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June 27, 2011

When Life Gives you O.J. Review & Prize Pack Giveaway -- ENDED


Depending on your child, the phrase "summer reading" can bring about two responses -- an enthusiastic "yes!" or a dejected "do I have to?". When Life Gives You O.J. -- just selected by Amazon as a Best Book of the Month in June -- is a book that all kids (girls AND boys!) ages 8-12 will want to take with them this summer on that long drive or plane ride or have included in their summer camp care package. Believable characters, a hefty dose of humor and a fast-paced, age-appropriate storyline makes O.J. a winner with both kids AND their parents.

Called a "warm novel about family, friendship, and fitting in" by Publisher's Weekly, When Life Gives You O.J. is about a girl named Zelly who is miserable because she had to move from New York, where she felt she fit in, to Vermont, where her frizzy hair and crazy jewish family and makes her feel like an outsider. Like most kids, almost-eleven-year-old Zelly Fried desperately wants a dog. Unlike most kids, Zelly has a very unusual grandfather named Ace. So when Zelly begs for a dog, Ace intervenes and Zelly ends up with O.J. instead. Who is definitely not a dog. What’s O.J.? O.J. is a “practice dog” made from an old plastic orange juice jug with a dog’s face drawn on the side. Now Zelly’s not just the new girl or just the weird new girl (tongue sandwich for lunch, anyone?) -- she’s dangerously close to becoming the weird new girl who walks around dragging a dumb old plastic jug, her “practice dog.” Is Ace’s plan so crazy it just might work, or is it just plain – as Ace would say – meshugge?

Critically acclaimed, but not stuffy or boring in the least, Booklist describes Zelly as a "sympathetic, believably flawed character" and goes on to say (spoiler alert!!) that, "In the end, Zelly’s triumph isn’t the dog she
eventually gains, but the steps she takes to reach him." And keep your eye out -- the sequel to OJ -- Aces Wild -- is due out September 2012!

To check out the the clever -- and laugh-out-loud -- book trailer for When Life Gives You O.J., please follow this link: http://ericaperl.squarespace.com/oj-videos/. Erica's blog: http://ericaperl.squarespace.com/imported-20100131174515/ and her Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/erica.perl?sk=wall.

I received a review copy and because DD is too young for it, I passed it on to my friend Jessica's little boy who is 10 years old. I have been told by Jessica that her son, James, really enjoys reading the book. He has been reading it and unable to put it down because he finds the story line to be very interesting and humorous.

Would you like to get a copy for your child as well? One of my lucky readers will receive a prize pack that includes a hardcover copy of When Life Gives You O.J., a When Life Gives You O.J. water bottle to help keep your child hydrated this summer and a When Life Gives You O.J. backpack (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 what your child's favorite summer activity is (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 July 11th, 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 "Bring Home The Baby 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 When Life Gives you O.J. Prize Pack @ 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.

10.) Grab my "A Summer to Remember 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.

Read the fine print:

* Lucky winner or winners will be selected through True Random Number Generator.
* 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.

76 comments:

Linda Kish said...

My son isn't little anymore but it was always swimming to the point that when I bought my house I had to put in a pool that was just like the one at the condo where he lived his whole live til then.

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Katrina said...

I follow via gfc and my daughter loves to swim in our pool!
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Andi B said...

So far my son's favorite thing seems to be trying to escape the blanket he's lying on. to get to the grass it's on. He hasn't quite figured out moving too much yet. He also loves going for walks in his stroller.
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wcarrie64 said...

My sons favorite summer activities are of course swimming!

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FreeIndeed said...

catching caterpillars

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cw said...

My daughter's favorite summer activity is swimming.
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Alicia said...

Favorite summer activity is going to the beach to swim and then the boardwalk for the food and rides.

ruthhill74 said...

My daughter loves being out of doors.
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boyzrule said...

gfc as boyzrule and my son's fave activity is to go to the beach and dig in the sand

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Shannon said...

Right now she loves to go in the pool or crawl in the grass!

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Ashlyn said...

My toddler's favorite summer activity is SWIMMING! He loves the pool.

My email is in my profile!

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swimming in the pool

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AnneLoyd said...

We love to go swimming in the summertime.

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