Thursday, April 16, 2015

Elliott the Otter and Arrow to Alaska Giveaway!

When Judah was only 2 years old, a gal came and spoke to our MOPS group about preparing our kids for school. She gave lots of different suggestions, but what she drilled into us  more than anything was "Read, read, read to your kids." That's about it.

Reading with my kids has become one of my absolute favorite things. It's our sweet spot, I guess you could say. It's when we're on the couch, reading together, that right then, I know I'm doing exactly what I should be doing, nothing more, nothing less. Just reading.

Today I'm combining my love for the Pacific Northwest, with my absolute obsession with beautiful books and bringing you all a really fun giveaway: Arrow to Alaska, A Pacific Northwest Adventure and Elliott the Otter, The Totally Untrue Store of Elliott, Boss of the Bay.

These books perfectly combine Pacific Northwest living, with fun illustrations and a story line kids can easily relate to. I absolute love them.

Arrow to Alaska

A Pacific Northwest Adventure

"Elliott the Otter lives in Elliott Bay and claims that it’s named after him. And why wouldn’t it be, since he’s in charge of its daily activity? From the freighters bringing in cargo from around the world to the salmon passing through on their way upstream, Elliott is the boss of it all. Young readers will delight in Elliott’s antics as they learn about the bustling bay in Seattle’s Puget Sound.
John Skewes is a professional illustrator living in Seattle. He began work as a product designer and character artist for Disney Consumer Products before leaving to start his own company, Retrodyne Industries, in 2001. As the creator and illustrator of the award-winning Larry Gets Lost children’s book series, John has followed Larry from the southern tip of Texas to tiny Nome, Alaska, and has been lost several times himself. He has illustrated over twenty children’s books.

Eric Ode is a national award-winning children’s singer, songwriter, and the author of Sea Star Wishes. He lives in Bonney Lake, WA."

Enter the giveaway by using the Raffelcopter below, or just leave a comment telling me who'd you love to read these books with. The winner will be notified by email. 
Happy Reading! 


  1. wow I agree/reading with your children is good for many reasons...snuggling...sharing wonder and ideas together...etc. these books look very good!!!

  2. Levi loves books. We read at least one story every day. We would love to read these ones!

  3. Would love to read these with the kids. These books look gorgeous! I have a huge weakness for books which is why they are spilling out in all areas of my house :)

  4. These look lovely!

  5. Obviously, we love books, too, but these would be perfect for my kiddos...would keep us in touch with our PNW roots and with grandpa and uncle when they're in AK! Also, I keep meaning to say I'm so glad you're back to blogging again!

  6. My girls love to read!! My one and a half yr old will now read to me and my oldest, so sweet!

  7. I would love to read these with my three little nephews.

  8. I would love to read these to my daughter. She is obsessed with Alaska and the northwest after we visited both places last summe!

  9. I would like to read these with my nephews, who are learning English (I live in Belgium) and I think this will be a great way to practice :)

  10. Yay! Thank you so much!


Thank you for your comments. I read every single one of them and they always make me smile.


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