The gift that keeps on giving + a huge giveaway!

Chad Riddersen

Posted on July 13 2014

My favorite gift to give and receive for children’s birthdays is a book.  Books are practical, timeless, and “good-for-you.”  What more could a parent want in a gift?  I don’t know about your children, but when my daughters receive toys for their birthday, they are over-the-top excited upon unwrapping that gift, but the elation fizzles pretty quickly.  On the flipside, when they receive books, they are not at all visibly excited, but when we snuggle up in bed and read that book, they LOVE the book itself and the mommy time.  As an added bonus, I often see them going back to peruse those books over and over again.  A book is truly the gift that keeps on giving.

Here is a list of books that I, personally, like to gift:

  1.  Jenny’s Birthday Book by Esther Averill
  2. Hooray for Hat by Brian Won
  3. Spoon by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Scott Magoon
  4. The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers
  5. Sugar Cookies: Sweet Little Lessons on Love by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
  6. We Planted a Tree by Diane Muldrow and Bob Staake

Speaking of gifts that keep on giving, here is project idea a friend shared via Facebook.  Her son’s preschool asks parents to volunteer to read books to the class.  My friend read, Hooray for Hat by Brian Won, which is an adorable lesson on friendship and sharing, and had them make and decorate their own paper hats.  So fun, isn’t it?

One of the authors mentioned above has generously donated a signed copy of his book, Hooray for Hat, and a signed archival print of "Hooray for Books" to giveaway to 1 lucky winner.  Lollaland is adding 1 Lollacup and 1 Lollaland Mealtime Set to the giveaway.  To enter to win, please leave a comment below.  In the comment you must share the title of your family's favorite book.  One winner will be chosen at random on Monday, July 21, 2014.  Good luck!

1 lucky winner will receive a signed copy of Hooray for Books, a signed archival print of "Hooray for Books," 1 Lollacup, and 1Lollaland Mealtime Set.

1 lucky winner will receive a signed copy of Hooray for Books, a signed archival print of "Hooray for Books," 1 Lollacup, and 1Lollaland Mealtime Set.

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  • Shannon: July 02, 2015

    Good Night, Good Night Construction Site is in heavy rotation at our house!

  • Elizabeth: July 02, 2015

    We are a family that loves books. Our one year olds favorite book at the moment is, “The Giant Jam Sandwich” by John Vernon Lord.

  • Caron B: July 02, 2015


  • Cassandra Eastman: July 02, 2015

    My 2 year old can’t get enough of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Brown Bear, Brown Bear!

  • April: July 02, 2015

    Chloe’s favorite book is Zack’s alligator. It was my favorite when I was little too! It’s so fun to see her enjoy all the books I remember from my childhood<3

  • Roxanna cooper: July 02, 2015

    Our 3 year old is currently obsessed with Amelia Bedelia. And all the Dinosaur books “how a dinosaur says I love you” !

  • Tracy Lee: July 02, 2015

    Our favorite book is The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

  • Anna: July 02, 2015

    Our family loves lots of stories! One of our favorites is llama llama red pajama.

  • Danielle Martins: July 02, 2015

    Our family loves the Grinch Who Stole Christmas (all year long!!!).

  • Sarah Eriksen: July 02, 2015

    Our family favorite book right now is dollhouse flip book. My daughter is 21mo so our favorite book changes octet!

  • Lien: July 02, 2015

    My family favorite’s book is The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

  • Marissa M: July 02, 2015

    Bear on a Bike

  • Rochel S: July 02, 2015

    Our favorite book is The Rainbow Fish!!

  • Laura Sward: July 02, 2015

    My family’s favorite book is, “If You Give a Moose a Muffin”, by Laura Numeroff. Any of the “If You Give….” books our popular in our home, but when my three year old picks out a book before bed it is almost always the moose one.

  • Jenny: July 02, 2015

    Thanks for sharing your favorites~ great suggestions! Our favorite book is Wherever You Are My Love Will Find You by Nancy Tillman. The words and illustrations are so beautiful!

  • Megan: July 02, 2015

    We absolutely love to read ‘The Teeny Tiny Woman.’ Our 2 year-old has it memorized!

  • KBJ: July 02, 2015

    Our favourite book is The Cake that Mack Ate!

  • Bianca Andrea: July 02, 2015

    If you give a mouse a cookie is our favorite book!

  • Hannah ambrozewski: July 02, 2015

    Goodnight Gorilla- is my toddlers favorite right now. She mesmerizes the words & explains to me what they’re doing on each page. I love how observant she is. :)

  • lollaland: July 02, 2015

    Congratulations, KBJ! You are the winner of the “Hooray for Books” Giveaway. Please email with the following information:
    1. Lollacup Color
    2. Mealtime Set Color
    3. Mailing address.

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