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12.29.2007







mod*mom giveaway :: 10 taro gomi doodle all year coloring books $170


taro gomi is a japanese illustrator with more than 350 children's books including my friends + everybody poops. chronicle books is celebrating the debut of taro gomi's latest addition to his wildly popular squiggles, doodles + scribbles series by giving 10 doodle all year books to mod*mom readers!
to enter to win a copy of doodle all year, tell me in the comments,
"what are your favorite chronicle books for children?"
(include your email address + web url, so i can contact you when you win!)
by midnight, monday january 21

*chronicle books is having an art contest for all ages judged by taro gomi! $500+
5 grand prize winners
will be awarded a deluxe set of art materials, a limited edition print autographed by taro gomi, + the taro gomi creativity collection of books from chronicle books, including squiggles, doodle all year, doodles + scribbles

contest open to doodlers + scribblers of all ages. winners selected by taro gomi.
print out 1 of these pages from squiggles + create your best artwork following the prompt in the upper right corner. use any art medium. add your name + e-mail address on the page. put your entry in an envelope + mail it to the chronicle books address listed. entries must be post-marked by may 15, 2008
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*see official contest rules

finalists will appear on chronicle books blog


by ~mod*mom~ at 29.12.07 ©

56 Comments:

My favorite is the school years keepsake journal because it's illustrated b S.Britt + it's really a neat way to organize school facts + momentos.

at_boltATyahoo.com

By Anonymous Ann, at 12/29/2007 3:23 PM  

We *heart* Taro Gomi in this house! Doodles and Squiggles are two of our favorites (as well as Everyone Poops, aka "the POOP book"). My boy really loves the Flip-A-Face books from Chronicle too.

ramona
making things pretty

By Blogger ramona, at 12/29/2007 3:38 PM  

Our favorite is the Little Finger Puppet Books, whether it's the Ladybug or the Bee, etc. It really captures the kiddies' attention and make them laugh, for some reason. :) Love it!

By Blogger kevnjacks, at 12/29/2007 4:11 PM  

Roo's been on a big Olive the Other Reindeer kick lately but the mini-Masters board books are my fave Chronicle Books for kids.

By Blogger Naomi, at 12/29/2007 5:56 PM  

Our favorite book of the moment is "Spring is Here" by Taro Gomi. My daughter (20 mos) loves the soothing words and pictures so much that now I can even turn off the nightlight and murmur it to her. She will anticipate the page "The storms rage" by making raging noises in her throat, and add sighs for the wind at the right points too.

By Blogger MommyTime, at 12/29/2007 6:18 PM  

Sorry, my url didn't post: http:mommysmartini.blogspot.com

By Blogger MommyTime, at 12/29/2007 6:23 PM  

We love the finger puppet books.. we havent progressed to the others yet

By Blogger Re M., at 12/29/2007 8:13 PM  

I love Mrs. Mustard's Baby Faces! My baby girl goes nuts whenever she sees baby faces...even on diaper boxes! We don't have this book...but now that I know about it, I'll be sure to get it!
Thanks,
Heather

By Blogger Luch, at 12/30/2007 7:24 AM  

I think my favorite books are between Kitchen Playdates:Easy Ideas for ... and pretty much anything in the kids section, but my baby is loving the Little...:Finger Puppet Books, my three year old still loves those.

By Blogger whitney, at 12/30/2007 10:19 AM  

MY favorite Chronicle books is "Scary Stories" by Barry Moser, Peter Glassman because I love reading scary, spooky stories, and this one looks really good!

By Blogger dodo, at 12/30/2007 12:13 PM  

I haven't read any of them but Gomi's book look adorable.

By Blogger P-E Fronning, at 12/30/2007 12:16 PM  

Mrs. Mustard's Baby Faces is my 9-month-old's favorite book. I always have it in my diaper bag these days, because looking at the smiling faces nearly always puts her in a good mood. As for me, Chronicle has several great cookbooks that I love, including one that's exclusively Mac & Cheese recipes.

By Blogger Becca, at 12/30/2007 12:37 PM  

My favorite are the Finger Puppet Books (makes my boys giggle!). The Wheels on the Bus with felt play things looks pretty awesome though...

Maureen
jnomaxx at hotmail

By Blogger Maureen, at 12/30/2007 2:44 PM  

Hi, I love the Boxed Set of the Finger Puppet Books! Please enter me in your marvelous contest. Thanks,Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

By Blogger windycindy, at 12/30/2007 2:53 PM  

We have two favorite series, The Ivy & Bean Series and the Hot Dog and Bob series! Both great!!

Terri @ bartonsoap@comcast.net

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/30/2007 3:37 PM  

Mine would hav eto be the one I just ordered "N is for Navidad"!
dansan826 at yahoo dot com

By Blogger Danielle, at 12/30/2007 6:38 PM  

I love the 'Mini Masters' series of board books. We have the Picasso one and love it!

By Blogger Taryn, at 12/30/2007 7:56 PM  

The Cow Finger Puppet Book is my fave.


Blogged ya: http://laurawilliamsmusings.blogspot.com/2007/12/sunday-edition-of-contests-galore_30.html

By Blogger Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings, at 12/30/2007 8:56 PM  

Olive the other reindeer is our current favorite=). jbubolz-miller@hotmail.com

By Blogger jbubolz-miller, at 12/30/2007 9:13 PM  

I like the Giant Pop-Out Pets book. As we homeschool, we are CONSTANTLY on the lookout for books and other materials. :O)

By Blogger KentuckyGal, at 12/31/2007 6:27 AM  

Cute! I think that "Everybody Poops" is a hoot!

By Anonymous Paige, at 12/31/2007 7:23 AM  

I love the Cath Kidston Recipe Organizer

By Blogger Amanda, at 12/31/2007 8:50 AM  

The Mini-Masters boxed set is a big favorite in our home - the verse set to the works of art is beautiful and brilliant!

By Blogger Wired Wilsons, at 12/31/2007 9:18 AM  

We love so many Chronicle books! Right now my three-year olds favorite is the dictionary of Dance!
grayjones5 at yahoo dot com

By Blogger Stephanie, at 12/31/2007 10:59 AM  

I love Eric Carle: A Journal for Baby's First Year. Just the best!!

By Blogger PS, at 12/31/2007 12:20 PM  

I really like the Little Cow Finger Puppet Book.

By Blogger kitty, at 12/31/2007 12:37 PM  

we love Olive, the Other Reindeer at our house!

By Blogger nor_lou, at 12/31/2007 12:58 PM  

I'm actually a giant Chronicle Books Fan. We love Olive, the Other Reindeer, but their LAB series is also super popular in our house. Their art books are great too.

Please randomly select me!!

By Blogger Brooke, at 1/01/2008 6:15 AM  

We just welcomed our new baby girl and named her Ivy. A few weeks after she was born my best friend passed along a link to 'Ivy and Bean'.

By Blogger Heather, at 1/01/2008 2:04 PM  

The Akers family mom (me) and kids love: Little Hoot, A is for Astronaut, Sparkle & Spin, and Bagel's Lucky Hat. And Buzzy's Balloon. And the Mini Masters Set.
We really love books. Yes indeed!
What a neat contest...thanks!

By Blogger Sarah, at 1/01/2008 4:52 PM  

flip a face and little finger puppet are favorites

By Blogger bison61, at 1/02/2008 9:09 AM  

we just discovered taro gomi this year. my daughter loves teh book and I love the creativity unleashed.

christyrgray [at] sbcglobal [dot] com

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/02/2008 10:55 AM  

My daughter loves her finger puppet book - she just cracks up

By Blogger Michele, at 1/02/2008 1:35 PM  

The Worst-Case Scenario Handbook series has been a big hit with my family.

emilygcraig at hotmail dot com

By Blogger Emily, at 1/04/2008 7:40 AM  

The finger puppet books are so much fun for my little ones.
eightsmiths at gmail dot com

By Blogger Ruth, at 1/04/2008 9:23 AM  

Olive the Other Reindeer was a favorite this year, but before that it would've been Everybody Poops :0)

By Blogger Bebemiqui, at 1/04/2008 8:18 PM  

I really like "Who Loves You, Baby?"

jasonncaryn@yahoo.com

By Blogger Jason and Caryn, at 1/04/2008 8:54 PM  

I think I'll have my 6 year old enter that contest. She is so into drawing and she is really good at it too. Ever since she could hold a crayon she could draw it just comes naturally for her.

It is so hard to pick our favorite books since they are such an important part of our lives. She really enjoys the Spot 7 ones, the DIY, ones and the ones on that teach you how to draw.

neen726@roadrunner.com
http://neenspeaks.blogspot.com

By Blogger Neen, at 1/04/2008 10:18 PM  

Okay, brace yourselves: Favorite:
Everbody Poops! My brother gave it to me for Christmas!

If I win I'll give the wonderful doodle books to his daughter (my only niece).

By Blogger Karen, at 1/04/2008 10:30 PM  

Everybody Poops is by far my most favorite book! It's hilarious!

By Blogger Alexia, at 1/06/2008 1:32 PM  

This looks like a fun book for little ones: Painting with Picasso.

Thanks for holding the giveaway. :)

By Blogger Audra Marie, at 1/06/2008 2:57 PM  

fingerpuppet book, so so sweet!

By Blogger Chelsey, at 1/07/2008 9:41 PM  

Currently we are in love with Good Night, Fairies (Kathleen Hague) and My Friends (Taro Gomi).

We did the Everyone Poops when she was potty training and she thought it was just the best book out there. It was certainly an interesting choice for bed time story every night for 4 months straight!

lisaelliott[AT]coxDOTnet

By Blogger Cricket, at 1/08/2008 3:48 PM  

We love Little Pea! And we sent several Taro Gomi doodle & scribble books out for Christmas presents this year- we are huge fans!

By Blogger spark*west, at 1/09/2008 11:33 AM  

we vote for everybody poops.

hollygourley@yahoo.co.uk

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/11/2008 7:11 AM  

I like the " Everybody poops" book!

By Blogger Antonina, at 1/11/2008 5:23 PM  

I love Spring is Here by Taro Gomi. Also the SAMi books are fun for little kids.

taureau AT yahoo DOT com

By Blogger melonkelli, at 1/13/2008 11:58 AM  

We love Mommy Hugs and Daddy Kisses! It goes without saying that we hug and kiss our little guy whenever we get the chance, but now that he's more mobile he doesn't like sitting still long enough for us to shower him with affection. So we look forward to story time because that's the only time he'll sit still, and these books give us the perfect opportunity to combine our hugs and kisses with one of his favorite quiet activities.

wakeyes@yahoo.com

By Anonymous Whitney, at 1/15/2008 9:08 AM  

Everybody poops!
sheryl.forrester at earthlink.net

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/15/2008 9:32 PM  

The Nickelodeon IOU Checkbook: 40 Checks You Can Write to Your Friends is my favorite. It teaches children about giving through kindness not just materially. The actual act of fulfilling the check is very rewarding for the kids.

By Blogger Ghstwritr, at 1/16/2008 11:58 AM  

We have been fans of Gomi's books since Jokin' was just a wee thing. Spring is Here was one of the first board books. My Friends came next. Everyone Poops is a present I give every friend starting potty training with their munchkin. But we cannot go a day without pulling out the Children's Miscellany books or the Spot 7 series. Maybe it's a "five thing," but Jokin' is obsessed!

By Blogger Melanie Martinez, at 1/19/2008 6:44 AM  

Up, Up I Go Growth Chart by Eric Carle looks like it'd be fun!

By Blogger Meg, at 1/20/2008 4:32 PM  

My daughter is really into the "Spot 7" books right now!

kelli (at) pfrog (dot) net

By Blogger Mama Zen, at 1/25/2008 2:36 PM  

"Mama do you love me" is the sweetest book and I love the illustrations.

chavezdaus@yahoo.com

By Anonymous Patricia, at 1/27/2008 12:35 PM  

My kids have enjoyed Olive, The Other Reindeer. Quirky story and great illustrations.

By Blogger Kristen, at 1/28/2008 6:20 AM  

My son loves the book "the Animals' Picnic". It's very simple and short, but he loves the rhyming and pointing out all the animals! I love Taro Gomi! jennmckim@hotmail.com

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/02/2008 7:53 AM  

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