Saturday, June 27, 2009

WIN! “I Got Two Dogs” Hardcover Book and CD by John Lithgow


I’ve always been a big fan of John Lithgow. He’s done it all, from theater to television to the big screen. And, of course, parents know him as a bestselling children’s author! I wrote recently about John Lithgow’s hosting of Turner Classic Movie’s ESSENTIALS, JR. summer movie showcase. To further celebrate this terrific series, TCM is giving away copies of Mr. Lithgow’s most recent children’s book, I Got Two Dogs. Fortunately, I was able to snag some copies for two lucky winners! These books are amazing. They’re beautiful hardcover books with jackets, and they come with a CD on which John Lithgow sings the words from the book in a fun and frolicking song!

I Got Two Dogs is the tale (or should I say “tail”?) of two dogs (of course) named Fanny and Blue. On the surface, they don’t seem to have much in common. Fanny’s coat is white, and she’s a girl. Blue’s coat is gray, and he’s a boy. They’re ten years apart in age. But, despite their differences, they get along famously. They’re not the smartest of dogs, and they don’t know any tricks. But they never run away, and they love to be petted! This book is a loving tribute to “the best darn dogs” ever! I also love the colorful and eye-catching illustrations by Robert Neubecker. Watch this brief video to see John Lithgow sing part of the song:



I’ll say it again: I love John Lithgow! And be sure to watch his summer movie series on Turner Classic Movies, ESSENTIALS JR., which runs every Sunday evening throughout the summer.

To enter to win one of two copies of I Got Two Dogs (hardcover book with CD), visit John Lithgow’s author page at http://authors.simonandschuster.com/John-Lithgow/1664402 and leave a comment on this page with the name of another book by John Lithgow (besides I Got Two Dogs). As always, you can earn additional entries if you:

- Put a button for Susan Heim on Parenting on your blog. (The code is in the upper right-hand column of this site.) Post a comment with your blog’s URL.

- Follow me on Twitter (@ParentingAuthor) and tweet this giveaway. Leave a comment with the URL to your tweet.

- Post this giveaway on your blog with a link to this page. Leave a comment with a link to the post.

- Subscribe to Susan Heim on Parenting via email, RSS or as a Follower on Blogger. Leave a comment with your subscription method.

Two winners will be randomly selected from the qualified entries received by midnight on Sunday, July 12, 2009. Be sure to leave an email address if you don’t have it posted on your Blogger page. The winner will be emailed and must respond within 72 hours or a new winner will be selected. Thanks to Turner Classic Movies for this great giveaway!

CONTEST CLOSED. Congratulations to Kathleen W. and AICORP!





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87 comments:

  1. One other book by John Lithgow is Marsupial Sue Presents the Runaway Pancake.

    spitfyr323 at hotmail dot com

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  2. I'm an e-mail subscriber!

    spitfyr323 at hotmail dot com

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  3. You find the most wonderful books!
    I adore John Lithgow and he made my laugh on Third Rock From the Sun.
    Another of his books that really seems like fun is Carnival of the
    Animals.
    Many thanks for this fun giveaway prize drawing.
    Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  4. "Tweet!"
    Enter to win "I Got Two Dogs" hardcover book/CD by John Lithgow! Two winners! http://bit.ly/ThUxx.
    Thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  5. I follow you in all ways ~
    email, twitter, blogger, etc.
    Thanks for the chance to win this delightful book/CD package!
    Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  6. elaine10:58 AM

    Carnival of the Animals is another book by John Lithgow.

    Elaine R
    emrosser@shaw.ca

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  7. elaine10:59 AM

    subscriber.

    Elaine R
    emrosser@shaw.ca

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  8. Another John Lighgow book is Singin' in the Bathtub. Please inlcude me in your giveaway.
    Thanks
    Carlene
    iluvreading(at)verizon.net

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  9. I am a follower.
    Thanks
    Carlene
    iluvreading(at)verizon.net

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  10. Singin' in the Bathtub

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  11. Carnival of the Animals

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  12. Mahalia Mouse Goes to College looks adorable. Thanks.

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  13. Blogged: http://www.brimfulcuriosities.com/2009/06/full-to-brim-kids-book-giveaway-list_29.html

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  14. tweet: http://twitter.com/iambrimful/status/2387465116

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  15. Singin' in the Bathtub

    mj.coward[at]gmail.com

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  16. I'm a Manatee looks fun

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  17. tweeted - http://twitter.com/phxbne/status/2390430824

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  18. Carnival of the Animals

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  19. Another book by John Lithgow is The Remarkable Farkle Mcbride

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  20. Another book of his is The Remarkable Farkle Mcbride: 52 Unexpected Ways to Make a Birthday, Holiday, or Any Day a Celebration.

    This one looks like a good book too, please enter me into this drawing.

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
    jake.lsewhere[at]gmail.com

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  21. I'm also a google follower of your blog.

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
    jake.lsewhere[at]gmail.com

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  22. I've also blogged about this giveaway here.

    Thanks,
    jake.lsewhere[at]gmail.com

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  23. Rose Red7:14 PM

    I had no idea this actor was a children's book author. How wonderful! Another book that interests me is Carnival of the Animals.

    espressogurl at hotmail dot com

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  24. Rose Red7:15 PM

    I subscribe by email to your blog.

    espressogurl at hotmail dot com

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  25. Carnival of the Animals

    jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

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  26. We have Marsupial Sue and my son loves it. I would love to add this to our collection! Thanks for the chance!!! justicecw@hotmail.com

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  27. I am an email subscriber. thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

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  28. I am following you on twitter and I tweeted at http://twitter.com/justicecw/status/2439281054
    thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

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  29. Carnival of the Animals is another book by John Lithgow. jelly15301@gmail.com

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  30. Blog follower. jelly15301@gmail.com

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  31. I would really love to win this book as it is so appropriate for my grandson as they have a German Shepard and a Golden Retriever at home. Another book by John Lithgow is "Mahalia Mouse Goes to College."

    Thank you,

    Christine
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

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  32. I aubscribe via email.

    Thank you,

    Christine
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

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  33. Micawber is another book.
    talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

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  34. I am following on Twitter and tweeted
    http://www.twitter.com/talonsmom731/status/2472732020
    talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

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  35. Posted on my blog
    http://goyay.blogspot.com/2009/07/john-lithgows-i-got-two-dogs-book_04.html
    talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

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  36. I'm a follower on Blogger.
    talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

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  37. Anonymous5:01 PM

    My grandkids would really enjoy this great book and CD!








    Bshaw75015@aol.com

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  38. Anonymous8:14 AM

    Carnival of the Animals is another book.

    denise_22315(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  39. Marsupial Sue Presents "The Runaway Pancake" -- we've read it, and it's great!
    Thanks,
    Megret
    musesofmegret (at) gmail (dot) com

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  40. Carnival of the Animals

    13rubberducks [at] gmail [dot] com

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  41. Carnival of the Animals.

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  42. Another book is Carnival of the Animals - but Im hoping to win this one - THanks !

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  43. my favorite book is "I am a manatee".

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  44. The Remarkable Farkle Mcbride

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  45. Marsupial Sue Presents "The Runaway Pancake" is another of his books

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  46. My son likes Mahalia Mouse Goes to College.

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  47. Carnival of the Animals!!

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  48. Mahalia Mouse Goes to College!

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  49. "I'm a Manatee" is another book by John Lithgow.

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  50. John Lithgow wrote Marsupial Sue Presents the Runaway Pancake.
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

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  51. Another book is I'm a Manatee. Gee, I had no idea he's authored so many books. kneecree at gmail dot com

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  52. Carnival of the Animals

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  53. Anonymous5:03 PM

    "I'm a Manatee"!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  54. John Lithgow is great! Another one of his books is Singin' in the Bathtub.

    marielay@gmail.com

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  55. Mahalia Mouse Goes to College

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  56. He also wrote Marsupial Sue. Thanks!

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  57. I love John Lithgow also and another book is Marsupial Sue Presents the Runaway Pancake.

    kngmckellar@hotmail.com

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  58. http://twitter.com/kngmckellar

    tweeted and follow

    kngmckellar@hotmail.com

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  59. subscribed to email

    kngmckellar@hotmail.com

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  60. He wrote I'm a Manatee

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  61. My daughter loves manatees, so I'd pick I'm A Manatee".

    Thanks!
    pamelashockley@netscape.net

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  62. He also wrote "Singin' in the Bathtub".

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  63. I'm following you in Blogger!

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  64. Christina - xristya@rock.com - Carnival of the Animals is the name of another book by John Lithgow, and the giveaway book seems like so much fun!

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  65. Carnival of the Animals con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

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  66. We love Micawber, since I'm an art teacher. I loved to read that book to kids at the art museum where I worked. So naturally, I'd love to have another one of John Lithgow's books.

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  67. I subscribe at katwalck at hotmail dot com

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  68. Here's another one - Carnival of the Animals

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  69. I'm a Manatee is another of his great books. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  70. I did not know that John Lithgow wrote books! My grandchildren are starting to read now and I would love to win one for them. I found that he also wrote Carnival of the Animals. I will be looking for more of his books. Thanks!

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  71. Carnival of the Animals By: John Lithgow
    Illustrated by: Boris Kulikov

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  72. http://twitter.com/klp1965/status/2603904646

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  73. following your blog klp1965
    kathy pease

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  74. He also wrote Carnival of the Animals.
    doot65[at]comcast{dot}net

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  75. I blogged about it here
    doot65[at]comcast{dot}net

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  76. I have your button
    doot65[at]comcast{dot}net

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  77. I subscribe by following!
    doot65[at]comcast{dot}net

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  78. Another book is Singin' in the Bathtub!

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  79. I follow you! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  80. The World according to Mr. Rogers

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  81. - Another book by John is, "Marsipal Sue presents 'The Runaway Pancake'

    - Giveaway has been posted on my blog: http://plantinggardens.blogspot.com/2009/07/childrens-book-give-away.html

    -I have added (willingly I may add!) you button to: www.plantinggardens.blogspot.com

    -I have been following you on twitter - I posted a tweet on the contest - http://twitter.com/slwoodbridge/status/2605157666

    And, I think that's all, but if not, I'll be back! Love your site!

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  82. I'm back! Oh - I signed up via email. Thanks!

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  83. Oh - and my blog address was wrong - should be - www.plantinggardens.blogspot.com

    Sorry!

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  84. Anonymous9:20 PM

    Carnival of the Animals is another book that was penned by John Lithgow. Can't wait to read his new book.

    Barbara Rawe
    tykelly1@yahoo.com

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  85. John Lithgow also wrote Carnival of the Animals.

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  86. I subscribed by email.

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