Tuesday, 9 March 2010
Giveaway #6 - 5 copies of Humphrey’s Birthday storybook up for grabs - CLOSED - winners SandyCalico, Kellyfairy, bonestormer13, cleverish & iridessa76
This year marks the 12th anniversary of the popular children's series Humphrey's Corner, created by author and illustrator Sally Hunter, who initially created the lovable elephant to feature on greetings cards.
She tells the lovely story of how Humphrey and the other characters came to exist on the Humphrey's Corner website : "Humphrey, his big sister Lottie and Baby brother Jack are based on my own 3 children when they were aged 5, 3 and 1. Their personalities, toys, bedrooms and the different antics they got up to are the inspirations I work from, mixed up with my own memories of my childhood. Although they are a lot bigger now (Humphrey's name sake is now studying fashion, with dyed green hair and a lip piercing!..) Suffice to say all 3 still have the essence and characteristics of the their little elephant characters. Lottie (Georgie) was a typical 5 year old, headstrong and bossy in a nutshell ! But also sweet, affectionate and my beautiful blue eyed, blonde curls girl. Humphrey (Ralph) was extra loving, soft tempered and gentle. Very Humphrey like! He got more rebellious through the years but I had a good 6 years of bliss first! Baby Jack (Kim) was just the loveliest, happiest, smiling and funny little one year old. Humphrey's town and house is a combination of were I grew up and where I now live. My Mum and Dad, brother Rob, niece Emma, Grandma and other memorable people from my childhood all feature in what is essentially one big walk down memory lane for me..! "
I have five copies of the popular Humphrey’s Birthday storybook to give away to readers of this blog ...
"It's Humphrey's birthday and he is very excited - yet a little shy as his best friends arrive for the party. But with presents to open, games to play, tea in the garden, a wonderful cake and all his friends singing "Happy Birthday", Humphrey has a fabulous time."
To enter this giveaway, tell me in the comments box what your favourite memory of kid's parties is - the games ? the food ? the party bags ? ... Don't forget to leave me a way to contact you (NB : if your blogger profile is private, I can't contact you even if you're signed in ! It's easiest if you leave an unclickable email (for example, joebloggs at yahoo dot co dot uk ) or a twitter name - otherwise keep your eyes peeled just after the closing date where I will announce the winners on this blogpost.) UK entries only. Closing date : Wed 17th March
In the meantime, to find out all the latest goings on at Humphrey's Corner, browse the online store or download some fun activities for the children, be sure to check out : http://www.humphreys-corner.com/