A little Irish field mouse is the subject of a new Irish children's picture book by County Cork native, Maureen O'Hanlon. In today's giveaway post, I'm delighted to introduce this little field mouse who's on his way to visit the rainbow.
Maureen has previously shared her lovely photography of Doneraile Park with us and today she has graciously provided two copies of her new children's book for two lucky readers to win.
But before I share the details of how to enter our sweepstakes, let's first join this friendly little field mouse on his adventures.
Author Maureen O Hanlon announces release of ‘The Little Field Mouse Visits the Rainbow’ -
DONERAILE, Ireland – In Maureen O'Hanlon’s new book,“The Little Field Mouse Visits the Rainbow” (published by AuthorHouse UK), a woman meets a small field mouse on his way to visit the rainbow. This children’s book teaches young readers about the colors of the rainbow.
One day, as she is strolling along the countryside, a woman comes across a little field mouse jumping up and down with joy in a field.
When she asks the mouse why he’s so happy, he explains he has an appointment to visit the rainbow at 2 o’clock.
With the help of the seven rainbow chiefs – Berry, Petal, Stem, Blade, Leaf, Clover and Bud – the mouse journeys to make his way to finally meet the rainbow.
Featuring pastel illustrations and large font, O"Hanlon explains the book is designed with young readers in mind.
She adds, “Because it’s educational, it will grasp their attention - it’s a funny, magical adventure and a very happy story.”
These books are written in a fireside, storytelling style using Irish spelling not American word format.
An Excerpt From “The Little Field Mouse Visits the Rainbow” -
The little field mouse had dressed in his best colourful clothes, a yellow hat with a purple rim, an orange jumper, blue pants, green socks and red shoes. He brushed his hair, cleaned his face, washed his paws, wiped his long tail and got his backpack ready.
Details and Where To Buy:
“The Little Field Mouse Visits the Rainbow”
By Maureen O Hanlon
Softcover | 8.5 x 8.5 in | 26 pages | ISBN 9781546292685
E-Book | 26 pages | ISBN 9781546292678
Maureen will ship her books anywhere in the world from Ireland, if you would prefer to order directly from the author. Simply send her an email and she'll get back to you to let you know how to use Paypal to purchase her books.
Maureen's Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Author:
Maureen O Hanlon was born in 1954 in Liscarroll, County Cork, Ireland. A professional hairdresser, her interest in story telling stems from telling made up stories to her children at bedtime. She now has six grandchildren.
Two lucky readers will win copies of The Little Field Mouse Visits The Rainbow by Maureen O'Hanlon.
To enter just leave a comment on this blog post by noon on Saturday, September 8th, 2018.
Any comment will do. What you write does not affect your chance of winning, but if you need inspiration why not tell us if you have a favorite children's picture book.
A winning comment will be chosen randomly. Remember to leave your e-mail so that I can contact you should you win. Your e-mail won’t be published, just used to contact our lucky contestants for mailing of the prizes.
The winners will be announced Saturday, September 8th, 2018, at the bottom of this blog post.
You may check out Irish American Mom’s complete terms and conditions for sweepstakes’ entries by clicking here.
A big thank you to Maureen O'Hanlon for sponsoring this giveaway and for sharing her field mouse tales with us today. Wishing her every success with her lovely childrens' books.
Feel free to share this giveaway with any friends or family with little ones to enjoy a little story about an adventurous Irish field mouse.
Winners Chosen September 8th, 2018
Two lucky winners were chosen using the Pick Giveaway Winner plug-in by Wordpress. Congratulations to:
Denise and Kathleen
I'll be in touch to arrange mailing of your prizes.
Many thanks to all who supported this little Irish American Mom giveaway and joined our discussion about children's books. And wishing Maureen every success with her writing.
Slán agus beannacht!
(Goodbye and blessings)
Irish American Mom
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