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**The giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered!**

Hmm… This blog has been up and running for nearly 2 months – and I’ve been really enjoying writing it. So today I’m very pleased and excited to have my first giveaway 🙂

ladybird-coastersTo one lucky reader I will send a a beautiful set of 4 Ladybird coasters donated by Dani from The Literary Gift Company PLUS a copy of any book I have reviewed here on Playing by the book.

To be in with a chance of winning please take a look around The Literary Gift Company – you’ll find loads of lovely gift ideas there for you and other book lovers you might know – and leave a comment here at the bottom of this post stating which of the books I’ve reviewed you’d like to win and read. If you have a blog or website a link back to Playing by the book will gain you an extra entry into the giveaway.

Please leave a comment by 6am (UK time) Wednesday 30 September and I’ll announce the winner (randomly selected) later that day. This giveaway is open to all, worldwide 🙂

25 Responses

  1. Andi

    I may be too late for the giveaway (I never have been good at remembering time zones) but I had to tell you that I LOVE your site! It is so wonderful to see the creative activities you have done with each book and I got so carried away reading your past posts I will be late for work if I’m not careful! I especially enjoyed discovering “Katie and the Sunflowers” and have added this one to my wish list for my classroom. I’ll definitely be back to explore more!

  2. Ali

    Wonderful idea – a gift site for book lovers. I can see the ‘banned books bracelet’ being a great present (and conversation starter) for my sister. I also crave the ‘ladybird’ cake tin although I must confess in my house it would contain shop bought biscuits or chocolate!

    I like your book reviews and T’wit T’woo sounds a wonderful way to send my little seven month boy to bed with sweet dreams.

    Ali at Mindful Mum

    p.s. my favourite lady bird book was the ‘princess and the pea’. When I was four I used to beg my big sister to read it too me, when she said no I would torture her by making up a story to the pictures as I couldn’t read.

  3. Melitsa

    Cute coasters.
    What a great website for us book people. I love the book handbags. I can imagine one for each occasion. lol The boys would love Millie’s marvellous hat.

  4. Vicki

    Neat!! The Literary Gift Company has purses made from books???! I LOVE them! I collect purses like most women collect shoes and of course I also love books, so now I HAVE to have buy one! Shhh, don’t tell my husband LOL!!

    I’d love to win Alison Lester’s Magic Beach !

    lelou2 AT ymail DOT com

  5. Vicki

    I posted this giveaway on my sidebar HERE

    This is my first time to your blog but it won’t be my last. I love that you do so many crafts with your children. They are going to have wonderful childhood memories!!

    lelou2 AT ymail DOT com

  6. SandyCalico

    I love the LGC website, thanks for linking to it.
    I’m looking forward to my boys being big enough to start making things.
    I like the Maisy book review.

  7. MummyTips

    What a fab comp and your blog is a lovely read. I became a collector of Ladybird books after my mother in law passed her own collection on to me.
    That was a couple of years ago – and the collection totaled just over 400 books. With the help of my children and a lot of memory work we have now managed to amass nearly 2000 books!

    We love it! Sunday mornings routing through boxes at car boot sales are one of our all time favourite pass times!

  8. Allison-Lee

    I forgot to metion a book I would be interested in winning, so, after much deliberation, I have selected Katie and the Sunflowers. Thanks. 🙂

  9. Kim

    Thanks for the mention of my sewing guest post on NTFFC!
    Your blog is fabulous. I think my daughter and I will be crafting our own whales, thanks to your great whale craft idea. (We’re also London-bound next month and were already planning a Natural History Museum visits; this makes it all the better!)

  10. TheMadHouse

    Believe it or not neither boys are much into dinosaurs, but I like the sound of the hat book – Millies Marvelous Hats. Currently they are heavily in to The Wind in the willows, we have read all the books and a freind has given us an old VHS tape of the series and they love it. We have moved on to Beatrix potter. I like how you link activities to the books.

  11. Ashley

    Those coasters bring back so many childhood memories! Bookmarking that site for Christmas presents definitely.
    I just adore this blog, both the inspiration it provides and the obvious enthusiasm you and your lovely children have for books. Halibut Jackson would be my choice, it sounds great.

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