Monday, May 17, 2010

Great Monday Give: The Fabulous Firework Family

I'm going to be out of commission for a few days going to visit my ailing grandmother on the East Coast, so I'll keep this short and sweet. I recently found a vintage copy of The Fabulous Firework Family by the equally fabulous James Flora, so I am giving away our 1994 reprint. They changed some of the text and pictures from the original version, but it still retains its utter awesome. I have the end of the school year coming up and vacation and taking care of ailing loved ones, so I am extending the give for a few weeks. To be entered to this very nice exlibrary hardcover, please leave a comment on this post by June 6, Sunday, at 11:59 PM. A winner will be selected and posted here the next day.

As for who won last week's give of Lobel's masterpiece Fables, let's give it up for Conuly. Send me your shipping info to webe(at)soon(dot)com, and I'll ship it out sometime in the very near future.

So long and farewell.

48 comments:

Sarah @ Mum In Bloom said...

I'm so sorry about your grandmother being sick. I hope your trip goes well.

My kids would love this book & this is a great giveaway.

Barbara said...

I'd LOVE to have this. :)

I adore fireworks, something so magical and unexpected with the anticipation of what will light up the sky next, what colors, what patterns.

The world needs more fireworks.

Celeste said...

Wishing you all the best over the next couple weeks.

Naomi said...

I've never read this book, it looks gorgeous.

I hope your end of summer is less dramatic than you expect and that your relatives recuperate quickly.

john & catherine said...

This looks fabulous. Godspeed with your travels.

Sharon said...

Thank you for the chance to win this book and wishing you and your family strength and peace.

Laura@popdesign said...

I'd love to have this book, since I am a fan of Jim Flora. Best wishes to you and your family!

Ali said...

Yes, please. This book looks like a winner.

Conuly said...

I won? *chokes*

I won't enter this week, I'll give other people a chance and Not Be Greedy. But I won!

Verification word: Deathit. Seriously?

Edit: BTW, I can't comment with OpenId right now.

littlemithi said...

OMG OMG! How much would I love to have a copy of this book???!! How exciting!

Hope your family all get well very very soon and you have a fantastic summer :)

Ariel S. Winter said...

Is there anybody who doesn't like Flora?

kim said...

I hope your trip goes well!

kim

david elzey said...

tossing my hat in the ring and hoping to catch some fireworks in the process.

best wishes

vigilceo said...

Ooohhh, this book looks really cool!

Have a safe trip. I hope your grandmother gets better soon.

Robin

bee said...

Hi there I just came across your blog via the Children's Illustration blog - SO glad I found you, what a fabulous blog! Wow I love Jim Flora's work, would love to win this. I hope your grandmother gets well soon. Cheers!
Bee

*kellyjo said...

I love Jim Flora! :-) Safe travels for your family...

Junko said...

I came here from Kickan & Conkers.
Your blog is great, and I would love to have this book :)

Kickcan and Conkers said...

Gosh, I would so love that book!
Best wishes to you & your family.

katie said...

i have never seen this book....will have to look it up.

GinaChick said...

Safe travels to the East Coast.

Looks like a beautiful book.

4ojos said...

Sorry abot your grandmother and thanks for your generosity

Brad said...

wow i didnt even know that they reprinted this in 94. i know they are reprinting "the cow that sneezed" in the fall. i would love a copy of this!

Syeira said...

Great giveaway! I know a fabulous family in the fireworks business, so I will make sure this book lands in their hands.

antonia santolaya said...

I'd love to have Jim Flora´s book. I will show it to my nice but it will be always with me.
Best wishes to you and your family in this dificult moments!

ChristyJan said...

This looks like a wonderful book. Please include me in your giveaway.

Lise said...

You introduced me to James Flora, and we've been loving "The Day the Cow Sneezed," so I'd love to win another of his books! Thanks for the chance. I do hope your trip goes well. I'm sorry to hear about your grandmother.

missynoa said...

OMG OMG OMG! please let it be me! ;)

teresa said...

Thanks for the chance to win this. I'm a Flora fan.

ans said...

I would love the book, and I am so sorry to hear about your grandmother.

roxtarchic said...

you must know that i HAD TO HAVE a copy of Prince Bertram the Bad... it was my all time favorite book a as a child... EVER. (found one) And I'm sure my son would LOVE this as well... just as we hoped... he loooves books. (he quotes dr suess in the oddest places)!

roxtarchic said...

you must know that i HAD TO HAVE a copy of Prince Bertram the Bad... it was my all time favorite book a as a child... EVER. (found one) Your blog post jogged my memory. Thank you. I'm sure my son would LOVE this as well. Just as we hoped... he loooves books. (he quotes dr suess in the oddest places which is strangely fitting)!

Kathleen said...

Would...Love...This...Book!!!

maria said...

yum. this looks delicious.

Anonymous said...

Hope your grandmother is feeling better.

I love the illustrations of this book. I also love to teach my daughter about different cultures. My biggest reason for wanting this book though, is that I'm hoping the beauty of it will help my daughter get over her fear of fireworks. So please pick me so I can save some money this time on another one of your book suggestions :) Thank you, Dee

Swati said...

Hope your grandmother feels better soon.

daysease said...

I prayed for you as soon as I heard about your dear grandmother. My husband's grandmother passed away at 103 in November. Although she had lived a very full life, she is sorely missed. I hope that God truly gives her nad your family peace during this time of waiting.

And... If it is possible, this one sounds like a sweet read.

Joel Storey said...

This book looks awesome. Flora's work is amazing.

Amanda said...

Would love to read this one. Thank you for bringing all these great books to light. Some I know, but most are new to me.

Amy R. W. said...

Jim Flora?? Count me in!!

I heard about "The Day The Cow Sneezed" being reprinted last week and I freaked out- I've already preordered it. The teeny tiny library I went to when I was little had a copy of that book and I think I checked it out about 1,000 times.

Have a great week!

A* said...

Just found your blog, it's really cool! I also love that special feeling of sharing a book with my kids that I enjoyed as a child!

Amy said...

Oh please Oh please Oh please! My Best Friend must have this book!!! She's a teacher and so in love with fireworks -- even plans to have them at her wedding. OH please! :)

natalie tarantino said...

my son would love this, we have the day the cow sneezed and it is a favorite.

Amy Helfrich said...

What a great blog--I love this! Thank you for the opportunity to win this book.

Amy said...

What a fabulous giveaway! I've been reading your blog for almost a year. Thanks for introducing me to some of your favorites. Jim Flora rocks!

Kristina said...

I'd love to own The Fabulous Firework Family, please include me!

Wishing Your Grandma all the best!

Kelly said...

Thank you, just found your lovely blog. With summer vacation a week away, my 2 would love this book.

victoria said...

Holy smoke! Could this be the very book I was just describing to my 20-year-old last week? I'd have to see the interior pictures to be sure, but that would be amazing synchronicity. Thank you for your generosity!

JAC said...

Hope everything goes smoothly with your family and trips. This book looks awesome! Thanks for the chance.

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