Monday, June 23, 2008

Great Monday Give: Make Way for Ducklings

Hey everybody... The Great Monday Give has arrived once again. As you may or may not know, Monday is the day I give away an awesome vintage kids' book I've picked up in my travels. That said, this week's giveaway is a rather nice, over sized, used, but really really great, ex-library, hard copy of Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey. This is one of our faves, and it's a really sweet copy to boot. All you have to do to be entered to win is comment on this post before midnight ~ Sunday, June 29th. The winner will be announced on Monday, and so on and so on.

Moving on... the winner of last week's Give is gina bina who will be taking home a totally killer copy of Caps for Sale.

GB, please e-mail me your info at webe@soon.com as quick as you please, and I will get it out to you as fast as I can via the slow boat to China.

Stay tuned later in the day for another review, and until then...

Oh yea, and be sure to check out my "guest mom" posts all this week on Design Mom.... which is a totally awesome blog run by - quite possibly - the coolest mom in Manhattan.

39 comments:

Jonathan said...

Oh, how I love children's books! Please enter me in your giveaway! What a classic. I found your blog via Design Mom. I even post about children's books occasionally although that's not what our blog is about. :) I'm about to become a loyal reader. Thanks!

Jonathan's mom

lindsay willman said...

i took a children's lit class this past semester. we had to read and memorize author, title, illustrator, storyline, aesthetics, etc.

this was by far my favorite book on the list. simple illustration, black and white, great text. lovely book. i'd love to have my own copy.

thanks.
lindsaywillman@yahoo.com

joolee said...

Just found your blog from Design Mom and I'm glad I did! My kids and I love to read and I agree that stories I liked as a kid are so fun to pass on. I'll keep my fingers crossed for Make Way for Ducklings!

Brenda Jo said...

You combine vintage with books and you get wonderful! I just found you via Design Mom and so happy I did.
Yay for books!!

Jen (Pink) Williams said...

I found your blog a couple weeks ago (maybe it was through Design Mom, I love her blog). I think I spent an entire evening reading all your postings and then I bought a bunch of used childrens books online (and my baby isn't even due until October). I'm hooked! Make Way for Ducklings is definitely on my To Buy list, so I'd love to win this copy!

Celeste said...

Sounds great!! McCloskey is one of our faves here.

Candice said...

I just read months worth of your past posts, too. I feel like dropping everything today and going from thrift store to thrift store grabbing up vintage children's books. :) Thanks for the give-away!

Deirdre said...

Just found you via Design Mom. I love old children's books, but I'm also a germ-freak. Any suggestions on cleaning old books?

Just added you to Google Reader. And already grateful for the introduction to Clara and Asha!

scribbler said...

I always wipe the covers down after purchase, but as for the insides, I don't think cooties have a long shelf life, so you should be good. :)

Jecca said...

Lovely! I love this book

cygnetsmall said...

Can't wait to see what is in store on Design Mom, where I happened to see your writing this morning, and of course here on your own site. Thanks for writing about all the oldies/goodies.

Summer said...

I remember reading this book when I was young...got to have it!!

Beckett's Mom

Rachael said...

I'm so glad you're guest blogging at Design Mom (I clicked over from there). I LOVE reading and books in general (which is why I got my master's in lit!). When my husband and I got married he kept suggesting that I just check things out from the library rather than buying--fortunately he's come around since then. :-) But since he's still in grad school, I'm scouring garage sales and thrift stores to fill our bookcases these days and keep my two little girls in fresh reading material. I love the fact that you've dedicated a blog to this--wonderful! I will be checking back regularly!

Emmy said...

Love this book. I'll cross my fingers.

I just purchased Broderick and There's a Hippo in my Bath. My little boy and I love them. Thanks so much for your great posts.

Ben Kleinman said...

So great to see all these new visitors: your blog is making it big :-)

jen said...

So glad you are on Design Mom this week, otherwise I'm not sure I would have ever found your blog! I love Make Way for Ducklings... such a great book!

Kiasa said...

I loved that book! Hopefully my daughter will as well.

scribbler said...

Thanks to Ben for always being there even though I have no idea who he is. And welcome all new people!

Stefan, Sarah and Lukka said...

Love this book! LOVE ducks!

Nosey Nest said...

In search of a new childrens book to base one of my creatures on I came across your blog ! Wow ! Thanks so much for blogging about all these wonderful books. It makes my head spin because I get so many ideas and I just love looking at the illustrations.
I wonder if the lucky ducky at my blog was one of Mrs. Mallard's descendants ;-)

Have a nosey day,
Nienke
Nosey Nest

Kristen M. said...

Hi, I just came here via Design Mom. I share your love of children's books and I will be back to visit often.

andothersuchthings said...

Oh yay, I love this book! Each duckling seems to have its own personality...

caroline said...

This is a fabulous site! we are a reading family and i'm so happy to have found this site. Hope i can win! Thanks!

Kristen said...

i loved loved loved this book as a kid. what a great giveaway! my favorite part was when they were all walking down the street in a little row.

Kate said...

Love this book! Would love to own it since we've been checking it out at the library so far and it's been on my wishlist forever (I have a very long wishlist :o)

Vanessa said...

We love love love books at my house enter me!
vanessa from www.inevergrewup.net

Amy said...

As a fan of young adult literature, I have been clammering to find classic children's lit now that I have children. Your site is on my "blog stalking" list! I hope this week's giveaway will kick off our collection-

Brooke said...

I thought I had already posted a comment, but I don't see it. Oh well.

This book is another must-have that we don't have in our home library--so pick me!!

I went over to see you on Design mom and am loving your posts there. I ordered the Ray Bradbury book right away.

gina bina said...

Yippee!!! Thanks so much!
ginaduncan [at] gmail [dot] com!

gina bina said...

I should comment on this book as well. "Make Way for Ducklings" is a cherished childhood memory for me. I love everything about it.

Kim said...

Thus would make a great addition to our home library for our 3 kiddos. Thanks for letting me enter.

Becca said...

We won the Scholastic DVD with Make Way for Ducklings and several other Robert McCloskey books on another blog. My daughter loves the stories, but we don't watch DVDs very often. So I'd love to win the book!

beccachristensen at hotmail dot com

ps. I found your blog through Design Mom and am excited about the children's museum in New Braunfels that you mentioned. We're up the road in Austin, so we'll have to check it out sometime! Thanks for the tip.

debby said...

i grew up on and love this book. i need a copy of my own for my daughter. found you on design mom, great posts!

jora said...

Thank you for all of the inspiring posts this week at Designmom. p.s. pick me! pick me!

Dana said...

Oooh, my daughter would love this! I have loved getting to know you through design mom's blog. You are now a part of my day! Thanks for al your great reviews!

perilloparodies said...

Found you through Design Mom. Love your interest in books.Books are so FUN!! thanks for the chance to win one. have a great day. oh, i do have an address in the States if sending overseas is not possible. Thank you, and have a great day. perilloparodies.blogspot.com

noholzbarred said...

Hoping it's still Saturday in your neck of the woods so I can enter the contest. I'm a new reader (via Design Mom) and already I can tell I'm going to become an addict!

Lindsey said...

Oh, what a cool blog!! I love good books for my kids. I found you from your posts at DesignMom and I'm bookmarking your blog now!! Thanks!

sallyavena said...

One of our favorites...just don't own our own copy. Makes us want to visit Boston

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