GIVEAWAY! What Should I Put on My Feet to Go Run? Children's Book, expires December 4 at noon, EST

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  1. Barefoot TJ

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    We are giving away a copy of the children's book, What Should I Put on My Feet to Go Run? to one lucky winner. This contest expires on December 4 at noon, EST. See contest rules below.

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    Authored by John McClung
    Illustrated by Laura Hollingsworth

    Children's literature's answer to Born to Run.

    (And you can purchase additional copies here for only $12.95 USD: https://www.createspace.com/3946420)

    The first and only children's book about barefoot running, What Should I Put on My Feet to Go Run? teaches children about the inherent silliness of our culture's obsession with shoes through an entertaining tale that kids will love. The book tells the story of a little bear cub who is eager to go run around outside but unfortunately has some very human preconceptions about what he needs to wear on his feet. He peppers his bemused mother with a series of increasingly silly questions as she patiently reminds him that "a bear's foot should be barefoot."

    Written in charming verse and vibrantly illustrated, What Should I Put on My Feet to Go Run? will enchant readers of all ages. Whether you're a fan of FiveFingers or just of bears and their toes, a minimalist marathon runner or a child who loves to play outside, the book will remind you of the simple childhood joys of bare feet, soft grass, and warm summer sunshine.

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    Excerpt:

    "But what about sneakers, should I wear some of those
    While I'm running around so I don't stub my toes?"
    ...
    "No, silly bear--listen to me, please:
    To go run around you don't need galoshes or skis.
    "You just need some feet and some fur in the breeze
    And some grass and some sunlight, and maybe some trees.
    "For a bear's foot should be barefoot; it's really the best way
    For a bear to run around on a honey-sunny day."

    You may recognize or know the author. He's one of us!

    About the author:
    John McClung is a lawyer and barefoot runner who lives with his wife Emily in the mountains of eastern Arizona, where there are many bears, none of whom wear shoes. He writes about their adventures in his blog, Barefoot in Arizona (bfinaz.blogspot.com) ; (http://bfinaz.blogspot.com/2012/11/my-book-is-now-available-in-print.html).

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    RULES OF THIS CONTEST:


    1.) You must post to this thread.

    2.) This contest is for BRS members only. You must be a registered member in order to post to this thread.

    3.) You may only post one time. Posting more than once will void your entry.

    4.) We will use a random number generator to select the winner.

    5.) This contest ends at Noon, EST, on Tuesday, December 4, 2012.

    6.) After you have read the book (might want to get the opinion of your child too!), we ask that you write a review to appear in the Gear & Footwear Forum, the Product Review Forum, and your own personal site, should you have one.


    LET THE CONTEST BEGIN!
     
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  2. GumbyDad

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    I've read a draft, so would love to get a copy of the book!
     
  3. lgrenko

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    "For a bear's foot should be barefoot; it's really the best way For a bear to run around on a honey-sunny day."
     
  4. happysongbird

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    That looks like a fun book! I have always stocked quite a library of children's books here at home and this looks like it would be a great addition to the collection.
     
  5. Big Joel

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    As a big bear fan and a soon-to-be father, this would be AWESOME!!! Count me in!!
     

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  6. crothfolk

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    Sign me up will be a great gift for my Grandson!
     
  7. inbetweenmytoes

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    I would love to read this to my four kids!
     
  8. Burket

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    I would love to share this book with my nieces and nephews.
     
  9. cjrall

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    I think my 3 little ones would enjoy this.
     
  10. bfrbouch

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    I think I'll give this to my boss. He's always commenting on my bf running.
     
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  11. Bare Lee

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    OH yes please! Finally a giveaway that endorses barefoot running! I just bought it! If I win, I'll donate the second copy to my daughter's kindergarten class.
     
  12. Charles

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    My kids would love it
     
  13. Enso108

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    Sounds great, count me in :)
     
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    There once was a child with no book;
    he was bad and had a sad look.
    "here's one you can read"
    said a man without greed
    and he sat with his story in the nook.
     
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    love it.
     
  16. LittleBird

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    What a great way to teach my grandchildren why grandma wears those funny shoes with toes in them! :)
     
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    A book for Gaby... yes, please!
     
  18. Barefooting Bob

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    You know I almost forgot to enter this, so I will consider myself entered.
     
  19. Barefoot TJ

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    I see a donation in Lee's future! Congrats to #11, Bare Lee, for winning our contest. We will be contacting you shortly.

    Thank you to everyone who took part in our contest. Please consider ordering your copy of this beautiful and playful book for your little ones. Ordering info is above.
     
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