Win “Testing The Ice” Book with Kid’s hat, gloves and scarf set (5 winners)

CONTESTS | | October 19, 2009 at 8:51 pm



Congratulations Amy (book and hat, gloves and scarf set) and book winners

Diane, Andria, Erica, Carol

Two-time Caldecott Honor Book artist Kadir Nelson has been charged with creating memorable paintings that capture the essence of one of America’s finest heroes. Jackie Robinson’s legendary breaking of the color barrier in Major League Baseball is continued by his daughter’s Sharon as she honors her extraordinary father’s memory with her warm graceful storytelling.

The story revolves around Jackie after his retirement and moving to Connecticut, where although surrounded by a lake never goes out swimming or boating. When it freezes over he finally does go out but tests the ice carefully with his stick. It becomes clear that he cannot swim but the way he carefully gets to the center of the frozen lake is symbolic of his caring. Knowing that it is a Scholastic release is just another confirmation that this is a book worth reading and better yet, owning. I received a copy of this book to review and am glad to actually have a book with characters of color portrayed in such a strong and positive light.

You can win a book on Mommy Niri. In fact 5 readers can win a book each and one of the 5 will also win a kidorable hat, scarf and gloves set. To enter tell me what your favorite thing about winter and why (”count me in” type comments will not count). Make sure that you enter the correct contact details. Contest closes 25th October 2009. To earn extra entries, after you have left a comment, do one of the following, but make sure you leave a separate comment entry for each extra thing you do. This gives you additional ways to win the contest.

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  • Have a Blog? Blog about the contest and leave the url of your post
  • Leave a comment on any other non-contest post on Mommy Niri, and don’t forget to mention it here in a comment.

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    Sarah says:

    I love winter because I love snow, baking, and sweaters! And, most of all, I love the Holidays. Can I start playing Christmas music yet??

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    Lori says:

    I love a good snowstorm (as long as we are all safely at home!). There is something about looking out the windows at all that snow then bundling up with the kids and heading outside with the kids once it is over.

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    Lori says:

    I subscribe!

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    Pam R. says:

    My fave thing about winter is a cup of hot cocoa while snuggled in blankets after playing outside with my 3 yr. old.

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    We like snow tubing the best. There’s a very fun tubing hill very close to us. We live in Minnesota, so we have to at least make our peace with the winter as it lasts for 11 months (well it feels like it anyway. Thanks for the giveaway.
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    I subscribe to your blog. Thanks!

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    I follow you on Twitter (@joeandbridge) and tweeted your giveaway. Thanks!

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    rachel burke says:

    i love the snow because its so fun to play in with the kids

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    rachel burke says:

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    Allison Ranieri says:

    We love to go sledding as a family! Our tradition is to come in and have a cup of cocco with marshmallows and then watch a movie together. Love Winter!

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    Allison Ranieri says:

    Last year we built a snow fort between our house and our neighbors and had a snowball fight. We all had a blast. Im hoping this turns into one of our traditions!

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    karenM says:

    What I like about many things our family does in winter, we all look forward to building that first snowman,diggin out the sled in the garage and going down the hill, family ski trip, holiday dinners, the look of the snow and ice clinging to the branches is beautiful to me.
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    Jessica says:

    When I lived in Northern Virginia, I used to love the first snowfall. It was always so exciting to the see ground covered in a blanket of snow. Everything looked like a winter wonderland.

    Now that I’m in Florida, I look forward to cooler temperatures (60′s) during winter. I miss the seasons changing!

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    Jessica says:

    I am a facebook fan and follower.

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    Jessica says:

    I follow @MommyNiri on twitter and retweeted this give away.

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    Amanda Starr says:

    I love winter because I’d rather put on more clothes than take em off haha. Also it’s great for soups and hot coco!

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    Janna McNeil says:

    My favorite thing about winter is watching the kids get excited about the snow.

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    I am a fan on facebook.

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    amy warren says:

    i love making hot cocoa every night with my kids!

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    amy warren says:

    i subscribe.

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    amy warren says:

    i follow on twitter and retweeted.

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    Bridget Michelle Combs says:

    I love the colors of fall and Christmas as well as being able to warm up by the fireplace in the comfort of home with family.

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    Diane Baum says:

    I love winter, because spring is the next season!

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    Shelbie Johnston says:

    My fav thing about winter is snuggling up on the couch under a blanket, while the rain beats outside and reading a good book!

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    Shelbie Johnston says:

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    Shelbie Johnston says:

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    susan varney says:

    we love sliding

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    Julie L says:

    Taking walks and hearing the snow crunch under my feet, hot cocoa and going sledding

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    Gina says:

    I love coming into the house to have a cup of hot chocolate with marshmellows after shoveling

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    Kelly Ann T. says:

    I love the snow. We have such a great time sledding and playing in it.

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    Shannon says:

    I love playing in the snow.

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    John says:

    You can go outside and just play with children in the snow and make snow angels!

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    John says:

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    Natalia D. says:

    I like winter and Christmas time!

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    Carol Lawrence says:

    The feeling of satisfaction when I finally get out of my deiveway in the morning.

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    Monique Rizzo says:

    We love playing in the snow. Getting cold and coming in for hot chocolate and board games. Thanks for the chance.

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    angie says:

    My favorite thing is the snow.

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    Call me crazy, but I love the snow. Nothing beats watching the snow flakes fall while cozied up with a cup of cocoa. The light shining on the snow, both day and night, is amazing!

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    Meghan says:

    Watching my son make snow angels outside our window while I get the hot cocoa ready to warm him after a big hug…

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    Susan A says:

    My favorite thing about winter is that spring will be here soon.

    I live in an area that just gets cooler, maybe a couple of cold snaps, but no snow. I grew up in the Rockies and New England so winter to me means SNOW.

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    Susan A says:

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    Deb K says:

    My favorite thing about winter is the tress right after they snow~Beautiful!!

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    erica cooper says:

    My favorite activity in the winter is to go sledding with my immediate and extended family. We like to tube at a local ski area. I would love to win this book. I recenly listened to an interview about it on NPR. It was amazing to hear Mr. Robinsions daughter describe the sound of the ice cracking beneath his feet as she revisted this memory in the interview.

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    Annette E says:

    My favorite thing about winter is that I get to wear sweaters.

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    Andria says:

    I love heavy snow days. I live in Indianapolis, and we don’t get to many heavy snows. The 2 times that we did, my husband and I skipped work, and made a tasty seafood chowder in the crock pot. We just relax and enjoyed each others company. The kids and our great dane love playing in the snow in the backyard.

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    Andria says:

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    Ed Nemmers says:

    I am a fan!

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    Kerrie Mayans says:

    My favorite thing about winter is that I can start a fire in the fireplace, and curl up on the couch with a warm blanket and a good book and read in front of the fire.

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    shirley says:

    my favorite thing about winter is…when it snows on christmas morning…you never get too old for that…… least favorite thing about winter….ICE STORMS..14 days without electricity

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    Shane says:

    Sledding. Because it’s fun!

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    Amanda D. says:

    My favorite thing about winter is the one Snow Day we get each year. I live in the deep south, where snow is rare. However, we always get that one day where it snows an inch or two, so all the schools and everything closes down. Hubby and I are both teachers, so we get a Snow Day from work and get to play with our daughter in the snow. macd82 at gmail dot com

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    Divina says:

    I love snow on the weekends when I don’t have to drive in it. Last year Baby Boy was too little to play but this year he will be 18 months and will love it.

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    Favorite thing about winter: walking outside at night. I love how quiet and still the world is, how clearly you can hear your feet crunching through the snow and ice, the way your breath puffs in front of you and your nose tickles as it freezes! :)

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    Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    My favorite thing about winter is the brisk weather and that the holidays are getting closer. Plus I love changing out my kids wardrobe! :)

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    Susan Smith says:

    I like making a snowman with my children.

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    Rosey says:

    My favorite thing about winter is watching the landscape from the window after it snows. Why? Because it’s so serene and absolutely stunning.

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    Rosey says:

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    Candie L says:

    I like sledding; I just greatly dislike the cold. THank you

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    Candie L says:

    I tried to retweet (first time to attempt it ever, so not sure if right- cluster77). Thank you

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    Gabriel J. says:

    We love playing with the snow !

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    trixx says:

    Call me crazy, but I love the Winter. The air is clean and crisp. I also love wearing 101 layers of clothing. :)

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    gloria says:

    I like the coziness of staying inside and curling up by our electric fireplace because it’s comforting I guess.

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    Lisa says:

    I love Winter because there is nothing better than being in pjs with a big cup of hot cocoa!

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    Veronica Garrett says:

    My favorite thing about winter is ski lodges and ski runs because I love to ski.

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    Gianna says:

    I love fluffy snowfall.. it’s so beautiful to watch at night :)

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    Bridget Michelle Combs says:

    I love being able to snuggle with my boyfriend and kids in front of the fireplace and all of the holidays!

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    Clarissa Neiding says:

    the best thing about winter is snow days where no one has to go to school and we can all stay home togther

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    Letessha says:

    My fave is the snow because my kids love making forts and snowpeople.

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