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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.

Comments
  • This looks like a great movie and I would love to win the prize pack to go along with it!

    July 7, 2010
  • This movie looks hysterical! I especially love the little girl saying “It’s so fuzzy, I’m gonna die!” I adore animated movies 🙂 Great giveaway!

    July 8, 2010
  • My kids can’t wait to see the movie. I’d love to win the prize pack – thanks for the chance!

    July 9, 2010
  • My son is DYING to see this movie – can’t wait!

    July 9, 2010
  • I think my students would enjoy the book/movie tie in.

    July 9, 2010
  • This looks like a great movie! My son is wanting to see it. I’d love to win this prize for him.

    July 9, 2010
  • My family is looking forward to seeing the movie. Thank you.

    July 9, 2010
  • The kids and I are really looking forward to seeing this!

    July 9, 2010
  • Great give away to start a new movie! Thanks!

    July 9, 2010
  • I’d love to share this with my daughter.

    janemaritz at yahoo dot com

    July 9, 2010
  • My daughter loved the movie and loves books. These are an absolute must-have for her growing library!

    July 10, 2010
  • It was so fluffy I could die!

    July 10, 2010
  • My daughter would love this books! She really wants to see this movie!

    July 10, 2010
  • we are going to go see this movie

    July 10, 2010
  • I would love to win this for my daughter

    July 10, 2010
  • The movie looks fantastic as do the books. Nice to see Despicable Me books for the young kids.

    July 11, 2010
  • I know my kids are going to enjoy this.

    July 11, 2010
  • I am taking my daycare kids to see this next week. They would love the books!

    July 11, 2010
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    July 11, 2010
  • GREAT COLLECTION.

    Would love to win and give as present to my grand children.

    July 11, 2010
  • I loved the preview of the movie! Very funny. thanks for the contest, count me in.

    July 11, 2010
  • Took my kids to see the movie and they really liked it. These books would be a fun way to continue their happiness.

    July 11, 2010
  • Would love to read this for myself!

    July 11, 2010
  • This movie looks so great! I’ve heard great things about it, and my 19 month old granddaughter cracks up every time the ad comes on the TV

    July 11, 2010
  • We can’t wait to see the movie! I giggle at the trailer every time I see it. Thanks for the chance to enter!

    July 11, 2010
  • great movie

    July 11, 2010
  • My son is wanting to see this! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway prizes! 🙂

    July 11, 2010
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    July 11, 2010
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    July 11, 2010
  • I can’t wait to see this movie. I’m pretty excited.

    July 12, 2010
  • I would love to enter this contest. Thanks!

    July 12, 2010
  • Our children cannot wait for the movie to come out! We would love to win this giveaway! Thank you for sharing it with us!

    July 12, 2010
  • This looks like it is going to be a cute movie. My three kids are excited to see it when it comes to our neck of the woods.

    July 12, 2010
  • I so want to take my girls to this but they are still just a tad too young. Can’t wait for the DVD.

    July 12, 2010
  • very funny entertaining movie

    July 12, 2010
  • My kids can’t wait to see this movie. Thanks for the chance to win!

    July 12, 2010
  • This movie is adorable.

    July 12, 2010
  • I start my first branch manager job on 8/15. What better way to introduce myself to the staff than by presenting the library with some awesome new books to add to the collection!!

    July 12, 2010
  • The movie looks really funny and the books would be great to have for my children. I just wish I could get my own minion.

    July 13, 2010
  • What cute books, perfect to add to our library!

    July 13, 2010
  • We’re taking the entire summer camp to see the movie! Looks like too much fun not to see!

    July 13, 2010
  • I love Steve Carell and think that it will be a great movie. Sounds like he has met his match.

    July 13, 2010
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    July 13, 2010
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    July 13, 2010
  • Adorable movie…Agnes is to cute!

    July 13, 2010
  • I have seen this movie twice already!! Lol once the day it came out and today my birthday it was AWESOME!!

    July 14, 2010
  • It’s so FLUFFY!

    July 15, 2010
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    July 15, 2010
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    July 15, 2010
  • This would be fun to have. Can’t wait to see the movie.

    July 15, 2010
  • Great movie and a great book. I loved them both.

    July 15, 2010
  • We look forward to seeing the movie and reading the book!

    July 16, 2010
  • Such a great movie! I loved the part when Gru read the kids to sleep. I am so happy to see they made a real version of the kitten puppet book!

    July 17, 2010
  • We loved this movie – especially the sleepy kittens book! Thanks for the giveaway!

    July 18, 2010
  • I took my 10 month old son to see Despicable Me Love it! I hope to write a book someday like Gru did, so I can read it to my son Noah, my neice Nadia, and to my students!! I think everyone should see this movie. Gru went from unhappy to happy and fulfilled!!!

    July 19, 2010
  • We are so excited to see this movie and reading the book would be a double treat!

    July 20, 2010
  • Would love to add these to my book shelf!
    Thanks for the opportunity.

    July 20, 2010
  • We LOVED the movie. Can’t wait to see it again.

    July 20, 2010
  • I am really looking forward to seeing this.

    madamerkf at aol dot com

    July 20, 2010
  • I took my daughter to see the movie last weekend and we both loved it. We laughed out laud with so many funny lines!! Awesome script. I’ll recommend it to all my friends. My daughter will love to have the books.

    July 21, 2010
  • Going to see Despicable Me this weekend! Thanks for this opportunity.

    July 21, 2010
  • Can’t wait to see this movie.

    July 22, 2010
  • We are planning on seeing the movie and would love to have the books!

    July 23, 2010

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