Wednesday, March 21, 2012

SwellChel Does Easter: GIVEAWAY!! The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes


It's GIVEAWAY TIME!

I wanted to celebrate my little blog reaching 
10,000 page views since I started it last August!


My favorite Easter book since I was a child is

It's the sweetest little story about a country bunny striving to become one of the next "Easter Bunnies" despite her responsibilities as a mother of 21 children.  It's beautifully illustrated and has a wonderful message.   

Last year I came across this post from Serendipity.  She had proudly displayed her copy of the book and had also spray painted a little pair of shoes gold to also display!  I couldn't wait to do the same ...


I am giving away TWO copies of "The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes."  (There will be two winners)  If you already own it you can still enter so you can give it as a gift :)

To enter, leave a comment on THIS post and tell me what your favorite Easter book is, or if you don't have one maybe share a favorite Easter tradition!


You can enter until 11:59 pm on this Sunday, March 25th.  I will announce the winner Monday morning!

If you are interested come and check out 
my Easter Board on Pinterest here.

14 comments:

Natalie said...

The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown
It's not really an Easter book per say, but it's my favorite bunny book. :)

Ali said...

I Am a Bunny by Ole Risom. :) Congrats Chelsea!

Jenae said...

The favorite at our house this year is Max's Chocolate Chicken. It is a Max and Ruby book. :)

Jen Gillespie said...

I, sadly, don't have a favorite easter book. I'm hoping to start some traditions with my kids this year to establish more memories. But one thing we like to do is have our easter bunny on Saturday with the Easter egg hunts and everything. Then we reserve Sunday to focus on the real meaning of Easter. Thanks for doing the giveaway!

Vilate said...

I Love this Chel!

Patty726 said...

I loved, loved, loved that book. The pictures in it are so awesome and I thought it was so cool that she could be the Easter Bunny and still be a great mom to all those little bunnies. Especially loved the little bunny that had the job of pulling out her chair:)

Emily said...

I don't have a favorite Easter book but this one sounds so cute. Our Easter tradition is to have the Easter Bunny come on Friday night and Saturday is Bunny Day. That was we can focus on the Savior on Easter Sunday.

shan said...

Sounds like a cute book! For Easter we do the 12 eggs with the symbols of Easter inside and of course all the usual candy and egg hunts!

Heather said...

I'm not sure that I have a favorite Easter book, but I love coloring Easter eggs!

JuliaTheGoolia said...

I love the runaway bunny but this is such a cute idea and if I get a copy I might put it on display with the golden shoes too!

ggerken said...

I am so glad you did a post about this book because it brought back childhood memories for me. I used to read it as a child with my cousin who is the same age. He used to tell me he was going to have over 20 kids one day like the bunny...LOL. I forgot about this book until this post and don't have it. It would be great to share with my kids.
My favorite Easter book has been Peter Cottontail (the one that plays music).

Megan said...

I would love to add this to our book collection! Miley loves books with "hops" in them! One of my family's Easter traditions was doing an Easter Egg Hunt at my Grandma's house. She has a HUGE backyard! One year we all got 3 foot inflatable bunnies!

C World said...

This is my favorite bunny book!!

Debbie said...

I remember this book from my own kindergarten days in the 1950s. When I became a kindergarten teacher myself, I shared this book with my students. When I became a mother, I shared it with my sons. It's a great story about tolerance, both of racel and of gender. There are 2 reasons I connected with this story of the the country bunny, who taught her children responsible jobs around the house and bravely delivered a special Easter egg to a sick child. My own grandmother was one of 11 children, 10 of whom survived to adulthood. Seven of those children were girls. While my grandmother's brothers helped with farm chores, the 7 daughters were taught household chores with each one being assigned a specific task, such as cooking, baking, cleaning, washing, ironing, sewing or gardening just as the bunnies in the story, My grandmother said that when she got married, she knew how to clean, but really didn't have much experience with the other household jobs because her sisters did those! The other reason I connected with this book was that in grade school, I was given a panoramic Easter egg, like the one the Country Bunny delivers on her perilous journey. Before bedtime, I would peer into the little hole and survey the magical scene. When my boys were in elementary school, I found the decorations for making our own sugared panoramic, and the boys enjoyed placing little bunnies inside the eggs. We kept those eggs for several Easters until the decorations fell off. I'd love to have another copy of the book which I can share with my granddaughters.