Today it is my day to host a lovely competition to win a
paperback book of Lunchtime; I will also throw in a surprise (possibly
lunchtime themed, so maybe a nice new plate and cup set for your child!) to
finish off the prize quite nicely.
Although I know lots of you would be keen to enter just for the book, as
it is a very sweet book and a delightful tale for little ones.
We reviewed it back in May, so it’s nice to
return to it with my followers again. A
book that inspires our little ones to be better eaters, so no friendly critters
decide to keep pinching their food!
Here are some of them having lunch now:
These adorable fella’s were actually made by the author. So not only is she a talented writer she excels at crafting! Rebecca Cobb I salute you! Over to her:
“One day, when I was thinking about the book launch for Lunchtime I decided that what I really wanted to do was to make hats of the three animal characters in the book: Crocodile, Bear and Wolf. While this was a very nice idea it was also quite ambitious and a week later our flat was covered with fake fur fluff and I was creating what looked like a giant green horse’s head. I persevered however and after a couple more weeks of some serious sewing, unpicking and re-sewing, I had finished and even though they were much larger than I had intended (it took three bags of stuffing to fill them!) I was quite pleased with how much they looked like the illustrations. I chose to make them on baseball caps because I thought that the peak at the front would help to support the crocodile and wolf’s long noses and it would make them adjustable at the back so that they could be worn by both adults and children. I had to add ribbons to tie the hats under the wearer’s chin because they are so big they are too top heavy to balance otherwise. I am very pleased that I did make the hats because children absolutely love trying them on and I found it a really helpful distraction when I was feeling nervous about doing my first public events because everyone looks at the animals and not at me! They have been great for photographing too and I made a tablecloth like the one in the book using a fabric crayon on a bed sheet, so that I could take pictures of the three of them sitting at the table and eating their favourite foods: soup, bread and apples. When I found out the amazing news that Lunchtime had been long-listed for the Kate Greenaway medal I celebrated by making the animals a chocolate cake as a special treat… and then I helped them to eat it!”
To continue the blog tour head over to these other lovely mummy bloggers.
To enter just comment letting me know what your little one enjoys having for lunch.
For an additional entry tweet “I want to win a copy of Lunchtime over at @missingsleep http://tinyurl.com/b23ov6u”
The competition will close on the 14th of February