yes – it’s another giveaway! this time, i have kids in mind.
first studio ghibli’s new movie “arrietty”. i can’t quite describe my love for studio ghibli. the ins and outs and dark-sides and light-sides of their animation provides me with endless inspiration. ‘my neighbor totoro‘ and ‘spirited away‘ are two of my long-standing favourite movies, and visiting the ghibli museum in tokyo was definitely one of my favourite travel experiences to date (that place is THE BEST!). and today, thanks again to madman, i have 5 family passes (2 adults, 2 children) to the new studio ghibli film arrietty, based on the children’s classic “the borrowers” (you can watch the trailer here). i have neither read the borrowers, nor have i seen the movie. but, regardless, i know this movie will be nothing less than a delightful visual feast, and can’t wait to see it.
second – “the cranky bear” ipad app. now – this whole ipad thing is pretty new to me. we brought one as family christmas present in an effort to get the kids off our computers. in retrospect, this has not worked as well as we hoped, and we should have just brought them their own computer (although that just feels a tad excessive). but i must say i do love the ipad (especially the ebay app – that little chime when you have been outbid on something is genius).
amoungst the pages of game apps, i’ve been trying to encourage some reading type app’s too – and the cranky bear (written and illustrated by nick bland) has recently been developed into a super good one. along with all the bells and whistles that an ipad can bring to a picture book (animation, narration, interaction etc), it also features the voice of angus sampson as the cranky bear. you can check it out a sample here. thanks to my dear friend nat at wheelbarrow i have 2 free download’s of this to give away as well.
so – how am i going to do this double giveaway? if you are interested, just enter as per usual by leaving a comment, but please state if you would like to be in the draw for both or if not specify which one. also, please note – the movie passes are valid for australia only, but the download is available internationally. oh and the giveaway will close 5pm sunday, and winners notified soon after that. gosh hope that’s not all too confusing.
* Giveaway is now closed! thanks for those who entered! winners notified shortly