One of our favorite annual events is coming this Saturday.
It's time for Chicago's Bookamania!
HERE for ChiIL Mama's prior Bookamania
Check the Bookamania!
site for performance times and details.
We know reading rocks, so ChiIL
Mama is giving away 5 excellent, hard back children's
books from Picture Window Books, a capstone imprint. We'll
be reviewing a book a day for the 5 weekdays that bookend
Bookamania, beginning today and ending with 5 big winners on
Wednesday, November 24th. Enter here to win,
and check back daily for a new
The first book is In One Ear
Out the Other ($16.99). It's a fabulously funny
monster book by Michael Dahl, that will amuse
parents as much as early readers. The kids and I all loved
the colorful, wacky art by Migy.
This silly little monster, Bud, is big fun. He
just doesn't listen, like certain someones at so many of our homes.
He manages to annoy his family by not helping out when
asked. And he struggles in school because the teacher's
questions go in one ear and out the other. Then he misses
out on good stuff, like a big monster party, by not listening.
Check out this brand new 2011 release to see how Bud
creatively overcomes his problem. Your little ones
will be introduced to better listening habits in a humorous way,
and find a new meaning for "put a sock in it". They'll even
learn what an idiom is.
In One Ear, Out the Other
Do you want to win your own copy
In One Ear Out the
Leave a comment below, telling us who in your family
most resembles Bud and why, and include your first name and e-mail.
Bonnie Kenaz-Mara is a writer-photographer-potter-painter-actress-animal wrangler-general creatrix and Mama to two amazing kiddos.
See more of Bonnie's stories here.