Let me first start by saying I AM SO PSYCHED!!!!!! If you all read my blog on a regular basis, you know that one of my favorite children's book author/illustrators is a man by the name of Jack Kent. Jack Kent also drew a daily comic strip for 15 years way back when, and this week, the first volume of a series of books that will eventually reprint the entire strip is being released, King Aroo Volume 1. Some of this stuff hasn't seen the light of day since the 1950s!
That said, I've had something exciting in the works for a while concerning Jack that I will reveal on Wednesday... but in the meantime, there's the build up, the drum roll... and a few days of tipping the hat in store. So to celebrate, this week is officially Jack Kent week here at VKBMKLs. You'll be learning a lot about Jack in the coming days. There will be book reviews and a special guest blogger and all kinds of fun stuff so be sure and tune in all week for the love fest.
Needless to say, the Great Monday Give this week is a grab bag of Jack Kent books for your reading pleasure. More Spaghetti, I Say!, Jack Kent's Twelve Days of Christmas, There's No Such Thing as a Dragon and The Biggest Shadow in the Zoo. To be entered to win this four-pack of joy, simply comment on this post before midnight Valentine's Day, Sunday 2/14. A winner will be announced the following morning.
If you haven't acquainted yourself with Jack's stuff before and you don't win the GMG, I suggest you start with his first children's book, Just Only John, and move on to Mr. Meebles and Dooly and the Snortsnoot from there. But really, any you can get your mitts on will do!
Soooooo, as to not delay this week from beginning... The winner of last week's give, the smokin' great paperback copy of Eloise is Chantele! Just send me your mailing info to webe(at)soon(dot)com to collect your prize. In the meantime, see you later this morning kids!