03 July, 2012

Scaredy Squirrel at the Beach - Birthday Month Giveaway (US/CAN ends 7/31)


July is my birth month!

So to share the love, I will be sending you presents. You! Yes, you.

That is, if you're lucky enough. My birthday is 7/11. That's pretty lucky.

My next giveaway will be the book Scaredy Squirrel at the Beach*. If we hit 711 entries by the end of the contest, I'll throw in this guy:

12" plush Scaredy Squirrel Puppet from MerryMakers
He's too cute! 

*Sorry, some previous tweets said "signed copy" but it's not--I copy-pasted from another rafflecopter widget and missed erasing the word "signed".

But it's still a great little book. :)

If you're not familiar with Scaredy Squirrel, he's an extremely fearful forest creature from a series of picture books by Mélanie Watt (Kids Can Press). Her adorable illustrations will make you laugh even harder as Scaredy tries to enjoy life despite danger (and germs!) lurking everywhere. I can really relate to him since I'm a total home-body, though I think I'm a lot braver.

There isn't an Independence Day story for Scaredy (I have a sneaking suspicion he's Canadian... though it doesn't say on his passport) but there is a beach vacation story, and that's what you can win today.

Kids can get into the spirit of the book, even if you're nowhere near the ocean, by drawing beachy scenery for a staycation or making up a passport. (My cousins and I spent one summer taking turns being the customs officer as we "flew" from room to room... each corner of each room was a different part of the world. I really liked stamping the "passports" and visiting "Japan" ;) I think it would also be fun to make a beach terrarrium and decorate it with (unoccupied) seashells and make icy cold drinks to sip during the hot summer. Just don't forget to put on sunblock, even if you're only lying in patches of sun indoors (we used to do that too).




a Rafflecopter giveaway


Rules:
  1. No purchase necessary. None of the entries are mandatory, but you have to do at least one to enter.
  2. Open to people with mailing addresses in the United States and Canada. 
  3. One set of entries per household please. 
  4. If you are under 13, please get a parent or guardian's permission to enter, as you will be sharing personal info such as an email address. 
  5. Winner will be chosen randomly via Rafflecopter widget after the end of the day on July 31, 2012. 
  6. Winner(s) will be contacted by email within 24 hours after the giveaway ends. If you have any additional questions - feel free to send us an email at readnowsleeplater@gmail.com!
Don't be scared--enter today!

24 comments:

  1. Well the only scary thing I have in store is spending 4 days with my husband's family.

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    1. D: I can barely get through 4 hours. Bravo and good luck to you!

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  2. Just hanging with my boys!

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  3. Oh, there's another Scaredy Squirrel? I love Scaredy Squirrel! And yes, he's Canadian: woot!

    My plans for the summer involve growing veggies in my new veggie garden, and lots of hiking and kayaking. (None of which are scary.)

    Happy BIrthday!

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    1. Lol, I love that he's Canadian.

      Hiking is a little scary! I saw a snake the other day while hiking; my husband scared it away though :D

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  4. My summer plans are very scary - studying!

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    1. D: Oh noes! Well take a page from Scaredy's book (literally) and at least put up some nice scenery to look at while you're studying. Good luck on whatever you're studying for!

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  5. I love Scaredy Squirrel!! So excited there is a new one! Thank you for offering this great giveaway!
    My summer plans are lots of reading, shopping, relaxing, and more reading! :)

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  6. I have plans this summer-going to the beach, spending time with my family, etc. Nothing scary planned! LOL

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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    1. LOL! I think Scaredy would disagree with that (at least til the end of the book maybe)

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  7. Plans. Well probably hit the beach or the pool. Hang out with friends. And most importantly read. Lots and lots of reading.

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  8. Plans...spending time with family and reading! :)

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    1. That sounds like a great plan. Have fun reading and hanging out!

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  9. No plans for me :(. Scaredy is so cute!

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    1. It's called a staycation, haha ;) Just make yourself a pretty drink and lie down. zzz...

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  10. My summer plans are to spend time with my kids, read, and relax. Nothing scary about that!

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  11. no scary plans - just a trip to NYC to see my family

    catherine c

    catherine0807 at hotmail dot com

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  12. the beach - i guess that's normal :) Thank you!!!

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  13. normal- going to the beach
    jessicawedwards@gmail.com

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  14. Plan on spending time with the family and lots of reading!

    nancyecdavis At bellsouth DOT net

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