Monday, February 27, 2012

THE CAT IN THE HAT-A-THON {GIVEAWAY}





I've already mentioned that this coming week is the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, best known as the beloved Dr. Seuss. This amazing author and poet has published more than 45 children's books including the bestsellers The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

According to Wikipedia, Life magazine published a report back in 1954 that claimed illiteracy among children was due to the fact that they were too bored by the children's books on the market. At the time, the director of the education division at Houghton Mifflin, William Spaulding, who had read the report, challenged Dr. Seuss to create a book that children couldn't put down using a list of 250 words that they felt every 1st grader should know. The result was The Cat in the Hat.

Today, The Cat in the Hat is one of the most recognizable children's book characters. He is made even more popular by the PBS Kids' show of the same name. And to celebrate Dr. Seuss' 108th birthday, this Friday, March 2nd, PBS stations will be hosting THE CAT-IN-THE-HAT-A-THON, a two-hour marathon of THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT! The show is designed to help build STEM skills. And this Friday's CAT-IN-THE-HAT-A-THON features two new episodes, "Seasons - Spring and Summer/Fall and Winter" and "When I Grow Up/Doing It Differently."

As a new PBS Ambassador, I received a screener of the new episodes and a Cat in the Hat gift bundle that included the 3-D book, Chasing Rainbows, a DVD from the series, and a $25 gift card to the PBS KIDS Shop.

The book, which was provided by Random House, comes with 3-D glasses. My kids LOVED it! Which is funny, because they don't like 3-D movies. I guess it is different with a book. My son is not old enough to read all the words, yet, but my daughter is, so I let her read to him.

In our house, Saturday is the day that I allow them to watch movies or get up and watch the morning cartoons. My son immediately puts on The Cat in the Hat, which airs first thing in the morning. So this weekend, they had a special treat when I pulled out the DVD that NCircle Entertainment provided for the gift bundle, and let them watch an episode they hadn't seen before - "Wings and Things."

When I visited the PBS KIDS Shop, I had a hard time figuring out what to buy with my gift card, but eventually went with the What's in the Cat's Hat? game because I like the idea of them using their senses to figure out what's inside the hat.

THE GIVEAWAY

Now I think the best part is that I have two extra gift bundles to giveaway. They include a copy of the book, DVD, and a $25 gift card to the PBS KIDS Shop.

To enter to win, simply leave a comment below.

The deadline to enter is 11:59 EST, Friday, March 2nd. The winners will be chosen using Random.org. and contacted via email - so be sure to leave a valid email address in your comment!

And to increase your chances of winning, you can:

1) Visit the PBS KIDS Shop and tell me what you would buy with your $25 gift card.

2) Follow me on Twitter and tweet the following: Win a Cat in the Hat gift bundle from @LatinMami & @PBSKIDS for Dr. Seuss' 108th bday! http://bit.ly/ypz6m7 #cithathon #giveaway

Don't forget to let me know by posting a separate comment for each entry!

By entering this giveaway, you agree to the Official Sweepstakes Rules. No purchase required. Void where prohibited.

¡Buena suerte!

Disclosure: I am a PBS KIDS Ambassador. I received a screener and gift bundle for review purposes. All opinions are sincere and are my own.

106 comments:

  1. My daughter would love this. Thanks!
    KellywcuATyahooDOTcom

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  2. I would buy the Dr. Seuss The Cat In the Hat Heart Cat Long Sleeve Tee and the Dr Seuss The Cat in the Hat I Am Cat Reading Blue Long Sleeve Tee if I won.

    KellywcuATyahooDOTcom

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  3. I follow you on twitter(kellydsaver) and tweeted
    https://twitter.com/#!/kellydsaver/status/174199850269810688

    kellywcuATyahooDOTcom

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  4. We watch The Cat in The Hat on PBS each Morning as part of our homeschooling. He's helped me explain many things.

    lterek1027@gmail.com

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  5. I would like to buy some books.
    Thanks

    ahorrandodolares “at”gmail

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  6. My children really enjoy The Cat In The Hat and they would really appreciate this gift.sava1024@yahoo.com

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  7. We'd buy the Dr. Seuss DVD Collection.

    lterek1027@gmail.com

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  8. Follow you on Twitter @ahorradolares https://twitter.com/#!/AhorraDolares/status/174214599837626371

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  9. https://twitter.com/#!/DevotdMomO3/status/174214758155816961
    Tweeted
    Follow you as @DevotdMomO3

    lterek1027@gmail.com

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  10. I'd love to be entered! good luck all. :D


    boswife @ gmail . com

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  13. We'd buy the Peep and the Big Wide World: Peep and His Pals 3PK DVD.

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  14. I'd get my son a curious george plush.


    boswife @ gmail . com

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  15. I follow you on twitter: @lic_gilda and tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/intent/tweet?original_referer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mommymaestra.com%2F2012%2F02%2Fcat-in-hat-thon-giveaway.html%3FshowComment%3D1330371589762&text=Mommy+Maestra%3A+THE+CAT+IN+THE+HAT-A-THON+%7BGIVEAWAY%7D&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mommymaestra.com%2F2012%2F02%2Fcat-in-hat-thon-giveaway.html%3Fspref%3Dtw

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  16. My baby girl would love this. Thanks!
    My email is: lic_gcampos@hotmail.com

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  17. following and tweeted here: https://twitter.com/#!/lolamichele/status/174223016320962561

    boswife @ gmail . com

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  18. I love Dr Suess just as much now as I did when I was young :o) xXx

    @KokokelliWomble

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  19. We'd probably buy the Dr. Seuss Oh, the Places You'll Go! Game or the Sid the Science Kid Why is the Sky Blue 3-Piece Pajama Set

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  20. followed you and tweeted as @tracyparral here: https://twitter.com/#!/tracyparral/status/174223601405411330

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  21. We would buy Sid the Science Kid loot. Thanks.
    yellow_patricia at hotmail dot com

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  22. http://twitter.com/#!/yourpotofgold/status/174229010992209920
    yellow_patricia at hotmail dot com

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  23. Books are a big deal in our home...we will be visiting the store soon! We loooove the cat in the hat!

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  24. I would buy a Sid the Science Kid playset. My son never thinks he needs a jacket and that set could help him learn that he does!
    jodimonrrroy@yahoo.com

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  25. My daughter has just started asking for The Cat in the Hat. This would be an awesome win!

    Any of lunchboxes from Dr. Suess would be a sweet treat for my daughter.

    pantrygirl (gmail)

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  26. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/pantrygirl/status/174231931150548992

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  27. My kids would be stoked!
    soluckyducky at gmail dot com

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  28. I might get the city exploration blocks!
    soluckyducky at gmail dot com

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  29. We love Dr. Seuss here
    kathypersons@yahoo.c om

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  30. We love the Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That books and cartoons! I love that my 3-year old knows words like metamorphosis and chrysalis, thanks to Sally, Nick, and the Cat!

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  31. https://twitter.com/#!/mkjmc/status/174233426709315585

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  32. I would use the gift certificate to get a Cat in the Hat memory game and/or one of the tin boxes. My son loves to fill boxes and bags!

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  33. I am following you now, (@KeriPhD) and have shared the tweet -- even though I still want to win!

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  34. My daughter would love this

    kport207 at gmail dot com

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  35. Who doesn't love Dr. Seuss?

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  36. If I won I'd buy a ton of Clifford books.

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  37. I like the Arthur dancing with fools dvd set.

    slb3334@gmail.com

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  38. Cat in the Hat is a favorite at our house. This would be awesome!
    amtennis at gmail dot com

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  39. My kids would love this. Thank you for the giveaway!

    jenny_anwar at yahoo.com

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  40. Twitter follower - jenny_anwar

    Tweeted!

    https://twitter.com/#!/jenny_anwar/status/174348989326557184

    jenny_anwar at yahoo.com

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  41. We would buy books :)

    jenny_anwar at yahoo.com

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  42. My nephew is now getting into Disney and Dr Seuss would love to win this package for him, he's so cute :-)

    mfosnaugh at cox dot net

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  43. Would love to get my nephew the Dr. Seuss Fun-In-A-Box Large Tin Tote. He carries EVERYTHING in his little lunch box, his toy cars, fruit snacks, etc. If it fits in a little lunch box it goes in there LOL

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  44. Following on Twitter under @fozzy33

    Tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/fozzy33/status/174435918235697153

    mfosnaugh at cox dot net

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  45. https://twitter.com/#!/mkjmc/status/174446135937728512

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  46. HORTON111@AOL.COM

    MY GRANDSON WOULD LOVE THIS

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  47. horton111@aol.com

    WE MIGHT GET THE Curious George 21" Plush

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  48. Another great give away! Would love to win. mysister14@gmail.com

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  49. My son loved Dr. Seuss books when he was little, and we are now introducing them to his little guy!

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  50. I would get my little grandson the Clifford Close-Up Royal Blue Long Sleeve Tee

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  51. I love Cat in the Hat. Thanks for the giveaway!
    lisa.blogs2 at gmail dot com

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  52. Please enter me! thanks!

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  53. I love The Cat in The Hat! Would love to win!Thank You!

    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

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  54. I would Buy Barney with the 25 dollars!

    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

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  55. My kids love The Cat in the Hat - I'm a mom and I don't mind if they do :-)

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Renski17@fortaj.com

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  56. @facetwit17 follows you on twitter

    tweet - https://twitter.com/#!/Facetwit17/status/174562395249852416

    renski17@fortaj.com

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  57. I'd buy a Wild Kratts Creature Adventure Red Lunch Bag for my son.

    renski17@fortaj.com

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  58. Dr. Seuss is awesome! We love his stories.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

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  59. we're all big fans of suess here! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  60. https://twitter.com/#!/mkjmc/status/174806160472424448

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  61. what a great contest - my daughter loves the cat in the hat!

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  62. thanks for the opp! We love this book.
    tamarsweeps at gmail [dot.com

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  63. Oh what a great giveaway! We love reading these books!
    landfjacobson @ charter.net

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  64. I would probably buy the Dr. Seuss Cat In The Hat Character Hooded Towel! That would be so adorable for Carter to wear to the pool this summer!
    landfjacobson @ charter.net

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  65. I follow you on twitter and tweeted
    https://twitter.com/#!/Ilovemybeagle2/status/175107466730803201
    landfjacobson @ charter.net

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  66. I always wanted to be a cartoonist for Dr. Seuss. Love all the books.
    dolniaks at consolidated dot net

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  67. I would get the Dr. Seuss Oh, the Places You'll Go! Game.
    dolniaks at consolidated dot net

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  68. follow you and tweeted
    https://twitter.com/#!/smilekisses/status/175116117583470592
    dolniaks at consolidated dot net

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  69. https://twitter.com/#!/mkjmc/status/175172563117412352
    kathypersons@yahoo.com

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  70. My sons would love this
    Diane Baum
    esldiane@gmail.com

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  71. I would love to win this for my little grandson.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  72. I would buy Caillou Bath Time Sail Boat.
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  73. I follow on Twitter @eswright18 and tweeted
    https://twitter.com/#!/eswright18/status/175323775171166208
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  74. i'd buy the Dr Seuss The Cat in the Hat I Am Cat Reading Blue Long Sleeve Tee

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  75. I love the cat in the hat
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

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  76. What a fun prize set!
    ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com

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  77. https://twitter.com/#!/mkjmc/status/175550023642259456

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  78. We love the Cat In The Hat! Thanks!

    braaisjo at gmail dot com

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  79. I might buy the Dr. Seuss Green Eggs And Ham Speedy Diner Game

    braaisjo at gmail dot com

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  80. I follow and tweeted

    https://twitter.com/#!/tlcfromtn/status/175614914482810880

    braaisjo at gmail dot com

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  81. the cat in the hat rocks!!

    sarahurick (at) comcast (dot) net

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  84. This would be great for my son!

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  85. This game would definitely be a hit in this household ;)

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  86. We love anything Dr. Suess around here and the Dr. Seuss DVD Collection, would be nice to have. Thanks for having this contest!

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  87. I would buy my daughter the Cat in the Hat Medium Plush as she loves anything Cat in the Hat.
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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  88. I follow you on twitter and tweeted.
    https://twitter.com/#!/laurallee56/status/175780088976125953
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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  89. I love PBS, we watch it often!

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  90. I'd purchase the Arthur Dancing Fools DVD Set.

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  91. Happy 108th Dr. Seuss!

    Justcindyc@hotmail.com

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  92. I would buy some exploration blocks; we love to build things.

    justcindyc@hotmail.com

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