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A Pile of Priddy Books to GiveAway…

November 17th, 2011 · 56 Comments

It occurred to me that it was time to share some GiveAways with you all… it is that time of year when there is a bit of a lull… thinking about Christmas, but not quite there yet… thinking about summer holidays… but not quite there yet… Well I thought I would brighten your day with a GiveAway. There was a little GiveAway sneaked into yesterdays post… and today I have some fantastic Priddy Books for you to take a look at.

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Boys on Safari, by Roger Priddy

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This set of books redefines easy readers… For any of you who have taught your kids to read, you know just how hard it is to find a book that your beginner reader can read with confidence… inevitably they are dead boring and repetitive. Well here is a whole set of beginner readers and there is nothing dull about them at all!!! My kids loved them. They are the stories of a young boy, his dog, Wallace, and his bear. My beginner reader loved them, he could read them to his younger siblings without too much trouble and they were indeed interesting with little twists and turns in the tale. He loved that the stories were taken from real life and that they were the true stories of a boy, his dog and his bear.

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For my younger readers… Let me just say when it comes to selecting good books: Presentation is everything. And these books come in a pack, a little cardboard suitcase with a handle, and you open it up to discover a pile of fabulous cool book inside. The illustrations are bright and funky in true Priddy style, but it was the packaging and the fact that their was a very fun dog in all the stories that made these books an absolute hit with my little ones.

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And here’s a run-down of the stories:

  • Gabe’s Busy Day: This is the story of the young boy, Gabe, and his busy first day at school… Initially Gabe is a little apprehensive, but he gets into it and his day gets busier and busier. Finally it is over and there is a wonderful reunion with his characterful dog, Wallace.
  • Wallace and the Dog Show: Wallace clearly needs a few behavior classes, and Gabe dutifully takes him along for lessons. They work hard and afterr a time little Gabe gets quite confident and enters the Summer Fair where Wallace performs some astounding tricks but not necessarily of the winning kind.
  • Wallace the Hungry Dog: More about the characterful dog Wallace, who loves doing everything with Gabe… but he is always hungry and in desperation Gabe feeds his dog until he is somewhat expanded!!! A trip to the vet and and some lifestyle changes returns poor Wallace to his usual size.
  • Boys on Safari: Typical little friends, they head off on a Safari to the park, they are looking for giraffes and they have – no luck!!! While they don’t manage giraffes they do manage a surprising rescue… before they head home to dream about more adventures.
  • Where’s Teddy?: The three best friends really do do everything together… suddenly they notice that Teddy isn’t around and a great search ensues. They search high and low but Teddy is nowhere to be found. And then Wallace is the hero of the day and there is a grand rescue and lots of joy and “living happily forever after.”

There you go – five sweet stories in a suitcase all packed and ready for your reading pleasure.

The GiveAway works in the usual way, comment before the end of this coming Sunday, 20 November 2011, and we will draw and publish the winner next week! – I won’t respond to your comments as I do on our other posts because I don’t want to be included in our own giveaway.

Our GiveAways are open to everyone: If you have won a GiveAway before never fear – enter away. If you live on the far side of the world – enter away. Postage takes forever from here but eventually it should get to you! Good luck and get commenting!!!

I received these books from Priddy Books in exchange for a review, they did not ask, or pay me to say such lovely things about their products – I said them because their books, and particularly these ones, are fantastic!!!

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Tags: Brilliant Books · Language Arts · Reviews · Se7en at School

56 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Paige // Nov 17, 2011 at 3:40 am

    Count me in! This is perfect because my beginning reader needs something more than just the super easy books right now.

  • 2 Linda B // Nov 17, 2011 at 3:54 am

    These sound fabulous! Just what my new little reader needs!

  • 3 allison // Nov 17, 2011 at 4:18 am

    looks like this is a great beginning reader series, especially appealing to boys!

  • 4 Christine // Nov 17, 2011 at 6:22 am

    I’ve got plenty of littles who would love these books… count me in, please :-)

  • 5 Shells // Nov 17, 2011 at 6:29 am

    These look great – please count us in!

  • 6 auntymuffin // Nov 17, 2011 at 7:02 am

    What a onderful gift! And in time for the Christmas season of giving!

  • 7 Krista // Nov 17, 2011 at 7:08 am

    Count us in! We’d love some easy readers!

  • 8 Kimberly // Nov 17, 2011 at 7:29 am

    These sound just perfect for my little guy who’s learning to read!

  • 9 Kim // Nov 17, 2011 at 7:37 am

    These books look amazing! I have 2 little readers who would love them and another one on the way.

  • 10 Katherine A // Nov 17, 2011 at 9:02 am

    Wow. My little ones would love these. Please count me in.

  • 11 Beth // Nov 17, 2011 at 11:31 am

    these books are great, would be an easy and fun read for my little one and would hopefully start her love for books

  • 12 Sam // Nov 17, 2011 at 11:51 am

    We have a few Priddy books and my son has loved them. These would be great for him to read to his younger brother. Thanks

  • 13 ananda // Nov 17, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Pls count us in! Cute books!

  • 14 Irma // Nov 17, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    they are really pretty. I can imagine my boy walking around with his “bag of books”! Please count us in.

  • 15 Helen // Nov 17, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    These would be fantastic to donate to the school my kids go to. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 16 lauren allott // Nov 17, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    I have 1 new reader and lots coming up to the ranks. I’m sure that they’ll love these books!
    They look stunning :)

  • 17 Rochelle // Nov 17, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Count me in, I have a little niece and nephew, they will love the pictures . :)

  • 18 Cara // Nov 17, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    My son is going to Grade 1 next year and this is just perfect for him. Please count us in!!

  • 19 Christa // Nov 17, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    Oh, enter us! My little one is just starting to read, and we could use them! Thanks for the great review either way, because now I have something for his Christmas list!

  • 20 Jess // Nov 17, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    Pick me!
    Jess´s last blog post ..The Welcoming of Curly Bear

  • 21 Ruby // Nov 17, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    I have just started homeschooling and this would be a wonderful way to build up our library.
    Ruby´s last blog post ..Happy Reunion

  • 22 jacki // Nov 17, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Would love some early readers in my house!
    jacki´s last blog post ..summer birthdays

  • 23 Reba // Nov 17, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Would love these! Lots of littles starting to read over here. Thanks for the chance!

  • 24 Melanie // Nov 17, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    What great books! Very appealing for my younger ones…

  • 25 Diane // Nov 17, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    My son would love these early readers. We love Priddy books and these would be super!!!!!!

  • 26 dhesh // Nov 17, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Another great prize!- please enter me.

  • 27 Kim Allen // Nov 17, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    ooh…another great give away! These look really great. Would love my little guy to be able to read them next year ;-) Count us in please!

  • 28 Monica // Nov 17, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    We would love these! My older son is wanting to learn to read and we have been frustrated with the boring-ness of some easy readers.
    Monica´s last blog post ..LB turns 2!

  • 29 Julia // Nov 17, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Yes please!

  • 30 Tanja // Nov 17, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    My two would love to have a set like this to help them on their way learning to read!

  • 31 Valerie // Nov 17, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    I was just looking for a book like this. Thank you.

  • 32 sherrin // Nov 17, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    Sounds perfect for when Elnathan begins to read.
    sherrin´s last blog post ..iSonto #17

  • 33 Susan@Emperorp // Nov 18, 2011 at 5:13 am

    We’d love to win these for our little ones. I’ve just discovered your blog and I’m enjoying getting acquainted with you through your posts :)

  • 34 KM // Nov 18, 2011 at 5:31 am

    I think these would make WONDERFUL little Christmas gifts!!

  • 35 Deb // Nov 18, 2011 at 8:28 am

    these look fab for beginner readers and just great to have a wonderful selection for them to work through.

  • 36 Kaaryn // Nov 18, 2011 at 10:26 am

    I would LOVE to have these!! Thank you for offering them!

  • 37 Delene // Nov 18, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Those books look great. Love Roger Priddy books.

  • 38 Margie // Nov 18, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    Thanks for the opportunity. These would make a good Christms present!

  • 39 wendy stanger (@kikicomp) // Nov 18, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    This would be just great for my little lad:)

  • 40 Fiona Martin // Nov 18, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    These really do look fab and would be perfect for my 2 as the oldest is just coming up to reading age.
    Lovely giveaway. x

  • 41 Alexis Pettie // Nov 18, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    These would be perfect for my nephew he’s just started reading and finding his school reading books boring

  • 42 Pam // Nov 18, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    My little ones would love these!

  • 43 Debbie // Nov 18, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Priddy books have been on our shelves since my boys were babies. This set looks super!

  • 44 Anita // Nov 18, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    My boy loves books so please count us in, we’d love to win these.

  • 45 Love and Lollipops // Nov 18, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    These look wonderful – I have not seen them before – would be so nice to win!
    Love and Lollipops´s last blog post ..Baby Baby {Eye-Spy Bottle}

  • 46 Katharine // Nov 18, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Wow, these look great. My oldest is just starting to learn to read, we would love these (o:
    Katharine´s last blog post ..Stone age hunters in our garden

  • 47 Sue // Nov 19, 2011 at 7:03 am

    Always looking for readers for my reluctant new reader!

  • 48 Eper // Nov 19, 2011 at 10:15 am

    We would enjoy these books, little ones as well as older ones, …I think. And thank you for your encouraging blog.

  • 49 Joanne Madgwick // Nov 19, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Spent yesterday trying to find easy readers thanks for sharing these they look fantastic!

  • 50 mandimadeit // Nov 19, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    These books look AWESOME! My boys will love them.

    xxx
    mandimadeit´s last blog post ..The Week of Crazy…

  • 51 Jackie // Nov 19, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    My kids love Priddy books. My eldest is looking for new material to read to his younger sisters!

  • 52 Aimee // Nov 20, 2011 at 1:27 am

    I think my beginning reader would love these. It would be so exciting to win!

  • 53 Angelle // Nov 20, 2011 at 4:33 am

    These are the cutest books. My little readers will adore these.

  • 54 Jocelyn Skelly // Nov 20, 2011 at 9:10 am

    always love new books for the kids!

  • 55 Kath Malan // Nov 20, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    My boys would love these!! Always great to find fun readers!

  • 56 Lillian // Nov 21, 2011 at 5:44 am

    Hi, it’s still Sunday here in the states. I have two more budding readers who would love these. Please count me in! Thanks, Lillian

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