Saturday, February 19, 2011

Brownie Groundhog and the February Fox...Review & Giveaway

The kids and I have been reading the most darling book over the past couple of weeks and it has been simply perfect for this time of year...Brownie Groundhog and the February Fox by Susan Blackaby.  This book is just what we all need to get us through the long winter.

Happy Groundhog Day! But when Brownie steps outside, there's not even the slightest sign of spring--just her shadow, a frosty field, and a hungry fox who wants to munch her for lunch. Determined not to become a meal, Brownie finds a clever and tasty way to melt the ice and turn Fox into a friend…and make the wait for winter's end a little warmer. 

A&W really do love this book and so do I.  All three of us are, like Brownie, ready for spring to be here so we can relate!  My boys were transfixed by the idea of furry little Brownie being eaten by a naughty fox.  They listened with great anticipation as Brownie found ways to tire out the fox (ice skating anyone??) so the fox would be too tired to eat him.  I loved how Brownie even managed to befriend the fox...genius.  I think it must be the power of hot cocoa and cinnamon toast that won over that naughty fox!  The illustrations, done by Carmen Segovia are very well done as well and bring the characters right to live and manage to depict winter in an appealing way (even to this Northerner who is tired of snow!).

Just a note about the title....while it does talk about Groundhog Day this book is an excellent read for the entire (loooooong) winter season.  Happy Reading.  You can pick up a copy on Amazon today...













I am thrilled to let you know that my friends at Sterling are giving one RBM reader a copy of Brownie Groundhog and the February Fox!  Here is how to enter...


Mandatory Entry: Leave a comment below about  how you and your children beat cabin fever this time of year.  You must complete this entry for all others to be counted.

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6.  Blog, Tweet or Facebook about this giveaway & let me know where to find it (each can be done once daily)  = 1 entry per each
7.  Write a review of RBM on Alexa and let me know you have done so  = 3 entries 
8.  Comment on one of my non giveaway posts and let me know you have done so = 1 entry

Please leave a separate comment for each entry and be sure to include your e-mail.  Contest is open to US residents and will end on March 3rd.    The lucky winner will be announced by e-mail on March 4th and will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen.  Good Luck!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and I was provided with the mentioned book  for purpose of review.  The opinions in this post are entirely my own. Your experience may differ from mine. This post has not been reviewed or edited by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this review. The sponsor of this giveaway is responsible for prize fulfillment and shipping the winner(s) their prize.

109 comments:

shopannies said...

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Megan: said...

We have two favorite go-tos...baking chocolate chip cookies and watching Anne of Green Gables! Thanks for the opportunity to win the book!

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Hifam said...

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