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Thursday, May 1, 2014

The Baby Tree


My new book, The Baby Tree (in which a small boy finds out where babies come from) goes out into the world today, May 1st. To celebrate, I am giving away ten prizes! Each winner will receive a packet of Baby Tree Seeds (see packet for planting directions) and a 5x7" signed, archival print of one of the 8 individual babies seen below. (The numbers won't appear on the actual print.) Unlike in real life, you will be able to choose your baby.
Leave a comment with a baby's name to enter. Winners will be drawn randomly at sunset, and announced tomorrow.
Oh and you can buy the book now too! 

52 comments:

KATIA WISH said...

Maya!

Unknown said...

My favourite baby name is Maya...
And if you meant which baby I would like to choose - Its 6.
The book looks beautiful, and is on my wishlist for the next Amazon order. :)

Linda Olafsdottir said...

Lára Rún !

Laura said...

Angelina Isabelle (my brand new niece! :)

Julie said...

Me: Where do babies come from?
My 3yr old: In the super moon!
Eloise (who was born on a super full moon)

Kirsten Mavric said...

I love Baby 4, he has such a cheeky expression :)

Anna Alter said...

My baby's name is Tilly, And I can't wait to buy this book for her!

Diandra Mae said...

Penelope Jane was going to be my daughter's name before my square of a husband protested. haha. Instead, I named her after my favorite story: Alice in Wonderland-Alyson (The name won't go to waste. I'm saving PJ's name for a story instead.)

yucaree said...

Oddly enough, I also vote for Maya (my daughter)! She's not a baby anymore, but we're getting to that age when we have to explain where babies come from ...

I love all the babies on the prints -- and I appreciate, as I always do -- your choice to include babies of diverse backgrounds. But I like #4 and #8 most. :)

Thank you for the giveaway, and congrats on the book birthday!

Jill Bergman said...

Tessa! Your book looks wonderful (as usual!)

Devyani said...

Anya Sherezad, my six month old baby girl :)

Anonymous said...

Baby #2 looks like an Ines - which is to me the most fabulous baby name around. :) Good luck with the book Sophie, will be ordering it soon.

Heidi Stemple said...

My babies are all grown. Their names are Maddison Jane and Glendon Alexandria. I named one and the other came to me named. I love all the babies.

Netina said...

Love the cover and really looking forward to seeing all the illustrations of the book!
As for a baby's name I think I' d choose Luigi, don't know why I just like the sound of it.

Matthew O. said...

Sabine -- no!

Adele.

No, Sabine.

Lori Dean Dyment said...

I'm going with Hunter James.
Baby No. 4 is my pick.

Unknown said...

I like Saffron. My baby would've been Saffron, if he'd been a girl. Instead, he's Ares.

Dawn said...

I like Saffron. My baby would've been Saffron, if he'd been a girl. Instead, he's Ares.

C. Cackley said...

Lena Christine, my little cousin!

Lauren Noel said...

I can't possibly pick a baby! And it's a toss up between my two favorite names for a girl -- Madeleine and Miriam. For a boy -- Benjamin. Absolutely LOVE your work!

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Vi Nguyen said...

Madison Grace

Xena's Mom said...

For a daughter I would give her the name Eleanor; for a son the name Samuel. I love the idea of a baby tree, Sophie. Your one-of-a kind creative illustrations continue to delight your many fans. I look forward to reading this soon; hopefully today when I visit my favorite indie bookstore.

Wendy Gelsanliter said...

Hi Sophie, It's Wendy! We just moved into a new brownstone and there is a baby named Olive living on the first floor. Another Olive in our lives. And I was once nicknamed Olive. I also love the name Molly, as you know.

I will buying "The Baby Tree" for our school library.

xo

Laura Given said...

Adorable!

8 Sweet Baby Tree Names:
Juniper
Linden
Hazel
Banyan
Forest
Ash
Willow
& Laurel

Kendel said...

I love giving books as baby gifts. At the moment, I love the name Clara.

Sharon O'mahony said...

Gorgeous, love the pictura street parade too. Favourite baby name Madeline Daisy, Madeline's favourite is Penny.

elise said...

Congrats on your Book! The illustrations are beautiful!

I enjoy the name Lucy, because it's simple and sweet (: and also has such a differing presence in women's history.

melinda beavers said...

I'm noticing a distinct lack of boy baby names… is there a reason for that? Would I be completely off base by picking a couple boy names? Because I actually know a couple little boys with awesome names: Cayden and Gatlin

Beautiful book, Sophie! Can't wait to see it in person. :)

storygirl said...

ooh, fingers crossed, I'm feeling lucky!
Sebastian is my numero uno choice

Ava Rose said...
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Ava Rose said...

Eleanor!

I LOVE your illustrations, especially Ivy & Bean!

Brook Gideon said...

Hazel and Charlie

Constance said...

I once knew a family who named their babies Carrot, Cotton and Fennel. Last name of Seed.

contemplatrix said...

Felix and Violaine... those are some sweet baby faces...I suppose I would choose the 4th one.

~Leslie

Meg said...

Beautiful! Baby name (my own beautiful boy): Lev

Rebecca @ Sturdy For Common Things said...

I will also include names of my own sweet babes:
Lorelei & Mira

Looking forward to reading THE BABY TREE with them and the library kiddos!

Sarah Wilson said...

Norah :)

Make!Do! said...

I would be a bad mother if I didn't say Simone, my daughters name, but the name Ramona was on the very short list - for obvious literary reasons.

Vicki said...

I'd love to name a daughter Sapphire (from the INGO series), but my husband has nixed that. So I will submit it here!

T. Smith said...

We love your books and your artwork! Emily is one of our favorite names. We like babies 1,4 and 6 the best, but they are all adorable.

Lisa Anchin said...

The book looks beautiful! I can't wait to see it in person.

Micah is the name of my two week old nephew.

mama sas said...

Cybelle

Jelyn Articuna said...

Yakap for baby number 4. It's the Filipino term for "hug".

Congrats on your new book, Sophie. You've been an inspiration to me as an aspiring illustrator. I've got 3 of your books already, and I'll definitely add The Baby Tree in my collection.

Patti said...

So beautiful!

Lucy

Jilly said...

Evan

So beautiful!

Es said...

Love this book. Our baby's name is Courtney Elizabeth.

Karen said...

8... Kleopatra!

Karen said...

8... Kleopatra!

jeannie said...

Violet

Danzel @Silver Shoes and Rabbit Holes said...

Clementine

Judy said...

love your work!