Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Handbound Illustrated Book GIVEAWAY!


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. 

That's it!


*
If you're a new reader, just make sure to follow/subscribe first using Google Friend Connect or a reader.


You can also gain one additional entry for each of the following:
(*make sure to list each additional entry in a SEPARATE comment)

+ Become a fan of Bubby & Bean on Facebook
+ Follow us on Twitter
+ Tweet about this giveaway
+ Follow Bubby & Bean on
Bloglovin'
+ Follow us on Pinterest

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!




96 comments:

  1. This looks adorable!! My favorite animal is a dog & I subscribe to this blog through Google Reader.

    lisaannefrancis at gmail

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  2. Optional entry - I like Bubby and Bean on Facebook.

    lisaannefrancis at gmail

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  3. That's very special Melissa! My fave animal is a bear, (at this exact moment). I'm already a fan on facebook. I subscribe by Google.

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  4. My favorite animals are dogs, my 3 loveable rescued mutts to be specific :)
    I follow via Google Reader

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  5. I also 'like' Bubby and Bean on fb...

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  6. and I follow you on Twitter...

    I love this giveaway and I hope you & Bubby are having a great week together :)

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  7. my favorite animal is a hippo

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  8. How cool! I would love to get this for my daughter for when she's older. My favorite animal is a tie between penguin and owl... My favorite domestic animal are dogs

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  9. I'm suscribed through blogger

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  10. I'm stalking you on twitter

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  11. I am now following you on bloglovin

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  12. My favorite animal is the platypus and I follow GFC!
    katelyn.j.stephens at gmail dot com

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  13. I follow you on google friend connect and my favorite domesticated animal is the cat. I like their independence. I still miss the cat my dad got me when I was six, he lived until I was 24 and he was a good kitty. A handsome tuxedo cat.

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  14. ooohhhhh...I love it.

    I follow via google/blogger and my fave animal is the Owl!

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  15. I love all animals and have like a bazillion favorites, but I guess today I'll say dog. No, panda. No, dog. Hahaha. I follow via google friend connect.

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  16. I fallow via blogger and bloglovin, and fb. I love Cats, but my favorite animal by far is an ALPACA!!! They are so cute ♥ I would love to own an Alpaca farm someday :)

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  17. My favorite animal are "catually" CATS!
    I have 4 cats and they are my children.
    I will def be one of those "old cat ladies" everyone whispers about when Im elderly. Ah well.

    I am subbed and stalking your blog via GFC and subbed to your emails.

    Ashley
    sympathetic_kitty@yahoo.com

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  18. Been a fan of yours on facebook for awhile : )

    facebook.com/ashleybwomble
    ashley
    symapthetic_kitty@yahoo.com

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  19. Also a follower on twitter!

    @shopjinx

    Ashley
    sympathetic_kitty@yahoo.com

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  20. http://twitter.com/ShopJinx/status/63314624073834496

    tweet tweet!

    @shopjinx

    Ashley
    sympathetic_kitty@yahoo.com

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  21. 1)My favorite animal is donkey. I love all animals so it's hard for me to pick one favorite though :)
    2) I subscribe to this blog via Google.

    I hope I win!!

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  22. I'm fan of your Facebook page :)

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  23. And I'm following you on Twitter! My Twitter name is: sewcalgurl

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  24. Now, I'm following you on Bloglovin, too :)

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  25. By the way, my blog page is:

    http://madeinsewcal-jewel.blogspot.com/

    Thank you;)

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  26. Oh my gosh, this is so cute!!! My favorite animal is a tie between dogs (much love to your sweet Bubby!) and koalas! I am a long-time Bubby & Bean subscriber through Google Reader!

    Love,
    Jess

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  27. Optional entry #1: I follow you on twitter!

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  28. Optional entry #2: I follow Bubby & Bean on Bloglovin'!

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  29. Wow, I can't even begin to imagine the kind of effort that went into that :o

    And my favorite animal is a tie between a rabbit and cat. (erikagriffin00 at gmail dot com)

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  30. + Fan on Facebook (erikagriffin00 at gmail dot com)

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  31. + Follow on BlogLovin' (erikagriffin00 at gmail dot com)

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  32. GORGEOUS blog, gorgeous book! Made my day to find this!

    My favorite animal = bunnies. Love bunny rabbits. :-)

    I am now a very happy follower through Google Friend Connect!

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  33. Option extra entry - Following you on Bloglovin'!

    (Also, my name on GFG is L. Chadow).

    THANK YOU for this wonderful giveaway Bubby & Bean and Studio M.M.E.!!!

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  34. My Favorite animal are rabbits because they're just simply adorable
    and i follow via GFC as Laura Morales

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  35. I Became a fan of Bubby & Bean on Facebook (Laura Morales)

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  36. I love dogs! And I follow with GFC! Thanks so much! ♥

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  37. I follow on twitter as @laurabooknerd

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  38. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/laurabooknerd/status/63387005756776448

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  39. My favorite is a elephant and I subscribe via google reader!

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  40. My Favorite animals are cats!! Love my Kittys!

    I subscribe using Blogshelf for the iPad!

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  41. I love horses more than anything, but I love ALL animals.

    I subscribe via email. annc999 at yahoo

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  42. My favorite animal is the crow.

    I subscribe with GFC.

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  43. Horses are my favorite animal and I subscribe to your blog with google friend connect!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  44. I'm a fan of Bubby & Bean on Facebook - my FB name is Amanda Moore
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  45. I tweeted, I'm @AmberGoo:
    http://twitter.com/#!/AmberGoo/status/63600659789914113
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  46. Wow, beautiful illustration work! I'd really love to win a hand bound edition as my favorite animal is the cat! I subscribe through google reader.

    suzanne_tanner_jenkins (at) gmail (dot) come

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  47. Hi! My favorite animals are dogs and I'm following you via GFC.
    e_kathleen25@hotmail.com

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  48. New follower via Google Friend Connect!

    Two of my favorite animals are foxes and chickadees.

    windowfog -at- gmail -dot- com

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  49. I follow you on Twitter as Windowfog.

    windowfog [at] gmail [dot] com

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  50. My favorite animals are dogs and I'm following with GFC under Berendina and subscribe to your blog with Google reader under bd_657@hotmail.com

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  51. Became a fan of your Facebook page under Berendina Dykema

    bd_657@hotmail.com

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  52. Following you on twitter under Berendina Dykema (at)TheArtOfBaking

    bd_657(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  53. Tweeted about your giveaway http://twitter.com/#!/TheArtOfBaking/status/63697157152190464

    bd_657(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  55. Thanks for the giveaway and Count me if it is international.
    My favorite animal is cat!!!
    GFC follower as Diana

    artgiote at gmail dot com

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  56. FB follower as Demitra Giote

    artgiote at gmail dot com

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  57. Twitter follower as @artdem83

    artgiote at gmail dot com

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  58. My favorite animal is the panda. I'm a little obsessed with pandas. And now a little obsessed with this book! Beautiful illustrations!

    I am subscribed to this blog through Google Reader and it's the first blog I read every day!!

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  59. Tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/artdem83/status/63707515782823936

    artgiote at gmail dot com

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  60. Optional extra entry: Fan of Bubby and Bean on FB.

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  61. Follow Bubby & Bean on Bloglovin

    artgiote at gmail dot com

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  62. Optional extra entry: Follow Bubby and Bean on Bloglovin.

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  63. what a pretty little kitty! i would love to win this book, cats are my favorite animal!! :)

    i subscribe through google reader and my email address is 9kittyfarm@gmail!

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  64. Beautiful book and illustrations! My favorite animal is a dog and I follow Bubby & Bean through Google Friend Connect.

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  65. Optional additional entry - I'm a fan of Bubby & Bean on Facebook.

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  66. Hooray! I love kitties (and puppies and bunnies).
    This is a win today, even if I don't win the copy of the book (which I would LOVE to win!), I have discovered your blog today via the contest! :)

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  67. p.s. I subscribed to your lovely blog via Google Friend Connect.

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  68. such a sweet giveaway! i follow with gfc :)

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  69. and now i follow with bloglovin. thanks for the chance!

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  70. Pretty book! My favorite animals are goats. Your blog is so inspiring! I am a new subscriber through google reader.

    kellybelly83@gmail.co m

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  71. I love dogs! And I follow you via Google Reader.

    ahampton79 at gmail dot com

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  72. This is so cute! I love cats (so there's my favorite animal :)), and Rigel looks like an awfully handsome kitty!

    I subscribe through yahoo reader. I love your blog. :)

    tina rillings

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  73. I am also a fan of bubby & bean on facebook.

    -tina

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  74. I love cats! but I love dogs too :)

    Follow via GFC LisaMarie

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  75. Cats, Pussy Cats - we love them and can't live without them. No house/dwelling is a home without at least ONE Cat - though we think it the human-e thing to do is to have at least TWO cats.

    I Follow/Subscribe via RSS Google Reader and am a confirmed email subscriber. Thanks!

    jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

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  76. I LIKE Bubby and Bean on Facebook
    Jesselyn A
    jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

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  77. Follower on Bloglovin

    jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

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  78. I like eagles.

    I follow on gfc

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  79. I'm a follower via Google Friend Connect. Great blog. It's really pumping up my creativity. :)

    My favorite animal is totally the platypus. (Cats are cool, too.)

    E-mail: qwertiful at gmail dot com

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  80. What a gorgeous book!! My name is Ginnie and my favorite animal is the turtle dove. They are so pretty and important messengers!!

    I'm subscribed to this blog through Google Reader and I LOVE it!! So inspiring!!

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  81. I am also a fan of Bubby and Bean on Facebook!!

    -Ginnie Reynolds

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  82. I follow on GFC and my favorite animals are owls and horses!

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  83. Katie WisnewskiMay 01, 2011 10:02 PM

    Oh my gosh, I love this book! Want!

    1. My favorite animal is giraffe.
    2. I subscribe to this blog through Google Reader.

    Thank You,
    Katie

    My e-mail address is kathryncwisnewski at gmail.com

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  84. Katie WisnewskiMay 01, 2011 10:03 PM

    Optional Add'l Entry: I follow Bubby & Bean on bloglovin.

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  85. My favorite animal is my australian shepherd, Cocoa. He has enough love for all of humanity. A real heart of gold for a dog. I`m following you on bloglovin also.

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  86. i subscribe through google reader and my favorite animals are dogs and bunnies.

    lauraclemans81@yahoo.com

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  87. i also am a fan of bubby & bean on facebook.

    -laura

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  88. My favourite is the sloth. I think they are absolutely adorable and have the best personalities :) I follow you through gfc (erin)

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  89. Thanks for entering everyone! This giveaway is officially closed, but be sure to check back tomorrow morning when I'll announce the WINNER!

    xo,
    melissa

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  90. oh dear, i love all sorts of animals!

    i'd have to say either sphynx's or penguins or slow loris'!

    i follow your blog via gfc AND bloglovin'

    mylittleartichoke(at)gmail(dot)com

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  91. I guess I should leave a second comment since I also follow you on Bloglovin.

    So here ya go! cute givaway, i hope to win!

    mylittleartichoke(at)gmail(dot)com

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  92. has to be a cat, just slightly obsessed. definitely a crazy cat lady in the making!

    and I follow you by google,
    beth<3

    ramz_x@hotmail.co.uk

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