Monday, 14 October 2013

Loss De Plott, The Colour Blue – Halloween Competition Book Giveaway !

THIS COMPETITION GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED


'Spiders spinning webs of red, black bats flying about my head.

The pumpkin grew legs and danced about, the skeleton
shook and was heard to shout.

Whatever you promise be sure to do and write
what you see in the colour blue'

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If you haven’t yet heard of Loss De Plott and her magical adventures in ‘The Colour Red’ and now the fabulous Halloween adventure, ‘The Colour Blue’ then you and your children really are missing out on some wonderful tales which will take you all on a journey into the wonderful world of dreams.

I met author Stephan J Myers through Twitter and found myself intrigued by the almost cryptic tweets that would pop up into my Twitter feed. I knew I needed to find out more about this curious character called Loss De Plott (whose name I have to admit appealed to the slightly insane side of me. I often feel like I’ve lost the plot !).

So, I popped across to Amazon and purchased Loss De Plott; The Colour Red and Loss De Plott – A fable for grown-ups who believe it is never too late to change. The latter I will share with you in another post but today I’m eager to share a little more about Loss De Plott; The Colour Blue, a Halloween tale where you’ll find the strangest things happen in the world of dreams.


Stephan writes using beautiful rhyme. Belle and I have read and re-read The Colour Red and The Colour Blue together and each time we get something new from each book. Intertwined into the story’s rhyme are stunning pictures drawn by Stephan himself and illustrator Nicholas Smith. Belle and Tink were kindly sent signed copies of 2 of the book illustrations from The Colour Red from Stephan and they absolutely adore them.

In The Colour Blue we meet new characters all placed into the magic of Halloween and brought to life in this beautiful second offering from Stephan. We meet the boy in blue, dancing pumpkins and the funkiest looking witch I've ever seen ! It really is a must read.

I remember as a child being enthralled by magical adventures and Stephan’s books would have been a welcome addition to my book collection when I was small.

With The Colour Red and The Colour Blue we come to understand that the rules change when we dream and what’s possible in the dream world is indeed very different to that of our everyday existence. We also find out the importance of not breaking the dream rules and keeping our promises too.



The Colour Red begins the adventures and introduces us to Loss and her first journey into the world of dreams, where she meets dancing snowmen and the man in the hat of red. In this book she is also given an important piece of advice by her grandmother;

“Now promise me Loss,” her grandmother said, “you will
never draw anything in the colour red.

And whatever you draw must come from your dreams, where the
things that you see are not what they seem.”

I could happily carry on writing about these fabulous children’s tales but I wouldn’t wish to spoil what will be a special time spent reading with your own children. Instead I’m really pleased to be able to offer 3 lucky readers the chance to win a set of Stephan’s books, The Colour Red and The Colour Blue for a Halloween competition giveaway.

All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is click on the Rafflecopter link below and follow the simple instructions. The competition will run for 2 weeks after which 3 lucky winners will be announced on my FB page, Twitter and here on the blog.

Good Luck my Lovelies and make sure you never lose sight of the magic within your dreams xxx

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Stephan has two further books soon to be published which are ‘The Colour Gold’ furthering the Tales of Loss De Plott and ‘The Prayer’.

If you’d like more information on Stephan and his work you can pop across to his website, give him a Like on his Facebook page  or follow him on Twitter.

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Terms & Conditions: This competition runs from 12.00am on Monday 14th October until 12.00am on Monday 28th October 2013 and is open to readers Worldwide. The 3 winners will be announced on the blog, ‘The Mad Mummy Musings' Facebook page & Twitter within 48 hours of the competition end time. Each of the 3 winners will win a copy of the children's books, The Colour Red and The Colour Blue. Winners will need to email their name and address to info@charlotte-hughes.co.uk so that their prize can be sent out to them. No cash alternative given.


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Disclaimer: I was kindly given a Kindle copy of The Colour Blue to read for this competition giveaway. 


9 comments:

  1. Hope I'm commenting in the right place. I was a complete bookworm as a child, I often fell asleep with a book in my hand and my torch on hidden under the covers! Favourite book had to be The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. The whole magical world in a wardrobe idea was something you could totally lose yourself in and I couldn't wait to share the book with Hannah.

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  2. my faves were meg and mog, after reading them now i often wonder why but i loved that cat and secretly i still do lol

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  3. All books by Dr. Seuss! The Cat and the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham etc. I love the creativity and the rhyming.

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  4. I actually remember reading The Empire Strikes Back (yes, the Star Wars film!) when I was about 9 and on holiday in the Isle of Wight. I hadn't seen the film and was desperate to so this was the next best thing!

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  5. I loved all the Roald Dahl books when I was a kid. I think probably Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was my favourite – all those sweeties!

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  6. Loved a book called Little Richard and Prickles - lovely pictures and stories.

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  7. Richard Scarrys Busy Busy World, I think it must've been one of my mums favourites as well, I have many memories of being cuddled up with her and brother reading it

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  8. the gruffalo qaqs all my boys have liked it

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  9. lynsey buchanan20 October 2013 21:55

    I love the Faraway Tree Books and all the lands they would visit,

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