On the Twelfth Day of Christmas, Bonggamom gives to thee... Ralphina the Roly-Poly


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It's the Last Day of Christmas -- Happy Three Kings Day to everyone! I've had a wonderful 12 Days of Christmas on Bonggamom Finds, and I've enjoyed reading all the comments on each of the giveaways. Our final winner of the 12 Days of Christmas giveaway series will receive a copy of Ralphina, the Roly-Poly(value $24.95). No, not Rolie Polie Olie, this is a story about another kind of Roly Poly my kids love -- the real kind.

Did you know that roly-poly bugs are part of the crustacean family? Or that they breathe through gills? These are just some of the fun roly-poly facts I learned when I read Ralphina, The Roly-Poly, a charmingly illustrated book by artist and former teacher Claudia Chandler. This is the first book I've seen that stars roly-poly bugs, (it's about time, given that every kid I know is fascinated with the little buggers). Other than the strange choice of character's name (Ralphina?), we all enjoyed the cute, simple story of a little roly-poly bug who wants to become friends with a little boy.


* To enter to win a hardbound copy of Ralphina, The Roly-Poly, leave a comment on this post and tell me your kids' favorite creepy-crawly creature. Don't forget to include your email address so I can contact you.

* For an extra entry, blog about this giveaway on your own blog and include a link to this post. Leave an extra comment with your name, email address and a link to your blog.

* For a second extra entry, Twitter about this giveaway and include a link to this post. Leave an extra comment with your name, email address and a link to the twitter post.

* For a third extra entry, put my "12 Days of Christmas" button (you can find it on this post) up on your blog's sidebar. Leave an extra comment with your name, email address and a link to your blog (the blog button must be displayed through January 6th to count).

The contest ends at midnight PST on January 17, 2009; I will draw a winner at random on January 18, 2009 and post the winner's name on the same day. For the full giveaway rules, click here. Good luck!

33 Comments, Leave yours here:

Staci on January 5, 2009 at 9:07 AM said...

My son's favorite creepy-crawly is the Rhinoceros Beetle. He loves reading about bugs and learning more about them. Thanks for the chance!
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Staci on January 5, 2009 at 9:07 AM said...

I have your button up too.
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Lindley said...

My son's current favorite is the ladybug (which I learned through his Alphabet Beetle Book is also a type of beetle). Looks like a great book- we have tons of roly polies in our front yard.
linjenals at yahoo dot com

judybrittle on January 5, 2009 at 11:16 AM said...

My granddaughters love little ladybugs. My grandsons love just about any bug. I just don't want them to show me. I do like those curly bugs though. Thank you!

nanja on January 5, 2009 at 1:22 PM said...

All my children were fascinated by fireflies! and so am I!
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nanja on January 5, 2009 at 1:23 PM said...

Christmas button up on my left sidebar here
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nanja on January 5, 2009 at 1:24 PM said...

Tweeted
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betty R.~Simply Southern on January 5, 2009 at 4:07 PM said...

Grandboys fav is the granddaddy spider! Next is roly polies and stink bugs. yep! ;0

enter me please..
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betty R.~Simply Southern on January 5, 2009 at 4:08 PM said...

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betty R.~Simply Southern on January 5, 2009 at 4:11 PM said...

12 Days of Christmas" button u
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MJ on January 5, 2009 at 5:04 PM said...

I've never heard of this! sounds cute!!!!

MJ on January 5, 2009 at 5:06 PM said...

Tweeted! http://twitter.com/sumrthyme

Buki Family on January 5, 2009 at 6:53 PM said...

maybe the stinky lady bugs

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silverhartgirl on January 5, 2009 at 7:17 PM said...

My son loves lady bugs
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windycindy on January 5, 2009 at 8:43 PM said...

What a delightful children's book!
My two sons adore frogs and turtles.
They would love this book. Please enter my name in your drawing. Many
thanks.....Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Timster on January 6, 2009 at 5:28 AM said...

Thanks for the chance!

Andreah @ Life's A Hoot on January 7, 2009 at 11:08 AM said...

I don't think they are creepy crawly but my son likes Crickets.

Andreah @ Life's A Hoot on January 7, 2009 at 11:08 AM said...

I have your 12 Days button on my sidebar.

LeeAnn P. said...

My son's favorite is the praying mantis.
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Renee G on January 7, 2009 at 10:02 PM said...

My boys love lady bugs.

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Nad on January 9, 2009 at 1:35 PM said...

My little girl loves ants and my boy is all about scorpions.

treflea4 at gmail dot com

A Frugal Friend on January 10, 2009 at 8:46 PM said...

she hasn't seen too many creepy crawlee's yet.....but she has a book that has ants in it.

afrugalfriend@hotmail.com

adennispac on January 11, 2009 at 7:53 PM said...

My daughter's favorite creepy crawlers are ladybugs!

Thanks for the giveaway!
Amy B.
adennispac@yahoo.com

~Mommy+Me~ on January 12, 2009 at 9:24 PM said...

My daughter really loves ladybugs. She tries to hang on to them for a really long time. ;)

Anya on January 16, 2009 at 7:30 AM said...

My son always loved the roly polys. Thanks.

blueviolet on January 16, 2009 at 8:24 AM said...

My kids always liked something they called a potato bug. I have no idea what it really was though.
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blueviolet on January 16, 2009 at 8:24 AM said...

I have your button
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blueviolet on January 16, 2009 at 8:27 AM said...

I blogged here
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traymona on January 16, 2009 at 1:33 PM said...

Liz likes ladybugs and little green lizards. Tristan can't stand ANY bug even if it's made of plastic.
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Leah on January 17, 2009 at 1:45 AM said...

Daddy Long Legs have our creepy crawly hearts! : ))) My ds thinks they are the cutest spiders ever! Me too! : )))

Thanks so much for this fabulous give~away! : )))

leahita[at]gmail[dot]com

Leah on January 17, 2009 at 1:46 AM said...

And, I TWITTERED about this fabulous give~away.......user name: leahita.

http://twitter.com/leahita/status/1125888961

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Bonggamom on January 17, 2009 at 9:56 AM said...

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered, and congratulations to the winner, MJ!

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