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Giveaway: Metal Mike by Larry Richardson

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: January 27, 2011

Thanks to author Larry Richardson, we have five signed paperback copies of Metal Mike up for grabs. Giveaway begins January 27, 2011, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends February 28, 2011, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

Reading Level: Ages 4-8

Paperback book: 26 pages

Book overview: Author Larry Richardson has written a story that captures the heart of a child very distinctly.  Metal Mike is about a time in his son AJ’s life when his best friend moved away.

“A few years ago, AJ’s best friend, Meemo moved away.  He had a hard time finding another really good friend.  There are a lot of kids in our neighborhood, but none of them were like Meemo.  The idea for this book came from that time in AJ’s life.”
– Larry Richardson

Readers will enjoy learning how AJ tries to find a new friend; he even considers hanging out with his sister as an option.  When all else fails, the precocious little guy decides to build a friend out of scrap metal, and Metal Mike is born.

Each colorful illustration takes you on the journey through the neighborhood as AJ seeks a new friend.  The art will thrill lovers of animae, as Brittany Richardson has done a wonderful job creating images reminiscent of “Dragon Ball Zee” and other very popular Japanese animations.

About the Author: Larry Richardson was born January 16, 1967 in Richland Center, WI.  He graduated from Sauk Prairie (WI) High School in 1985.  He joined the US Navy right out of high school and was discharged after 11 ½ years in order to help raise his family.   Larry has been married for 18 years to his lovely wife, Penny.  They are the proud parents of 4 children.  Heather is 17 and will
be attending Auburn University next year.  Brittany and Ashley are 16 year old twins.  Brittany is the illustrator of Metal Mike.  AJ, who is 7 years old, is a late blessing.  The Richardson family currently lives in Millbrook, AL where Larry also works as a Network Administrator for the Alabama State Department of Education.

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  • Maximum entries: Three (3)

Giveaway Rules:

  • Shipping Guidelines: This book giveaway is open to participants with a United States address.
  • Giveaway begins January 27, 2011, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends February 24, 2011, at 11:59 P.M. PST, when all entries must be received. No purchase necessary. See official rules for details. View our privacy policy.

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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
  • Thank you for the chance to win this for both of my children

    January 27, 2011
  • This sounds like a very unique book! I would love to win it. Thanks
    Janet

    January 27, 2011
  • What a cute book.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

    January 27, 2011
  • I would like to win this book for my son.

    February 2, 2011
  • Sounds like a real “boys” book.

    February 2, 2011
  • I’m always looking for books with African Americans and the ones with boys are so hard to find!

    February 3, 2011
  • please include me in this giveaway. thanks

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

    February 3, 2011
  • Wow, this sounds like my little man! We are from Alabama, too! Like the author! 🙂

    February 3, 2011
  • LARRY RICHARDSON is a great author.

    I LIKE THAT HE ALSO SIGNS HIS BOOK.

    February 3, 2011
  • My grandson is four years old, and I would love to win this book for him. I could see him doing something like this if his best friend moved away.

    Thank you,

    Christine
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

    February 4, 2011
  • I follow you on Twitter and tweeted about this giveaway http://twitter.com/#!/ossmcalc/status/33738775200800768

    Thank you,

    Christine
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

    February 4, 2011
  • I follow you on Twitter and tweeted about this giveaway http://twitter.com/#!/ossmcalc/status/33738775200800768

    February 4, 2011
  • Please include NLBA in this drawing.

    Thanks,

    February 15, 2011
  • The following readers have each one a copy of Metal Mike. Congratulations!

    Sheyla: Please include NLBA in this drawing.

    Thanks

    Christine W: I follow you on Twitter and tweeted about this giveaway http://twitter.com/#!/ossmcalc/status/33738775200800768

    Thank you,

    Christine

    Janet Smart: This sounds like a very unique book! I would love to win it. Thanks
    Janet

    Linda Kish: What a cute book.

    C: I’m always looking for books with African Americans and the ones with boys are so hard to find!

    All of you should watch out for your e-mail notification.

    March 1, 2011
  • love to be entered thanks

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

    March 2, 2011

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