Friday, December 11, 2009

Holiday Giveaway #4 - Otto Grows Down

So I hadn't planned on any more giveaways this holiday season (I though three was a pretty good number), but then I happened to get my hands on an extra copy of the fabulous picture book Otto Grows Down by Michael Sussman and illustrated by Scott Magoon, which would be a great gift for anyone with children in the family (or I won't tell if you decide to keep it, because um, hey picture books just make you feel warm and sparkly sometimes).

Otto has just one birthday wish: that his new baby sister Anna had never been born. And it comes true when the days suddenly start moving in reverse. But now, instead of growing up, Otto's growing DOWN. He's getting younger every minute and in danger of disappearing entirely. Can he turn things around before it's too late—for Anna and himself?

All you have to do is comment below and include your email address so I know how to contact you. Enter by midnight on December 20th. I'll send it out immediately on the 21st, and you should have it before Christmas.

Extra entries:
+1 New followers
+2 If you're already a follower
+1 Linking to my contest on your blog, twitter, etc. Include links. (up to 5)
+3 For posting about my contest on your blog. (Must be actual post)
+2 Add me to your blog roll
+3 for referring someone to the contest
+3 for being the person referred


Dee said...

I love this book!

+2 already a follower :)

brizmus said...

Looks fun!
+2 already a follower :-)

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

+2 already a follower

+ 2 adding you to my blog roll

This book sounds interesting!

Boni Ashburn said...

This book is at the top of my To-Read list! I've been told I'll appreciate the humor :)

(+1 new follower)

Mardel said...

+2 follower
+1 linked to my sidebar (

This book looks great. I would love to get it for my school library, we don't get enough good books - especially lately.

Susie Sawyer said...

I'd love to win a copy! Congratulations on a job well done, Michael!

Susie Sawyer

g.g. said...

This looks like an adorable book...thanks for the chance to win it

anjamie4 at gmail DOT com

g.g. said...

+2 am already a google friend connect follower

anjamie4 AT gmail dot com

Erin said...

Ooh! I'd love to win a copy, especially for my oldest daughter who has probably wished (more than once!) that her baby sister never took up residence in our home. ;)

+1 I'm a new follower and added you to my google reader.
+3 I'm off to add a post to my blog

Esther said...

Funny book!

+1 New follower


Nikki said...

Oh, I really want a copy of this one -- Michael is a wonderful, generous member of the writing community, and the book is a hoot!
So, put me in. Plus, you're on my blog roll. (Of course, you've been there for a few weeks, but I never entered anything. Does that count?)
+2, if it does.
Thanks, Suzie.

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