Thursday, 5 July 2012

Summer Reads Giveaway Hop!




 Co-hosted by Rex Robot Reviews


Hi guys and girls! I'm delighted to be taking part in the Summer Reads Giveaway Hop.
Lots of blogs are taking part and offering some great prizes.

As this is a YA-friendly hop, I am giving away a paperback copy of Kiwi in Cat City. There are four books in the series so far. Good luck to you! If you win, I hope you enjoy reading it! I wrote the Kiwi Series for readers aged 10 up, but quite a few adults have read them!

Ok, so all you have to do is to answer the question in the Rafflecopter. If you like, add your answer to the comments too, as it will make fun reading for me (!) and other visitors! Okidoki... off you go... and don't forget to check out all of the other great blogs via the Linky! 

Cheers and purrs,
Vickie

Question for the Rafflecopter: What was your favourite book as a child and why?


Some of my faves from kiddie-hood include -
- The Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton
- Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl
- Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales
- Winnie the Pooh
- Sleeping Beauty



What is Kiwi in Cat City about?

One dark night, Amy cannot sleep and she looks out of the window into the garden to see her cat, Kiwi, transfixed by the moon, which is glowing brightly like a cat's claw. Waking her brother, James, Amy suggests they follow Kiwi to see where she goes - whether it involves a hunt for mice or something else. Little do they know that, with a flick of her tail, Kiwi is going to magically change them into kittens and lead them on the adventure of their lives to a land they never knew existed in their wildest dreams. In the blue-lit Cat City, the budding detectives help Inspector Furrball to investigate the mystery of the catnapped catizens and find out what happened to Madame Purrfect.

- “Bravo on a superb book!” – Donna Brown, Amazon reviewer

Illustrations by the talented Nikki McBroom!



a Rafflecopter giveaway

39 comments:

  1. Ha! This book sounds so cute!!!!! I would love to read and review it on my blog!

    My fav. childrens books -
    "The Little Prince" - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
    far and away the best childrens book ever!
    Others - "Heidi" & "James and the Giant Peach"

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    1. Thank you! If you don't win, I'll get in touch! :)
      My brother liked James & the Giant Peach too :)

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  2. My favorite book when I was young was Where the Red Fern Grows because it felt adventurous to me imagining the place and time the boy lived.

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    1. I haven't read that one. Thanks for entering and good luck!

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  3. This book looks like a fun one! I'm always looking for more to review on my YA book blog.

    I was almost never without my book "He's Your Dog, Charlie Brown," which was a picture book based on the TV special. There are also stories about me crying as I reread 'Charlotte's Web' and scaring my dad. Apparently, I was still moved even though I already knew the story from it being read to me in kindergarten. (I read fluently at a really early age.) I adored reading then and still do.

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    1. Ah, I couldn't read Charlotte's Web cos spiders always freaked me out! So I missed out! I have a Snoopy T-shirt! I always liked him! :)

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  4. My favorite was Brer Rabbit and the Tar Baby (Uncle Remus). I loved the dialogue, whether it was read aloud to me, or if I read it myself, it was fun to read. I like Dr. Seuss for the same reason.

    Paul R. Hewlett

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    1. Ah, I don't know that one. I'm going to have to Google!! Thanks for entering!

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  5. I liked little house on the prairie.
    erma2167@sbcglobal.net

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    1. I never read this, but I loved the TV series!
      Cheers for entering :)

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  6. Anything Dr. Seuss when I was really young but Harry Potter !

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    1. I haven't read either! Maybe I should! I've seen a couple of Potter films as my mum is a big fan! Thanks for entering!

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  7. I liked The Secret Garden.

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    1. I read this! Phew I read one! I really enjoyed it! Thanks for entering!

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  8. I liked all the Dr. Seuss books because I loved the silly pictures and the rhyming! Thanks for this amazing giveaway - I would love to win!

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    1. Dr Seuss again! Ok, I'm really going to have to read his stuff! Cheers for entering!

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  9. I liked Charlottes Web because of all the animals and their thoughts

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    1. That's the 2nd vote for Charlotte's Web. I didn't read it cos of the spider! But when I was young I loved books with animals in them. I remember really liking Call of the Wild and The Incredible Journey and loads more! Anything with animals. Thanks for entering!

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  10. I liked the little house on the prairie series.

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    1. Ah, 2nd vote for Little House! I only watched the series, but loved it. Now I have the theme tune in my head! :)
      Thanks for entering!

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  11. I was reading by 3 so I didn't read too many kids books. I liked to read about fantasy worlds.
    rierie11booger (@) yahoo.com

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    1. Me too! And I was a readaholic! Thanks for entering!

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  12. I loved the Serendipity series and the Bearenstein Bears. I like the morals and the Serendipity books almost always had animals main characters. They are still really enjoyable and filled with memories.

    melissargolden@yahoo.com

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    1. I haven't heard of these so I'll have to Google them. Me too - anything with animals or elves, etc!
      Thanks for entering!

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  13. I loved the Goosebumps Monster Blood books as a kid because I found the idea of some giant blob swallowing you whole frightening.

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    1. I haven't read these, but my friend who is a primary school teacher told me about them. Thanks for entering!

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  14. One of the lesser known Dr. Seuss books was my favorite. I can't remember the name. I loved it because it had a great rhythm. Thanks!

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    1. 3rd vote for Dr Seuss! Thanks for entering!

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  15. I'm not sure why but The Giving Tree was my favorite.

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    1. I don't know that one. I'll have to look it up. I'm surprised how many books I haven't heard of. I thought I read everything as a kid!
      Thanks for entering!

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  16. I liked Scary Stories to Read in the Dark.

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    1. I don't know this one either :( Lol!
      Thanks for entering!

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  17. I loved all the adventures of The Borrowers - something about tiny people with matchboxes and spools of thread for furniture, living in cupboards was just about the neatest thing ever! lol

    Mary DeBorde M.A.D.

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    1. I think I read this and I defo saw the film cos my mum has it! She loves cartoons and Potter, etc.
      Thanks for entering!

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  18. Alice in Wonderland was my fav.
    marine.mom42@hotmail.com

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    1. Such a cool book! I reckon almost everyone must have read it at some time! Along with Winnie the Pooh!
      Thanks for entering!

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  19. It was something with a fishermen, he was with his daughter and kept throwing the fish back into the lake. I don't remember what happen only his daughter got fed up and threw him in the lake. The reason I like it was because my mom would always laugh while reading this book and that made me happy!

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    1. Weirdly this rings a bell. I don't know if it was in the Blue Fairy Book or one of those fairytale anthologies! Thanks for entering!

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  20. Thanks to everyone who entered.
    It seems the most popular books from everyone who left a comment are:
    Dr Seuss
    Charlotte's Web
    Little House on the Prairie
    This means I have some reading catching up to do!
    Vickie

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Thanks for commenting - have a kitty cool day! :)