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Friday, April 01, 2011

A Little Bit of Love - April Fools Giveaway #6 (CLOSED)

One of my favorite children's book publishers is Tiger Tales Books. I think they publish a lot of cute and adorable titles that are fun to share and enjoy with little ones. If you check out the Tiger Tales website, you'll also notice how charmingly they organize their titles into various categories such as: Bound for Bed, Classic Concepts, Cuddles and Love, etc.

Speaking of cuddles and love, they've just released a new title in this category called A Little Bit of Love, by Cynthia Platt and illustrated by Hannah Whitty. In this story a young mouse is feeling a little hungry and so he asks his mother for a snack. She offers her baby some cheese but young mouse thinks cheese is too common place. Young mouse is thinking more of a special sort of treat and so Mama suggests that they make such a treat "with a little bit of love." Their special treat requires that they go around collecting the ingredients necessary. They begin their outing by first visiting the beehive to collect the honey that the bees have made. Mama and her young one collect honey, flour, milk and a few other things from various other people and animals. In the end, they bake a pie with all of their ingredients. Young mouse doesn't quite understand why Mama is insisting that the pie was made with a little bit of love but she explains how each person and animal made their ingredients out of love and therefore their pie is full of cuddles and affection.

This is a very sweet story, not to mention quite adorable. The front cover of both the hardback copy and the paperback copy of this book is "fuzzy" so that you, er, your young reader, can feel the mice. Their fuzziness just makes them that much more irresistible! Definitely one of our favorite Spring releases!

Another new release is The Ice Cream King which sounds pretty yummy with the onset of warmer weather, does it not? In this story by Steve Metzger, we meet Teddy Jones who has just realized that there is a new ice cream store in town. He begs his mother for an opportunity to taste and see that the ice cream is good and she happily agrees to a treat. She allows him to select whatever he would like to eat and he starts imagining all the yummy ice cream creations that he could consume all by himself. I the end, he decides that sharing a treat is far better than indulging in ice cream all by himself. (Isn't that the case? Well. At least most of the time?)

The interesting thing about The Ice Cream King are the illustrations by Julie Downing. You can get a feel from the cover art that the book is bright and colorful. However, the book opens up with more of a black and white feel to it - very light colors included that are hardly noticeable though. I was surprised to open the book and see the "dull" illustration after having admired the covered. Once Teddy starts fantasizing about the ice cream, the illustrations become very colorful. Think Wizard of Oz in the illustrator's choice of colors and layouts to help tell the story. I thought this was very clever for this particular tale.

Now, of course, comes the good part. Tiger Tales has graciously offered to give away one copy of each of the above titles to one reader here. How to win? Well, hopefully by now you've figured out the drill for the day!

Simply leave a comment below. This contest is open to U.S. residents only and will be open through Thursday, April 7th.

Extra entries:

* Blog about today's April Fool's Giveaways and add a second comment for one extra entry into any and all of the April Fool's Giveaways.
* Become a "fan" on Facebook.




THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. THE WINNER IS #37 - Taia

52 comments:

Alicia said...

Cute!

Alicia said...

Posted on my blog!

Alicia said...

Fan on FB!

Annette W. said...

These are adorable!

Annette W. said...

I blogged, too!

Monica . . . said...

Look cute!

~Monica

Monica . . . said...

FB, too!

~Monica

Brimful Curiosities said...

Happy April Fool's Day! Any pranksters in your home? My daughter tried to tell me I had a spider on my head. Must have learned that one in kindergarten.

Janice said...

These look lovely!
feltyfun at gmail

Janice said...

I like you on fb!
feltyfun at gmail

Sky said...

Ah! Ice cream!

Shonya said...

Ah, these look cute! :)

Maureen said...

Cute cover! Please include me!


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Maureen said...

Posted giveaway on my Blog!

http://musingsbymaureen.blogspot.com/

alekee02[at]yahoo[dot]com

Maureen said...

Follow on FB!


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Amy said...

Love these titles!

Amy said...

I am a FB fan!

Bluerose said...

I would love to be entered.

bluerosesheart at yahoo dot com

Bluerose said...

I blogged.

Bluerose said...

I liked you on Facebook.

Krista said...

Super cute! I think these would be tops on my pics for the boys right now!

Krista said...

FB fan!

Anonymous said...

These look adorable!

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Deana K said...

Great books!

Deana K said...

I'm a fan on facebook!

Page Turner said...

These look like fun!

Page Turner said...

I'm a facebook fan!

Dani said...

Sound like a great pair of books!

Dani said...

Fan on FB

Heather said...

These books look really cute! I would Love to have them for my Daughter! :)

heatherhaddox at yahoo dot com

Heather said...

I am a fan on Facebook!

Heather Haddox
heatherhaddox at yahoo dot com

debbie said...

These look like really cute books.
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Jen @ Happy Little Homemaker said...

I would love to win these for my godchildren! Thanks!

apple blossom said...

thanks for the giveaway.

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apple blossom said...

giveaway posted on my blog

http://myheartbelongs2books.blogspot.com/2011/04/giveaways-popping-up-all-day-today.html

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Olive's mum said...

My 2yo would love to own those books!

Taia said...

Interested!

Melanie L said...

These look so cute. I think my daughter would love these books. Thanks for the giveaway!
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Linda Kish said...

These are so cute. I love kid's books.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Anne@LittleSproutBooks said...

These sound right up our alley!

Anne@LittleSproutBooks said...

I announced in my Friday post!

Anne@LittleSproutBooks said...

I "like" on FB

rubynreba said...

Very nice books!
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rubynreba said...

Like you on facebook
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Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

These look adorable. The mouse cover reminds me of "If you give a mouse a cookie." The ice cream book would be great to read before a trip to Baskin Robbins ($.31 cones April 27, 2011, 5-10 pm).

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

I think you are Facebook-"fan"tastic. :D

Wehaf said...

More great books!

urchiken at gmail dot com

Alison said...

We love kid's books. :)

Alison said...

facebook follower

Casa Castillo said...

My 4.5 year old son LOVES ice cream!

Nancye said...

Both of these books are so cute!

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Nancye said...

FB Fan

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