Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Life is Like a Ferris Wheel… (Giveaway!)

Life is like a Ferris Wheel…you must get past the fear to enjoy the ride.
       ~ Linda Poindexter

In early August I wrote a "Few Words Wednesday" post about George Ferris and his ingenious invention: the Ferris Wheel. A week or so later I received an email from Kathryn Gibbs Davis, a well-known author of fiction and nonfiction books for children and young adults. As she explained in her email, a late-night online search for Ferris Wheel-related sites led her to my post, and after she learned that my family had connections to George Ferris (and that both she and I are from Wisconsin), she reached out to say hello.

As it turns out, Ms. Davis' most recent publication is a fascinating, beautifully illustrated, and award-winning non-fiction book called Mr. Ferris and His Wheel. She graciously offered to send a copy to Will and Hallie, and when the book arrived they were thrilled to discover a personalized message inside the front cover. Ms. Davis' also included a Ferris Wheel bookmark and postcard, as well as a copy of another of her books - Wackiest White House Pets - which both Will and Hallie loved.

I was so touched by Ms. Davis' generosity that I decided to pay it forward and purchase a copy of Mr. Ferris and His Wheel to give away to one of you. To enter, share with me - via Facebook, the comments section, or email ( a photo of a Ferris Wheel, yourself on a Ferris Wheel, or your kiddos on a Ferris Wheel. I'll select a winner on Monday, September 28th at 9pm CST.

Can't wait to see your photos!

This is not a sponsored post. My children received their books as a gift prior to my decision to write this post, and I purchased the copy of Mr. Ferris for the giveaway. 

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