Friday, December 6, 2013

Book Giveaway: Fraidy Zoo


I have FIVE copies of this amazing and amusing new debut book by Thyra Heder. I found it charming and ingenious. Clever writing and witty, winsome illustrations will amaze young readers. Children will love guessing what animal Little T's parents and sister are trying to act out. This is an alphabet book, but so much, much more. This is the best children's book I've read in years. Kudos to Thyra Heder. This one's a winner!



Fraidy Zoo
by Thyra Heder
Abrams
2013
48 pages

See praise from the publisher's website:



Praise for Fraidyzoo
STARRED REVIEWS
"WARNING: Expect riotous buffoonery after reading this clever and original alphabet story, as kids will definitely want to “parrot” the examples."
—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Debut talent Heder comes up with a wildly imaginative idea for an alphabet book/animal guessing game, elaborates it with smartly drafted ink-and-watercolor spreads, and seasons it with plenty of family warmth and hullaballoo."
—Publishers Weekly, starred review

"The cut-and-paste, handmade look and feel of this picture book underscores its thematic ode to creative problem solving... The charming, detailed watercolor and ink illustrations really tell the story, and children will relish poring over them to guess the animal costumes and identify their construction materials."
—School Library Journal

"Heder tells a child-relevant story about facing your fears with a light hand and zippy prose, but it’s her art that dials the zippiness up to 11, as her warm and humorously realistic figures gallivant alongside some remarkably envisioned handcrafted animal puppets."
—Booklist

"This book does the impossible, taking one of the oldest children’s book conventions, the zoo alphabet, and completely reinventing it. It’s a story about a family helping one of their own overcome fear by being utterly silly and completely loving. The whole thing is done with such a confident and lively style, it’s hard to believe that this is Heder’s first picture book. Fraidyzoo is funny, original, and announces Heder as a force to be reckoned with."
—The Atlantic Wire

For your chance to win a copy, post a comment to the blog and be sure and include your first name, city, state and email contact. Deadline for posts is December 16 at noon MST. Winners will be notified on that date; please check your email. Winners are selected randomly by Randomizer. Winners have 24 hours to respond to my email. Books will ship from New York courtesy of Abrams.

Good luck and start posting! Pamela

25 comments:

  1. WOW! I would love to read Fraidy Zoo. Fingers crossed!

    Sindy
    Rochester, NY
    sindycun@rochester.rr.com

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  2. Perfect for our PreK-5 school!

    Barb Gogan
    Sudbury (MA) Public Schools
    barbgogan@gmail.com

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  3. I have not read this book as of yet, but my little ones would love to have this read to them. I can just imagine story time now!! The laughter of the children will probably be heard up and down the school hallway's.

    Linda
    Harvest, AL
    llovette@madison.k12.al.us

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  4. Looks like a fun read!

    Heidi
    Logan, Utah
    hg195@yahoo.com

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  5. I am looking forward to sharing this with my kiddos!

    Pam
    Madison, Wisconsin
    plhoadley@madison.k12.wi.us

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  6. Thanks for sharing this book with us!

    Norma
    Limestone, Maine
    normaokeefe@gmail.com

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  7. It looks wonderful!

    Terry
    Brewer, Maine
    tholyoke@breweredu.org

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  8. My school would love to win a copy:)


    Katie
    Harrisburg, NC
    Kathrynannesparks@gmail.com

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  9. Looks like a great book!

    Joleen
    Aberdeen, ID
    waltmaj@aberdeen58.org

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  10. Sounds fun. Our students would love this book.

    Kathy
    Paris, TN
    kjj422@gmail.com

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  11. I would like to be entered into the contest. blemon@473mail.net

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  12. I love the creative spin Heder puts on a classic topic! Wish I could win this for my kids!!

    Sharon
    Irving, TX
    SHARONDRESSEl@gmail.com

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  13. Fun!
    Terrie
    Pasadena, TX
    thinojosa@pasadenaisd.org

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  14. Debbie
    Rochester, NY
    Dmulhern01@gmail.com

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  15. This looks like another great book!
    Gina
    Muskogee, OK
    gina-batie@mpsi20.org

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  16. Looks like a great book for my new grandbaby!
    Janet
    Dover, AR
    janet.kanady@doverschools.net

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  17. Love the zoo theme. Sounds like a must have book.
    April
    Limerick, PA
    areit@spring-ford.net

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  18. Always on the look out for a good picture book.

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  19. This looks wonderful!
    Bitsy Griffin
    Winston Salem NC
    bgriffin@wsfcs.k12.nc.us

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  20. Our PreK - 1st grade would love this book!
    Janet Brewer
    Kingsport, TN
    jbrewer@k12k.com

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  21. This looks adorable!

    Delana
    Martin, TN
    smithd81@k12tn.net

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  22. Who could ever resist "rioutous buffoonery"?
    Suzanne
    Maryville, TN
    suzanne.costner@blountk12.org

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  23. I loved this book! I suggested it be considered for the Texas Bluebonnet Award, though I think it may be too easy... maybe 2x2? Thanks for pointing it out to me!
    Marcy
    El Paso, TX
    mps.books@gmail.com

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  24. I'm always on the look out for a great new alphabet book. Thanks for the opportunity Miss Pamela!

    Carolyn
    El Paso, TX
    roca1024@att.net

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  25. It looks like this book is going to move over my favorite alphabet book, Q is for Duck. Can't wait to read it! Thanks for all the great recommendations!

    Claudia
    El Paso, TX
    ctelle2070@gmail.com

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