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Friday, July 23, 2010

Best giveaway item...EVER!

As many of you know, the Yusko family are wild about all things Wimpy Kid!  We have even sucked the 8-year-old daughter into the fun.  Read all the books, multiple times?  Check!  Seen the movie?  Check!  Met the author?  Check!  When Jeff Kinney came to the Seattle area several years ago, I pulled my son out of school to go meet him at Third Place Books.  (Shhh... don't tell anyone)!  Now 13, my son is still a fan of the series, and I am left hoping that something new will spark his love of reading just like Kinney's wonderful Wimpy Kid, Greg Heffley.

Obviously, we are awaiting the next book, due out in November...aaaah, it seems so far away!  Recently, at the American Library Association conference in Washington, D.C., both kids spent one morning walking through the exhibition floor with me.  We had a great time talking with publishers, hearing their suggestions, and scooping up advance copies of books...which is obviously a big highlight of the event for readers like myself.  (That, and meeting favorite authors, but that was a previous blog post).

However, the "BEST GIVEAWAY ITEM EVER," as deemed by the entire family were the Diary of a Wimpy Kid water bottles that we scored from Amulet Books/Abrams.  And as we are heading out to a soccer tournament, filling our water bottles to put in the cooler, I must agree.  I was originally thinking that we would keep one and I'd give away the other two in a drawing at school in the fall.  Alas, EJH students, you are out of luck because no one will part with theirs, including ME!

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