Friday, August 23, 2013

'Too Much Glue' Giveaway


I am often contacted by companies who offer me the opportunity to review their products on my blog.  99% of the time I say no. But 1% of the time I am presented with something that I think might really appeal to my readers and I say yes. The book Too Much Glue was one of those instances.

Written by Jason Lefebvre
Illustrated by Zac Retz

While this book seems at first glance to be primarily aimed at kids...I think it also connects to the kid in all of us no matter what age. From the press release: Although his teacher has warned him that too much glue never dries, Matty loves glue...So one day during art, he searches for the fullest glue bottles in the classroom and the fun begins...

And fun is what this book is all about. From the story that cannot help but make you laugh and smile to the colorful and exuberant illustrations, Too Much Glue will resonate with the artist in everyone. You cannot help but like this book. Take a peek inside here.

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The people at Flashlight Press have provided me with two copies of this book to give away. To be eligible, please leave a comment on this post by end of day Sunday, August 25th. And please make sure I have a way to contact you should you be the winner. Good luck! 

59 comments:

nacherluver said...

What a fun book and give-a-way! Thanks for the chance to win! If I am one of the lucky ones, reach me at my blog!

www.cranialpurge.blogspot.com

thx

MadBirdDesignsUK said...

Looks like a fun book.
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You can contact me via FB above :-)

Brian Kasstle said...

What a totally fun book! What I would like to know is:

Since the book is about MY artistic life(although they appear to have changed my name) are the publishers going to be contacting ME to sign off on the film and cartoon rights?

;-)

elle said...

ah, a great recommendation and one the grand kiddies and I could enjoy together. ;)

Kathryn said...

I'm smiling just looking at the cover. :0)

Patrice said...

I love books for children. My email is patricheart @ google.com

Thanks for the opportunity to win.

JaniceAileen said...

How fun! Looks like a book my littles and I would enjoy. :)

twelve_squared said...

what a fantastic idea! and I like the idea that he is a work of art after all that mess! I'd love an opportunity to read and enjoy this book and to share it with my niece who loves messes as much as the rest of us!

you can contact me through my contact me link on my blog which should associate itself here when I comment as it is also a blogspot blog.

Erica H. said...

Love this giveaway!!!

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Carol said...

Oh yeah the Grandkids would love this! And anything you recommend is a winner!

Patricia Wolf said...

I would love to win this for my so artistic grandson. Thanks for doing it Seth. Fingers crossed.

Anonymous said...

I think they may have used my grandson for inspiration! I'd love to have this book to share with him!
Lois K
kre8f1@yahoo.com

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Queen Esther said...

sounds like a great book and i wouldn't mind having it!
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By Way of Bittersweet Art Studio said...

Should I win this book give-a -way the book will not me glued to my hands for long, but will be given to my 5 year old granddaughter/artist who will never believe there is too much glue or too much glitter or that there is too much art to make.

Dianna said...

What a fabulous book! I would love to read this to my daughter's classroom!

If I'm lucky enough to win, you can contact me through e-mail at dlkronquist @ yahoo.com or through my blog at www.embellishedbydianna.blogspot.com.

Thank you, Seth, for such a great opportunity!

Handgathered said...

This book looks adorable, and yes, it might resonate with older glue-users?!? Thanks for the chance to win. Anni at Handgathered

Kathy Abraham said...

Cute book! If I win it will go to my artsy daughter who is finishing an elementary teacher credentialing program and wants to build a library of books for her future classroom!

Heidi Bound said...

Fabulous book! With school starting soon here in NYC, this is a book that I would love to share with the kids at PS98. Thanks for the opportunity, Seth!

Pam McKnight said...

Being a former elementary art teacher I can relate to this cute story! If I win I will share with art class I'll be teaching this November at the Library.

Ella said...

What sticky fun! Thanks for sharing Seth :D

Anonymous said...

I sure DO need aa few grins n giggles...there's never too much glue ! HOPE*HOPE to win...thanks * Blessings to all. from plumz soapz on FB

Beverley Baird said...

This is the second time in as many days I have seen a review of this book. It looks hilarious! Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance.


arlie707@hotmail.com

Darlene K Campbell said...

The too much glue kid is probably related to the kid that ate the paste. Remember him? I'm telling my age because we used paste instead of glue at school. A boy in our 1st grade class ate it like candy. Would most certainly love to win this book. Thanks for the chance Seth.

Bill said...

I looked at the preview, and it looks quite funny. I can't imagine being glued to the table. I can imagine putting too much glue on when trying to glue a coordinating paper to the back of a collage that I am going to bind into a book, though. Definitely guilty of using too much glue!

Jennifer McLean said...

Hi Seth,
This sounds like a hilarious book. I've been to your site many times and heard great things about you from Marit (owner of Featuring). I was surprised to find that I'd never signed up to follow you and when I did tonight, I'm officially your 1000th follower, I'm so honored, lol. Anyway, lovely giveaway and good choice for reviewing.
Best,
Jenn McLean of JustAddWaterSilly.com

Candy Rosenberg said...

OMG that book looks divine! Put my name in the hat, pretty please!

Michael Schmidt said...

As an artist who works with glue, I think I will really appreciate this.

www.schmidt-gallery.com

Karen Schroeder said...

The book looks like it would be so fun! Thanks for the chance to win!

Vic said...

Oh my gosh, this book would be perfect for the first grade classroom I volunteer in! Every year there's at least on exuberant glue user,

Christi Conley said...

What a delightful book! Thank you for the chance to own it :)

Hue and Me Art said...

Would love to win this for the kid in me....and for my grandson of course. Thanks for the chance.
patpat30@hotmail.com

Cheri Reed said...

Perfect book. I am a retired teacher who scrapbooks with a 2nd grade classroom. I am constantly reminding the kids to go easy on the glue. This would be fun to share with them. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win a copy.

john said...

Having taught elementary aged children for 36 years I know the use of glue by that age group. This book brings back so many glue memories. I glad this book was written. Thanks for offering it up as a give-away

Laura Strack said...

My Grand daughters would love this sweet book. They have the crafting bug like their Mimi and I know we would all have fun reading this together. Thanks for the book giveaway!!

Mickie said...

Looks like a fun book for the grandkids as I can relate. They all know the story of granny (me) super gluing three of my fingers to the fridge!

Eileen Bellomo said...

As a retired elementary school teacher, I can verify that the love affair between child and glue is the real thing! Whenever I did an art project with my kids there'd always be a few who covered their hands with Elmer's, waited for it to dry, then spent the remainder of the day peeling it off. Good times! LOL.

Ann said...

This sounds like a fun book and giveaway! If I'm one of the lucky winners (and feel generous : ), there are several young kids in my life who would undoubtedly love this story! Thanks, Seth!

Jacki Long said...

just in case ...
i'd love to win.
jlonginc@gmail.com.

Nan G said...

What a fun book! This will speak to the kid in all of us who use glue! Thanks for sharing.
froggydesigns3 at yahoo dot com

Pam said...

Thanks for an opportunity to win and not buy a great book for my classroom. I am a reading educator and award winning mixed media artist who is often made fun of because I barely own a piece of clothing without some trace of paint or glue on it. After looking inside, I love this book because it speaks to the part of an artist which cannot help playing with what they love!
Pam Malafronte
pamrossini@comcast.net

bellefrogworks said...

Oh my gosh Seth - what a great book! I think my 8 yo grandson and I would have a blast reading it! Looked at about 4 pages and couldn't stop smiling. I always say that artists have the soul of a child. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.

ArtPropelled said...

I have a special little someone who would love this book. Thanks Seth.

Lynn Cohen said...

My grand kids were here last week gluing away to their hearts content making art. You can see them at it on my Saturdays post! They'd love this book I am sure! Happy creating!

Barbara I. said...

It looks like this would be fun to read. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway, Seth. Contact me at bkisrael@gmail.com should I be the lucky winner.

{raisingAlexis} said...

This would be a great addition to our school library!

kwaj22 at gmail . com

angi eharis said...

count me in seth, i love all books! aloha, angi in hana

gretchen said...

You can never have enough glue-- lol- everything works better in moderation though.... :) Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.... -gretchen

Sheila said...

For me, there is never enough glue!

Teresa Jaye said...

Oh this DOES look like fun! While creating with my grand children I have a constant struggle with myself to keep quite and not have so many "rules"! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Aleta said...

Wow this looks like an awesome book! I'm gonna put it on my "to buy" list if I don't win :-)

Lolly said...

Sounds like a great book to share with my perfect grandkids. I'd love to be the lucky one.

cal8007 said...

Just looking at the book's front page reminds me of me when I'm decoupaging something! I'd love to have a copy! Thanks for the giveaway!

Carmen L

Anonymous said...

Looks great! Really love working with kids. Especially when I can also combine it with my love of art!

Madeleine
Mc_bowman@yahoo.com

Denise said...

This looks totally cute! My son would love it. Thanks for the chance to win a copy :)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wow, Seth. I may have made it just under the wire. This sounds like a fun, fun book.

Ravenpixielove said...

I'm in my early 50's and it was the thing to do when I was young was to eat the minty paste yum but what were we thinkin hahahaah your book would probley bring back memories hahahaa

raven said...

Ravenpixielove pushed wrong button

Rachel Whetzel said...

I missed the chance to win this!! So I went and pre ordered it. I can't WAIT to read it to the kiddos at my son's school!