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Giveaway: Just Line Around by Kinsy McVay

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: September 1, 2010

Just Line Around is proof that inspiration is often found in the most simplest forms.

We have three copies of this artful book to giveaway. Each one will be personalized by the creator, elementary school teacher Kinsy McVay.

What a great back-to-school treat!

Reading level: Ages 4-9

Paperback: 52 pages

Book overview: A Simple Line Can Create Marvelous Designs

Teacher Kinsy McVay needed help with his budding art students at De Zavala Elementary. After perusing through books and coming up empty handed, McVay enlisted the help of Stew, an ordinary horizontal line, to help create a book that shows his students just how fun, ingenious and spectacular a simple black line can be!

Within this book Stew discovers there is more to life than just lying flat. Striving to be different, Stew jumps, swirls, and hops his way toward becoming a masterpiece – but will this new discovery make him happy?

Just Line Around is a one-of-a-kind book that helps introduce young, creative minds to one of the most basic yet important elements of art and design. A wonderful aid for teachers, parents and children, this book also emphasizes positive motivation and self-esteem.

About the author: Kinsy McVay grew up in Southwest Kansas and received his Fine Arts Degree from the University of Kansas. He and his wife, Tricia, also a schoolteacher, live in Fort Worth, Texas, with their two amazing sons, a cat, a dog, and a lizard.

Author’s website: http://www.kinsymcvay.com

How to enter:

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  • Maximum entries: Three (3)

Giveaway Rules:

  • Shipping Guidelines: This book giveaway is open to participants with a United States or International address.
  • Giveaway begins September 1, 2010, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends September 30, 2010, at 11:59 P.M. PST, when all entries must be received. No purchase necessary. See official rules for details.

Sponsored by Kinsy McVay.

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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.

  • I know the author and saw a sneak preview before the book was published. I think my son would enjoy it also. It is so creative and I would show it off.

    September 24, 2010
  • What a great book to teach “using your imagination”. Works very well with Ed Emberley’s “Squiggle” video.

    September 26, 2010
  • I’m hoping to win this title for my elementary school library.

    September 26, 2010
  • Looks like a wonderful book!!!!

    September 27, 2010
  • Hi Kinsy

    Can’t believe that I used to babysit you and your siblings. Really enjoyed watching you show your book to the 5th graders at Kismet last year. Would really enjoy a copy of your book in my own 5th grade classroom this year. You’ve done a great job.

    September 27, 2010
  • Sounds like a great book!!

    September 28, 2010
  • This book would be a wonderful addition to our classroom library. Thank you for the opportunity!

    September 29, 2010
  • Would LOVE to win!! My kids love to read!! :o)

    September 29, 2010
  • I would love to win this book

    September 29, 2010
  • Following on twitter and tweeted


    September 29, 2010
  • A link to my blog entry 😀

    September 29, 2010
  • I would love to win a copy! It’s such a wonderful story!

    September 30, 2010
  • Lovely story. Can’t wait to share it with my little ones!

    September 30, 2010
  • Sooooo excited! Pick me!! 🙂

    September 30, 2010
  • I’ll dance on the table if I win this book!

    September 30, 2010
  • I have 3 children, 9, 8 & 5 they all love Art ! They draw things and say ” mommy look at what I have made with the lines.”They always tell me that you can do so much with lines. Amazing! This book shows that something so simple can turn into some so spectacular! Great job! Cant wait to share Just Line Around with my children!

    September 30, 2010

    February 3, 2011

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