John Segal’s Carrot Soup — Giveaway-A-Day 11/16

November 16, 2006


Find the winner for yesterday’s Giveaway at the bottom of this post.

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I am so delighted to announce that for today’s Giveaway, award-winning, super-cool, yellow-bike-riding, illustrator John Segal will send the winner an AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF HIS CHILDREN’S BOOK: CARROT SOUP!!!



Written and illustrated by the talented Mr. Segal.
Take one rabbit, patiently growing carrots. Add his friends — Mole, Dog, Cat, Duck, and Pig. Mix all ingredients together for a superdelicious surprise! The Society of Illustrators has selected Carrot Soup as one of it’s outstanding illustrated books of the year.

John Segal has an excellent website where you can see more of his really terrific work, read reviews of his books and see how his talents also include design and editorial illustrations.


from Musicians of Bremen


from The Reluctant Dragon
Earlier, for one of my Book of the Week posts, I featured this lovely tale. It’s one of my — and my children’s — favorite books. You can read my post here.


from The Lonely Moose — coming Fall 2007

Carrot Soup would be a total boost to any child’s library and it would be perfect under your tree this year. If you’re not the lucky winner, you can find a copy of Carrot Soup here.

Thank you, John Segal!

Want to know more about this talented illustrator? Here’s a little blurb from his site: John Segal is an author and designer living in New York City. He has two children and lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, near Central Park, where he often can be found riding a yellow bicycle. You can also read a lovely article about him here.

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Giveaway Reminders:
-You have until midnight EST today to enter this giveaway.
-Just make a comment on this post to enter — any comment.
-One entry per person.
-Winner will be randomly picked and announced in the morning.
-What’s Giveaway-A-Day? Read here.

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Handsome Devil Press, 11/15 Winner is:
Alexis, who commented: “Love the one with the dog run.” (at 8:01pm EST).
Congratulations Alexis! Please email me your shipping address by using the email link on my blog.

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{ 76 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Namona November 16, 2006 at 7:31 am

Yeah! I’m the first commenter! :) We definitely love books around here and this looks like a great one!

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2 Amy W November 16, 2006 at 7:55 am

Considering my oldest’s love for books, this one would definitely be a great addition to her collection.

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3 Anonymous November 16, 2006 at 8:12 am

My grandmother was also an illustrator. These are lovely.

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4 Karen Rani November 16, 2006 at 8:14 am

That book looks like something my oldest, Dylan, would love!

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5 Erin November 16, 2006 at 8:19 am

great illustrations.

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6 Natalie* November 16, 2006 at 8:21 am

there are few people as love and tallented as those who illustrate for children’s books – so fun!

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7 allie November 16, 2006 at 8:28 am

John Segal’s This Is Maine was one of the first gifts I gave to my husband when we were just newly dating. We’re schoolteachers and truly passionate about picture books!

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8 tjheuton@hotmail.com November 16, 2006 at 8:32 am

This looks like a great book!

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9 Laura November 16, 2006 at 8:38 am

Love these books!

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10 Anonymous November 16, 2006 at 9:02 am

Congrats Alexis!!! YEY..I love to read kids books! Oh..and so do my kids. LOL.

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11 Anonymous November 16, 2006 at 9:02 am

I love children’s literature! Good giveaway!

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12 Emily November 16, 2006 at 9:19 am

This is so fun, but I’m wondering how a mom of 5 has time to find prizes and give them away every day!

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13 Emily S. November 16, 2006 at 9:32 am

Beautifully illustrated children’s books – my favorite!

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14 Josh November 16, 2006 at 9:41 am

Yeah for new kids books! We can never have too many of those.

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15 HeatherAnne November 16, 2006 at 9:43 am

I love a good children’s book! By the way, Design Mom, do you mind that I live in Germany? Will you and your sponsors ship a give-away on the other side of the ocean, if I am so lucky?

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16 Rebecca November 16, 2006 at 10:05 am

We’ve been meaning to get the Reluctant Dragon ever since you told us about it, a few years ago. Maybe for Christmas!

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17 Anonymous November 16, 2006 at 10:10 am

ohh pretty! i loved the Musicians of Bremen

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18 Leslie November 16, 2006 at 10:13 am

my kids love to read, pick me!

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19 lchan November 16, 2006 at 10:16 am

These are awesome!

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20 sarah h November 16, 2006 at 10:37 am

yes, design mom, how does a mom find time to arrange and send fabulous prizes? The book looks darling!

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21 katie November 16, 2006 at 10:49 am

i’m a sucker for books. its nice to have guidance. thanks.

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22 ikkinlala November 16, 2006 at 10:51 am

I would love to enter this giveaway.

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23 Lisa F. November 16, 2006 at 11:02 am

Thanks for this post. I have not read any of his books yet.

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24 Lindsay November 16, 2006 at 11:17 am

Can’t have too many books.

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25 lisa v. clark November 16, 2006 at 11:21 am

I love books AND yellow bikes.

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26 Angel November 16, 2006 at 11:27 am

When I read the title of this post, I thought it was for actual carrot soup, but a book for the boy is even better!!!

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27 Becca Syphus November 16, 2006 at 11:27 am

nice.

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28 Rachel November 16, 2006 at 11:37 am

toss my name in!

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29 Laura November 16, 2006 at 11:39 am

I can’t believe I hadn’t heard of this book before – carrot soup is the only kind my two year-old will eat!

Once again, I wish I could draw …

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30 Diana M November 16, 2006 at 11:39 am

I’ve loved childrens books long before I had any kids of my own. The illustrations are amazing!

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31 alli November 16, 2006 at 11:53 am

Thanks for showcasing many great books for the little guys! I am a first time mom and looking for ideas.

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32 amy November 16, 2006 at 11:54 am

And what happened then…?
Well…in Who-ville they say
That the Grinch’s small heart
Grew three sizes that day!

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33 Kara November 16, 2006 at 12:01 pm

My girls would love this book!

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34 love.boxes November 16, 2006 at 12:02 pm

very cute book!!! :)

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35 Factotum November 16, 2006 at 12:11 pm

Looks like an awesome book for my kids!

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36 amylinp November 16, 2006 at 12:14 pm

Yeah for books!

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37 kirsten November 16, 2006 at 12:14 pm

I would do just about anything for a good book.

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38 Anonymous November 16, 2006 at 12:16 pm

Looks like a great book! I am crossing my fingers…

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39 Anonymous November 16, 2006 at 12:25 pm

no matter what, i’m excited to read this book!

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40 sarahdavemalcolm November 16, 2006 at 12:38 pm

Carrot Soup? UMMMM… Count me in!

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41 Jenni November 16, 2006 at 1:06 pm

yoo hoo, i’m in

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42 Anonymous November 16, 2006 at 1:12 pm

please, please, please let me win!

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43 patricia November 16, 2006 at 1:14 pm

Take 3- great book! Love these giveaways!!!

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44 Sibbetts November 16, 2006 at 1:14 pm

can’t win a contest as anonymous! oops.

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45 Denise November 16, 2006 at 1:19 pm

Who wouldn’t want to win a John Segal book? Great author pick, Design Mom!

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46 Juliane November 16, 2006 at 1:23 pm

Love the book!

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47 Anonymous November 16, 2006 at 1:26 pm

The illustrations are so sweet! I just love your book posts. Keep them coming!

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48 Anonymous November 16, 2006 at 1:36 pm

I love the illustration in this book!

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49 Michele_3 November 16, 2006 at 1:55 pm

Even if I don’t win this book, I would love to buy it and read it to my 3 year old!
I love the illustrations and the story sounds really cute!

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50 Cafe Johnsonia November 16, 2006 at 2:14 pm

We would love to add that to our collection. We like all rabbits, soups, carrots, and books about rabbits, soup, and carrots.

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51 Anonymous November 16, 2006 at 2:17 pm

What great books. My kids love books, I may have to get them some of these for Christmas!

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52 Natalie November 16, 2006 at 3:04 pm

Beautiful illustrations! We’re always open to new children’s books. Thanks!

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53 Debbi November 16, 2006 at 3:46 pm

I love the illustrations, I might have to make a trip to Borders!

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54 Anonymous November 16, 2006 at 3:54 pm

They look like great books!

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55 wendysue November 16, 2006 at 3:56 pm

Time to read kiddos!!

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56 kathryn c. November 16, 2006 at 3:58 pm

I just love well illustrated children’s books. Just so the local folks know, there is a book sale at St. James the Less in Scarsdale this weekend. Check thejournalnews.com for more info. They always have tons.

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57 Stepi November 16, 2006 at 4:03 pm

love it!! Want it!!!

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58 Brooke November 16, 2006 at 4:28 pm

Charming book. Like Segal, I have a fondness for beautiful, small objects.

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59 Angela November 16, 2006 at 4:43 pm

You can never have too many picture books. Maybe this will inspire my three-year-old to eat his veggies…

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60 liliv November 16, 2006 at 4:48 pm

We love books at my house and love storytime. We would love to add this to our collection.

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61 Anonymous November 16, 2006 at 4:51 pm

what a fun book!

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62 michelle November 16, 2006 at 5:14 pm

count me, please.

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63 Bek November 16, 2006 at 5:33 pm

Lately I have been choosing the books I buy for my kids based whether is has good pictures, not a good story. It is wonderful to find one that has both!!!

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64 Bubbles November 16, 2006 at 6:37 pm

This looks like a great book to add to our collection!

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65 Megan November 16, 2006 at 7:05 pm

I haven’t read his books before. The illustrations are great. If Gabby recomends it then it must be good. We’ll have to put it on our library list.

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66 Anonymous November 16, 2006 at 8:00 pm

I love children’s books.

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67 Anonymous November 16, 2006 at 8:01 pm

I love children’s books.

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68 Anonymous November 16, 2006 at 8:06 pm

this would make a good christmas gift

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69 Anonymous November 16, 2006 at 8:53 pm

Very cute book!

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70 Jessica November 16, 2006 at 9:29 pm

These look like great books!

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71 john November 16, 2006 at 10:29 pm

Wow. Such responses!

Many thanks to Gabrielle for this terrific site, and for writing such nice things about both The Reluctant Dragon and Carrot Soup.

And thanks to all who responded.

John Segal

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72 Anonymous November 16, 2006 at 10:30 pm

Design Mom: I’m with sarah h and emily (and probably many more of us)…you must reveal how you balance a career as a graphic designer/art director and keep up such a fabulous blog, let alone make time to have a giveaway-a-day. You have 5 adorable children (and one is an infant!) and you are always doing such creative, fun things for them–so are they good nappers? do you have daycare help? does grandma live with you? Seriously, how do you balance it all? For those of us who have just discovered you, we’d love to know more!

One more question…how do you get the “random” winner for these giveaways? Just curious. ;)

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73 s t r i n g b i n g November 16, 2006 at 11:19 pm

I am such a fan of great picture books! I would love to add a new one to the collection. ;)

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74 TftCarrie November 16, 2006 at 11:49 pm

I love kid’s books! Yippee!

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75 Design Mom November 17, 2006 at 12:08 am

11/16 Giveaway is closed.

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76 Design Mom November 17, 2006 at 10:20 am

To the most recent Anonymous commenter on this post:

Good questions. To pick a winner, I number all the comments, excluding multiple entries (either intentional or unintentional) and anonymous comments. Then I use a random number generator like this one: http://www.random.org/nform.html and that’s the winner.

As far as how I manage my time, send me an email and we can have a discussion.

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