Thursday, March 17, 2011

Pick and Draw Giveaway

He likes granola.  (So does his dad.)

Rich Davis, that is, and his dad.  I don’t know his dad’s name.  I just know he had a birthday recently.

Rich is the author of Gabe’s favorite book . . . that I can recite in my sleep.


I didn’t realize that until . . . well, until I contacted Rich a few days months ago.  We did an exchange . . . some granola for a Pick and Draw game . . . we bartered.  I felt like I was back in India.  It was great.

Firefighters to the Rescueis a very cool book.  It isn’t so much the writing that we like in this book, but the pictures. 

Have you ever noticed that when you talk about a book, you typically only mention the author?  No one remembers the illustrator, unless you are reading an Eric Carle book. 

It’s hard to NOT notice Rich’s work.

In the case of  Firefighters to the Rescue, I honestly don’t know the author.  Sorry author.  Rich really shines in this book. 

Who is Rich Davis? 


He is also the creator of a very cool card game.  A game that has really helped my 4 year old become aware of body parts.  Not that he didn’t already know where his legs, arms, eyes, and hair were.

And where farts come from.  {Ahem.}


But he never drew them until this game.

Pick and Draw.

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Which . . . this body awareness has really helped him with our Bible lessons . . . and our Bible lessons are full of drawing . . . Stick Figure drawing. 

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Anyhow, with Pick and Draw, you have 5 piles.  A pile of faces, noses, eyes, hair, and mouths. 

When it is your turn (you can also play alone), you turn over a fresh body part.  (Starting with the face.)

Draw it.


Work your way through the other body parts to create a cartoon character.


Easy.  Fun.  Great tool to throw into your purse or diaper bag.  Fabulous for workboxes. 


Wanna win a Pick and Draw game?


(Mandatory) Sample the Pick and Draw game and draw a picture here. (Let me know you did.)

  1. Become one of my fans through Google Connect if you aren't already! (It’s over there on your right . . . see all of the little people?)
  2. If you have one of Rich’s books in your home library, give yourself an entry.
  3. Tweet about this giveaway using the following :  Pick and Draw Giveaway @GranolaMom4God
  4. Tell me who can use Pick and Draw.
  5. Put my button on your blog.
  6. Buy a Pick and Draw ($10 – which is what I have done several times) for a friend and give yourself 5 extra entries.
  7. Send Rich some granola for 10 extra entries.  (You’ll have to leave 10 extra comments.)
  8. Follow me on Twitter.
  9. Tell me if you would rather read me on Facebook, Twitter, my blog site, Google Reader (or similar), or your inbox.
  10. Subscribe to my blog (I have a few other kid-related giveaways coming up).
  11. Do you think I should have a newsletter?  What would you want to see in it?

Remember, only #1 is mandatory. The rest of the entries are optional (bonus), but you MUST comment separately for each one.

The Fine Print: I will email you when you have won. You must respond within 48 hours.

Contest ends March 28, 2011 at Midnight (not that I will be awake)

This game was sent to me by Rich Davis.  In exchange, I gave an honest an free opinion of our thoughts regarding his game.

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