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Win something different and something delicious! Two super cute picture books up for grabs!

Posted on | June 17, 2014 | 72 Comments

Somewhere, not so far away, there’s a cave filled with tiny, cute creatures having adventures which you could join in with. There’s Skidaddler and Miniwiggler, Twiglittle and Spike Fox and many more of their friends, known collectively as the Little Somethings.

Created by Jill Lewis and Ali Pye, you can read how the Little Somethings face up to the Greedy Guzzler and overcome their fear when they meet Something Different in two charming picture books; Something Different and Something Delicious.

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Both stories are sweet and thoughtful, exploring fear in a gentle and humorous way, eased enormously by the cast of endearing characters; I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see a TV spinoff because the creatures are such fun and so lovable. The zingy illustrations make great use of jewel tones on dark backgrounds giving them an exotic, exciting flavour.

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We’ve really enjoyed both books here in PBTB towers; indeed a few of the Little Somethings’ cousins have crept out of their hidey holes to join us:

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M has had so much fun making up new Little Somethings she’s even made an order form for us to use:

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If you’d like to have some Little Somethings come and share your home, here’s your chance: I have 3 copies of each pair of the Little Somethings books to give away!

Giveaway details

The giveaway is open to residents in UK/Eire only. To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post.

For extra entries you can:

    (1) Tweet about this giveaway, perhaps using this text:
    Win Something Delicious and Something Different (2 super cute picture books) over on @playbythebook’s blog http://www.playingbythebook.net/?p=29784
    (2) Share this giveaway on your Facebook page or blog



You must leave a separate comment for each entry for them to count.

  • Three winners will be chosen at random using random.org.
  • The giveaway is open for one week, and closes on Tuesday 24 June 2014 5pm UK time. I will contact the winners via email. If I do not hear back from the winners within one week of emailing them, I will re-draw as appropriate.

  • Good luck!

    Disclosure: My thanks go to the publishers, Egmont, for donating the books for this giveaway, and for providing me with a review copy.

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    UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed (with 72 entries). The winners (each of whom have been contacted via email) are Ileana (72), Ruth Dryden (3) and Kirsten Barthy (35). Congratulations! And thank you to everyone who took part.

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    Comments

    72 Responses to “Win something different and something delicious! Two super cute picture books up for grabs!”

    1. june seghni
      June 17th, 2014 @ 12:26 pm

      These books are so cute. My children are too big now but my granddaughters would love them I’m sure. Thanks for the chance to win them

    2. Elli
      June 17th, 2014 @ 12:52 pm

      Yes please! I’d love to share them with the kids at my son’s old nursery.
      Elli recently posted..The Mould

    3. Ruth Dryden
      June 17th, 2014 @ 1:32 pm

      These would be a great addition to our children’s book collection (for our trainee teachers to use in their school placements)Love your blog! Keep up the good work.

    4. Jenny
      June 17th, 2014 @ 4:17 pm

      These look great!
      Jenny recently posted..Gruffalo Story Stones

    5. Jenny
      June 17th, 2014 @ 4:17 pm
    6. Glenn Marvell-James
      June 17th, 2014 @ 4:59 pm

      Fab prize, my daughter would love these.

    7. Carmen Haselup
      June 17th, 2014 @ 7:46 pm

      I think these would be perfect for the Rainbow Library. I might have to order some Little Something’s from M too. They’re delish!
      Carmen Haselup recently posted..Pea’s Books of Pure Joy by Susie Day

    8. Emma foster
      June 18th, 2014 @ 8:47 am

      My kids would adore these books!

    9. Andrea Peace
      June 18th, 2014 @ 12:20 pm

      Gorgeous illustrations – would love to share with my niece and nephew!

    10. Andrea Peace
      June 18th, 2014 @ 12:20 pm

      Have also tweeted this to my followers (@pyewacket1970)

    11. Jenny Richardson
      June 18th, 2014 @ 1:50 pm

      Ali Pye is a great Illustrator, I love her other books and would love to share these ones with my youngest son!

    12. Catherine
      June 19th, 2014 @ 7:27 pm

      I’ve just seen Carmen’s comments. If I win the books please could you send them to The Rainbow Library :o)
      Catherine recently posted..Alice Hemming recommends I Love You, Blue Kangaroo! by Emma Chichester Clark

    13. Catherine
      June 19th, 2014 @ 7:28 pm
    14. ray
      June 22nd, 2014 @ 3:48 pm

      my grandson would love these

    15. Tracy Nixon
      June 22nd, 2014 @ 4:25 pm

      These books are gorgeous thank you! Please pop my name in the hat!

    16. Tracy Nixon
      June 22nd, 2014 @ 4:26 pm
    17. Rachel Gilbey
      June 22nd, 2014 @ 4:27 pm

      These books look great. I have tweeted and shared

    18. Tracy Nixon
      June 22nd, 2014 @ 4:27 pm
    19. kim neville
      June 22nd, 2014 @ 4:34 pm

      Lovely books my son would like to read

    20. kim neville
      June 22nd, 2014 @ 4:34 pm
    21. Mark Palmer
      June 22nd, 2014 @ 4:35 pm

      These look lovely

    22. kim neville
      June 22nd, 2014 @ 4:35 pm
    23. KIERAN WALSH
      June 22nd, 2014 @ 4:56 pm

      Hi, five minutes left to enter this great prize, thanks for comp

    24. Sara Woolerton
      June 22nd, 2014 @ 5:02 pm

      I like how vibrant the book covers always are by Ali Pye, this prize would be perfect for my youngest nephew!

    25. EMMA WALTERS
      June 22nd, 2014 @ 6:18 pm

      perfect bedtime reading for my little monsters
      @emmav6

    26. EMMA WALTERS
      June 22nd, 2014 @ 6:18 pm

      tweeted too
      @emmav6

    27. EMMA WALTERS
      June 22nd, 2014 @ 6:19 pm

      & shared on fb
      emma j walters

    28. milli
      June 22nd, 2014 @ 6:35 pm

      Lovely books – brilliant prize!

    29. Sarah Hurrell
      June 22nd, 2014 @ 6:47 pm

      My kids would love this.

    30. Sam Wheeler
      June 22nd, 2014 @ 7:44 pm

      Fab competition! My little girl will love these! x

    31. Caroline H
      June 22nd, 2014 @ 7:58 pm

      These look fab. The illustrations look great – and a bit different to the usual.

    32. Clare Martin
      June 22nd, 2014 @ 8:01 pm

      These books look great, I love the bright colours.

    33. Lynda Sanderson
      June 22nd, 2014 @ 8:11 pm

      Love the books, they are so ‘modern’ looking with the illustrations

    34. Richard Randall
      June 22nd, 2014 @ 8:33 pm

      Wonderful. These would make a great gift for my wee nephew.
      Richard Randall recently posted..QUECHUA QuickHiker Ultralight III Hiking Tent, Grey – Review

    35. Kirsten Barthy
      June 22nd, 2014 @ 8:35 pm
    36. Kirsten Barthy
      June 22nd, 2014 @ 8:37 pm

      Would love to see what’s happening with Miniwiggler, Bob and all their friends

    37. Kirsten Barthy
      June 22nd, 2014 @ 8:39 pm

      Shared on facebook (kirsten barthy)

    38. Barbara Handley
      June 22nd, 2014 @ 8:53 pm

      My young grandson and granddaughter would love these.

    39. Ashleigh Allan
      June 22nd, 2014 @ 9:03 pm

      great competition! thanks

    40. Zoe G
      June 22nd, 2014 @ 10:49 pm

      My daughter really enjoys reading, I’m sure these would appeal to her

    41. Rich Tyler
      June 23rd, 2014 @ 3:50 am

      Yes Please! :)

    42. Cheryl Lovell
      June 23rd, 2014 @ 7:56 am

      These look great!

    43. Emma Davies
      June 23rd, 2014 @ 8:41 am

      Yes please. My lo would live these, he’s a little bookworm already at 21 months x

    44. Linda Macdonald
      June 23rd, 2014 @ 12:47 pm

      I would love to share these books with the children at our local playgroup. They look very appealing!

      (I have tweeted – @littlemac0612)

    45. Lani Nash
      June 23rd, 2014 @ 1:09 pm

      Lovely comp!

    46. Mickie Bull
      June 23rd, 2014 @ 1:25 pm

      What lovely little prizes!

    47. Amanda Milton
      June 23rd, 2014 @ 1:51 pm

      My cousin would love these

    48. Amanda Milton
      June 23rd, 2014 @ 1:53 pm
    49. Patricia Avery
      June 23rd, 2014 @ 5:16 pm

      These two books would be great to share with my youngest grandson. He loves to snuggle up to me and look at a book :)

    50. Danielle Graves
      June 23rd, 2014 @ 8:08 pm

      These look great, I love the little somethings you little un has made too.

    51. Danielle Graves
      June 23rd, 2014 @ 8:13 pm
    52. Danielle Graves
      June 23rd, 2014 @ 8:17 pm

      i’ve shared it on my facebook here https://www.facebook.com/ikkle87/posts/10154383736655122

    53. Jamie
      June 23rd, 2014 @ 8:32 pm

      I’ve Tweeted :)

      twitter.com/Jamiecomps/status/481157861675134976

    54. Lisa Wilkinson
      June 23rd, 2014 @ 8:33 pm

      These books look great. My little girl would love them :)

    55. Lisa Wilkinson
      June 23rd, 2014 @ 8:34 pm
    56. Robyn Clarke
      June 23rd, 2014 @ 8:37 pm

      Love the illustrations

    57. Victoria Cunniff
      June 23rd, 2014 @ 8:57 pm

      My little girl loves picture books, we sit for ages looking through the ones she’s got (give me some relief from the boredom of seeing the same ones lol)

    58. james rowlands
      June 23rd, 2014 @ 9:08 pm

      Great competition my Daughter would love these

    59. Sarah Parker
      June 23rd, 2014 @ 10:11 pm

      my son would love these :)

    60. Sarah Parker
      June 23rd, 2014 @ 10:12 pm

      I tweeted @snarepuss

    61. Talisa
      June 23rd, 2014 @ 10:52 pm

      Thanks for hosting such a lovely giveaway! My Godson would love this prize! :-)

    62. Bernie
      June 23rd, 2014 @ 11:03 pm

      These look fun, perfect to get kids to love books. I think my granddaughter would love them!

    63. leanne williams
      June 24th, 2014 @ 8:38 am

      Lovely books my son would like to read

    64. Jayne B
      June 24th, 2014 @ 10:51 am

      The kids would love these

    65. Jayne B
      June 24th, 2014 @ 10:51 am

      I’ve tweeted

    66. Jayne B
      June 24th, 2014 @ 10:51 am

      Shared on Facebook

    67. jodie harvey
      June 24th, 2014 @ 10:55 am

      how lovely :)

    68. jodie harvey
      June 24th, 2014 @ 10:56 am

      following (@jodieh1131) and tweeted – https://twitter.com/jodieh1131/status/481375175653740544

    69. jodie harvey
      June 24th, 2014 @ 10:59 am
    70. Susan Hall
      June 24th, 2014 @ 12:20 pm

      Great giveaway

    71. Susan Hall
      June 24th, 2014 @ 12:21 pm

      Also tweeted @SoozyBee

    72. Ileana
      June 24th, 2014 @ 3:42 pm

      Lovely set of books :)

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