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Red & Lulu Book Is Sure To Be A New Christmas Classic #Giveaway

I want to share a very special book with you, that I find just amazing. It is a children’s book, one that is sure to become a traditional favorite in our home. One of my favorite books as a child was one about the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center and where it came from.

Over the years, I have shared books with similar tones with my children. This year, we were introduced to Red & Lulu by Matt Tavares. From the first time I opened and read the large, hardcover book with my kids,we were hooked.

For me, it had much to do with the bonded pair of cardinals, Red and Lulu. Cardinals are very special to me and if you have been reading this blog for a while, you may remember my post about the significance of them in The Cardinals’ Kiss.

Beyond the cardinals, we live in Upstate NY where many of the trees that have graced Rockefeller Center have come from. Put the two together and add the magic of the Christmas season, and you have a recipe for a new holiday classic. I know we will read this book many times this season.

Red and Lulu lived happily in the tree that was going to be cut down and transported to New York City. The problem was not that they were going to lose their beloved home, it was bigger than that!

The morning the tree was cut and loaded on the truck, Lulu was in the inner branches. Lulu was in trouble because Red was not with her at the time and now she was on her way to The Big Apple.

Red caught sight of what had happened and  flew as fast as he could to catch up to Lulu, but before long, he lost sight of the truck. Red did not give up, he flew all the way to NYC and eventually found Lulu and their tree. Reunited, they happily explored this big, bustling city and made many friends in beautiful Central Park.

Red and Lulu were so happy to be together again. They would sit in the branches of their tree and admire the lights and the people who came from all over the world to see the majestic evergreen.

When the season was over, Red and Lulu made a new home with their new friends in Central Park. One of the perks of their new location, was that every year they could return to Rockefeller Center and sit on the branches of a new Christmas tree. The whole season long, they could happily enjoy, the sights and sounds of the city that never sleeps, during the most wonderful time of the year. This book shows there is no distance too far to keep a determined cardinal from his loved one in an ode to serendipity and belief that is destined to be a new Christmas classic.

This book pulls at my heartstrings in so many ways. That is why I have added it to Mommy Ramblings’ 2017 Holiday Gift Guide. 

Candlewick Press is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings. One lucky blog reader will win their own hardcover copy of Red & Lulu! Thank you to Candlewick Press for the review book and for sponsoring this amazing giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!! Open to US residents.

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Ticket Giveaway to Top of the Rock Observation Deck, Rockefeller Plaza in NYC & $50 in Spending Money!!!

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If you live in or near New York City or plan to be traveling in the area, we have a great giveaway!  Enter to win 4 tickets to the Top of the Rock Observation Deck  70 floors up at Rockefeller Plaza!  In addition to the tickets the winner will receive $50 spending money so they can go out to dinner, buy souvenirs, use in any of the shops or restaurants in the Plaza or anywhere in Manhattan.  The latter is sponsored by Hudson Park, an apartment complex aiming to attract city dwellers looking for an alternative to expensive Manhattan apartments.


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The observation deck at Rockefeller Center is an amazing location for sightseeing in NYC. Experience breathtaking views, 70 floors up, of Central Park and the gorgeous city skyline. Before or after your visit, walk the Rockefeller Center Plaza, which has some of the best shopping in New York City. Use the $50 provided by Hudson Park to buy yourself something cool or fashionable, or have a wonderful meal with your family or loved ones.  Hudson Park is a complex of Apartments in Yonkers, NY with beautiful views, spacious living, and easy commutes to Manhattan for work or entertainment.

Giveaway for 4 Tickets to The Observation Deck and $50 in Spending Money!!!  To enter use the Rafflecopter widget below.  Prize does not include transportation.  Good Luck!!!

Giveaway for 4 Tickets to The Observation Deck and $50 in Spending Money!!!


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