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. My daughter would love this!

  2. My son loves trains. This would be a great addition! THANKS. 🙂

  3. I’d love a copy – my boys love trains too 😉

  4. PittBullMom says:

    My 2-yr-old grandson LOVES books and trains…this would be the perfect gift!

  5. My husband and 4yr old son love trains!

  6. even if i dont win, i may just go ahead and get this book! my son ADORES trains!

  7. Tanya Williams says:

    Train trip is an adorable book! I would love to have several more copies to give to my friends who have young kids.

  8. I would love to share this with my nephews!

  9. My boys would love this!!

  10. Living in Chattanooga, I tell my son all about the Chattanooga Choo Choo and read every train story I can find to him. This would be a great addition to our bedtime storybook collection!

  11. Looks like a lovely book to share with grandchildren.

  12. We love train books!

  13. Bonnie Minkin says:

    I grew up traveling on trains in the 40’s & 50’s. Back & forth from Chicago to Kalamazoo. It was pure magic, with dining cars serving delicious cooked food served by waiters that wore white gloves along with real silverware & glass dishes. Sometimes it was a sleep over in the little compartments, with the pull down beds. The bathrooms had a sitting & powder room along with a woman that gave you fresh linen towels & Mom always leaving her a tip.
    The clickity clack of the rails along with the facination, streaming view in the giant windows of towns & countryside, was a childs pure delight.

  14. A sweet book on trains – irresistable!

  15. Lisa Potter says:

    The book looks great and my grandson loves trains! Perfect!

  16. Lindsay Carpenter says:

    Looks like a cute book!

  17. Nicole Lingley says:

    I would love to win a signed copy!

  18. My daughter loves trains! Thanks for the opportunity!

  19. My 2 year old son LOVES trains! We will have to see if the library has this book! That is, if we don’t win our own copy 🙂

  20. Oh, thank-you for this giveaway! I adore the cover and know the story is delightful. And thank-you so much for offering such a gracious giveaway. I do not have a blog; I don’t tweet and I am not on Facebook. There are so many contests I cannot enter, so I really thank-you for this easy way to enter.
    Blessings to all…

  21. Her website looks great! Thanks for the heads up. And a book would be fun for my almost two year old.

  22. So perfect for my growing nephew!

  23. we love trains here and hope to take a real train trip soon too!

  24. Would love a copy! My youngest daughter is in love with trains! She has severe special needs and when she show interest in something we indulge her with as many different reinforcers as possible. I’m sure she would love your book!

  25. My girls love trains and are getting a wooden set for Christmas. This would be a great gift for them!

  26. I love giving and receiving books. This would be a fun addition to our collection.

  27. MY boys LOVE trains! This would be a wonderful addition to our Christmas gifts for them.

  28. Love it! My little guy is a huge fan of trains, and would love this. Just spent the morning at a miniature Christmas town, and all he wanted to do was point out the trains going round and round.

  29. looks like a cute book! my son would love it!

  30. i would love to win 🙂

  31. cynthia Kressin says:

    Pick me please!

  32. my 2 year old LOVES trains! and books! might have to look this up to buy if i don’t “win” one! =)

  33. Nancy Capriglione says:

    We come from a family of railroaders and I love anything to do with the railroad, especially for kids.

  34. Adriana Garcia says:

    My 3 year old son, Leo, is obsessed with anything and all trains!

  35. Looks like a cute book!

  36. Dena Vieia says:

    I was just thinking that it’s time to get my children more books. This would be nice.

  37. Julie Holland says:

    We take the train to Grandma’s, too, so this would be a perfect gift for my daughter! : )

  38. would love to win!

  39. Sara Heggie says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  40. My son and daughter both love trains – Train Trip looks fun! Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

  41. My daughter would love this book! Her Grandma takes a bus to visit us, but that’s close to a train ride, right???

  42. Nothing quite like a good book to share on Christmas morning!! Sounds like one we would like.

  43. would love to win!

  44. What a cute book!!! 😀

  45. My son LOVES trains – this would be such a special gift.

  46. My son loves trains. He just rode the Metra in Chicago fo the first time over Thanksgiving and we’re giving him his first HO set for Christmas.

  47. This looks like a delightful book that my husband’s goddaughter would absolutely love.

  48. I would love to give this book to some special little boys I know!

  49. My 2 year old loves trains!!!

  50. I think this looks like an awesome book, especially for the lil train enthusiasts that fill my day!

  51. My two grandsons would LOVE this book!

  52. This looks great!!

  53. We love books! This one would be a great addition to the bookshelf!

  54. What a cute book

  55. I would love a copy for my son and i

  56. enter to win, wow to think that this might actually be a lucky you went on the soap hunting adventure and turn to a great birthday.

  57. George Lloyd says:

    It’s a great thing to read to children, I don’t know who enjoys it more the kids or myself… toot!! toot!!

  58. Would love to win this to read to my grandchildren.

  59. I’d love a weekend train trip (for me!!) It sounds like a darling book.

  60. Patricia Eldridge says:

    My grandson would love this book! He loves trains!

  61. Wow, thanks for the link to a really great website. That’s just the kind of resource I’ve been looking for! And, my boys are in L.O.V.E. with trains, so winning this drawing would be fantastic!

  62. Christine Sz says:

    My son would love the train book, but I am interested in the book for adults. When will that be out? I would love to learn about self-sufficient living!

  63. Barbara Marlow says:

    I would love to win a copy of this book for my grandson Zachary. This looks like such a cute book!

  64. My kids love trains. this book would be great!

  65. Sounds darling! Hoping I get lucky 🙂

  66. My 2 year old son loves trains. I would love to win this for him!

  67. Looks like a really nice read.

  68. how great this would be for my son, Shep. He is a lover of trains from way back.

  69. Would love a copy!!

  70. Amanda Norwood says:

    books are my favorite gifts to give and receive!

  71. Sounds like such a sweet book! I’d love to win it for my train loving boys!

  72. My little guy LOVES books and he LOVES trains…. Santa is bringing him a train and this book would be such a fun thing to go with it!! Thank you for sharing!!

  73. I would love to have a copy of the book. THanks for the chance

  74. My daughter just loves trains!

  75. My little boys love trains 🙂

  76. Wilia Ohana says:

    Would love to win one to read to my mo’opuna (grandchildren).

  77. I know a family that are going through some tough times right now and I know their 2 children would love to have this book under their Christmas tree. Merry Christmas to all!!!

  78. Our whole family loves trains! This looks like a book we’d love to welcome into our train stories at home. Ticket to ride! Hope to hear from you!

  79. Amy jordon says:

    Looks like a great book for kids who like trains.

  80. How sweet, my son would love this! Thanks for the chance!

  81. This would make a great Christmas gift for a sweet grandaughter.

  82. Liesa Nichols says:

    My son loves train books – sounds like a fun book!

  83. Brenda Hatch says:

    Choo, choo!

  84. This book sounds adorable! I never heard of Deanna’s blog or books. Thanks for introducing me to her! Thanks for the giveaway.

  85. What a fun book. Would love to win a copy.

  86. Ruby Tingle says:

    Your book cover with the train is soooo cute!!!
    I have my first Great Granddaughter and would love to have this book so I could read it to her.
    Thanks, Ruby

  87. Looking for new books for the kids…this one looks great!

  88. Looks like a beautifully illustrated book! Would love to own a copy, thanks for the chance!

  89. have two boys who would love this book – thanks for the opportunity.

  90. Looks like a very cute book–my son is so into trains right now. I am sure that he would love this book.

  91. My boys would LOVE this book,…we wear out the train books at our local library! Looks like a fabulous find.

  92. Sounds like a wonderful book — I’d love to win it!

  93. We would love one!

  94. We’re taking our little boys on our downtown light rail on Monday to look at all the lights and decorations, my oldest loves trains!

  95. I would love to win this! Just in time for Christmas! My kids are getting a train table and set for Christmas, and a book would just be icing on the cake!

  96. I have two boys in this house who would LOVE that book!

  97. We love trains!

  98. Aw. My little guy loves “too-too’s”…and I love learning about new books for him!

  99. My daughter loves trains and I think she would flip for this!

  100. My 2 year old loves trains! This would be an awesome gift.