Guest Post & Giveaway: Bruce Littlefield’s Writing Space

Normally, I’m not a children’s book reviewer, but there are those occasions when a kid’s book will grab my attention, especially if it has a good message and includes dogs.  I’m a sucker for a good dog book; must be the dog owner in me.

I recently read and reviewed Bruce Littlefield’s The Bedtime Book for Dogs, which he wasn’t kidding when he titled it because dogs do understand the book and will often beg for treats or a trip outside if you are reading it to your little one.  Wiggles and I have read this book a number of times, and she loves the colorful illustrations by Paul S. Heath.  Check out my review if you missed it.

Today, however, we have a special treat . . . a glimpse into the writing space of Bruce Littlefield:

My summer writing perch is on my front porch swing with the Esopus Creek running behind me.  Growing up in South Carolina, my grandparents had a huge southern porch.  I’d sit out there with my notebook and sip her sweet ice tea and dream up my stories. Edgewater Farm, my house in the Catskills of NY, used to be a bungalow colony (think Dirty Dancing) and I like to write here.  It’s got a lot of creative vibe.

Thanks, Bruce, for sharing your writing space with us and let’s hope it continues to inspire you.

Now for the giveaway:  I have 1 copy of the book for a US/Canada winner.

1.  Leave a comment on this post about your favorite children’s book you remember reading or that you’ve read to your child.

2.  Spread the word about the giveaway via Twitter, Facebook, etc., and leave a link for a second entry.

Deadline is June 20, 2011, 11:59PM EST


  1. that book is so cute! im a dog person myself. i currently have 5…and ones a great dane. lol im always bringing home animals! thanks for the giveaway!
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  2. I have so many favorites, it’s hard to pick! I love Little Pea by Rosenthal, almost anything by Mo Willems or Jan Thomas. Oh, and I second Pete the Cat – I Love My White Shoes!!
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  3. Margaret says

    One of my all time favorite’s is Socks for Supper by Jack Kent. It is about a poor man and his wife who envy the neighbors and their cow for all they have to eat is turnips. They form a plan to trade with them for milk and cheese however they do not have any thing apart from an old sock so the wife then uses the man’s shirt to knit one to match and over over they trade until the poor man has no shirt left. It’s now my daughter’s favorite too!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  4. Linda Kish says

    The one I most enjoyed reading to my son was Mortimer K Saves the Day.

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  5. No need to enter me for this one, but The Girl’s favorite book, as you know, was Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton. I so love the porch swing! I’d be out there writing and reading if I had one.

    I’ve posted the giveaway in my sidebar.
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  6. What a lovely writing space!

    My favorite children’s book is currently Goodnight Moon, because my 1 yr old has just discovered it.

  7. Patricia Boyle says

    My favorite children’s book is Only One Woof by James Herriot.

  8. I would love to win this book to share with my grandson. As my own children were growing up our favorite book to share was Read-Aloud Poems Every Young Child Should Know. My 26-year-old granddaughter still has and treasures that book. Thanks for the giveaway.

  9. amandasue hurray says

    We like give a moose a muffin

  10. I am so jealous of that porch swing! What a perfect place to write. 🙂

    One of my favorite books is Oh The Things You Can Think by Dr. Seuss. Actually, any Dr. Seuss book, but I really love that one.
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  11. I teach kindergarten. My new favorite kids book is Pete the Cat – I Love My White Shoes! Check it out!!


  12. I love this line: “Normally, I’m not a children’s book reviewer..” Serena, you are SO going to be one in no time at all! :–)

    One of my favorite books to read to children is actually of book of children’s poetry, although I think it is out of print now. It is “Catch Me & Kiss Me & Say It Again” (rhymes by Clyde Watson and pictures by Wendy Watson). It’s got a bunch of “interactive” rhymes that you can act out with children, such as tickling them at the right moments, etc.
    rhapsodyinbooks´s last blog post ..Review of “Play Dead” by David Rosenfelt

    • That sounds like my kinds of kids book with the poetry and the fun interactive rhymes!

      I’m not sure how many children’s books I’ll be reviewing…I haven’t really had time to think about it.


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