, any book that the jellybean wants to read is good with me.

ModernMom said...

Oh whay a lovely giveaway!

I think I would have to say Always would pull at our heart strings.

Our dear ol dog isn't getting any younger and we all love her so so much:)

CaraBee said...

My favorite books as a child were the Little Monster series by Mercer Mayer. There are dozens of them now, but 30 years ago, it was brand new.

My daughter is now starting to get into books and I love it. I love reading to her and seeing the delight she gets from the pictures and stories.

Maria @BOREDmommy said...

The kids and I have so many books, but we love Dr. Seuss right now, because Nicholas can read them to us, which thrills him. Are you my mother is always a winner.

Rebecca said...

my husband gave me Always for my first mother's day with my daughter. I cried. I so loved it.

There are many books we cherish, but we are really enjoying anything from the 'How does a Dinosaur...' series. Sweet, fun and about dinos so my son loves them.

Jessica said...

These books look precious! The kids' room is stuffed with books. So many favorites. I don't know if I can actually pinpoint one that I love the most... We really love Boynton and "If you give a mouse a cookie..." series. He loves to laugh!

Muthering Heights said...

It sounds like an adorable book!!

I love "The Giving Tree." :)

hoobingfamilyadventures.com said...

Where the Wild Things Are
The Giving Tree
Love you Forever

The second two can always make me cry...and that was pre-kids. I need to read them again now but I am sure I will be a wreck!

Lorina said...

I love Always! But after having 2 boys, I would love to have this one. She is such a great children's book author. I adore her books, and the illustrations are to die for.

Thanks for the opportunity.

ellemw@live.com

Lorina said...

Tweeted. http://twitter.com/lorinalately/status/6259871186
ellemw@live.com

Lady Mama said...

Great giveaway - count me in! One of my favourite books is The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown - about a mother bunny that will follow her baby to the ends of the earth. Such a sweet story.

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

How sweet!

Some of my favorites are the series by Jamie Lee Curtis, especially the one called (I think) "It's hard to be 5". SO adorable.

inquisitivesensitive said...

I would LOVE these books, especially as a student in Child Development. :)

One of my favorite books as a child was "The Magic Grinder" which was a disney book involving minnie and her nephews. I also really liked "The Little House"

~Heather

inquisitivesensitive said...

I also did a twitter with the link to it :)

Kathryn said...

I cherish the book "I love you forever". I can never read it though, I can't make it through the first 2 pages without crying. So it just sits there on my shelf!

LoopyJ said...

I just discovered The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn. We don't actually own a copy but it's on my list to pick up. I just loved it! Ok and so did my kids:)

Nothing better then snuggling up with your kids and devouring a good book!

Nenette AM said...

oh, I haven't read any of those books yet, but our home library is truly overflowing with our favourites. Having said that, our favourites are...

Good Night, Moon
I Like It When
Where the Wild Things Are
Hop on Pop
Cat in the Hat
Don't Forget the Oatmeal

xo

Nena said...

There were sooo many books that I loved as a child, but the one that sticks out the most is "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas". I can still remember buying it from Scholastic book club when I was in Kindergarten. It came with a record version of the book and the book.

I love christmas!

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