Monday, March 1, 2010

Great Monday Give: The Rooster Crows

I stumbled across a copy of this lovely hardcover and dust-jacketed book, a brand-new edition in brand-new condition for only a dollar and couldn't pass it up for the give. The Petershams bring this house so much joy on any given day, I thought it would be fun to spread the love and joy around. So without further yuk, yuk, the Great Monday Give for today is the Caldecott Medal winner from 1946, The Rooster Crows by Maud and Miska Petersham. To enter to win, simple comment on this post before Sunday, March 7 at 11:59 PM. A winner will be selected at random and announced the next morning.

Speaking of spreading the love, I'm never again going to ask readers to write why they want a book because it makes it so much harder than my reliable and random blind scroll and point method of choosing a winner. I even had to ask for help from family and friends in making a decision on last week's give, the OOP and highly-collectible Wuggie Norple Story... It seems books impact people's lives in many different and wonderful ways, but I'm going with my husband's pick... Lydia in Fargo. His reasoning... giving it to her would "impact more people".

From Lydia: "For the past 2 years we have celebrated Daniel Pinkwater's birthday by sharing his Larry books with the students. We encourage everyone to wear pink and also pass out pink bear bookmarks to all the students. It has been a fun celebration by introducing students and staff to an author they may not be familiar with. It would be amazing to have another Daniel Pinkwater book to share with the students."

Anyone who celebrates Daniel Pinkwater's birthday must be awesome in my book! Lydia, send me your mailing info to webe(at)soon(dot)com, and I'll get it out to you ASAP. That's it for now kids. Happy Monday!

20 comments:

Ariel S. Winter said...

Why do I have a feeling that first is not good in this scroll lottery?

ThyHandHathProvided said...

I agree with Ariel. I seem to post near the top- can't be good!:-)

Swati said...

Hmm, apropos of the above comments, even being in the middle doesn't seem to help any! :)

Paula said...

Wow! I'm jealous...my thrifting last week did not turn up treasures for the boy but we did have fun.

Genevieve P said...

My girls love poems and rhymes and things so much! Thanks for the giveaway!

Antmusic said...

Yay to Lydia! I hope you have fun reading it to your students!

Now, please count me in for The Rooster Crows"

heather said...

Wow, this book sounds awesome!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Lydia! Enjoy the Great Monday Give! Dee

john & catherine said...

We would love this book! Thanks for sharing.

Stephanie said...

Very unreal, I just posted blog about The Rooster Crows and then I was scrolling thru blogs I follow and Wow, you posted about the same book today. I found my copy for 25 cents. It is in not so great condition but I love it !
Have a great week,
Stephanie

Linda P. said...

Count me in for the Rooster Crows. I have been unable to find it in my thrifting.

wmmahaney said...

What a lovely book. This would be an awesome book to have. As a music teacher, American jingles would be a great addition to my library.

Cindy Wilson said...

I'm new to JacketFlap, but I can already tell I'm going to like it. The Rooster Crows looks like an absolutely lovely book, and I love that someone else values Daniel Pinkwater! I listen to him on NPR, and he has got to be the number one advocate for children's literature.

JAC said...

We would love to have this book! Count us in. Thank you!!

Susana said...

Count me in. I really need more English songs and rhymes for the girl. This looks great.

daysease said...

OOH, this one is fun!! I hope I win!! Hope you are well and having a nice day...

ans said...

Please! Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Please enter me.

Wendy
ebeandebe at gmail dot com

ossmcalc said...

How lucky you are to run across such a great find! I would love to win The Rooster Crows and share it with my grandson. Any book that is a Caldecott Medal winner must be fantastic. Please enter me into the draw.

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

Tracysweetangl said...

The kids would love this book! Thanks for the chance.

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