Wednesday, December 15, 2010

On the 7th Day of Christmas, the Crazy House Gave to Me.....

13 Words





One of the most important jobs of a book is to show us the wonder of words. But what happens when a legend in the art world teams up with a literary giant to create a completely unique, totally original word book? The result is the smart, funny and visually remarkable 13 Words by internationally bestselling author Lemony Snicket and acclaimed artist Maira Kalman. Like many word books, 13 Words will introduce young readers to words like bird, cake, and dog. Unlike other word books, Lemony Snicket and Maira Kalman add their unique brand of whimsy and humor, so young readers will also discover words like haberdashery, panache, and Mezzo-Soprano!

Mr. Snicket weaves thirteen distinctive words into a strange and wonderful story, and the way in which this story blossoms into an entire quirky world in the hands of Ms. Kalman makes for quite a wild and memorable ride. Critically acclaimed, Booklist's enthusiastic review states that 13 Words "encourages participation on the part of both the readers and listeners to connect languages with images" and Publisher's Weekly gave 13 Words a starred review, commenting that Maira's illustrations are "gorgeous" and the her "Matisse-like, gelato-colored spreads drip in mystery."

What we Thought:

This is an AWESOME book for little one's this Holiday Season!  Our kids loved reading the book and have read it over and over again!  What a great addition to any childs library!!! Watch the trailer for the book here below!!


GIVEAWAY

One lucky reader is going to win an AMAZING giveaway that includes a copy of 13 Words AND, a limited edition (Only 15 made!!!) original Maira Kalman piece of artwork. This signed, 5 1/2" x 7 1/2" piece is gauche on paper -- similarly sized Kalman pieces start at $750. And, like a cherry on top of a very yummy sundae, the giveaway also includes 13 buttons featuring the 13 words and accompanying illustrations from the book -- a fun set to decorate a diaper bag or backpack!

Just leave a comment here with your name and email address to enter!
This giveaway will end TOMORROW morning at 9:00 a.m. EST

 
*This is not a paid post. I only share my honest opinion.  All information and a copy of 13 Words was provided to me to facilitate this giveaway*

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44 comments:

  1. Great Prize

    shielaroz2002(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  2. Very cute

    mellanhead74 at hotmail.com

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  3. How cool this would be!
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  4. Looks awesome! Thanks!
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  5. My son would LOVE this, THANKS !

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  6. would love it

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  7. Jeni Haller

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  8. so cute loriyoung99@yahoo.com

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  9. This looks like fun, the kids would love it.
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  10. So great! I love this!

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  11. Great giveaway!

    Kristin15172004@yahoo.com

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  12. Enter me please!!!!

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  13. totaly cute! knepppi@yahoo.com

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  14. Wow! Fantastic giveaway.
    Please enter me.
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  15. Wow! Now that is Fabulous!!...got my internet back just in time:-)

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  16. Fun! My daughter would love this!
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  17. Would love this!
    cee@smookiestyle.com

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  18. Melanie Pellow
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  19. This looks like a really cute book and a great stocking stuffer!

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  20. This book would be a great present to my daughter
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  21. I want to win!
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  22. Wow, great prize! Thanks for the chance!
    kirsten.jason.2010 at gmail dot com

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  23. Nice giveaway
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  24. Looks adorable! I would love to share it with my kiddos.
    andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

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  25. Robyn H.
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  26. Elizabeth W.
    This is too awesome :)
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  27. Awesome giveaway!! Please include me! Thanks for the chance.

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  28. my daughter would love this ..
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  29. I love it!!

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  30. so neat!
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  31. Awesome Prize!
    Jenny Hull
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  32. Cool.
    Caroline Guf
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  33. Loving these giveaways!

    Brandi Elam
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  34. Would love to own this piece of art. Am I still eligible if I can only post as "anonymous"?

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  35. The above anonymous is Cinley Amlew

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  36. It would make a wonderful children's gift!
    Elizabeth
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  37. great giveaway!
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