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Energizer Bunny's Mommy Reports: Holly Hobbie's 'Fanny & Annabelle'- Book Review and Giveaway (BTSC Bonus)

Sep 5, 2009

Holly Hobbie's 'Fanny & Annabelle'- Book Review and Giveaway (BTSC Bonus)

'Fanny & Annabelle' is a sweet story written by the author of the acclaimed Toot and Puddle books - Holly Hobbie. The storyline revolves around a little girl-Fanny-who decides to make the most of being indoors on a rainy day by creating her very first picture book. The star of the book had to be Fanny's favorite doll, Annabelle.

In Fanny's story Annabelle has to find a present for her Aunt, whose birthday was soon approaching. The problem arrives when she realizes the gift she wanted to buy for her Aunt required more money than she had. The story takes a small twist when Annabelle finds an envelope with money in it....now what? Annabelle's story is determined by the little adventures Fanny actually goes through as she writes the story.

I thought the story was great to teach a child about what to do when they find something on the road that someone else may have dropped. I also like the way the story ends as it teaches a child that a parent's most treasured gifts, most times, are those that are not bought in a store but made out of inspiration from a child's heart, love and a little creativity!

'Fanny & Annabelle' is a Little, Brown and Company publication (Hachette Book Group) and can be bought online or at your local bookstore. The suggested retail price is 16.99$.


Win it:

Three readers will a
copy of 'Fanny & Annabelle', by Holly Hobbie.


Here's how you can win it
:

1. Mandatory entry (without this, all other entries will be disqualified)-

Leave a comment telling me the best 'kid-made' gift you have received from your child/a child.


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ries:

- 2. Subscribe to my blog (remember you need to activate the subscription if you subscribe via email) or Follow my blog & leave a comment stating that you subscribe or follow.

- 3. Blog about this giveaway (leave a comment with a link to your blog post)

- 4. Tweet about this giveaway and add the hashtag #ebmr at the end of your tweet.

- 5. Add the link to this giveaway on a Mr Linky on a blog giveaway site, forum, carnival. (leave a comment with the link)

-6. Snag my Blog button (the cute little bunny on the right!) and leave a comment with the link

- 7. Snag the Back to School Carnival button (the cute little bunny on the left!) and leave a comment with the link


This giveaway is open to US residents, 18 years and above.

3 winners will be chosen with the random.org generator on September 19 2009 at 10 pm Central time, so enter before that. The winners names will be posted thereafter. Please note if any winner does not get back to me 48 hours after his/her name has been posted, I will pick a new winner.


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99 Comments:

At September 5, 2009 at 6:28 PM , Blogger Bombtastic Belle said...

The gifst wasn't for me, but for my husband - he was deployed on his second tour and he recieved numerous coloring book pages colored from 4 kids of a guy in his unit. My husband had bougt them swim floaties while all the families were staying at the hotle the few days before deployment, and he was helping them swim, so that was their thank you. He has them put up in his "deployment" box. :)

 
At September 5, 2009 at 6:29 PM , Blogger Bombtastic Belle said...

I'm a subscriber via google

 
At September 5, 2009 at 6:55 PM , Blogger Linda K said...

I still have a macaroni necklace and bead and safety pin bracelet my son made almost 20 years ago.

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At September 5, 2009 at 6:55 PM , Blogger Linda K said...

email subscriber

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At September 5, 2009 at 8:15 PM , Blogger SavannahsSmiles said...

The best gift from my son-his handprint with a special poem for mothers day.

 
At September 5, 2009 at 8:15 PM , Blogger SavannahsSmiles said...

email subscriber:
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At September 5, 2009 at 9:21 PM , Anonymous EG said...

Any parent or grandparent will vouch that the gifts that touch them the most are treasures
'made' by a child be it art work, (pictures, cards, collages, scribbles ( I have proudly framed one made by my grand daughter when she was just 2 +) writing (expressions of their love) ...you cant buy these off a shop !My home is decorated with works of creativity lovingly done by my daughters and grand daughter.
As for returning something that belongs to someone else reminds me of a time when my daughter returned to a security guard money she found at a busy area while we were out witnessing a raft race..without a SECOND THOUGHT...I was so proud of her !

 
At September 6, 2009 at 12:06 AM , Blogger Tj and Amy said...

a plaque of her handprint. amsbolda@hotmail.com

 
At September 6, 2009 at 12:07 AM , Blogger Tj and Amy said...

I subscribe to u. amsbolda@hotmail.com

 
At September 6, 2009 at 12:07 AM , Blogger Tj and Amy said...

I follow u. amsbolda@hotmail.com

 
At September 6, 2009 at 12:07 AM , Blogger Tj and Amy said...

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At September 6, 2009 at 12:07 AM , Blogger Tj and Amy said...

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At September 6, 2009 at 12:08 AM , Blogger Tj and Amy said...

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At September 6, 2009 at 4:42 AM , Blogger Melissa G. said...

My little boy made me a Welcome Home sign and it just melted my heart!

 
At September 6, 2009 at 4:42 AM , Blogger Melissa G. said...

I'm a follower.
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At September 6, 2009 at 4:43 AM , Blogger Melissa G. said...

I have your button on my sidebar.
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At September 6, 2009 at 9:59 AM , Anonymous Sidni said...

My most favorite of all hand made gifts was from my whole family. When we bought our house my husband had a slab of concert removed & replaced with all our children's hand prints in it with their names & ages. I have since had it covered with clear plastic to protect it from wear & tear. I love it!

Kewlbreez4(at)yahoo(dot)com

 
At September 6, 2009 at 10:00 AM , Anonymous Sidni said...

I'm a faithful subscriber via e-mail & I would love to win this prize. Keep up the great work!

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At September 6, 2009 at 3:55 PM , Blogger Martha said...

my most favorite was a handprint flower picture my dd did during kindergarten. She is in 3rd grade now, and it's still on the fridge.mavans@scottsboro.org

 
At September 7, 2009 at 4:32 AM , Anonymous Ally in WA said...

Best kid-made gift was the 2nd grade hand print in plaster that my son made me. He then painted the plaster and it has a hanger to hang on the wall.

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At September 7, 2009 at 4:33 AM , Anonymous Ally in WA said...

Follower (rubymoon/Ally)

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At September 7, 2009 at 11:31 AM , Blogger MoziEsm√© said...

I love everything - but photos in a handmade frame are always a hit!

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At September 7, 2009 at 11:32 AM , Blogger MoziEsm√© said...

I'm a follower...

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At September 7, 2009 at 2:32 PM , Blogger MJ said...

Plaster of Paris handprints that they made in daycare. I re-shellac the every day but my all time favorites!

mj.coward[at]gmail.com

 
At September 7, 2009 at 3:49 PM , Blogger Honey Mommy said...

My son is only three, so the best gift he has given me so far is a flower made out of pipe cleaners for Mother's day. He is such a sweetheart!

 
At September 7, 2009 at 8:14 PM , Blogger Renee said...

My niece made me some hand painted suncatchers that I still have several years later.

 
At September 7, 2009 at 8:14 PM , Blogger Renee said...

email subscriber

 
At September 8, 2009 at 8:45 AM , Blogger Mijal Photography said...

My kids are too little for any handmade gifts yet... but I'm looking forward to some!

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At September 8, 2009 at 8:45 AM , Blogger Mijal Photography said...

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At September 8, 2009 at 9:31 AM , Blogger Donna said...

The best hand made give I ever received from my daughter was a clay pot that she painted. I still have it in my bathroom and keep my combs and brushes in it (she is almost 16 now!). And all the Christmas ornaments she made and brought home for me are hung on the tree every year!

 
At September 8, 2009 at 9:35 AM , Blogger Donna said...

I subscribe.

 
At September 8, 2009 at 10:59 AM , Blogger Beth said...

plaster hand prints that the kids made in school. Love them!
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At September 8, 2009 at 10:59 AM , Blogger Beth said...

I follow and subscribe
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At September 8, 2009 at 12:29 PM , Blogger Terri said...

In 1st grade my son made me a keychain for Mother's Day that had a plastic flat bubble that holds a picture he drew of me on one side with "To the Best Mom" and the reverse side he drew his dog, Cochise with the words "The Best Dog". My daughter was 8 when she made me a beautiful Get Well Card that is a mini-book with the pages held together with a ribbon down the centerfold and at the bottom of the last page she wrote "Hallmark" with numbers like a real Hallmark card. Each page has a tiny drawing and a reason why she loves me. All of their handcrated items to me and their Dad are treasures. Now we get drawings from our granddaughter and we laugh at how very long our arms & legs are and smile because we have these wonderful blessings.
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At September 8, 2009 at 12:31 PM , Blogger Terri said...

subscriber & follower
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At September 9, 2009 at 1:12 AM , Blogger Winning Readings said...

We've posted about this at Winning Readings: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2009/09/fanny-annabelle.html

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At September 9, 2009 at 5:33 AM , Blogger Cheryl F said...

My best gift was the popsicle stick cross covered in buttons my granddaughter made me for christmas last year. She was so proud of it and told me why she selected each button she put on it.

 
At September 9, 2009 at 12:45 PM , Blogger 5webs said...

My sister-in-law's son colored me a picture, and I was touched that he had clearly put so much time and effort into it.
Alicia Webster
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At September 9, 2009 at 12:46 PM , Blogger 5webs said...

I follow your blog
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At September 9, 2009 at 1:04 PM , Blogger clallen said...

the best kid made gift that is have recvd is a plaster or cement replica of their hand print. thanks, clallen at ntin dot net

 
At September 9, 2009 at 1:06 PM , Blogger clallen said...

i sub to your emails, thanks clallen at ntin dot net (pls remove if dup. post. i had a computer glitch) thanks clallen at ntin dot net

 
At September 9, 2009 at 1:07 PM , Blogger clallen said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/clallen1971/status/3868124637 thanks clallen at ntin dot net

 
At September 9, 2009 at 2:39 PM , Blogger Marie said...

My daughter made me a wonderful ornament for our tree last Christmas which included a picture of not only her but also her brother which I thought was very sweet!

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At September 9, 2009 at 2:40 PM , Blogger Marie said...

I am a follower.

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At September 10, 2009 at 10:48 AM , Blogger Luv to Save said...

Best gift I received is a handmade card! that says I love you Mom
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At September 10, 2009 at 10:49 AM , Blogger Luv to Save said...

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At September 10, 2009 at 10:49 AM , Blogger Luv to Save said...

have your button
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At September 10, 2009 at 10:49 AM , Blogger Luv to Save said...

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At September 10, 2009 at 10:51 AM , Blogger Luv to Save said...

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At September 10, 2009 at 5:33 PM , Blogger GabbyLowe said...

My son made me a tye dye case with flowers out of a salad dressing bottle and tissue paper which I keep on my desk at work

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At September 10, 2009 at 5:33 PM , Blogger GabbyLowe said...

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At September 11, 2009 at 11:02 AM , Anonymous AZ said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

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At September 12, 2009 at 5:39 AM , Blogger JenniferB said...

I always love the handmade cards that my kids make me with the drawings- they are so cute and sweet, I keep all of them and occasionally take them out.

 
At September 12, 2009 at 1:30 PM , Blogger Becky said...

I love the picture Christmas ornaments that my kids made. We hang them now and it always reminds me of them when they were younger and how very previous they were. Well they still are only much older LOL.

Thanks!

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At September 12, 2009 at 1:31 PM , Blogger Becky said...

I am a subscriber!

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At September 12, 2009 at 9:14 PM , Blogger **Nicole** said...

All the drawings I've ever recieved from kids have been the best! All their creativity and love goes into them :)

 
At September 12, 2009 at 9:14 PM , Blogger **Nicole** said...

I'm a follower

 
At September 12, 2009 at 9:15 PM , Blogger **Nicole** said...

I have your button

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At September 13, 2009 at 7:49 PM , Blogger dolphee said...

My daughter gave me a rock that she had found in the shape of a heart and I brought it with me to the birth of my son because she couldn't be there. I still have it.

 
At September 14, 2009 at 2:17 AM , Blogger { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

My best 'kid-made' gift from my daughter is all the I love mommy...notes she wrote for me!

 
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At September 14, 2009 at 12:15 PM , Blogger "Miss" Anita said...

The best kid-made gift I've received was a piece of cardboard that my daughter cut out and wrote a special message on it for me.

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At September 14, 2009 at 12:16 PM , Blogger "Miss" Anita said...

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At September 14, 2009 at 12:16 PM , Blogger "Miss" Anita said...

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At September 14, 2009 at 12:17 PM , Blogger "Miss" Anita said...

I have your Back to School Carnival button on my blog:

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At September 14, 2009 at 12:19 PM , Blogger "Miss" Anita said...

I tweeted about this giveaway:

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At September 14, 2009 at 12:24 PM , Blogger "Miss" Anita said...

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At September 14, 2009 at 3:24 PM , Blogger sweetsue said...

My daughter made me an embossed leather key chain that says I love you mom-I still use it.
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At September 14, 2009 at 3:26 PM , Blogger sweetsue said...

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At September 14, 2009 at 6:55 PM , Blogger Island Girl said...

My favorite is hard to choose but it would have to be a swan he bought me with his own money and gave it to me when I was in the hospital after just having his baby sister by C section...he asked to be taken to a particular store, and thought of it all on his own. It was so sweet and thoughtful of an 8 year old!

 
At September 14, 2009 at 6:56 PM , Blogger Island Girl said...

I subscribe.

 
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At September 14, 2009 at 6:57 PM , Blogger Island Girl said...

I have your back to school carnival button.
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At September 15, 2009 at 10:28 PM , Blogger "Miss" Anita said...

I blogged about this giveaway:

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At September 16, 2009 at 5:52 PM , Blogger Cindy said...

It was a necklace with their picture on it! Thanks!

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At September 16, 2009 at 5:52 PM , Blogger Cindy said...

I am following!

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At September 16, 2009 at 5:53 PM , Blogger Cindy said...

I have button! 1
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I have button! 2
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Blogged!
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At September 16, 2009 at 5:56 PM , Blogger Cindy said...

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At September 16, 2009 at 7:00 PM , Blogger Natalie A. said...

I haven't received many yet, but the best one is when my niece drew me a picture at my house and told me to hang it on my fridge!

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At September 16, 2009 at 7:00 PM , Blogger Natalie A. said...

I'm a follower!

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At September 16, 2009 at 7:05 PM , Blogger Natalie A. said...

I have the back to school button up!
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At September 16, 2009 at 7:06 PM , Blogger Natalie A. said...

Tweeted!
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At September 16, 2009 at 11:57 PM , Blogger The Demille's said...

My son is too young to make me anything yet...but I look forward to that day...but the best thing made for me was when I was a nanny the little girl and boy I watched made me a picture frame that they painted...it was a mess, but I will treasure it forever!
rachel_demille@yahoo.com

 
At September 16, 2009 at 11:57 PM , Blogger The Demille's said...

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At September 18, 2009 at 5:14 PM , Blogger metalmomma said...

my daughter made a picture at church with glitter all over it. it was the first time she got to use glitter glue. not only did i get a glitter covered picture, but i got a glitter covered hug and kiss too

 
At September 19, 2009 at 4:28 AM , Blogger Sarah Osborne said...

When I was a pre-school assistant I got lots of colored pictures from the students...those were the best!

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At September 19, 2009 at 4:28 AM , Blogger Sarah Osborne said...

I follow and subscribe!

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At September 19, 2009 at 4:29 AM , Blogger Sarah Osborne said...

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At September 19, 2009 at 9:18 PM , Blogger Donna said...

My daughter made me a cute card for Mother's Day.
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At September 19, 2009 at 9:20 PM , Blogger Donna said...

I am a follower
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At September 19, 2009 at 9:21 PM , Blogger Donna said...

I put your button on my blog.
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At September 19, 2009 at 9:21 PM , Blogger Donna said...

I put your Back to School Carnival button on my blog.
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