Raincoast Books – Oh Canada! ~Giveaway

Guess what! It’s only 31 days until Canada Day! And a whoopin’ big anniversary this year is! Not everyone gets to be 150! Haha! Of course, in European standards, we’re hardly past being a toddler! Oh well, it takes time to be a grownup!

Speaking of toddlers and Canada Day, I have two super fun board books to tell you about! They are both written by the talented Trish Madson and are illustrated by equally talented David W Miles! I remember thinking once upon a time (back when I was young and foolish!) that writing a kid’s book didn’t take much effort/talent. Then our English teacher had us write one – in maybe Grade 6 or so? Hokey doodles! I am NOT an author! I couldn’t come up with any ideas. Needless to say – I have a lot more respect now for authors of any genre! And illustrators – well – they’re so talented I can’t even come close to touching them!

The first book is called C is for Canada – A Canuck ABC Primer. It’s a super cute book featuring Canadian items for each letter of the alphabet! There are couple letters whose item is perhaps a bit too big of a word for the little kids that will be reading a board book, but they’re still fun books to read. It starts with “A is for Arctic Char” and moves through a few more before getting to one of my favorites – “E is for Eh?” Tee hee. I like the fact that some of the letters are represented by things, some are by places, and some are by animals! My other favorite is “Z is for Zamboni”! Now that’s a true Canadian thing!

The second book is called Let’s Count Canada – Numbers and Colours of the True North
This books goes through numbers 1 to 10 and I like how each one has a wee description – rather than just saying “5 saskatoons”, instead it’s “5 purple saskatoons hang on a branch.” Naturally, the last one is the best, since it says “10 red maple leaves make Canada the best!”

Both of these books are sweet kids’ books that would make any little one happy! The illustrations are bright and colorful and grab your attention. And I’ve always been drawn to books like this that are about Canada! It’s nice to see books highlighting the highlights in our country – we might as well teach our children young about all the great things in Canada! And a special thanks to Trish and David – considering neither of them are Canadian – they did a great job of representing Canada!


Yup, one of you lucky readers is going to win a copy of BOTH of these books! You’ll have them in time for Canada Day and you can celebrate by sitting down and reading to a little one! Please use the entry form below, open to Canadians only, please! Contest ends on June 20, 2017.

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  1. Allie f says:

    I haven’t only the fireworks!

  2. We go to the fireworks

  3. I haven’t watched a Canada Day parade but we love watching the fireworks.

  4. Marilyn Legault says:

    Our small town has a Canada Day parade every year that we watch.

  5. Lynda Cook says:

    No I have not, we don’t have any parades around here, but we do have lots of fireworks and they are just as fun!!

  6. I haven’t but I have joined celebrations. A parade would be fun though.

  7. kathy downey says:

    I have watched a Canada Day parade in my home town!

  8. Yes, I’ve watched Canada Day parades before and quite enjoy them!

  9. We do not have a Canada parade where I am, so no.

  10. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I haven’t but our little town might be having one this year. 🙂

  11. Lee-Ann S says:

    No I haven’t watched a Canada Day parade.

  12. Nope we’re usually out camping that weekend or we will be this year anyways

  13. Carole D says:

    We, we do not have a Canada Day parade were I live, but we have a multicultural event and fireworks!

  14. I have watched a Canada Day parade when I was living in Ottawa.

  15. Shirleyp says:

    No I havent

  16. Laurie P says:

    There hasn’t been a parade here for Canada Day! Would be nice tho 🙂

  17. Janet M says:

    Yes, we often go to Canada day parades.

  18. Yes, I watched once, usually on TV!

  19. Dianne G. says:

    I have watched many Canada Day Parades in the town my hubby was from. They have one every year.

  20. Betty S says:

    I watched the Canada Day Parades when my children were younger, now I enjoy them with our grandchildren

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