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Giveaway: Stay Close to Mama

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: May 2, 2012

Enter to win an autographed copy of Stay Close to Mama by Toni Buzzeo.

Preschoolers will relate to Twiga’s desire for independence in this gorgeously illustrated picture book about baby giraffe that is oh so curious. This story of a mother’s love will soothe and delight readers of all ages.

Giveaway begins May 2, 2012, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends May 30, 2012, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

Reading level: Ages 1-5

In the wide, shining world there is so much to see, and Twiga is curious. But Twiga’s tall, tall Mama wants her baby to stay close, stay safe from the dangers that lurk near each  irresistible sweet smell and sparkling sight that Twiga finds.

With lyrical text and enchanting illustrations, this story of a mother’s love will soothe and delight readers of all ages.

About the author: Toni Buzzeo is the New York Times Best Selling children’s author of sixteen picture books with three more forthcoming. For sixteen years, she worked as a school librarian in Portland where she honed her knowledge of children’s literature.  Combining this knowledge with her love of children, Toni writes about characters of all stripes (including giraffes dinosaurs, loons, ducklings, teachers, and librarians) who explore their worlds, their relationships, and themselves in settings that include peaceful Maine lakes, rocky lighthouse islands, the African savannah as well as aquariums and the interiors of fictional public and school libraries. Toni is well known for her lively spirit and her sense of humor. Visit: https://www.tonibuzzeo.com/

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Thank you to everyone who entered.

Sponsored by Hyperion Disney.


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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.

  • Thank you so much for this giveaway!! I know of a lovely little girl who would love this book.

    May 2, 2012
  • Best of luck with the book! Looks great!

    May 20, 2012
  • Tweeted this giveaway @stewtheline

    May 20, 2012
  • Congratulations to Evie Harris—the lucky winner of this giveaway! Your book will be on its way from Disney Hyperion very soon.

    June 3, 2012
    • I love this book- I read it twice. Twiga’s story is beautifully told. The illustrations are wonderful. I will share this book with a special friend.

      Thanking you again,

      June 18, 2012

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