I made a joke in yesterday's post about this week unintentionally becoming "Pet Week" here at Bubby & Bean, but it's looking more and more like this could actually be the case!
When illustrator Megan Eckman contacted me to offer me a copy of the e-version of her new book, "The Luxurious Life of Rigel the Cat," I was thrilled. I have a soft spot in my heart for other animal-themed illustrators, and I thought it was lovely of her to give me the opportunity to read it before it was released. The book is a hilarious, beautifully illustrated tale of a sophisticated little cat name Rigel, who lives a rather extravagant life full of all kinds of fancy adventures. The short story is both funny and endearing, and the artwork is visually stunning. It's a wonderful book for children and adults alike, and even those who aren't "animal people" will find it charming.
I really loved the book, and was so excited when Megan told me that she wanted to offer a very special giveaway to my readers. In addition to the online version of "The Luxurious Life of Rigel the Cat" that will be available though her website on April 29th, Megan will be offering a very limited number of handbound hard copies of the book for sale. These limited editions will be numbered and signed by the artist, and will sell for $35.
The best part is that a lucky Bubby & Bean reader will get one of these exclusive handbound books for FREE through this giveaway! The absolutely gorgeous handcrafted book measures 5" x 8" and includes five of Megan's beautiful illustrations along with the story (which will have you laughing at every page).
To enter this special giveaway, just leave a comment with:
(1) your favorite animal, and
(2) which method you use to subscribe to this blog.
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(*make sure to list each additional entry in a SEPARATE comment)
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The winner's name will be randomly drawn via random.org this Sunday, May 1st, and will be posted Monday or Tuesday, so make sure to check back to see if you won! (To be eligible to win,
you must complete #1 and #2 above).
A SPECIAL GIFT FOR BUBBY & BEAN READERS -Megan is also generously offering Bubby & Bean readers a free copy of the e-version of "The Luxurious Life of Rigel the Cat" just for signing up for her mailing list! To sign up, just visit her website or facebook page, enter your information, and you'll receive the online version via email this Friday, April 29th.
I'd like to extend a huge thank you to the talented Megan Eckman for giving my readers the opportunity to win this very special limited handbound version of her delightful book!
Good luck everyone!
UPDATE (05/02/11) - This giveaway is now closed. Winner announcement is right here!
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