Valentine Friendship TWO Book GIVEAWAY

January 30, 2012

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Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: Gossie & Gertie and Gossie by Oliver Dunrea

Why we love these books:

We have an ongoing love affair with best friends Gossie and Gertie. Their friendship is so simple and yet so enduring. Through Gossie and Gertie’s sweet friendship, young children learn important lessons about sharing and the give-and-take of friendship. Friendship is not about always getting what you want, but rather about flexibility and generosity. Share a little Gossie & Gertie with your children during this season of friendship and love.

Here’s the whole truth and nothing but the truth . . . We two sister at waddlee-ah-chaa are physically and emotionally exhausted. Stay tuned for more on this . . . In the mean time, we’ve put together some links to Gossie & Gertie, friendship and Valentine ideas, including a popular FREE printable book we posted last February. We’ll add more Valentine links throughout the week.

Gossie & Gertie and a Little Math Fun

FREE printable book and lesson: It looked like a Heart

Toot & Puddles book about Friendship and lessons: Homemade Valentines

Step by step directions for making heart book marks from Holiday Crafts and Creations.

Step by step directions for making Valentine Crayon Hearts from Martha Stewart.

  • I loved doing this when I was a kid. Here are the directions from Martha!

We’re GIVING AWAY Gossie & Gertie and Gossie by Olivier Dunrea.

To enter this contest, just answer the following question in the comments section of this post.

What is your favorite friendship book or movie?  (Or just say “Hey.” We’re flexible around here.)

The Rules:

One entry per person, please.

No entries after 8:00 pm Central Time, Thursday, February 2, 2012

The winner must be a resident of The United States.

The winner will be selected at random and announced Friday, February 3, 2012. Check back to claim your prize. It might be you!

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Robin January 30, 2012 at 6:13 pm

I like the book Owen and Mazie, real friendship between a large tortoise and a orphaned baby hippo.

Tiffany January 30, 2012 at 6:59 pm

I know I should list a book but when I was younger I just loved the friendship shared by the boys on the movie Stand By Me. I guess I can list the book The Body by Stephen King since the movie was based on it.

Natalie January 30, 2012 at 11:40 pm

I don’t want to enter into the giveaway but wanted to tell you that the books look very cute. We really enjoyed Frog and Toad are Friends – such a lovely collection of stories for early readers.

Marci January 31, 2012 at 10:12 am

I love The Secret Life of Bees movie and books. Great message and relationships formed in that beautiful story.

Merelyn January 31, 2012 at 2:28 pm

The Country Mouse and the City Mouse. Basically, two people (or in this case, mice) can be very different and still be friends.
BTW, my son LOVES both Gossie and Gertie and relates to being the leader and the follower.

Brandy January 31, 2012 at 11:20 pm

I really like the book My Friend Rabbit. Of course, Gossie and Gertie are just as adorable.

Ellie February 1, 2012 at 6:20 am

Oh my, it is really difficult to pick just one favorite book or movie about friendship. There are so many wonderful children’s books with this theme!

But the first one to jump to mind is Amos and Boris by William Steig — a whale and a mouse who form an unusual but enduring friendship despite all the differences in their life-ways.

I have heard such wonderful things about the Gossie & Gertie books. If I don’t win this time, I’ll definitely be going to check to see if I can find them in our local library. We have a lot of toddlers and youngsters who would enjoy these adorable ducklings.

Sorry to hear that you both are so exhausted! I hope you get a chance to rest and recuperate!

Adriana February 2, 2012 at 11:52 am

These books look awesome!! Our favorite friendship books are the Frog and Toad series….love them!


Kerri Heinrich February 2, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Frog and Toad is one of my favorites. I had the book on tape when I was a kid and I can remember listening to it over and over.

Tara February 2, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Hmmm…I’ve thought and thought and all I can come up with is the movie Fried Green Tomatoes. :)
Maybe I should’ve just said Hey! ;)

Kayla Arrowood February 2, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Our favorite friendship book is one we got years ago titled “Your Weird”, I know horrible name however very cute book!! kevinkaylaarrowood123 at yahoo dot com

Diana February 8, 2012 at 6:38 pm

Super cute stuff! Thanks for linking up to Thematic Thursday.

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