Monday, August 18, 2008

Great Monday Give: One Monster After Another

I can't get it together to post more than one Great Monday Give today, but the good news is it is back at all! And it is a great one. So yea, for those of you new arrivals, Monday is the day that I give away a vintage book for free. Many times I find books for a song and pass the savings along to you by asking for no cash at all. Sometimes they are old copies. Sometimes they are new copies of old books. Sometimes they are exlibrary books. Sometimes they are out of print paperbacks, like today.

Sooooo, the book up for grabs on this lovely morning is a newish paperback copy of One Monster After Another by Mercer Mayer. There is no way you can not dig this book. As long as your kid understands that monsters are not real and are not looking to eat your postage, they should be cool too.

To be entered to win, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post before midnight Sunday, August 24. Then Monday, I will randomly pick a winner. Barring any other family emergencies, you can expect one of these giveaways every Monday hence forth, so stick around.

That said, good luck, and stay tuned for a review later in the day!

23 comments:

Ali said...

I'd love a chance to share it with my girls. Thanks!!!!!

Ali Thompson

Regan said...

I've never even seen this book, but now I must! Thank you, and I'm glad you're back!!

cygnetsmall said...

Ohh, we love Mercer Mayer. Thanks for the giveaway!

loft2dwell said...

Sounds like a fun book!

bookivore said...

love your site, and your sharing of memories!

Celeste said...

Oh, yay--I'm glad "the Give" is back! Count me in!

Ben Kleinman said...

I'm going to see Mackenzie this weekend, but soon I'll be able to read her books over the phone. Or Skype.

Peter Gibbs said...

Hello,

With your interest in vintage children’s books, I wondered if you had ever come across one I have been looking for a long time with no luck.

'The Tiger That Eat Stories'
It was published I think during the 60's, it would have been around 1969-72 that my mother or I would read the stories to my younger sister. Each story started with a little boy having just gone to bed and about to be read a bedtime story by his mother. Sometimes on the bed, and sometimes on the floor, was a tiger, which was about the same shape and size as A.A.Milne's Tigger in 'The House At Pooh Corner'.

The child and tiger would keep interrupting the mother with questions of why this or that, was happening in the story. The tiger would also insist that if it was a weak story, he would roll over on his back and with his legs pointing straight up, die. As he eat stories.

As of the time, the drawings were just little pen and ink drawings of the tiger at the start of the chapters.

It might of course only have been published in the UK, but who knows! So far I have never come across anyone who has read the book or remembers it. No luck on the internet either so far.

Maybe you have come across it?

Jen said...

published in 1974 the year i was born! Hope i win! love your blog

Naomi said...

Geez, the little girl kinda looks like my Roo, who would love reading about monsters in mailboxes... two of her favorite things!

Amy said...

I LOVE your blog! Please pick me! Thanks for all of the memories.

Alexis said...

I love books, I love vintage books more, and I love free vintage books the best! Please enter me in the drawing!

Stefan, Sarah and Lukka said...

Yeah for the Great Monday Give-Away!
Count me in,
Sarah

Heather said...

I have had this book on my "to get" list ever since you wrote about it. Welcome Home and Thanks!

lisa said...

I missed this book at a tag sale by 5 minutes not too long ago! Another eagle-eyed book mom found it in the box next to mine. Great book - welcome home.

Bunny B said...

Sounds lovely! I'd love to win! Thanks!

bunnybx at gmail . com

aly said...

I remember this one. It's great!

Erika said...

Pick me! Pick me!

Brooke said...

Glad you are back! This book sounds fabulous. If I don't win, I'll have to check it out at the library!

Amy said...

Mercer Mayer is a favorite around our house. I'd love to have a copy of this one.

katie@weheartbooks.com said...

Love the '70s pastel hues of these illos and the stylised people. You can't have too many monster books, can you?

scribbler said...

hey peter gibbs, i've never heard of it, but the peeps at http://www.whatsthatbook.com/ are great at figuring stuff out. have you tried them? let me know if you find it. that sounds way cool.

hanks for reading

kat said...

more books! more books! no such thing as too many books in my house!

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