it’s the frog on a dime jumpin’ jolly triple-triple-triple (holy holly this title is long) giveaway to giveaway!

Photo by Vicky Lorencen

Photo by Vicky Lorencen

One of the ways I “still” myself during the holiday season is to sit and sip tea while perusing my collection of favorite and familiar Christmas and wintry books. There’s something magically lulling about those beloved images and the lilting language. Looking at the covers, I can almost hear a cheery “welcome back” before I even turn the first page.

Knowing you love children’s book and might very well love to give a book to a child you love, Frog on a Dime is offering a very special holiday giveaway for you to giveaway!

There are three outstanding children’s books up for grabs . . .

Giveaway goodies!

Giveaway goodies!

JAKE and LILY by Jerry Spinelli

FLORA & ULYSSES by Kate DiCamillo

EXTRA YARN by Marc Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen

To enter:

Step 1: Invite a friend to follow Frog on a Dime.

Step 2: Leave a comment on this post to let me know which book you’d prefer (with a 2nd choice, just in case) AND let me know that you’ve invited a friend. You don’t have to name names. We’ll be on the honor system. (Just remember, “he” knows if you’ve been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake.)

I will draw three names on Friday, December 12 at Noon. Each winner will receive a book—and I’ll even gift wrap it with my own little hands, if you like. Then I’ll send them off to the lucky winners spit-spot!

Enter today!

Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home! ~ Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers (1836)

16 responses »

  1. I’m inviting my friend Alice, an aspiring author, to follow your blog. I know she’ll find a great deal of inspiration here!
    One of your many fans,
    Kris Remenar (who’d love any of those beautiful books!0


  2. I invited all the squirrels that come to my writing window everyday looking for almonds (which they get), and they promised to invite all their friends to visit Frog on a Dime. After chatting with them a bit, we agreed that Jake and Lilly was our first choice. But we wouldn’t turn away Extra Yarn!
    Merriest of Christmases to you!


  3. Happy Christmas to you, Vicky! Thank you for the awesome giveaway. I invited a friend to follow your blog and would love Flora and Ulysses (Jake and Lily second choice). I look forward to reading your blog each time, so why wouldn’t my friends?


    • Are you the kindest person or what, Jennifer? If you were anyone else, I might say you’re just being sweet to get on St. Nick’s good side, but I know you’re nice all year long! Thanks so much and a merry Christmas to you and yours.


  4. Wow, you’re like Santa Claus, except not nearly so round and hairy. I invited my friend Doug Marshall from the West Coast to subscribe, but now it occurs to me he’s probably already a member of the Vicky Fan Club (as am I.)

    I’d like Flora and Ulysses if I could win. Thanks for the chance.


  5. Thanks, Vicky, for reminding me about the holiday children’s books I hold close to my heart, especially the Polar Express and The Giving Season. I’d love to receive either Flora & Ulysses or Extra Yarn in the drawing! I invited Kathy Gilson to follow Frog on a Dime!
    Lisa Healy


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