Aaron Blabey Holiday Prize Pack Give Away!

This month, I am giving you all a chance to win a children’s book prize pack from Scholastic Press! The prize pack includes the two most recent picture books from Aaron Blabey, “Pig the Elf” and “Thelma the Unicorn,” a unicorn and a tree shaped cookie cutters, and a Pig the Elf Christmas ornament.

Scholastic sent me the prize pack to give away to one lucky reader within the United States.

Pig the Elf is the latest offering in Blabey’s Pig the Pug series. Pig is an ill-tempered, rude, greedy pug who is expecting a lot from Santa for Christmas. Trevor, the sweet dachshund, is just thankful that Santa is coming. When nighttime arrives, Trevor goes to bed like a good dog, but Pig decides to stay up late to catch the jolly old elf in action. Santa comes down the chimney and leaves presents for both pups. Pig is not satisfied with the amount he is given and decides to take matters into his own paws.

Parents and teachers will be able to expand upon this humor-filled story to include lessons about being greedy. The expressive and colorful illustrations contribute greatly to the story. The book is told in a wonderful sing-song rhyme that never feels forced or off meter. I think kids will like the book even if Pig continues to be a… pig.

I absolutely loved “,” the second book being given away. Thelma is a little pony who wants to be a unicorn. Her donkey friend Otis thinks she is fine as who she is, but Thelma is not satisfied. She finds a carrot and puts it on her head, to pretend she is a unicorn. But then a roadside incident leaves Thelma covered in pink paint and glitter. People mistake her for a unicorn, and it brings her instant fame. Her fans follow her everywhere and everybody knows who Thelma is. Yet she starts to realize that being well-known is not always the best thing, especially when they don’t really know who you are.

This book is such a sweet little story. It has a message of being who you are and how being famous isn’t always the best thing. The story is again told in rhyme, and is an excellent example of poetry. The illustrations are bright, and the cartoon look is perfect for the story. The reader gets a great feel for the story and kids will definitely enjoy reading about the pony who wants to be a unicorn.

I am offering these two picture books and the rest of the prize pack to one winner who comments on the blog post from December 1st to December 19th. The winner will be announced on December 20th. To enter, comment at the bottom of this post!

Best of Luck and Glad Tidings and Happy Holidays to you all!

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30 replies

  1. Thanks for the contest, Erik! These look like great books!

  2. I found out about Aaron Blabey’s books because I’m a big fan of his acting work–he’s delightful and comedic! I highly recommend that everyone buy the DVDs for his series “CrashBurn.” It’s about this young couple and this cynical older couple and it’s got the most wonderful performance by the actress Liz Burch, who usually has the most thankless “mom” roles in various TV series.

    It’s great that Blabey is so successful in his career as an author!

  3. Mom and I LOVE Pig the Pug for obvious reasons. But I’m not sure I agree with Thelma about being famous. It’s all I ever wanted! Maybe I need to read that book….

    Love and licks,

  4. Hi, the books sound really nice. I’m sure the kids will love them. Who doesn’t was to be a unicorn? However, I can see the problems that fame could bring the little donkey and hope she learned to be herself and not someone else. 😀 Thanks! Barbara

  5. Both books sound like they are entertaining reads for kids. I know some children who’d adore these books. Great review!

  6. That eager, giddy smile of Thelma’s made me snort. And Pig the Pug is always awesome.

    Ooh, lemme win the prizes!

  7. These both look like such fun books! My kids would love them!!

  8. Great reviews, Erik! Having been a dachshund owner, would love to win a copy of Pig the Elf.

  9. Awesome Erik! I know some kids who would love these books!

  10. I would really love to win this!

  11. These look so delightful! Thank you for the chance to win! Cheers! xo

  12. My children and I love reading together. This is a new author to us, would love to read them!

  13. Adorable illustrations and great messages! Love these books!

  14. These beautiful and thoughtful books would be a great gift for my son this Christmas
    Thank You for the chance!


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