Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Great Holiday Give Day Three: Kangaroo for Christmas

As promised, I have a copy of the Enchanted Lion reprint of Jim Flora's Kangaroo for Christmas for day three of the Great Holiday Give. Both Enchanted Lion and Phaidon have done an incredible job of recreating the original look and feel of these old books. Phaidon's Ungerer reprints and Enchanted Lion's Flora titles have that wonderful matte feel that makes such a rich tactile experience to the reader. Love love love.

All you have to do to be entered to win this brand new copy of Kangaroo for Christmas is comment on this post by 11:59 PM Sunday, December 4. A winner will be selected at random and announced (along with all the other winners from the week) on Monday, December 5.

The Great Holiday Give lasts all week, so be sure and check back each day to find out about a new vintage reprint and enter to win a different book. And if you missed the past two days, throw your hat in the ring now...

Day One: Christmas Eve at the Mellops by Tomi Ungerer
Day Two: Professor Wormbog in the Search for the Zipperump-a-zoo by Mercer Mayer

This book was sent to me by the publisher to giveaway, but I don't think I need to tell you that this in no way educated my opinion of the publisher or the title in question. I've been bragging on this book since the beginning of time!

Good luck everyone!

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54 comments:

Diandra Mae said...

I need to swing by your blog more often. You share the best obscure titles! :) Hope Kangaroo comes home to me!

H said...

That would a great Christmas present. (Referring both to the book - or a kangaroo.)

HEC said...

WE LOVE FLORA in this house! Happiness.

Heather said...

We have a collection of Christmas books which we read endlessly every December, but I've not heard of this one!

john & catherine said...

We would love this! I need to get some of these for gifts, too. Thanks for the great review. Love the matte-paper reproductions--great to know!

OnePerfectDay said...

I remember your post about this and I remember the great illustration of the kangaroo- which is my soft spot!

Great give-away once again.
I've never read any of these books so it would be a great Christmas present for both me and my little one!

OnePerfectDay said...

I shared the link on facebook....though my whole heart wasn't in inviting more people to claim such a wonderful prize.....

OnePerfectDay said...

...and then i remembered to tweet about it....

Gretchen said...

All I want for Christmas is a Kangaroo for Christmas! Thank you for this giveaway.

caryn the designer said...

Oh man, I would love this book!

Lise said...

What great giveaways! I'd love a chance to win this one. Thanks so much.

Sew Flippin Cool said...

I've never heard of this one, but I'm always happy to have a new Christmas book in the house. :)

Hazel Terry said...

Ooooooo yes please a Kangaroo would be great for Christmas :-D
Freya and I would take good care of it.

beyond said...

this is a fun one. we love kangaroos!

skkorman said...

My boy Joey would love this book—please enter me to win!

Cory said...

I've never heard of this one!

AuntBeast said...

More wonderful stuff!

Anonymous said...

I'd love to give this book as a present, it looks fantastic. Thank you! Marta martaplayita at gmail dot com

Katie said...

Love James Flora. This would be so fun!

emrichkh@comcast.net

Meg said...

I am loving these giveaways! Yet another adorable book.

SC said...

This book looks great, too.

Matt W. said...

This looks great!

Amy said...

Kangaroos and james flora = giddyness. Thanks for sharing all your favorites in reprint.

laura r. said...

i would appreciate my name entered in this giveaway! thank you.

Pececito arcoiris said...

I think I need some more Christmas books at home...And this one seems fantastic!

ChristyJan said...

This book has been on my wish list for a long time now ~ I'd love to win a copy!

Claire said...

so busy at work I almost forgot to look! thanks for the chance to win this lovely book. fingers crossed!

bouncyczech said...

Looks adorable!

Jennette said...

It looks gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

RobCramer said...

My favorite Flora story involves Argy Bargle thwarting marauding ivy tentacles with his trombone.

nopinkhere said...

Looks like fun!

Corinne said...

Yes, I love a well done reprint!

Christina said...

Merry Christmas to me?

Nan said...

Woot! The pink on the cover matches a felted bowl I made my niece for Christmas. She's in 1st grade and wanted a bowl to hold her treasured stones. Aren't kids sweetness? That pink and Flora's madcap illustrations would make a terrific companion gift.

Bowl: (just cuz I'm so proud of myself.) http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Nandolphin/knitted-felted-bowl-with-bottom-welt

p.s. I keep looking for ya in the thrift stores. ;^)

aly said...

I bet my kids would be absolutely tickled by this story!

Kristie said...

Fun! Thank you for the chance to win! :-)

khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Miles Wisniewski said...

Flora is amazing! There is such life in his books!

karichuckroryskylar said...

Love James Flora.

Nohemí said...

What a wonderful present for Christmas!! I hopo Santa remember me thisyear!!

Becca said...

This looks like yet another wonderful tittle I would love to add to my collection.

Rebecca said...

We love us some James Flora and this would be a welcome new friend in our library:)

hunnybee2501 said...

I learn about so many new titles on this site that I just keep adding to my list of books to get.

Fierce Nauga said...

Love Jim Flora ~ I would share this book with 60 children and perhaps more next year ...

Happy Reader said...

One of our favorite authors at our house! would love to add this to our collection! Thanks for sharing.

Trahern Cook said...

All I want for Christmas is a "Kangaroo for Christmas".
Thanks

Christina Rodriguez said...

I'm so glad there were able to reprint it with matte covers/pages. I swear I cried when I first saw some Dr. Suess reprints with gross glossy plasticy covers.

Meghan said...

am loving this giveaway!

Nick said...

I've never heard of Flora before... that's obviously a deficiency of mine that needs to be corrected promptly.

Kimberly said...

Another great title we'd love to have!

Lindsey said...

That is SUCH a cute-looking book! I would love to add it to our Christmas books. :)

Lindsey
ladyufshalott at yahoo dot com

Tera said...

This one is such a treat!!!

Janine said...

You have the best books on this blog! So inspired to start collecting!

Natalie, Dorian Grey Gallery Assistant said...

KANGAROO FOR CHRISTMAS is available at Dorian Grey Gallery in the East Village where we are currently exhibiting a wonderful 60 year retrospective of JIM FLORA'S Drawings & Paintings, among various prints, books and commercial goods

Natalie, Dorian Grey Gallery Assistant said...

DORIAN GREY GALLERY: Jim Flora Exhibit, 437 East 9th Street, NYC. Featuring Kangaroo for Christmas, The Day the Cow Sneezed and more!

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