Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Max Spaniel: "Funny Lunch" Book Review and Giveaway (3 Winners!)

"Clever and funny" is a great definition for Max Spaniel: "Funny Lunch" picture book by cartoonist and award-wining illustrator of numerous books for children, David Catrow.

My boys really enjoyed the other title, Max Spaniel: "Dinosaur Hunt", so we were thrilled to receive this new title for review.

In Max Spaniel: "Funny Lunch", the ever lovable dog- a spaniel named Max, once again entertains us as he plays Chef Max and serves up one hysterical meal after another at his very own diner. My boys definitely had a "laugh out loud" book reading session when we first read this book! :)

About the Book:

“My name is Max. I am not a dog. I am a great chef.” So begins the hilarious story of one of the funniest dogs you’ll ever meet. He knows that to be great, he must look great. After trying on a pirate hat, cowboy hat, top hat, and even a ship, he finds the perfect tall, white chef’s hat.

Now it is time to make the special of the day: PIZZA PIE. After rolling, patting, and tossing the dough, it is ready for the oven. Max’s customers are hungry. Tummies are growling. Some want chili, others want hot dogs. While waiting for the food to cook, Max sings, dances, and even does a little magic.

And then comes the biggest lunch order ever … 100 pizzas with everything – to go! How can he and his one helper do it? Will he make his customers happy? Max is one clever chef who has the perfect solution.


Max Spaniel: "Funny Lunch" is recommended for kids ages 4-8 and is now available at your leading book retailers, at Amazon.com or at Scholastic.com- now on sale for only $4.89!

*WIN IT!


Happy to offer you all my dear Hip Mama's Place readers, a chance to win a copy of this wonderful, humor-filled children's book from Scholastic! :)

*Prizing:


One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive this Playful Chef Kids Cooking Kit, plus a copy of Max Spaniel: Funny Lunch book. Total Valued @ $42

Two (2) Second Prize winners will each receive a Max Spaniel: Funny Lunch book

*Contest Rules:

To enter the contest, leave a comment on this post with your email address (if you don't have a blog) by June 1st, 2010 at 12MN, EST. This contest is open to U.S. and Canada addresses only. I will choose ONE (1) GRAND PRIZE WINNER and TWO (2) SECOND PRIZE WINNERS using Random.org and will be announced as a comment on this post.

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*Hip Mama's Place Disclosure: “The opinions I am sharing remain my own. I received a copy of the book mentioned in this post to facilitate my review. The giveaways are provided solely by Scholastic for Hip Mama's Place readers".

About the Author: Jocelyn Duncan is a working mom of two boys and is a recognized blogger and mom influencer in the Washington, DC area. In her spare time, she designs and creates her own handmade jewelry, maintains her jewelry store on Etsy and is an active moms group organizer and leader both online and offline. Follow Jocelyn on Twitter and/or Facebook.

258 comments :

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Domestic Diva said...

lovely! Thanks for the chance.

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I love the cooking set, so cute! sarah@sproutreviews.com

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What a fun book and cooking set!

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I would love to win this for our little grandson who will be 3 in August. His mom and dad both cook, and he likes to also. :)
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