Monday, April 18, 2011

Great Monday Give: Little Black Goes to the Circus!

Is it Monday already? Jeez. I can literally see the days ticking off until my son graduates kindergarten. This morning, he wanted to sleep in instead of going to school, and I let him. This will be the one "tardy" scar on his report card, but so be it. We have to make the best of this time while we have it. These last days are short, as I imagine the coming summer months will be over before I know it. And, pardon if I'm sounding a wee bit "glass half full"-ish, as the opposite is the case. Sometimes I feel like my son's glass is so full, that it's actually overflowing and, in turn, washing me away entirely. But that's love and life for ya.

For the next few weeks, I'll take the boy in my arms and read and read and read, in hopes that the words will bring him closer. That all the thousands of letters and thoughts will wrap around him and bind him to me, forever. Or at least, until he slips away.

If they could just stay little...

Ah, but we're not here to talk about growing up this morning. No. We are here to give a book away. The book up for grabs is a nice, vintage copy of Little Black Goes to the Circus! by Walter Farley. All you have to do to be entered to win is comment on this post between now and April 24, Sunday at 11:59 PM. A winner will be selected at random and announced the next morning.

As such, the winner of last week's give of Calico the Wonder Horse is Jennifer Miller. Congrats! E-mail me your info to webe(at)soon(dot)com, and I'll (try to) get it right out to you.

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13 comments:

Amy said...

Oh, my daughter has another Little Black story. She loves horse stories! Thanks for the chance to add this one to our library!

AuntBeast said...

My kiddos are going through a circus phase right now. It would be nice to win, but I might look this book up regardless. :o)

georgekommer said...

I love the way the boy on the horse has his jeans rolled up "just so" and has that great nostalgic look. Is going to the circus still so much fun?

Books For Breakfast said...

I would love to add this one to our home library. My son loves Little Black.

MJ said...

My kinderkids would love this!

helicopter6 said...

It just so happens I'm working short-term at a Circus Arts Institute at the moment, and I'm developing a very strong hunger for nostalgic circus books & images!!! From my desk I can see students flying through the air, as I walk through the studio they dangle & flip & spin & jump & balance & tumble. My next drawings are going to be... shall we say... influenced by such things! This book would start my collection with pride!!

ans said...

Wonderful! We would love a horse story. Thank you!

Celeste said...

Horses are big here too!

Tara W. said...

I've been lurking around here for awhile, but now I've got to post. The first book that I ever read on my own was "Little Black, A Pony!" I didn't know there were more "Little Black" books. I'd love to share this with my niece!

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Amy said...

This book would be a great addition to my preschooler's collection :) I love your blog by the way. I hope you continue posting even after your little one is grown, as I really enjoy discovering and re-discovering the books you post.

Amy said...

I enjoy your blog so much! This book would be a great addition to my preschooler's collection :)

ChristyJan said...

I'd love to win! Please enter me

Ami said...

Sign me up, please!

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