The Other Half and I met doing a literature degree. I’d like to say our eyes met across the library… but in reality, I was playing Tetris (I know, so retro) in a lecture and he was sleeping on the desk next to me. We bonded over our shared hatred of Medieval English and a love of skiing. My mum also loves books (I’m actually named after a character from Little Women) and Little Miss’ Odd Mother would die for books – she’s a literary agent’s assistant, not a weirdo.
Little Miss has shown a true love of books since a young age. Even at just 9 months, she would sit and flip through the a board book on her own.
I’d often notice the apartment was suddenly still and quiet. (Cue panic.) And half the time I’d find her simply sitting quietly on the floor of her room with every book pulled off the shelf surrounding her on the floor.
(The other half of the time she would have climbed in the shower in the dark or be chewing on an iPhone charger… I digress…)
So when Parragon Books asked me if I’d like to become a ‘Book Buddy’ I jumped at the opportunity. Each month, they send Little Miss a new book to explore. And each month, I write about it. Winning!
So to celebrate our new partnership with Parragon, we’re giving away A Collection of Nursery Rhymes to one lucky reader.
This collection of over 100 nursery rhymes is part of Parragon’s Cute As A Button range, beautifully illustrated by Annabelle Ozanne. She layers and sews material and using a technique called freehand machine embroidery – or as Annabelle calls it, ‘doodling with thread’. She then photographs the end result to create the unusual look and feel of these books.
We started introducing Little Miss to paper pages at around 18 months – with mixed results. So A Collection arrived just at the right time. She was instantly taken with it; she loves singing so it was always likely to be a winner. But she also seemed very taken with the illustrations; detailed enough to hold her attention but not overwhelming for younger readers.
A Collection has all the classics and has reminded me of some I’d forgotten all about. For some, it even tells you the actions – just in case you didn’t know to rock throughout Seesaw, Margery Daw…
And the first thing I thought when I opened the package was what a lovely gift this would make; the perfect addition to any nursery and is very reasonably priced (RRP: £8.99)
So, to enter, simply comment below with your favourite childhood nursery rhyme.
1. The prize is one A Collection of Nursery Rhymes (ISBN 978-1-4723-7915-3) published by Parragon Books Ltd.
2. Entrants must be age 18+. UK entrants only. One entry per person.
3.The competition will run from 8am on Saturday, October 10, 2015 to 8pm on Saturday, October 31, 2015.
4.The winner will be chosen by an independent adjudicator on Sunday, October 18, 2015.
5.The winner will be notified within three days of the competition closing. In the event that the winner does not respond within one week of being notified, a new winner will be chosen. Finding Our Feet holds the right to chose an alternate winner if the original winner does not comply with the T&Cs.
7. The prize will be sent via Royal Mail first class post to the winner’s nominated address within five working days of Finding Our Feet receiving their nominated address. Delivery is subject to Royal Mail estimated delivery times and Finding Our Feet cannot be held responsible for loss or damage of the prize once it has been sent.
The prize was provided for free by Parragon Books Ltd to be reviewed by Finding Our Feet. Parragon Books Ltd is not involved any further than that in this give away. For more information on this competition or our affiliation with Parragon Books Ltd, contact Amie Caitlin, owner of Finding Our Feet, via email at email@example.com.