Congrats to our winners Olivia, Jennifer and Nilsa!
I love when my kids can engage in an activity together. Whether it’s a shared hobby or a love of a certain book that has them eager to spill their thoughts and ideas with one another. Honestly as a mother of a daughter and son- who worries about their ability to grow into adult siblings who will one day have much more than a see you once-a-year-on-the-holidays relationship- IT IS WHAT I LIVE FOR. And the Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series has been that beacon for me– it is the glue that has held my two kids together- and is the source of many of their inside jokes.
The Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series has united them in its middle school angst, they both identify with its main character’s struggles, friendships and foibles. It crosses gender identities and appeals to both of them on every level– and as their mom it just makes my heart burst! With so many outside influences that attempt to age our kids prematurely- The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is not one of them!
And that is why I’m really excited about the fact that the WIMPY KID BOOK 8 COVER, TITLE, AND COLOR will BE UNVEILED AT SIX FLAGS GREAT ADVENTURE THE WORLD’S LARGEST THEME PARK ON 8.8.13 FOR THE BIGGEST BOOK OF THE YEAR NATIONWIDE TOUR!!!
NAmulet Books, an imprint of ABRAMS, has partnered with Six Flags Great Adventure Theme Park in New Jersey to hold a special live Wimpy Kid Book 8 cover, title, and color reveal on 8.8.13.
The current Wimpy Kid Book 8 Mobile, which debuted at BookExpo in May, will take center stage for the unveiling in the park with a new name and new look that matches the color and cover of book 8. This event is the first in a major nationwide campaign that incorporates live events at retailers, social media interaction, and photos and fun giveaways to build awareness for Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 8, the biggest book of 2013, on sale 11.5.13.
Families are invited at 10:00 a.m. just outside the ticket booths at Six Flags Great Adventure, to gather as a tarp is pulled off the Book 8 Mobile. Beneath it, the cover of book 8 in the Wimpy Kid series will be revealed. As they pass the truck to enter the park, fans will be given a Wimpy Kid branded bracelet, which they can use as they exit the park to get a free book 8 poster. Fans can also take Photos with the Book 8 Mobile which will be emailed them immediately. And RIGHT NOW there is an Uncover the Color and more campaign going on at wimpykid.com where fans can shake Greg’s ball for quizzes!
In honor of this TOTALLY awesome Wimpy Kid book event at Great Adventure on August 8th we are giving THREE lucky winners:
1 Wimpy Kid Umbrella, 1 Wimpy Kid 2014 calendar, and 1 set of books (book 1 and a black Wimpy Kid journal)!
For a a chance to be one of our three winners leave a comment on this blog post with your kids’ favorite thing about this series! For a second entry you can Follow @MelissaSChapman on Twitter and Retweet this giveaway! For a Third entry you can Like The Staten Island family on facebook! For a fourth entry you can follow MelissaSChapmanwriter on Instagram and for a fifth entry you can follow @MelissaSchapman on Pinterest Good luck! Giveaway ends August 11th!