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Sleepy Kittens by Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio Illustrated by Eric Gillon

Published by Hachette Book Group (An imprint of Little Brown & Company)

Ages: 4-8

Pages: 10

Publishers Summary:
An adorable board book with finger puppets based on a book featured in the animated movie, Despicable Me, coming from Universal Studios in Summer 2010. With gentle, rhythmic verse, little ones will love to snuggle up with these soft, cozy kitties at bedtime.

Sleepy Kittens is exactly what the summary says, an adorable board book for little ones. There are little finger puppets attached to the top of the book that give you (and your little one) the chance to interact with the book. It’s a short and sweet little bedtime book about a mother kitty trying to coax her little kitties to bed for the night. She does everything from brushing their fur, giving them a drink and singing them a lullaby. All things I’m sure many of us can relate to at some point. Both Littlebug and Turkeybird are already enjoying this sweet book and I’m positive the little kitties will be a big hit in their upcoming movie debut, Despicable Me.”

The1stdaughter Recommends: Ages 1 and up. The perfect bedtime story for any little one, especially those with an affinity for kitties.

A Despicable Me Giveaway!

As I’m sure many of you have heard, Universal Pictures newest release Despicable Me comes out tomorrow, July 9th 2010! Our family is absolutely dying to go see it because not only does the story look amazing, but Steve Carrell is the voice of the main character, Gru. One of the reasons for breaking from the norm to promote a bit of a movie release is because, of course, it involves books! The title above, Sleepy Kittens, is featured in the movie and there is also a new line of books based off the movie. Exciting news for my readers, you have the wonderful opportunity of possibly winning a prize pack that includes all of the books (official Despicable Me book site)! Take a look below for details, as well as more info about the books & movie!

Movie Synopsis: In a happy suburban neighborhood surrounded by white picket fences with flowering rose bushes, sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbors, hidden deep beneath this home is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by an army of tireless, little yellow minions, we discover Gru (Steve Carell), planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. He is going to steal the moon (Yes, the moon!) in Universal’s new 3-D CGI feature, Despicable Me.

Gru delights in all things wicked. Armed with his arsenal of shrink rays, freeze rays and battle-ready vehicles for land and air, he vanquishes all who stand in his way. Until the day he encounters the immense will of three little orphaned girls who look at him and see something that no one else has ever seen: a potential Dad.

One of the world’s greatest super-villains has just met his greatest challenge: three little girls named Margo, Edith and Agnes.

Genre: 3-D CGI Feature
Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Will Arnett, Kristen Wiig, Danny McBride, Miranda Cosgrove, Jack McBrayer, Mindy Kaling, Jemaine Clement and Julie Andrews
Directed by:
Chris Renaud & Pierre Coffin
Written by:
Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio
Produced by:
Chris Meledandri, John Cohen, Janet Healy
Executive Producer: Nina Rappaport-Rowan

One (1) Winner will receive:

  • Sleepy Kittens
  • My Dad the Super Villain
  • The World’s Greatest Villain
  • Despicable Me: The Junior Novel
  • Despicable Me T-shirt
  • Despicable Me pencil

Details: One winner will be chosen at random after the contest closes. You MUST fill out the form below, comments will not count as entries. Only one entry per household. Must be a follower of There’s A Book. Giveaway is open to US/Canadian Residents only. The giveaway will run from July 08, 2010 until July 30, 2010 midnight EST.

This Giveaway is now closed, thank you to all who entered the winner will be announced shortly! Please check back very soon for more opportunities to win fantastic books!

This book and giveaway were provided by Big Honcho Media, in conjunction with Little, Brown and Company & Universal Studios, for review. Thank you!
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13 Responses to Special Event: “Despicable Me” Book Review & Giveaway

  1. SUPER FAB contest 🙂
    I can’t wait to see this.
    It sounds SO cute.

    Have you seen Toy Story yet?

  2. Darlyn says:

    Really sound so cute! I cant wait to watch the movie!

  3. Great giveaway!! We are dying to see the movie, too!! The book review was excellent … and it looks darling for little, little ones! Can’t wait to read it!

  4. Gwen says:

    The kids and slightly older kids are going nuts over this!

  5. Thanks for the review! The Sleepy Kitten sounds adorable and I can’t wait to take my kids to the movie. The creativity for some of the films out today amazes me!

  6. Nancye Davis says:

    My kids are eager to see this movie. It looks good! Thanks for the great giveaway!

    Nancye Davis

  7. Christine W says:

    This sounds like a great movie. I think that it would be great to watch the evil villain be driven nuts by three orphan girls. Steve Carell is perfect for the villain.

    Thank you,


  8. NeShundra Cherry says:

    We enjoyed, I mean loved Despicable Me!!! I can’t wait to read the book to my kids and all the children I know! Gru was a great character!

  9. Candace says:

    My kids would love this! Thank you!

  10. Tomi says:

    Awesome prize pack. We haven’t seen the movie yet.

  11. […] ended up reading the book more than they’ve watched the movie. In fact, Littlebug read her Sleepy Kittens book just yesterday for the hundredth time. So, I’m guessing this makes me a movie-tie-in […]

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