Monday, May 12, 2014

Children's Book Giveaway for CBW 2014

If you are here at Saffron Tree reading this, you must be a passionate children's book lover!

To thank you for supporting childhood literacy and generating a life-long love of reading in children, we, at Saffron Tree, would like to giveaway a random children's book.

So, what do you have to do to get this random children's book for free? Leave a comment in this post with the title/author/illustrator of your favorite children's book. That's it!

Well, that, and a few other details explained below.

Rules for this Children's Book Giveaway:
  1. What do I do to enter? 
    1. Leave a valid comment here in this post. 
    2. Then send an email to contest.saffrontree [at] gmail [dot] com with the subject line "CBW 2014 Giveaway" stating the book you shared in your comment; this email* doubles as your consent to the rules and your intent to participate. [*Your email will not be used for anything other than contacting you for this particular giveaway.]
  2. What is a "valid" comment? Your comment in this post stating the title/author/illustrator info of a children's book that made an impact on you or a child in your life. Perhaps it was the first book you read as a child, or the first book you read to your child? Perhaps it is a book that left you thinking, a book that made you laugh uncontrollably? Perhaps the author/illustrator has consistently made you sit back with wonder... Whatever the reason, share it in the comment, briefly, so we can learn something about your favorite book.
  3. Can I leave multiple valid comments here? While multiple comments are always welcome, only one valid comment/entry from each person/email will be used for the random drawing. As always, Saffron Tree members and guest reviewers are excluded from entering this drawing.
  4. When does it start/end?  Starts 8 a.m May 12th, 2014 and Ends 8 p.m May 18th, 2014, PDT (Pacific Daylight Time).
  5. How many winners? Only one winner for this drawing.
  6. How is the winner chosen? The winner will be picked using based on qualifying entries. 
  7. How will I know if I am the winner? A comment announcing the winner will be added here in this post by May 20th, 2014, midnight PDT. The winner will receive an email from us requesting further information by May 25th, 2014. If we do not hear back from the winner by May 31st, 2014, we sadly have to assume that the winner forfeits the prize. 
  8. What is the Prize? A "surprise" children's book chosen randomly based on book availability at the time of drawing.
  9. When will I receive the prize if I am the winner? Prize will be mailed out on the first week of June 2014. Organizers have no control over late delivery or lost mail or invalid postal addresses. Sorry about that.
  10. Any Restrictions? Open only to US, UK, and Indian valid postal addresses as we are unable to ship the prize elsewhere at this time. 

Good Luck! 
Or, as the Irish say: 
May good luck be your friend
in whatever you do.
And may trouble be always
a stranger to you.


vani said...

A book that left a lasting impact for me is the Kite called Korika from Tulika Publishers. In today's world where ours kids get to play with ipads , it represents a different India rarely pictured in books. Mostly you see Indian villages depicted as cute settings . This book dwells on poverty of Indian farmers and droughts

Hats off to the author

story : Sharada Kolluru
pictures : K. P. Muraleedharan

Ms. Yingling said...

I'll have to go with Norton Juster's The Phantom Tollbooth. Both my girls have read it multiple times, and my older daughter has a quote from it hung above her bed. it made such an impact on all of us: if I had to memorize a book aka Fahrenheit 451, this is the book that I would choose! Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

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Pratibha Anand said...

My 3 year old has been fascinated by picture books. But the book which changed the scenario recently in our household (though for a little period!) was " A beastly tale from here and there" by Vikram Seth. I loved this book but my son who usually would pick a picture book would say lets read "the purple cow"(a character which comes in one of the story). It made me realize the power of "words and stories" which can attract any child without the need for gadgets, devices and sometimes without pictures :)

Anonymous said...

A book that impacted me greatly was The Naughiest Girl in School by Enid Blyton. I did a post on that for a contest in womensweb. Apart from the awesome food description and the amazing life in a girl's school, I think the book taught me that its absolutely okay to change decisions in life and standing up for the truth and a friend is the best thing one can do :)

The brat's favorite book for a long time has been Monday to Sunday by Sowmya Rajendran published by Tulika Books. We learnt the days of the weeks and the names and mannerisms of different animals thanks to that book :) and of course the awesome illustrations by Pratik Ghosh!

Unknown said...

You can do it ,Sam written by Amy Hest illustrated by Anita Jeram

It was snowing heavily,my daughter was having fun playing in the snow.She was getting tired and wanted to take a break.
As she was an early emergent reader then,she insisted that I read-aloud this Sam book to her since she liked the cover page that had a bear playing in the snow.
She was also curious about the little red bag on his hand.I must have re-read this book and all the Sam Books many times in a loop:)!
She would relate herself proudly to Sam, when she wants to be a little risk-taker, doing things on her own.
Also,Sam & Mrs.Bear inspired her to appreciate - what it means to give, the little surprises and the warmth of sharing!
She is 8 now reading Roald Dahl's JGP,loves Rusty,enjoys Tulika's colourful folk-tales,ACKs..Oh..not to miss "Dr.Seuss's—'Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,Nothing is going to get better. It's not.",poems from Mother Goose to Shel Silverstein and many more to add to her endless big list of favourites ...but she still treasures her Sam books:)

Reva said...

Gajapathi Kulapathi by Ashok Rajagopalan (Tulika). A book that got my then 10 month old hooked on books and elephants! I love Mr Rajagopalan's illustrations.

Akila said...

On the Night You were Born by Nancy Tillman. Although its not heavy on pictures which my son loves, I loved reading this book to my child when he was a newborn and even now when he is 7 months old. It helps me remember those first moments with him and describes how grand his entry into the world was and just how precious he is. I can't wait to read it to him when he is a little bit bigger.

kaalpanique said...

I am in love. I had many favorites but ever since I read this one, I know it will be my one favorite. I am 38 years old and I am enchanted by a book that my two year old loves. Its a picture book with very little text. But I love it anyway. If I wrote a children's book I would want it to be like IN THE SMALL SMALL POND by Denise Fleming. The water color art is simply breathtaking. Rhythmic and rhyming words tell us the busy and colorful place a pond can be. There is mystery and warmth. The sunny afternoons make you shield your eyes... The deep blue makes you want to take a plunge. And then there are pages that take you into the cool depths and you want to hold your breath. Love this book. And I know my children will love this even when they are 38 years old.:)

ArtsyCraftsyMom said...

My favorite book growing up was "secret Island" by Enid Blyton..
For many many years I always wanted to run off to an island of my own with no grown ups around.. milk cows and grow my own veggies..

My daughter's would definitely be
Guess How Much I Love You (Little Nutbrown Hare)
by Sam McBratney, Anita Jeram

Divya said...

My daughter currently favours the very hungry caterpillar and is very fond of it. Particularly interesting to her are the holes the caterpillar has eaten through. Everytime we read the book she wonders how it got transformed into a butterfly. I too love the book for its lovely illustrations and colors.

Shama Nagarajan said...

My 7 year old love reading Heidi by Johanna Spyri ...and i love reading 'Secret Seven' by enid blyton in my childhood....

Heidi , Author : Johanna Spyri ,Publisher :Scholastic Junior Classics

Shama Nagarajan said...

My 7 year old love reading Heidi by Johanna Spyri ...and i love reading 'Secret Seven' by enid blyton in my childhood....

Heidi , Author : Johanna Spyri ,Publisher :Scholastic Junior Classics

Tamanna said...

For me as a mom and a child - its Dr. Suess all the way - his brilliant rhyme scheme and wacky illustrations is what triggered in me the love of books. I started my daughter off on Dr. Suess and now she absolutely loves to read. Cat in the Hat is the one we love most.

Divya Purandar said...

We loved "Look What I got" from Anthony Browne. The Book appears simple but the books works on several layers and depths. It speaks not just to kids but the parents reading aloud too.

AA_Mom said...

Thanks for hosting this giveaway, Always good to look back and remember what I had liked as a kid- The book(s) that I liked the best from my childhood - The five findouters series. For my kids it would be Wizard of Oz.

Unknown said...

My two year old daughter and five year old son love to read read and re read Gajapathi Kulapathi by Ashok Rajagopalan and The very hungry caterpillar. Both books have made a great impact while the first one has made the days when they catch cold manageable the other has helped in classifying healthy and junk food habits.

Sheela said...

Thank you all for participating!

So wonderful to read your book picks and the mini stories surrounding it! Really appreciate you taking the time to share these little nuggets.

Now for the Winner in this random drawing (*drumroll*):

@Divya: Congratulations! Glad to read that your daughter currently loves the Very Hungry Caterpillar! We'll be in touch via email to get more information.

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