March 2, 2011

13 Words by Lemony Snicket and Maira Kalman {Giveaway}

One of the sweetest gifts presented to me upon leaving my full-time post at the art museum was a delightful book called Ooh La La! (Max in Love), illustrated by the amazing Maira Kalman.
I was familiar with Kalman's work via another book, Roarr! Calder's Circus, which we used at the museum to supplement gallery teaching about an Alexander Calder wire sculpture that we had on loan in our collection.
You may have seen Maira's most recent book, And the Pursuit of Happiness, which was picked as one of the year's best by New York magazine.
I'm eager to read it, being a drooling and obvious fan of hers.

Naturally, when contacted about the possibility of checking out her recent collaborative children's book with the equally-talented Lemony Snicket, I was happy to participate.  The book, titled 13 Words is, as expected, beautifully and illustrated in Kalman's quirky style.
The story is cute and a little kooky, but that suits our family just fine.  You can't really expect anything else from Lemony Snicket, right?   And I was immediately drawn to its title, since I have a little thing for the number 13, which is my birth date. It's always brought me luck.

I love that this book introduces kids to the usual words like "dog" and "cake", but also throws a few oddballs in there like "haberdashery," "mezzo-soprano" and "despondent".
Psst...I try to get my kicks wherever I can, regarding raising a child who might not be able to reliably poop in the potty but can tell you exactly what a haberdashery is.
We love this delightful little book, and are eager to add more of Maira Kalman's books to our collection.

WIN IT!
One super-lucky reader will win
A Copy of 13 Words, character buttons (pins), 
PLUS a signed, original gouache artwork by Maira Kalman herself (which often sell for $750)!!  I'm so jealous!
To Enter
Visit Maira Kalman's website and tell me something you like or learned, including maybe which book of hers you'd like to read.
Extra Entries (you must complete the first mandatory entry before doing the extras.  Also, leave a separate comment for each one):
  • Blog about this giveaway and leave me the link (2 entries)
  • Subscribe to my updates
  • If you're a Fan of Katydid and Kid on Facebook leave a comment letting me know
  • Follow my blog publicly via Google Friend Connect
  • Follow @katydidandkid and tweet this giveaway, leaving a link to your tweet in the comments. You can tweet once per day (leave a comment each day). You can copy and paste my tweet if you'd like: #Win a copy of Lemony Snicket and Maira Kalman's 13 Words + Original art by Maira Kalman  @KatydidandKid #Giveaway
You must do the first entry in order to enter ("I want to win, thanks!" comments will NOT be considered). You will have until Wednesday March 16th at 11:59pmEST to enter. The winner will be chosen via random number generator the next day and notified by email.I'll also post the winners on my blog HERE. If I don't hear back from the winner within 72 hours, I'll pick another.
Disclosure: I received a copy of 13 Words for review purposes.

105 comments:

  1. The principals of Uncertainty looks really good too, for an adult book :)
    And I learned that she walks. A lot!

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  2. What a fun giveaway! I'd love to add all of these to Charlie's book collection and until she can read them on her own, her cousins would enjoy them when they come to visit too. I think 13 Words would be the most fun to read first, but Roarr! sounds fun too :) I didn't realize Maira Kalman had books for adults too! I'll have to look for some at the library :)

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  3. Follow on Twitter {@MrsCox} and tweeted - http://twitter.com/#!/MrsCox/status/43052005341663233
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  4. I'd love to read What Pete Ate from A-Z! I learned that Maira Kalman has been a designer, author, illustrator and artist for more than thirty years without formal training. How incredible is that?

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  5. I'd love to read Smartypants with my kids!

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  8. Following on Twitter:

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  9. [ 1 ] Visit Maira Kalman's website
    [ 2 ] Tell me something you like or learned
    [ 3 ] which book of hers you'd like to read.

    1. Done.
    2. She finally revamped her website.
    3. "And the Pursuit of Happiness" and "Maira Kalman: Various Illuminations"

    :)

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  10. And I just followed you on Twitter!
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  11. I can't think of a better book than the Hey Willy, See the Pyramids book for my daughter. She loves Egypt and she loves creating stories for her little brother.
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  12. I follow you on gfc
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  13. I subscribe via email
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  16. I'd like to read The Principles of Uncertainty.

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  17. has adault books and children books

    "Hey Willy, See the Pyramids" 1988 would be what i would read mverno@roadrunner.com

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  19. I would like to read Maria's 'The Elements of Style Illustrated'.

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  22. I love the Sky Umbrella that I found in the products section of her website.It is so cute. I would like to read The Elements Of Style.
    Thanks for the giveaway:)
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  24. I would like to read Sayonara, Mrs. Kackleman.

    She lives in New York and walks a lot.

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  25. I tweeted at the following link:
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  26. I'd like to read the illustrated Elements of Style. I learned the author has illustrated 12 children's books and was born in Tel Aviv. Cool!

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  27. I follow on GFC.

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  28. I did not know she wrote for children & adults. We would love to read 'What Pete Ate'

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  32. Christina - xristya@rock.com - I'd love to read her (un)fashion book, and I learned that she's done a lot of New Yorker covers!

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  33. I'd like to read a book of her Principles of Uncertainty columns. I didn't know you could design an umbrella with clouds on the inside. How delightful her quirky sense of humor is played out in every day objects.

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  34. P.S. My 3-year-old granddaughter could point out teal and tell you the name of the color, as I found out at the doctor's office when someone else in the waiting room was idly quizzing her on colors, to our mutual delighted surprise.

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  35. I tweeted at the following link:
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  36. Just Tweeted, at http://twitter.com/#!/granny_guru/status/46026070624964608

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  37. I had no idea this woman illustrated so many children's books! I have had And the Pursuit...on my to-read list for a while. I couldn't not enter to win this print...Liliana is such a hat girl!

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  38. I follow you via Google Reader.

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  39. I tweeted at the following link:
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  40. So many to choose from.... but I'd LOVE to read "What Pete ate, from A - Z" with my Grandkids! My Grandson would love it because I have a Siberian Husky that's always eating 'strange' things - and he thinks it's funny (he's 3 1/2)!((1955nursehjc4me(at)myway(dot)com)) Thanks for the chance....

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  41. I'm an e-mail subscriber, confirmed!!! ((1955nursehjc4me(at)myway(dot)com)) Great giveaway ;-)

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  42. I'm a follower via Google friend connect, publicly! (((1955nursehjc4me(at)myway(dot)com)) My Grandson would sooo love this 'Lemony Snicket' book ;-))

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  45. Such beautiful work. I'd love to Read "The Elements of Style". Thank you!

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  46. I learned that Maira Kalman has had four exhibitions at the Julie Saul Gallery since 2003.
    I'd like to read Elements of Style Ilustrated.
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  55. Awesome blog and thanks for the giveaway! Would love, love, LOVE to win this!
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  56. What a brilliant wegbsite she has! My daughter would just love this book: Swami on Rye" 1995
    but then she would love any of them, and has read many of them :)
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  59. I think all of her books look so cute, I would love to read What Pete Ate from A-Z to my kids eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  63. "Smarty Pants" from 2003 looks so cute! I love the art in her books!!!

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  64. I follow via GFC.

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  65. http://twitter.com/#!/MrsCox/status/48064940027809792 final tweet :)

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  67. I would like to read "The Principles of Uncertainty"!

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  68. i would love to read the "Max In Hollywood, Baby" 1992
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  69. I'd like to read "Max Makes a Million"

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  72. Maira Kalman has had four exhibitions at the Julie Saul Gallery since 2003. In 2010, The Institute of Contemporary Art organized a retrospective of Kalman's work, entitled Various Illuminations (of a Crazy World), which traveled to The Jewish Museum (New York, NY), the Skirball Cultural Center (Los Angeles, CA), the Contemporary Jewish Museum (San Francisco, CA), and the University of Pennsylvania.

    id love to read The Principles of Uncertainty

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  77. "Smarty Pants" looks like a fun book! I learned Maira Kalman has written and illustrated twelve children's books. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  78. I'm an email subscriber. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  80. I'm a fan on Facebook (Lisa L). tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  81. I read the Principles of Uncertainty a while back and marveled at her process. Lovely.

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