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Giveaway: Despicable Me Books

By Bianca Schulze Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: July 6, 2010

One (1) Winner will receive:

Sleepy Kittens
My Dad the Super Villain
The World’s Greatest Villain
Despicable Me: The Junior Novel
Despicable Me T-shirt
Despicable Me pencil

Despicable Me, a 3-D animated movie about a super villain that is planning to steal the moon, releases on July 9. And, to celebrate, we have a great prize pack (as mentioned above) to give away to one super special reader. One of the books in the prize pack, Sleepy Kittens, is based on a book featured in the Despicable Me film. You can learn more about the books at the official Despicable Me website.

Movie overview: In a happy suburban neighborhood surrounded by white picket fences with flowering rose bushes, sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbors, hidden deep beneath this home is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by an army of tireless, little yellow minions, we discover Gru (Steve Carell), planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. He is going to steal the moon (Yes, the moon!) in Universal’s new 3-D CGI feature, Despicable Me.

Gru delights in all things wicked. Armed with his arsenal of shrink rays, freeze rays and battle-ready vehicles for land and air, he vanquishes all who stand in his way. Until the day he encounters the immense will of three little orphaned girls who look at him and see something that no one else has ever seen: a potential Dad.

One of the world’s greatest super-villains has just met his greatest challenge: three little girls named Margo, Edith and Agnes.

Genre: 3-D CGI Feature
Cast: Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Will Arnett, Kristen Wiig, Danny McBride, Miranda Cosgrove, Jack McBrayer, Mindy Kaling, Jemaine Clement and Julie Andrews
Directed by: Chris Renaud & Pierre Coffin
Written by: Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio
Produced by: Chris Meledandri, John Cohen, Janet Healy
Executive Producer: Nina Rappaport-Rowan

How to enter:

  • Leave a comment in the comments field below.
  • An extra entry will be given for each time you twitter about the giveaway and/or blog about it. You will need to paste the link in a separate comment to make this entry valid. Click here to follow us on Twitter. (Maximum entries: 3)

Giveaway Rules:

  • Shipping Guidelines: This giveaway is open to participants with a United States mailing address only (international readers can enter if they have a friend in the United States who can accept their prizes by mail.)
  • Giveaway begins July 6, 2010, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends July 29, 2010, at 11:59 P.M. PST, when all entries must be received. No purchase necessary. See official rules for details.

Sponsored by Little, Brown and Company & Universal Studios.

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Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

  • Our family loved this movie!!! This prize pack would be icing on the cake. You just can’t beat free books (plus a t-shirt & pencil as an added bonus)!

    July 23, 2010
  • I loved the movie and the books would be perfect for my neice.

    July 23, 2010
  • I really want to see this movie! And I think then the books would be much more fun to read 🙂

    July 24, 2010
  • The movie has to be great with this cast!

    July 24, 2010
  • I would love to have these for my grandchildren!

    July 24, 2010
  • My kids love this movie and have seen it twice. I call my oldest son Gru, cause they have the same attitude. 🙂

    July 24, 2010
  • My kids want to see this movie… I’d love to win the books for them!!

    July 24, 2010
  • We posted about your giveaway…

    July 24, 2010
  • Please include me.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

    July 24, 2010
  • Would love to read these to my daughter and nephews.

    macd9900 at gmail dot com

    July 25, 2010
  • This looks like a great movie!

    July 26, 2010
  • If you want to make the world a better place,
    take a look at yourself and make a change.

    July 27, 2010
  • My kids would love this.

    July 27, 2010
  • My son saw this with a friend and loved it. I’d like to see it too.

    July 27, 2010
  • I can’t wait to see this movie!

    July 28, 2010
  • can’t wait to (give this) and see it with my nephew!

    July 28, 2010
  • I enjoyed the movie “Despicable Me”!

    July 28, 2010
  • I love “Despicable Me” – and my twin nephews would enjoy the books. Thanks

    July 28, 2010
  • I haven’t seen the movie yet, but I’m looking forward to it. We would love these books.

    July 28, 2010
  • I’m hopelessly smitten by the Minions and would love to win this!

    Many thanks for the giveaway!!

    July 29, 2010
  • Liz would love these prizes. She always has her nose in a book.

    July 29, 2010
  • I loved this movie, thanks for the chance!

    July 29, 2010
  • I’ve heard great things about this movie. Can’t wait to see it! Great giveaway! 🙂

    July 29, 2010
  • This looks like a fun movie. My daughter wants to see it.

    July 29, 2010
  • we all really enjoyed the movie and would love to win

    July 29, 2010
  • My son and I just went and saw this movie today! It was fun. He laughed the whole time!

    July 29, 2010
  • This movie was great! I would recommend it to anyone unless they don’t like to laugh cause you will 😀 One of my faves of all time now, Steve did an amazing job

    July 29, 2010
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    July 29, 2010
  • Sounds like a great prize pack! Please include me!

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

    July 29, 2010
  • This looks like a great family movie. Thanks for the giveaway.

    July 29, 2010
  • Please enter me for my kiddos 🙂

    July 29, 2010
  • This is such a cute movie!

    July 29, 2010
  • I can’t wait to buy the movie, and would love to win some fun stuff for my Minion Madness Marathon planned for when the movie comes out on DVD….hopefully soon! The sleepy kittens book would go to my mom “the cat lady” a t-shirt for me, and the rest to my 5 year old nephew!

    August 29, 2010
  • This giveaway is closed. Thanks to all that entered.

    August 29, 2010
  • I enjoyed watching the movie

    October 14, 2010
  • It is a sweet movie. I have watched it many times over.

    March 14, 2011
  • good day! Im from the philippines would like to have one for it’s not sold here. me, my husband and my son saw the movie and the part i specifically like is when the 3 girls wants him to read a bedtime story for them. and when the story ended there’s the 3 sweet kids longing to have that one more thing to make them slee— a parent’s goodnight kiss (kiss-kiss). i also like the idea of the book where in you have to insert your finger for visualization thru puppeteering. i’d love to have it experienced with my little sunshine… who loves bedtime stories

    March 16, 2011
    • Thanks for your thoughtful message. Unfortunately, the giveaway is closed. However, I’m pretty sure that Amazon ships internationally.

      March 16, 2011
  • This sounds like a great gift pack- such a funny movie, and such great prizes! Please include me!

    August 25, 2011
  • My 7 yr old son would love this! Not only does he love DM 1&2 but he loves to read! Thanks so much!

    July 19, 2013
  • What an adorable book!

    August 24, 2013

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