SUNDAY GIVEAWAY: Bailey (children's book)

We recently got a new pet. She is a super cute black and white hamster. You have no idea how hard I tried to avoid boarding the "pet train". My daughter has been begging for a puppy for about 4 years now. She so badly wanted a pet. So, for her 8th birthday the hamster was the pet compromise. Her first name was "Oreo", and then it was changed to "Joe-Joe" (Trader Joe's version of Oreos). She has become a beloved little character in my children's world. They love watching her play in her cage and do her "Joe-Joe tricks". [She is quite fancy - she climbs over her spinning wheel and slides down, and she also can do the "monkey bars" by traversing the top of the cage hand by hand.] One of their favorite Joe-Joe past times is creating stories about Joe-Joe and the absurd places she could go. To school, grocery shopping, skateboarding, driving a bus, working at disneyland - these are all places that reduce my children to giggly messes when they think of Joe-Joe cruising the real world. Its just too much fun to think of an animal doing "human stuff".

It's the same reason that Bailey, a new release by Harry Bliss, quickly grabs kids' attention and will be requested to be read again and again. Bailey is a dog who surprises and charms his fellow human classmates with his irrepressible antics. School proves to be an unexpected place for Bailey to do all sorts of things he loves: reading, fetching, painting, digging, singing — and making friends!

Three (3) winners will receive:

• copy of Bailey by Harry Bliss

To be entered in this giveaway, please leave a comment answering the following question:

"Does your family have a pet? If so, what is his/her name? If not, do your kids pine for one?"

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This giveaway will be closed Saturday 9/24 at 11 p.m. and the winner will be announced next Sunday!

Prizing & sample courtesy of Scholastic

Prizing values: Book $16.99, each

Giveaway open to US mailing addresses only

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