Monday, July 27, 2009

Church Summer Cramp (Children’s Book Giveaway!)


I recently posted a review of a fantastic new series of children’s books called Tales from the Back Pew by Mike Thaler. This is a series of four books (and counting), including:

The Preacher Creature Strikes on Sunday
Mission Trip Impossible
Easter Egg Haunt
Church Summer Cramp


Well, I just realized that I forgot to include the giveaway! I have two extra copies of Church Summer Cramp. In this book, a church youth group is going on a retreat! It doesn’t sound like much fun to the kid in the book because it’s out in the woods, which is filled with mosquitoes and poison ivy! But he soon finds out that you can also feel closer to God in the midst of nature. And he won’t get lost because they’ve got GPS -- God’s Protecting Son! This is a highly entertaining book that you and your kids will really enjoy.

You can read more about Mike Thaler and his terrific books at www.mikethaler.com.

So, better late than never, here’s how to win one of two copies of this awesome book:

REQUIRED ENTRY: Leave a comment on this post briefly describing a memorable vacation, retreat or camping trip you’ve taken. Did your tent get blown over? Did you share your campground with a bees’ nest? Did you get on the wrong flight? Share your experience!

You may 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, as a Follower on Blogger, or on your Kindle (see sign-up options on sidebars). Leave a comment with your subscription method. *BONUS: If you subscribe via Kindle, you’ll get 5 entries!

- Follow this blog on Facebook. Go to http://apps.facebook.com/blognetworks/blog/susan_heim_on_parenting/ and click on Follow. (And please click on “Confirm the Author,” too!)

Two winners will be randomly selected from the qualified entries received by midnight on Friday, August 7, 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.

CONTEST CLOSED. Congratulations to the winners: gahome2mom and Sunny View!



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34 comments:

  1. We had a lovely vacation a few years back with our toddler and her older sisters. We visited the mountains in TN. We visited the caverns near there. She was a lil' afraid when the guide turned out all the lights and all we could here was water dripping.

    gahome2mom/at/gmail/dot/com

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  2. tweeted & following @gahome2mom
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  3. following on blogger
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  4. Just wanted to say, I love your web-site design and blog. I found you via Blogging 'Bout Boys. I shall definitely follow.

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  5. These books look great - tweeted and followed on FB networked blogs. How do I get the url for the tweet? I couldn't figure it out, sorry.

    Check in w/ you soon.

    Melissa

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  6. my grandson is 2 years old and he goes to church every sunday he would love this mverno@roadrunner.com

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  7. I remember a youth trip to Carowinds as a kid, where almost everyone got sick in the church van on the way home. Ugh.

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  8. There was the year in Glacier, we crawled into the tent and sleeping bags at 4:30 p.m. (because it was raining) and I said, "Gosh, I hope that's just cold." It wasn't. Rain, two small kids, rain, nowhere to go, rain, much water in the tent, rain...

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  9. When I was seven, I went on my first camping trip. Our group accidentally walked into a bees nest and some of the girls got stung, so we had to call the whole thing off. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  10. I added your button: http://wut-givz.blogspot.com/

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  11. I followed you on twitter and tweeted: http://twitter.com/sunnyview99/status/2905681523

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  12. I blogged: http://wut-givz.blogspot.com/2009/07/susan-heim-on-parenting-church-summer.html

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  13. I subscribed via reader.

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  14. I followed on facebook (sunnyview99).

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  15. Last year our very expensive tent blew down on us during a storm. We had to hurry out of it, leave our items behind, and go home. We went back the next day to find our tent unrepairable and items soaked. That's why we bought a camper for this year!
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  17. This looks like a fun book! My memories are of sleeping in a 6-man tent with my 7-member family as a kid. My brother, being the only boy, always had to sleep at the foot of the tent while the rest of us lined up above him. So if there was ever a slope, he was at the bottom. And one night it rained, and water got in the tent and he was in a puddle. He still hates camping, and he's 44...

    janemaritz at yahoo dot com

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  18. We've posted about this giveaway on Winning Readings:

    http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2009/07/church-summer-cramp.html

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  19. Our favorite vacation was when we took the kids to Florida 2 years ago. We did the whole tourist thing - did disney, swamp rides, gatorland and more places like that. Out of it all the kids loved the beach the most! It was free and right there and that was their favorite part. figures :)
    Thank you for the chance
    tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

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  20. My favorite vacation place as a kid was His Thousand Hills... a-frame cabins, hiking, barns, fishing...and just plain fun and memories. miss it!

    mrsdayseye@gmail.com

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  21. I loved to go to Colorado Springs and the Gardens of Gods. WE SPEnt hours walking there and hiding.

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  22. One year we went camping and we were invaded by bees so bad we had to leave.
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

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  23. Anonymous3:01 PM

    We had a family reunion on Kauai several years ago.

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  24. I was on student ambassadorship trip to Scandinavia a number of years ago and ended up going to Lillehammer and going down the luge. It was the coolest thing ever. =)

    misusedinnocence@aol.com

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  25. LKnott6:01 PM

    My sister and I went camping with our grandparents in a tent. Gramma was a clean freak so we spent alot of time trying to place our toilet paper so it would not slide into the outhouse hole before you could sit down. Thank goodness for running water!!

    lknott@partnercom.net

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  26. What an interesting series (never heard of it before).

    We had a camping trip this past Feb when our power went out and our house fell below freezing. We went camping in the office. With sleeping bags and air mattresses, the kids had a great time camping in the boardroom. Now we do a camping in trip a few times during the winter months.
    Cheers
    cabadov(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  27. We went to Cancun in February and we swam with the dolphins, went to Chichen Itza and we saw the pyramids. Two years ago we went to Africa, Sahara, rode the camels and later to Venice, had the whole gondola experience...

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  28. We had a memorable trip to North Carolina when a bear wandered into our camp. We all ran. When we came back everything was destroyed. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  29. We went to south dakota and had a blast! :)

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  30. I went camping with my family and my mom broke her ankle. =0(

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  31. I subscribed by email.

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  32. I follow your blog on Facebook.

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