This is one of my all-time favorite photos. It's a picture of Danger Boy and his first friend (which really means the child of my friend). The two of them could not have been more opposite. DB walked at 8 months, his friend at 18 mos. DB rarely sat still for a moment, while his friend was content to contemplate her surroundings for hours on end. The one thing they had in common though was their love of books. Is there anything more adorable and heart-warming than a pudgy toddler hand clutching a well-worn board book? Not to me there isn't. And two toddlers with board books in pudgy hands? Be still my heart.
On to the giveaway part . . . Max Spaniel: Dinosaur Hunt. Now I can't comment firsthand on the book, because I haven't received my comment yet, but it is a book and there is a dog on the book cover so I'm pretty sure the young Danger Boy would give it his seal of approval.
Here's what's up for grabs:
One (1) Grand Prize winner receives:
- Autographed copy of Max Spaniel (by illustrator David Catrow)
- One (1) Jumbo kids magnifying glass
Four (4) runner-up winners will also receive a copy of the new book
That sounds pretty cool to me. Here is the blurb from the publisher:
Max is no ordinary dog. He is a great hunter! His prize of choice? Dinosaurs! But Max simply can’t hunt dinosaurs inside. For that, he must go on a true adventure to the unexplored wild of the backyard. As this zany canine prowls the yard, he encounters bicycles, toys, a rake, and a gardening hose. But to Max, the intrepid dinosaur hunter, these items are no mere playthings and grooming implements–they are dinosaur bones! Piece by piece, the bloodhound puts together a towering display of dinosaurian strength that he is sure will strike fear into the hearts of any trespassers!
From David Catrow, beloved illustrator of the energetic Doggone Dogs and I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More, comes an equally entertaining picture book for young adventurers! Catrow’s text is simple and sparing, allowing his fantastic illustrations to shine brilliantly. The sketch and watercolor artwork is colorful and alive with movement and silliness.
This is the perfect fast-paced read for children who are ready to get up and go! Catrow’s design makes this book fantastic both for a read-aloud storytime and for beginning readers who aren’t quite ready for chapter books.
This contest will be up for a month--to enter just leave a comment. To make it fun, let me know what your favorite book to read-aloud is. Not that's that a question I could answer--too many choices--though I will admit to great memories of reading the Henry and Mudge books to Danger Boy before he could read them to himself.