01 July, 2012

Extra Yarn - Birthday Month Giveaway (US/CAN ends 7/31)

July is my birth month!

So to share the love, I will be sending you presents. You! Yes, you. 

That is, if you're lucky enough. My birthday is 7/11. That's pretty lucky.

My first giveaway will be a signed copy of Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen

My review is here. It might be my favorite picture book this year, and it's only just July!

We had an Extra Yarn Party at Unwind in Burbank this April. Here's Thuy's recap. Aly from KidLitFrenzy blogged about it over at Bridge to BooksCarter Higgins at Design of the Picture Book has a recap too. And if you just want photos, we have plenty of those on Flickr. Oh, and ideas for literacy cafe are on Pinterest.

Here's Jon (left) and Mac with a tiny fan who has read the book lots of times. The event is where I got the super nifty signed copy of the book.

Are you ready to win?

  1. No purchase necessary. None of the entries are mandatory, but you have to do at least one to enter.
  2. Open to people with mailing addresses in the United States and Canada. 
  3. One set of entries per household please. 
  4. If you are under 13, please get a parent or guardian's permission to enter, as you will be sharing personal info such as an email address. 
  5. Winner will be chosen randomly via Rafflecopter widget after the end of the day on July 31, 2012. 
  6. Winner(s) will be contacted by email within 24 hours after the giveaway ends. If you have any additional questions - feel free to send us an email at readnowsleeplater@gmail.com!
I'll also throw in a ball of extra yarn, so tell me in the comments below--what's your favorite color? Pink? Pistachio? Purple haze? Let me know!


  1. browns and pinks are my new favs in yarn lately!

  2. I didn't know your birthday was this month. We gotta celebrate in San Diego!

    1. Yes! I don't think I got you & Kimberly anything for your bdays, so maybe a cookie party is in order for SDCC ;)

    2. There is a ghiradelli downtown. Ice cream!

    3. OOOH no!!! http://www.yelp.com/biz/chocolat-cremerie-san-diego CREPES & ICE CREAM!

    4. what time are you coming on friday? we gotta plan an outing. and remind me to send you the secret back way directions to san diego.

  3. I have been in love with yellow ever since reading Extra Yarn actually! I loooooove yellow. :) This is tons of fun!

  4. I love natural colored yarn such as cream.

  5. I haven't read this book yet - definitely will after reading this post! Thanks for offering this giveaway!

  6. July is my birthday month, too (7/5)! And I love this book (I got it for my school library but I sure would like a personal copy!). My favorite color is grey; it pretty much goes with everything. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  7. Oops, that Unknown user above is me, Yukari. Sorry, I was logged in to my work account.

  8. Love this book. Convinced my school librarian to buy it as well. This heroine is just who I want to introduce to my students.

  9. Pistachio sounds awesome! Just read this book today, I've been wanting to read it :) I posted my thoughts on it today, including what I find to be my strange reading of it haha


    Tell me what you think :)

  10. Pistachio! i just finished a baby blanket in pistachio and cream for my baby cousin. This book would be a great gift for his older brother. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Thanks so much for the chance to win - I love blue!!

  12. Natural colored yarn such as cream is my favorite