Examining Books

Ailin Quinlan in the The Irish Examiner this morning has a two-page feature on books to buy for kids this Christmas - including a competition to win a library of children’s books. (Apologies for link - I couldn’t find the feature on the Examiner site)

Ailin has a few paragraphs with statistics from CBI alongside quotes from the VHC and Amanda Piesse (Children’s Literature lecturer in Trinity College). The recommendations are missing Irish authors which is disappointing -though Oliver Jeffers is in there. Most of the new book titles are international bestsellers but it’s the varied classic book recommendations that are pretty much on the money and make it worth reading.

Now down to business - the chance to win a mini-library of children’s books. To win answer the question below and text library and your answer to 57000:

Complete the title of the following classic children’s book; “The Very Hungry ……..?”

a: Mouse b: Worm c: Caterpillar (Click here for a clue)

Competition terms and conditions are in todays Irish Examiner and is run in association with Easons.

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  • Is there an age limit? I really want them. A lot. For posterity, I will say that I would share them with my little sister who is of suitable age to be unashamed by a library of children’s books.

    Comment | December 4, 2008
  • Nope - no age limit here. This could be all yours. (Though texts are €1 each so don’t go mad…)

    Comment | December 4, 2008
  • I want them too. Think they’ll ship them to Canada?

    Comment | December 5, 2008

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