Saturday, August 3, 2013

Autographed book giveaway!

Thanks to a generous offer by Albert Whitman & Company, I'm delighted to offer a great summer giveaway - an autographed copy of The Bear Hug by Sean Callahan, with illustrations by Laura J. Bryant.

"Cubby loves to visit Grandpa Bear. Often Grandpa and Cubby practice growling. In fall, they find food in the doughnut shop. In winter, they hibernate by the TV. But the very best thing about visiting Grandpa Bear is the Bear Hug. “Nobody ever gets out of the Bear Hug,” warns Grandpa Bear. Can Cubby get out of the Bear Hug?"

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The autographed giveaways from Albert Whitman and Company continue tomorrow!

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  1. Favorite book so far this year: Otis and the Puppy by Loren Long.

  2. I haven't read that one. I'll check it out on Monday. Thanks!

  3. The Day the Crayons Quit by Jeffers is a favorite so far.

  4. Favorite book, "Jerry the Boy Who Cried Monster," by yours truly.
    What else could I say??

  5. My favorite so far this year is a tie between The Dark by Lemony Snicket and That Is Not a Good Idea by Mo Willems.


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