Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Today I am hosting my first book giveaway! I've been fortunate to be a winner on other blog contests, so I'm spreading the love. Plus I want to celebrate fellow blogger Douglas Florian's newest book release, Dinothesaurus!

Here's the scoop:

I am giving away a brand new, hot off the presses copy of Dinothesaurus: Prehistoric Poems and Paintings by author/illustrator Douglas Florian!

What do you need to do you ask? It's easy and fun! I'm a lifelong fan of poetry, so I'm going to ask you to write me a short little ditty.
Please write a haiku (a poem with 5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables) or a couplet (a two line poem that rhymes) in the comment section on this post! Any topic!
I will hold this contest open until noon on Saturday the 14th. Then one of my poetry loving kids will pick a name out of a hat.
If you mention my contest on your blog (and tell me about it), I'll put your name in another time!
I'm looking forward to your poems!


Suzanne Casamento said...

I'm going crazy
Listening to Rena's song
Hope it don't last long

LOL! I'm cracking myself up. I just came to your site from Rena's and "I Go Crazy" was still playing as I read your entry.

Maybe I am crazy. ;)

Amber Lough said...

She's riding a horse
galloping all the way there
to the open sea

Not the best, but I'm buzzing a bit from finally getting some work done on my book today.

PJ Hoover said...

Clutter in the house
No sentimental value

Guess what I'm doing over Spring break?

Kim Kasch said...

Lizards grew big then.
Amber on the ocean floor
Not much any more.

Brenda said...

I am sooo bad at poetry! So good luck to all the talented entries!

Kelly said...

Love the poems so far! Brenda, I'll put your name in, too!

Solvang Sherrie said...

I suck at writing rhyme
I'll try some other time

Amber Lough said...

PJ, that's what we're doing this weekend. My pack-rat husband actually suggested it. Whew!

poemhome said...

Thanks so much Kelly! If anyone wants a signed bookplate let me know.

Big Plain V said...

How bout a limerick? Can I do a limerick? I love limericks. I've won two limerick contests. But I do it for love -- not prizes.

"There once was a cold glass of beer..."

Paul Michael Murphy said...

I would "love" to see a limerick. Is that enough to pull one out of you, V?

Here's my entry:

My cell phone buzzes
in the pocket of my pants
Feels pretty darn good

Kelly said...

Thanks, Douglas! That would be great!

Kelly said...

V- A G-rated limerick would work just fine!

Katie Darby said...

Going to Nashville
to see Ryan Adams play
Life is so good now


adrienne said...

I was going to try a haiku, but there aren't enough couplets here...

It rained cats and dogs the other day,
Now these furry puddles won’t go away.


Kelly said...

Have fun at the concert, Katie!
Cute poem, Adrienne!!

Anonymous said...

Hulking Dinosaurs-
shrunken for their book jackets,
come rest on my shelves.

I enjoy your blog! Thanks for the contest! Good luck!!!

Carol said...

Florian's poetry is so fine,
I'd love it if this book was mine!

tess said...

Last verse I read left scar tissue
The only cure is this new issue

Christina Farley said...

I just can't write poetry but I had fun reading everyone elses!

Nora MacFarlane said...

Daughter is intrigued
A dinosaur lexicon?
Kind-of. Hope I win!

Nora MacFarlane said...

I'm late, I know, but I still had to try...