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We are giving all our lucky members the chance to WIN 1 of 15 reading packs from Simon & Schuster!

15 lucky winners will receive a reading pack with these four new titles:

  • The Can’t Cook Book, by Jessica Seinfeld
  • Octopus’s Garden, with Ringo Star
  • Sister Mother Husband Dog, by Delia Ephron
  • The Island House, by Posie Graeme-Evans

The Can’t Cook Book

Are you smart enough to dodge a telemarketer yet clueless as to how to chop a clove of garlic? Are you clever enough to know how to forward an email but don’t know the difference between boiling and baking? If you are basically competent, then Jessica Seinfeld’s new book The Can’t Cook Book is for you. Read incoming reviews of the Can’t Cook Book here

Octopus’s Garden

Based on the lyrics of the world famous Beatles song, this glorious picture book follows five children on a magical journey through the Octopus’s garden. The playful Octopus takes them on a wondrous underwater adventure – riding on the backs of turtles, playing pirates in a sunken city and sheltering from a storm in the octopus’s cave. The book comes with an accompanying CD which includes an exclusive reading by Ringo Starr and a never–before–heard version of the song. Read incoming reviews of Octopus’s Garden here

Sister Mother Husband Dog etc

In Sister Mother Husband Dog (etc) Delia Ephron brings her trademark wit and effervescent prose to a series of unforgettable, moving, and provocative essays. The emotional linchpin in this collection is the author’s stirring, eloquent response to the death of Nora Ephron – Delia’s older sister and frequent writing companion. In “Sister,” Ephron deftly captures the love, rivalry, respect, and intimacy that made up her relationship with her sister in a way that is at once deeply personal and comfortingly universal. Read incoming reviews of Sister Mother Husband Dog etc here

The Island House

In 2011 Freya Dane, a Ph.D. candidate in archaeology, arrives on the ancient Scottish island of Findnar. After years of estrangement from her father, himself an archaeologist who recently died, Freya has come to find out what she can about his work. As she reads through his research notes, she sees he learned a great deal about the Viking and Christian history of the island. But what he found only scratches the surface of the discoveries Freya is about to make. Read incoming reviews of The Island House here

AND then tell us in 25 words or less which of the 4 titles you would read first and why?

Please note this competition is open from 20th November 2013 until 18th December 2013 and is only available to members of Mouths Of Mums. We are unable to accept entries posted via facebook. The winners of this competition will be published on this page. Winners’ name and address will be provided to the promoter of this competition and prizes will be sent to the address you have in Your Profile. Please ensure your details are up to date so that you receive your prize.

Winners for this competition

  1. N. BartzVIC
  2. S. RosekransQLD
  3. L. BloodSA
  4. J. GhabachNSW
  5. S. Ridout-JonesWA
  6. H. Grace-WenzelVIC
  7. Z. ElleynVIC
  8. M. Johanson (Rivett)SA
  9. L. TschirpigQLD
  10. D. SexronVIC
  11. N. HamiltonNSW
  12. L. ShepherdVIC
  13. E. BaileyNSW
  14. J. FellVIC
  15. L. DowhalukNSW
  • the can’t cook book to make a treat


  • I would read The Island House because our whole family loves archaeology and trying to discover something odd or different. They would love it.


  • I would read Octopuse’s Garden to my 3 children first they love books


  • Island House, I’m convinced I was Indiana Jones in a past life, dream of adventure and even studied archaeology at Uni despite never practicing it!


  • Octopus’s Garden would be the first because I love children’s books being a retired teacher and children’s literacy is very important.


  • Im a slow reader so you can guarantee the Octopus ‘s Garden would be read first. My daughters will love it.


  • Octopus’s Garden because it looks like such a colourful imaginative adventure!


  • My three year old is fascinated with his Uncle Jaryd’s kayaking stories so Octopus’s Garden will give them even more common ground!


  • Octopus’s Garden as he loves everything to do with the ocean.


  • It would have to be the octopus garden it really caught my eye


  • Sister Mother Husband Dog, by Delia Ephron; the cover is quirky and appealing, and I am sure Delia would deal her trademark wit once again!


  • The can’t cook cookbook – my husband would appreciate me not burning down the kitchen when I try to make biscuits.


  • The can’t cook cookbook
    Need some pointers whet to learn :)


  • The Island House. I have always wanted to live on an island and I have a feeling this book will take me there.


  • ‘sister mother, husband, dog etc’ because I have loved some of Delia Ephron’s previous books, she’s very entertaining and I love a good laugh!


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