Monday, December 7, 2009

Great Monday Give: The Snowy Day

Though all hopes of snow in our part of Texas were lost by Friday afternoon, we can always seek winter solace in the pages of a book. To celebrate the fact that it does indeed snow somewhere in this wonderful world of ours, the Great Monday Give for today is a great, kinda-new hardcopy of the classic favorite by Ezra Jack Keats, The Snowy Day. To be entered to win, all you have to do is leave a nice comment on this post before Sunday, December 13 at midnight.

Now, the winner of the Thanksgiving Give.... a copy of The Velveteen Rabbit is.... Claire! Congrats and send me your info to webe(at)soon(dot)com to help facilitate the sending of your winning. So long!

30 comments:

Paton said...

Hey,
Thanks for doing this blog. As an expectant father it is a great help. I'm sure I'll be checking back often.
Happy holidays.
Paton

arm said...

LOVE your reviews and thanks for all the giveaway chances! My kids (5 & 2) would love this book.

Claire said...

Oh my gosh, this books just makes me giddy for some reason.
Please include my name in the drawing. My son is 8 and probably too old for it,but I'm not!

Susan said...

I'm pretty sure this is the first book I learned to read by myself. Good memories that I'd love to pass on to someone else. :)

Celeste said...

My kids would love to own their own copy of this one!

Kaydee said...

I am so thrilled that a google image search of Gyo Fujikawa led me to your wonderful blog. I spent an hour looking through your posts and finding one great gift idea after another for all of the children on my Christmas list this year. I don't know how many times one of your posts made me smile and say, "Oh! I remember that book - I loved that book!" Thank you for your time and effort. As far as this particular book -- living in the Southeast, my nephew has yet to experience a "real" snow, but we are crossing our fingers this year. I remember being introduced to the paper collage illustrations in this book and being inspired to do my own paper collage pictures as a child...

Katy said...

This looks like an adorable book! :)

Jamie Hollis said...

Wow! Today is the first day snow is sticking outside my window. . . what a perfect day to win this book!

conuly said...

I'd love to have an extra copy of that to give one of my nieces' teachers, sure.

Jeanne said...

It is so easy to leave a 'nice comment' on any post you write. Your blog is one of the few that I must read every day!

Ezra Jack Keats is little known here is Australia, but his name turns up regularly in lists of classic kids books and authors. I would love to actually see and read one of his books!

Thank you for writing your incredibly useful blog. I enjoy it very much.

(Sorry for being sickeningly overeffusive here. it just came out that way!)

jessamyn said...

Oh, I love to look of this book and it also makes me want it to snow!

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Cass said...

I've still got A Letter to Amy by Ezra Jack Keats I won in 1971. I still love reading it to my girls and we would love to add this to our collection

Stacy said...

This is one book that I've never got around to getting but always wanted to. I think my boys are still young enough...

thanks so much for the chance!

celi.a said...

This book is an absolute favorite at our house. The illustrations are just so perfect and evocative. And it's winter-themed! I'd love to be entered to win.

Beth said...

I recently found your blog and love it! It's so fun to read about (and remember) my childhood favorites... including The Snowy Day. =)

Swati said...

We too don't have any snow (thank God, I hate the cold), but currently the little one is charmed by the whole idea of snowfall. It'd be so great to have this book to read...

Dee said...

Hello, I love your blog. You have introduced me to a new hobby. A new addiction actually. I have 2 girls (2 1/2&8). Thank you for showing me a new appreciation for children's books. I now pay more attention to detail and illustrators, etc. I just can't seem to get enough of it. Look forward to receiving the books I ordered from you. Thanks for free shipping day! I know you're a Weston Woods fan so just wanted to tell you about the book, The Story of Weston Woods (Imagination & Innovation). Also another I saw on Children's Book Review, Tollins: Explosive Tales for Children. Just wanted to share and again say thanks. Happy Holidays! Dee

Dee said...

PS- Hope I didn't offend with mention of NEW books in previous post. But I remembered you liked the Wonder Bear which is new. Dee

ans said...

Oh! Please! I missed the twelve snowflakes we got here in Austin, and I would love to read this book to my child.

Scribbler said...

Ha! We love new books in this house, though we can't afford to buy many! We loves Henkes, Rohmann, Weisner, Joyce (Santa Calls is my favorite holiday title) and tons more. My son has a weird Froggy fetish too, so there.

Dee said...

Hi Scribbler, I know the feeling. I'm a regular in the library. Sounds like you have much better thrift shops though. Thanks for more authors and another title for me to seek & find for Christmas. Keep them coming! Dee

Susana said...

We don't even get to hope for snow around these parts. We'd have to go miles and miles, and then up a mountain, and then hope. Also, our thrift shops aren't all that (or even a little of that). So please pick me! All your great Christmas reviews have me dreaming of white.

star3night said...

I love the illustrations. Such a lovely dreamy book. Where did the snow balls go? :)

Beca said...

Of all the vintage books I have, this is one I have yet to find! I know I could just purchase one off ebay or etsy or the like, but I'd love to find one on my own! :)

Cissy said...

I'm sorry you don't have white Christmases in Texas, but be thankful it is not 12 degrees, as it is here at my house. Sometimes, even with snow outside, it's best to enjoy the snow in a book.

Winning Readings said...

We just checked this one out of the library! It'd be nice to own...

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

We posted about this giveaway at Winning Readings: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2009/12/snowy-day.html

Annette said...

We have Keats' book The Little Drummer Boy and it's beautiful. I'd love this!

Sarah said...

This book sounds wonderful! I would love to read this book with my kids. Please enter me in this giveaway.

Sarah Emmerson

SMW said...

possibly my all time favourite 1960s American picture book. I bought an extra copy and mounted the final DPS as a picture on my wall.

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