26 July 2012

26 July 2012–Toon Books Contest!


I’ve always been a big fan of contests, and I’ve always been kind of a messy eater. So when Toon Books contacted me about their new contest, I was super excited to pass the information along.

Now, you’re probably asking yourself “what is he going on about?” Well, you remember last week’s reviews? One of the books I reviewed was Maya Makes a Mess by Eisner Award winner Rutu Modan. It is a wonderfully funny book, and the artwork is just amazing. Anyways, the great folks over at Toon Books seem to feel the same way – so much so, they’re holding a contest in the spirit of the book.

(Here’s an excerpt of the email they sent me today)

We are excited to announce that TOON Books will be hosting a GIVEAWAY for the upcoming release of our newest Easy-To-Read comic Maya Makes a Mess by Eisner Award-winning cartoonist Rutu Modan. We would like to make you a part of it!

Maya, a young girl with particularly messy manners, receives an unexpected invitation to dine with the Queen. Suddenly her manners are put to the ultimate test and she begins to improvise her very own set of rules, with uproarious results.

To celebrate the joy of sticky hands and sloppy faces we pose this challenge: how messy can it get? To be entered into our giveaway, simply email a picture/video of messy manners to mail@toon-books.com

A free copy of Maya Makes a Mess will be sent to our favorite messy eaters. Winners and runners-up will also be featured in a hall of fame gallery.

This is going to be a great contest, and super easy to boot! All you have to do is upload a picture of you being a messy eater to mail@toon-books.com. Seriously – how difficult is that? If they love your pic, you get a free copy of Maya Makes a Mess!

It’s not even limited to the kids either! Take a look at this:

TOON staff members Julianna and Stela hard at work!

Image courtesy Toon Books

These two look like they were having a lot of fun, and you can too! Just take a pic of you eating messily (or at least the aftermath) and email it to  mail@toon-books.com.

Trust me, this is a book your kids are going to love for many years to come, and for those emergent readers who are looking for something that is a fun read, but not too difficult, look no further.

For more information and video suggestions, please check out Toon Books Maya Makes a Mess page. http://toon-books.com/mayamakesamess/messy-eater/

Good luck to all those messy eaters out there, and  please remember these three guidelines:

1) Get your parent’s permission first

2) Have fun, be creative!

3) Be sure to clean up afterwards!

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