Monday, October 11, 2010

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Holiday 2010 Giveaway: "The Adventures of Ook and Gluk" (5 Winners) [CLOSED]

If you are looking for a book to gift this holiday for a child between the ages of 6 and 10, Scholastic recently released a new hardcover book that is fun and will encourage grade school-aged children to read. I am referring to The Adventures of Ook and Gluk: Kung-fu Cavemen From the Future. Without reading the cover, my 6 year old son recognized the illustration style and knew immediately that this book comes from the creator of the Captain Underpants series . . . Dav Pilkey.

As a child, I loved to read comic books because there were an abundance of illustrations, mostly conversation, and minimal narration. Books written in this format seem to be more inviting and less intimidating than standard format chapter books.



Even though my son does not struggle with reading, he still owns a handful of graphic novels. They are fun for him to read and are a nice change of pace. A graphic novel would be a great alternative to yet another toy this holiday. He is hoping there will be another volume of Ook and Gluk to come in the future.

Learn more about this new offering from Dav Pilkey by watching this short trailer . . .



To learn more about Ook and Gluk and to find some free fun activities, visit Scholastic.com . You can purchase this hardcover book for $9.99 or less at The Scholastic Store, Amazon.com, and Barnes & Noble.


Thank you to Scholastic for sending us a complimentary sample book to base this review upon and for providing additional copies for our contest prizes.





What you can win:
FIVE lucky readers will each receive a hardcover copy of The Adventures of Ook and Gluk: Kung-fu Cavemen From the Future.


Limitations:
This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only. You do not need to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email address and be age 18 years or older. If you enter anonymously and do not include a valid email address in your comment entries, I will not be able to notify you should you win this random drawing.


How to Gain Entries:
Leave a comment telling me who will receive this book if you find that you have won this contest. You MUST do this to be eligible to win this contest.

Extra Entries:

1) For 5 extra entries, leave a relevant comment on one of my non-giveaway posts. Then leave FIVE separate comments with the name of the post on which you commented. You will earn 5 extra entries for each different non-contest post you comment on.


2)

For 5 extra entries, enter one of my other contests. Leave FIVE separate comments here telling me which contest you entered. You will earn 5 extra entries for each contest you enter.


3)
For 10 extra entries, blog about this contest linking back to this post AND Ook and Gluk . Then come back here and leave TEN separate comments with the link to your blog post.

4)

For 1 extra entry each, if you are a Friend of mine on Facebook and/or if you have "liked" the 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires Facebook page, then leave a separate comment here telling me so with the link to your Facebook profile.


5) For 1 extra entry each
, follow Scholastic on Twitter and/or "Like" Scholastic on Facebook. Then leave a separate comment for each with the link to your Twitter or Facebook profile.


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Follow me on Twitter. Then leave a separate comment with the link to your Twitter profile.


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Tweet about this giveaway linking back to this post. Then come back here and leave the link to your tweet in a separate comment. You may do this once per day until the end of the contest.


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(All entries will be verified prior to awarding this prize.)


Random Drawing:

This contest will be closed on Monday, October 25th, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. A random number drawing will be held shortly after. The winner will be announced here and will be contact via email or through their blog. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new number will be drawn.


Good luck in the drawing!