Thursday, 26 January 2012

Review & Giveaway: Children's Book - Sir Scallywag and the Golden Underpants

Big congratulations to @BlueBearWood you are the lucky winner.  Please DM or email me your address details.  Many thanks, Michelle

There is a new favourite bedtime story in our house right now.  The girls are just loving this new book we have been sent. Sir Scallywag and the Golden Underpants is marketed as being perfect for boys aged 3 - 6 years and I think they are right, boys will adore the silly poetic verses in this story.  However, equally so two little 4 year old girlie girls are enjoying it as well.

'Read it again Mummy', 'Why has the King chopped his head off and flushed it down the loo?'.  Oh yes, I have been getting all sorts of questions and fielding those can be fun!  As you can tell from the questions there are a couple of bits in the book which I found a little questionable, not rude enough that I would not read the book but just a tad silly, the sort of thing that young kids love.

I felt the storyline carried a similarity to David and Goliath from the bible, in that just because someone is small does not mean they cannot conquer, which of course is a really nice message to give your kids.

The award winning author Giles Andreae was also the creator of Purple Ronnie, which made me smile as I have not thought about that little stickman for a few years. The illustrations in the book are outstanding as you would expect from Korky Paul, the man responsible for illustrating the Winnie the Witch books. In all the poetic wording and superb drawings join together to make a fabulous book, which is great lighthearted fun and a really easy read.

So how do you fancy winning your own copy?

How to enter:
  • Mandatory - Leave a comment to let me know how I can contact you - twitter ID or email.
  • Additional entry - tweet ''I want to #win a Sir Scallywag & the Golden Underpants book from @puffinbooks & @michelletwinmum #giveaway http://bit.ly/wASURx'
 Terms and Conditions of Entry:
  • The winner will be chosen at random
  • Open to UK and Ireland residents only
  • Giveaway closes at 12 noon on Thursday 9th February 2012
  • The winner will be contacted within 3 working days of the competition closing
  • The winner needs to contact me within a week of my announcing the winner or I will draw again
  • The prize is not transferable and there is no cash alternative
  • The DVD will be sent direct from Penguin Books
Disclaimer:  This is a review post.  Many thanks to Penguin Books for this book.

62 comments:

  1. I would love to win. i'm @ashlallan on twitter

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  2. i have tweeted as @ashlallan

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  3. I bet Leo would love this :) Have tweeted too @emsyjo

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  4. Golden underpants ... what's no to like?! My girls would love this. @BlueBearWood

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  5. Yes please! I'm @missielizzieb :0)

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  6. would love to win @kikicomp

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  7. I'd love to take part! @pandcands

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  8. I have Tweeted @MrsWebster147

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  9. Looks like a lovely book, would love to win @RedRoseMummy

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  10. I would love to win. i'm @handbag2000 on twitter

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  11. Love your site ... retweeted as @ArticleGuru999

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  12. I would love this book to read to my grandchildren
    twitter id @RuthMarianna

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  13. My girls love books, tweeted @tracygrant3

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  14. Thanks for the great review and giveaway! @tracyknixon

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  15. Tweeted for a bonus! @tracyknixon

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  16. my son would love this!
    @emmav6

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  17. Tweeted as well
    @angeldaisy2002

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  18. I am following on Twitter and have re-tweeted your message - tweet me @aesop30

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  19. Great comp. You can contact me on nataliemay27@hotmail.com

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  20. Would love to win @Taz121212

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  21. @torialou78 on twitter and Torzcomps@aol.co.uk email. Tweeting message x

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  22. Please add my name to the draw

    @rugbylovingmum

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  23. I have tweeted

    @rugbylovingmum

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  24. Looks a great book. Please enter me @WeeWillieWilkie

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  25. My kids would love this. Have also tweeted - @jaseos81

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  26. looks like a great book!

    @kiki_725

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  27. i bet my lil man would enjoy this book
    @bbdiva1977

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  29. Hi have tweeted @ClaireJHyde

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  30. Would love to win @UptonAndrea

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  31. Have tweeted too @UptonAndrea

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  32. CAn contact me via email - kevinseandooley@gmail.com

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  33. Have tweeted the message! found here - https://twitter.com/#!/kevinseandooley/status/167265785729908737

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  34. tweeted @msedollyp book looks fab!

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  35. Tweeted @clareo122

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  36. What a great looking book! I am xxcarolinexxx

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  37. I would love to win @linziwoopp

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  38. I've tweeted @samanthawesley

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  39. Looks like a really fun book!
    Email is: rachelvass1982@gmail.com

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  40. Tweeted as @rachelvass1982

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  41. would love to win :)
    @sarahclegg2 on twitter

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  42. @zaphgb
    zaphowarth@gmail.com
    Have tweeted x

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Thanks for your comment, I will respond real soon. Mich x