Tuesday, March 11th, 2008
Thinga-Appreciation Giveaway #3 — Books on DVD and Music!
Now, the original contest text…
Our first giveaway of children’s music has concluded. It’s being replaced with new giveaways for March.
One winner each for the weeks of March 8-14 and 15-21 takes home three Scholastic books on DVD (actually, each DVD contains several stories).
- Curious George Rides a Bike… and More Monkeying Around
Over 60 years have passed since a mischievous little monkey met the man with the big yellow hat, and, our infatuation with Curious George — as curious and naughty as ever — has only gotten stronger. The title tale, adapted from the original classic H.A. Rey/Margaret Rey book, is accompanied by five additional stories sure to please any primate!
- Good Night Gorilla & More Great Sleepytime Stories
This modern-day classic of a nighttime zoo escape is based on the book by Peggy Rathman and narrated by Anthony Edwards. Five other stories — all slower-paced to get kids ready for bed — make this DVD the perfect nighttime treat!
- Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and More Fun with Letters and Numbers
With a fun and bouncy musical backdrop, kids learn about capital and lowercase letters in the title story, adapted from the colorful best-seller by Lois Ehlert and illustrated by Bill Martin, Jr. Six other jaunty stories add to the learning fun, including Five Creatures, Wild About Books, Inch by Inch, and others.
One winner each week takes home the following children’s music CD for the weeks of March 22-28 and April 29 to April 4.
“Gunnar Madsen, founding member of the a capella group The Bobs, broke into children’s and family music with his delightfully original 1999 release, “Old Mr. Mackle Hackle.” [...] As much for adults to enjoy as children, with fab, sophisticated instrumentals and vocals — some from his a cappella roots — gorgeous melodies, and musical references to classic Elvis, doo-wop, early 1960s rock and 1940s singing cowboys. It’s as witty as all get-out and often unexpectedly touching, too, reflecting Madsen’s gift for marrying zany lyrics with lovely melodies.” — LA Times.
This giveaway is about reader appreciation. To enter, simply read and post
comments as you normally do anywhere on Thingamababy (full details below). I will select one user who
has posted a comment within the past week as a winner. Check out the music and full rules
The contest is open to residents inside and outside* the United
States. *Residents of the International Space Station excluded. Sorry
Peggy, Yuri, Clayton, Daniel, Leopold, Garrett and Sheikh, but we’ll be
happy to ship to your domestic address in the event you win.
The contest will run for four weeks, and who knows, maybe longer with a new slate of children’s CDs.
Officially, the winner will be selected by me based on my own purely
subjective criteria that is free to change from week to week. For the
first week, I will choose a winner at random. If I see a rush of
empty-headed comments being posted, I’ll change the criteria to a true
sense of my personal appreciation, using comment criteria such as
thoughtfulness, educational value or humor.
To be eligible, users must include a valid e-mail address in their
blog comment. Contacted winners must provide their shipping address to
Thingamababy and Sugar Mountain PR for the purpose of shipping the
prize. Ineligible comments are ones identified as spam by my blog
software or that I would normally delete myself due to their spammy or
Each of these four giveaways are for user comments posted
Saturday through Friday (Pacific Time) on any blog article anywhere on
- Giveaway #1: comments posted between March 8 and 14, 2008 (Curious George, Chicka Chicka and Goodnight Gorilla)
- Giveaway #2: comments posted between March 15 and 21, 2008 (Curious George, Chicka Chicka and Goodnight Gorilla)
- Giveaway #3: comments posted between March 22 and 28, 2008 (Gunnar Madsen)
- Giveaway #4: comments posted between March 29 and April 4, 2008 (Gunnar Madsen)
Thanks for reading and posting on Thingamababy.