Random Giveaway: The Lonely Moose

September 12, 2007

If you’ve been reading Design Mom from the beginning, you know I’m a fan of John Segal, the acclaimed children’s book author and illustrator. It turns out that John keeps writing and drawing, and I keep liking his work and wanting to tell people about it. In fact, John’s latest book, The Lonely Moose, just came out. He sent me an email about it — mentioning this particular story was 15 years in the making — and we both agreed that some celebrating was in order. So John is giving away TEN SIGNED COPIES of THE LONELY MOOSE in today’s Giveaway!!!

Ten signed copies = Ten winners!! Ten winners = good odds!!

We just received our copy of The Lonely Moose over the weekend and my kids LOVE it. Ralph, who takes great pride in being able to identify the work of his favorite authors and illustrators, studied it particularly and proclaimed it a hit. The story of an unlikely friendship is sweet, and as usual, Mr. Segal’s illustrations are enchanting. But my kids aren’t the only fans. The Society of Illustrators picked The Lonely Moose as one it’s Best Picture Books of the Year! Nice.

I’ll be honest, one of my favorite parts of having exchanged emails with John, is having signed bookplates to place in our copies of his books. And John Segal understands this fact. He knows how cool it is to have a signed copy of a book. So. To make this Giveaway extra-super-special, here is Mr. Segal’s generous offer: If any Design Mom Reader writes an email to John (johnsegal [at] mac.com) and includes a mailing address, Mr. Segal will personally send them a FREE SIGNED BOOKPLATE that can be placed in their own copy of The Lonely Moose.



You read correctly: ANY Design Mom Reader. Which means everyone can be a winner on this Giveaway. And you should know that it’s not just any old bookplate. It’s darling and John handcolors each one. Plus, you can specify to whom you would like Mr. Segal to inscribe the book plate. For example, “To Ralph, Maude, Olive, Oscar & Betty” or, “To the 2nd grade class at East Elementary.” (You can read more about the free bookplates here.)

As an additional FYI: I know that the last time I posted about John Segal, and he offered up Carrot Soup bookplates, they were super popular. If you missed your chance, it’s not too late. Carrot Soup and The Reluctant Dragon book plates are still available.

Wouldn’t it make a fun surprise for your children/nieces/nephews/neighbors — you could pick up a copy of The Lonely Moose, write to John for your free signed bookplate and put them together as a really lovely gift. Who wouldn’t love such special addition to their library?!

Thank you John Segal!

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{ 382 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Bridget September 12, 2007 at 2:16 pm

Oh, I would love them. Count me in.

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2 Spencer and Marleen September 12, 2007 at 2:17 pm

I love his illustrations. Please choose me.

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3 AP September 12, 2007 at 2:23 pm

My kids just got a new bookshelf for their room. This would be a perfect addition to their collection!

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4 Revsmith September 12, 2007 at 2:23 pm

Ah, what a wonderful giveaway ,yes please!

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5 Amber Sell September 12, 2007 at 2:23 pm

The illustrations are simply adorable! My daughter would love to read these books. Thank you for this giveaway.

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6 Donna September 12, 2007 at 2:24 pm

That’s awesome! Consider me entered.

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7 Megan September 12, 2007 at 2:25 pm

Fantastic giveaway!

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8 Andrea September 12, 2007 at 2:29 pm

LOVE children books, and I love his illustrations. Thanks for the giveaway!

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9 Jessica September 12, 2007 at 2:30 pm

Oh! Moose are my favorite!It sounds like a great story.

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10 debbie w. September 12, 2007 at 2:31 pm

Oh, I’m crossing my fingers for this one!

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11 Darcy September 12, 2007 at 2:32 pm

This would be so perfect for my schoolteacher sister!

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12 Eva September 12, 2007 at 2:33 pm

Add me to the many commenters wanting to be entered in the giveaway!

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13 JENNIE! September 12, 2007 at 2:33 pm

Love John Segal’s stories and illustrations! Pick me, me kids would love them! ;)

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14 Macy September 12, 2007 at 2:34 pm

The illustrations are fantastic and I would love to win a book. I already requested a “Carrot Soup” bookplate for my son’s book. Thanks for the giveaway!

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15 Chapman Family September 12, 2007 at 2:35 pm

I too am a John Segal fan and would love a signed copy of his latest and greatest!

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16 Kpaull September 12, 2007 at 2:36 pm

Yes, thank you! I am a bibliophile and am working on making my boys the same- I swear it is the only time I will try to mold them to me!

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17 {Karla} September 12, 2007 at 2:36 pm

those are such wonderful illustrations!!

Blessings,
Karla

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18 Jennifer September 12, 2007 at 2:39 pm

What great illustrations. So sweet!

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19 Okie Okasan September 12, 2007 at 2:40 pm

Lovely illustrations, and who doesn’t love a moose?

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20 Jaime September 12, 2007 at 2:40 pm

I would love to add this book to my child’s library. Pick Me!

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21 Angela September 12, 2007 at 2:41 pm

Haven’t read any of his books, but would love to!

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22 jubilant jess Ü September 12, 2007 at 2:50 pm

i wish i may… i wish i might…

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23 Number7 September 12, 2007 at 2:50 pm

After reading what seemed like every book off our bookshelf to my 3 year old last night, I could use a new great book around our house. Please pick me!

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24 sarah September 12, 2007 at 2:51 pm

I love this book and would feel so lucky to be picked!

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25 Monica September 12, 2007 at 2:51 pm

How fun!!I would love one!!!!

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26 Timeless Treasures Photography September 12, 2007 at 2:51 pm

What a cute book! My daughter A is a book worm! She loves to read at home, in the car, wherever she goes she can be found with a book. I would love to add this to her collection!!!

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27 Jean September 12, 2007 at 2:51 pm

This looks great. What a generous giveaway! The illustrations look great.

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28 Lydia September 12, 2007 at 2:54 pm

I love these books – my kids would be thrilled to have a signed one. Either way, I’ll definitely be asking for a bookplate. How generous!

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29 Lauren September 12, 2007 at 2:58 pm

Wow! Reading is our favorite thing in this house…that book looks beautiful!

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30 Amy September 12, 2007 at 2:59 pm

As an aspiring writer, I think it would be good juju to have a signed John Segal book on my shelves:)

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31 daisy September 12, 2007 at 3:01 pm

Finally.

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32 nicolew September 12, 2007 at 3:02 pm

oh, my, if only I can win this time. It will be perfect addition to my girl’s growing library!

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33 Mommy Bee September 12, 2007 at 3:04 pm

What an awesome giveaway! My daughter and I are both book lovers. We’d love to add his book to our collection! But, like Lydia said previously, either way, we’ll definitely be asking for a bookplate. Thanks!

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34 molly September 12, 2007 at 3:05 pm

Count us in. Our little bookworm would love this!

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35 Thyen Party of Four September 12, 2007 at 3:06 pm

Moose wander through our yard often – it would be so fun to have a great story in our shelves too :) (btw – we live in Northern Maine :) )

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36 Moesha September 12, 2007 at 3:06 pm

Awesome!! I hope me. I love his books!!

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37 Jo September 12, 2007 at 3:07 pm

John Segal’s books are fantastic! I’ll be honest – it will be hard to decide whether to keep this for my own library or pass it on to a young friend. Either way, it would be much appreciated!

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38 christy September 12, 2007 at 3:08 pm

Please pick me!

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39 meg September 12, 2007 at 3:09 pm

my kid would love it! put my name in the hat for them.

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40 Holly, Trevor, Max, and Annika September 12, 2007 at 3:09 pm

Thanks for introducing me to John Segal. I’m excited to check out all of his books.

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41 Angela September 12, 2007 at 3:10 pm

Great illustrations!

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42 tawnya September 12, 2007 at 3:12 pm

Very cool for my son’s blossoming library!

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43 Hol&J September 12, 2007 at 3:12 pm

I would be thrilled to win this book! John Segal’s illustrations are beautiful and I really love moose.

I even sculpted one out of clay in high school… but unfortunately I gave it away.

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44 Amanda September 12, 2007 at 3:13 pm

We love moose at our house!!

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45 Heath, Me, and the Wild Three September 12, 2007 at 3:13 pm

I would love a new book for my “wild three”!

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46 Debbi September 12, 2007 at 3:14 pm

Thanks John Segal and Design Mom!

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47 brooke September 12, 2007 at 3:16 pm

This book looks darling. My 4 year old son would love it!

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48 ~Kat~ September 12, 2007 at 3:17 pm

Oh my son adores his books! What a great gift it would be for me to win this for him :)

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49 Silly Marie September 12, 2007 at 3:21 pm

Since I found out I’m pregnant (due in October with my first), I’ve been on the hunt for quality children’s books. This looks great!

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50 Jamie September 12, 2007 at 3:26 pm

My kids would love these books. Please pick me.

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51 nettie September 12, 2007 at 3:27 pm

I love children’s books…I hope I win!

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52 Abbie September 12, 2007 at 3:28 pm

I always love a GOOD kids book.

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53 The Croshaw's September 12, 2007 at 3:32 pm

Reading before bed will never be better!

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54 chocolate canary September 12, 2007 at 3:34 pm

I have two little ones who have their fingers crossed.

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55 daryl September 12, 2007 at 3:34 pm

odds are there’s a moose in my future?!

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56 heather munson September 12, 2007 at 3:36 pm

What a darling book to read to my daughter.

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57 k8theriver September 12, 2007 at 3:38 pm

cross your fingers chlo.

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58 Emily September 12, 2007 at 3:40 pm

Thanks for the giveaway. We already got a cool Carrot Soup bookplate for a friend.

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59 Anonymous September 12, 2007 at 3:40 pm

These look like great books!

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60 Sarah September 12, 2007 at 3:44 pm

My kids love books and what a great book to add to our collection!

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61 Kathy September 12, 2007 at 3:46 pm

oh so cute. I’m a big fan a great children’s books with great illustrations!

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62 Jinjer September 12, 2007 at 3:47 pm

I love a good book. Hope I win!

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63 Lindy September 12, 2007 at 3:50 pm

I’ve already requested my nameplates! THanks for a great giveaway.

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64 valerie_fischer02 September 12, 2007 at 3:52 pm

What a great giveaway!

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65 Bananas September 12, 2007 at 3:53 pm

what a great giveaway!

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66 Brit September 12, 2007 at 3:53 pm

my little E would love a new book! He even knows how to say “moose” now, how perfect!

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67 mj September 12, 2007 at 3:54 pm

Beautiful cover–I’d love a copy of this book!

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68 Carly September 12, 2007 at 3:55 pm

Ooh, I’m all about books! Count me in…

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69 mk September 12, 2007 at 3:56 pm

Natalie is waiting to hear that she won!!

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70 Arin September 12, 2007 at 3:57 pm

We love books at our house. Pick me PLEASE!

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71 Andrea September 12, 2007 at 3:58 pm

Oh, I would LOVE to win this for my boy! :)

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72 marlene72 September 12, 2007 at 3:59 pm

Ah, what a sweet gift for my nephews. A perfect addition to their library! Count me in!

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73 La Yen September 12, 2007 at 4:00 pm

Gigi is currently all about moose (meese?) right now, so that is perfect!

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74 cabesh September 12, 2007 at 4:02 pm

Nothing better than books!

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75 Jenny September 12, 2007 at 4:03 pm

I got chased by a moose once. Maybe that will increase my chances of winning. I love the artwork in the books!

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76 Corey September 12, 2007 at 4:07 pm

My kids love all books. This would be a great addition to our library.

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77 CNC September 12, 2007 at 4:08 pm

pick me! n.b. “moose” is both plural and singular.

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78 Cassie September 12, 2007 at 4:10 pm

So cute! I could read it to my new little nephew,

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79 Muranda September 12, 2007 at 4:12 pm

I am totally in on this one!

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80 andrea scher September 12, 2007 at 4:12 pm

so happy to know about john’s books!

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81 Ben and Laura September 12, 2007 at 4:13 pm

I love his books! This would be a great addition!

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82 kitty ballou September 12, 2007 at 4:14 pm

I love to read.

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83 Bubbles September 12, 2007 at 4:17 pm

What awesome books!! Count me in!!

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84 Emilie September 12, 2007 at 4:18 pm

My two-year-old and I would love this. Sign us up.

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85 sunny September 12, 2007 at 4:18 pm

Great book! I’d love to surprise my nice Mimo (mimosa) with the book!

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86 Heather N. September 12, 2007 at 4:19 pm

Such beautiful illustrations! Please, please….PLEASE can I have a copy for my little boy?

Heather N.

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87 Meg September 12, 2007 at 4:19 pm

I’d love to win!

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88 Kristi September 12, 2007 at 4:24 pm

What a cool giveaway!! I love children’s books!

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89 nancy September 12, 2007 at 4:25 pm

Oh, pick me! My son loves it when I read to him. BTW, his dad’s nickname is “Moose” – so this would be perfect!aacw

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90 lilivw September 12, 2007 at 4:26 pm

We love Carrot Soup and would love to have his new book! Please pick us!

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91 Jenny September 12, 2007 at 4:26 pm

So fun! There’s nothing I like more than a good book, unless it’s a good book for my daughter :)

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92 Joanne (That Blue Girl) September 12, 2007 at 4:31 pm

My son is finally starting to be interested in us reading to him. I would love to win one of these!

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93 Angie September 12, 2007 at 4:35 pm

I LOVE John Segal! What a wonderful giveaway! Choose me :)!

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94 Cole's Kickn' Blog September 12, 2007 at 4:35 pm

How cute! My daughter would love it!

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95 Regan September 12, 2007 at 4:39 pm

This is so great!

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96 Hannah September 12, 2007 at 4:41 pm

My girls would love this. His books are so great.

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97 MamaChristy September 12, 2007 at 4:42 pm

Oh yes. We LOVE books in our house!

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98 Deb September 12, 2007 at 4:42 pm

Yipee! This is an awesome giveaway!

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99 Marie September 12, 2007 at 4:45 pm

This would be a wonderful addition to my children’s little library!

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100 Maryann September 12, 2007 at 4:45 pm

would love to add this book to our book collection

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