Monday, February 14, 2011

Great Monday Give: Otto

Yay! The Great Monday Give. It's still Monday, right? I haven't missed it by making red velvet cupcakes and sorting Valentine's and eating gobs of candy and drinking too much Malbac and being forced to sit through my son's requested viewing of The Phantom Menace, right? Let's just pretend I haven't lost a day and get on with it then.

I am giving this book away today, not because it's a vintage children's book (1999 is still eight years shy) but because it is written by one of my favorite vintage authors (Tomi Ungerer) and the folks at Phaidon (who are reprinting Tomi's children's books) sent it to me and we already have a copy so I'm sharing. If you child is anything like mine, he'll sob buckets on the first read of Otto: The Autobiography of a Teddy Bear. A kid-friendly story about the holocaust (really?), it's a testament to the power of love and childhood friendship, all written in the voice of one extraordinary teddy bear. To be entered to win this brand new book, all you have to do is comment on this post before February 27 - Sunday - at 11:59 PM. A winner will be selected the next day and announced here... like this...

The winner of last week's give of Who Took the Farmer's Hat? is gesbaby. E-mail me at webe(at)soon(dot)com with your info and I'll hook you up.

More sooner rather than later. Yay Monday!

39 comments:

Heather said...

This book sounds incredible.

john & catherine said...

I would love a copy of this. Thanks!

Jodie McAlister said...

Looks lovely - we have a toy cow who tells stories in our house - so would love to know what the teddy has to say! Jodie

Snarky McGee said...

This book would be a great addition to any library, but hopefully mine! Thanks for the chance.

Ange said...

wow, thanks for sharing. I love to get updates on great books from you. Your blog rocks!

angellsworth at gmail.com

caryn the designer said...

Oh how I love Tomi Ungerer. Crossing my fingers tightly for this one!

A said...

That sounds amazing. I would love a copy. Thank you.

ahoi! said...

I've been curious about this one. Here's hoping. Thanks.

motheretc said...

The premise sounds incredible - and fascinating

Books For Breakfast said...

Yes please!

Silvia said...

It looks great!

noa said...

thank yooooooooo!

Jayne said...

Oh, I remember this book! So good. Thanks for your blog - It's a treasure.

Celeste said...

You have piqued my interest. :) Thanks for the chance to win!

Erin said...

I'm not commenting just to enter the book give-a-way, I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your blog!

I also collect vintage children's books, so I always check your page out to see if there are some I should watch to add to my collection. I love all your picks! :)

Marc said...

children complement to "My life under the nazis" that I've never read, would love to share it with my kid.

ChristyJan said...

Would love to win a copy of this book ~ thanks.

Sarah said...

Entering for the giveaway! Live that book!

Antmusic said...

Tomi Ungerer! SIGN ME UP! We need this one in our collection! YAY Phaidon!

... and congrats gesbaby!

Ariel S. Winter said...

How do I get on Phaidon's comp list?

B. Streetman said...

ha! no one ever sends me stuff... this was a lark for sure...

Sarah Nakrosis said...

My family loves Tomi Ungerer's The Three Robbers. We've never seen Otto before but would love to!

Sarah E said...

I would love to own a copy of Otto! Please enter me in the giveaway.

Pececito arcoiris said...

Hope I'm lucky. Thanks for sharing, anyway.

Pratik Ghosh said...

i'm curious to know what is inside.

me me me me oh plz me this time!!

Catherine said...

Love this book! I'm a huge Tomi Ungerer fan and this one is really special. I reviewed the book on my blog (from a library copy) but would dearly love to own my own. It's a keeper!

Amy said...

We've never read it but it sounds great. Thanks for the chance at it.

Kathleen said...

The Three Robbers and Crictor are two of my favorites and although I haven't ever read this one I would be delighted to win it.

Laura said...

Hi, I was wondering if I could take part to the give, living in Italy..

Anyway, You have a lovely blog

Brooke said...

Fantastic author. I haven't read this one. Thanks for the giveaway!

Grace Marie said...

OH, HOW I WOULD LOVE THIS! (Well, I guess I'll share it with some kids, if I have to...)

Enter me, please :)
Grace

Angelica said...

So exciting! Thanks for the opportunity!

Future Mom said...

I remember this book! How wonderful that you discovered it and are sharing! As much as I would love a copy, if I win I must give it as a gift to one of my favorite little boys who happens to be named Otto. Our family will wait for the re-print.

My friends and I are obsessed with your blog. Thank you.

Margaret said...

I thought I was the only one that read books like that to my kids. I love your blog, I found it when I was looking for a book where I couldn't remember the title or author. ( A Special Trick, by Mercer Mayer) and have been reading it ever since.Thanks for writing it.

bouncing bunny said...

This is the story of my dear friend ❤

Julie said...

I love Tomi!

Jenny said...

This book would be a great addition to my library. Hope I win!

jennywigdahl@gmail.com

oona. said...

I would love to snuggle with my daughter and read this this. The illustrations look amazing!
Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

arm said...

My kids and I love Ungerer but haven't read this one. Thanks for the chance to win.

Ann

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