Monday, 19 May 2014

Toucan Can- A Giveaway

Well here it is, the post that I've been promising for the last week or so.
This Toucan is looking for a new home (but shhh don't tell my children that- they're determined to keep him!). 
He loves to dance the cancan, is a bit of a master at kung fu and is willing to try his hand at most things. He is a good friend to others and will let his friends lead the way.

The design is based on the character of Toucan from the book Toucan Can by Juliette MacIver and Sarah Davis. The paper pieced pattern was designed by me to celebrate the fact that Toucan Can is one of the finalists in the Picture Book section of the New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults 2014. 

This giveaway is for a 40cm/ 16 inch cushion cover- you will have to provide your own cushion inner.

If you'd like to know more about the book you can find my review here.
If you'd like to learn more about the illustrator Sarah Davis, you can find her Q&A here.
If you'd like to sew a Toucan yourself, you can find the pattern here.

Incy Wincy Spider on the back of the cushion

If you think that you can offer Toucan a new home, then leave a comment here. It can be anything, but I'd love it if you recommend some childrens books for my kids to devour.

Optional extra entries:
  Entries will also be accepted as comments on the Tartankiwi Facebook Page.
Enter as many different ways as you want to!

This giveaway is open to everyone, no matter where you live.
It will close on Friday 23th May at 5:00pm NZT (remember, we're ahead of the rest of the world!)
A winner will be chosen shortly afterwards.
I will do everything that I can to notify the winner, but if they have not replied to me within 5 days then I will draw another winner.

44 comments :

  1. What a fun giveaway, thank you. My two boys love books and have lots of favourite authors - Julia Donaldson, Giles Andreae, and Tony Mitton are amongst the favourites, and we have many if not most of their books. A few other favourite books are Mess Monsters, Aliens Love Underpants and the Usborne See Inside range.

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  2. Such a gorgeous pillow! MY boys are loving the Puzzle World series at the moment by Osborne books, and also Bedtime Math. Nothing like a big think before bedtime!

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  3. I liked NZ Post Children's Book Awards on FB

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  4. And now I have liked you on Facebook!

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  5. My 2 year old loves Roadworks and Demolition, by Sally Sutton. We have had them both from the library, and they are now on our list to buy.

    (I follow you on Bloglovin)

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  6. Ugh for some reason I'm not getting your posts in my feed! Stupid computer or something :( But whoohoo - awesome pillow! Though dont enter me, thanks ;)

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  7. It's so fab! We pretty much love everything by Julia Donaldson! Stick Man is our fav.

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  8. I like the NZ Post book awards FB page :)

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  9. My boys loved Going on a Bear Hunt for a very long time as well as Imagine by Alison Lester.

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  10. I liked NZ Post Book Awards on FB

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  11. Have shared on IG and I like your FB page :)

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  12. Hmmm, books your kidlets might like...golly, so hard to choose! The Nickle Nackle Tree has always been a favourite of my biggest, as well as the Piggity-Wiggity-Jiggety Jig books. We love Toucan Can too xx

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  13. I like your page on facebook, Jeanne Willis is my all-time favourite picture book author. Her book: Tadpole's Promise is GREAT. I use it to psychoanalyse new teachers.

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  14. I remember and still have some of the following books from my childhood that I still like.

    Any of the Dr. Seuss books
    Any of the Curious George books
    Any of the Madeline books by Ludwig Bemelmans
    Put Me in the Zoo by Robert Lopshire
    Harold and the Purple Crayon
    Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst and Ray Cruz
    National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Why (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books) by Amy Shields
    National Geographic Kids Just Joking: 300 Hilarious Jokes, Tricky Tongue Twisters, and Ridiculous Riddles by National Geographic Kids
    5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!) (National Geographic Kids) by National Geographic Kids
    Mr. Popper's Penguins by Florence Atwater & Richard Atwater
    The Five Chinese Brothers by Claire Huchet Bishop and Kurt Wiese
    Any books by Wanda Gag, especially Millions of Cats, and The Funny Thing

    I could keep listing books, but I think this is enough for now

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  15. I'm a Sci-Fi freak so most of my stuff is not probably kid friendly. Maybe for the 10 and older group they could read the Artemis Foul series. Warning it's filled with fairies and magical worlds.

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  16. I'm following you on instagram, left a comment, and clicked on the heart. I just jointed instagram last week. If there is something more I need to do to tag or share, let me know. I haven't a clue...:)

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  17. What a great giveaway!
    My children loved the Janet and Alan Ahlberg books!

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  18. oh I would love this - we so enjoy the book and having a tartan kiwi original in my home would be awesome

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  19. of course I follow you and if I get clever I'll sort it on fb too xx

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  20. you are too clever! Love it.

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  21. Gorgeous! We just found A Chair for my Mother. I remembered it from childhood and my daughter seems to love it too

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  22. We love the Toucan book in this house and our most read book since Christmas is the Margaret Mahy Treasury. Your cushion cover is amazing and represent the chirpy Toucan so well. Ashley

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  23. Hi ~ not a book recommendation but a website that is just great for young girls www.amightygirl.com
    https://www.facebook.com/amightygirl they have awesome book reviews and much more :) enjoy :)

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  24. ooooooo just in time to enter!! Seriously cute toucan....very playful! And if I was lucky enough to win it would make a great addition in our homeschool library corner that I want to set up :))

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  25. We love the "What the Ladybird Heard" book here - always fun making the animal noises!

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  26. Also I like you on Facebook :-)

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  27. I follow your blog on Bloglovin :-)

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