Thursday, April 14, 2011

Children’s Book Review and Giveaway: LaRue Across America, by Mark Teague

In the delightful children’s book, LaRue Across America: Postcards from the Vacation, by Mark Teague, Ike LaRue, a dog, is forced to share his vacation with his neighbor’s two cats after their owner suffers from heatstroke. Ike and his owner were scheduled to take a cruise, but since cats aren’t allowed on the ship, they’ve all taken off on a road trip instead. Needless to say, Ike is having a miserable time cooped up in the car with two frenzied felines! In a series of postcards from various attractions around the United States, Ike pleads with Mrs. Hibbins, the cats’ owner, to retrieve her pets, who aren’t adjusting well to road life. Finally, in Death Valley, Ike is thrilled when the car breaks down (after a dog bone mysteriously becomes lodged in the engine), and they are offered tickets on another cruise ship -- one that allows cats!

Check out this adorable trailer about LaRue Across America:



[Email subscribers, please click on the title of this post to access the video online.]

LaRue Across America is the fourth book in Mark Teague’s bestselling LaRue series. All showcase the hilarious adventures of Ike LaRue! In addition to being a fun story, LaRue Across America also includes a map where kids can follow Ike’s journey through various tourist attractions across the country. They’ll chuckle at Ike’s various attempts to get rid of his feline companions and delight in the marvelous illustrations by author Mark Teague. I give LaRue Across America two paws-up!


GIVEAWAY

Two (2) lucky winners will receive a beautiful hardcover edition of LaRue Across America, by Mark Teague, and a LaRue branded backpack! To enter, leave a comment sharing the best place you’ve ever vacationed (or someplace you’d love to visit). You must do this to enter the giveaway.

You can earn optional, additional entries if you: (leave one comment for each entry)

- Follow Scholastic (@Scholastic) and Susan Heim on Parenting (@ParentingAuthor) on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway. You may tweet this giveaway up to 3x a day. (Please space them at least an hour apart.) Leave a separate comment with the URL of each tweet. (1 entry per tweet)

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- Place the Susan Heim on Parenting button on your blog (the code is in the upper right-hand column of this site) and/or a text link on your blog roll. Post a comment with your blog’s URL. (1 entry for button; 1 entry for text link)

- Post this giveaway on your blog with a link to this page. Leave a comment with a direct link to the post. (3 entries; leave a separate comment for each)

- Enter another current giveaway on Susan Heim on Parenting. (See CURRENT GIVEAWAYS list on right sidebar.) (1 entry per giveaway)

Two winners will be randomly selected from the qualified comments received by Thursday, April 28, 2011, at 11:59 PM ET. Please leave an email address on one of your comments if it’s not available on your Blogger profile. Winners must respond within 72 hours or another winner will be drawn. Contest is open to US residents only.

CONTEST CLOSED. Congratulations to the winners, fdigsby and susansmoaks!



DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy of this book to facilitate my candid review. No financial compensation was provided. The affiliate links in this post are my own through the Amazon Associates program.

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