We all know moving is stressful. Between the movers, packing, unpacking, change of address, new town, new routine – I am getting anxious just typing this post. Both Pam and I made our respective cross country moves last year and it often feels like we are still settling in. What’s important to remember however, is “How does all the craziness associated with a move affect a child?”
Enter Opus, a Golden Retriever happily living in Boston. “Opus is faced with the disruption of boxes, taxis, and a long plane ride taking him away from the things he loves the most – his bear, pizza and his red chair. All of his routine creature comforts are packed away on a large truck and he is left in an empty house.
Opus and the Red Chair helps parents ease the tension and prepare their children for the transition by sharing Opus’ journey though the eyes of a sweet pup. 100% of the net profits of Opus and the Red Chair will benefit the non for profit Animal Cancer Foundation.
Foggy Day Books founder, Alice Koesterich wrote Opus and the Red Chair in loving memory of her dog, Opus, who died of cancer at 5 years of age in May 2006. She teams up with talented illustrator Sara Kahn. Readings and signings are currently taking place in the SF bay area.
1. Win a signed Opus and the Red Chair book by sharing with us your tips for preparing your child or pet for a move OR a fun moving story with a comment on this post
2. Extra entries are counted by 1) posting on our chat room forum (up to 5) 2) subscribing or commenting that you are a subscriber and 3) blogging about our giveaway
3. The winner will be selected at random by using random.org
4. Contest ends Friday, October 24th, 11:59pm pst
CONTEST CLOSED – Congrats Gina Stratos!
PS: And just because our focus is kid design, here are some fun, modern shelving ideas to host Opus and the Red Chair for when you get into your new home!
The DwellStudio Junior Elephant Bookshelf at Design Public ($170)
The Cub Stacker by David Netto at modernkid ($300)
Ecotots’ Big Kahuna Bookcase at 2modern ($335)