Thursday, March 13, 2008

CONTEST TIME...and my *little lions*

Tonight while tucking A and J into bed...I read "Johnny Lion's Book" for the 6001st time. I'm not kidding...seriously. I can't even tell you what that book has been through at our house. You would be disgusted I'm sure. It isn't the well-written prose by Edith Thacher Hurd that compels us to read on...nor the 2-tone pencil drawing illustrations...both are equally awful. There are no charming "Seussical" rhymes or metaphors that ask us to look deep within. Just a really boring story about a little lion...his fairly lame adventures...and paragraphs of repetitive sentence structure (I have mentioned that we have a bit of lion fascination at our house haven't I?) Yet my girls have some sort of inborn fascination with this book. As you can see from the is in sad shape. It has been scotch taped, duck taped, and glued. I once thought about buying another copy on ebay...but then...I would have a back-up copy...and I'm truly hoping someday this book will magically disappear! It isn't that my youngsters don't have quality literature. They have bookshelves full of wonderfully compelling stories. They just LIKE "Johnny Lion's Book".

You may be asking...WHAT about the CONTEST...have no fear...I'm getting there!
One LUCKY winner will receive a CUSTOM *take a bow* tee!!! Hoodie, ringer, babydoll, tank... your choice of style and fabric!
1. Read this post and make a comment about your child's favorite book. (if you don't have a child in your life there is probably no need to wouldn't look all that great in the tee anyways!)
2. Go to your local library and check out a copy of "Johnny Lion's Book"....JUST KIDDING...I wouldn't do that to you ;)
3. Stop back in next week when I announce the LUCKY WINNER of a FREE TEE!

You won't win unless you post. All postings will go into a hat and one of my very own *little lions* might draw YOUR NAME! Imagine the excitement :)


sunshine*kisses said...

I have never read that book but Lauren's favorite book now is the Great Blue Panda. I don't mind reading it as it teaches her not to tell Fibs.


Susan Lee said...

Maki chooses books over toys any day! She is top reader in her Kindergarten & I am SO SO proud!!! We had a good friend of our family by her the ENTIRE Munchworks collection before she was born. I just recently brought them out for her to read & she is HOOKED! Right now, those are definitely her favorites:)

Janea´s World said...

Janeas favorit book is
of course its a german book, but maybe you knwo it ? its a storie about a little fisch,who is sweet and colorfull!
hugs Gaby

dandelion said...

My daughter loves the quirky little book called "The Diary of a Spider" It really is funny :o)

Jam Clothing Company said...

I haven't heard of that book. But the favorite around here is "Pinkalicious" I think it's because it's all pink, about pink, and uses words like Pinkerella and Pinkerbelle.... LOL



Lala said...

Hi Jenn... Well... Lk flip flops between Goodnight Moon and Ten in the Bed as her FAVS... of course... you know she'd love for me to read her the PHONEBOOK at bedtime more than anything... LOL... I'm going to scout for that Lion book... it looks CUTE!!!

Love, Lala :o)

Treasuresofjoy said...

Genesis all time favorite is Corduroy! We like Pinkalicious and purplelicious too!!!
Corduroy has been the favorite for almost 3 years...We just found a corduroy book at Barnes and Nobles a few weeks ago and had to get him.


3timesthecharm said...

Shelby's favorite book is "Fancy Nancy". Which is why I spend to much on beautiful boutique clothes! She loves to dress up.

Camilla*s Mommy said...

We have never read that book, but it sounds like you kind of feel about it the way I feel about the Little Red Hen. LOL

Thank goodness Camilla's favorite is Time For Bed by Mem Fox, which I love dearly.

Lisa~ said...

We have one of those's called "fox in socks" by dr suess and OMGOsh I have read it so many times I dont even mess up on the riddles anymore! He gets such a kick out of it though that I keep reading:)

Angel said...

That book looks cute! I've never seen it before. I think we need to pick up "Pinkalicious" though, we are crazy about pink here. E's favorite baby is named "Pink Baby."

Our favorite is "Little Bunny Follows His Nose" It's a scratch and sniff book like my favorite from my childhood "The Swet Smells of Christmas." My girls first learned that their noses were for smelling from this book. I will never forget that!


Sweet Sunshine Boutique said...

Ok, I hate to admit it, but we too have a book here at our house in the same condition, lol! My girls LOVE, I MEAN LOVE Good Night Moon. I have read the book as many times as Jen has read Johnny's Lion & it has been through all three girls, on every single vacation we have ever taken & many trips to Nana & Papa's house as well! I wonder how many times my Mother has read the book? LOL! I know that Good Night Moon is so well known & probably a cliche that it is my girls fav, but I wanted to be honest! They too have 3 bookshelves full of wonderful books, one shelf for each girl! I have wanted to crack them all open & read a fascinating new story to them for years, but on the rare chance we do read a new tale, we MUST read Good Night Moon after!! Thanks for letting me share!!

Sweet Sunshine Boutique

jscott1234567 said...

My daughter's favorite book right now is "Mud". It is about a boy & girl that get mud on their body parts. She likes "reading" it--as well as a 2 year old can and pointing to her body parts as I read it.


julie sue said...

The Napping House by Audrey Woods is our favorite right now. We seem to stick with one book for about 2 weeks and then move onto to another. My daughter LOVES books. She sits and looks at the pictures and laughs. Any book with good pictures are her favorite.

Nic said...

my kids adore CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS. our household copy used to be my book as a child, so it's suffered through a lotta lovin'. :)

Lynne said...

Melissa's favorite right now is "That's Not my Bunny". Which is a follow up to her other favorite, "That's not my Train." LOL


Carol said...

We are reading "Where the Wild Things Are". Another favorite is "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish". We LOVE books in our home!

Amy said...

We are big fans of Chicka Chicka Boom think we do enough with the ABC's around my house? LOL

Kass said...

I finally figured out this blogging thing! Ella's favorite right now is any of the Fancy Nancy books. Carter's favorite is Horton Hears a Who. Can't wait to hear about Chicago!

Jill said...

My son, at age 9, prefers to read on his own now but my daughter still snuggles in the crook of my arm for her nightly story. One amazing little gem that we stumbled upon has become a beloved favorite in our house. It's called Farfallina and Marcel. It's a beautiful story about a catapillar and a gosling who become very best friends...and stay that way even in the face of some really big changes. I've read it, as my son would say, "probably a gazillion times', but I still get a little teary eyed. My daughter and I just love it.

Little*Precious Boutique said...

Olivia loves Kevin Henkes stories. I would say her favorite is Chrysanthemum, but we also read Julius Baby of the World (your girls would love this, Jenn), Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse & Lilly's Big Day quite a bit. Olivia loves them because all three of those feature adventures the outspoken & very colorful character Lilly, the mouse. :) Mandy