Enter to Win the Prestel Junior Book Giveaway! US Only, Ends 8/21

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Mommy’s Playbook is celebrating the new school year with a great giveaway hosted by The Review Wire! One lucky winner is going to receive four great books to add to your children’s library!  Each book celebrates a something about the world around them: nature and art! Can you think of a more beautiful collection of books to get the school year kicked off?
Enter to win on the easy giveaway form below, but before you leave, tell me which book you’re most excited to read in the comments below!

The Wild Garden by Cynthia Cliff

Filled with charmingly rustic illustrations of people, plants, and animals. This story about community and biodiversity introduces children to various ways things can grow and flourish in nature.
In the village of Mirren, a tidy community garden is carefully organized and tended by the townspeople. On the other side of the garden wall is a wild patch of land— a jumble of trees, a pond, and tall grassy places. While the garden is cared for in different ways throughout the seasons, Jilly and her grandfather like to visit the wild place, foraging for mushrooms, asparagus, and nuts, and watching the insects, birds and other animals. When the townspeople decide they need a bigger garden, they make plans to expand beyond the wall into the wild place. Worried about what will happen to their special piece of nature, Jilly and her grandfather come up with a plan, inviting the townspeople to discover a new kind of gardening. Their plan works and the wild place and the community garden merge harmoniously; the bees pollinate the crops, berry bushes take over a garden corner, pumpkins grow along the pond, and delicious herbs appear among the ferns. Cynthia Cliff’s lovingly detailed illustrations reveal the joys of every kind of garden, while her story offers endless opportunities to talk about healthy eating, nature, ecological gardening, and friendship.

The National Menagerie of Art:

Masterpieces from Vincent Van Goat to Lionhardo da Stinki by Thaïs Vanderheyden

Elevating serious art to the heights of pure giggle-inducing fun in this collection of cleverly reimagined masterpieces is the perfect way to introduce young readers to great art.

Even the greatest works of art will often fail to enthrall young children. But insert a funny, loveable animal into the scene, and it’s a whole different story. This delightful picture book takes artistic license as it reimagines the world’s most famous paintings for a young audience. A teddy bear surfs Hokusai’s Great Wave; a charming pig changes Mona Lisa’s smile from cryptic to comic; Munch’s scream is far less angsty on a panda’s face, while Whistler’s mother–the elephant–gives new meaning to Arrangement in Grey and Black. While it covers every major artistic school in art history, from Michelangelo and Velázquez to Kahlo and Rothko, each snort and guffaw offers an opportunity to explore the paintings in ways that will help kids remember them for the rest of their lives.

Fantastic Fruits by Olaf Hajek and Annette Roeder

A beautiful exploration of everyone’s favorite fresh food, Olaf Hajek’s brilliantly colored and uniquely stylized paintings are accompanied by informative texts that will enthrall readers of all ages.

As in his previous books, Flower Power and Veggie Power, Hajek’s whimsical, imaginative paintings—inspired by a variety of artistic traditions—situate each fruit in a fascinating cultural context. Each “portrait” features delightful pictorial clues about how the fruits are grown and consumed. Opposite the illustrations, Annette Roeder’s engaging texts offer illuminating and often surprising facts from throughout history and contemporary life. As mouthwatering as a summer peach, and as surprising as a pomegranate’s seeds, this book serves up page after page of delicious, nutritious, but most of all fun portions of fruity knowledge from all over the world.

What’s Cooking in Flowerville?

Recipes from Garden, Balcony, or Window Boxby Felicita Sala

Young cooks will learn about the edible gifts that each season brings! A warm and inviting collection of recipes from the author of What’s Cooking at 10 Garden Street. In lush double-page spreads featuring Sala’s gorgeous watercolor illustrations, we visit the yards, balconies, and rooftops where the citizens of Flowerville grow their vegetables. Each month features a different member of the town and a delicious recipe inspired by a fruit or vegetable.
From spring’s asparagus and peas and summer’s cherries, cucumbers and peppers to autumn’s pears and squash and winter’s potatoes and citrus—twelve healthy ingredients are harvested in one of the townspeople’s gardens and then used to make an easy, delicious dish. As the year comes to a close, the town gathers for a giant picnic. The recipes, which include savory and sweet pies, soups, sauces, pancakes and croquettes, embrace a wide array of cultures, and feature fresh flavors and easy-to-source ingredients. Kids will learn not only how to incorporate fruits and vegetables into meals, but also how they grow and when they ripen. The book also includes charmingly illustrated tips and tools for growing your own food. A celebration of gardening, cooking, and community, this unique and beautiful cookbook is certain to become a perennial favorite in family kitchens.
Prestel Junior Book Giveaway. Ends 8.21.22


One Winner will Prestel Junior Prize Package

What’s Cooking in Flowerville?, Fantastic Fruits, The National Menagerie of Art, 

and The Wild Garden (APV $65)

The giveaway is open US Only, 18+

The giveaway ends 8/21 at 1159 pm est

Good luck to all who enter!

All entries will be verified—only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. Any person who has won a prize (or whose household has won a prize) in any promotion sponsored by the Sponsor in the past thirty (30) days before this contest start date is not eligible to win a prize in this contest. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Entrants who have created social accounts purely to enter Competitions or Sweepstakes will not be eligible to win. All social accounts used must be public.

The winner will be chosen randomly through Sweep Widget and contacted via email. A reply to the winning email is required within 48 hours before a new winner is chosen—void where prohibited by law. The Review Wire, Mommy’s Playbook, and additional participating bloggers are not responsible for the prize shipment. One person entering per household, please.

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2 thoughts on “Enter to Win the Prestel Junior Book Giveaway! US Only, Ends 8/21

    • Hi Leela,

      Thank you for entering to win the Prestel Junior Book Giveaway here at Mommy’s Playbook. The giveaway form automatically should load for you, it does for me on my laptop and my cell phone. Maybe try reloading the page? If that doesn’t work, you can also visit The Review Wire and see if the giveaway loads for you from their blog instead.

      Have a great week,



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