Saturday, 29 April 2017

Mother's Day Picture Books & A Giveaway!

Mother's Day is fast approaching, and I am giving away two picture books to celebrate!  

The first book that I am giving away is I Love My Mummy, which is written by award-winning Giles Andreae, and illustrated by Emma Dodd. 

With its rhyming verse and delightful pictures, this book tells the story of the beautiful relationship that a mother and her child share. 
It is targeted at an audience of 5 and under, making it ideal to read to your young child before bedtime, or story time. 

The second book that I am giving away is The Messy Mother's Day, which is illustrated by Sydney-based freelance illustrator Lucie Billingsley.

Sophie, Jake, and their dad want to make this Mother's Day the best one yet.  But when Baxter, the family dog, joins in to help, things don't go quite as smoothly as they had planned...

I love the illustrations in this book; they are vibrant and capture the character's expressions perfectly. This is a great book to read out loud with your children.

Now, for the giveaway! 

There will be two winners. One will receive a paperback copy of I Love My Mummy, (RRP $15.99) and the second winner will receive a paperback copy of The Messy Mother's Day (RRP $14.99). Please note that I will post out the books once I have the winner's details, but I can not guarantee that they'll arrive in time for Mother's Day, but will do my best to ensure they do!

If you'd like to enter, you need to: 

Be a follower of my blog (either by liking my Facebook page/twitter/Instagram, or following via email or bloglovin' - I don't mind which one you opt for but you must do at least one please), and

Answer in the comments section below:

What do you love about Mother's Day? 

Or what would be your ideal Mother's Day, and why?

**Get creative, and please include your email with your answer so I can contact you if you're one of the lucky winners!**

Terms & Conditions:

1. This giveaway is open to residents of Australia only. Total prize pool is $31 plus postage. 
2. Giveaway closes on 7th May 2017, 9 pm. Winner/s will be contacted via email within 24 hours. Failure to receive a response from the winner/s will mean the prize is forfeited and a new winner/s  will be chosen.
3. Winner will be selected on a basis of skill, not chance - the most creative and/or interesting answer deemed by the judge/s wins. 
4. The prize is not redeemable for cash.
5. In  The Good Books blog will not be responsible for items that go missing through Australia Post postal services.
6. This promotion is not associated or endorsed by Facebook.
7. Those who 'unlike' or 'unfollow' after the giveaway ends will be disqualified from entering future giveaways.


  1. Mother's Day is a great reminder to loved ones. It's like a neon sign that proclaims "All time superhero lives here". A time to reflect upon how awesome we mothers are. I know that this is how I feel about my own mother. I love that Mother's Day gives us another excuse to spoil our precious ones.


  2. I love the fact that it is all about mums, the unsung heroes in a lot of cases. My brother and I have organised a gift voucher for our mum for her favourite massage lady, she will love this as she hasn't been able to go due to breast cancer (mastectomy followed by chemo). We won't see her on the day as I am interstate and my brother is over two hours away but we will FaceTime with her.
    As for me, this will be my third Mother's Day and all I have asked for the last two years is a sleep in (which hasn't happened yet), and I will ask the same again this year! Let's see if it happens this year! So, a sleep in followed by a nice breakfast and some me-time would be perfect.

  3. Mothers' day is the day of the year I get gifted false hopes of getting to sleep-in on XD
    ... pfaftle(AT)gmail(DOT)com ...

  4. A great giveaway...I especially love the sound of the messy mother's day. aaah dogs and loveable chaos. #TeamLovinLife

  5. All I want is a long bath and a glass of bubbles, with something fab to read! :) (following on fb though not sure if my privacy settings allow you to see that :) )

  6. David Braybrooke4 May 2017 at 17:17

    Mother's Day is great because the givers and nurturers of life (the Mums) are pampered and treated like Queens for the day! 👸🏽
    Long may they reign!

  7. Such a wonderful giveaway - they look to be beautiful books and perfect for this time of year! :-) #TeamLovinLife

  8. My ideal Mother's Day would involve a sleep in past 5.30a.m. (I'll even take 6a.m.!), snuggles with my 5 year old who loves to make me bacon and egg muffins for breakfast with Dad, a bath with a good book followed by afternoon tea with all 3 of my children and my own lovely Mum - perfect!

  9. forgot to add my email sorry:

  10. I love miss 7 lets me sleep in and have my first coffee in the quiet


  12. I love a day all about me! Haha just kidding. I love being able to thank mum for putting up with me for all these years.

  13. Mother's Day means the world to me
    because I get to relax with a cup of tea!
    Some breakfast in bed, brought to me on a tray,
    really does make it the perfect day.
    Cuddles from my kids and some beautiful flowers
    makes me want this day to last for hours.
    I love Mother's Day because it is a day for me...
    and a day for being appreciated by my family!

  14. I love the personalised gifts & cards my children give me for Mother's Day. So much effort & love goes into them.


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