The Well Read Guess (giveaway ending Jan 30)

Eek! I'm late! I must have gotten out of habit for the Well Read Guess! But no worries - here it is!

What could you win? A copy of the featured new picture book (quote #1's answer)!

Ready to play? HERE WE GO! 

Quote #1: 
by Laurie Keller

But growing is HARD WORK. In fact  PING! Hey, just grew!

Quote #2: 
by Robert Kraus and Jose Aruego

"Patience," said Leo's mother. "A watched bloomer doesn't bloom."

New to the Well Read Guess? Start here: 

Similar to last year, I'll post quotes from 2 picture books - a new(er) picture book (from late 2016 to present) and an older/classic picture book - each week.

Be the first to identify a quote (by the following Monday at noon, central time), and earn an entry into the WEEKLY monthly giveaway! Identify both the book and the author for a quote, and you'll get two entries. Identify both for both quotes, get four entries.

Don't know the quote? No problem (but don't forget to check Twitter and/or Facebook for clues)...try one of these other ways to get entered each week!
  • Be the first to identify the book and/or author
  • Share the Well Read Guess post on Facebook or Twitter (be sure to tag me or I won't know!)
  • Sign up to follow me via email (on the sidebar or at the bottom of this post). Subscribers are automatically entered into EVERY contest!
  • Leave me a comment below with the name of your favorite NEW picture book (published on or after September 1, 2016).
AND, from now through March 3, 2017, the Well Read Guess will feature WEEKLY giveaways!

(Well Read Guesses end Monday, January 30, 2017 at noon, Central Time are closed! Check back next week for a new round!)
Rules Governing Sweepstakes

Congratulations to last week's winner: SUSIE SAWYER! Thanks for playing, Susie! I hope you enjoy THE MESSY BOOK by Maudie Powell-Tuck! 

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  1. Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Krauss for the second!

  2. Favorite new Picture BOok= The Friend Ship by Kat Yeh
    It's super cute! :)

    1. Aw, that one is adorable! I love Chuck Groenink's illustrations!

  3. My favorite book: Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Krauss for the 2nd one.

  4. Replies
    1. You're right! I love this one. It really does read just like a Mo Willems' Elephant & Piggie book. The author is still up for grabs... :)

  5. We are Growing is by the fabulous Laurie Keller! This one is so clever!

    1. Laurie Keller is just clever in general :)

  6. We are Growing by Laurie Keller

    1. So close, Meghan, but Noelle beat you by just a smidge! You'll still get an entry if you are a subscriber, though!