5 Faves: Books, Book-T-Shirts and an Out of Print GIVEAWAY

22 October 2014

Linking up with Jenna today for some five favorites.

Yesterday during dinner I polled everyone's favorite books. Here is what I got from the five members of the household.
- 1 -
Robert (my little brother): East of Eden. It's my favorite book I've read recently. I also really liked War and Peace, put that one if it will make me sound cooler. I also like Gone with The Wind, but DON'T put that one.

- 2 -
Jacob: Um. Moby Dick.
Me: Wow, babe. So literary of you.
Jacob: Well, I read it really allegorically, I mean, I'm not literally into whale-hunting...I also love Mark Helprin's The Pacific.

- 3 -
Jake: Is there any kids in Moby Dick?
Jacob: No. But it has whales.
Jake: Any sharks?
Jacob: A few sharks.
Jake: I think my favorite is Smoky the Firefighter AND Busy, Busy Town AND Cars and Trucks.

- 4 -
Me: (Though none of the curious bunch asked me at the dinner table.) Such an impossible question, but if I had to choose I'd probably say Betty Smith's A Tree Grows in Brooklyn because nostalgia: my dad's mother gave me a first edition as a little girl and Francie Nolan and I are tight.

- 5 -
Lucy Juney's favorite book is the illustrated version of Raffi's song "Five Little Ducks" - she quacks whenever she picks up a board book. Granted, her quack is certainly more of a chirpy "mwah, mwah" sound, but she gets her point across and is very pleased with herself.

>> GIVEAWAY: Out of Print Clothing <<

Today, good friends and readers, is Lucy June's first birthday. (Time flying. Growing up too fast. Etc.) And on her birthday we've rigged up a little present from her to one of you!

When Jake was a baby, Zulily was running a special on some Out of Print T-shirts, so I snagged one for Jake. This illustrious one.

Out of Print T-Shirts feature iconic book covers. And their online store is full of super super cute stuff for the bibliophile: like pouches and totes and shirts for all sizes.  (They also donate a book to a community in need for every product that they sell.)

The shirts are soft and durable and adorable, and I just want all of them.

They graciously sent some for the kiddos and we went to the (wait for it) LIBRARY for a photo shoot, and I spent the entire time coaxing them away from the kids computer.
I let Jake pick his own shirt out, so he picked "the outerspace one"...which was fine by me since The Little Prince and I have a history.

Happy birthday, my always very hungry little caterpillar.

I'm so excited to give one of these away to some little person in your life!!

Rafflecopter it below for your own chance to win an Out of Print Kids T or a Onesie.

72 comments :

  1. Tough call! It's between Madeline, Corduroy, and Caps for Sale, for me. Happy Birthday to Lucy June!

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  2. Well, I've made it to 25 without reading Le Petit Prince and I studied French in college! .

    Kate this is awesome! Okay my favorite book is The Count of Monte Cristo, followed by Gone With the Wind, followed by Hannah Coulter. I'm so decisive.

    Ah Jake and Lucy June are killing me. Let's go with Le Petit Prince so I can get a little nudge to read it every time Ryan/Conor wears it.

    And HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LUCY JUNE!

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  3. I think my comment got eaten (again!). Third time's the charm? i would choose the one with the dogs because one is black and one is white so they are obviously Daisy and Ace.

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  4. HOW did I not know about this?? I'd have to go with Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, because those books were faves of Grace and now Soph loves them too.

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  5. Happy birthday to Miss Lucy! I absolutely love her Very Hungry Caterpiller onesie and the Harold and the Purple Crayon one!

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  6. Ohhhh I'm so torn... And am going to have to send this site to my brother-in-law for Christmas present ideas ;) I think the kids would be most excited by Goodnight Moon? Although the twins would flip. out. at the very hungry caterpillar...

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  7. SOOO I can't decide!!! I <3 the pride & prejudice one, but hungry caterpillar is adorable (I made a costume- hat and sleep sack- for my little JT) and goodnight moon has always been one of my favorites...Also Corduroy. They are all just SOOO cute.

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  8. How charming! I love "Le Petit Prince" and the shirt would be awesome to own. Or "Madeline" - that is such a fun read!

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  9. My comment got eaten too...strange. Anyway, Isaac's already convinced he's a prince so we'll go with Goodnight Moon, goodnights being something we're trying to emphasize around here lately. Also, liking Gone with the Wind makes Robert the coolest, obvs.

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  10. I know a little boy who would LOVE Harry the Dirty Dog (and fight with his brother over it). Also, the Helprin 👌👍

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  11. I am a dummy and that is supposed to say Helprin, yes, thumbs up. Has he read Soldier of the Great War? Or Freddy and Frederica (so funny)?

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  12. Hot damn. I am so excited to buy each and every shirt they sell. How did I not know about this?!?! And I can't decide on my fave book. It's a giant cross between The Man Who Was Thursday/Pride and Prejudice/Brideshead Revisited/Rebecca/Gone With the Wind. I've got too many!

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  13. Hey look my comment may have gotten eaten too. Corduroy! Or the very Hungry Caterpillar. Or Madeline. Though I don't think my sister would approve of the last one for my nephew... ;) I wish I could get the Corduroy one for myself!

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  14. Oh my gosh, your kids are killing me - they are PRECIOUS! And, I love your pictures :)

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  15. These shirts are awesome! I want them all and some for me too! I love a good tee and these are just awesome. Lots of favorite books but child hood will always be the Chronicles of Narnia. Can't wait to share them with the boys!!

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  16. So many to choose from! I really like so many, but I think my favorite is Madeline.

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  17. I very well may have three comments on your post now from not being signed into google and my comments disappearing and I'm going to look like THAT commenter who just cannot figure out this thingamajig called a com box.. HOWEVER. This post is that important to me. :) SO! Frog and Toad are friends. Hands down.

    Happy first birthday, Lucy of the Hungry Caterpillar!

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  18. Happy Birthday!!
    Best giveaway EVER. Put me down.

    P.s: Will is a Goldbug boy too ;). And I love that about Lucy June quacking - Henry's thing is this high pitched little bark; he does it when he looks at our Biscuit books.

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  19. I love Out of Print!! I have a Walden shirt and have been eying a few others for myself. I love love the corduroy, madeline, and caps for sale for my daughter though.

    Happy birthday to your little lAdy :)

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  20. I think I had the same reaction as everyone else when I visited - each one is more amazing than the last. Madeline is super cute :)

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  21. Love the Cecily G one--that giraffe is adorable!

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  22. Those t-shirts are so cute! My 2 year old boy is crazy for caterpillar stories, he would love the very hungry caterpillar!

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  23. Want them all! Since I must (MUST) choose, I'll go with Corduroy. Love that bear.

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  24. I think my first comment got deleted... basically it said "all of them" but particularly Harry the Dirty Dog, The Little Prince, Goodnight Moon and Madeline. Except I want Madeline in my size. ;)

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  25. I love A Tree Grows In Brooklyn! Those shirts are great too, I'll have to check them out!

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  26. Don't let the pigeon drive the bus - best books ever!

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  27. These shirts are awesome! I think I would pick the Mike Mulligan shirt for my son because that is one of his favorite books but I'm tempted to buy the Hungry Catepillar onesies for my twins since they kept me up all night nursing ( and now that I had pumpkin pie for breakfast my sense of humor about it is starting to return).

    Happy Birthday to Lucy June!

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  28. Gosh! So hard to choose! I think Le Petite Prince is my fav, though... Or Corduroy... Such a good giveaway!

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  29. Love Harry the Dirty Dog! We had my dad's copy as children so it has extra meaning to my family.

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  30. Caps For Sale!! That was my favorite when I was younger and I can't wait for my kiddos to be old enough to sit still for it!

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  31. They're all so adorable! But Ian and I are huge fans of the Pigeon, and our children will like what we like. Right?

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  32. So hard to choose! I think I'd go with Corduroy for now ...

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  33. All so cute! I love P&P or Corduroy.

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  34. Wow! I'd take any of them, but The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is especially cute.

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  35. I love the Corduroy shirt! So cute.

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  36. I like the Hundreds of Cats shirt!

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  37. Haha, I am like WAY too excited reading this post :) Le Petit Prince for crying out loud--so awesome! But, I have to say, Moby Dick is possibly the best book ever. Easily. I would proudly wear that shirt.

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  39. Ok this is kind of weird because I JUST found out about this site right before I saw this giveaway. A sign I definitely am going to win? I hope so because I'm dying to grab a "Goodnight Moon" shirt for my little E-burger...his #1 book obsession since he was old enough to focus his little eyeballs on books. :)

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  40. My fav kids book is "Guess how much I love you"
    I love the illustrations as much as the words. It makes my heart melt EVERY SINGLE TIME.
    hope you and the gang are well Kate x

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  41. My favorite is the Very Hungry Caterpillar shirt- so cute and funny since it definitely describes my two boys :)

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  42. My personal favorite is the Corduroy shirt, but if I was picking for my nephew it would be the "Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus" shirt.

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  43. Their Pride and Prejudice t-shirt is too great. But I think I fell in love with all of them in general. These would make awesome birthday presents for kiddos.

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  44. so i have a little boy named harry and the only thing he cares about in the world is dogs - it was (without exaggeration) his first word
    harry the dirty dog is a very popular book in our house and the shirt would probably be worn every other day

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  45. Origin of the Species onesies for all the babies!

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  47. i'm going to say Good night Moon since that was such a fun one to read with my son :)

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  48. Oh Madeline! She was one of my absolute favorites growing up. But, since I have a little boy running around these days, I would love a Mike Mulligan the Steam Shovel

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  49. love them all, but especially Olivia! (and a tree grows in brooklyn is my all time favorite!!!)

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  50. I like the Moby Dick one too. Runner up was Stuart Little.

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