Saturday, June 27, 2009
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:
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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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