Saturday, October 13, 2007

Shrek Cookbook Double Saturday Giveaway

Shrek Cookbook by DKOkay I have a confession to make: I was sent a couple copies of The Shrek Cookbook to look at and review but the minute my kids saw what was in the box they wanted one. So I'm keeping one for myself. Rotten I know, but I have another to give away and if you have little chefs around the house I can promise they'll like this.

Published by DK, which right there tells you it's a quality kid publication, it's a perfect book for October and the Halloween season. Get a load of some of the recipes:

* Three Bears Porridge
* Molten Lava Soup
* Swamp Rat Kabobs
* Swamp Slime with Maggots
* Mini Eyeball Pizza
* Non-poisoned Apple Pie
* Frogspawn Jell-O
* Beetle Juice Ripple

and of course Waffles a la Donkey

With helpful how-to illustrations and pictures from the movie on every page, this book will appeal to any child whose ever dreamed of eating swamp slime. The recipes are simple and straightforward with some traditionals like hamburgers, chili and pancakes but also some trendier foods like Puss's Purrfect Frittata, Renaissance Wraps, Speedy Couscous Salad, Royal Chocolate Truffles and Mini Meringues.

My kids picked out Swamp Slime with Maggots to try first (broccoli and curry over rice with a nice green sludgy appearance) and had a great time putting it together. Now they want to try Frogspawn Jell-O but I'm going to have to work up to that one.

Screamfree Parenting by Hal Edward RunkelToday I'm also throwing in a second book, Screamfree Parenting by Hal Edward Runkel, which teaches better parenting through keeping your cool (easy to agree with, hard to do--right?) The idea being that your children will be better behaved and will respond better to you if you set the example of proper self-control and restraint. Instead of child-focused techniques the book teaches parents to be more focused on understanding and controlling their own emotions.

So with these two books in hand you're ready to have the kids make dinner but to not get upset when they make a mess in your kitchen, right?

Here's how to win:

Before 12 am Monday go to the giveaway entry form on this page and enter your name and email. I will pick one of the names at random, contact the winner via their email and publish the winner's first name and home town in next Tuesday's post. See the bottom of the entry form for more details.

This giveaway is open to anyone, anywhere. Good luck!

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24 comments:

Veronica said...

This cookbook looks great!

Scream free parenting? Would that mean I'd have to stop yelling at Hubby as well?

pussreboots said...

The cookbook does look fun.

Erica Douglas said...

Fab giveaway this week, nice work.

ky2here said...

I'll bet this would be a hit.

Anonymous said...

i would love to win these,believe me i could use them both!!thanks

Anonymous said...

Nice.

KM said...

I would love to cook Shrek Food for my grandson!

sally said...

this is great!
please enter me

Rebecca said...

My kids love shrek! as I was entering she saw a commercial for the shrek 3 movie and told me she wants it. lol

Daisy said...

So fun! I was on crutches for several weeks when my kids were 13 and 8, and believe it or not, they did a lot of the cooking. It made for many family legends as well. too bad this cookbook wasn't out then!

Kathleen said...

My grandchild loves Shrek

Anonymous said...

Would love this

Regina Marlborough said...

Love it! Graet for thr whole family.

sillelin said...

Great prize.

Mama Zen said...

I think that this is an absolutely hysterical pairing of prizes!

my4kids said...

Ooh that looks great!

ZAM said...

Nice giveaways. Can't resist trying my luck.

she who must not be named said...

My little chef would love this cookbook!

Thank you.

Julie Jorgensen said...

My kids want this and, perhaps, I could finally learn to cook!!!

chelle said...

The books look awesome, I am all about fun food!

My Ice Cream Diary said...

I need both of these. The Shrek cookbook can keep my kids busy so I will have time to read the Scream Free Parenting book.

ewe are here said...

The Shrek cookbook looks like a lot of fun. I was just thinking about starting to bake with my 2 1/2 year old...

Anonymous said...

OMG! I'd have scream withdrawal if it were quiet around here!

edj said...

Um...am I too late to enter? My kids are really getting into cooking and this would be a huge hit at our place.