Monday, November 28, 2011

The Great Holiday Give Day One: Christmas Eve at the Mellops

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. I know I did. The Muppets did not disappoint, though we never did make it out to see Hugo. The turkey was moist. The leftovers abundant. And I just bundled my last relative up and sent her on her way. Good times.

That brings me to...

The Great Holiday Give is here.

Yayyyy!!!!!

I will be giving away a different reprint every day, brand new and ready for regifting to that special someone in your life.

To celebrate Tomi Ungerer's 80th birthday today, I thought we would start off with his holiday classic, Christmas Eve at the Mellops.

Phaidon sent a copy of the reprint, hot off the presses, for one lucky reader. All you have to do to be entered to win 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.

Day Two: Professor Wormbog in the Search for the Zipperump-a-zoo by Mercer Mayer
Day Three: Kangaroo for Christmas by Jim Flora

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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72 comments:

Heather said...

Oh what fun! I can't wait to see what gems you have uncovered!

Lise said...

Ooh, you've made the Mellops sound like an absolute must-have! Thanks for the chance to give them a try.

Becca said...

This looks like a wonderful book to add to our Christmas collection.

Vicki Palmquist said...

One of my all-time favorites. I had no idea this was being reissued. Crossing my fingers.

Eliza said...

Any book you recommend is a friend of mine! I'd love to add a new Xmas fave to my kids' collection.

Laura Catalán said...

Oh! fantastic give-away, so generous of you! I'd love to be counted in. Thanks :)

Cory said...

This looks so cute!

ChristyJan said...

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

Becky M said...

We'd love to have this one for Christmas!

Meg said...

This book looks lovely!

Owl&Pussycat said...

Thanks to you my book wish list just keeps growing and growing! Great giveaway comp! Can't wait to see what you've found.

Owl&Pussycat said...

Love a good giveaway! Can't wait to see what you've come up with. Thanks!

Caterine said...

Aaah the Mellops. They never disapoint.

Colleen Pence said...

What a great opportunity. I'd love to win a copy for my kids!

Sergio Ruzzier said...

I think I should win, since I share Tomi Ungerer's birthday...

AuntBeast said...

We love Tomi Ungerer around here. And Christmas books. Crossing fingers... (although I'll probably have to buy it if I don't win).

H said...

I love this blog. :)

Katie said...

This book looks so fun! Love the illustration style. Thanks for the giveaway!

aly said...

I'd love to add this to our Christmas collection!

vigilceo said...

mmmm .... love Ungerer! I'm definitely going to try for this one! Thanks!

Flora said...

What a fantastic giveaway - this book looks especially up our snow-covered street.

Kimberly said...

At your recommendation, we got this book from the library last year. We'd love to have a copy of our own!

Matt W. said...

I'm fairly new to Ungerer's work, but I like what I've seen so far. Great illustrations.

herlittlefeet said...

I love it! Thanks for the giveaway! Jayne

liz. said...

Ooh, wonderful! We saw the exhibit of Ungerer's work at the Eric Carle Museum recently and fell totally in love. Thanks!

Michelle J. said...

I'd love to add this to our library!

Nick said...

This book looks awesome! Can't wait to read it someday, hopefully with this copy!

Katie said...

We heart the mellops!

Claire said...

a reprint!!! wow, brand spanking new. I'm swooning.

Patrick Reinhart said...

Tomi Ungerer is totally cool. I REALLY hope that documentary gets funded, too. Fingers crossed! (Far Out Isn't Far Enough - The Tomi Ungerer Story)

Amy said...

Christmas and Tomi Ungerer: a wonderul combo. Love your holiday gives!

Christine said...

This one looks lovely! I've never read it but I think I'm in love just looking at your review. Would love to add it to my little library! Thank you : )

Connect4mary@mac.com said...

Would love to add the Mellops to our holiday tradition!

Connect4mary@mac.com said...

Would love to add the Mellops to our family tradition.

Christina said...

I'm the Charlie Brown tree. Pick me!

angelique said...

This book looks wonderful!

angelique said...

This book looks wonderful!

Jess said...

Never heard of this one, but any book about pigs is a book I want!

tara said...

What a brilliant Christmas gift!

Elizabeth said...

Oh, pick me!

And thanks for the opportunity!

Erin said...

I am so excited to see what other books you come up with! What a great site!

Eugenia Gina said...

me want one! me want one! :D

Steph said...

Would love to get this book. Like your blog.

Dawn said...

Oh - this would be so nice to read to my boys this season!

john & catherine said...

We would treasure this on our Christmas shelf! Thanks for the fun week!

Ry said...

Yes please! Thanks so much for the giveaway.

Eleanor said...

What a great book! I love these illustrations!

Kathleen said...

I have not had the pleasure of reading any of the Mellops books, but would love to start with this one!

NancyB said...

Recently found your blog and I am loving it! I spent about an hour reading past posts and I am now addicted. You do a very fine job here.

Meghan said...

ooohh! i am so glad i didn't miss this one. i was worried:) xoxo

Celeste said...

Looks great--I've never read it!

Jennette said...

This book looks gorgeous. I'm having so much fun finding Christmas-themed books to read to my son!

Corinne said...

Yeah, love the Mellops, don't have this one yet!

beyond said...

aawww, the mellops! looks like a great one.

Amanda said...

You're the best! Thank you Scribbler!

ahoi! said...

There's a Mellops sized hole in my Ungerer collection.

HEC said...

oh yay!

OnePerfectDay said...

Oh! A whole week of vintage goodies!
What a great Christmas give-away!
I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

caryn the designer said...

Been looking for this book!!

Antmusic said...

Enter me! Enter me!

Thank you!

Sew Flippin Cool said...

What a great book! I'd love to win! :)

Johnny_Power said...

Good way to start our new baby Judah's library!

Johnny_Power said...

Awesome. Great way to start our new baby Judah's library.

Michigan Notable Books said...

Sounds like a really great book. I love collecting Christmas related books, just because reading these helps get one in the mood. Thank you!
Kim L.

RobCramer said...

Mellops sounds great!

Aldriana A. Amir said...

Hello Burgin, I don't have any Tomi Ungerer's books yet. It's so hard to find here. Hope to get this book from you! And I love pig too :)

Kristie said...

What a cute book! Thank you for the chance to win! :-)

Miles Wisniewski said...

Love this blog! Love Ungerer even more!

hunnybee2501 said...

Someday I have to find a Mellops book.

Happy Reader said...

What a great book! can't wait to read it.

Pececito arcoiris said...

I think I have to check who Ungerer is, I can not remember now, but it sounds familiar.

Tera said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE his book as a child and it was long forgotten until today!

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