Tuesday, August 28, 2012

My Maine....Review & Give Away!

I have been a Mainer all of my life.  I love it here, despite the long winters with loads of snow and well below freezing temperatures.  Maine is home to me and I feel incredibly fortunate to live in the state dubbed "Vacationland".  When I find a book celebrating my home state, it pleases me immensely.  I want others to love Maine as I do!  When I was given the opportunity to review My Maine by Suzanne Buzby Hersey I was delighted.  This children's book sounded like just the sort of book I would love to share with the kiddos.

My Maine is adorable.  The little girl (and her adorable stuffed moose!) answer the question of "How Maine is Special to You" at show and tell by taking us along for a picturesque tour of my home state.  Hersey describes many of the places that make Maine special from Moosehead Lake to LL Bean to Bar Harbor as well as some of the things that make Maine unique like whoopie pies, lobster and beautiful rocky coasts.  We are Portlanders so we were especially excited to see The Children's Museum (where we visit several times per month) and the boat The Lucky Catch which resides in Portland Harbor.  The illustrations are lovely (done by Nicole Fazio in water color)and capture the beauty and likeness of the state.  My children love this book and so do I!  Whether you are a Mainer or you are "from away" you should absolutely have this delightful book for your bookshelf.  Pick up your copy today...


I am so pleased to tell you that the publisher, Little Beach Books is giving one lucky RBM reader a copy of My Maine! Thanks so much to the sponsor and here is how to enter...

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41 comments:

Karen Hewitt said...

Never visited or have any connection to Maine

Jaipur Weddings said...

Really like all these books that you review and comment on, it is an excellent resource for parents. Pretty much gives an idea of 'Yes, buy this! this has a good review and No, not this..'
Before being a parent I honestly had no idea that selecting what books to read to your kid or buy them would be such a big task. You blog is really very helpful and much appreciated. Thanks for the great work!

freddie said...

I have never visited Maine but would love to someday. dwelchert@yahoo.com

freddie said...

I commented on your Facebook wall/Debbie Welchert dwelchert@yahoo.com

Maxine Rose said...

I've never been to Maine, but would LOVE to go. I've heard it is beautiful there! maxine_rose@hotmail.com

Amanda said...

I have never visited, but I have often times asked my hubby to move there with me.

Michele P. said...

we live in Waterville and my 10 yr old daughter would love this ...

Marci Naf said...

I'd love to visit!

Shannon said...

I have been to Maine before a couple of times! I live in Michigan and it was the perfect roadtrip for our family! We love it!

gail said...

do not have a maine connection
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Alena Telford said...

I've been there once - we stayed at a friends beach house and ate lobster

Amy Bouchard said...

Lived in Maine all my life, and this is exactly the book I'd likt to share with my daughter, so she understands exactly why I love it so much here. Great book!! amy.e.bouchard@hotmail.com // http://www.facebook.com/for2natemom?ref=tn_tnmn

Anonymous said...

I have never been to Maine but I think it would be a neat place to visit.
Jennifer M.

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Tara O. said...

I have never visited but would love to one day!!

taravanh at yahoo dot com

Melinda Dartman said...

My husband and I went there on vacation and got a little "fishing shack" on the beach during our stay. The fishing shack turned out to be a 2 bedroom, with a wrap around porch and full stainless steel kitchen and all the amenities you could want, it was truly fabulous to watch the waves roll in and have fresh lobster and shop at all the little shops.

Melinda Dartman said...

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amanda said...

i have been to maine many times
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kay said...

no but would like to visit

Lana Bradstream said...

Never visited and don't have a connection.

lanalbradstream(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

never been email noe.angela@yahoo.com fb nevaeh cullen

Anonymous said...

Never been email candyfox80@yahoo.com

mommysap said...

Never been to Maine, but have heard wonderful things about it!! :)
( Bocomomma O Frey )
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edgesmama said...

never been to maine but would love to go!
edgesmama@yahoo.com

Sam Stamp said...

I visited Maine for the second time with my family! Its beautiful!! We stayed in Lincolnville :D

emchelly77 said...

i never been to maine but i have always wanted to live there!

Jenny Stanek said...

My grandparents lived in Maine for years and we stayed for a week every summer. The most peaceful, wonderful place in the world

Orangestar17(at)hotmail(dot)com

rachel bedrock said...

we went to maine for a highschool trip

Summer said...

I've been to about 30 states, but have never been to Maine. I'm on the wrong coast :-)

Jessica said...

Some friends just visited & took beautiful pics!

Diana said...

I have never been to Maine but would love to
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Sarah Yurga said...

I have no connections to Maine
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Sarah Yurga said...

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Renee said...

Other than reading Stephen King novels, I have no connection with Maine :(

yeloechikee at hotmail dot com

Sweetsillysara said...

Not yet!

Nancy said...

I've not visited Maine yet, but I'd love to!

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

wyguymom said...

My parents took us once when I was little!

Wyguymom at gmail dot com

Lindsey Gain said...

Never visited or known anyone living in Maine. Pictures are beautiful though!

nova said...

I have never visited Maine. Since I was very small that is one of the few places I've always wanted to go. Hopefully, I will be able to in the future. Thank you for the giveaway...

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Jeni Mitchell said...

I have not had a chance to visit Maine, however, my cousin went to college and grad school there and absolutely LOVED it!!!

Kristen said...

I went to my friend's wedding in Maine a couple of years ago in October and LOVED it. Have wanted to go back ever since.

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