Tuesday, April 26, 2011

PROFESSOR BINGO PRESENTS: ANGELINA BALLERINA FOUR BOOK SET GIVEAWAY

WELCOME TO BOOKIN' WITH BINGO'S
"PROFESSOR BINGO  PRESENTS DAY" 
I'M EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THIS TUESDAY'S
"PROFESSOR BINGO PRESENTS DAY" IS...
 AN ANGELINA BALLERINA FOUR BOOK SET
GIVEAWAY ENDED
BY KATHARINE HOLABIRD
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Katharine Holabird’s first children’s book, Angelina Ballerina, was published in 1983. The famous dancing mouseling will celebrate her 25th anniversary in 2008, and some special events are being planned…

Katharine Holabird grew up in an artistic household in Chicago, the second of four daughters. As a child, she lived in an imaginary world of fairy tales, princesses, and ballerinas, and loved to perform and dance with her sisters.
 
Annual invitations to attend the ballet with her grandmother made a deep impression.
“As a young child I was thrilled by Cinderella, Swan Lake, and The Nutcracker," Katharine remembers. Katharine was an avid reader who loved fantasy and tales of heroic animals. "I also loved the secret world of books," says Katharine, "and was delighted to discover I could create characters of my own."

After graduating from the Francis Parker School in Chicago, Katharine attended Bennington College in Vermont. She received a B.A. in Literature from Bennington in 1969, and then worked as a literary editor at the college for a year. The following year she went to Italy, where she became a free-lance journalist. In 1974, Katharine married and moved with her husband, Michael Haggiag, to London, England. In London, Katharine continued to write and also worked as a nursery school teacher until the birth of her first daughter, Tara, in 1976. Another daughter, Alexandra, was born in 1979, and a son, Adam, was born in 1983.

Katharine was already the mother of young children when she created Angelina Ballerina in 1983. “Tara and Alexandra loved to dress up and dance around the house together, just as I loved dancing with my sisters when we were children. My daughters were passionate about pink tutus and ballet lessons, and I was struck by all the daily drama of their lives, both in and out of ballet class. The courage and determination it takes to be a small performer impressed me, as did all the emotional upheavals that take place behind the scenes. Although he was a boy, my son Adam loved to copy his sisters in a comical way, and was brilliant at play-acting. Adam was the inspiration for Angelina’s adorable little cousin, Henry.”

Katharine wrote the first draft of ‘Angelina Ballerina’ at the kitchen table with her daughters twirling around her. “I thought about all the young children who are thrilled by performing and dancing, just like my daughters, and sat down to write about a small star with enormous dreams. Before long, the impulsive and highly emotional character of Angelina leapt onto the page.”

Along with her passion for the limelight, Angelina's feisty character is familiar to many children, Katharine believes, “Angelina is highly sensitive like many young children. She easily loses her temper and bursts into tears, and then she struggles to get over it and apologize.”

“Nobody is perfect,” Katharine continues, “Children are familiar with Angelina’s outbursts and emotional upheavals because they experience exactly the same feelings themselves. But no matter how hard Angelina may struggle with her conscience, they know she’ll always try to do the right thing in the end.”


ABOUT THE BOOKS:
ANGELINA AND THE RAG DOLL
Angelina decides she’s much too grown-up for the babyish rag doll her grandfather gave her, so she gives it away—and then has second thoughts. In the meantime, Miss Lilly has picked her to help teach the beginners’ ballet class. Here’s a sweet, funny story about the real meaning of growing up, starring everyone’s favorite mouseling.

ANGELINA'S SPECIAL WEEK (WITH POSTER AND STICKERS)
Readers follow Angelina’s busy week in this sweet book. Then they can keep track of their own busy schedules with a pullout days-of-the-week poster and stickers.


ANGELINA'S LUCKY PENNY
Angelina just can’t seem to get her steps right while rehearsing for a big audition. Worst of all, Priscilla Pinkpaws is spot-on—and she won’t stop bragging about it. Angelina’s determined to perfect her moves in time for the audition until she stumbles upon a lucky penny that seems to change her fortunes. Can Angelina rely on luck instead of hard work to land the part? 

ANGELINA'S HALLOWEEN (Save until Halloween?)
Trick-or-treat with Angelina Ballerina! For Halloween, Angelina and her friend Alice make glorious firefly costumes—complete with delicate wings and tiaras. Angelina’s little sister, Polly, wants to be a pretty firefly too. But Angelina thinks she’s too little. Polly settles for dressing up as a ghost, and on Halloween night, gives Angelina a surprise scare!

GIVEAWAY

I HAVE ONE BRAND NEW PAPERBACK SET 
THAT INCLUDES ALL 4 BOOKS THAT I AM 
PERSONALLY GIVING AWAY
 
--U.S. AND CANADIAN RESIDENTS ONLY
--NO P. O. BOXES, PLEASE
--INCLUDE EMAIL ADDRESS IN COMMENT
--ALL ENTRIES/COMMENTS MUST BE
SEPARATE IN ORDER TO COUNT
AS MORE THAN ONE ENTRY

HOW TO ENTER:

+1 ENTRY:
COMMENT ON WHICH OF THE FOUR BOOKS ABOVE YOU THINK YOU (OR YOUR LITTLE ONE) WOULD LIKE THE BEST IF YOU HAD TO CHOOSE OR EVEN AFTER YOU HAD READ THEM ALL

+1 MORE ENTRY:
BLOG OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND LEAVE A LINK I CAN FOLLOW IN THE ENTRY


+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON SOMETHING YOU FIND INTERESTING WHEN YOU VISIT AUTHOR KATHARINE HOLABIRD'S WEBSITE HERE

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT IF YOU FOLLOW MY BLOG AND TELL HOW. IF YOU FOLLOW MORE THAN ONE WAY, YOU MAY COMMENT ON EACH WAY SEPARATELY FOR DIFFERENT ENTRIES.
GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST, MAY 13
GOOD LUCK!

106 comments:

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ANGELINA'S SPECIAL WEEK (WITH POSTER AND STICKERS)

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She will surely like Angelina and the Rag Doll.
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My First Cookbook & Angelina Ballerina's Ballet Fun Activity Book seems to be interesting too.
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debbie said...

I think angelina's halloween sounds really cute.
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Angelina at Halloween. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

Steve Capell said...

My grandson would love them all but I think he would really like the Halloween book the best. Thanks for the opportunity.

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Margie said...

My daughter absolutely loved Angelina when she was a child. The illustrations are just precious!
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I saw that Angelina is celebrating her 25th anniversary.
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Margie said...

I think The Lucky Penny would be good! (I think this should have been my first entry.)
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Angelina and the Lucky Penny would be great. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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This is a great website. Angelina is celebrating this year. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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Angelina and the Rag Doll. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

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Lisa R/alterlisa said...

Angelina's Halloween would be my granddaughter's choice as she loves "scary" books.

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Tina said...

I'd love to have any of them, but the Halloween one looks especially fun.

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Christa said...

I think my niece would like Angelina's Special Week best because she loves stickers! I got her the Angelina Ballerina toy for her birthday, so I bet she would love these books to go along with it!

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Christa said...

Just tweeted about this giveaway!
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Christa said...

I visited Katherine Holabird's website and found it interesting that Angelina Ballerina was first created in 1983!

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Pat L. said...

Angelina and the Lucky Penny.

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Debbie Kennedy said...

My girls would definitely love the Lucky Penny book - they love money!
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Brimful Curiosities said...

We pulled out our Angelina books this week and we are reading Angelina and the Royal Wedding and Angelina and the Princess. We haven't read any of the books in your giveaway set but I think my daughter would most like Angelina and the Rag Doll. Thanks for the giveaway.

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I visited Holabird's website and learned that in 2006, Katharine and Angelina attended the Queen’s 80th Birthday party at Buckingham Palace.
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Carole Spring said...

I think my granddaughter's favorite will be Angelina and The Rag Doll.
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'Charlotte’s Web' and 'Black Beauty' were two of Katharine Holabird's favorite childhood books.
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Anonymous said...

My daughter would love Angelina's Special Week and the stickers.

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I would love to read Angelina's Halloween! Halloween is my favorite holiday and I love the Angelina books so it's a perfect combination!


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mrsshukra said...

I like Angelina Ballerina The Lucky Penny!

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It's so interesting that Katharine, the author, used to work as a freelance journalist in Italy!

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mamabunny13 said...

They all sound so delightful but I would Cjose The Lucky Penny
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My neice would love all of these books but especially the Halloween one.

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I love the gallery of photos. I also like the fact that her son Adam was the inspiration for the character Cousin Henry.

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Linda Kish said...

ANGELINA AND THE RAG DOLL because my son always wanted to give things away and then regretted it afterward. He finally stopped giving things away.

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I like Angelina's secret gallery

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Melanie L said...

I think my daughter would enjoy Angelina's Special Week the most. She loves books that come with posters and stickers!
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I like that the author's website has activities and pictures that I can print out for my daughter to color.
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Jolee said...

Angelina's Special Week sounds like a fave...posters? stickers? YES! :) joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

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Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

oooh, i'd pick angelina's halloween! there's not enough books about halloween!!

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Liz V. said...

Never seen these books before but 2 great-nieces took ballet. Would love to have Angelina's Special Week.

From website, noticed particularly the ballet activity book.

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Angelina’s busy week.
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I would choose "Lucky Penny" because my daughter loves it when she finds pennies.

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I learned that when Katharine was a little girl she liked to "she lived in an imaginary world of fairy tales, princesses, and ballerinas, and loved to perform and dance with her sisters."

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