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October Giveaway: Sir Simon by Cale Atkinson

October Giveaway: Sir Simon by Cale Atkinson

It’s October! The best time of the year! Dig out the Halloween decorations and find all of your scary books and movies - the countdown to the best holiday of them all has begun. And we have a special spooky picture book giveaway for you!

I don’t know about you, but I’ve literally been waking up to music from The Nightmare Before Christmas every morning for about 2 weeks now. Our son has set it as an alarm, and, honestly, I don’t really mind at all. Halloween deserves to be stretched out every bit the same as Christmas does.

So of course we had to do a spooky giveaway this month. We’re giving away a copy of Sir Simon: Super Scarer by Cale Atkinson, and it’s truly an amazing picture book. It’s probably our favorite ghost story of all time. It’s legitimately very funny and a heartwarming story of friendship - but perhaps the very best part is how much Atkinson’s love for classic scary movies shines through.

There are actually dozens of scary movie Easter eggs hidden throughout the book. They could easily go completely unnoticed if you didn’t know to look for them, but I swear if you are a horror fan you will fall in love with the details hidden in this book. I know I certainly did.

For a closer look at Sir Simon, make sure to check out our featured article.

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There will be one winner of a hardback copy of Sir Simon: Super Scarer. The winner will be chosen at random after the ending date of October 25th at 12:00 a.m. EST.

Entry into monthly giveaways is a reward for our subscribers - to give back to the folks who are following along on Dad Suggests. So, make sure you are currently a subscriber to our newsletter before entering. (You can find the sign-up box for our newsletter at the bottom of every page on DadSuggests.com.)

And, as you’ll see, there are a few optional ways to earn extra entries if you’d like to increase your chances! The winner will be contacted through the e-mail they provide and will have to provide a US or Canadian address for shipping at that time. Open to US and Canada only and you must be 18+ to enter. You can also refer to the official rules for details.

Good luck! And help us spread the word if you know of any parents or teachers out there who you think would love a good Halloween book!

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