Contest: Dinosaurs do the holidays

Remember when I was all “Oh, we’ll have another contest!” and then we… didn’t? But here it is! Better late than never!

Ever since How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?, little kids everywhere have become convinced that dinosaurs were just like us. Er, I mean, little kids have enjoyed these delightful stories by Jane Yolen, illustrated with Mark Teague’s gorgeous artwork. And just in time for the holidays, there’s more dinosaur goodness! I have both How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas? and How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah? in hardcover right here on my desk, along with a wee little gift bag containing some little candy canes and a dreidel. It’s the perfect holiday package for your favorite little one, no matter your particular denomination.

Want to win ‘em? Of course you do! First, go review the contest rules and regulations, then come on back here and leave a comment on this post by 8:00 p.m. Eastern (that’s 5:00 p.m. Pacific) on Sunday, December 9th, 2012. One winner will receive both books and the little gift bag, and then the rest of you can talk smack about me behind my back. (If you must. But please don’t.)

Ready? Go!

128 Responses to “Contest: Dinosaurs do the holidays”

  1. 1
    Nowheymama December 5, 2012 at 4:54 pm #

    What fun!

  2. 2
    Michele December 5, 2012 at 4:55 pm #

    We would love both books over here! I love this series.

  3. 3
    Julie December 5, 2012 at 4:55 pm #

    My son would live these!

  4. 4
    Heather December 5, 2012 at 4:55 pm #

    We do both Hanukkah and Christmas here! Kind of Chrismukkah around here … And we love those dinosaur books! Pick me! Pick me!

  5. 5
    Heather December 5, 2012 at 4:56 pm #

    You’re pretty!!! Thanks for the giveaway.

  6. 6
    Mary O December 5, 2012 at 4:56 pm #

    My kids would love these!

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    Kyallee December 5, 2012 at 4:57 pm #

    I’d love to donate these to our school library — after we read them. And eat all the candy. Stop looking at me like that.

  8. 8
    Therese December 5, 2012 at 4:57 pm #

    How did you know I was doing dinosaur-themed gifts for the little nieces & nephews this year?!

  9. 9
    Shari December 5, 2012 at 5:00 pm #

    kids would love these!

  10. 10
    Betsy December 5, 2012 at 5:01 pm #

    My son would love these! We have several of the others and they are much loved in our house. He is learning about Chanukah in school this year and keeps asking to celebrate it!

  11. 11
    Whitney December 5, 2012 at 5:03 pm #

    Mir, I’d NEVER talk about you…never.

  12. 12
    Anne December 5, 2012 at 5:03 pm #

    Love this books! We have 2 other dino books that my kids just love. Thanks for the opportunity :)

  13. 13
    Christie December 5, 2012 at 5:05 pm #

    Oh wow! We would love to win! These are some of our favorite books!

  14. 14
    Desi December 5, 2012 at 5:07 pm #

    my son loves these books.

  15. 15
    Missy December 5, 2012 at 5:08 pm #

    My son would happily be roaring with the dinosaurs if we had these!

  16. 16
    Patricia December 5, 2012 at 5:10 pm #

    Holy love… these are great. Might have to run right out and buy for some favorite little people in my life too.

  17. 17
    Sarah December 5, 2012 at 5:13 pm #

    Love these books!!

  18. 18
    Jennifer B December 5, 2012 at 5:13 pm #

    My dino-loving kids would love these!

  19. 19
    Emily December 5, 2012 at 5:13 pm #

    I teach prek, these would be perfect!

  20. 20
    Kim December 5, 2012 at 5:14 pm #

    My son would love these!

  21. 21
    Amanda December 5, 2012 at 5:20 pm #

    We love the Dinosaur books :)

  22. 22
    Tara December 5, 2012 at 5:23 pm #

    We love the dinosaur books! My son would be thrilled if I won these for him!!

  23. 23
    Steph December 5, 2012 at 5:23 pm #

    Awesome!

  24. 24
    Mom24@4evermom December 5, 2012 at 5:25 pm #

    These would be awesome!! Great giveaway.

  25. 25
    Jodi December 5, 2012 at 5:27 pm #

    My son would LOVE these books. He only has one of the dinosaur books and we read it constantly!

  26. 26
    Abbeyviolet December 5, 2012 at 5:31 pm #

    My nephew LZB loves this series!

  27. 27
    Mindy December 5, 2012 at 5:31 pm #

    This would be perfect! Thanks, Mir!

  28. 28
    Suzanne H December 5, 2012 at 5:33 pm #

    My 4 yo loves these books! And Mama loves when the dinosaurs do things like clean their rooms without complaint!!!

  29. 29
    Sherri December 5, 2012 at 5:35 pm #

    My boys love dinosaurs!

  30. 30
    Terra December 5, 2012 at 5:35 pm #

    These would be fun to share with my daughter’s preschool class!

  31. 31
    bonnie December 5, 2012 at 5:37 pm #

    Love these books. So cute!

  32. 32
    Erin J December 5, 2012 at 5:59 pm #

    I would love this for my classroom!

  33. 33
    Tonya December 5, 2012 at 6:06 pm #

    Please pick us. I didn’t know there was a dinosaur Chanukah book.

  34. 34
    dee December 5, 2012 at 6:08 pm #

    We’re a book heavy house, made even heavier when they contain dinosaurs. Rawr.

  35. 35
    karen b. December 5, 2012 at 6:16 pm #

    dinosaurs! <3

  36. 36
    Jessica December 5, 2012 at 6:24 pm #

    My kids love these books!

  37. 37
    Rebecca Scott December 5, 2012 at 6:28 pm #

    My daughter’s favorite teacher in Middle School is Mrs. Quinn who is pregnant with a baby boy that she is naming Rory. Her theme is dinosaurs because they ROAR of course. Marissa would be so thrilled to give these books to her:)

  38. 38
    Emily December 5, 2012 at 6:41 pm #

    Those look so cute!

  39. 39
    Kristina C December 5, 2012 at 6:43 pm #

    Oh my, my son would freak! He loves these books. He is a dinosaur of course!

  40. 40
    Missy December 5, 2012 at 6:46 pm #

    My nephew would love these!

  41. 41
    Tina December 5, 2012 at 6:46 pm #

    My boys LOVE these books! Its a wonderful contest! :)

  42. 42
    Stacey December 5, 2012 at 6:48 pm #

    These would make my little boys so happy!

  43. 43
    Melissa December 5, 2012 at 6:49 pm #

    My son would love these books!

  44. 44
    marilyn December 5, 2012 at 6:51 pm #

    Dinosaurs are hit with almost kids, thanks.

  45. 45
    Anna December 5, 2012 at 6:51 pm #

    We need more dinosaur, here. Great contest!

  46. 46
    Julie M December 5, 2012 at 6:52 pm #

    These look awesome!

  47. 47
    Marsha December 5, 2012 at 6:53 pm #

    My grandson would love these books!

  48. 48
    Juliew December 5, 2012 at 7:00 pm #

    Perfect for our Unitarian family’

  49. 49
    lisa harkema December 5, 2012 at 7:01 pm #

    These are really great books!

  50. 50
    Gail Davenport December 5, 2012 at 7:06 pm #

    Neat books for a fun holiday read!

  51. 51
    Aarika December 5, 2012 at 7:16 pm #

    The holidays AND dinosaurs? My nephew would be delighted by these.

  52. 52
    Lisa December 5, 2012 at 7:23 pm #

    Love these books!

  53. 53
    eko December 5, 2012 at 7:28 pm #

    These books drive me craaaazy – but my 4 year old son adores them (go figure!) Thank you for the opportunity – after all, I read today – a real GOOD gift is one someone asks for/wants (go figure! ;-))

  54. 54
    Dawn December 5, 2012 at 7:40 pm #

    Love ‘em!!!

  55. 55
    Cheri December 5, 2012 at 7:45 pm #

    We love books, thanks!

  56. 56
    Samantha December 5, 2012 at 7:45 pm #

    We love the dinosaurs!!

  57. 57
    Heidi December 5, 2012 at 7:54 pm #

    Oh, I would love to win these books (and the goodie bag)! We’ve loved the Yolen/Teague series for years, and I especially treasure one of the books that a friend asked Jane Yolen to autograph for my older son.

  58. 58
    Elizabeth December 5, 2012 at 7:54 pm #

    Love these books!

  59. 59
    ste December 5, 2012 at 7:55 pm #

    My son is 20 months old and he will tell you that dinosaurs say “RAWR!”

  60. 60
    Maryanne December 5, 2012 at 7:58 pm #

    So cute!

  61. 61
    debra December 5, 2012 at 8:13 pm #

    My 5 year old son would love these!

  62. 62
    trish December 5, 2012 at 8:22 pm #

    love these!

  63. 63
    Keesha December 5, 2012 at 8:25 pm #

    My little dino-nut loves this series!

  64. 64
    Rebekah December 5, 2012 at 8:27 pm #

    I’d never smack talk you!

  65. 65
    Kerry December 5, 2012 at 8:40 pm #

    That series is great, we’d love these.

  66. 66
    Claire Bingham December 5, 2012 at 8:47 pm #

    Nice! We love the Dinosaur books at this house!

  67. 67
    brunette December 5, 2012 at 8:57 pm #

    those look adorable!

  68. 68
    dallimomma December 5, 2012 at 9:02 pm #

    The ‘dinosaur’ books are favorite! Thanks.

  69. 69
    Ali December 5, 2012 at 9:19 pm #

    Oh please! This is one of my favorite series! “Does a dinosaur pay full price? Noooo!”

  70. 70
    Sharon December 5, 2012 at 9:23 pm #

    We would love these!

  71. 71
    Sonia December 5, 2012 at 9:37 pm #

    How do dinosaurs win a contest!! Hope it’s my turn but if not thanks anyway for the opportunity!

  72. 72
    Stephanie December 5, 2012 at 9:40 pm #

    Oh yay! I’ll read these to my son, and then to my PreK students! :)

  73. 73
    Pamela December 5, 2012 at 9:43 pm #

    Hurray for Jane Yolen!

  74. 74
    Meredith December 5, 2012 at 9:50 pm #

    Me!!

  75. 75
    Julie December 5, 2012 at 9:57 pm #

    Comment.

  76. 76
    Kris December 5, 2012 at 9:58 pm #

    Nice!

  77. 77
    Nani December 5, 2012 at 10:20 pm #

    Love dinosaurs!

  78. 78
    Erica December 5, 2012 at 10:21 pm #

    Oh, we LOVE the “How Do Dinosaurs” series! Would love to add to the collection!

  79. 79
    christine December 5, 2012 at 10:22 pm #

    We have one of the Dinosaur books and my daughter loves them!

  80. 80
    Grace December 5, 2012 at 10:45 pm #

    Always have room for more books!

  81. 81
    Julia December 5, 2012 at 11:00 pm #

    Those would be lovely to have in my preschool classroom!

  82. 82
    Katherine December 6, 2012 at 3:05 am #

    What a fabulous prize! I would love to win these for my kids.

  83. 83
    Traci December 6, 2012 at 4:29 am #

    Cute books… haven’t seen those ones before!

  84. 84
    Nicole December 6, 2012 at 4:51 am #

    We are def Dino house hold! Thanks fore the chance!!

  85. 85
    Betsy December 6, 2012 at 6:43 am #

    my 3 year old son would love these!

  86. 86
    Valerie December 6, 2012 at 6:55 am #

    Love these books!

  87. 87
    Stephanie December 6, 2012 at 7:06 am #

    WooHoo! Dinosaurs!

  88. 88
    Becky December 6, 2012 at 7:12 am #

    My grandsons LOVE books of any kind. Thanks for the chance to make them VERY happy!

  89. 89
    Heather December 6, 2012 at 7:25 am #

    WOuld love!

  90. 90
    Lori December 6, 2012 at 7:36 am #

    Love these books!

  91. 91
    Elizabeth December 6, 2012 at 8:22 am #

    thanks Mir!

  92. 92
    Jenn December 6, 2012 at 8:29 am #

    My boys love these books!

  93. 93
    Elizabeth December 6, 2012 at 8:34 am #

    I love the dinos :)

  94. 94
    theresaO December 6, 2012 at 8:37 am #

    My son loves dinosaurs, they are such cute books! Great giveaway!!

  95. 95
    Curls December 6, 2012 at 8:46 am #

    My nephew would like these!

  96. 96
    Sara December 6, 2012 at 8:48 am #

    OK, I just had a Dinosaur Train birthday party for my now 3-year-old. More dinosaurs for Christmas? Sign. Him. Up. He’d be thrilled!

  97. 97
    Jenna December 6, 2012 at 8:54 am #

    oh how I love this series, count me in. Thanks, Mir!!!

  98. 98
    Erin December 6, 2012 at 9:33 am #

    I would love some new holiday books to read! Thanks Mir!

  99. 99
    Debbie December 6, 2012 at 9:45 am #

    We love the dinosaurs! They are so well done and so witty.

  100. 100
    stacy reading December 6, 2012 at 9:48 am #

    These would go to my son. He’d love them.

  101. 101
    Alana December 6, 2012 at 10:04 am #

    These books are great!

  102. 102
    Gin December 6, 2012 at 10:06 am #

    Never heard of these. Which frightens me! WHAT ELSE AM I MISSING??

  103. 103
    Tiffany December 6, 2012 at 10:08 am #

    Would love to win these! We need some new reading material around here!

  104. 104
    Joanne December 6, 2012 at 10:20 am #

    We love the dinosaur books!

  105. 105
    Liza December 6, 2012 at 10:34 am #

    Perfect! I can keep the Christmas one for my kids, and send the Chanukah one to my sister for her kids. Nice interfaith family prize pack!

  106. 106
    alison t December 6, 2012 at 10:51 am #

    Rad! Love these dino books.

  107. 107
    Stacey Mitchell December 6, 2012 at 11:09 am #

    I SOOO need this! I know the PERFECT little girl to give this too! Vroni is a DinoNut!

  108. 108
    Stacie December 6, 2012 at 11:34 am #

    My 6 year old would love this! Thanks for the opportunity:)

  109. 109
    Karen December 6, 2012 at 11:34 am #

    My sons love the dinosaur books!

  110. 110
    Kim December 6, 2012 at 12:19 pm #

    I have a little (well, and a big) who would enjoy these. And when they stopped, I’d move them over to our co-op preschool. Spread the joy!

  111. 111
    Stephanie December 6, 2012 at 12:55 pm #

    Fun! I’ll play. My son loves this series of books. Thank you!

  112. 112
    cindy December 6, 2012 at 1:20 pm #

    That series is so fun! I (er, I mean, my kids) would love these.

  113. 113
    Amy December 6, 2012 at 1:44 pm #

    My son would love these!

  114. 114
    Erin December 6, 2012 at 2:11 pm #

    Oh, my son is so in love with dinosaurs right now. You’re the best!

  115. 115
    Courtney Tucker December 6, 2012 at 2:25 pm #

    Yes! I love ‘em!

  116. 116
    Kira December 6, 2012 at 2:29 pm #

    So cute!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  117. 117
    MamaChristy December 6, 2012 at 2:47 pm #

    Well, yeah. We’d like to win. Dinos are big with both kidlets and candy is even bigger. :)

  118. 118
    Scott F December 6, 2012 at 3:21 pm #

    This would be a great gift for the kiddos! And maybe for me too! ;)

  119. 119
    Kay December 6, 2012 at 4:55 pm #

    Count me in on this one.

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    s December 6, 2012 at 6:36 pm #

    love those dinosaurs!!!!

  121. 121
    Jenn December 6, 2012 at 7:46 pm #

    Gotta love the Dino’s

  122. 122
    Linda December 6, 2012 at 8:34 pm #

    My nephews would LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE these! :)

  123. 123
    Amy December 6, 2012 at 11:40 pm #

    Awesome! My son is nuts about dinos right now

  124. 124
    Stacy December 7, 2012 at 1:51 pm #

    I would love for these to be our annual holiday books, even my older son still loves them

  125. 125
    Niki December 9, 2012 at 5:54 pm #

    Rawr.

  126. 126
    jaimee December 9, 2012 at 6:29 pm #

    These look so cute! Thanks for the contest!

  127. 127
    Jess C. December 9, 2012 at 6:31 pm #

    I was JUST stalking amazon debating on these. We would really, really love them!

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