Blog Birthday Giveaway – Random House

Blog Birthday Giveaway – Random House

Blog Birthday Giveaway - Random HouseWe’ve got a great bundle of books for you today, thanks to Random House.  Our Blog Birthday Giveaway – Random House, features Hugo the Hare’s Rainy Day by Jez Alborough, Do Dare Duck by Joyce Dunbar and Wanda and the Alien to the Rescue by Sue Hendra. A great selection of picture books.

random house 1We love Wanda and the Alien as regular readers will know, so I know that this latest outing for the unlikely friends will be a big hit. Wanda and the Alien to the Rescue (which was published last month) sees the friend help a little animal in need.

Last year we reviewed Billy the Goat’s Big Breakfast where we were introduced to adventures of Billy and his friends, including Hugo the Hare.  It would appear that Hugo and I gave something in common – neither of us like water!  In Hugo the Hare’s Rainy Day (published on 27th February) we see him overcome his fears to help his friends.  Written by Jez Alborough, this is bound to be a wonderful book full of clever rhyming text.

Do Dare Duck is written by Joyce Dunbar and illustrated by Jane Massey and will also be published on 27th February.

Does Duck dazzle as much as the peacock? Does he dawdle like the tortoise, or does he dash like the hare? No? Well, what does Duck do? Does Duck … dare?

These are look like great books and 5 of you could win yourself a set of these books.  For a chance to win, just complete the rafflecopter below – good luck!



Terms and conditions:

(Please note that all entries will be checked against comments for validation).

Only the first step of the Rafflecopter is mandatory, all other steps are optional.  Only one entry per person is allowed (however, you can tweet with the bonus click entry daily as well to increase your chances).

This giveaway is for UK residents only.

Once the Rafflecopter picks a winner, I will check if the winner has done what was requested and I will contact them, if they do not reply within one week, the prize will be allocated to another person.

The giveaway will close on 17th March 2014 at midnight.

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Over 40 and a Mum to One

A Mum with a 13 year old son, enjoying life and having fun as my son travels through school life. We love to get outdoors whenever possible and make the most of the world around us. We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds. We love reviewing days out, toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure. If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

169 thoughts on “Blog Birthday Giveaway – Random House

  1. These are fab books for getting your children engaged in storytelling and discussion. Fingers crossed x

    1. Oh forgot to say about a favourite – hard to say there are so many but we love Kipper and Hairy Maclary has us in stitches x

  2. My daughter has a book called “I Love You as big as the World” I like it because it was a gift from my mum to her and it’s got lovely illustration.

  3. We have a copy of Peter Pan which has great, detailed illustrations that we can look at for ages plus some pop-up pages. It’s a favourite story and the pictures add so much too it.

  4. Dear zoo has alway been the favourite in this house teaches kids loads from animal s to sizes and the picture are great

  5. I love The Smartest Giant In Town by Julia Donaldson. I like that it shows the Giant helping others with items he has just bought for himself. I also love the songs- my son has started singing along with them too 🙂

  6. I love the gruffalo’s child- it is a fantastic sequel and the illustrations are fantastic, My son loves it too

  7. The very hungry caterpillar! Brings back memories of me reading it, and it is my little girls fave book

  8. My little lady loves the Pip and Posy books – we read ‘The Bedtime Frog’ at least 10 times a day and she loves to point out all of the different animals.

  9. my son currently loves the book never too little to love. he’s not interested in listening to the story but loves flicking through all the different pages.

  10. Spot the dog as the illustrations are cute and nice and colourful and brings back memories of my childhood

  11. very hungry caterpillar 🙂 Never gets old and the story can be interpreted through the pictures so a fab book to start reading with

  12. I love BooBoo its about a little gosling who love to eat. The illustrations are just beautiful and it is a funny lovely story!

  13. We love room on the broom and Hairy Maclary. The use of rhythm to tell the story makes it come alive without having to make silly voices for characters, perfect for a quiet bedtime story when you don’t want little one stimulated.

  14. Jez Alborough’s Duck in the Truck- deliciously witty rhymes and full of anticipation!

  15. The very hungry caterpillar. It has to be this, the story the pictures and the little cut outs! 🙂 Such a wonderful story!

  16. I love reading the Meg & Mog books to my little ones as they bring back great childhood memories!

  17. The Tiger who came to Tea, love the imaginative flow of the story plus old fashioned standards and lifestyle.

  18. My favourite is Where’s Spot, I first bought it for my daughter over 25 years ago and I’ve just ordered the 25th anniversary special edition one, with a silver cover, for my granddaughter (and me!!), I love the pictures in the book and the story x

  19. I enjoy reading a book called: There’s an ouch in my pouch. It rhymes and my daughter likes to join in.

  20. Emily’s ice dancing show – its a good interactive book that all my family love – not just my grand-daughters

  21. I loved Meg and Mog as a child and it was probably because it was something to do with flying and magic

  22. My young grandchildren and I love the touchy feely books like That’s not my dinosaur/monster/dragon etc. 🙂

  23. One, two Peek-a-boo .. for its lovely bright pictures & sturdy lift the flaps .. i read it to my grandchild & I’m sure it will last for her to read to hers its so well made!

  24. The Rainbow Fish – the pictures are beautiful and it has such a lovely message for kids.

  25. The Very Hungry Caterpillar has always been a classic favourite in our home I love the bright colours and the holes and the way it allows your little ones to follow its journey to make it to a butterfly its brilliant xxx

  26. The Very Hungry Caterpillar because the illustrations are lovely and the holes make the book fun!

  27. Still a massive fan of Where’s Wally – not really a storybook but keeps the whole family amused for hours

  28. It has to be Spot The Dog. My little man loves to see whats hidden behind the flaps. In fact, any book that has flaps to lift up is a winner here xxx

  29. My daughters love the Hungry Caterpillar especially since they can put their fingers through the spaces

  30. I love Peace At Last by Jill Murphy because it is just a lovely story – especially for bedtime 🙂

  31. Currently enjoying How to grow a dinosaur. Very simply because at the moment dinosaurs are the most favourite thing in the world!

  32. My three children all loved Spot the Dog and never seemed to tire of finding ‘Where’s Spot’!

  33. The Very Hungry Caterpillar – it’s got everything! It’s bright and colourful and it’s got little holes to poke your fingers in…. not forgetting the beautiful butterfly at the end!!!

  34. Any Peppa Pig books, my little granddaughter loves looking at the pictures. They are so bright and colourful x

  35. We’re going on a Bear Hunt, love the repetitive of the story and my teenager as a little boy could recite most of it by heart, we read it so often.

  36. sooooooooooooo many to choose from….
    I like Stick man. It’s completely different, has beautiful bright pictures which tell the story without the need for words. x

  37. My little one has a lovely book called Bizzy Bear Off We Go which is interactive and he loves it

  38. everyone in our house love you choose, because the children love making up all kinds of stories based on their choices and the possibilities are endless

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