2.11.2011

big apple books... and a giveaway!

Where's Walrus?

This week's Big Apple Books features a brand new book arriving in stores this month: Where's Walrus? is a word-free tale whose illustrations bring the story to life. In a nutshell, Walrus, bored at the zoo, makes a break for it and escapes out into NYC to see what life is like out of captivity. On each page, you'll find Walrus checking out various NYC landmarks and immersing himself into the fray while hiding from the zoo keeper, who's hot on his trail.

I really adore Savage's illustrations, starting with the font used on the front cover -- it has such a vintage Art Deco look, which I completely love. I have to be honest in that I've never seen a children's book without printed dialogue to tie it all together, and yet I didn't miss it here. There is so much to look at on each page, that I think it gives you the opportunity to create the dialogue WITH your child. For instance, on the page below, several topics arise -- see Walrus painting the zoo keeper while the other painters are working on a landscape -- see the bridge and zoo keeper's reflection in the pond -- see lovely Central Park -- do you think the zoo keeper will find Walrus? Each page keeps the reader engaged and entertained.


I am thrilled to announce that Scholastic is giving away 3 COPIES of Where's Walrus? to Baby Meets City readers! Sticking with the "3" theme, there are up to 3 easy ways to enter:

1-- Please "follow" BMC and leave a comment that you did (and if you are already a follower, leave a comment as well).
2-- Please "like" BMC on Facebook and leave a comment that you did (same as above)
3-- Please leave a comment with your favorite children's book based in NYC and maybe it will make it to the top of my list!

I'll draw 3 winners via Random.org next Friday, February 18th at noon EST and will announce the winners then!

Click below for an adorable look at the Where's Walrus? book trailer:

                                    


20 comments:

Jill said...

I follow

Jill said...

I like

Jill said...

OMG, I don't have a favorite! That's why I love your Big Apple Books so much. Gives me ideas!

Sonja said...

You don't need to enter me in the drawing, but I'll twitter about your giveaway!

wonderfullyflo.com said...

That looks great! Shame I dont live in America :D

Tara Beth said...

My favorite is "This is New York"

Tara Beth said...

I followed also

Tara Beth said...

I liked on Facebook!

Barbie said...

Great giveaway!

I like and follow!

Daisy said...

I follow on gfc
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Laura said...

I follow with gfc

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Me, Myself and I said...

Follow BMC on Facebook.

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Star said...

I follow yor blog.

Star said...

I "like" BMC on Facebook.

Callie said...

Following BMC!

Callie said...

I love the Olivia books!

Katie Rose said...

I follow on GFC!

kathrynrose12 at hotmail dot com

Katie Rose said...

My favorite book is "You Can't Take a Balloon into the Metropolitan Museum"

kathrynrose12 at hotmail dot com

pridelandmama said...

follow via gfc
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pridelandmama said...

I like knuffle bunny
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