Thursday, February 24, 2011

A New Favorite Book {GIVEAWAY}

The last few days, I've been posting about DVDs I plan to bring with us on our first flight with the girls next month.  We'll also be toting along a bunch of books, and at the top of the pile will be Gabrielle and Alaina's new favorite, Who Said Coo?


They cannot get enough of this sweet bedtime story.  In the book, Lulu (which is our nickname for Alaina!) is a sleepy pig whose pals Pigeon, who "coos", and Owl, who "whoos", have shown up at bedtime and want to play.  Lulu tries to send her noisy friends away but after their boo-hooing, she invites them in for a slumber party. Our copy usually comes out right before the girls are about to hit the sack themselves.  Can you tell by the binky, blankie and Big Bird?


The girls love the sweet illustrations and both of them enjoy telling Pigeon and Owl to "Shhhhh!" since it's sleepy time.  See what I mean?


I really like the fact that the rhymes have just the right rhythm for reading aloud which makes it one of the few books I don't mind repeating over and over.  There's a great amount of repetition that Gabrielle and Alaina have caught on to quickly, and there are lots of opportunities for them to "coo", "whoo" and "moo" like the animals in the book do.  Here's our Lulu doing her best "moo".


There are also some really funny moments and a good moral about conflict resolution in the story so the girls laugh and learn. And even though the book is so interactive, the illustrations are soft, sweet and almost kind of sleepy, which make it the perfect story to read right before bed.

And here's one more fun fact about Who Said Coo?  It was written and illustrated by twin sisters! Here are Deborah Ruddell, who wrote the book, and Robin Luebs, who drew the images, now:


And as little girls:


I know that Gabrielle and Alaina have no idea that their favorite book was written by twins but it makes me happy.  Maybe it's the thought that someday they'll work together on something like Debbie and Robin have.  A mom can dream, right? In any case, Who Said Coo? is a read that both you and your children will love!


And I've got great news because one lucky AFOMFT reader is going to win a copy of their very own!  To enter to win, post a comment here telling me what your child's favorite book is (this is mandatory).

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Please leave a separate comment for each entry and make sure to include a link to your tweet, blog post, etc. All entries must be posted on AFOMFT as a direct comment to this post.  Comments on Facebook will not count as entries.  This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. only and ends March 3rd at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be selected by random.org and announced on AFOMFT on March 4th. If the winner doesn't contact AFOMFT within 48 hours, a new drawing will be held so be sure to check back to see if you've won!

Please note that I was sent a copy of Who Said Coo? for the purpose of this review and giveaway.  No other compensation was received.  The opinions I've shared of this book are my own and yours may differ.

Images: AFOMFT, Brian Ruddell & Craig Luebs
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69 comments:

  1. Our favorite book right now is Click, Clack, Moo: Cows Who Type :)

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  2. My son's favorite book changes from day to day. This week it seems to be Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb, but last week it was The Berenstain Bears No Girls Allowed. 3 year olds are so fickle :-).

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  3. My girls are loving their Thomas the Train books right now. They also like to thumb through my husband's spy novels and my magazines, especially the "ones with people in them."

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  4. Our favorite is "The Napping House!"
    lexigurl_17 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  5. Brown bear, brown bear what do you see? She "reads" all books in the same rhythm. It's hilarious!

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  6. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [25 Feb 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  7. One of her favorite books is Stone Soup.
    ncjeepster@aol.com

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  8. Our favorite book at bedtime is "A Night Night Prayer"...

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  9. My 2 year old son LOVES "If you give a cat a cupcake". It's one I don't mind reading night after night! :)

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  10. Our family adore an old favorite ~
    Harry the Dirty Dog...
    Many thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at}hotmail[dot]com

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  11. I voted for you on Top Baby Blogs!
    Again, many thanks...
    Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  12. "Tweet!"
    http://twitter.com/cmh512/status/41005409951166464.
    Thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  13. My 14 month old loves for us to read so many together daily but our favorite is "Pat the Bunny"
    Lizdem1584@aol.com

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  14. My daughter loves the Paper bag princess

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  15. my daughter's favorite book is The Going To Bed Book by Boynton

    b(dot)cardone(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  16. There is a Monster at the end of this book!
    I loved it as a little girl and now my kids do too :)

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  17. Right now my grandson's favorite is The Napping House. But that will definitely change by tomorrow. :)
    Carol L
    Lucky4750@aol.com

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  18. Voted today for AFOMFT.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750@aol.com

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  19. My son always loved Green Eggs & Ham! geauxtami@yahoo.com

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  20. Voted Today! 2/26 geauxtami@yahoo.com

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  21. Favorite bedtime book is How much I love you:)

    lanigillett@hotmail.com

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  22. My daughter's current favorite is Mommy Hugs by Karen Katz. I've gotta admit, love it too!

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  23. I voted for you on Top Mommy Blogs!
    Thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  24. Voted Today! 2/27 geauxtami@yahoo.com

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  25. voted

    http://mybabyfaves.blogspot.com/2011/02/new-favorite-book-giveaway.html
    ncjeepster@aol.com

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  26. Moo Baa La La La is one of the favorites in my house!

    nichole [ a t ] justchildrensbooks [d o t] com

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  27. Voted Today! 2/28 geauxtami@yahoo.com

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  28. Voted Today! geauxtami@yahoo.com

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  29. My favorite is "I'll love you forever..." I cry each and every time I read it. LOVE that book!

    shelblz(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. I voted!!
    shelblz(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. My little man isn't here yet so I don't know what his fave is, but I really liked The Velveteen Rabbit as a kid.

    Beryl@beryl-lynn.com

    Ps- check out my blog to enter my recent giveaway, too :)

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  32. My son's favorite book is The Very Hungry Caterpillar. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  33. Voted for you @ Top Baby Blogs. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  34. My kids current fav book is Oh the PLaces you'll go by Dr. Suess.

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  35. My daughter loves "Pinkalicious"

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  36. I voted for you on topbabyblogs!

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  37. That book looks great! It caught my eye because Coo is my nickname.
    Our very favorite kids book is Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson. It's got a great rhythm and I've read it so much that I now have it memorized. Bear Wants More is a close second. The bear books are awesome!

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  38. I donated to the Red Cross entry #1

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  39. I donated to the Red Cross entry #2

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  40. I donated to the Red Cross entry #3

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  41. I donated to the Red Cross entry #4

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  42. I donated to the Red Cross entry #5

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