Thursday, February 18, 2010

Lucky Day Give-Away: (Not So) Sleepy Bunny and Sunshine Rainbow Plushie

Once again, it is your lucky day. Who knew this could happen on any old ordinary Thursday in the month of February? But, here we are and I have two little plushies just waiting to belong to two different, but oh-so-lucky Chez Beeper Bebe readers. The first is one of my Sleepyhead Bunnies--except, this one is not so sleepy, as you can see (I guess I shouldn't have given him that second espresso). The other is one of my wobegone Rainbow Sunshine Plushies looking for a good home after the whole corporate toy-making man debacle (although, technically, I guess it is a corporate toy-making woman debacle since the company in question is owned by a woman).

Whatever the case, these two little lovelies await two different readers. Now, take a deep breath and here are your instructions: Please leave a comment telling me the title of one of your favorite children's book and any other details you might want to share. And why, you ask? Because my curiosity has not lessened any since the last give-away and we are always looking for great new children's books around my house and I am certain you will come through with some tres magnifique recommendations.

You will need to leave your comment by the end of the day on Saturday, February 20th. I will announce the winners on Monday, February 22nd--so please be sure to check back here so that you can get in touch with me if you are the winner and then we can swap pleasantries and other critical mailing information so your new plush friend might find its way to its new happy home.

Bon chance, mes cheries. I eagerly await your replies.

112 comments:

Maiz said...

I LOVE THE SUNSHINE RAINBOW PLUSHIE!!! It is so adorable and vastly superior to any mass-marketed ribbon toy out there!

bittycakes said...

I adore both of these cuties!! I am expecting my first baby in August and I'm sure my little one would be delighted with either of these! I'm no expert on children's books (not yet anyway!) but I bought "On the Night You Were Born" for a couple of my girlfriends and their babies and they loved it!

Fanie || Artvscraft.net said...

Ooohh... a giveaway, how can I resist? ;-)
My all-time favorite children story must be "Peter Pan". It is a classic for me! I've done many illustrations on the subject and you reminded me I should post them on my blog, eventually. :-)

Merci beaucoup! ^-^

Amanda said...

My absolute all time favorite is Pippi Longstocking. I read it when I was 8 and I still enjoy reading through it again nowadays.

I just bought loads of ribbons yesterday to make a rainbow plushie and now I don't have to use them (maybe)!

OffTheHooks said...

hi!
you just reminded me that i really should start reading kids books again! i don't have any kids (yet) but its never to early to get books!
i'd say one of my faves has got to be alice in wonderland! Also the old classic, the hungry, hungry catepillar. love Eric Carle's illustrations.

Rebecca said...

My favorite book that I read to my 4-year-old sister (that I never get tired of) is Snuggle Puppy. I love the rainbow plushie!

Bird R. said...

Harold and the Purple Crayon- I like it because it reminds me that we can shape the world we live in but that home in bed is the safest place after adventures.

Mirja said...

my favorite book is Guess How Much I Love You becuase my son always tells me "I love you to the moon and back mom!"

angela said...

those are both such sweet little plushies. one of my favorite kid's books is "but no elephants" by jerry smath. we had it when i was growing up and i found it while thrifting a couple of years ago. thank you for the giveaway!

Rebecca said...

My favorite book that I read to my 4-year-old sister (that I never get tired of) is Snuggle Puppy. I love the rainbow plushie!

Annie said...

"Annie Bananie." My sister gave it to me when I was little and it's the first book each of her daughters read to me when they learned to read.

Kristan said...

I think my favorite character is the Gorilla in "Goodnight Gorilla", so mischievous, just like my little one. Although I do love me some Ramona B Quimby. :)

My sister is having a baby and I know she'd love either one of those.

kyeaton05 at yahoo dot com
or http://creativelymom.blogspot.com

Gabriel and Dorothy said...

Fun fun fun giveaway.

One of my favorite children's stories of all time is Graeme Base's "Animalia," the drawings are fantastic and each of them holds a hidden surprise to look for. I cherished this book as a youngster and brought it in for a high school assignment. One of the boys, Willie, went through and circled the hidden surprise on each page with a red pen. I was furious. And I let him know.

Regardless, I can hardly wait until my little one is old enough to appreciate this fantastic book. Beeper seems about the right age :-)

the king of carrot flowers said...

I love everything by Mo Willems- esp "Leonardo the Terrible Monster"

EEMedley said...

I think its so great when bloggers do craft give aways :) Thanks!!

I love Pooh books, I made sure my son had all the classic ones. "The Hungry Caterpillar" is also a great one, I still remember reading that in grade school and now I get to read it to our son :)

barbara said...

we are currently loving oliver jeffers' books - "the incredible book eating boy" is a favourite at the moment. and it made mini-man like broccoli. hah!
the illustrations of all oliver jeffers books are fabulous, the stories clever, fantastic, cheeky, funny and endearing. without so many words.

Katie said...

So cute, love the polka dot fabric on that bunny. Thanks for the giveaway! One of my favorite (hard to choose just one) children's books is "I Can Fly" illustrated by the wonderful Mary Blaire. She's one of my favorites. If you don't know about her I think you'd really enjoy her use of color.

Kierstin said...

I can imagine my youngest cuddling up to the Sunshine Rainbow Plushie while we read our favorite book for bedtime; "I Love You Through and Through" by Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak. This one is geared towards boys (of which I have 2) and there is one called "How Do I Love You" geared towards girls.

Hey Bulldog! said...

Ok, the book that I love the most that we read to our little one is Gus Was a Mexican Ghost. It's one of a lot of Gus books and it just cracks us up. The humor is really awesome for adults and the stories aren't predictable. It's an old one, but you can find it on Amazon through various sellers for pretty cheap.

Kelly said...

The little gal (17 mo.) and I love all of Sandra Boynton's board books, especially Barnyard Dance!

Kelly

P.S. I blogged about your rainbow plushies :-)

http://anappleandatree.blogspot.com

Ms. Diva said...

I love the rainbow plushie!!! My favorite books were the Little House books!!! I still have my set from when I was a kid!!!

El Cheese said...

I love love the rainbow plushie! My favorite books to read to my daughters are the Sweet Pickle Books. They are from when I was a kid (in the 80s). There are 26 of them (one for each letter in the alphabet) and each one holds a life lesson. They are all good for that fact and the illustrations are cute! They are hard to find, but ebay has them. Definitely a must for all kids libraries!

Ariel said...

I love the 'Mucca Moka' books... I bought one when my girl was 6 months... I like the great white - black contrast that is stimulating for the baby. now she love all the series

eatmoresmores said...

We love "Knuffle Bunny," anything by Lauren Child, anything by Kevin Henkes, and "Pinkalicious." There are a lot of great children's books out there. Asking a librarian is a great way to find a great new author.
Alice

Heather said...

You make the cutest things.
I love the little bunny!

Lynne said...

Anything by Dr Seuss is lots of fun, but our current favorite is his "Mr Brown Can Moo! Can You?"
Wonderful plushies! Thanks for the giveaway!

Jacqui said...

Just the one book? Impossible.'The Lamb Who Came to Dinner' by Steve Smallman and Joelle Dreidemy is funny and sweet (but not too sweet) and it's my husband's hands-down favourite. My favourites are the Knufflebunny books by Mo Willems (Gerald and Piggy also) and 'The Baby's Catalogue' by Janet and Alan Ahlberg. It was one of our first books when my daughter was born - no words but so much to look at and talk about and the illustrations are delightful. The people who gave it to us said they give it to all new parents and I can see why!

Gabriella said...

Rainbow plushie is sweet!

I love any of Eric Carle's books. Right now, our favorite is Brown Bear, Brown Bear.

www.AForestFrolic.typepad.com said...

Oh they are both so lovely! My brother just had his first baby last week...either would be a perfect gift, yay! Soooo, thank you for the chance.

Now for my favorite children's book...it's definitely 'Where the Wild Things are,' but since I have a feeling you've read that one before (tee hee ;) My 5 year old is in loooove with the 'Pinkalicious,' Goldalicious,' and 'Purplelicious,' series...wonder what color will be next??

Jamie :)

Michigan Kate said...

My son is 13 months, but his favorite book (at least I think it's his favorite. lol!) is "Ten Little Ladybugs" by Melanie Gerth. Sometimes I find him looking at it all by himself, turning the pages... it melts my heart! I think he likes the colorful pages.

Kate

P.S. I love all of your tutorials... I think I am going to make the alphabet plushies my next project!

Sarah said...

The love plushies and they are both good reminders that spring will come again.

I am a Children's lit junkie but a few favorites to read to my boys are: anything Sandra Boynton, "Duck on a Bike" by David Shannon, the amazing pop up books by Matthew Reinhart...I could go on and on.

My three year old claims, "Jungle Book" (the pop up version by Matthew Reinhart) as his favorite book.

One of my favorites as a little girl was, "Madeline".

Did I mention I'm a children's lit junkie?!

Stephanie Rose said...

I love both of these, but the bunny makes me think of the "Velveteen Rabbit" which was a favorite book of mine when I was a child. My (almost) 4-year-old son LOVES to read. He can already read and it is something we enjoy doing together. One of my favorite books for him is Dr. Suess' "Oh The Places You'll Go". It's a great book about never giving up and thinking for yourself. We also enjoy reading "A Lot of Otters" by Barbara Helen Berger. It is a book about a curious little boy (little moonlet) who is lost from his mother (the moon) and is helped by the otters. It reminds me of an American Indian tale or old story that is passed down by mouth, not by written words. I love to call my son, "My little moonlet"; and he loves it as well.

EHC said...

My favorite kid's book: Caps for Sale. I just found my childhood copy and look forward to reading it someday with the little ones. If you asked 11 month-old Baby E. (who hopes to win a plushie!!!!) what his current favorite kid's book is, he would tell you it's the Little People Farm flap book. Not much help to your 5 year-old though. :)

Solstice Mama said...

These are both so lovely! Our favorite book around here is Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems.

Claire said...

I love your plushies!
My favorite book we have purchased for our soon to arrive baby is Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers. I love the illustration style and it is a sweet book.

JJ said...

Love both the sweet plushies you're giving away!! Our favorite book right now is The Night I Followed the Dog. My son loves the story and anything with animals makes him happy!

Robin said...

Oh that little Bunny is so sweet! A favorite book around my house right now is "Mog the Forgetful Cat" - great 1960s illustrations and a cute story about a clumsy cat who averts a burglary.

Laura said...

One of my favorites is "the little engine that could". It's just a classic and has such a great message! I love your plushies and I'm sorry that lady has given you such trouble!

Amy said...

We have a giant collection of children's books at our house. I love to read and now so do my kids. It's so hard to choose a favorite! We love I Love You Through and Through by Bernadette Rosetti-Shustak, Trucks by Byron Barton, My Car by Byron Barton, and the Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown.

Ammie said...

Thanks! Of course it's hard to love just one (or 79) books. Today we read Sendak's adored In the Night Kitchen and longed for Lorna Balian's The Aminal.

JO SOWERBY said...

oooh winnie the pooh of course cos it has rabbit, owl, piglet, eyore and tigger, not forgetting POOH........silly old bear. I would absolutely love your bunnie cos bunnies are cute, fluffy and yours is beautiful.
Jo xxx

Alyssa said...

My favorite child's story is "Love You Forever" by Robert Munsch. I read it to my 1-and-a-half year old son at least once a week and I cry every time! It is just so touching. I highly suggest to anyone, young or old.

Thanks for this post. I am enjoying looking at all the favorite books people love!

predden said...

I love "The Giving Tree"

The Retired Mama said...

The best children s book I have every read, and I feel as though I have read thousands, is Charlie by Diane Fox Downs. It, a Little Golden book, is now out of print. Steady yourself--- I just Google it to find out who the author is and I found two for sale. Asking price, both over $900. All I can say is it is a great book. A few years ago I found a copy for each of my children. I spent about $30. a copy. To think I bought our original for one dollar.
I love all your plushies, and am in awe of your talent.

Mel said...

they are both so cute! My girlies love Jillian Jiggs these days. thanks for the chance!

ajanekunz said...

Corduroy - Loved the story of the little bear finding a home.

MUS said...

our favorites at http://www.dingen.info/ (click at pics to see inside)
...and ofcourse they love miffy, Pippi Longstocking, The Hungry Caterpillar

Amy said...

I'd love to give the Sunshine Rainbow Plushie a new home, we love stickin' it to the (wo)man around here, lol!

And since we love books just as much I'm gonna give you not just one, but eight to check out.

The first seven are a series by Edward Eager, the first one is called Half Magic. (You can also get an omnibus of all seven called Edward Eager's Tales of Magic.) They're great chapter books for bedtime stories. I remember my Dad reading these and the Narnia stories to me and my sibs twenty years ago and I love them still.

The second is a book called Bad Times for Ghosts. http://www.amazon.com/Bad-Times-Ghosts-W-Wippersberg/dp/0152004149/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1266535106&sr=1-1
It's kinda hard to find but it is SO worth it. The story is hilarious and there are a bunch of fun activities scattered throughout the book, too. Super awesome.

jibssa at gmail dot com

P.S. my captcha was "oophy" and I thought that was funny.

RR said...

So beautiful! I like them both.

Bego said...

Roald Dahl's The Enormous Crocodile. It was my favourite for many many years when I was little.
Such sweet plushies! I love the bunny. Thanks for this generous giveaway!
Big hug from Spain.

Sarah said...

I fell in love with your Rainbow Plushie the first time I saw it and now I'm in love with your sweet bunny. I never win these give aways, but I just had to try for one of these. my e-mail: http://tinyurl.com/p6eypp

justmail said...

There is no way I can choose one book. Here are a few picture books--all considered postmodern in that they break with conventional narrative and/or arrangement in some way. David Wiesner's Three Little Pigs or Tuesday are great (as are all of his books.) Jan Brett's books often have multiple story lines going in the side illustrations as in Berlioz the Bear. The Colors by Monique Felix, Time Flies by Eric Rohmann, Black and White by David Macauley (anything by Macauley), Istvan Banyai's books Zoom and The Other Side, This Book is Too Small by Anne Wouters --okay, I'll stop!

Donna said...

I find the Paper Bag Princess by the Canadian Robert Munsch . . so loved here . . .the great line about "your are pretty but Prince Ronald, you are a BUM" gets me every time. Nothing like a girl sticking up for herself!!

- donna
kindredcrafters (at) gmail (dot) com

Redbird Green said...

The fave in our house is titled "My Big Dog" (A Golden Classic) by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel. We love it because of the crazy parallels we share with it...we had a Golden Retriever named Violet (the dog in the book is a Golden named Violet) and we also had a gray boy cat named Merlin (the gray cat in the book is named Merl). It's just too good to be true. We love it!

Donna said...

We love "The Night Before...." series by Natasha Wing. (The Night Before Summer Vacation, The Night Before the Tootfairy, The Night Before Easter....)
Boo on that company, btw. I am making sure that I never by from them.

vanessa said...

I love both your baby toys! And as for books, I ramble on and on about a new favorite children's book every day on my blog, but I think I'd like to recommend In a Blue Room by Jim Averbeck to you. It's just beautiful.

tingaling said...

Just had my first bebe at the end of November - so we read to him, but he isn't that into books yet. I love "The Places You'll Go" by Dr. Seuss. A great book for the kiddos as well as for adults!

Love both plushies (but esp the rainbow plushie) - thanks for doing the giveaway!

Anna said...

for both my girls one of their favorite board type books is 'sometimes I curl up in a ball'

Ramona Burke said...

My (kids) current favorite picture books: the Frog in the Bog, Not A Box, How To Build an A, Click Clack Moo, Owen and Mzee, The Boy with a Drum. My 3.5 year old also LOVES Little House in the Big Woods, Little House on the Prairie, The Mouse and the Motorcycle (just started Runaway Ralph, not sure how popular the sequel is going to be), and Abels Island...
My 15mo baby girl would LOVE either of these toys...

thecurryseven said...

Cute! Cute! Cute! I'm going to narrow it to pictures books. One of my favorite (both as a child and as an adult) is Andrew Henry's Meadow. The line drawings are intricate and beautiful and it's a lovely story about parents accepting a child's interests.

thecurryseven at sbcglobal dot net

Ruth said...

Favorite children's book? There are so many! Several of my personal favorites have been mentioned already, so let's go with one that should appeal to your reptile-loving boy: Crictor, by Toni Ungerer. It's just so silly and endearing, the idea that a snake would make such a perfect pet for an old lady. :) And for honorable mention: the Little Bear books. They're so sweet. :)

Holly said...
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Deb said...

such snuggly-looking plushies each! i believe bun-bun is looking quite contemplative...and the sunny sunshine is beaming!

Jacqui said...

Thanks for sharing! I LOVE the rainbow plushie =) As soon as I get a sewing machine I'll make one for my baby boy!

Lindsay said...

One of my daughter's favorites right now is called "The Flea's Sneeze". Anything Dr. Seuss is also always a winner :)

When I was a kid I always loved E.B. White's "The Trumpet of the Swan", so much so that I named my cat Louis after one of the swans.

Homer Family said...

I can't really tell you how many favorite books I have. My kids do not lack for books becasue they are a passion in our house. As a child my favorite book was "The Monster at the End of this Book starrying lovable furry old grover." My kids love this book also. It is so much fun to read. We also love "We're going on a Bear Hunt"

Paisley said...

I remember loving Amelia Bedelia and the Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle books. Right now my lil guy loves anything with trains or trucks in it though. :)

jenny jones said...

Your stuff is so fun. I adore the bunny. I have a three yea old who is all about small bunnies. She would die!
One of my favorites, I read it to my 5 year old pre-k class today (in part), is Jenny and the Cat Club by Esther Averil. It was printed in '45 (I think) and is so wonderful. It is a collection of stories about a little black cat, Jenny Linsky, and her Cat Club adventures. A dear friend gave it to me as a baby gift. It might be best enjoyed by children 3-8. It's a big, chapter looking book, but is a collection of separate stories with the same characters. Ever so cute!!

Susanne said...

Love these plushies! I enjoy reading the classic "the Little Engine that Could" (with the original illustrations, of course) to my son. I have an old tattered hardcover copy from when I was a child that I adore. And you can't go wrong with anything written by (fellow Canadian) Robert Munsch. Love You Forever makes me cry every time I read it, even after all these years!

Jeff, Amy & Grant said...

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by John Archambault is my all time favorite! I love the cute little plushie toys!
If I don't win...I'm definitely going to try and make one on my own for my son. Thanks for all the great crafts you create! You are my idol!

EFM said...

Are You My Mother? I love reading this story over and over to him while we snuggle together.

Agnes said...

A current favorite around here is If You Give A Moose A Muffin!

Eva Marina said...

Oh! These are adorable! My son just turned three and currenly loves anything by Sandra Boynton. I can't wait to get into more of the "classics" hopefully soon. Here is a little something else about me... I found out yesterday that I'm pregnant! Woo Hoo! I just had to tell someone, guess that's you! Thanks!

Tiffany said...

Hi Holly! I know I already purchased a rainbow plushie but I would love to enter the giveaway as we still know lots of babies that could use a rainbow plushie of their own! :)

At our house a couple favorites include: Iggy Peck Architect and Every Friday. Both books are great for boys (we have 3 boys, so I know good boy books!). Iggy Peck is hilarious and very clever with great illustrations, Every Friday is a sweet book about the bond of a daddy and his boy!

So. Pretty please pick us! I can already think of a great home for that rainbow plushie!! And I can't wait for the one I bought to get here for my own son!

Ricki said...

Since my daughter just turned 5, we are knee deep in the Junie B Jones books. That child just cracks me up :) I find a lot of the humor goes over my daughters head, but she still loves the books! My oldest daughter is 17 and still loves her Junie B collection.

Siew said...

The bunny. She's too cute for words.
Our current favorite is Bashful Bob and Doleful Dorinda by Margaret Atwood. So funny and clever.

Chris said...

Thanks for the giveaway! My favourites growing up would be Enid Blyton's classics. For my son, he loves 'Goodnight moon' by Margaret Wise Brown.

Ingeli said...

Hi,

Me and my girl (20 months) love your plushies!! It must be the colours of the sunshine rainbow that makes my daugther screem "whooooaaaw"

My all-time favourite book must be "Jip and Janneke" from dutch writer Annie M. G. Schmidt, my mom used to read it to me before bedtime. I`m repeating the tradition with my girl.
She is very into Miffy..

Minnado said...

My favourite book to read with my kids is "Dogger" by Shirley Hughes - anything by Shirley Highes is great by me, but Dogger captures the sense of losing a favourite toy and the excitement of finding it again.
Love the toys esepcially Bunny!

annácska said...

Hi, (again)
Of course there is not only ONE favourite of mine but the first I read myself at the age of 6 was The Double Lottie by Eric Kästner. Maybe it is a bit girlie so for little beeper choose anything else from the same author who was born in 1899 and who's books are full of excitement and fun. ('Emil and the Detectives' or 'The 35th of May; Or, Conrad's Ride to the South Seas'. Both are GREAT.

Tonya said...

Cute plushies!
Mr. Brown can moo, can you? I had such fun reading that book with my son when he was small. He got so into all the silly sounds!

Annette said...

What both lovely things you are giving away... I love them.
I love to enter your draw.
AS a child I loved to boks from Disney My favouriet was Sleeping Beauty

Cameron H said...

I love both of these sweet plushies! In our house we are reading "Emeline at the Circus" by Marjorie Priceman EVERY night. The words are all facts about the circus from Emeline's 2nd grade teacher, who fails to notice that Emeline is accidentally part of the circus (the beautiful illustrations tell that part of the story).

Heather said...

Adorable plushies!

OK, it is very hard to pick a favorite but I'll just go with what my 10 month old son is loving right now. Who is a better judge than the babes? He is constantly playing with "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle, his "Curious George Before and After" lift the flap book, and "Where is Baby's Belly Button" by Nina Katz (also a lift the flap book). For an older child I love "Over in the Meadow" by Ezra Keats. Soooooo beautiful and you can sing it to the kids and they can sing the response of each of the animals. Very fun.

Holly said...

Love the Sunshine Rainbow Plushie.
So bummed about that whole legal debacle.

My son loves Sandra Boynton books (The Belly Button Book, Hippos go Berserk, The Going to Bed Book).
And Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late.
Mercer Mayer is always a good go to, those Little Critter books are timeless.

Jennifer W. said...

I love the bunny! and the rainbow plush! So so sweet!

I take great delight in reading my two boys the same stories that I grew up reading (last night it was Mercer Mayer - In Search of the Zipperumpazoo, and Bread and Jam for Francis).

Gizala said...

The bunny would be a lovely present for my little girl. I am a sucker for a happy ending so what could be better than multiple happy endings? My favorite book is one called "The Magic Realm of Fairy Tales". A beautifully illustrated retelling of classic fairy tales. Alas my copy was long ago lost but I loved it so much that I hunted it down (thank you Google!) 30+ years later for purchase for my daughter for her little library.

Stephanie said...

Such cuteness! My little girl would adore either! My favorite children's books are the "Miss Nelson Is Missing" series. The illustrations are incredible and they always made me laugh as a child.

s & m said...

gorgeous gorgeous stuff! so happy to have stumbled upon you blog...

gonzomama said...

i love polka dots and your little bunny!
and the sunshine plushie would make a great gift for a friend of mine!

gonzomama said...

oops, forgot to leave my favorite book.
i loved rereading
starring sally j freidman as herself, by judy blume.
oh, i loved judy!

Patricia said...

These are so cute! My girls would love any of them! the bigger one was a tag-fanatic when she was a baby and yor sunshine rainbow plushie always reminds me of that!
I have many favourites, and I´m lucky to still have some of those books and they are my girl´s favourite too of course, one of them is:
"Molly Mouse Goes Shopping"
http://www.listal.com/book/molly-mouse-goes-shopping-caryl-koelling
Our version is "La ratita cuic y sus travesuras" it has a little mouse attached to a string and you have to move it from page to page WE LOVE IT!

Another one that I still have but it´s quite broken is Jan Pienkowski´s HAUNTED HOUSE
http://www.janpienkowski.com/books/pop-up/hauntedhouse/haunted-house.htm
my version is "LA CASA EMBRUJADA" and it has a lot of scotch tape in it but it still works!

Sorry for my long comment but you just touched something in me!

Thanks!!!

Patricia
cuacoramas@gmail.com

Liz said...

On the Night You Were Born
This book is the sweetest book, and the ictures are bright and beautiful. I cried the first time i read it!

Brooke said...

I really enjoy the Baby Blue Cat books by Ainslie Pryor. One of my all time favorites is Charlotte's Web, which I bought for my now 9 yr. old when she was 7. We read a chapter (or 2) every night until it was finished. There are lots of others, too!

Sparklinbecks said...

Stinky Cheese Man is a hit with my two guys! Those two plushies are adorable and I know my baby girl would enjoy it!

Alisa said...

my fave children's book is "Tikki Tikki Timbo" I LOVE the illustrations (even got a tiny tattoo of one of them) and the story is quite cute. My fave to read to my kids is "I Love You ,Stinky Face" :)

Stephanie and Carlos said...

I just made it!! Either one of your creations would be happy in the MooBear house hold!! Our favourite book at the moment is 'The Monster at the end of the book' with Grover from Sesame Street!! Always a laugh with that book!!

xo Steph

Amanda's Wonderland said...

I recently acquired the children's book "The Ugly Pumpkin" by Dave Horowitz. I saw it in a clearance sale and had to have it. Again, love your work!

cafeeclectic said...

I have to say I'm no expert on the children's books... My daughter is 3.5 months old and I don't really know any good kids books!!! Actually, I'm reading all the comments here and writing down some of them so I can check them out from the library!

Kate said...

You are so generous with your give aways and so talented with your plushies!!! Thank you for sharing! I have always loved the Magic School Bus Series. I hope you will too!- Kate D

jbell said...

Love your plushies! My favorite children's book is Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. Such a wonderfully simple book, both in story and illustrations.

HelenS said...

Hi - I love your blog and keep meaning to make some of the lovely things....

For very young children anything by a wonderful husband and wife team - Janet and Alan Ahlberg (sadly Janet passed away but their daughter has also done some illustrations for her father's books)- their British and if you haven't come across them before you are in for a treat. My favourite (and it's difficult) is 'Each peach pear Plum' which is a lovely rhyming, repetitious book based on lots of familiar fairy stories eg Each peach, pear, plum, I spy Tom Thumb, Tom Thumb in the cupboard, I spy Mother Hubbard, Mother Hubbard in the cellar, I spy Cinderella' all accompanied by the most wonderful, incredibly detailed illustrations. 'Peepo' is also a wonderful book for wee ones - full of nostalgic 50s illustrations of Britain.

For older children by 8 year olds will stay up all night reading the Mr Gum Books - totally crazy stories, again by a British author Andy Stanton ( http://www.mrgum.co.uk/books.htm). Oh, and of course any Roald Dahl book.

Happy reading (there are so many more I could mention)

Helen x

HelenS said...

Oh beeper bebe

I apologise - this is my 2nd post (ignore the first but please read the books!!) - I had totally forgotten that the ALL TIME, BEST CHILDRENS BOOK awrd (for my money) gos to 'The Tiger Who Came To Tea' by Judith Kerr - again v British and set circa 1970s. (A tiger comes for tea and eats all of Daddy's tea, all the tins in the cupboard, all daddy's beer and all the water in the taps etc). FABULOUS!!

Helen x

Margie Oomen said...

any books by eric carle or brian wildsmith
the art appeals to all ages

Bichos da Matos said...

This bunny will be mine! So I hope;)

TheBlackForrist said...

I love the giveaways!!! My sisters and I loved The Fourteen Bears in Summer and Winter, it's a Deluxe Golden Book. We loved picking our favorites on each page. Unfortunately it's out of print, and pretty expensive even used. But I will find a copy to share with my kids, maybe you can too!

farihahkamali said...

omgsh they're SOOOO cute!
uhmmm. my favourite childrens book was the hungry caterpillar. not too original, i know, but i LOVED that book. thanks for the giveaway!

Mamma F said...

GREAT, as usual! You're one of the most charming woman and glamourous figure of my net... Best regards from ITALY!

Cindy J said...

my favorite childhood book (one of them, atleast!) was a little golden book titled "there's a monster at the end of this book" :) secret -- I still like to read it. :)

ps, love your sunshine rainbow plushie... I had it marked on my etsy favorites to buy, too. :(

Crafty Mama said...

Your blog inspires me almost on a daily basis. Jack, my 18 month old, loves Hug by Jez Alborough. Thanks again for making creativity so accessible! We blog at:
http://shedsammons.blogspot.com/

PopiKoki said...

so pretty :)
Adorable! Your work is so great!

Kris said...

I know that your giveaway is over, but I think you should know about one of our favorite bedtime stories here at our house. My son (1) and I like to read a story called "Russell the Sheep." It's a story about how Russell can't fall asleep, so he decides to try counting things, and in his search for counting things nothing helps...until he tries counting sheep.
Caden also loves reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar. I quite like it as well.