A Birthday and a Giveaway!

Ed Emberley’s 86th birthday is on Thursday, October 19. I loved his drawing books as a child, and as a teacher I was a huge fan of his picture books, Go Away, Big Green Monster, and his very first book, The Wing on a Flea.

Now you may or may not know that we changed offices recently and as a result had to downsize our picture book library here at The Mailbox®. So I ended up grabbing several books I thought readers might enjoy in their classrooms, including The Wing on a Flea. Serendipity! Reply to this blog and tell me how you like to celebrate your birthday. (Add your comment by October 22, 2017.) I’ll choose a comment by random number and will mail the winner our copy of The Wing on a Flea. It’s a fabulous book about shapes. 🙂

Happy Birthday, Ed Emberley!


P.S. As far as birthdays go, I vote for a massage, wine, and cake!

112 thoughts on “A Birthday and a Giveaway!

  1. Hi

    I would love to sit on the couch with a glass of wine and a huge stack of books and tread all day..then have my husband take me out for dinner! Chocolate cake would have to be involved, too….

    Thanks for the chance!

  2. Celebrating my birthday has to include READING great books, relaxing, and enjoying dinner with my family. I especially love that my children cook and clean up … without being asked!!!

  3. I love celebrating my Birthday with a box of my Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberries from my Husband and going out for a nice dinner at one of my favorite restaurants with him and the rest of my family.

    I have never read any of Ed Emberley’s books. I’d be interested in obtaining a copy of his book.

  4. I spend my birthday having lunch out with friends and dinner with my kids and grands. Chocolate cake is involved. Then a good book to settle down for the night. Looking forward to celebrating on the 27th

  5. i get spoiled with breakfast in bed from my husband and three littles! then it’s a fun day of surprises ending with a party with friends and family! ❤️????

  6. I love to celebrate my birthday with a long walk by a lake or in the woods. A nice luncheon and chocolate cake for an evening dessert

  7. My favorite way to spend my birthday is with my family, but that’s a rare treat because they don’t live nearby. If I’m by myself, I usually spend my day working the classroom (my birthday is August 1 – major school prep time!), then maybe treat myself to a massage or take-out.

  8. I love to celebrate my birthday with my family. I wll be turning 50 in March 2018 and we have spring break the week of my birthday, so I am hoping for a getaway with my special someone (Randy) so we can celebrate together before the family celebration!!

  9. I love to spend my birthday with my very young children. They are a handful but I still love spending all my time with them. I know they will love this book. And so will my future peek children when I return to work. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway. I enjoy reading your blog.

  10. I would love to spend my birthday with family and friends. Reading to my granddaughter who will be almost 7 months old by then!

  11. I like to spend my birthday with a nice hike with my family (my birthday is in October and I live in MA so it is perfect time for foliage)! We usually bring a few honey crisp apples with us to snack on during our hike!

  12. Strolling in a beautiful city on vacation. Eatting dinner in a quiet cafe. Tgwn watching the sunsetvwhile I enjoy a glass of wine. All while shootung tons of photos. And…alone. Peacefully alone.

  13. A meal out with friends and coffee time with my dearest friend.
    Though I don’t have a boyfriend, if I ever had a chance to get engaged, I’d love for it to happen on my birthday ????

  14. Since my birthday is so close to Christmas, I usually celebrate my half birthday instead! The summer is a much better time for parties and people aren’t out of town for the holidays.

  15. I would like to spend my birthday with my grandson. He lives 500 miles away! We would play and read some books.

  16. My birthday is at the end of May, so I get to celebrate with my students and then it’s time for summer vacation! Best birthday ever????

  17. I would love to win this book. I know he is a good author. My children enjoys me reading the book Go Away Big Green Monster. I’m sure this book will be as good as The Big Green Monster.

  18. I would like to spend my birthday getting a mani/pedi followed by shopping. After that, I’d like to have lunch with friends. Then, the hubs and children should be home to relax and have a take out dinner while snuggling and laughing on the couch.

  19. My birthday is this Sunday. Growing up I shared my birthday with my parent’s wedding anniversary! It was special to share that day with them.

  20. I love to celebrate my birthday by enjoying a night out with my husband. Our favorite place to go is to The Melting Pot (if we can afford it)!

  21. Ideally, I would love to spend my birthday at the beach with my books and a very tall margarita! But what I really love doing on my birthday is going out to eat with my family. ????

  22. This would be the perfect book for my youngest 2 littles! My favorite cake is angel food. I would love to celebrate briefly with my kids and then out to dinner with my hubby for some one on one time.

  23. Having a perfect birthday would include sunshine, chocolate mint brownies, and being surrounded by my precious children who are like happiness magnets.

  24. The ideal gift for me would be celebrating my birthday with my grandchildren whose love and compassion transcend a physical attraction. Having a good book to read would be the icing on the cake.

  25. I would like to celebrate by birthday by going out to dinner so I don’t have to cook. I would like to go to O’Charleys for the prime rib dinner accompanied by my husband, 2 daughters and 2 grandsons. I would also like a slice of cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory for dessert.

  26. My favorite way to celebrate my birthday is with family, friends, cheesecake, and ice cream. Actually, more the cheesecake and ice cream.

  27. Wine and chocolate are a must on my birthday! And since I have a summer birthday I try to fit in a beach trip or weekend getaway.

  28. I like to spend my birthday with a very large cake. Preferably one I picked from a bakery with way too many delicious options. The only way I could settle on one was because I figured I couldn’t choose wrong. The days following my birthday include cake for breakfast. That’s my kind of birthday.

  29. My favorite way to celebrate is to go out to dinner with my family, do a fun activity like bowling, and of course cake!!!

  30. I love to spend my birthday putting out Christmas decorations since it’s right after Thanksgiving! For the past couple of years, my birthday cake has been a cupcake cake shaped into a Turkey! Yummy!!

  31. I like to celebrate by eating something Italian for dinner and relaxing with family. I also like to go out and do something fun, but my birthday falls during Wisconsin’s winter and that limits my options!

  32. I look forward to my December birthday.
    I like to surround myself with family and friends then go Christmas caroling in my neighborhood !

  33. I would love to spend the day on a private beach soaking up the sun and relaxing. Then I’d like to go out for a nice meal with those who mean so much to me! A nice chocolate cake would end the day.

  34. I love to spend my birthday with my husband, two boys, and daughter in law. My birthday is in the summer, so it would be fun to go kayaking or on a hike.

  35. I always have a yellow cake with buttercream icing made by my favorite local baker. I celebrate at snack time with my preschool class (if my birthday falls on a week day). For dinner I go to a local favorite restaurant with a close group of friends.

  36. For my birthday my oldest son makes a special dinner for me. Then my husband and I spend a quiet evening cuddled together on the couch watching a movie.

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