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 tami September 12, 2007 at 4:45 pm

yes, please.

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2 Gwen September 12, 2007 at 4:46 pm

My new kindergartener would really enjoy this book.

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3 Megan September 12, 2007 at 4:53 pm

So exciting. I love his books, I’m in on this one.

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4 TheMoncurs September 12, 2007 at 4:59 pm

Count me in! I’m currently trying to fill up baby-boy-to-be’s bookshelf and this would be such a great addition!

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5 The Trendy Couple September 12, 2007 at 5:05 pm

This would be great for my classroom!

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6 The Brandleys September 12, 2007 at 5:06 pm

Wow this would be awesome I collect anything moose and I believe that my little 7 month old would love it too!

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7 pepper September 12, 2007 at 5:10 pm

Good children’s picture books are on my list of favorite things. I look forward to reading this book.

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8 JMG September 12, 2007 at 5:11 pm

Great odds today! I am a lover of children’s books – I also love the bookplates.

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9 Dansie Family September 12, 2007 at 5:12 pm

my kids favorite pastime is reading, so any addition to our library is great, especially a cute book like this one.

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10 Carrie September 12, 2007 at 5:16 pm

My kids and I are big John Segal fans and would absolutely love a signed copy of his book!

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11 Brooke September 12, 2007 at 5:22 pm

Good books are the best prize!

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12 Opening Pandora September 12, 2007 at 5:23 pm

Count us in DD is a real bookworm, and would be thrilled at a signed copy of a book!

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13 Pickel September 12, 2007 at 5:27 pm

Kiddie Lit fan here…

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14 Queen Scarlett September 12, 2007 at 5:27 pm

I am in love with good children’s books. A signed copy… is coming my way… (;-) the secret works, right?)

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15 Sara W. September 12, 2007 at 5:33 pm

These are such cute books! I’m always looking for great kids books since I lead a kids book club at church…(plus we live in Moose Country in NH!) (c: Pick me please!!!!

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16 Christine Curtis September 12, 2007 at 5:39 pm

I would love a copy of that book!

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17 Brett and family September 12, 2007 at 5:55 pm

My kids and I love books. Add us to the list-thanks!

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18 Lorin&Heather September 12, 2007 at 5:56 pm

Oh, my kids would LOVE this book!! We’re feeling lucky!!

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19 Kate The Great September 12, 2007 at 6:01 pm

The count is now 118 comments. Still. A book. I love books. I love collecting books for my future children.

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20 citymama1 September 12, 2007 at 6:03 pm

I’m quite the bibliophile when it comes to children’s picture books.

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21 Lauren Quinn September 12, 2007 at 6:04 pm

I love these books, and would love to have a chance to win one!

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22 melissa September 12, 2007 at 6:07 pm

Would love this book for my little ones.

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23 Holly Marie September 12, 2007 at 6:09 pm

this is so cool I am an elementary teacher and my students would adore this!

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24 Korrin September 12, 2007 at 6:14 pm

If we were picked we would promise to keep the moose company. So he wouldn’t be lonely anymore.

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25 Rebecca U September 12, 2007 at 6:17 pm

Sounds wonderful.

Rebecca U

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26 2P and Super B September 12, 2007 at 6:21 pm

I am a teacher to young children and would love them!!

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27 C. September 12, 2007 at 6:30 pm

Oooh, I would love it!

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28 Lindsay September 12, 2007 at 6:38 pm

I’m such a book-aholic. I hope I win.

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29 Caroline September 12, 2007 at 6:42 pm

lovely addition to the library!

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30 Caroline J. September 12, 2007 at 6:48 pm

What a great giveaway! My kiddos would love to receive these books as gifts!

P.S. – Their b’day is the end of this month! ;)

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31 Jodi September 12, 2007 at 6:48 pm

I love children’s literature. To get a signed copy would be a treat!

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32 Raquita September 12, 2007 at 6:50 pm

I would love to have a copy of this book for my girls…

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33 Holly September 12, 2007 at 6:54 pm

Yep. Definetley want one.

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34 Jill September 12, 2007 at 6:56 pm

Pick me!!!

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35 jen September 12, 2007 at 6:59 pm

Yea! What a great giveaway!

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36 stringbing September 12, 2007 at 7:18 pm

The children (and adults) in this house would love any of his books… :) Such a fun giveaway!!

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37 The Mom of 'em September 12, 2007 at 7:18 pm

Very nice giveaway! Would love the book.

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38 Sharleen September 12, 2007 at 7:20 pm

So much fun!

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39 karina September 12, 2007 at 7:23 pm

my daughter’s stuffed moose never leaves her nine-month-old hands. she would love this book.

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40 nemens September 12, 2007 at 7:26 pm

I think I love children’s books more than my son does. I hope we win a copy!

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41 Alicia September 12, 2007 at 7:28 pm

I’m excited to win this book and read it to my son!
Alicia

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42 Blue House Mom September 12, 2007 at 7:29 pm

Another great giveaway!

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43 shorelinesue September 12, 2007 at 7:30 pm

Hooray! I love books! Hope I win. :)

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44 Amanda September 12, 2007 at 7:30 pm

I can’t even tell you how much I’d love to add this to my daughters’ library!

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45 Catherine September 12, 2007 at 7:39 pm

What a very lovely offer.

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46 Jus September 12, 2007 at 7:43 pm

I have never heard of Mr. Segal – thank you for the intro I am off to google ;)

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47 Amber Joi* September 12, 2007 at 7:48 pm

I just started my first year of teaching and my very own library. This would do me good. Thanks!

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48 Kristy September 12, 2007 at 7:51 pm

Fun giveaway! I love collecting children’s books.

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49 Kirsten Michelle September 12, 2007 at 7:52 pm

one can never have too many great books come storytime ;-)

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50 Julie Hill September 12, 2007 at 8:00 pm

WOW! What a great giveaway. Count me in too. Thanks!

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51 Julie September 12, 2007 at 8:02 pm

These look adorable! Pick me please!!

julieahudson[at]hotmail[dot]com

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52 pjmesser September 12, 2007 at 8:11 pm

Okay~ I want this one really bad!

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53 GiGi September 12, 2007 at 8:13 pm

Beautiful!..

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54 Betsy September 12, 2007 at 8:19 pm

This would be a perfect present for my son’s 2nd birthday. Yay!

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55 Rebecca September 12, 2007 at 8:23 pm

There’s no better gift (or giveaway) than a book!

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56 Natalie September 12, 2007 at 8:24 pm

awe, i’d love one!!

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57 ummsultan September 12, 2007 at 8:26 pm

so cute ..My little one would love this

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58 sarah starr September 12, 2007 at 8:29 pm

I think Moose and I would get along very well.

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59 Anth September 12, 2007 at 8:30 pm

That looks cool!

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60 shauna September 12, 2007 at 8:31 pm

Would be put to good use with my three little ones…

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61 Sarah September 12, 2007 at 8:35 pm

Let me win one!

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62 Crystal September 12, 2007 at 8:37 pm

Pick me! Pick me! My son is enchanted by animals–this book would be perfect for his library.

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63 Katharine September 12, 2007 at 8:43 pm

My children and I would love to add his books to our collection! Hope we win!! Thank you for so much bloggy fun!

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64 Montserrat September 12, 2007 at 8:57 pm

Books are precious at our house. We love to snuggle under handcrafted quilts and read together. We are also BIG fans of John Segal. His books just touch a chord in both old and young.

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65 breckster September 12, 2007 at 9:07 pm

We would read it and read it!

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66 steph September 12, 2007 at 9:15 pm

gorgeous books!

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67 Qtpies7 September 12, 2007 at 9:19 pm

Sounds like a really fun book! My little ones would love a new book.
I’m letting people know about this on momsblogging.com and on my contest blog.

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68 Shauna September 12, 2007 at 9:20 pm

Love the books and love the odds of winning!

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69 Stephenson Family September 12, 2007 at 9:21 pm

This looks like a great addition to our ‘library.’ My kids can’t read books fast enough and they would love this colorful book! Thank you for a great giveaway!

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70 Michael & Ashley September 12, 2007 at 9:21 pm

I am obsessed with children’s books and need to add more to our small collection.

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71 severts5 September 12, 2007 at 9:22 pm

please pick me!!!

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72 Jessica September 12, 2007 at 9:24 pm

My kids would love these, what a wonderful giveaway!

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73 Kirsty September 12, 2007 at 9:26 pm

I’ll enter if I can pay for shipping to Australia! Thanks for the blog,
Kirsty in Oz

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74 Stephanie September 12, 2007 at 9:28 pm

My kid can’t read yet, but I can…

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75 Dawn September 12, 2007 at 9:29 pm

Books are the best gift ever!

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76 fiona September 12, 2007 at 9:31 pm

What great illustrations…I think that I like children’s books more than my children!

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77 Skye Lee September 12, 2007 at 9:37 pm

What beautiful books. I would love to know what is inside!

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78 mamabaker September 12, 2007 at 9:41 pm

My family and I go nuts over children’s books. This would simply be perfect on our bookshelf in my daughters room. Pick me pick me!!

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79 tonya September 12, 2007 at 9:45 pm

we love books around here.

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80 Jill September 12, 2007 at 9:45 pm

oh I would love one! We need more kids books!

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81 Koenig Family Blog September 12, 2007 at 9:46 pm

My son is an BIG reader (he’s 3) and would LOVE this book!

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82 stella g September 12, 2007 at 9:49 pm

what a GREAT giveaway… who doesn’t love a good book – or 10!

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83 Anna September 12, 2007 at 10:06 pm

You can never have too many books, and I can’t wait to read this one.

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84 Emily S. September 12, 2007 at 10:08 pm

This is so cool!

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85 Stephanie J. September 12, 2007 at 10:11 pm

I would love to read his work! I am a new Mom!

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86 Amy September 12, 2007 at 10:18 pm

I love his illustrations in Musicians of Bremen. We would love to add another of his books to our collection! And with a signed bookplate no less. Very cool!

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87 Jenny-up the hill September 12, 2007 at 10:26 pm

I just love wonderfully illustrated childrens’ books…please count me in!

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88 Heidi September 12, 2007 at 10:30 pm

My kids and I would love this book. I think they aren’t old enough yet to get how cool it is to have a signed copy of a book, but I will try to explain it to them if we win.

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89 Tamela September 12, 2007 at 10:37 pm

Oooh, nothing better than a great children’s book.

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90 Rynell September 12, 2007 at 10:41 pm

I love his books….
I hope better odds are lucky for me!

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91 natalie September 12, 2007 at 10:41 pm

my little guy would love, love, love “the lonely moose”.

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92 Shannon September 12, 2007 at 10:44 pm

We love books.

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93 Jenny September 12, 2007 at 10:46 pm

Pretty please… my boys would love this book! (ok…I would love this book!)

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94 Miriam September 12, 2007 at 10:51 pm

Lovely! Can’t wait to read the story with my son.

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95 Jen I September 12, 2007 at 11:12 pm

What beautiful books to have in your collection!

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96 Rizley Family September 12, 2007 at 11:14 pm

Books are the best!

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97 Kristy C September 12, 2007 at 11:23 pm

I’m always looking for great children’s books!

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98 Charmaine September 12, 2007 at 11:34 pm

So precious. I would love to have them for my son.

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99 Drew, Ashley, and Addison September 12, 2007 at 11:38 pm

My daughter loves books and animals so much I just know she would love “The Lonely Moose”.

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100 Megan September 12, 2007 at 11:38 pm

I’ll never turn down a chance for a new book!

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