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Lauren & the Leaky Pail Book Review and Giveaway

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As I have mentioned previously, we love books.  So, when I get the opportunity to review books for the kids, I generally jump on it.  And with Halloween just around the corner, I thought a book about the costumed kids of Paddywhack Lane would be a lot of fun.   Paddywhack Lane is a collection of heartwarming, inspirational stories, high quality, role-play toys, gifts and music for young children that parents can feel good about giving to their children.

We received Lauren & The Leaky Pail from Paddywhack Lane, via Tomoson, for review.


Product Description (courtesy of

Everyone wants to win first prize in this year’s gardening contest. Lauren would love to win too, but you can’t expect to grow something wonderful with an old, leaky watering pail…or can you? Even after her friends offer hilariously, silly solutions to plug the leaks, Lauren remains unflappable in her mission to make sure her seeds have the water they need to grow. Will Lauren’s persistence, faithfulness and hard work be enough to win the blue ribbon at the festival?

Prior to this review, I had never heard of Paddywhack Lane, or the cute little characters that inhabit it.  But, now that I have, I am sure they will become favorites around here.

The book, Lauren & the Leaky Pail, is a heartwarming story about a young girl that refuses to give up on watering her seeds, even though her pail leaks and she just knows she will lose the local gardening contest.  Each day she carries her old leaky pail to and fro, and watches as the other kids seeds start to grow.  Unlike many contemporary story books, the colors of the illustrations are a bit softer and muted.



I wasn’t sure how well the kids would like the softer coloring, as they tend to like the bright bold colors in their other books.

I needn’t have worried.

Lauren & the Leaky Pail

They loved the story, and wanted to hear all about Lauren again.

I was extremely impressed with the story itself.  I honestly think that Lauren & the Leaky Pail will become a true classic- rivaling even Pooh in Christian literature for children.

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Save NOW… Paddywhack Lane would like to offer all Lady V dZine readers an money saving coupon for 20% off total purchase, when you shop the Paddywhack Lane site, with coupon code usablogger (coupon must be entered at checkout for savings).

Win it… Paddywhack Lane would also like to give one lucky Lady V dZine reader their own copy of Lauren & the Leaky Pail.

Mandatory entry… simply Meet the Kids of Paddywhack Lane and comment back here with who your favorite is.

***Please note- this must be done before any bonus entries will count***

Bonus entries…

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    • May use “#win Lauren & the Leaky Pail @ladyvdzine (10/24) #kids #Christmas #giveaway
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  • +5-  Blog this contest linking to this post- leave 5 comments here with a link to your post

The fine print…

Contest open to US addresses..  Contest ends at 11:59 p.m. CST on 10/24/2010.  Winner will be selected randomly.  Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond with mailing address.  If no response is received from the winning entrant, a new winner will be selected.  Prize will be forfeited and donated to charity if not claimed by primary or alternate winners.

The fine folks at Paddywhack Lane provided me with the aforementioned complimentary product to facilitate this review.  No other compensation was received.  All opinions express are 100% my own and are based on my own experience.  Your experience may differ.

This Product Was a Free Giveaway

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About Virginia

Hi there! My name is Virginia, and I am the author/owner of That Bald Chick. I am a Christian, wife, mother of three, full time homemaker, homeschooler, and ministry volunteer in addition to being a blogger. In my free time *cough* I enjoy reading, writing, taking walks with my family, and listening to music.


  1. What an ADORABLE book — those graphics are beautiful.

    I love little Ella — her name is close to my daughter’s and her elephant costume is so cute!

  2. I follow you on Twitter and tweeted!!/Rachel_L/statuses/26910301997

  3. What a neat book. I bet the boys would love it and I love positive message books for toddlers. Anthony is cute. I like him!

  4. I am going to go with Joshua because like my son, he gets himself and others in STICKY situations lol
    Thanks for the chance! I’m sure my kids would love to read this book!

  5. I follow Paddywhacklane on twitter! @Yasmineo

  6. I also follow you on GFC 🙂

  7. I think Joshua is my favorite- he seems just like my boy!

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  17. Emillie P says:

    I like Rachel the Rabbit. So cute!


  18. Emillie P says:

    I subscribe – gfc

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    I subscribe – RSS feed


  20. I entered the Frecklebox giveaway.

  21. Anthony is my favorite! My son will love the hat!
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  27. I like Emily thanks for the cute giveaway

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  32. Heather R says:

    My fav is Emily

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    I follow your blog via GFC

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    I Like Lady V dZine on Facebook

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    I am an email subscriber

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    I subscribe to Lady V dZine by RSS feed

  37. Heather R says:

    I follow you on Twitter and tweeted

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    I Like Paddywhack Lane on Facebook

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