Thursday, February 27, 2014

Lil' Readers Button Give Away

I just got six boxes of my button collaboration with Badge Bomb from Portland, OR - and they came out great! See for yourself:


Update: The giveaway is over and the comments section is now closed. Thanks for commenting! There were a ton of books mentioned that I don't know yet, I'll be sure to check them out.

Thanks again,

GP

Leave me a comment telling me your favorite children's book from when you were a kid, and I'll pick 4 winners to each get 4 different buttons - so please, comment away! Make sure to link your comment with your email so I can get in touch if you win. I'll pick 4 winners randomly tonight at 10pm.

One comment per person, please - though you can list as many books as you want - and please share this with your book-loving buddies.

Thank you!
GP

69 comments:

  1. These buttons look great Greg! It's so much fun watching your career take off. My favorite children's book was Goodnight Moon. While I enjoyed the story, the real fun was looking for the mouse on every page (except for the boring black and white pages that didn't feature the mouse--I always flipped by those pages pretty quickly!) When I saw your sketch of your office a few weeks ago and saw the mouse, I was pretty stoked. Intentionally an homage to Goodnight Moon or not, I was thrilled to have the chance to find the mouse yet again! Please note, while I enjoy finding adorable mice in picture books, I'm not a huge fan of finding them in real life! :-)

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  2. I love these buttons so much!

    My favorite picture book was "Monster Night at Grandma's House" by Richard Peck, but once I got a little bit older I was obsessed with the "Great Brain" series by John D. Fitzgerald.

    (My email, in case it doesn't show up in the link, is patnlewis@gmail.com.)

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  3. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!


    katiehaire@gmail.com

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  4. Loved Katy and the Big Snow and Katy-No-Pocket. Sense a theme? Yes, I was called Katie until I was 5 and changed my own name.

    @daisycakes to get a hold of me...

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  5. Where the Wild Things Are or The True Story of the Three Little Pigs

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  6. What lovely buttons! How wonderful. 'Goodnight Moon' and 'Phantom Tollbooth' spring to mind. Loved 'em. Was a sucker for Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys as well. :)

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  7. ooops..in case my e-mail is not apparent/linkable: tracyurq@gmail.com

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  8. A very particular illustrated edition of Tom Thumb, which I have been unable to find again.

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  10. Love these buttons! My favorites were Put Me in the Zoo and Corduroy.
    nikarella@gmail.com

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  11. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. Hands down! (LOVE those buttons!)

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  12. Go, Dog. Go!

    Only because I found it hilarious as a child that people would spell goodbye as "Good-by!"

    (jenelle@jenellehuddleston.com)

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  13. I'll try this again. Frog and Toad Together! I wore that book out!

    Email: corislibrary@gmail.com (It didn't link properly the first time)

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  14. Loved GREEN EGGS AND HAM, also THE SAGGY, BAGGY ELEPHANT

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  15. Miss Suzy and Caps for Sale
    These buttons are GREAT! rankda@wapak.org @MrsRankin4

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  16. These are ADORABLE!
    My childhood favorites: A Great Big Ugly Man Came Up & Tied His Horse To Me, Anno's Journey, Snow White illustrated by Nancy Ekholm Burkert, The Church Mouse, and of course, What Do People Do All Day? tinakuglerstudio@gmail.com

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  17. Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

    @mlotoole

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  18. I still have four of my favorites, The Tall Book of Nursery Tales, The Tall Book of Make-Believe, The Tall Book of Christmas and The Tall Book of Bible Stories. They are illustrated by Feodor Rojankovsky, Garth Williams, Gertrude Elliott Espenscheid and Ted Chaiko. The copyright dates are scary old. They have a much loved look.

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  19. Forgot to give you my contact information. @Loveofxena on Twitter

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  20. The buttons came out looking GREAT!! My favorite (or, at least, one of them) book as a kid was The Giant Jam Sandwich by John Burroway Lord.

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  21. Love them buttons! My favourite childhood book was Harriet The Spy.

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  22. My childhood favourite was Madeline. Love the buttons!

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  23. These buttons are fantastic. Madeline and Goodnight Moon were my favorites. :)

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  24. My dad used to read me The Little Fur Family by Margaret Wise Brown. I had many favorite books, but this one sticks out because it was rare to have my dad home and he's not a very excitable person--except when he's reading a book aloud! I loved seeing him so animated and his excitement made me excited. Great memories!

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  25. These are great! I know a couple of little bookworms who would wear these with pride. Books I loved, and now my kids love too... Haunted House - Jan Pienkowski, In The Night Kitchen - Maurice Sendak, The Elephant and The Bad Baby - Raymond Briggs ( I think?), anything by John Burningham :)

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  26. My favorites were If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Half Magic, and From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler.

    The buttons are awesome! Love!

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  27. I loved Mike Mulligan's Steam Shovel and the Sleepy Puppy - a little later, A Wrinkle in Time captivated me! -kaufmann.felice@gmail.com

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  28. Georgie the Ghost, Dori the Blue Witch.

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  29. James and the Giant Peach
    The Boy Who Drew Cats
    In the Night Kitchen
    The Man Who Lost His Head
    Any Richard Scarry

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  30. Ooh, I love buttons! And I love books. Favorite book as a kid that I still love and share constantly would have to be Jamberry.

    (carynschafer @ gmail . com)

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  31. My favorite was the Little House series ... my favorite picture book: Go Dog, Go!
    LOVE those buttons!!!

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  32. I read just about every book and short story Roald Dahl ever wrote. I would finish my work quickly so that I could maximize my reading time. Of course, Roald Dahl is hilarious - and I couldn't stop giggling. Instead of punishing me, my first grade teacher let me go outside (we took classes in trailers) and read on the stoop. There, I could laugh as loudly as I liked.

    What a teacher.

    Thanks for the buttons!

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  33. My favorite book is... The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka & Lane Smith!

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  34. These came out looking fantastic, Greg! GO, DOG, GO by PD Eastman and THE BEST WORD BOOK EVER by Richard Scarry.were my favorites as a kid.

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  36. The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate The Wash. Contact me @dylanteut on Twitter. Love the buttons.

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  37. I loved everything by Shel Silverstein. As someone who always wanted to draw I loved the texture and unique style that Eric Carle brought into his illustrations.

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  38. and Nothing Ever Happens on my Block

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  39. These buttons look AMAZING, Greg!!! :D
    My favorites as a kid:
    Little Women
    Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
    Moonmin
    Encyclopedia Brown

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  40. As a grade schooler, my favorite was The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder: I even had my 4th grade Life Touch school picture taken with it!

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  41. these are so great!!! my faves are the octopus, mouse and banned book fox. also, how OUTRE to go with a hammerhead shark instead of your more conventional great white. when i was little i loved perusing richard scarry books and when i got a little less little i loved the velveteen rabbit -- the first book that felt MYSTICAL to me.

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  42. Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry.
    Love these buttons.
    How can we buy them? Pls give details

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  43. King Bidgood's in the Bathtub by Audrey & Don Wood was a favorite bedtime story of mine.

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  44. My favorite book as a child was the Lonely Doll. As an adult I think its super creepy!

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  45. My favorite read aloud was James and the Giant Peach. ohsbarnes@aol.com

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  46. I loved when my grandmother would read me Arnold Lobel's Giant John

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  47. Love the buttons! My favorite books were James and the Giant Peach and The Little House.

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  48. Such adorable buttons! My fave books as a kid were all by Richard Scarry! nvc@ninacrittenden.com

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  49. SOOO many books I loved as a kid, but let's give a shout-out here and now to Dr. Seuss' ON BEYOND ZEBRA!

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  50. Daniel Pinkwater! Snarkout Boys & The Avocado of Death! Alan Mendelsohn, the Boy from Mars!

    Yickgar at gmail.com

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  52. Too many to name, but one that I remember checking out again and again was The Island of the Skog by Steven Kellogg. Small Pig also springs to mind...

    abbey@abigailmarble.com

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  53. Danny and the Dinosaur by Syd Hoff (Read-a-Saurus is the greatest button ever!!!) roeser.matt@gmail.com

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  54. Rabbit and Skunk and the Scary Rock, and later, No Flying in the House and Harriet the Spy.

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  55. Cars and Trucks and Things That Go - good ol' Richard Scarry for me. Ethan is all over that now too, so win win.

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  56. would love it :)
    I had so many, but I remember one of them, it was a hungarian book.

    apfelbrem@gmail.com
    abfashionlights.blogspot.com

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  57. I adore these buttons! Will they be for sale anywhere?!
    One of my favorite childhood books is CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS. I got to meet Judi & Ron Barrett a few years ago and it was one of the few times in my life that I felt truly starstruck!

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  58. I forgot my email! So sorry!
    Tiffreads@gmail.com

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  59. Button LOVE!

    GUS WAS A FRIENDLY GHOST (not to be confused with Casper), by Jane Thayer and illustrated by Seymour Fleishman, was a favorite of my brother's and mine. It's about some kids who move into a house, only to discover there's a ghost in the attic, but he doesn't really know how to be a ghost, and befriends the kids. At one point they all bake cheese croquets. My mom was really into that, and so we baked cheese croquets of our own several times. Rolling the dough into balls was my favorite part.

    And hey! I'm at anna@annaraff.com

    :^)

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  60. Oh, goodness! My favorite book when I was a kid? I'm not sure I can remember that far back. I do remember loving the Henry & Ribsy books, along with all the Ramona ones, especially Ramona the Pest!
    The buttons look great, by the way
    My email address is azajacks@yahoo.com

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  61. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and Angelina Ballerina were two favorites!

    -elizabeth, at elilly@mica.edu

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  62. Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes.

    My email is kreedstrom@gmail.com

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  63. I loved Happiness is a Warm Puppy by Charles Schulz. Thank you for the chance!
    shirley@shirleyngbenitez.com
    Your buttons turned out AWESOMELY! :)

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  64. Anything by Dr. Seuss (still!) and Madeline :D Nice buttons, Greg!

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  65. The buttons are SO cute!

    My fav book as a child was MILLIONS OF CATS.

    katysduffATyahooDOTcom

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