Tuesday, May 26, 2009

good news for people who love...

PICTURE BOOKS! GIVEAWAYS! AND... KARMA WILSON!

It's hard to believe it was just a few years ago, in 2002, that Karma Wilson had her very first book published, Bear Snores On. It was quite a hit and spurred an impressive writing career that has delivered some really great literature to kids, parents, teachers and librarians.


A few of my personal favorites are: Baby Cakes--a great gift for babies or mamas-to-be; Beautiful Babies--a new touch-and-feel board book; Hilda Must be Dancing; Never, Ever Shout in a Zoo; and Sleepyhead--a very sweet bedtime rhyme.


This talented, generous author is offering two of my lucky readers an autographed, hardback book! I have one copy of:




of which, School Library Journal said:

A gentle and reassuring picture book... The consistently tender illustrations follow the text's well-crafted rhymes as different animal mothers leave their offspring for a brief period and then return. Mama Bird (in a flowered headscarf) feeds her babies, then tucks them beneath a quilt in their nest before digging up more worms; Mama Cat leaves her kittens in the barn to have a sip of cream in the house; Mama Dog runs out to play with her boy. Each example ends with the refrain: "Mama always comes home." Presented with a delicate and loving touch, this book embodies the power of thoughtful text supported by insightful pictures. A good choice for parents and children dealing with separation anxiety.


as well as one autographed copy of:





To be entered in this giveaway, please leave a comment on this post before Wednesday, June 10, 2009. If you'd like to earn a second entry into the drawing, mention this giveaway (with a link) on Twitter. Then, be sure to come back and leave a comment letting me know you tweeted it.

Good luck!

14 comments:

Cheryl said...

Hey! Karma Wilson is a very favorite of mine! (and Eleanor ;). I give Baby Cakes to many Mamas since it is a very favorite. Did you see her when she came to CML this past Spring? I was fortunate to work on her coming to CML (with New Albany Schools) and then of course had to miss it! boo.

I also tweeted the giveaway :)

Jessi said...

We love Bears Snores On at our house... L used to run around say "pip, pop" all the time.

Gonna tweet in a few.

j

Beth said...

Love Karma Wilson!

*Also tweeted the giveaway!

Stacy said...

We love, love, love books at our house!

MiniCircus said...

Me likey free books, sign me up for the giveaway!!

Erin said...

We love the one where Bear stays up for Christmas Eve. Thanks for including me in the giveaway...

Rachel said...

Thanks for introducing us to this author. Autographed books are the best!!

Cat said...

I'll let the folks with little kids compete for the give-away . .. but I love the idea! How did you come to get freebies from this author? Is she a friend of yours?

MJ said...

I teach kindergarten. I'd love to have these!

mj.coward[at]gmail.com

Amanda said...

Love love love Kama Wilson! Count me in!

Carlene said...

Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
Carlene

Pam said...

My son was given "Bear Snores On" as a gift last year and it quickly became a favourite of his and mine. I've never read BabyCakes but I'd love to.

melacan at hotmail dto com

Nad said...

I'd love these for my kids! Thanks for the chance!

treflea4 at gmail dot com

Brimful Curiosities said...

Wilson's Bear books are splendid! Actually all of her books bring joy to our household. Thanks!