Weekend giveaway: Train Trip

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Today’s weekend giveaway comes from sponsor Deanna Caswell, author of the children’s books Train Trip, First Ballet, and co-author of the upcoming grownup book, Little House in the Suburbs: Backyard Farming and Home Skills for Self-Sufficient Living.

Deanna is one of the voices behind the blog Little House in the Suburbs, which focuses on self-sufficient living in the ‘burbs. And today, she’s giving ten Simple Mom readers a signed copy of her book, Train Trip!

Sweet for both little boys and girls, Train Trip documents a little boy’s journey to Grandma’s house via train. There are bridges to cross, instruments to study, and aisles to tromp.

I’m excited to give this book to Finn for Christmas—it’s a great early childhood read, and if you love giving books as gifts, this is a great choice. Deanna also sent me a copy of First Ballet, and I’m looking forward to giving it to Tate for a simple afternoon read.

Deanna will give ten of you a signed copy of Train Trip, just in time for Christmas!

To enter this giveaway, simply leave any comment on this post! (If you’re reading this via email, you must click over to the post to comment.) This giveaway ends tonight, so enter now!

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Tsh Oxenreider

Tsh is the founder of this blog and just finished traveling around the world with her husband and 3 kids. Her latest book is Notes From a Blue Bike, and believes a passport is one of the world's greatest textbooks.

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  1. Would love to have one!

  2. my son is a train lover!

  3. This would be a wonderful gift for our new baby who should be here any day:)

  4. Looks like a fun little story : )

  5. my son loves trains! (and i’m sure my daughter will love it, too. )

  6. My little guy loves anything trains! This would be great!

  7. Heather Moll says:

    this looks like such a cute book! we have a little boy who loves trains in this house and would love this book.

  8. My little guy LOVES trains. We would love this book!

  9. Oh, I would love this book for my daughter (2) and my son (newborn… but he’ll love it in a few years!). 🙂

  10. My boys would love this! Looks like a really great book.

  11. Lindsey Scheibe says:

    So cute. We love trains!

  12. We love books and my kids are getting a train set this Christmas. This would go well with it!

  13. My grandchildren would love this book!

  14. Yvette Haney says:

    Time spent with any child is well spent and captivating them through reading opens up a whole new world they may never understand or enjoy enjoy any other way. Thank you for being a part if this process through your works. I know this will delight everyone receiving it. God bless you.

  15. I have not heard of this book, so I am excited to hear about a new one that looks fun to read with my boys!

  16. Julie Nguy says:

    I’m a RSS feed subscriber. Thanks!

  17. Aww, my son loves trains! I’m sure he’ll enjoy reading this.

  18. This book looks so fun! My 5 year old’s favorite thing is trains.

  19. Jakob would love this! He’s 25 months old and the first thing he asks for each morning is “choo-choo”.
    This will be his first Christmas with us as “our son”. He spent lived with us for 19 months before we were finally able to adopt him.

  20. Pau would love this book!!! He likes trains very much, he’ll surely enjoy reading this book!

  21. My son LOVES this book! We just discovered it at the library last month.

  22. My son loves trains!

  23. My daughter loves trains, and I think she’d love this book. Thanks for the chance!

  24. You have such great giveaways. Would love to win.

  25. It would be great to win this book to add to my nephew’s present. A starter train set.

    Thanks for the chance.

  26. My little girl loves trains and books. This would be perfect!

  27. Sounds like a cute book!

  28. My boys are in love with trains!

  29. My son loves trains! I’m sure he would be thrilled to get this book.

  30. That book looks super cute.

  31. Jennifer B says:

    My son and daughter would love this book. It would go great with the engineer hat that my daughter is receiving for Christmas!

  32. I have a nephew who L-O-V-E-S trains! What a great gift!
    Sarah M

  33. Cute. My son is a big train fan!

  34. So sweet! My train loving little girl would adore this!

  35. Thanks for sharing! Sounds like a great book!

  36. My kids would love this!

  37. Sounds like a wonderful book. My 4yo loves trains. 🙂

  38. My sonloves trains and my daughter loves ballet. I need to explore these books.

  39. This would be a great gift for my 4 y.o.!

  40. I have a nephew that loves trains, this book would be perfect for him.

  41. Nicole Dufendach says:

    my 2 1/2 year old loves trains and books! he would love this!

  42. My boys would love this book!

  43. My son loves trains!!

  44. noblinfamily says:

    Would love to win this book!

  45. How fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  46. I would love to have a copy of this book for my son.

  47. Though our home is filled with daughters, we do like trains, and have enjoyed listening to Papa’s stories of his train travels.

  48. My youngest son would love this book!

  49. My 4 year old would love this book!

  50. My son loves trains and would love this book! Happy Holidays!

  51. What a precious giveaway!!!

  52. My daughter would love this! 🙂

  53. My son is enthralled with trains right now – and I’m always looking for good alternatives to those other train books. If I won one of these that would be awesome, if not… I’ve made a note of this book so I can buy it for him myself! Thanks 🙂

  54. Ooh! I love trains. Our whole family does. They are actually the only vehicle that does not make me motion sick! Imagine that!

  55. Would love to win this book! So cute 🙂

  56. We love trains, and my little guy is almost reading. Thanks for the chance to win!

  57. We love trains here! Thanks for the chance!

  58. Thanks for the chance to win!

  59. I love trains and so do my kiddos – will be crossing fingers on this one!

  60. I have 3 sons who ALL love trains, especially my 5 year old! I’d love to win this!

  61. What fun! Looks like an adorable book and I just love the front cover illustration!

  62. We love all books about Trains here!

  63. My boys would love this book! Thanks for the opportunity to win one!

  64. I did love to win for my toddler this Christmas…Like most boys he is into trains…

  65. My family loves books! This would be fun to read to the boys!

  66. What a wonder gift this would be…the gift of reading…so simple.

  67. I would like to win!

  68. Would love to win this book! We love to read!

  69. That book is adorable and I would love to win a copy for my son who adores trains.

  70. We would love this book. Thanks!

  71. Sounds and looks wonderful!! Merry Christmas!

  72. Andrea Owens says:

    My grandson who has autism loves train books. I’ve know known about this one. Looks like a really neat one!

  73. How sweet! We’re planning a move to Colorado in the coming year, and my son will be pretty far away from his grandparents. This would be a sweet gift!

  74. I know all of my kids would like this book, but I think my Ethan would LOVE it!

  75. I would love to give this to my little girl; she is all about books!

  76. Erin Crowell says:

    My friend recently gave my 2 y/o a little wooden train set and he has fallen in love. He wakes up asking for his “choo-choo” and two nights ago he actually fell asleep on the floor after rocking his new little train back and forth on the floor for 45 minutes. Trains have quickly become his favorite toy and I know he would love this book! 🙂

  77. What a neat sounding book. My youngest just loves trains so I know he would love this.

  78. How sweet! Thanks for the opportunity!

  79. My 2 year old grandson Cash is all about Trains this year, and would absolutely love to give him a copy of this book. I’m a retired preschool teacher and know that he would absolutely love it!
    Happy Holidays to You and Your Family!

  80. we have train lovers galore. Twice each week Grandma takes the train to our house from 2 hours away to spend time with our kiddos. This is an extra special story!

  81. Yes please! My train-loving boy would so enjoy this.

  82. Teri Sperry says:

    This book would be a perfect gift for my godson, who is very, very into all things train-related. Thanks for the offer!

  83. Would love to win a copy! My boys love trains. Thanks!

  84. My little boy loves books… I’m sure he would love this one too!

  85. Looks like a cute book…would complement all the train stuff my son is getting this Christmas!

  86. My son is all about cars, trucks, and things that go…especially trains. This would be awesome!

  87. My daughter is studying elementary Ed & would love to give her this signed copy for Christmas.

  88. This book is so cute! My 3 year old is a train ENTHUSIAST! Never met a kid so obsessed, it’s the funniest thing ever:)

  89. It would be a great gift to give to our Angel Tree child this year!!!

  90. choo choo!

  91. Would love to win! My son would love this.

  92. That looks like an adorable book. My 2-year-old is just starting to enjoy books and I love it!

  93. I have a 3 year old train lover on my hands, who takes pretend train trips daily! We would love this book dearly at our house!!

  94. Shannon Wirth says:

    My daughter would LOVE this book! =)

  95. One of my sons favorite words is choo-choo.

  96. We love adding great books to our collection! 🙂

  97. we’re a bunch of train lovers in this house

  98. What little boy doesn’t love trains!?

  99. Looks great!

  100. Train books are a big hit in this house! Thank you!

    • How sweet!! With three boys trains are ALWAYS a hit. Just watched “Polar Express” again tonight. Merry Christmas!