Sunday, September 11, 2011

Review and Give-Away: Bailey

BaileyWhen we were offered the opportunity to review Bailey, I hesitated, because the Infant Bibliophile is homeschooled, and allergic to dogs.  A book about a dog's first day of school didn't necessarily seem like the best fit for our family.  I'm glad I gave it a try, because on the day that we received it, we read it five times, and acted the whole thing out about 10 times!  So I can only imagine how a dog-loving child who has just started school would feel about Bailey.

From the publisher:
"Meet Bailey, a dog who surprises and charms his fellow human classmates with his irrepressible antics.
Follow Bailey the dog as he gets ready and goes to school. Should he wear the red or blue collar? Both are so fashionable! Will he be late? That squirrel is a distraction! And what about Bailey's homework? Would you believe he ate it? That is what dogs do, after all.

In this funny new book from the best-selling children's illustrator Harry Bliss, school proves to be an unexpected place for Bailey to do all sorts of things he loves: reading, fetching, painting, digging, singing — and making friends!"



Author Harry Bliss is a cartoonist and cover artist for The New Yorker magazine, and it shows; the illustrations in Bailey are playful and engaging.

Bibliophile's reaction: He loved it.  He especially liked when Bailey fell asleep reading a book.  It is a fun book to act out, as Bailey engages in funny dancing, howling while trying to sing, etc.  Every reading (there were many) brought laughter. 

Want to see more?  Check out the book trailer here.

Give Away!  Three Winners!

Thanks to the generosity of Scholastic:

One winner will receive a Bailey lunchbox AND a copy of Bailey.
Two additional winners will also receive a copy of Bailey.
  
To enter:
1) Leave a comment
2) Follow Chronicle of an Infant Bibliophile and leave a comment letting me know.
3) Tweet, Blog, Facebook, or otherwise publicize this give away and leave a comment letting me know.

Three possible entries per person.  Deadline is midnight on September 17th.  Open to residents of the U.S. and Canada only.  Please include your email address in your comment if it is not in your profile, so that I have a way to contact the winner.

This give away is now closed.  The winners have been notified by email.

Disclosure: We received a publisher copy of Bailey at no cost in order to write this review.  If you click on any links in this post and purchase anything, we will earn a small commission through our affiliate relationship with Amazon.com.

31 comments:

Gina said...

We homeschool too, so I hadn't given much thought to this one, but it does sound like fun!

MaryAnne said...

This book does sound cute! I bet my kids would love it =)

MaryAnne said...

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Gina said...

I also follow you via Google Reader!

Amy said...

Although my little guy isn't quite school-aged yet, he is very interested in the whole idea and I think he would love this book!

Jackie H. said...

This sounds great! It would be perfect for us to have for next fall when my oldest will start attending school a few days a week.

Jackie H. said...

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Jackie H. said...

I tweeted this
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sweepmom said...

I would love to win this for my niece Bailey.

MichelleS said...

My little girl LOVES books.
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Nickolay said...

My nephew loves dogs and reading and would love this book! Thanks for the chance

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vmkids said...

I love the idea of having this lunch box

stacey signor said...

I would love to win this for my grandchildren :) ltlwavridr@yahoo.com

Allison said...

My daughter will love this. She loves every story she gets.

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Allison said...

Followed you

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Anonymous said...

This would be for my nieces!

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Diane52 said...

This story sounds adorable and i love that it comes with the matching lunch box.
Diane Baum
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degood said...

I think my daughter would love this book.

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degood said...

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kelley c said...

This book looks adorable. I know my first grade students would love it.

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Kellie Conklin said...

This book looks fabulous. As a to-be teacher I can see this being a great first week of school (or anytime!) read aloud! Thanks for the giveaway!
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Kellie Conklin said...

I'm a GFC follower (kconklin1028), thanks!
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Jim said...

Sounds like a great book to read

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Jim said...

i follow via GFC

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Jim said...

i tweeted

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c allen said...

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Gianna said...

I would love to win for my twins :)