Stanley and the Hot Air Balloon is a children's book written by Kate Bruning, a visual feast of crocheted creatures and magical, miniature worlds. The Greedy for Colour blogger and Simply Crochet pattern creator - who just happens to be my younger sister - has been crafting and creating ever since she was a little girl (not all that long ago really, because that would make us really, really old!). Stanley is a small rabbit whose love of adventure sees him escape in a hot air balloon at nap time.
community project last year) to Jono's favourite companion, his crocheted rabbit Bernard, Stanley's older and larger cousin. In Tom's bookshelves is a stunning embroidered piece marking the occasion of his birth, pillowcases on our bed a wedding present many moons ago, while Sophie sleeps under a divine quilt handcrafted by her Auntie Kate.
Tom - It's creative and it isn't like any other books I've seen. It's been great having an auntie being an author. My school librarians can't wait to get a copy of the book (which we will donate next week). Auntie Kate, you are the best!
Sophie - It sounds awesome and I like the way she put in extra details. I also like how she made words look different . The best bit is a funny bit……where the mum says no words not a peep! On the first page before it starts it has a picture of Stanley in the hospital when he was a baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AUNTIE KATE IS COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jonathon- Jono says he likes the moons and stars! Also he likes the baby's in the nursery. But he loves the whole book because it makes him feel good!
I'm delighted to offer you the chance to win a copy of Stanley!
All you have to do is tell me - in 25 words or less - about your favourite childhood book and the title of the book you are reading now.
This giveaway is worldwide and entries close Monday 22 September 2014.
PS If you miss out on the giveaway, Stanley is available here.
* Behind the scenes post of making Stanley blogged here.
This competition is now closed.
Congratulations to Squiggling About for the winning entry!
Thank you to everybody who entered and shared their favourite childhood books and the title of the books they are reading now - I loved hearing everybody's answers!