Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Return of the un-girly giveaway! 5 winners!

What better way to celebrate my return to the blogosphere than with a giveaway? And not just any old giveaway, Mamas!

Lemme tell ya something... This blog is a very delicate animal. The purpose of Reign is to empower mothers with information and products that they can use to in-turn empower their daughters. It's a niche… a tight niche. As a result, I don't get many marketing solicitations--which is fine because that's not why I do this blog. Plus, the solicitations I do get are sometimes a bit off topic (blinged-out tween jeans? I don’t think so, Kmart!).

But I was SO excited to hear from the PR reps for author Sharon Robinson, the daughter of baseball legend Jackie Robinson. Sharon has teamed up with gifted illustrator Kadir Nelson (Please, Baby, Please, Henry's Freedom Box, Please, Puppy, Please) to create a heartwarming true story about growing up with her father.

In the early 1950s, legendary baseball hero Jackie Robinson literally "tested the ice" for his kids who so eagerly wanted to skate on the frozen lake near their home. Under Sharon Robinson's skillful authorship and Kadir Nelson's vivid illustrations, TESTING THE ICE also becomes a stunning metaphor for her father's remarkable racial breakthrough.

Check this out


I received a copy of the book myself and let me tell you: the illustrations are spellbinding and the story brought tears to my eyes. But the real proof came when my 6-year old spotted the book on the table. He picked it up, stared at it for a few seconds, asked if was for him, and then scurried off to his room. I didn't see that boy for the rest of the afternoon!

Seriously, after that what else is there say? Nothing! May as well get to the goods…

One (1) winner will receive a TESTING THE ICE prize pack! Kidorable Hat, Glove & Scarf set (random styles) and one hardcover copy of the book. (A value of $52.99)

Four (4) additional winners will receive one hardcover copy of the book! (A value of $16.99)

You know you like it. You know you want it. Here's how you can get it...

Three ways to enter.
1. Leave me a comment here on Reign.
2. Become a follower of Reign on Blogger (publicly).

3. Follow me on Twitter

If you opt to enter via Twitter or by following, remember to leave a comment each time to tell me how you entered so it can be counted

Giveaway will end Wednesday, October 28th at 11:59pm. Winners will be chosen by Random.org and announced on this site.

Happy entering!

27 comments:

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K. Rock said...

I would love this for my kiddies!! Thanks for the chance.

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Lois Curry said...

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Dolphin Girl said...

I would love to win! Thanks!

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tanya904 said...

I'd love to win this for my nephew Thanks so much for this giveaway
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Anonymous said...

What a great giveaway, thanks!

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Winning Readings said...

Looks like an excellent book! We posted about this at Winning Readings:

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Annette said...

How exciting. This book looks like it's in perfect time for winter.

Kirsten said...

looks like a good book

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Maria said...

I'm following. Keep up the GREAT work!

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wmmahaney said...

I would love to win a copy for my kids.

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