17 December 2009

giveaway: handmade book


today's giveaway is a treasure from mrs. eliot book shop.
creative, bright and whimsical artwork all the way from london.
giving :: one little wooden book :: the red balloon
a unique gift for the young or young at heart
please comment today to enter to win
tell me a favorite book of all time

thank you, francesca
{don't miss her fabulous flickr}

oooh, i love all the book options. i saw a few of them at the library today. thank you for the suggestions. i cannot believe this is the second to last holiday giveaway. time flies when you're having fun giving prizes, i suppose. congratulations to Alisha Stamper who commented, favorite of all time, the little prince. enjoy your new little wooden book!

69 comments:

Jessie said...

oh, I LOVE it! I have so many 'favorite' books, but the one that first came to mind was A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole. Have you read it??

{anyalynn} said...

So adorable... perfect for my little boys room! Favorite Book is tough... I'll go with children's book. Dr. Seuss's ABC Book. My mom claims that she read it to me so much that when I was 16 months I had it memorized and could recite it with her. Crazy.

Katie H said...

Picking a favorite book is like picking a favorite flower, color, or chocolate...I love SO many. One of my all-time favorites, though, that I read as a pre-teen, was The Giver. I still love this book & read it from time to time.

Thanks for hosting all these giveaways & featuring such sweet products. I've enjoyed looking at these shops...

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lily said...

is it cliche' to say pride and prejudice? love.

Eliza said...

One of my favorites is Freckles by Gene Stratton-Porter!

gem said...

another sweet offering...
traveling mercies by anne lamott is one of my favorite books*
cheers,
gem

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Melissa Sauls said...

To Kill a Mockingbird, of course!

megan... said...

love frog and toad!

debby said...

well, i feel like a copycat, but i really was goingn to say "to kill a mockingbird." so many good themes in that book. my favorite children's book is "but not billy." it was my favorite book as a child and the longer i am a mother, the more i love it.

anna jo said...

this is really cute. a fave of mine has always been i like you by sandol stoddard warburg.

Mary Grace said...

Oh! This book looks so cute! One of my favorite books is The Corner of the Universe.

Jamie said...

What an adorable book!

LMT said...

A favorite book is hard but the first that comes to mind is The Gift of the Magi. Its appropriate for the season.

kgr said...

That is SOOOO cute! My favorite book ever (oh this is impossible!) is Emily of Deep Valley by Maud Hart Lovelace.

Illinivicki said...

Beautiful giveaway! Favorite book of all time? Gosh! So hard to pick! I'm going with Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt. Lyrical writing at its best.

Lena said...

So many cook books to check out listed here. I love all Little House on the Prairie books, but especially On the Banks of Plum Creek.

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AlwaysanEm said...

I love the polar express. perhaps because its this time of season!

Cat said...

Life of Pi is a great book. As for kid's books, I really like "Do you love me Mama?"
Great giveaway!

the dibers said...

love "go dog, go"- i thought i could read it when i was 4....it made me feel so big!

what a cool giveaway!!!

ellen said...

I love the children's book "Annie Bananie". It's about a little redheaded girl and friendship.

Jennifer said...

My favorite, favorite book is Peace Like a River by Leif Enger - a beautifully written and delightfully wonderful book.

Monika said...

Lots of fave books on my list, but right now, at Christmas, I've documented in my December Daily that the story "The Three Trees" is my favorite. I truly cannot read it for bedtime stories to my kiddos without crying. It is so beautiful, hopeful and affirming. I gave it to my now 18-yr old when he was 9, so we've had it a while, and I've shed some tears...but it's all good.

Mui Yen said...

I loved those old story books from Disney which came with a small vinyl disc. My siblings and I would play that on our player, listened to the story with its sound effects, and when "Tinkerbell rings her little bell, like this , turn the page". The best book has to be The Fox and the Hound - the story of true friendship. So heart-warming and heart-wrenching. And recently I saw the film again on TV, and the story pained me. Such is life.

Karen Beth said...

The Little Prince. I get something new from it each time I read it.

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Desiree said...

A Room With a View changed my life.

Diana said...

"The Secret Garden" is one of my all-time favorites!

Betsy said...

I was Christmas shopping for books the other day, and came across "Chicken Soup With Rice"--NOT "For The Soul" :) -- one of my favs, great rhyming!

Jess said...

oooo...I need this! My favorite of all time? The Sneeches by Dr. Suess. Now my daughter loves it too. Although, I also love all things Jane Austen.

jeffrey said...

anything by my cousin kit - swimsuit, sweater, longjohns, galoshes, or slide already!

Cassie said...

Oh favourite book - so hard! Maybe The Jolly Postman by The Ahlbergs xx

Alisha Stamper | Photographer said...

favorite of all time= the little prince.

i am loving her books!

Katie said...

A Wrinkle in Time, Madeline L'Engle

sylwia said...

definitely '100 years of solitude'

Nichole said...

it's silly, but i love the book Ella Enchanted. i read it in the third grade, fell in love with Prince Char, and never looked back. i've read a lot of the greats, Pride and Prejudice, Wuthering Heights, The Kite Runner, but I also go to Ella Enchanted when I need some comfort, magic and love. :)

caitlin said...

Favorite book of all time HAS to be. Sideways Stories From Wayside School. When my mom would read it to me I would giggle, and we would bond.

Love this unique give-a-way!

Crystal said...

My favorite children's book of all time: "Stand back", said the Elephant, "I'm going to sneeze!"

Such a fun book!

Anneliese said...

the little engine that could!

Lacey Jane said...

This is too good to pass up! For me? "To Kill a Mockingbird," definitely.

Justin + kelly said...

I can see on the shelves on rhys' room! So I will enter him. His favorite book is one from Justin's childhood. It has about 15 Japanese folk tales. Like "why the jellyfish has no bones"

hannah said...

is it too easy to say the scriptures? cause they truly are my favorite.

i adore reading, so whatever book i am reading at the moment is usually a favorite. one i remember recently that i LOVED was Wild Swans. definitely worth the long-read!

Missy knits said...

Rebecca....I can read that book again and again!

Amanda said...

i love it!!! and i know my little one would toO!!!

Amanda said...

The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton is my favorite children's book...so classic!

Catherine Williams Photography said...

I LOVE this. The Red Balloon is my favorite movie ever. But as for books, I have far too many. Lately, "A History of Love" has captured my heart and I read it over and over again whenever I can!

Sassy Sarah said...

Hmm... As an English teacher and lover of the written word, this is a very tough question for me to narrow it down to just ONE book. I guess right now one of my favorite book is Peony in Love by Lisa See, although an all-time favorite book is Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand or else Attitudes of Gratitude.

H Yoho said...

picking a favorite book is like picking which of my kids I love more...but for today I'll say Jane Eyre.

Jaclyn said...

The Giving Tree - hands down :) Thank you for the chance! Merry Christmas!

NSMOM said...

Oh gosh, I'm kind of like Hannah in that whatever I'm reading is my new favorite (even if is a completely cheesy romance novel). There was one book that really stayed with me, although I don't remember the title - it was something like Stones from the River, I think and it was about a dwarf lady in Germany. Premise sounded so strange but I loved that book. Thanks, Maureen (jnomaxx at hotmail dot com)

loft2dwell said...

The Count of Monte Cristo - the best ever.

leni said...

My favorite book of all time is Richard Scary's The Gingerbread Man. My mother read it to me for the first time when I was 2. I was so concerned for the Little Old Woman who had "sat down to rest" after chasing the little devious cookie, that I wouldnt let my mom turn the page. Unable to explain why, I just sat there sobbing uncontrollably. Somehow my mother must have figured out why, because she had my dad distract me while she drew a happier expression on the Little Old Woman's face. When she brought the book back to me, I stared at the old woman for a bit, wiped my tears, then allowed my mother to finish reading the book. There is something about that exact book with the added illustrative touches from my mother that makes it priceless to me.

Shirley said...

there are many favorites. at the moment, i like "the mysterious benedict society" by some author i just can't remember because i'm a ditz.

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meg day said...

my favorite book of all-time is The Giving Tree. my father gave it to me before he passed & i read it whenever i miss him.

lovely lindsay said...

favorite book of all time:
betsy, tacy + tib by maude hart lovelace.
++++
thanks for this. this reb balloon book looks fantastic. love, lindsay

Amanda B. said...

Favorite Book of All Time... Would most definitely be James and the Giant Peach. Growing up each night before bed my mother would read a few pages to my brother and I. I cannot wait to do the same with my children.

Jacq said...

Not sure if I'm too late, but my favorite book of all time is "Mouse and the Motorcycle" by Beverly Cleary. My big brother read it with me...one of my fondest memories.

jacquelyn

lacey said...

this is it!
my fav of all time is the Bible
that's the book for me!

melissa deakin said...

not sure if i'm too late, but these books are incredible.
wow.
pure delight!

Chelsey said...

Oh this is the one, I really want to win this baby! Fav book of time, don't have one... I'm not a big reader :)

Anonymous said...

"I'll Love you Forever"
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pam in texas

Janssen said...

The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt. Oh, how I love that book.

Whit said...

the screwtape letters, harry potter IV, the giver -- all favorites!
these books are beautiful. will most definitely check out her site for future gifts of happiness!

Julie Linz Photography julielinz.com said...

I always loved "Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass" I used to take it out of the library so much that the librarians finally told my mom she should buy it for me! I still have that copy today!

Shimmy Shake said...

I love Tuck Everlasting...such a lovely story. I remember my mom reading it to all us kids on long road trips.

You Are My Fave said...

Walk Two Moons by Susan Creech

I love Mrs Eliot Book shop. I have her fall print that stays up year round in my house.

Caren said...

My favorite book would be the one I've read maybe a dozen times and still never tire of it? Then that would be "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince".

middleofthetable said...

my favorite book.... the little prince. such a classic!

xo,
sarah

whitney said...

number the stars :)

crissy said...

I've had several books that I've considered to be my favorite, just depending on the phase of life I was in. I can't think of what my current favorite is, so I will go with the classic that I will always and forever love: the Outsiders.

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