‘The Most Ungrateful Girl in the World’ giveaway

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Sep 032019
 

Penguin

She may not look like me at all, but if there is one thing miss Olivia has inherited from her mama it’s my love of books. Just like her twin brother she absolutely loves to read and if I let you you’d even find her walking to school while reading a book. When I stumbled upon this new Petra James title Olivia immediately put her hand up to read and review it and she has given it the big thumbs up:

Izzy Winkle is the most grateful girl in the world. At least, she was until a red polka-dotted hot air balloon floated past her window, and out came a competition flyer that fluttered right through her window. That is when the trouble really began. Izzy decides to enter the ‘Most Ungrateful Girl in the World’ competition, surely she must be the best at something? She becomes even more determined to win when the Department of Manners asks her to go undercover to spoil the competition. Now, everywhere girls are being ungrateful as they dream of being crowned The Most Ungrateful Girl in the World (RRP $16.99) and take out the big prize.

But how can Izzy Winkle, the most grateful girl in the world, compete against Fib Girl who holds the record for the tallest story ever told? (At least, she says she does) How can she win against Bad Word Girl, whose favourite word is ‘Bumfuzzle‘? How can Izzy beat Nit Girl, who hasn’t washed her hair for six months? The only thing Izzy is sure of is that there is going to be a lot of trouble, bad manners and fun!

I thought that ‘The Most Ungrateful Girl in the World’ is a great book, it was very funny. I think the ages 8+ will really like this book, or anyone with magnificent manners!

Reviewed and written by Olivia (10)

To find out more about Penguin Books Australia, to browse the range and to order your favourite books online visit www.penguin.com.au.

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‘I Love My Mum Because’ giveaway

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Apr 142019
 

Pan Macmillan Australia

While everyone has their eye on school holidays, Easter and ANZAC Day it is easy to forget about Mother’s Day, which is rapidly creeping up on us. With only four weeks to go it’s time to start shopping, dropping hints for and/or creating the perfect gift for the special mum in your life or even just yourself! Personally I find nothing warms the heart like a handmade treasure and this is one unique gift that is guaranteed to make any mother melt:

Whether you have a mum, mama, mother or ma, a grandma, nan, oma or nonna, I Love My Mum Because (RRP $14.99) is the cutest keepsake book for all those special ladies. Go grab your crayons, pencils and markers and get started…

‘I Love My Mum Because’ invites little artists to become little authors, using their creative skills to tell the world why they love their mother. Across 31 pages children are encouraged to celebrate mum in ‘activity book’ style with colouring in pages (draw a picture of you and mum, decorate flowers for your mum, trace your hand, show your feelings in colours), little puzzles (spot the mum, match the mother-baby shapes) and of course write sweet notes to/about your mum (write a wish for your mum, describe your mum). The end result is a sweet gathering of personal love notes for mothers and no two books will ever be the same, just like mothers are all different too.

Thanks to the sturdy hardcover this precious book is sure to stand the test of time and will still be treasured by mums years from now. I think it makes a perfect Mother’s Day gift or birthday present: a joy to make and a joy to receive. Hip tip: If you’re a little softie like I am, keep a tissue box on hand when you read because you’ll need it!

To find out more about Pan Macmillan, to take a closer look at ‘I Love My Mum Because’ by Petra James and Alissa Dinallo to order your favourite titles online visit www.panmacmillan.com.au.

For your chance to win 1 of 3 copies of I Love My Mum Because (RRP $14.99) hop on over to the Hip Little One Facebook page to enter. Good luck!

Jul 032012
 

As you probably know by now I am crazy about books, I have been for as long as I can remember. I enjoy all kinds of books but I definitely can’t go past a good detective, my love for a good mystery story started early too with world famous teen detective Nancy Drew. Nancy has been very popular for decades but it looks like she has finally got some competition, meet Arkie Sparkle, Treasure Hunter.

Arkie is a not-so-ordinary eleven year old who is simply destined to become a treasure hunter, how can you not when both your parents are archeologists? The Sparkle family is always busy solving mysteries and going on exciting treasure hunts so when Arkie finds out her parents have been kidnapped she knows exactly where to start. She grabs her brilliant cousin TJ, TJ’s dog Cleo and they head off in BLUR, the Sparkle’s very own mini-jet.

Arkie Sparkle – Code Crimson is the first title in the Arkie Sparkle series with six more titles soon to follow. Each book covers one day in which Arkie has to visit a different continent and search for a special treasure, the final goal is to locate Arkie’s parents and get them home safe and sound. In Code Crimson Arkie and TJ travel to their first stop, Egypt, and visit the temple of Ramses II in their search for treasure no.1.

The Arkie Sparkle series was written for 7-12 year old and I think that this age group will definitely enjoy Arkie’s adventures. Arkie is smart, witty, very funny, hip and interesting so I have no doubt kids will be keen to join Arkie on the biggest treasure hunt of the world. Code Crimson is a very affordable, pocket sized book ($6.99, ca. 110 pages), perfect for kids who are turned off by thick novels and cheap enough to give as a little extra gift and collect the whole series.

To find out more about Arkie Sparkle – Code Crimson ($6.99, published by Pan Macmillan) and to order your copy online visit www.panmacmillan.com.au.

For your chance to win one of five copies of Arkie Sparkle – Code Crimson visit www.arkiesparkle.com and answer the following question: What would be your perfect treasure hunter name?

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Competition ends August 3, 2012. Sorry, Australian entries only. By entering you agree to our Terms & Conditions.