It’s been a good week for books this week, though not brilliant for reading. I won a fantastic competition with Two Roads Books for a copy of every one of their books this year. The first package arrived this week, and had me sobbing just reading the cover flap of one of the books. More details on that soon.
Smallest got a fantastic book to review as well. Jack’s Amazing Shadow is a really lovely story about a little boy with a misbehaving shadow. There are some great pictures, and it’s attractive to read aloud. Turned out Small loved it too as it has instructions on how to make shadow pictures inside the covers, so they spent a very pleasant half hour making dogs and birds before bedtime. Books that drag in more than one child are always good as far as I’m concerned. And picture books with mileage go down very well.
Along with the other books I got from Two Roads, I got another copy of The Sea on Our Skin. As I already have my own copy, this one is up for grabs. I also got a full hardback of This is what Happy Looks Like – as I’ve got a proof and I’m feeling generous I’ll toss that in to the giveaway too. Quick turnaround – leave me a comment telling me your favourite beach location or what makes you happy.
The competition closes Thursday 18th April at midnight so that I can announce the winner next Friday. And you can have an extra entry for sharing this post, using the badge or joining the linky with your own Read52 post – but you must leave an extra comment for each thing you’ve done, telling me what it is. As I’m doing the posting, I’m afraid it’s only open to UK – but if you’re international and happy to arrange to have it posted on you can do that – I’m only sending to a UK address. Draw will be made using the lovely plugin and the winner is, which relies on separate comment entries.
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The background: I’ve challenged Big to read 52 books this year. She will probably be mentioning them over here on her blog. I’m also going to have a crack at reading at least 52 books myself, and more importantly, I’m going to keep track of what books I’m reading to the little ones. I’m going to do all of that in a weekly post, and I’ve also set up a google plus community which you’re very welcome to join. (If you need an invitation, leave me a comment using relevant email address – which will stay hidden.)
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