Book Give-away: Out of the Egg book and plush toy.(closed)

WIN a copy of ‘Out of the Egg’, written and illustrated by Tina Matthews

and a Little Red Chick plush toy

Courtesy of Walker Books Australia.

This is our favourite book for this Easter season because of it’s gentle message of forgiveness.

Out of the Egg is a story to be enjoyed all year round, as it is not officially an Easter book. It is a modern take on the folktale, The Little Red Hen, which covers a range of themes such as friendship, working hard, forgiveness, environment and society.

Read our book spotlight for more information on Out of the Egg. We’ve also put together a list of activities to bring this book to life in your home.

I’d also like to thank Walker Books Australia for their kind generosity in providing these give-away prizes.

To enter:

1. Read our book spotlight of ‘Out of the Egg’

2. Leave a tale below the review and tell us what part of the book appeals to you the most.

The winner:

  • 5 winners will be randomly selected
  • Each of the 5 winners will win a paperback copy of Out of the Egg and a Little Red Chick plush toy

Terms and conditions:

1. Each reader may enter only once.

2. Entrants must live in Australia. The prize will only be awarded to entrants living in Australia.

3. All entries must be received by 5pm (EST) on Sunday 17 April 2011 to be eligible

4. The winners will be selected using

5. The winners will be notified via email on the evening of Sunday 17 April 2011

6. The winners will also be announced on, facebook and Twitter.

7. The winners are asked to send a reply email with their delivery address by 9am (EST) on Monday 18 April 2011, to allow enough time for the prize to be delivered by Easter.

Book Give-away: Out of the Egg book and plush toy.(closed)


  1. I love this part here. Makes you smile.
    Jesus tried to teach mankind to love one another. He was always quick to forgive.
    @MCJunkie on twitter

  2. I like the message of forgiveness interlaced with themes about community and conservation. It might even inspire some little green thumbs to grow their own plants.

  3. My 3 year old little girl needs a bit more practise on forgiving her little 2 year old brother…”The simple gesture of inviting the other animals to play demonstrates forgiveness and kindness”…Need I say more :)

  4. I think it’s a great learning book for children based on how to share.

  5. A beautiful story with characters that my young children could find fun and interesting. A book that can be passed through the generations to come.

  6. Sharing and forgiveness; I think everyone including adults could learn a thing or two from this book!

  7. This book sounds absolutely adorable. I love the message that comes across in the book about forgiveness and also friendship. Would love to read this book to my kids!

  8. i love the message of forgiveness, we need to encourage this in all our children as kindness is something we all forget sometimes

  9. My children are becoming inquisitive about life cycles and so learning about how you nurture a seed to make it grow is my favourite part and the part which I think my children would enjoy too.

  10. Loving the sound of this book!
    The best part I like is the message of forgiveness.
    Sounds like a great story :)

  11. With having two children aged 4 and 19months, the themes of forgiveness and sharing relates to our household very well, and with the main animal being a chicken, my son could compare this to the chickens at his poppies house!

  12. I love how this book can parralle in a childs way part of the life of jesus. Forgiveness is one thing that I think all children should learn especially in a world like ours today!

  13. What a beautiful story about the art of forgiving…… a lovely story to read with a child of any age :)

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