May 22, 2012

Playful Moon Giveaway

_DSC0187 (2)I am so excited to share this book with you today! Not long ago, I saw on a friend’s Facebook page that she had a friend who had just illustrated a new children’s book. I wrote to her in a mad scramble, “who’s your friend? can I talk to her? what’s the book? TELL ME, TELL ME!”. My friend put me in touch with her pal, Michaele Razi, who illustrated the lovely book I’m giving away today. All of the book proceeds are going to the organization Smart Beginnings, a program seeking to aid and educate teen parents.

I wrote to Michaele immediately and she so kindly sent me two copies of her enchanting book! As soon as I opened the package, I was dancing around in delight. I often dance around in delight when it comes to beautiful books. I’m not joking.

Michaele’s talent is just…dreamlike. The whole book looks like a dream put down on paper. And the story is just the sweetest, about a little girl who makes friends with the moon:

_DSC0201_DSC0191_DSC0193_DSC0195_DSC0196_DSC0197_DSC0200Did you catch the incredible detail work in the indigo night sky, the scrolls and patterns? The book is visually stunning and the story has a rhythmic cadence that really makes it a super charming bedtime (or anytime) read. Julia adored it. I told her the books were to give away and she thought that was really fun, since we just received our own book win from my friend Robyn's giveaway.

This book is SO PRETTY I wanted more than one of you to have it.

So friends, to enter the giveaway leave a comment below! For extra chances of winning, you can share the news of the giveaway on Facebook or Twitter or Pinterest and leave another comment letting me know you where you shared. You can also gain extra entries by ‘liking’ Julia's Bookbag on Facebook or following our blog via Google (if you haven’t already). The contest ends Friday at 10pm PST and I’ll announce TWO WINNERS, chosen at random, next Monday!

 You should also head over to see more of Michaele’s work at her website and blog – I think she is so gifted, don't you?

This giveaway is now closed --but you can order the book HERE.

21 comments:

  1. Stunning illustrations and amazing attention to detail. When illustrations are this good you want to frame them! Please enter me for a chance to win this lovely book. Can't wait for your next post, hugs, Sally xx

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  2. Beautiful! Please put my name in the hat. :)

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  3. Golly, what a beautiful book! Nola and Kira would love this!

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  4. Ummm hello loveliness and 2 books to giveaway-- nice nice girl!! Yes, please put me in the drawing, I of course already like and follow. Going to tweet, pin and fb share now :)

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  5. Ok-- just reporting back-- did all those things! Please let me win....please let me win...please let me win... :)

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  6. Well, of course I have to enter this! :o)

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  7. Okay, I pinned it and you know I follow you on FB, Pinterest, and here. :o)

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  8. absolutely charming illustrations! beautiful :) I'll happily pin and share on fb- whit beat me to the tweeting, since we share that account and are completely inept when it comes to twitter anyway.

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    1. What do you mean Robyn? All three of our twitter followers now know about this giveaway-- that's a big deal ;)

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  9. This IS so lovely! I would love to add it to my collection! I like the cartwheel picture the best :)

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  10. love the looks of it! we are obsessed with books around here!

    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

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  11. Please enter me in the drawing. I also shared this on FB and Pinterest!

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  12. I'm one of the last people on the planet to not Tweet, FB, or Pinterest. But I did foward to a couple friends!!! Beautiful book.

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  13. What a beautiful book!!!!

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  14. Thank you so much for the great review and the book giveaway! So excited to see my book on your blog (I LOVE Julia's Book Bag)!

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    1. Thank YOU Michaele for sharing your work with us! Such beauty you have created...:)

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  15. Please enter me! It looks lovely :)

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  17. What an adorable book! My daughter loves the moon and we enjoy reading together every night before bed. It gives children a lifelong love of reading.

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