Goodnight St. Louis Book Review + A Giveaway!
**This giveaway has ended**
We love collecting books from our home cities, seeing the landmarks we love in print. Ethan can’t help but announce, “I’ve been there!” every time he sees a familiar sight. So we were thrilled to be given the gift of Goodnight St. Louis our first holiday back in town.
This book beautifully depicts so many of the incredible landmarks and attractions we visit on a weekly/monthly/yearly basis. We’ve taken Ethan everywhere in the book—with the exception of Crown Candy (huge parent fail…it will happen soon), Mardi Gras, and Shakespeare in the Park. Technically he hasn’t been to the Peabody or Powell yet, but we’ll be checking those off the list by Christmas. Finn doesn’t have the patience for this whole book yet, but soon he’ll love it and recognize his favorite hangouts.
Ethan can’t help but make the same comments on each page, like saying “There’s Uncle Daryl’s house!” on the Lafayette Square page, and “The ice cream cone was invented here!” on the Forest Park page, and he always pretends to eat the food in the picture of Ted Drewes and Crown Candy.
So colorful and accurate yet whimsical too, I can’t get enough of that horse’s buck teeth. Illustrator Karen Heyse is amazing!
I cannot think of a better holiday, birthday, or welcome-to-the-city gift—you can’t go wrong with Goodnight St. Louis. Plus, it’s fun supporting local authors. So many local business sell this book, see this list to find one near you, and don’t miss the authors’ final signings of the year at Mercy Hospital Gift Shop on Friday, Dec 11 from 2-4pm and the Botanical Garden Gift Shop that same day from 5-7pm.
We met authors June Herman and Julie Dubray at a Missouri History Museum event a few months ago and I couldn’t help but gush about our love for this book. They are so sweet and immediately offered to do a giveaway here on the blog! How about a FREE book to put under the tree this year?
Goodnight St. Louis Authors June Herman & Julie Dubray are giving TWO lucky readers a copy of Goodnight St. Louis! Just in time for the holidays, what a great gift to give a child in your life.
To enter, please:
- Comment, telling me:
- a) if you have this book
- b) your child’s favorite St. Louis attraction/landmark.
- “Like” Goodnight St. Louis on Facebook.
- Additional Entry: “Like” Preparing for Peanut on Facebook.
- Open to US residents only.
We will announce the winner Tuesday, December 15!
(Winner will be notified by email)