Friday Giveaways: Autographed Book!

"God dreams that every one of us will see that we are all brothers and sisters-yes, even you and me-even if we have different mommies and daddies or live in different faraway lands."

This is just one of the lovely quotes from one of our favorite books for children. South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu has a vision of God's dream, which he shares here with the youngest of listeners. It involves people who reach out and hold each other's hands, but sometimes get angry and hurt each other — and say they're sorry and forgive. It's a wish that everyone will see they are brothers and sisters, no matter their location in the world, no matter the size of their nose or the shade of their skin.

This is a lovely book about tolerance, acceptance, and love, and we are excited to be able to give a signed copy to one lucky reader! To enter, leave a comment below and answer the following question:

What is your favorite book to read aloud to your child?

Be sure to check back next week to see if you've won, and to enter our next giveaway. (We think the best way to be kept in the loop is to sign up for our Mama Memo, hint hint.) The winner will be chosen at random from an online number generator. Contest ends Thursday at 11:30pm.

And now, for the winner of our Girl Gourmet Cupcake Maker:


((((Moya))))

Congratulations! Please contact us in the next 2 weeks to claim your prize!

95 comments:

  1. I just have to say that number one never wins. and also. Our current favorite read-aloud is
    Llama Llama Mad at Mama.
    It's hilarious.

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  2. One of our favorites is The Straight Line Wonder, by Mem Fox. It has creative rhyme and teaches about not being afraid to be yourself.

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  3. We are LOVING Where the Wild Things Are lately. Especially when Daddy reads it. He does this crazy howling when the wild rumpus starts and the kids become giggling messes. It is one of the sounds I would be putting in the soundtrack of my life for this season for sure.

    We also LOVE reading any of Dr. Seuss' works out loud...so fun!

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  4. My favourite is "No Matter What" by Debi Gliori. If you haven't got it, get a copy! It's lovely!

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  5. Eric Carle books (i/e: The Very Hungry Caterpillar, etc.) are my very favorite, but another great choice is Mary Engelbreit's collection of Mother Goose verses. Classic and simple, wonderfully illustrated- 2 or 3nursery rhymes before naptime is perfect! :)

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  6. This book sounds great. Right now our favorite book is Stone Soup. My kids (8 & 6) are getting to the age where they are noticing "cool and uncool" and I don't like it. So we read it and talk about everyone working together...cool and uncool NEEDING each other to survive and make it.

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  7. 1st choice: "The Little Quiet Book", but the old one is the best. It had twice as many pages as the new releases which are now chunky books. It was SO good.

    But since it's hard to get that book, I offer two more...

    "Where the Wild Things Are"
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    "Sailor Moo"

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  8. This book sounds like a add to my collection. I hope I win!!! My favorite book to read aloud to my kiddos is "Hip Hip Hooray For Annie McRae" by Brad Wilcox. If you haven't read this one, it is a must!

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  9. Three of my favorites are "I Love you the Purplest" by Barbara Joose, "You are all my Favorites" by Sam Bratney and "Zen Shorts" by John Muth. The first two are about the abounding love a parent has for their kids and the last is a wonderful book of Zen stories of enlightenment and love.

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  10. We love to read That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown. My kids will only read it if we're reading with Daddy though because he is the best at doing all the voices. Another favorite that we're reading right now is The Tale of Despereaux. My kids can't wait to find out what happens next.

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  11. Right now my son loves "chicka chicka boom boom". He says the "boom boom" when he picks out the book.

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  12. Where the Wild Things Are" AND OH THE PLACES YOU'LL GO

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  13. I Love You the Purplest, though when we read it we change the boys names to our own boys names. They can't get enough!

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  14. I really could go on and on, because he's wangled me into a five book read at bedtime.
    Our favorite together has to be Goodnight Gorilla. there is a page with the speech bubbles varying in size and he does the liitle, quiet goodnight and the loud booming goodnights. great fun, ahh!

    ps after reading your comment about your son shoving the fries in his innocent mouth has really struck a chord with me. - Love the blog.

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  15. You name it, its all Curious George at the moment, Curious George.rides a bike, at the donught shop, flies a kite. can't get away from him. But I'm loving every moment of it.
    hes keen on the Greedy Python too.

    rhubbert at socal dot rr dot com

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  16. I really like to read the Rainbow fish to her because she enjoys it so much.

    legacyofbrutalitysa{AT}gmail.com

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  17. My favorite book to read is Love You Forever. Kei has no idea what I'm saying when I read it, but it makes me cry everytime! It's so beautiful.

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  18. "Big Words for Little People" by Jaime Lee Curtis.

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  19. We really like the books Chester and Chrysanthemum. They are fun and the little mice are so cute.

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  20. The Little Quiet Book;I am a subscriber.

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  21. Our night time favourite is from the classics, Robinson and Crusoe!

    Amy

    amy in kamloops@ gmail. com

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  22. My girls and I love to read When Momma Comes Home Tonight.

    Marianne
    mjackson@wwhgd.com
    www.crochetbymommaj.etsy.com

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  23. My toddler grandson likes, " Good Night Moon".

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  24. I love to read Curious George to the little gal I care for!
    Thanks
    baileybobby6(at)hotmail.com

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  25. I like Madeline and all the following Madeline stories. We also like The aliens are Coming. That one is funny.

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  26. snow white and the severn dwarfs

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  27. Children's Bible

    iluv2pray@gmail.com

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  28. Our kids loved hearing Peter Rabbit

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  29. Anything by Dr. Seuss
    gkstratos@yahoo.com

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  30. Right now I am reading James and the Giant Peach out loud to Bria. I remember loving this book when I was little and am so delighted that Bria loves it too! Every time I sit down she brings it to me and begs me to read the next chapter. -And I happily agree!

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  31. I cannot name just one:-0!
    Love you forever was a favorite to read to my boys...I still get teary eyed when I read it. For fun we read I love you Stinky face and Fox in Sox.

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  32. My daughters have several favorites, but the one that stands out the most is Go Dog Go! I have read it to them so many times I can recite it verbatim.

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  33. Our favorite right now is "Celeste: A Day in the Park" by Martin Matje. I also like Max Lucado's "You are Special" story, but the illustrations are too creepy-looking for my kids...

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  34. We always read the book read to your bunny.

    rebbi511 at peoplepc.com

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  35. My favorite book to read to my children is Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss.

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  36. angelina115@hotmail.com

    Sailor mOo

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  37. Love "Where the Wild Things Are."

    ktgonyea@gmail.com

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  38. I love reading "I'll Love You Forever" out loud to my son.
    frog123 (at) cyipcom (dot) net

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  39. Anything by Dr. Seuss...
    Always a classic

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  40. My favorite read for children are the "Henry" books, like Henry Climbs AHill, as they impart some very good philosophy.

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  41. My kids love a book I have saved since I was a child called "Who Said Sue Said Who?". It's a tongue twister to say the least the way everything rhymns.

    Thank you for a wonderful giveaway!!!!

    Hunnyv "at" Optonline "dot" net

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  42. I like to read Where the Wild Things Are to my son. He loves it and it is poetic!

    onlycancan at hotmail dot com

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  43. My favorite book is from the King James Version of the Bible. We read the stories in Proverbs and the Psalms. What an inspiration for all ages.

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  44. Hello! Our two sons favorite read aloud book is "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie!" All of us love the illustrations. Please enter me in your delightful book drawing. Many thanks.....Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  45. The book I like to read out loud is "Cat in the Hat" by Dr. Suess.

    agsweeps [@] hotmail [.] com

    Thanks!!

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  46. I love anything by Dr Seuss, they are such classics..and love to rhyme in time..Zoe

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  47. Cat in the Hat! Actually Dr. Seuss, anything by him.

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  48. I read both The Hobbit & Harry Potter aloud to my kids. Please count me in. Thanks!!

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  49. Charlotte's Web is a must read. Since it is a chapter book, it allows lots of discussion and enjoyment of the various characters as they develop over time. I have read it aloud to children (my children and my students) many, many times.
    Nancy
    allibrary [at] aol [dot] com

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  50. How to make a cupcake
    Jaleigh78[at]aol[dot]com

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  51. That book has such a sweet cover! My two year old granddaughter loves Cinderella.

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  52. Right now we are going back and forth between Dr. Seuss's "The Foot Book" and Ian Falconer's "Olivia". Since she now knows all the words by heart she "reads" it to me!

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  53. I like to read Jan Brett books to the kids.

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  54. Love You Forever! Its such a great book!

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  55. I love to read chapters of bigger books. One of my favorites is The Black stallion books.

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  56. My dughter likes Anything by Dr Suess. She has a large book that is a collection of his work she calls her stories. When she wants you to read she wants you to read the whole book at once it has like 300 pages and she expects you to read it all in one sitting.

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  57. My son doesnt have a favorite yet (he's 3 months old...) But I like pulling any book down and readin it to him...so he can hear my voice and look at the pics! :)

    Mariajoy@hotmail.com

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  58. Well, many moons ago it was Curious George. I still have the book and the stuffed doll. Good memories. :)

    delilahhhhh@msn.com

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  59. This one was really hard, my son loves any Dr Suess. Green eggs and Ham, I will say, thank you.

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  60. snow white and the severn dwarfs

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  61. Green Eggs and Ham
    Butchbarbee66[at]aol[dot]com

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  62. I like to read Maurice Sendak's Where The Wild Things Are, and have everyone chime in with appropriate "wild" sounds! It's got just a hint of scary but also makes a child feel safe and not too threatened, because these "wild things" are far away!

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  63. the boys love the book-The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  64. Our favorite quick read is Snuggle Puppy. My daughter loves for me to sing it to her when she's going to bed. Thank you!!

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  65. We love reading Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.
    doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
    Elizabeth

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  66. Oh My Goodness, I have to win that book! My favorite to read to my little ones is God gave us You.

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  67. my fav was "call of the wild"

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  68. "Goodnight Moon"

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  69. Skippyjon Jones in Mummy Trouble. Tutu is amazing. I had no idea he was doing kids' books.

    lkziegler[at]gmail[dot]com

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  70. I love reading the Very Hungry Caterpillar. Johnlenoraplus2@yahoo.com

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  71. it's an oldie, but a classic.

    Once Upon A Time In The Meadow by Rose Selarose.

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  72. I like I'll Love You Forever.

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  73. My one year old granddaughter loves "Pat The Bunny"...Grammy Price

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  74. I love you sun I love you moon is one of my favs

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  75. fairy tales
    hope to win
    sula_nsb@hotmail.com

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  76. Any of Dr.Seuss's books. Especially, Hop on Pop.

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  77. My grandson Mason likes, " Good Night Moon". ty 4 the great contest!:)

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  78. chicka chicka boom boom
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  79. The Straight Line Wonder, by Mem Fox

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  80. The Little Quiet Book was always a favorite!
    baileybobby6(at)hotmail.com

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  81. I love to read Are You My Mother. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  82. Barnyard Banter

    egreca (at) hotmail {dot} com

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  83. We are LOVING Where the Wild Things Are lately.

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