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January 24, 2011

13 Words Review & Prize Pack Giveaway -- ENDED


One of the most important jobs of a book is to show us the wonder of words. But what happens when a legend in the art world teams up with a literary giant to create a completely unique, totally original word book? The result is the smart, funny and visually remarkable 13 Words by internationally bestselling author Lemony Snicket and acclaimed artist Maira Kalman. Like many word books, 13 Words will introduce young readers to words like bird, cake, and dog. Unlike other word books, Lemony Snicket and Maira Kalman add their unique brand of whimsy and humor, so young readers will also discover words like haberdashery, panache, and Mezzo-Soprano!

Mr. Snicket weaves thirteen distinctive words into a strange and wonderful story, and the way in which this story blossoms into an entire quirky world in the hands of Ms. Kalman makes for quite a wild and memorable ride. Critically acclaimed, Booklist's enthusiastic review states that 13 Words "encourages participation on the part of both the readers and listeners to connect languages with images" and Publisher's Weekly gave 13 Words a starred review, commenting that Maira's illustrations are "gorgeous" and the her "Matisse-like, gelato-colored spreads drip in mystery."



We read the book to DD, and we were surprised by some of the words used in the book. While most of the words are commonly used in our day to day life, there are a few that are not. We were concerned that she would might have a hard time understanding the story. I mean, it is not everyday that you use the words "despondent" or "haberdashery." However, the story is written is such a way that all of the words flow together and DD understood the meaning of the words right away. She thought that the book was interesting and we loved that it helped introduced new vocabularies to her that's not overwhelming. We wish that more books were written this way.

We like 13 Words and we think you will too. To learn more about the book we received to review or to check out other books please visit:

Lemony Snicket's website: http://www.lemonysnicket.com/
Maira Kalman's website: http://www.mairakalman.com/home.html

One of my lucky readers will receive a prize pack that includes the following:
a copy of 13 Words, the giveaway also includes a limited edition (only 15 made), original Maira Kalman piece of artwork. This signed, 5 1/2" x 7 1/2" piece is gauche on paper -- similarly sized Kalman pieces start at $750. And, like a cherry on top of a very yummy sundae, the giveaway also includes 13 buttons featuring the 13words and accompanying illustrations from the book -- a fun set to decorate a diaper bag or backpack! This giveaway is open to US residents only please.




How to enter:


In order to enter my giveaway, you MUST be a public follower of my blog through Google Friend Connect. To follow me, click on the "Follow" button on the right hand side of my blog. If you are not a follower and you enter my giveaway, ALL of your comments will be automatically forfeited.

1). Please tell me why you would like to win this giveaway (you MUST be a public follower of my blog to enter this giveaway, and your profile can not be set at private).

How to earn additional entries (please leave a separate comment for each additional entry):


2.) Blog about my giveaway- with a link back to here, when you leave the comment make sure you include the URL of where your post of my giveaway is. Please do not copy and paste my review over to your blog, please write about why you would like to win this giveaway and provide a link back to this post. The Contest ends Feb 7th, 2011 at 11:59pm PST. Blogging about my giveaway earns 2 additional entries.

3.) Add me as a friend on Facebook for 2 additional entries.

4.) Follow me on Twitter for 2 additional entries.

5.) Grab my button and display my button on your blog or website. Then come back to tell me what your website or blog address is, make sure to leave an url address so I can check it. Grabbing my button is worth 5 additional entries. If my button is not displayed on your homepage but it is posted elsewhere, you will not be eligible to win with your additional entries.

6.) Grab my "Maternity Shopping Guide Shopping Guide" button and display my button on your blog or website. Then come back to tell me what your website or blog address is, make sure to leave an url address so I can check it. Grabbing my button is worth 5 additional entries. If my button is not displayed on your homepage but it is posted elsewhere, you will not be eligible to win with your additional entries.

7.) Tweet about this review and giveaway. Please tweet the following: " I want to win 13 Words Prize Pack Giveaway @ http://www.sugarpopribbons.blogspot.com/ ". After your tweet, please leave me the url of your tweet so I can check. If you do not know how to check your tweet url, please read this post for step by step instructions. You can retweet once a day for 1 entry each time.

8.) Comment on one of my non giveaway posts for 1 additional entry (leave me a comment here to let me know which post it is).

9.) Enter in any of my active giveaways for additional entries. You get one extra entry per other giveaway you enter. So enter 1 of my other giveaways for 1 additional entry or 10 other giveaways to 10 extra entries. When you leave me a comment for your additional entry, be sure to let me know which giveaway it is so I can check.


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* If your profile page does not show your email address, please include your email address in your comment. For example: sugarpopribbons at yahoo dot com -- so that I may get in touch with you if you are selected as the giveaway winner.

* Each giveaway winner has 48 hours to respond to my email about getting the awesome giveaway prize to him/her. If the winner does not reply to my email within 48 hours, I will choose another winner using the True Random Number Generator.
* I do contact each winner via email. If anyone is curious about who the giveaway winner is for any of my giveaways, please go back to the original post of that giveaway. Once a winner is selected through random.org, I will post a screen shot of the the number random.org picked. You will be able to see which number has been selected and if you scroll down to the bottom of the page, you can cross check who the giveaway winner is.
*I received a free product (or products) for review purposes. I did not receive any form of compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are not always positive, but they are my personal and honest opinions. Other people's views and experiences with the product or products might be different from mine.




177 comments:

Marie C. said...

I would LOVE to win this prize pack! Lemony Snicket has been a hero of mine ever since he started publishing.

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(Second extra entry): I blogged about this giveaway! You can find my post here:
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Amanda Stephan said...

I'd love to win this book! I adore Lemony Snicket and love to share his works with my family!
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