December 13, 2010

{day 9}: The 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Spectacular

Some days, the stress level here at the SPH reaches epic proportions, and I've been known to stand in the middle of my living room, extend my arms to my sides with my palms facing outward, and declare, "NO MORE OF THIS LLAMA DRAMA!" And, that's all thanks to Anna Dewdney.

If you haven't read the Llama, Llama series to your little ones yet, you are truly missing out. The adorable illustrations and engaging rhymes make for fabulous children's books. They are certainly among Sassy and Tink's absolute favorites!





Allow me to share Scholastic's book synopsises:

Llama Llama Mad at Mama
Everyone in the family will be laughing when this mama tries to manage the "llama drama" of a grocery store meltdown—and everyone is sure to recognize a little bit of themselves! Luckily, Mama manages to keep her cool and engage her tired little llama in helping her finish up the shopping. The clever, rollicking rhymes make this picture book a pleasure to read aloud, and the hilarious pictures are sure to banish everyone's bad mood!

Llama Llama Red Pajama
Any little one who doesn't like to be left alone at bedtime needs this sweet and reassuring story about a little llama who doesn't want his mama to go downstairs. He frets and calls and moans and worries—but after all the "llama drama," he realizes that even if he can't see her, Mama is still close to him. The rhymes and illustrations are filled with humor and warmth, making this read-aloud the perfect antidote to separation anxiety.

Llama Llama Llama Misses Mama
Mama always comes back—that's the message of this sweet and funny rhyme especially designed to help little ones manage their separation anxiety. Llama Llama is having a very hard time at school because he misses his mama so much. The adorable illustrations show big tears slipping down his face as he thinks about her. It's hard for him to focus on drawing or story time. But as the day goes on, and he begins to play with his newfound friends on the playground, he forgets about missing Mama. And before you know it, she is there, waiting to pick him up and bring him home! The Llama Llama picture-book series tackles the difficult moments of childhood with honesty and humor, letting children and their parents know that they aren't the only ones who have bad moments, and that a little laughter and a lot of love always save the day!


We ♥ these books so much, and we want you to ♥ them, too! One of you will win the 3-book paperback set that Scholastic carries!



Ways to enter {make sure you leave one comment for each and a way to reach you if you are the winner!}:

1. Leave a comment sharing your favorite.children's.book.EVER!!
2. Follow Sweet Peas & Sassafras through Google Friends Connect. Already a follower? Say so!
3. "Like" our facebook fan page.
4. Share this giveaway on facebook using the convenient little "f" button under my signature at the bottom of the post.
5. Share this giveaway on twitter using the convenient little "t" button under my signature at the bottom of the post.

Facebook comments will not be counted, so hop on over!

Open to US residents only. Giveaway will remain open until Wednesday, December 15th at 11:59 PM CST. All prizes will be mailed out simultaneously at the conclusion of the 12 Days of Giveaways.

{I was not compensated by Anna Dewdney or Scholastic to review their products. All opinions are my own. These giveaway prizes were purchased by our family. Value of prize is approximately $9.00}



{day 1} winner: #25 SgtsWifey
{day 2} winner: #17 Jamie
{day 3} winner: #3 Alyssa
{day 4} winner: #3 Monica
{day 5} winner: #10 Mandy
{day 6} winner: #1 Rachel
{day 7} ends Monday, December 13th at 11:59 CST
{day 8} ends Tuesday, December 14th at 11:59 PM CST

{photo credits}

38 sweet tweets:

Shannon said...

Our favorite children's book is "Cookie Monster and the cookie tree"...my mom used to read it to me when I was little too :)

Shannon said...

I follow you on GFC

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And I "like" you on Facebook

Sarah said...

I think my favorite book (at least for right now), is "Tickle Monster". I love getting silly with the boys! I also LOVE the llama llama books so I hope I win!!!!!

Sarah said...

I follow you on GFC

Sarah said...

I like you on FB

Sarah said...

I shared this giveaway on FB

Sarah said...

I tweeted about your giveaway!

Jenna Unruh said...

What a great giveaway! Right now my fav is Goodnight Moon.

Sherry said...

Sounds like a super cute book! :)

Anonymous said...

Our favorite children's book that we like to read right now is "Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!" It's really cute! We also love all the llama books, but don't have any of them!! :)
-Robyn

The Hoffman Family-Adam, Laura, Easton & Emerson said...

I follow you on GFC.

The Hoffman Family-Adam, Laura, Easton & Emerson said...

I Liked you on facebook.

The Hoffman Family-Adam, Laura, Easton & Emerson said...

We love the books by: Sandra Boynton.

Three Gals and a Guy said...

Ooh I would love to have these! Emma's current fav is The Remarkable Farkle McBride. My all time fav children's book is The Phantom Tollbooth

Jamie Huff said...

My favorite children's books when I was younger were always Runaway Bunny & Cookie Monster & the Cookie Tree. I see I'm not the only who loved that one! :)

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Jamie Huff said...

I follow your blog

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I "like" your facebook page

Jamie Huff said...

posted this giveaway on facebook

Zoe said...

I follow you!

Zoe said...

I like you of FB

Zoe said...

I shared this giveaway on fb

Zoe said...

My favorite children's book ever "The Little Red Hen", Luke's current favorite is "Starwars Spaceships" :)

Monica said...

Crap. Gotta hurry and enter in the last few giveaways! Thanks for the socks by the way! If you send them with Tyler next weekend I can put them under the Christmas tree for myself! Yay!

I am super excited about the books too. Our favorite.book.ever is Goodnight moon.

Monica said...

I follow on google.

Monica said...

Posted on FB.

Monica said...

Like the blog on FB.

the barnes family said...

Heather, I so need these books for the llama drama at our house! My favorite children's book right now for my kids is God Knows All About Me by Kate Toms. It's short and catchy and Mya loves it!

the barnes family said...

I'm a follower on GFC.

Kelli said...

This would be a great one to win because Tucker doens't have any Llama Llama books yet. His favorite book so far is Dr. Seuss "Green Eggs and Ham". Oh and "The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown"!!!

Anonymous said...

My fav is I love you Stinky Face! tracietrump@yahoo.com

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Mama KG said...

I don't necessarily want to win these, since we already own all FOUR, but wanted to express my undying love of Llama Llama! "Red Mama," "Blue Mama," "Mad Mama," & "Christmas Mama" are big, big hits at our house! :)

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Jimmy Huff said...

my favorite children's book is Goodnight Moon