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I’m Hosting a Giveaway … and it has to do with Underwear!

Underwear … Underpants … Undies … Panties … Drawers … Bloomers … Tightie Whities … Skivvies … BVDs … Knickers … and (cough) lots of others I’m not going to include in a children’s book review

There are countless ways to name them but only one way to use them. Right?

Well, not exactly … says New York Times Bestselling Author Todd Parr. With more than thirty children’s books to his name including the NY Times Bestseller The I Love You Book, Parr reached out to the mom blog community to help promote his work. And my friend, Mel, and I were the first in line.

The book is about underwear, for Pete’s sake. What’s not to like?


The Underwear Book will have your little people rolling on the floor not only because of Parr’s clever ideas and whimsical illustrations but also because the book centers on (you guessed it!) underwear. An inherently funny subject for kids and, let’s be honest, grown-ups, too. Underwear users, am I right? The book is set up ‘Do & Don’t’ style. To give you an example, here’s one of my favorite pages. (Yes, it IS because it’s about hippos. Thanks for asking.)

Anyway, just like Mel said in her review, we liked the book so much that we thought it would be fun to do our giveaway together. We really identified with it. We both have kids, we both read books AND we both wear underwear. Plus, Mel thinks the cat in Parr’s book is basely (loosely, mind you) on Milo, the fat, orange sloth ball at my house.

Separated at birth? What do you think?


So, we’re giving away three autographed copies. Here’s how to enter:
  1. Create your own DO & DON’T and put it in the comments of either of our blogs.  PG-rating, please. It is a children’s book. (Oh, and here’s Mel’s post … in case you like her better.)
  2. The winners will be chosen by us, as we have been wearing underwear for years and feel qualified to make this decision.
  3. The deadline to enter is October 6th at noon. Winners will be announced by midnight that same day.

Let the DOing & DON’Ting begin!