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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