Want your own little bit of the Oscars?

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Shaun Tan is an author/illustrator we love at Playing by the book. Although I’ve only reviewed one of his books here, The Arrival, it is one of my all time favourite books, and if I were a woman of unlimited means it is probably the children’s book I would gift with abandon: It’s a book that everyone should read.

Another of Tan’s books, The Lost Thing, has been made into a short animated film, which was recently nominated for an Oscar in the best Short Film (Animated) category, alongside another book inspired animation, that of The Gruffalo.

A week today we’ll find out if The Lost Thing does become an Oscar winner but in the mean time you could try your luck at winning your own copy of the The Lost Thing picture book on which the animation is based.

All you need to do is leave a comment on this post to be in with a chance of winning 🙂

If you want extra chances to win this book set you can:

  • Tweet about this giveaway

  • Mention this giveaway on your blog

  • Link to this giveaway from your Facebook page

  • For any of the extra entries to count you must leave a separate comment here on this post saying what extra chance you’ve gone for (eg tweeted about the giveaway etc).

    This giveaway:

  • is open worldwide

  • is open until 6am (UK time) 27th February 2011

  • The winner will be selected randomly with the help of random.org, and announced here on Playing by the book sometime during the day on 27th February. Good Luck!


    21 Responses

    1. This looks like a really interesting book and movie trailer! It will be interesting to see if it wins an Oscar!

    2. Shaun Tan is remarkable. Oh how we would love to win this! Thanks for the chance!

    3. Lovely! Shared on Twitter and Facebook.

    4. Shaun Tan is great. We already have some of his books. This would be a great addition.

    5. Have linked the giveaway to my Facebook page

    6. I haven’t read any of Shaun Tan’s books and am now eager to check them out! Hope the short wins an Oscar!!

    7. Ooooh another lovely looking book!! Thank you Zoe!

    8. Would love the chance to win, please enter me to win. Thanks.

    9. We haven’t read any of his books and I would love to check them out.Thx for the chance.

    10. Rachelle Maddison

      Looks like a very interesting book.
      Coount me in!

    11. This book looks great! Please enter me! x

    12. Tweeted @wendymcd83

    13. We’d love to win a copy!

    14. My family would love to win this
      I tweet as @netcurtains

    15. I have linked to this giveaway on my Facebook page as Kate Holmes

    16. I have tweeted the giveaway as @netcurtains

    17. Please count me in! It seemes interesting.

    18. This sounds like a wonderful book. Thank you for the clips also. I’d just discovered “The Gruffalo” last summer and loved it.

    19. Would love to explore this book.

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