Friday, February 01, 2013

Printed Books Giveaway Hop: Enter to Win "The Yuckiest, Stinkiest, Best Valentine Ever" by Brenda A. Ferber!

Printed Books Giveaway Hop
February 1st to 7th

Yes, eBooks are becoming more and more popular, but many people still prefer printed books. With that in mind, this giveaway hop features only printed books (no eBooks allowed). After you enter my giveaway, you’ll find a list of the other participating blogs in the linky below the Rafflecopter form. Have fun!

For my giveaway, I am offering a copy of the adorable new hardcover children’s book, The Yuckiest, Stinkiest, Best Valentine Ever, by Brenda A. Ferber!


Whenever I talk to my 9-year-old twin boys about love, kisses, or valentines, I always get the typical boy-before-he-hits-puberty response, “Ewwww, that’s gross!” My boys already have girls calling them on the phone, but they insist that they will NEVER ever kiss one… So, they could really relate to the valentine character in the new children’s book by Brenda A. Ferber, The Yuckiest, Stinkiest, Best Valentine Ever!

In the book, a little boy named Leon uncharacteristically has a crush on a little girl and isn’t afraid to show it by making her the best valentine ever! He makes a heart out of construction paper, and even adds arms, legs and a face. But when he adds the words, “Dear Zoey Maloney, I love you! Love, Leon,” the valentine jumps out of his hands and proclaims that Leon’s words are “mushy and gross and just plain yucky!” Valentine’s Day, he insists, is about candy! (My boys were really nodding their heads at this point.)

Then the valentine begins to run, with Leon chasing after him. While he runs, he continues to say, “Love is yucky, stinky too. It will turn your brain to goo!” During their chase, Leon and the valentine encounter three boys playing basketball, three girls playing tag, and a group of teenagers. It’s funny to see how all three groups respond typically to what’s going on according to their gender or age. (Can you guess who thinks it’s “romantic” that Leon wants to send a valentine to a girl?)

Finally, they run into Zoey Maloney, the object of Leon’s crush! So, how will Zoey respond when she finds out that Leon made her a valentine declaring his love? You and your kids will have to read this story to find out! You’ll also find a little surprise when the valentine character has a "change of heart" at the end.

My boys love this book! They were also excited to see the hilarious illustrations by Tedd Arnold. He’s the author and illustrator of the bestselling Fly Guy and Huggly book series, of which my boys are HUGE fans. If you’re looking for an original, amusing, and charming Valentine’s Day book for children, you’ve got to pick up a copy of The Yuckiest, Stinkiest, Best Valentine Ever!

BONUS! CLICK HERE for a 6-page FREE Valentine Activity Kit based on The Yuckiest, Stinkiest, Best Valentine Ever!



GIVEAWAY

One lucky winner will receive a hardcover copy of The Yuckiest, Stinkiest, Best Valentine Ever, by Brenda A. Ferber! To enter, simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends at 11:59 PM EST on Thursday, February 7, 2013.



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Now hop around to the other participating blogs for the chance to win more printed books!





Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% my own. This post contains my Amazon affiliate link.

56 comments:

  1. K isn't my daughter, but she might as well be. This girl... She has the biggest crush on a boy at school, but she still thinks boys are dumb and gross. It's the funniest thing.

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  2. I'm sure my son prefers the candy! However he does like to make special cards for his Grandmas.

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  3. I do not have kids myself,but all the kids in my family like the candy.

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  4. Hi Susan,
    I'm so glad you and your boys are getting a kick out my book. Here's wishing you all a very yucky and sweet Valentine's Day, filled with candy and love!

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  5. This will be the first Vday that my older son understands, so for him it's all about art projects right now... Probably candy afterwards!

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  6. Anonymous7:36 PM

    very funny looking book

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  7. This would be for my grandson, and he's getting to the age that girls aren't quit so yucky, but he'd still like candy!

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  8. My daughter loves candy and flowers, so it's an exciting holiday for her.

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  9. Anonymous2:01 AM

    candy,sweet n all....martha at berrycherry63@hotmail.com

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  10. My boys aren't much interested in anything but the candy but my girls like everything about it, the cards and the candy. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  11. My kids love getting the valentines and candy!

    =)

    Mary

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  12. shoronda fifer12:39 PM

    mY BOYS THINK ITS NICE, BUT THEY DON'T LIKE GIVING GIRLS CARDS...

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  13. My daughter loves candy

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  14. Anonymous8:26 PM

    my granddaughter would love this

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  15. My kids enjoy valentines cards, but the candy is their favorite part! Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

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  16. the boys just want the candy!

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  17. My son LOVES his Valentines. He wants to save them. ;)

    misusedinnocence@aol.com

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  18. My girls think they are sweet

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  19. My kids are teenagers now but they have always thought they were wonderful .... my nieces and nephews however that is a different stoy boys are yucky girls are yucky it is sooo precious

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  20. My 4 year old daughter loves both - but I think if she absolutely had to choose, it would be candy :)

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  21. candy all the way

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  22. KJ Skib9:20 PM

    My girls are a little too young to totally understand but my oldest daughter definitely loves the candy!

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  23. They would rather have the candy.

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  24. It's all about the candy and crafts!!!

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  25. My daughter loves the candy, but really enjoys getting valentine cards from her classmates.

    Les Johnson

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  26. Mine are in it for the candy!

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  27. My 8th grade students like it. Thanks!

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  28. Anonymous10:53 PM

    both the candy and the valentines.
    jcristig@hotmail.com

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  29. All four of my kids want the sweets-kisses are gross.

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  30. my son think it is great because he gets candy

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  31. You can't beat a valentine with candy,preferably chocolate

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  32. Anonymous12:16 PM

    valentines is neutral for my son he doesnt hate it but doesn't like it also

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  33. My sons love Valentine's card and candy
    Diane Baum
    esldiane@gmail.com

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  34. My children would definitely rather have the candy.
    But they also love giving and receiving Valentines. And look forward to it every year.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  35. Daniel M10:45 PM

    still in the yucky phase

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  36. I think the candy:)

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  37. My son candy! My daughters love it they love making valentines for people and baking cookies and such.

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  38. My son would rather have the candy all the way though he still loves the valentines.

    Thank you for the giveaway.

    Melissa

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  39. i use to love making out the cards for my class now they want the candy
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

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  40. Both my boys only prefer the candy but my daughter is a romantic at heart

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  41. The candy, thanks!

    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  42. The girls love the valentines and the boys... the candy!!

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  43. Right now, I think she prefers the candy.

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  44. I'd rather have the candy. I don't have kids.

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  45. They just want the candy!

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  46. I would like candy- no kids on my side

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  47. they are sweet and i love the candy too
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com
    tony l smoaks on rafflecopter

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  48. Anonymous10:01 PM

    She is sweet and loves to look at each and every valentine wilcarvic
    [at]gmail[dot[com]]

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  49. They love the candy!

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  50. they love candy :)

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  51. they prefer candy

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  52. My kids just want the candy

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  53. would rather have the candy

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