Thursday, January 12, 2012

A Kiss For You! lift-the-flap board book with magnet giveaway

Many thanks to I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and Martha's Bookshelf for hosting the

I began this board book (with lift-the-flap magnetic hand) four years ago as a way to empower young children by showing the many important, loving things that little hands can do. In fact, the original title was What Can A Little Hand Do? My editor loved the idea of blowing a kiss, which I had on one of the inside pages. So the title became A Little Hand Can Blow A Kiss, and then further evolved into the shortened, final title: A Kiss For You!

I made numerous dummies of the book to figure out the best way for the hand to move as a lift-the-flap. The hand folds over on each page in turn, and Scholastic had the idea of adding a magnet so the hand would stay in place easily, until lifted.

Caroline Jayne Church's adorable illustrations added just the right touch that brought the story alive. I hope you and your child enjoy this book, which so many loving hands and minds came together to create.

From Publishers Weekly: "Readers can engage with this sunny board book by maneuvering a hand-shaped flap attached to the back cover, in seven scenes. Gently lifting the hand up and down makes a blonde girl softly pat a puppy. Elsewhere, a boy blows a kiss with the hand, and a brunette girl can play "peek-a-boo, I see you!" with readers...a fun, engaging gimmick. Ages 2–4. (Sept.)"

To Enter:
Please drop a comment on this post in the comments section. 
I'd also appreciate it if you follow this blog and/or my FB page.
Either include your email address or be sure to check back to see if you are the winner. 
Winner will be randomly chosen on January 19th.
Winner must contact me within 10 days, or another winner will be chosen.
Good luck and thanks for stopping by.

~ Joan

A Kiss For You!
ages 2-5
Author: Joan Holub, readertotz co-founder
Caroline Jayne Church, fabulous illustrator
Scholastic, Cartwheel Books
September 2011


Cathy C said...

i love your books

thanks for the giveaway

i follow via GFC

catherine c

catherine0807 at hotmail dot com

Diana said...

I'm sorry! I forgot to include my email!
ladyofnarnia(at)yahoo(dot)com said...

I follow you via GFC.
Username: eek031880

Thank you for the giveaway.

Yvonne said...

I would love to share this book with my library storytime groups.


Deal Bunny said...

adorable books!!! ( i also follow u on fbk (cassie k graham)

Sara Kovach / Dare to be Different - Teach! said...

I follow you both on facebook and your blog. Your book is adorable. It is one that would be wonderful to share with my grandchildren.

Ms Saba (aka Teacher007.5) said...

GFC follower Saba

This would be a great addition to my toddler classroom!

familyreads at ymail dot com

Unknown said...

Hey thanks that is really cute. lisapeters at yahoo dot com I follow GFC Lisa FB Button Pete

NGS said...

That would be a great gift for a one-year old birthday party I am going to attend soon!
cheatingpiggies at hotmail dot com

Valerie said...

My 16 month old would love this book! I'm a follower via GFC - Val. My email is redfearnv at gmail dot com. Thank you!

Simply Kayla said...

I follow you via GFC; Simply Kayla and added you on facebook: Kayla Graham. kayla.s.graham at gmail dot com Thanks for the giveaway!!!

Wild N Mild $$$ said...

I follow you on GFC
Jennifer Rote
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Timshaun said...

Thanks for the giveaway!!!
FB follower (Shaunda Adams Eppes)
Shaunda.Eppes at gmail dot com

LeDerpyReader said...

Ah, I loved your Goddess Girls series when I was younger!
I followed you on GFC, name: Herp
I would die for an autographed bookmark :3

Lolawid said...

GFC - Lolawid

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Helen said...

such a cute book
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desitheblonde said...

this is going to be tough i have cousin bd coming up and then grand kid so it be toss up to hwho it will be going to

Linda Henderson said...

I have a little granddaughter who would love this book. She's been in the hospital a lot lately so she could use a book to take with her.

GFC as seriousreader
Facebook as Linda Henderson

seriousreader at live dot com

Mary @SweepingMe said...

I love this book! Thanks for the great giveaway!
Following GFC-Mary @SweepingMe
FB-Mary Reiss

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Unknown said...

ty for the chance ,

Bonnie Gets A Say said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I follow GFC-Bonnie Harris


Krystal Larson said...

Thank you for the chance to win! edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom

Unknown said...

Hi Joan...

following you on GFC ann m heilman parker and following you on fb too


Tiff Pull said...

Thank you for the giveaway. My daughter will love this book.
GFC: tpulliam
FB: tiff pull

Joan Holub said...

Hi everyone! Thanks for participating in the blog hop and for posting your comments. The hop ends at midnight today. Winner will be announced tomorrow (Thursday). Good luck! ~ Joan

Mona said...

Thanks for the giveaway :)
What an adorable idea! I would love to share this book with my daughter.

GFC(Mona Garg)
FB(Mona Garg)


Tressa said...

This book looks adorable! I've added it on my Amazon wishlist.
GFC - Tressa
FB - Tressa Sherman
tressa dot sherman at hotmail dot com

Robin Blankenship said...

GFC Follower as Robin Blankenship


c allen said...

this is a cute book, thanks
gfc c allen, clallen at ntin dot net

Joan Holub said...

Thank you for the kind comments, everyone. Blowing kisses to you all.

Congratulations to NGS. Please send me a snailmail address and I'll send out A Kiss For You! and bookmarks.