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March giveaway – 5x Guy Parker-Rees Picture Books

Announcing my March giveaway, 5x Guy Parker-Rees Picture Books.

March giveaway

If you’ve been reading my blog, you will have noticed that I often wish I could draw. OK, I can do stick people and things with straight lines, like houses, aren’t too shoddy, but anything more?  Forget it.  One of my favourite book illustrators is Guy Parker-Rees. I love his bright, bold artwork… and kids do too. So, I’m excited to have five of his picture books up for grabs in my March giveaway.

Here are the books you can win.

Come to Tea on Planet Zum-Zee

alien tea on planet zum zee

If you take your rocket to the outer edge of space, you’ll come across a funny little alien place. The alien peoples call it Planet Zum-Zee, and they’re meeting here today for a special picnic tea. Join the space party on Planet Zum-Zee! Meet the crazy creatures and share their deliciously funny food.

The Jungle Run

Here come the animals, one by one.
They’re all getting ready for the Jungle Run.
Cub turns up to take her place 
but the others say, ‘You’re to small to race . . . ‘

Cub may be little compared to the other animals, but she’s quick and clever and she knows just how to show the rest of the jungle what a winner she is.

Spookyrumpus

Bong! Goes the bell in the rickety tower, Twelve times…that means it’s Spooky Hour. 
Listen! Hush! Oooh, what’s that sound? The midnight spooks are coming round. 
The creepy countdown has begun, so get ready to giggle at funny, floaty ghosts, clickety-clackety skeletons and terrific tromping trolls! A real rollicking, romping, rhyming story with hilarious illustrations.

Jolly Olly Octopus

Jolly Olly Octopus

When Jolly Olly Octopus gets the giggles, it isn’t long before the waves of bubbly laughter have spread to all his friends and the whole sea bed is awash with sea creatures chuckling away. But, oh no! Here comes Shark! Suddenly things aren’t quite so funny any more.

K is for Kissing a cool Kangaroo

K is for Kissing a cool Kangaroo

From juicy jellybeans to kissing kangaroos, children will love learning and remembering the letters of the alphabet in this fun-packed ABC book with vibrant illustrations

If you’d like to be the proud owner of these great books, enter the competition below.

Good luck peeps.

Love Suzie xx



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Judith Kerr 5x Mog picture books Giveaway

Mog

5x Mog Picture Books Giveaway

February is the month of love and Judith Kerr’s stories of ’Mog’ the naughty but very lovable cat will always hold a special place in my heart. I have many happy memories of reading about ’Mog’ with my children and now I am sharing the books with my grandchildren. So, I’m excited to announce that February will be my 5x Mog Picture Books Giveaway.

Up for grabs this month are five books in the ’Mog’ series.

Titles included are:

  • Mog and Bunny

Mog and Bunny

Bunny is Mog’s best thing. But one day Mrs Thomas says she is going to throw Bunny in the dustbin… 

Awww.

  • Mog and the Baby

mog and the baby

Mog’s peaceful day is shattered when a baby comes to visit. All Mog wants to do and sleep and play but there is no chance of that with a little baby around!”Mog loves babies,” says Mrs Thomas but suddenly Mog isn’t quite so sure… 

This was my children’s all time favourite bedtime story. You have to know how Mog saves the baby.

  • Mog’s Bad Thingmog's bad thing

When Mog’s garden disappears under an enormous white flappy thing, Mog is very unhappy and does A Bad Thing. But inside the white flappy thing a Cat Show is taking place, the perfect setting for Mog to make her family very proud indeed. 

All kids love it when ‘bad things’ are done lol!

  • Mog and the Granny

mog and the granny

When the Thomas family go on holiday, Mog stays with Granny. It seems safe enough…until she meets Tibbles. 

Oh dear. More trouble for Mog.

  • Mog’s ABC

mog's abc

On the day of Debbie’s birthday party, Mog sets off on an adventure through the alphabet. Along the way she meets the dragons in the dark and the jaguar with a jug of jelly. M is for Mog, but to her surprise, it is also for the mad mouse monster of her dream.

An ABC book with a difference 🙂

 

So, there you have it. Five fantastic books that should be on every child’s bookshelf.

I’ll be drawing the winner the 2nd of March.

Enter below.

Good luck!

Suzie xx



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The winner of the Winnie the Pooh classic boxset January Giveaway

Winnie the Pooh Giveaway

A.A Milne’s Winnie the Pooh books are such classics and they must be as popular today as they’ve ever been because I had nearly 1500 entrants in my January Giveaway – a record number for me.

Anyway, onto the business of announcing the winner.

The winner of the Winnie the Pooh Giveaway is…

*** Chris Fredlund ***

Chris, if you can get in touch with your address, I’ll post the books out to you straight away.

Snowy Wales

We’ve had a few days of snow here in Wales, so I thought I’d share the view out of my back gate.

winter snow

Stay warm and happy reading.

Suzie xx


Today is Winnie the Pooh Day. How will you be celebrating?

Winnie the Pooh day

Did you know that 18th of January is the official Winnie the Pooh Day?

A.A. Milne, the author of this classic story, was born on this day back in 1882. It’s hard to imagine that this well-loved little bear was first published on 14 October 1926. The story started around the author’s son’s collection of stuffed toys. And yes, his son was called Christopher Robin in real life.

Did you catch last year’s film Goodbye Christopher Robin? It’s a dramatization of how the characters came to be created and well worth a watch.

Idea’s to celebrate Winnie the Pooh Day

Read a book. 

Yeah, that one’s obvious but Pooh always has some words of wisdom even though he professes to be a ‘bear of very little brain.’

Watch a film.

There have been loads of animations of Winnie the Pooh stories. Here’s the trailer for the 2010 film.

Cuddle your Teddy

Go on, everyone had at least one cuddly Pooh bear, didn’t they?

Eat some honey

A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside. AA Milne Click To Tweet

Enter my January Giveaway

I’m giving away a Winnie the Pooh Classic Collection Box set. It features 4x titles:

  • Winnie the Pooh
  • The House at Pooh Corner
  • When we were very Young
  • Now we are Six

Winnie the Pooh

Whatever you do, have a Happy Winnie the Pooh Day.

Love Suzie xx


 

Winnie the Pooh Giveaway: 4x Classic Books Box Set

I love Winnie the Pooh. As a child I had cuddlies of Pooh, Piglet and Kanga (complete with a removable Roo in her pouch.) So, the books in my January Winnie the Pooh Giveaway are very special to me.

Winnie the Pooh Giveaway

Winnie the Pooh Giveaway

Titles include:

  • Winnie the Pooh
  • The House at Pooh Corner
  • When we were Very Young
  • Now we are Six

There are four books in a tidy slip case and they are illustrated throughout in full colour.

Winnie the Pooh GiveawayThese are lovely books which are a must for any child’s bookshelf.

I will be drawing the winner on 2nd February.

Good luck.

Suzie xx


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A Mummy Trick: my Nativity story video for you

Nativity

A Mummy Trick: my Nativity story video for you

Back in 2013, I wrote a script to enter into The Nativity Factor, a competition run by ITN on British TV.

Writing a short film was a lot of fun and a great exercise in constructing a story through dialogue alone.

“A Mummy Trick” came fourth overall in the competition  – which was great.  But I was super pleased with being awarded the title of Most Heartwarming Story.

All say awwww!

Check it out below. (PS this was my little grandson’s acting debut.)

Wishing all my readers a Happy and peaceful “Bookish” Christmas.

See you all in 2018

Suzie xx


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The winner of the Usborne Christmas Picture Book November Giveaway

Usborne Christmas Picture Book Giveaway

There were exactly 1300 entrants in my Usborne Christmas Picture Book November Giveaway. Being a numbers freak, I liked that it ended so perfectly lol.

Anyway, onto the business of announcing the winner.

The winner of the November Giveaway is…

Paul from Omagh.

Paul, your books are already speeding their way to you so you’ll have plenty of reading time before Xmas.

Balloon festival

There was a fantastic balloon festival near me this month. The grandchildren thought it was magic. Don’t they look cute?

November Giveaway

Yikes, I just realized there’s only 21 sleeps until Christmas. I’m off to panic.

Happy reading

Suzie xx 

 

Usborne Christmas Picture Book Giveaway

Usborne Christmas Picture Book GiveawayUsborne Christmas Picture Book Giveaway

Christmas is coming! As I write this there are just 51 sleeps until the big day. Yikes!

With that in mind, my November giveaway has four classic picture books from Usborne; perfect for building excitement for your little ones.

The titles are:

Twas the Night Before Christmas

twas the night before christmas

This is one of my personal favourite books of all time. I did so many reads of this story that my kids could recite it word for word. (And, thirty years later, one still can ha ha)

The Snow Queen

the snow queen

A classic tale with gorgeous illustrations.

A Christmas Carol

a christmas carol

A fantastic version to introduce children to the story of Scrooge.

The 12 Days of Christmas

Is it a book or a song? The Twelve Days of Christmas is a must.

The Giveaway finishes on 30th of November so you will get plenty of pre-Christmas bedtime reading so enter now.

Good luck.

Suzie xx



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Jill Murphy October Giveaway Winner!

 

Jill Murphy giveaway

There were over 1100 entries in my October “Win 5x Jill Murphy Picture Books”  giveaway. I really love The Large Family Series so this was a great prize.

The Winner of the October Giveaway

The long-suffering Mrs Large is one of my favourite book characters but Kingsumo decided on a winner and it was … drum roll please … ? Katie Skeoch.

Yay for, Katie! Please reply with your mailing address and I’ll send the books out straight away.

Summer time has ended here in Wales and the dark nights are with us; perfect for bonfire night. Here’s a pic of our epic bonfire among the mountains.

october giveaway

Happy reading.

Suzie xx

Julia Donaldson September Giveaway Winner

Julia Donaldson Giveaway

My “Win 5 Julia Donaldson Picture Books” contest had the biggest response ever. There were over 1200 entrants in my September Giveaway! I guess you guys love Julia Donaldson’s stories as much as I do.

The Winner of the September Giveaway

The books in this prize are some of my favourites but Kingsumo decided on a winner and it was … wait for it … Deborah from Falkirk.

Yay for, Deborah!

Autumn is creeping on fast here in Wales. I love the misty mornings and beautiful colours of the leaves on tress. This was the sunrise from my window today. september giveawayHappy reading.

Suzie xx