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Saturday, August 30, 2008

Favourite Books & A Give-Away

UPDATE - I AM GOING TO CLOSE THIS GIVE-AWAY ON SUNDAY, 7TH SEPTEMBER AT MIDNIGHT.
THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON MONDAY


Put your spell check away - I meant to spell favourite that way!! I am Australian after all and even though spelling isn't my greatest talent, there are a few things I refuse to alter in my life. Spelling the Australian way is one of them!! So, centre, cheque, theatre, colour, neighbour, favourite and many more, will not pass muster at the old spell check! All though, I just hit spell check and they didn't pop-up as being misspelled. For years I have been doing battle with spell checks and now.......is it a plot to lull me into a false sense of security?? Or has some intelligent person seen the light and programmed the spell checks to the correct way of spelling things? Mmmmmmmh.

I have digressed away from my intended subject. That never happens in real life of course! I wanted to introduce one of my favourite children's books. This was a gift to our family from my childhood friend, Angela Thomas. She came to visit us shortly after Samuel was born and this is one of 3 books that she gave us. I love all of them, but thought I would start with this one.

Diary of a Wombat

A Honour Book for The Children's Book Council of Australia

Winner of the Australian Booksellers Association Choice Award

I love this book. I love the illustrations and I love the simple story it tells. My kids love this book - the 21-year-old, the 16-year-old and the 2 1/2-year-old. In fact, I love this book so much, I have a few extras laying around to give away as baby presents. I love to give new babies and their families a book, silky blanket and a cute stuffed animal. But, on this occasion, I am going to give away 1 "Diary of a Wombat". What do you have to do for this give-away you may ask?? Just tell me in the comment section what your favourite children's book is. I will randomly draw a # out of a hat to pick the winner. You may have noticed that I haven't been getting all that many posts, so I haven't picked a closing date for the give-away yet.

Sally-Ann

4 comments:

Aimee Carter said...

Rachel and I are currently enjoying the Hank the Cowdog series!

LadyFi said...

My sister lives in Australia and she sent me: The muddle-headed Wombat by Ruth Park. She says it is also an Oz classic...

Thanks for the tip!

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Thanks fo rstopping by my blog. It's nice to "meet" you! I love wombats!! I even listed some of my favortiet things awhile ago and baby wombats were on my list!!

Hallie :)

jancd said...

My grandchildren love "My Dog Carl" jancd
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