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Giveaway & Review: "I'm Up in a Tree" Picture Storybook [CLOSED]

There's nothing like discovering a new book together with our children. The right picture storybook will hold both our 3yr old twins' and our 6yr old son's attention from beginning to end. Of course not all books can do that, but we just found another one that can.

I'm Up in a Tree is written and illustrated by author and father Mark Alden Johnson. This book revolves around a young boy's struggle between following the advice of others and what his own instincts tell him. A secondary theme is the concept of unconditional love towards a child from a parent and the doubts about that love a child experiences when the child realizes that he or she has made an error in judgement. This book reminds parents to reassure their children about that unconditional love every chance they get.

One of the charming things about this book is that it is written in a rhyme that has a similar rhythm to Dr. Seuss (except this book is less silly, easier to understand, and easier to read). The animals that make their appearance to give this boy advice add magic to this story because they are able to speak to him and he is able to understand. Something I liked very much is that the book teaches younger readers to see the differences between two things, in this case it was the differences between a little boy and three types of animals.

If you like to gift books to children, then I highly recommend this one. It would be an especially perfect gift for a father to give to his son. I'm Up in a Tree can be purchased for the list price of $14.95 or less on, Barnes & Noble, and your local bookstore.

Thank you to Phenix & Phenix for sending us a review copy of this book free of charge to base this article upon and for providing another book for our contest prize.

What you can win:
One lucky reader will receive hardcover copy of the picture storybook I'm Up in a Tree.

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 one mistake you made as a child that you were afraid to tell your parent(s) about. 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 I'm Up In a Tree
. Then come back here and leave TEN separate comments with the link to your blog post.

4) Friend me on Facebook. Then leave a separate comment with the link to your Facebook profile.

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

Random Drawing:

This contest will be closed on Thursday, April 1st, 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!