Saturday, February 26, 2022

I WANT MY BOOK BACK! A Picture Book Review and Giveaway

 Do you remember back in August when I posted a cover reveal for Viviane Elbee's second picture book, I WANT MY BOOK BACK? It releases on March 1 and here's your opportunity to win a copy of this fun, book-friendly and make-any-librarian-happy picture book. 



REVIEW

Darryl's passion is introduced immediately in the opening of this book.



 His problem is also introduced: his book was NOT for sharing.

Over and over again his mother renews his favorite book until one day, Darryl realizes that he can't put it on hold any more. When his mother tells him it's time to share it with others, Darryl responds with:




No amount of cajoling from his mother helps. Darryl is angry and inconsolable. 



And no amount of dinosaur tricks help him get his book back.

The next day when he returns to the library, he is shocked to discover that the librarian is holding HIS BOOK! Darryl is ready to let out another enormous roar when the fast-thinking librarian asks him to share the book with his friends. Darryl not only does that, but he--



--demonstrates what dinosaurs do!

So, what happens next? 

Everyone joins in!




The smart librarian offers him a different book and Darryl finds out that there is more than one book in the library he can love. The librarian earns her stripes and young readers learn that every book is meant to be enjoyed, shared, and celebrated.

GIVEAWAY

For a chance to win, leave a comment with your email address, or send me an email if you prefer. If you share this on social media, you will get one extra chance; if you follow my blog you will get another chance. Tell me what you have done and I will enter your name accordingly. U.S. addresses only. Giveaway ends March 3 at 9AM.

If you live in or around Charlotte, Vivianne will be reading and signing books at Park Road Books on March 12. 

 


30 comments:

Gail Hurlburt said...

I remember when our son was young he had a couple of book favorites...DANNY and the DINASOUR and a book about KING SNAKES. he would check them out, renew them and check them out again. I WANT MY BOOK BACK looks like a book a young boy would love.
Please enter my name in the book giveaway.
Gail Hurlburt
gailhurlburt@gmail.com
Thanks!

Carol Baldwin said...

Thanks, Gail. Your name starts the list!

Barbara Younger said...

This book is wonderful-- story and the illustrations. I'd love to win a copy. As a long ago children's librarian, I can promise you that this book is based on an oh so true story!

Carol Baldwin said...

Thanks, Barbara. I didn't know that once upon a time you were a children's librarian!! You're in twice since I know you follow my blog!

Connie Porter Saunders said...

Yes, I've seen this happen! Sounds like a cute read!!
Sharing on FB!

Rosi said...

What a cute idea for a picture book. I look forward to reading it. I will step aside on the drawing since I recently won a book here. Thanks for telling me about this sweet book.

Storylady said...

Oh this looks great! I know some small children who feel the same way about their favorite book. Thanks for including in the drawing to win this

Lois said...

This looks like a very fun book that kids will love.

Carol Baldwin said...

Thanks Lois, Gwen, and Connie. You're all in twice- Connie you're in three times. Thanks for sharing on FB.

Danielle H. said...

This book will be fun to read and has a great message too that all book lovers will enjoy sharing with future readers/book lovers. I shared on tumblr: https://yesreaderwriterpoetmusician.tumblr.com/post/677350863258435584/i-want-my-book-back-a-picture-book-review-and

Becky Scharnhorst said...

This looks like such a fun book! I’ve been excited to read it ever since I saw the cover. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

Cathy Ogren said...

Cute book! Kids will love it!

Carol Baldwin said...

Thanks Danielle, Cathy, and Becky. Danelle--thanks for sharing. You're in three times; Cathy and Becky as faithful followers you're in twice.

Veilance said...

What a great idea for a book! I was literally in a webinar last night discussing how it's okay for kids to want to re-read a book - this is a great example of how we can allow that, AND help kids find additional books to love!

Carol Baldwin said...

Thanks, Veilance. I'd love to include you in the giveaway but I need your email address to do so.

Marci said...

This book looks great! What a good concept. Congrats, Viviane & Nicole!!

Carol Gwin Nelson said...

This sounds like a great book. My children and grandchildren have all had favorite books that they don't want to share. I follow your blogl

Donna said...

I love this idea! I have lots of students who love to hang on to that special book. My email is donna.johnson77@att.net. I shared the Twitter post as well on my work account, CRCubsLibrary. Thank you for the chance!

Carol Baldwin said...

Thanks, Donna, for commenting and sharing! I'll put your name in twice! (and if you don't win, come back again, I give away LOTS of books!)

Carol Baldwin said...

Thanks Carol and Marci--you're both in twice!

Janet Frenck Sheets said...

Didn't Ramona Quimby solve a similar dilemma by writing her name on every page of a beloved library book so she wouldn't have to return it? I imagine many readers can identify with Darryl's dilemma. (I subscribe to your blog and am retweeting this post.)

Carol Baldwin said...

I don't know, Janet--but sounds very likely! Thanks for subscribing and the RT!

Unknown said...

You are correct! I loved it!!
thanks for sharing.
Hewi Mason

Carol Baldwin said...

You're in, Hewi!

Viviane Elbee said...

Thank you Gail, Barbara, Connie, Rosi, Lois, Gwen, Danielle, Becky, Cathy, Veilance, Marci, Carol Gwin, Donna, Janet & Hewi for your kind words. I hope you will all enjoy the book!

Unknown said...

This looks adorable! I'm sure my only child would totally relate. :)
(M Roe).

Carol Baldwin said...

Thanks, Monica. I knew you and Raven would like this!

Trish said...

Sounds like a fun book kids will easily relate to! I have one grand in particular that will enjoy it.

Esther M. Bandy said...

Thank you for sharing. This looks like a wonderful book!

Carol Baldwin said...

Thanks, Esther. It is!

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