October sees the 40 year anniversary of Child’sPlay’s much-loved The Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly. To celebrate the anniversary of this classic book, the lovely folk at Child’sPlay would like to share the love and give you a chance to win your own Old Lady. We have 5 prizes of the brand new 40th anniversary edition book to give away. Look at it, isn’t it beautiful?
But that’s not all…! Because of my love of all things library based, you can also win a copy for your nominated school or nursery library! So that’s TEN sparkling new copies up for grabs. 5 winners will each receive a book for themselves and one for their chosen school library or classroom. Just add a comment below to win.
This is a book that means a lot to me. I have fond memories of my dad reading this story to me in a sing song voice, getting faster and faster through the repeated sections and then becoming slow and mournful at the end of the verse. I can clearly remember the excitement and the joy, nodding my head along and trying to join in and catch up with him as he sped through all the animals. I remember the anticipation of the end, trying to hold in the squeal of glee. Most importantly, I remember it as being fun! Fun that we shared together, our secret way of singing the story that always ended in fits of giggles and choruses of ‘again, again’.
The Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly is a well-loved classic and this new anniversary edition is destined to become a must have for a whole new generation of children.
For your chance to win, write a quick comment below. It could just say ‘Hello, me please!’ or you could share your memory of The Old Lady, or the name of your favourite Child’sPlay book.
5 winners will be randomly selected using the traditional ‘names pulled out of a hat’ method. Entry is open to all UK residents. Open until midnight Sunday 6th October. Winners will be announced here and on Twitter on Monday 7th.
Double your chances to win! Head over to ReaditDaddy’s for another chance to win.
Huge thanks to the gorgeous folk at Child’sPlay for giving me the chance to help celebrate The Old Lady’s 40th.
Woooo hoooo! I can happily reveal the winners of the comp.
Please get in touch with me by email firstname.lastname@example.org or twitter @carmenhaselup and we’ll talk prizes!
Commiserations to those who didn’t get pulled from the hat (technically a biscuit barrel) but thanks for taking the time to enter.