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

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

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

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  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 :)

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  5. Like you on Facebook!

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  6. Shared you on Facebook!

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  7. Follow your blog! :)

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

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

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  10. Follow your blog already :-)

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  11. Amazing, I follow you Blog

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  12. Facebook follower too

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  13. Already follow you on FB too

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  14. Shared on Facebook too :)

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  15. .. and shared the contest link also .. love your work!!

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  16. Following your blog

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  17. And liked you on Facebook

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  19. And shared on Facebook. Love the coat!

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  20. 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?

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  21. following your blog!

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  22. and like you on fb!

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

    stacedale@vodafone.co.nz

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  24. and follow your fb page :)

    stacedale@vodafone.co.nz

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  25. Shared your lovely blog on fb too xx


    stacedale@vodafone.co.nz

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  26. I am follower (and a fan!)

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  27. and follow you on fb!

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  28. Kirstie3:27 PM

    Shared.

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  29. Kirstie3:28 PM

    Following your blog (already do anyway!)

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  30. Kirstie3:28 PM

    And already a Facebook fan!

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  31. Tina B3:59 PM

    Following your blog...

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  32. Tina B3:59 PM

    Liked your page for a while...

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  33. 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!!!)

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  34. Love your work! Already a follower

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  35. And already a facebook fan :)

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  36. And shared on facebook :) Fingers crossed!

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  37. Sarah Tuck6:35 PM

    Following you on facebook :)

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  38. Sarah Tuck6:36 PM

    Following your blog as well :)

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

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  40. I also LOVE you on FB too!

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  41. 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

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  42. How adorable Lisa ~ already a follower....Jxx

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

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  44. How adorable Lisa ~ Have shared on Facebook....Jxx

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  45. Absolutely Alice8:14 PM

    I am now following you on Bloglovin'

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  46. Absolutely Alice8:15 PM

    I like you on facebook:)

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  47. Ohhh! Fantastic! All done!xxx

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  48. I already follow you on Bloglovin.

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  49. I now like you on facebook

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  50. I posted about the giveaway on facebook.

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  51. Anonymous5:15 PM

    Going to do all three, this is adorable. x

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

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  53. Gorgeous! Already a follower :)

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  54. Beautiful, have shared on facebook

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  55. And am following your blog

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  56. And have liked your facebook page

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  57. Love this!!! Am a follower x

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  58. I'm a facebook fan x

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

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

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  61. And I'm also a liker on Facebook!

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

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  63. I have also liked your Facebook page :-)

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

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  65. I follow Big Little :)

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  66. Have liked your facebook page :)

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

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

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  69. Following with Bloglovin

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  70. And shared on FB

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  71. Anonymous7:31 PM

    Following your blog. The coat is gorgeous!

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  72. Anonymous7:32 PM

    And liked on FB

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  73. Anonymous7:33 PM

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

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

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  75. .... liked your Facebook page

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  76. ... and shared on my Facebook page

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  77. ummm gorgeous! I already follow you!

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  78. ...and now like you on FB

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  79. and have shared my blogs FB page

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

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  81. Also liked on FB.

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  82. Like on Facebook :)

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  83. Anita E6:19 PM

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

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

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  85. Anonymous12:40 AM

    Lovely.

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  86. Anonymous12:41 AM

    Followed on FB

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  87. 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.

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

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  89. Erica S estretton@hotmail.co.uk9:32 AM

    Am a fb fan :-)

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  90. Rachael Wallace11:07 AM

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

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

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

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  93. Kate M12:27 AM

    Beautiful coat. Following your blog :)

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  94. Kate M12:29 AM

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

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  95. Fantastic coat -so special

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  96. Shared on facebook too!

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  97. 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.

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  98. Have shared on my FB page :)

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  99. And I like you on FB :)

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  100. Following your blog :)

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  101. Following in Facebook :)

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  102. Shared on Facebook :)

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  103. 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

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  104. Following your blog :)

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  105. Gorgeous coat. Following you on bloglovin!

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  106. Also have liked you on facebook

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  107. Ohhh and shared on facebook as well. TOO CUTE

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  108. Gorgeous. I'm a follower. Thank you.

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