This post is not to inform you that I turned 30 yesterday. This is one of those “wrap-up” posts I usually put off until it’s just too awkward to attempt.
In case you haven’t noticed, we’ve been celebrating Picture Book Month here at omphaloskepsis. I spent November’s 30 days to share at least one picture book a day. I even managed 2 posts on illustrators Molly Idle & Leigh Hodgkinson.
The picture books have proven to be a nice counterweight to my reading for school which has involved loads more pages, very few illustrations, and content scarier than creepy vegetables, dancing zombies and cranky children–but only just barely. Writing about picture books has also been recreational (except for maybe two). A complete opposite to this 10-12 page final paper due tomorrow for History of the Novel has been a hideous chore. I’m avoiding another revision just now. All this to say that I’ve been reminded why I still pick up picture books despite my 30+ years and the daughter’s 13-ish. I can depend on them to possess the well-timed dose of charm, uproarious laughter, clever storytelling…
I’d love to share one more such a dose with you…
and wrap-up ’30 Days of Picture Books’ properly this year.
How this will work: Residents of the United States, you have until Friday December 6 to enter. On Saturday December 7–I or a lovely assistant will draw a name from a hat and Announce this name as winner on this blog that same day.The winner will share their mailing address so I can send them the picture book attached to that entry, after which I will promptly lose the address that will not be given or sold to anyone, but only be used to mail the book.
+ To have your name entered: comment on the post from the Day the Picture Book you want. for example, you like a copy of the Klises’ Imagine Harry I posted for Day 2. you comment w/ something like, “hey, I’d love to own a copy.” You may enter for up to 5 books only. If there is more than one book on a day like Day 24, you can pick both as two of your five book limit.
+ If you’ve commented before today, comment again, I will give you two entries on that book and count it as one. so: say Carl mentioned a love of Jeffers the other day and says he’d love to own that book in a second comment tomorrow. He could go on to comment on four other book posts.
+ If you tweet the Day’s post it is another name in the hat:
“I would love to win [@author or @illustrator’s]* [book name] @omphaloskepsisL [post’s link]”
*optional tag to celebrate them. if they are hard to find, lemme know or just include the title of the book which is not optional. Be sure @omphaloskepsisL is there so I can verify the tweet. I will reply w/ a “thanks” or “nice” when I verify it.
+ share this giveaway on twitter (include my handle please).**
+ share this giveaway on Facebook (post link in comments below please).**
**If this is the entry that wins, you can pick whichever picture book from the 30 Days you’d like to own.
Confused? place your question in the comments below.
The ’30 Days’ Picture Books to choose from (posts linked), 33 choices:
01: Crankenstein by Samantha Berger, illus. Dan Santat
02: Imagine Harry by Kate Klise, illus. M. Sarah Klise
03: While Mama Had a Quick Little Chat by Amy Reichert, illus. Alexandra Boiger
04: The Dangerous Alphabet by Neil Gaiman, Illus. Gris Grimly
05: Epossomundas by Coleen Salley, illus. Janet Stevens
06: Big Sister, Little Sister by LeUyen Pham
07: Moonday by Adam Rex
08: Chloe by Peter McCarty
10: Zombelina by Krystin Crow, illus. by Molly Idle
11: Creepy Carrots! by Aaron Reynolds, illus. Peter Brown
12: Carnivores by Aaron Reynolds, illus. Dan Santat
13: The Mighty LaLouche by Mathew Olshan, illus. Sophie Blackall
14: A is for Musk Ox by Erin Cabatingen, illus. by Matthew Myers
15: Chu’s Day by Neil Gaiman, illus. Adam Rex
17: All the Things I Love About You by LeUyen Pham
18: Journey by Aaron Becker
19: The Dark by Lemony Snicket, illus. Jon Klassen
20: Battle Bunny by Jon Scieszka, Mac Barnett, illus. Matthew Myers
21: Tallulah’s Tutu by Marilyn Singer, illus. Alexandra Boiger
22: Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty, illus. by David Robert
23: Grammy Lamby and the Secret Handshake by Kate Klise and (illus) M. Sarah Klise
26: Lemonade in Winter by Emily Jenkins, illus. G. Brian Karas
27: Grandma and the Great Gourd: A Bengali Folktale retold by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, illus. Susy Pilgrim Waters
28: The Great Paper Caper by Oliver Jeffers
29: The Boy and The Airplane by Mark Pett
30: Dream Animals: A Bedtime Journey by Emily Winfield Martin