Giveaway open to Canadians

Hot off the press, Scholastic has a fantastic collection of five classic Canadian favourites entitled “Read Me a Story”. Included in the book:

  • Henny Penny by Werner Zimmerman
  • The Party by Barbara Reid
  • A Second Is a Hiccup by Hazel Hutchins
  • Sophie and the Sea Monster by Don Gillmor
  • Too Many Books by Gilles Tibo
I have now read this book to my daughters several times, and they love it, especially four-year old Frannie. Quite often when I turn the page, she’ll say “turn back for a second!” because she’s not done absorbing the detailed pictures. Her favourite story (today) is Henny Penny, “because it’s the funniest!” (Ask her tomorrow and it may be different).
Barbara Reid’s trademark plasticene art graces the cover – which includes an item to represent each story
Another terrific feature of this book is that there is an “about” page following every story, where you and your children can learn more about the authors and illustrators, the origins of the stories, etc. I haven’t shared this information with my girls yet, but I’ve certainly enjoyed a behind-the-scenes look at the development of the books.
Each story offers its own bonuses: the rhyme and repetition in Henny Penny, the opportunity for children to connect to The Party, the lesson about time in A Second Is a Hiccup, the imagination in Sophie and the Sea Monster, and the humour in Too Many Books. I love having such a sampling of Canadian storytelling and illustrating talent all in one place.
Be aware that “Read Me A Story” is not a throw-in-the-diaper bag, disposable type of book; this one is a hardcover classic that you’ll want to share with your children and save for the grandkids.

And yes, of course, I have an opportunity for you to win your own copy of Read Me A Story (retail value $25), simply by leaving a comment naming one of your favourite children’s books. Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you (if it’s not on your profile).

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Contest is open to Canadian residents only, and ends at 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, August 18th. Good luck, and don’t forget to check out my sidebar for other great giveaways running now!

Disclaimer: I was provided with a copy of this book for review purposes. Opinions are, as always, my own.

89 comments on “Read Me A Story: Review and Giveaway”

  1. My favourite authour is Robert Munsch, so any of his books are my favourite. Love you forever makes me cry and the Paper bag princess is also great (which I haven't been able to find anywhere and was delighted to find it in the grade 2 readers last year.

  2. My four year old absolutely loves the Junie B. Jones series…I'm just hoping it doesn't give her too many naughty ideas for school as she'll start this fall!

  3. We love Robert Munsch, of course!
    Our top five favourite books
    1. Good Night Moon-read it like a million times. In fact it takes 40 mins to say goodnight in the book if you examine the clock on each page of the book from start to finish. That's how many times we've read it!!!!
    2. Becky The Brave-Epilepsy awareness book
    3. No,David-Makes the kids laugh everytime
    4. Jillian Jiggs-In honour of our little girl
    5. Walter The Farting Dog (the whole series)

  4. Every night before bed, my one-year-old daughter and I share "Tell Me A Story", another by Barbara Reid. She loves to point out all the items she sees in the pictures, and is so proud to identify everything and "tell me the story".

  5. Hi There!

    What a great find! I will remember this book the next time I am shopping for a birthday party or baby shower. My favorite children's book is Millicent and the Wind by Robert Munsch.

    Have a great day!

  6. In the toddler days we loved the Jane Yolen series of books about dinosaurs, especially "How do Dinosaurs Says Goodnight." I'm looking forward to reading Beverley Cleary and Judy Blume books to my daughter in the next couple of years that I remember so well from my childhood.

  7. We do a lot of reading in my house and my two girls have many favourite books! They love Chester Raccoon and the Big Bad Bully, The Kissing Hand and A Kiss Goodbye by Audrey Penn with Chester Raccoon! If you haven't read these with your children I highly recommend them!
    Krista S.

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