Thursday, December 11, 2014

Help a Heron Out Hand Out


I got up close and personal with this great blue heron.  He didn't care a lick about me snapping his photo.  He was too busy staring intently at a fisherman at Lover's Key State Park in Florida.  And the fisherman's pail of fish.  I'm unsure if the heron got his helping. 


And speaking of licks.  My illustrated Kookaburra has his tongue wrapped around a gum drop. Yum. It's an illustration of the classic nursery rhyme Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree. 


And you'll find it in volume 2 of these books I'm handing out!  Each book is filled with fun illustrated nursery rhymes by the members of CBIG  The children's book illustrators guild of Minnesota.  They would make a great Christmas gift for the little ones in your life. You can find them on Amazon.


I'm also adding a copy of my book Maya Monkey. It's also available on Amazon.  I illustrated Maya for Teacher Created Materials last year.  But I didn't do a giveaway for her.  Until now.

 To enter the giveaway just be sure you're following me in my side bar and mention the giveaway in your comment.  Then I'll pick two winners.  One will receive a free copy of CBIG volume 1 and a copy of Maya Monkey and the other will receive CBIG volume 2 and Maya Monkey. I'll be sure to get them in the mail for Christmas!

P.S.  As of December 16th I've decided to discontinue the giveaway.  Because after 22 comments and 5 days I've only had 1 person enter the contest.  That makes me feel like a scrooge.  And at this point I wouldn't be able to alert the winners, acquire their address and get those books in their stocking by Christmas morning.  Plus, next week I just want to wish everyone Merry Christmas instead of Bah Humbug.  Bummer.

  

25 comments:

Hilary said...

Love the kookaburra illustration.. so whimsical. And that's an amazing photo of the heron. Very well done.

Maggid said...

So beautiful - so close - so amazing! Thank you for the story book tips . . -
on my way to check it out now.

ladyfi said...

Lovely illustrations and a gorgeous heron shot.

Lady Lilith said...

Pretty nice books.

DJan said...

Since I just won your latest giveaway, don't enter me in this one, but I'm going over to Amazon to order these books for a six-year-old friend! :-)

Tweedles -- that's me said...

wow!!
and that blue heron,, wow!!
love
tweedles

Gauri Kulkarni said...

Nice books!!! Love the close up shot :)

Stewart M said...

Great portrait of the heron - got nice views of a kookaburra on the walk home from work yesterday!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

carol l mckenna said...

Amazing heron shot! Fabulous!

Happy Weekend to you,
artmusedog and carol

Margaret Adamson said...

That is a stunning heron shot. Have a lovely weekend.

eileeninmd said...

Awesome shot of the heron. The books look nice, wonderful illustrations.. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Beatriz said...

Hello Sharon!
It must be very nice to wake up and see a blue heron like this!
By the way, your books are lovely, congratulations!!!

Hugs from Brazil

<°)))< Bia

bettyl-NZ said...

That's a wonderful shot of the heron, so much detail is visible! I remember singing the kookaburra song in grade school :)

Anni said...

My goodness....wow. I'm speechless. What a grand close up image of the heron.

Thanks for sharing your link here this weekend!! Have a happy week ahead.

Barb said...

That heron was keeping an eye on the fish. Looks sunny and warm in the photo - snowing here.

DeniseinVA said...

Wonderful books and beautifully illustrated. Thank you for your visit, I have certainly enjoyed mine here. I will also put you on my 'blog-roll' blog so that I can come back. I am new I know but I would like to be added to the giveway. Thank you so much for offering :) I will also become a follower.

DeniseinVA said...

I'm happy to say I am already a follower of your blog but I have added you to my blog roll blog.

Hannah said...

The close-up of the Blue Heron's face is wonderful, I like being able to see the blue around its eye and beak. Great shot!

TexWisGirl said...

sweet books! don't enter me as i don't have any little ones to give them to. :) lovely gbh shot!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I love how much color is in your illustrations! Sure, count me in on the giveaway.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Both your books are adorable! Someone is going to be very lucky.

Creations By Mit said...

I always enjoy your photos, but WOW~!! That heron shot is really stunning!!! And the kookaburra illo is fantastic & FUN!!!!

theflutteringleaf said...

Lovely shot of this Beautiful Heron.

Margaret Adamson said...

Stunning shot of the Heron

Marie said...

Sorry your give-away didn't work out. You are very talented and I think this would make an awesome give-away maybe at a later time. Try again.