September 13, 2010

Favorite Books GIVEAWAY: The Remarkable Farkle McBride

Jack received The Remarkable Farkle McBride for his birthday in June and it's become a favorite for all of us! It's about a little boy, a prodigy, who starting at 3 years old masters an instrument in every section of the orchestra, but quickly tires of each of them.

The Incredible Farkle McBride

The lyrical nature of the text makes it so fun to read! Each instrument's sound is spelled out (the flute went rootle-ee, tootle-ee, tootle-ee too, with all of the winds at his side . . .).

Also, it rhymes. And I love kids' books that rhyme.

Part two of this post is a giveaway. Let me explain . . .

Whenever I've linked to a book from my blog, I've always used my amazon associates account. I get credit for anyone who clicks on the link and actually buys the book. Until a week or two ago, I hadn't checked my account. Ever. And guess what?! You guys were really buying the books I recommended last spring! I'm flattered.

What should I do with that money? It's not a massive amount, but its enough to do something fun! So, I plan on giving away every book that I recommend here until the money runs dry! And because I don't get very many entries for giveaways, you have an excellent chance of winning each time.

This week, I'll be giving one copy of this book (The Remarkable Farkle McBride) to a lucky winner. It'll be shipped from amazon.com directly to your house! Even if you don't have kids, it would make a great gift or something to save for when you do have kids.

Only one entry per person . . . just leave a comment with your name and a way to contact you. I'll draw a name on Friday, September 17 and will contact the winner to get a shipping address.

And if you don't win . . . just come back here and click on the link to buy the book, thus adding to the pot for future book giveaways. It's nice how that works out, huh?

One last thing . . . if you're reading this on facebook, you need to click to my blog to enter. Facebook comments don't count.

48 comments:

The Giffen Family said...

I love lyrically written books and ones that rhyme !! Will is a big fan too and would add to our wonderful collection and switch up some of our evening reading material ;) What a generous way to "share the love"!!

Rena said...

Cute! My son would love it!

Elisa said...

We always enjoy a new book! Thanks for sharing!!

The Schachts said...

We'd love to add to our collection and I love your taste so I'm sure we'll love this book! It would be just in time for Rowan's 2nd birthday...can you believe it? 2. years. old! What a nice thing you're doing! Thank you!

Krista said...

Loved "Lama, lama misses mama" so I bet this one will be good too.

Emily said...

We've loved all the books you've recommended :) Llama Llama Red Pajama is Jack's absolute favorite.

Dixon Family said...

Love, love, love this idea to give books away. We are huge readers and appreciate the recommendations!

jennysrushton@hotmail.com

Arwen said...

i love the books you recommend, you put it best when you said something along the lines of they make you not want to hide them. you can email me if i win :)

Jinger said...

My daughter loves for us to read to her at night. She would love this one! :)

jinger830 at yahoo dot com

Jeanette said...

Ooooh...sounds like a great read. Eli and I would love another book from Sara's Suggestions.

You're so philanthropic. Dolly Parton would be proud.

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Sandra said...

me me me! i just started showing books to malachi (not reading, really, since he's only 3 months), so i am excited to expand our library.

Julie Durocher said...

I've never heard of that book! It sounds lovely! I'm getting really tired of reading "The Toy-Breakers" every night (Jasmin's favorite right now!) Thanks for sharing your favorite books with us! you can email me if I win!

The Bahns said...

We would love to add this to our collection of books! My kids love books about instruments...one of their favorites is Peter and the Wolf.

Catherine said...

Sounds like a great book.

Catherine

pets@ critterhill . com

LizHergert said...

Sounds great! My little Silas loves music.

Liz
lizhergert@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

We would love to share this book with our two little readers. :) You can get me through FB where we are already friends! :) Thanks, Sara. What a great idea on encouraging reading with our kids. ~Tracy Lee Sievers

Maranda said...

My two year old son Jack would love this!!

Alison said...

I've purchased a few of the books you recommended for Ben's nephews. They really enjoy them. Thanks for sharing your great finds!

Ali Sheehan

Jenny J said...

Pick me! Pretty please...

Kara said...

We love new books!

ann said...

Hello. Ann here. The book sounds neat, even though Josiah would tear up a non-board book right now. We can save it for later.

You know how to contact me if I win. Just email.

Have a good one!

The Bulebosh Blog said...

Would love to win a new book and this looks like a great one!

TypeGeekGirl said...

Sounds like such a fun book! Awesome giveaway!!

jlhansma@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! We are always looking to add quality books to our 1 and 5 year old's collection. Thanks!

Leigh Ann
leighann101@hotmail.com

heresthediehl said...

i've never read this one, and we love new books :) thanks for making this a giveaway!

Maria W. said...

We love fun books:)

Melissa Hoffman said...

That is so sweet of you to do! My name is ENTERED!!

Heather S. said...

Looks like a great book!!

Lissa said...

I love rhyming books as well, and the pictures look great, too!

Anonymous said...

Love your blog and your photography! :)
Emily Mitchell
emily@arbor.edu for more information!

Joy said...

Pick me, pick me!

I would love to read this to my students!

jenny said...

What a great idea - thanks for the book recommendations and opportunity to win!

Brea said...

Sounds like a really cute book -- my little boy LOVES to be read to! :)

Jeni said...

Great idea, thanks for the giveaway! Skyler is on a book bender lately, so it would be great to add to our collection!

Emily said...

this sounds like a fun book! I love hearing of new books for my 4 and 2 yo boys! Thank you for the recommendation!

tantieem@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

a great idea! megankowen @ yahoo.com

Vicky said...

Hi! I just discovered your blog. I'm enjoying it! Great book recommendation. I'd love to win it & give it to my son who will be turning three next month & LOVES music!!

Vicky
almirons@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I love new books to read to my boys!

Kim

kimquats@hotmail.com

Danielle said...

Looks great! We are VERY into rhyming books at our house right now!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful book. Thanks for the chance to win.

jennifer.g.ferrara@gmail.com

Miriam said...

Sam just got a new set of books for a B-day gift from some friends. They are by Sandra Boynton. We just got them yesterday and are already loving them. Are you all Sanda Boynton fans? Great rhymes!

Erin said...

pick me, pick me! I love books like this! :)

Nicky C. K. said...

awesome! i scooped up wild things on amazon when i didn't win your giveaway earlier this year and thoroughly enjoyed it.

we're a reading family and would love a new addition, thanks for the opportunity :)

Andrew & Jen said...

Great! Thanks for sharing!

Amanda said...

Sounds like something ki would love!

Carrie said...

My boys love music and stories. I haven't heard of this book. Sounds great. I will definitely check it out. Thanks.

bobandcarrie3@gmail.com

Sarah said...

Love children's books, and always looking for new ones to read to my students every day too, so count me in. I don't know Farkle....Sounds cute though!