Thursday, December 11, 2008

Great Gift Idea

For the holidays, Donna Gephart is giving away two autographed copies of her hilarious children's novel AS IF BEING 12 3/4 ISN'T BAD ENOUGH, MY MOTHER I RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT! My daughter and I read this book a few months and absolutely loved it! I thought is was extremely funny -- you can read my review here.

Make sure you check out the contest details on Ms. Gephart's blog Wild About Words. And if entering for the chance to win a signed copy of the book isn't enough, she's added another incentive. Ms. Gephart will also donate one autographed novel to the Palm Beach County Literacy Coalition for every 25 comments. Additionally, she'll donate one extra autographed novel to the Coalition if all fifty states are represented in the comment section. The contest is open until December 17th.

Summary: As if being 12 3/4 isn’t bad enough, Vanessa Rothrock’s mother is running for president and it’s ruining her life. Isn’t it enough that her enormous feet trip her up all the time, even on stage during the school spelling bee? Isn’t it enough that Reginald Trumball, love of Vanessa’s pathetic life, read her personal and private list of deficiencies to some boy she doesn’t even know? And that the Boob Fairy hasn’t visited her even once?! Doesn’t Mom realize that Vanessa needs her more than the rest of the country? More importantly, doesn’t she realize that she may be in grave danger? Vanessa's receiving threatening notes at school–notes that imply some psycho has it out for her mother at the Democratic National Convention. Vanessa might be the only person who can save her. But does she have the courage to do what that requires? -- Delacorte Press

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Julie. I commented on her post just so she'll donate some books! If I win, I'll give my copy to a middle school teacher in our neighborhood.