Mr Bear Branches & the Winter Coat Giveaway!

May 09, 2013



Recently I was invited to review a wonderful children's book, shortlisted for the NZ Post Children's Book Award.  This book was written by the lovely Terri Rose Baynton who lives in the beautiful seaside community of Waihi Beach - who could resist!

Mr Bear Branches and the Cloud Conundrum is an endearing tale of a bear, along with his good friend who dreams of sitting amongst the clouds. When reality bursts his friends dream, Bear presents a solution to their "Cloud Conundrum" that truly delights!

I really loved the simple theme of this sweet little story which reminded me of my childhood, when I loved gazing at the clouds wondering if they would feel like giant marsh-mellows.

Although our little girl is too young to really understand the full meaning of this story, the words fall beautifully off the tongue and when she is a little older it will be a wonderful way for her to learn about condensation and evaporation.

Terri's illustrations are absolutely charming - simple yet endearing.  I loved them so much, I created a VERY special Mr Bear Branches Coat to celebrate this lovely story (with her kind permisson) to GIVE AWAY to a very lucky reader!



Yes!  You can win this truly unique, absolute one-of-kind coat!
  
Crafted from 100% pure New Zealand wool, fully lined and hand embroidered by me with love.  Featuring one of my handmade Pohutukawa wood buttons to fasten - perfect for a boy or girl.



Giveaway is now CLOSED, thanks.

You can enter the giveaway for this special little coat a maximum of three times.
  1. First entry - follow Big Little (over there on the right)
  2. Second Entry - pop over to Big Little on Facebook and hit "Like"
  3. Third entry - share this giveaway on facebook or your blog.
Please leave a separate comment for each entry :)
The winner will be chosen by the random number generator and announced 24th May 2013.

Good Luck!


My little girl and I love this story and we will surely be cloud-gazing together in the near future :)

xx


112 comments:

  1. Wow it's gorgeous! Go you and I love the sound of that storybook! I'm a follower! x

    ReplyDelete
  2. Following your blog and entering to win the coat...burpos@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. Beautiful! Shared and followed, I had already liked you on FB :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. So gorgeous, I know a sweet wee boy who would love this coat. I am already a follwer of your blog & like your fb page. I also have shared on my fb page :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Like you on Facebook!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Shared you on Facebook!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Follow your blog! :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Follow and will share now. This coat is just beautiful xx

    ReplyDelete
  9. I'm following you for sure, I think your work is stunning and that coat is to die for! Good on you.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Follow your blog already :-)

    ReplyDelete
  11. Amazing, I follow you Blog

    ReplyDelete
  12. Already follow you on FB too

    ReplyDelete
  13. Shared on Facebook too :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. .. and shared the contest link also .. love your work!!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Following your blog

    ReplyDelete
  16. And liked you on Facebook

    ReplyDelete
  17. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  18. And shared on Facebook. Love the coat!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Absolutely gorgeous Lisa - stunning - I follow you here and there and I like you and your tree top house a whole lot :)
    But as my kiddies are too big for this please don't enter me into the giveaway ;'( unless you want to make adults size for me?

    ReplyDelete
  20. following your blog!

    ReplyDelete
  21. and like you on fb!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Devine!!!!! I am a recently new follower thanks to my lovely friend Stella @ the golden Adventures of...

    stacedale@vodafone.co.nz

    ReplyDelete
  23. and follow your fb page :)

    stacedale@vodafone.co.nz

    ReplyDelete
  24. Shared your lovely blog on fb too xx


    stacedale@vodafone.co.nz

    ReplyDelete
  25. I am follower (and a fan!)

    ReplyDelete
  26. and follow you on fb!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Kirstie3:27 PM

    Shared.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Kirstie3:28 PM

    Following your blog (already do anyway!)

    ReplyDelete
  29. Kirstie3:28 PM

    And already a Facebook fan!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Tina B3:59 PM

    Following your blog...

    ReplyDelete
  31. Tina B3:59 PM

    Liked your page for a while...

    ReplyDelete
  32. Tina B4:00 PM

    And have shared your post :o)
    (Elspeth is still getting lots of wear out of her coat - now the weather has turned nasty!!!)

    ReplyDelete
  33. Love your work! Already a follower

    ReplyDelete
  34. And already a facebook fan :)

    ReplyDelete
  35. And shared on facebook :) Fingers crossed!

    ReplyDelete
  36. Sarah Tuck6:35 PM

    Following you on facebook :)

    ReplyDelete
  37. Sarah Tuck6:36 PM

    Following your blog as well :)

    ReplyDelete
  38. I know a wee girl who would love this! Stunning Lisa! Follow you here of course :)

    ReplyDelete
  39. I also LOVE you on FB too!

    ReplyDelete
  40. that sounds like such a sweet book. claud thinks clouds are paintings, and wants to see what new has been painted in the sky each day!
    and what a generous giveaway! i'm with cat and am imagining myself in one, the collar shape and the buttons are so beautiful. but if it will fit a tall skinny 3 year old do count me in for the giveaway please x

    ReplyDelete
  41. How adorable Lisa ~ already a follower....Jxx

    ReplyDelete
  42. How adorable Lisa ~ already a 'liker' on Facebook....Jxx

    ReplyDelete
  43. How adorable Lisa ~ Have shared on Facebook....Jxx

    ReplyDelete
  44. Absolutely Alice8:14 PM

    I am now following you on Bloglovin'

    ReplyDelete
  45. Absolutely Alice8:15 PM

    I like you on facebook:)

    ReplyDelete
  46. Ohhh! Fantastic! All done!xxx

    ReplyDelete
  47. I already follow you on Bloglovin.

    ReplyDelete
  48. I now like you on facebook

    ReplyDelete
  49. I posted about the giveaway on facebook.

    ReplyDelete
  50. Going to do all three, this is adorable. x

    ReplyDelete
  51. This is gorgeous....so sweet! I'm a follower :)

    ReplyDelete
  52. Gorgeous! Already a follower :)

    ReplyDelete
  53. Beautiful, have shared on facebook

    ReplyDelete
  54. And am following your blog

    ReplyDelete
  55. And have liked your facebook page

    ReplyDelete
  56. Love this!!! Am a follower x

    ReplyDelete
  57. and I shared it on fb (awhile back) xx

    ReplyDelete
  58. What a CUTE coat! Would love this for my wee girl! I'm a follower!

    ReplyDelete
  59. And I'm also a liker on Facebook!

    ReplyDelete
  60. OMG this is beautiful!!! You are so talented!!! I am a follower of your blog :-)

    ReplyDelete
  61. I have also liked your Facebook page :-)

    ReplyDelete
  62. And have shared the giveaway on my Facebook page too :-) So seriously cute!!!

    ReplyDelete
  63. I follow Big Little :)

    ReplyDelete
  64. Have liked your facebook page :)

    ReplyDelete
  65. Have shared the giveaway on facebook as Paula Hudson :)

    ReplyDelete
  66. Shared on FB too! It's so beautiful Lisa, I've got my fingers crossed!

    ReplyDelete
  67. Following with Bloglovin

    ReplyDelete
  68. And shared on FB

    ReplyDelete
  69. Following your blog. The coat is gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  70. And shared on FB too - not that I want others to know about this - I want it all for myself!

    ReplyDelete
  71. GORGEOUS!! Following your blog via Bloglovin... and crossing my fingers and toes!

    ReplyDelete
  72. .... liked your Facebook page

    ReplyDelete
  73. ... and shared on my Facebook page

    ReplyDelete
  74. ummm gorgeous! I already follow you!

    ReplyDelete
  75. ...and now like you on FB

    ReplyDelete
  76. and have shared my blogs FB page

    ReplyDelete
  77. Oh wow, what a beautiful coat! I am a new follower - I love finding new, lovely blogs!

    ReplyDelete
  78. Also liked on FB.

    ReplyDelete
  79. Like on Facebook :)

    ReplyDelete
  80. Anita E6:19 PM

    So sweet, i have a very special wee girl in mind that would simply adore this coat :)

    ReplyDelete
  81. shared on fb...have a little girl your end of the world in mind for this xxxxx

    ReplyDelete
  82. Anonymous12:40 AM

    Lovely.

    ReplyDelete
  83. Anonymous12:41 AM

    Followed on FB

    ReplyDelete
  84. Anonymous4:59 PM

    I read this book yesterday and have 4 lovely grandchildren. I am sure I could find a home for this wee coat.

    ReplyDelete
  85. wow! what an absolutely adorable and generous giveaway. You have SUCH talent x

    ReplyDelete
  86. Erica S estretton@hotmail.co.uk9:32 AM

    Am a fb fan :-)

    ReplyDelete
  87. Rachael Wallace11:07 AM

    have shared on facebook. Love the coat...what you do is amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  88. I follow your blog and already 'like' you on Facebook. A total fan already :) My daughter would adore this coat!! xx Tara

    ReplyDelete
  89. following ya :) saving my pennies to buy Miss 3 one of your divine creations!

    ReplyDelete
  90. Kate M12:27 AM

    Beautiful coat. Following your blog :)

    ReplyDelete
  91. Kate M12:29 AM

    I have also liked your page on facebook. Love your work :)

    ReplyDelete
  92. Fantastic coat -so special

    ReplyDelete
  93. Shared on facebook too!

    ReplyDelete
  94. Been coveting a BigLittle coat for a while now- this one is gorgeous!! the book sounds lovely too, will have to keep an eye out for it.

    ReplyDelete
  95. Have shared on my FB page :)

    ReplyDelete
  96. And I like you on FB :)

    ReplyDelete
  97. Following in Facebook :)

    ReplyDelete
  98. Anonymous8:29 PM

    It is gorgeous how lucky to be able to have a chance to win such an adorable coat.
    i'm following your blog and have shared on FB

    Nicky
    nickynoodle_5@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  99. Following your blog :)

    ReplyDelete
  100. Gorgeous coat. Following you on bloglovin!

    ReplyDelete
  101. Also have liked you on facebook

    ReplyDelete
  102. Ohhh and shared on facebook as well. TOO CUTE

    ReplyDelete
  103. Gorgeous. I'm a follower. Thank you.

    ReplyDelete