I love Ian Falconer, Kevin Henkes, LeUyen Pham, Brian Selznick, and Mo Willems. I also love the work Save the Children does. I especially love that the illustrators have created Valentine cards for Save the Children’s projects in the United States, including literacy projects!
I am most familiar with Save the Children’s work rehabilitating child soldiers, reuniting families and keeping children safe (out of brothels, etc.) when separated from their families in war zones in Africa. Difficult, but oh-so-important work. They were just ranked #18 by Global Journal’s list of top 100 NGOs. I wasn’t actually familiar with their literacy work in the United States until I saw these cards on Twitter, but that just adds to my enthusiasm.
My boys, however, are teenagers and no longer enthusiastic about handing out Valentines. I still wanted to support Save the Children’s literacy projects and spread the word about these Valentine cards. My cards arrived yesterday and one of you can be the beneficiary.
Just submit a comment telling me your favourite book by Ian Falconer, Kevin Henkes, LeUyen Pham, Brian Selznick, or Mo Willems by midnight CST January 31 for a chance to win this pack of 25 Valentines. The giveaway is open worldwide, but if you are outside the United States I cannot promise you will receive them in time for Valentines Day 2012.
Update: Congratulations, Tami! Lilly and friends are headed your way!