Nov 8, 2009

Testing the Ice-Children's Book Giveaway

I was recently contacted to review the book Testing the Ice by Sharon Robinson (the daughter of baseball legend Jackie Robinson) and Illustrated by Kadie Nelson. I along with my two teenage daughters read this book individually and shared our thoughts and opinions about it. We all came to the same conclusion that the book was well written and the illustration was beautiful and unique. I really think this book is about bravery and unconditional love of a father. I won't lie, I had tears in the end. This book would be a great asset on any bookshelf and because it is an easy read, it would be great in the elementary school classrooms. It is a big book so you can really see the details in the pictures. Testing the Ice also makes a great gift especially with Holidays coming up.

Here is your chance to win your very own copy. Our sponsor has offered one grand prize winner the opportunity to win a copy of the book along with a cute scarf, hat and mittens (no specific color) gift pack. 4 additional readers will win 1 copy of Testing the Ice.



Here's how to enter:
Mandatory- *Simply leave a comment relative to the post. Comments that say "thank you" or "count me in" will be deleted. Want an additional entry? (You must complete the above method to qualify for extra entries)

--You can Twitter this giveaway (one per day) and leave me a link to your Tweet.
Example: Win a Testing the Ice gift pack from @momfiles http://bit.ly/o4d4m #giveaway

-- Facebook this giveaway, and please leave a separate comment/link for each entry to count. (one per day)

--Follow me on Twitter or friend me on Facebook (leave a comment with a link) If you already follow let me know.

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*Be sure to have a visible email address in your comment if you do not have a Blogger profile. Giveaway is open to US residents only. Deadline to enter is November 28, 2009 at 11:59 pm EST. Good luck!

Special thanks to Scholastic for sponsoring this giveaway and providing Momfiles with a copy of the book.

71 comments:

  1. Books Books I love Books!

    I would love to win this giveaway!

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  2. I would love to read Testing the Ice by Sharon Robinson It sounds like a good book.Thanks for the giveaway:)
    kats7960@gmail.com

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  3. I'd like to give this book to my God-daughter. For now, her mom can read it to her until she's ready to take it on herself.

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  4. What a wonderful book to read to a child.
    It gives the child courage to see what is out there in the world and test their "own Ice".

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  5. I would love to watch this inspiring story with my family.

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  6. This looks like a neat book to read to my daughter.

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  7. I would love to share this story with my kids.

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  9. http://twitter.com/dahliamomma/status/5553199241

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  10. This looks like a fun book and I believe my kids would love it! They really enjoy reading. Lucky me! lol I would much rather them read than be watching television all day long!

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  11. Tweeted this giveaway: http://twitter.com/theinsanewriter/status/5560548639

    I also already follow you on both facebook and twitter.

    Twitter: theinsanewriter
    Facebook: JoySmith

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  12. Facebook linked the contest! http://www.facebook.com/theinsanewriter?ref=nf

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  13. I love reading books to my kids. Sounds very interesting.

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  14. I tweeted
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  15. I follow your blog, button is on my blog and you're my favorite (that's my sucking up part of this comment) LOL :)

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  16. I checked out the amazon.com link and it says this book is for 4-8 year olds. I would love to get a copy for my daughters. It sounds like a great book.

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  17. I am now following you on twitter.

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  18. Please enter me in this giveaway. It would be a great addition to our classroom library and Breaking Barriers curriculum we use.
    juli
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  19. I'm glad to see that you and your teenage daughters enjoyed the book, even though it is meant for children. My daughters are ten years apart, 3 and 14, and this would be great for them to read together!
    Cassie
    cjm92995@yahoo.com

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  20. I love Kadir Nelson's work -- thanks so much for the chance to win this beautiful book!

    zenzart@hotmail.com

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  21. This sounds like great read! (Though I'd probably end in tears too.) I'd love to share the story with my son.
    mommastaci33(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  22. I'm now following on Twitter- www.twitter.com/MommaStaciA. Thanks!
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  23. I would like to win this for my grandson who is just getting interested in sports.
    smchester at gmail dot com

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  24. I would like to win this for my sons.
    Elizabeth
    mrsgerbil@hotmail.com

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  25. My son would LOVE this :)

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

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  26. My husband is a big fan of Jackie Robinson, so this would be a doubly great book to have in our reading collection.

    Thank you.
    msurosey@yahoo.com

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  27. Oooh, my kids (and I) would love this book. We have such an addiction to all things literary.

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  28. I'm your friend on facebook.

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  29. I Have your button on my blog

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  30. Pascha Dudley11/18/2009 10:47 AM

    If I win this prize I will gift it to the battered women's shelter I volunteer with or a child in need on my church's angel tree. This is the season for giving!

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  31. It sounds like the book would be great for any age. I think my daugther would love it for Christmas. Thanks!

    egreca at homtail dot com

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  32. We live with snow six months of the year. This would be very much appreciated.

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  33. I think that it is important to recognize the strength that Jackie Robinson had to make a dfference in the world as we know it. sharonaquilino(At)hotmail(dot)com

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  34. This sounds like a great book that I would love to read to my daughter.

    shawnac68@hotmail.com

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  35. I love kids' books that teach - and in this case it's both informational and with a lesson...

    janemaritz at yahoo dot com

    We posted about this giveaway at Winning Readings: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2009/11/testing-ice_26.html

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  36. new follower!

    janemaritz at yahoo dot com

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  37. unconditional love of a father-sounds like a great book for my granddaughter-the scarf, hat and mittens are also cute

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  38. My son is a baseball fan. He would enjoy reading this book :)

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  39. I am a current blog follower. I follow as jelaws5


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  40. I absolutely love ice skating! I think it's in part due to the fact that as a child, my father used to "flood" the back yard with the hose as soon as we were at freezing point, creating an ice skating rink for us in our own back yard! We used to have so much fun out there and I'd love to win this book as a reminder of just how much fun ice skating really is!

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  41. Happy Day After Studffing Day!

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  42. I love the art work on the cover
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  43. Tammy Pereira11/28/2009 12:41 AM

    Sounds like a good way for me to introduce the man Jackie Robinson to my young children. Ver nice illustrations as well.

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  44. I teach at an after school program and this would be a great addition to the classroom's library!

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  45. This sounds like a great book for my 9 year old. She is reading books so fast I can hardly keep up. Pretty soon I am going to have to give up trying to preread every book she reads. Thanks for the chance!

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  46. I would love to read this book to my kids. It looks like something they would and enjoy and is good for them thanks so much for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  47. i follow on twitter thanks eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  48. i follow on facebook my id is lepaige thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  49. This looks like an inspiring story - would love to share it with my son. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  50. Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/iloveagiveaway/status/6146872931

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  51. I follow you on Twitter (@iloveagiveaway)

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  52. Jackie Robinson ia a legend in American Sports History and I would LOVE for my kids to read this great book and learn more about this great man.
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  53. I tweeted this... http://twitter.com/packerfantimmy/status/6150432683
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  54. I follow on twitter-packerfantimmy
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  55. sent facebook friend request-tim hughes
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  56. I would love to add this to our collection.My 4 kids love books.Thanks!

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  57. This sounds like a fabulous book! Thanks for the contest!
    airalynn@gmail.com

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  58. We are gearing up for winter.
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  59. I think it is very important for children to learn about multi-culturalism. Thank you

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  60. Sounds like an interesting read :)

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  61. This book sounds very interesting. I'll definitely check it out!

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  62. My daughter would love to read this book. She is interested in learning about race relations and pioneers in black history. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  63. Sounds like it is a good book. My daughter in elementary school would probably like this, as she just went skating for the first time last week.

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  64. i want to win to give to my cousin, so she can have something new to read to her 3 little ones.

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