Monday, May 2, 2011

Children's Book Week - Don and Audrey Wood


The first book I ever purchased by Don and Audrey Wood was Heckedy Peg.



I bought it without reading it. My first reading of it was to my daughters. They weren't even in school yet. If you've read it, you might remember the page surprised me. I wasn't sure where the story was going. Luckily, it ended well. I loved the story for the kind mother, the lesson the children learned to listen to their mother, and how this good mother truly knew her children, through and through.


We then fell in love with King Bidgood who, never wants to leave the bath. The book is fun to read, the pictures draw you in with their lush detail and clever humor.



Our favorite of their books still is The Napping House. There's something so peaceful about it, and ripe with fun. Yes, we do act out the napping house with the four of us on top of each other, until no one now is napping.


I love that this couple works together creating such sweet stories, and gorgeous illustrations.


For this giveaway you'll receive a set of three Wood titles:


The Napping House (a signed copy)
Piggies
Silly Sally

To learn more about Don and Audrey Wood head on over to their blog. They are a fascinating, creative couple.

Five entries to try your luck:
1. Leave a comment
2. Tweet then leave a comment that you tweeted: Children's Book Week @QueenScarlett is hosting a giveaway at http://aloneontop.blogspot.com
3. Facebook via link or status and leave a comment
4. Follow my blog via google connect and leave a comment
5. Blog about your favorite book, linking back here and leave a comment with your link. 


Giveaway will close on Friday, May 6 at midnight PST.



Cheers!


ps. I am not being paid, or asked to giveaway these specific titles. I just sincerely love them.

15 comments:

draeves said...

I think it's awesome that you're giving away these books. I'd enter--except that we already own all three (love Don and Audrey Wood!).

La Yen said...

What a great idea! I am totally entering and bummed I didn't get my act together this year to do a giveaway, too.

La Yen said...

I just tweeted.

La Yen said...

And I FBd it.

La Yen said...

And I friend followed you. Will I make a blog post? We shall see, we shall see...

Kalli Ko said...

I'm down to read to my kids always!

Kalli Ko said...

tweeted!

Stepper the Mighty said...

ME ME ME! I also love Heggledy Peg, the illustrations are wonderful! I so so so want to win this.

Stepper the Mighty said...

Facebooked you.

Stepper the Mighty said...

I already follow you in my reader. Does that count?

Amy said...

You ROCK! Hope I win

Queen Scarlett said...

So glad to see you lovely ladies.

Stepper - yes it counts, thanks for the comment to let me know!

Amy said...

FB'd ya!

Erin said...

I haven't read any of these!

Greek Goddess said...

These look like fun. We love King Bidgoods, too, and Piggies. Haven't read the others. Rebecca just said:"I've heard of Silly Sally! She's silly." I also linked on fb.