Double the contests, double the fun

By Mir
March 24, 2008
Category Contests

I promised you more contest goodness and I would not lie to you, pretty ones. You know how I love giving things away.

In fact, I love it so much, I’ve been extending my giftiness (totally a word) to other places in the blogosphere. Oh yes. Why, I recently insisted that one of my employers give some stuff away because I am all about sharing the love! And free stuff! So you have all week to go visit me over at Ty’s Toy Box and leave a comment for a chance to win one of five exclusive Noddy and Mr. Men/Little Miss prize packs. C’mon, you know you want to.

Also, I’ll of course be giving away something right here. Meet Alice of In a Blue Room, brought to you by author Jim Averbeck and illustrator Tricia Tusa. Alice can only sleep in a blue room, which is potentially bad news for her parents, I suppose, but excellent news for those of us who love a beautifully illustrated children’s book. The publisher’s recommendation is for ages 4-8, but I’m going to say it’s really best for more like 2-6. Regardless, it’s a gorgeous book and a sweet story, and I have a hardcover copy sitting right here on my desk, hoping to go to a home with little kids (“This is a nice book,” commented my daughter, “for babies,” she concluded, lest I somehow damage her tween cred because she’d expressed anything other than disdain, at first.)

For a chance to win this copy of In a Blue Room, you know what to do: leave a comment on this post by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26th, 2008. One comment per person, please. Winner to be determined by random drawing and how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop.



  1. Count me in!!

  2. I have a baby that loves to have betime stories read — and sleeps in a blue room!

  3. I furnish our rooms – with books!!

  4. I have a library in EACH room (in piles – but still!)
    Thanks for the contests!

  5. Me too. Come on number generator!!

  6. I always love a good story!
    Pick me!

  7. Always need new books!

  8. My son loves books. Pick me!

  9. This looks like a great book!

    Oh, and it takes 267 licks to get to the center.

  10. Two litle “babies” of mine could use a new book!

  11. Never miss an opportunity to add a new book to our rotation.

  12. My little girl loves books! Hope we win!

  13. A book!

  14. I have a 3 year old daughter that loves for us to read to her. We’re always looking for new books.

  15. That looks like a beautiful book!

  16. book me 🙂

  17. I have a 4 year old and a baby on the way. Yea for more books!

  18. My kids love books!!


  19. me!

  20. I would love to have the book for my granddaughter. Thanks.

  21. Sweet! We love to read! thanks!

  22. A Blue Room sounds nice at the moment.

  23. We love books!

  24. I’m in

  25. We love books, especially pretty illustrated ones!

  26. We love books…

  27. You are on a roll, lady!

  28. My students love story time!!

  29. Anything that might convince my 4yo to go to sleep at night sounds nice to me. Count me in!

  30. we love books in our house!

  31. I have a 3-year-old daughter that will only sleep in her Pooh room — I’m sure she’d love a story about a little girl with a similar, um, preference.

  32. I *pink puffy heart* beautifully illustrated children’s books!

  33. Maybe me this time?

  34. My 2 year old son’s room is a blue ocean mural on all the walls, with fish and boats and everything; does that count? And he loves books. Thanks for the chance!

  35. Oh, how I love children’s books…and I have two little ones to share them with, too!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  36. Oooo, a free book!! Now that’s a contest I REALLY like!

  37. Books are awesome! Especially with a new baby on the way, we can never have enough! Oooh…are you giving away a tootsie pop, too? (J/K of course!!)

  38. We can never have too many books!

  39. My 4 and 2 year old babes would love the book!

  40. Sounds like a great book for my 3-year old daughter!

  41. Count me in, thanks!

  42. Yay for books! And the Tootsie Pop? I’ll never know. The Tootsie part is too good to wait for.

  43. my three year old would love this!

  44. Well, my son is not yet four, so I bet he will love this book!

  45. oo oo! me me! we love books in our house!

  46. Books are our friends over here! AND blue is a favorite color!

  47. I have a wee one at home who just loves books!

  48. I would be more than happy to read something other than Elmo Poke Pokey.

  49. Yay books! Thanks!!

  50. Woohoo! My grandbaby will LOVE this!

  51. Count me in- I have 3 kids ages 4 and under so we’re in the right age range :).

  52. I have a baby too… and sleep in a blue room too.. !

  53. Blue is such a pretty color – just like you oh great and wonderful Mir.

  54. We love books, particularly pretty ones so count me in!

  55. I would love a book. I’m a true bibliophile.

  56. I have two 4 year olds and a 2 year old so I have three kids who would love this book. Hope I win!

  57. My two girls LOVE to read and be read to!

  58. I’m an Elementary School Counselor and I would LOVE a new book 🙂

  59. Two toddlers in my house!

  60. This would be a fabulous gift for my niece…. Thanks, Mir!

  61. My daughter is just starting to read to me. I would love for her to read me this!

  62. how many licks DOES it take to get to the center of the tootsie pop?

    Anyhow, I’d love to get a book. Please pick me!

  63. That looks darling – my four-year-old would love it. Thanks, Mir!

  64. Book? Did someone say book?
    And Free? Did I hear free?

    Yes, please.


  65. “for babies”


    Thanks for the opportunity, Mir!

  66. A Mommy of 4, 3 of which are ages 2-6, would love a new book to read to them. Thanks Mir!

  67. We always love new books!

  68. I love new books!!!

  69. we can always use a new bed time story.
    I’m tired of GO DOG GO!

  70. My son sleeps in a blue room!

  71. Thanks for the contests, Mir.

  72. I would love to share the joy of reading with a special child. Thanks!

  73. Pick me! Oh, pick me, please! Is this book appropriate for an almost 40-year-old who just acts like a 6-year-old? (That felt weird to describe myself as almost forty. I need to go lie down.) (Oh, and I have kids in this age range.)

  74. Cute book!

  75. We love books at this house! Pick us!

  76. My little girl loves pink, BUT she also loves to read!!! Thanks!

  77. Count me in. Love a good book:)

  78. My little one loves her books! And now I’m strangely hungry for a tootsie pop . . .

  79. My little one just switched favorite colors on me… so this book sounds neat.

  80. We love books here!

  81. One can never have too many books.

  82. Me, please, pretty Random Number Generator!

  83. Sounds pretty, thank you!

  84. Thanks!

  85. Book! Book!

  86. Three little babies who all love books, and number of licks…never made it to the center without biting 😉

  87. The book sounds great. Provided my son and daughter don’t then insist on having their rooms repainted. That would be bad.

  88. Uh huh, sure, put up the contest while I’m out in my garden, I see how you are!

    I mean, could you please enter me in your ever so lovely contest?

  89. Sound great! I’m sure my daughter would love it.

  90. Oh pretty pretty Mir, you are so generous with these fabulous contests! My almost three year old would love this book, blue is her current favorite color.

  91. awesome giveaways, mir. Thanks!

  92. Looks like a beautiful book! Count me in.

  93. Love books…

  94. I’m working on building up a good children’s book collection for my son. This would make a lovely addition.

  95. This sounds like a book my son would love. 😉

  96. My daughter would love this book!

  97. Sounds like a cool book…

  98. we love books

  99. Thanks for your steals and deals!

  100. Love a good children’s story.

    I think it’s impossible to count the licks to the center….there’s always a huge munch in there way before it’s time!

  101. Not much tops a good book! 🙂

  102. I love to read to my two kids! I hope I win!

  103. Pretty Mir, the book sounds delightful. Count me in please!

    P.S. I’m going to guess 103 licks to get to the center of a tootsie pop.

  104. We love books!!!!!!!!! THX

  105. OhMyGoodness! My daughter’s name is Alice and she SLEEPS IN A BLUE ROOM! So I neeeeed that book! … Oh, okay. Her name is NotAlice and her walls are a golden tan, but she loves loves loves books and that is one of the few she hasn’t read yet.

    So pretty please? 🙂

  106. I want to win oh great random number generator!!!!

  107. OOOOHHH!! Did you say crack–I mean a book!!?? I’m in. Way in.

  108. Pick Me!

  109. My 3 year old daughter loves books & I expect that my 3 month old son will as well! We’re a book-loving family!

  110. My son is almost 2 but we are always looking for more books to read him.

    He has a short attention span…

    Thanks Mir!

  111. books are my favorite thing to win!

  112. Children’s books are always welcome here. If only my son didn’t insist on the same ones read to him all the time. . . Maybe when my daughter gets a little older she will have different tastes.

  113. Yay books! I’m a teacher. Books are good.

  114. My daughter’s favorite color is blue and in fact she HAS a blue room…this would be perfect!

  115. We heart books. Pick me.

  116. Book Love, Book Love!

  117. Books! Yeah! We love books!

  118. Silly Mir. It takes 3 licks to get to the center of a tootsie pop! The owl in the ad proved it!

  119. fun, fun, fun….thanks.

  120. My baby would love a new book! pick me

  121. You can never have too many books, and my 3-y.o. would love this! Fingers crossed…

  122. WE can’t get enough of books over at this house. Count me in!!

  123. One can never have too many books…at least that’s what I keep telling my husband every time my daughter and I go book shopping.

  124. Yes, we all love giveaways! 🙂

  125. I have to babies… a 2 year old and a 3 week old (with a blue room!) so I think we qualify. Thanks a ton!!!

  126. Sounds wonderful, we love to read.

  127. ^_^

    pick me kthnx

  128. Looks like a book my almost 4 y.o. would love!

  129. Whoo hoo, another shot at winning? I’m sure I’ll feel like a loser when this is over though. 😛

  130. Yay books

  131. It would be a happy book here….Thanks!

  132. My daughter loves books! This sounds great!

  133. We love to read! And we have a blue room! Thanks for the great contests!

  134. I love blue!

  135. oh, books. the one way to indulge your kids and not feel guilty. usually.

  136. My granddaughter is four and really tired of getting her brother’s beat-up torn-up hand-me-down books. I’d love to get it for her.

    And I’d tell her it was a present from the prettiest lady on teh interwebs.

  137. My kiddos would love this book!

  138. I have a 4 year old AND a 6 year old AND a Baby who will be 2 next year. SO it sounds like it would fit them all. And I love a well illustrated children’s book too, even if they aren’t around;)

  139. Am I allowed to try again for another contest after I won one on here a week ago? If so, my little sister or my son would like this book!

  140. C’mon! You know you want to pick me! I have 3 boys who love books!

  141. pick me!

  142. I loooooooove books!!! And so do my 3 kiddos!! 🙂

  143. My daughter loves books – count me in!

  144. We love books here!

  145. We love books!

  146. Well, I guess I could pry my baby’s Dr. Pepper-filled bottle out of her mouth and move her away from watching Pulp Fiction long enough to read her a book. If I won. But I probably won’t, so yay! More TV!

  147. Sounds like a sweet story – and my daughter will also only sleep in a blue room!

  148. Count me in!

  149. i always love a great book!

  150. My 2 year old little girl loves to read with me and we are always looking for new and interesting books!

  151. As the daughter of a librarian and mother to a 4 year old bibliophile, I say, “Please enter us into your contest!”
    Thank you so much.

  152. Hey! I have a baby! 8weeks old, that is. And her room is kinda blue. And she wants a library to rival Mama’s. 😉

  153. Always ready for a new book

  154. Yeah! Books!

  155. sounds like the perfect bedtime story to read in a blue room!

  156. we love books and i do have a baby (vs. a tween) 🙂 so i’m sure it would be perfect!

  157. Our baby boy sleeps in a blue room also, however, at Daddy’s request it is Penn State blue. this will more than likely cement his desire to attend Pitt! Hee! Hee!

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