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Review & Giveaway – Children’s Book: Where Does Your Dog Sleep? Written by Jean Freeman & illustrated by Val Lawton

Written by Jean Freeman and illustrated by Val Lawton

 

Incase you don’t know, Jean Freeman was “Fitzy’s Grandmother” off of Corner Gas. I LOVED that show. GET THE F OFF MY LAWN!

And now you can have a book written by Jean Freeman – and an autographed book, at that. AWESOME! You don’t want to know what I had to do to get an autographed book from Jean Freeman. Let’s just say I’m not allowed to leave my house for six months.

This book is super cute with fun illustrations and a charming little story about a little boy who wonders where another little boy’s dog sleeps – which turns out to be anywhere he wants! I miss my dog. He liked to sleep on the floor beside our bed panting his gross hot breath into my face ever night.

This wonderful book won a Moonbeam Children’s Book Award and would make a perfect addition to any child’s story shelf.  Lily enjoyed reading this book with me and turning the pages, and of course exclaiming “PUPPY! WOO WOO!” on every single page.

Enter to win! Leave a comment telling me your favourite Corner Gas episode. Or just tell me what your favourite book was as a child. My favourite? The Little Rabbit. I even had a few rabbits as pets when I got older. Then my grandpa made stew with them. Winner to be chosen by www.random.org on December 29 2010

 

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And the winner is….Doritos! Because carbs always win. Also, the winner of the latest book giveaway is….

I have some exciting news to share! Later. Also, scroll down to see who the winner is of the latest book giveaway!
I have been so busy editing and getting things back to clients in time for Christmas that I haven’t posted any of the hilarity that ensues everyday in my life in a few days. Like changing diapers and doing laundry and posting photos of my mediocre attempts at supper.
I’m so excited for Christmas. I’m going to take actual days OFF and not answer my emails or telephone. Or maybe I’ll do that in secret. But whatever.
I’m almost done my Christmas shopping. I have a few more things to buy for the nieces and I might tackle that tomorrow. After I do the laundry that is piling up in the bedrooms. The other day Lily was buried for twenty minutes when a landslide of miniature socks attacked her.
We bought Lillienne wooden musical instruments from Michael’s for Christmas. Two painted maracas, a tambourine, a stick with bells on it and I also found a little metal kazoo. REAL kids toys. Where you have to use that thing…that thing that’s called…..IMAGINATION! Remember using that?
I’m hoping to never ever introduce technological toys to her, but she already pretends to talk on my blackberry and is constantly demanding “Musigic!” on the computers and already owns a few dvd’s so I guess I’m not doing a very good job. Pretty soon she will just BBM me saying that she shit her pants, while she is simultaneously updating her Facebook status and playing Farmville, Farmtown, FarmCity, Farm-O-Rama, Farmz4Life ,Yo and various other farm games.

And the winner of the Barefoot Book’s Giveaway: commenter number 3, Tracie! I will be contacting you shortly so you can regift this awesome book! Haha. Kidding. But you totally could.
I will have a new book up for review and giveaway in a couple of days. Because it’s Christmas, and giving away free things makes my heart grow ten times, like that Grinch dude.

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Book Review & Giveaway – Mother Goose Remembers by Clare Beaton

Mother Goose Remembers by Clare Beaton (With Sing-A-Long CD)
Published by Barefoot Books

I’m absolutely positive some little dude or gal out there is going to LOVE this book. Another book published by Barefoot Books, Mother Goose Remembers by Clare Beaton is absolutely gorgeous. It’s full of nursery rhymes (which are tons of fun!) but then the illustrations are pictures of felt shapes sewn together to create amazing scenes and images with thick, lovely stitches – I love this kind of art, there’s something very nostalgic and cozy about this book!

Lily of course will look at a manual for a blender for an hour, so she really liked this book. She loved pointing out the animals she recognized on the pages, and asked “WHAT DAT!” of the animals she didn’t. She listened politely while I belted out the nursery rhymes but I don’t think she can yet appreciate the  notes I can hit.

WIN THIS BOOK. It’s free. It’s awesome. It’s Mother Goose Remembers by Clare Beaton. To enter, just leave a comment here and tell me what your favourite nursery rhyme was as a kid. Or, if you can’t remember, tell me how to potty train my child.
Winner to be chosen by Random.Org on December 8 2010. 1 Entry per day!

***We didn’t take the sing-a-long CD out of the wrapper, so that when the winner receives it there is no damage from shipping. Please note WE (I) DID SING ALONG, just very poorly and off key.

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