Giveaway: Three Father’s Day Books from Chronicle (ENDS 6/16)

by Migdalia


I was recently given the opportunity to host this giveaway for Chronicle. It includes three Father’s Day books.

Dear Dad By Geoff Blackwell
The book is a tribute to one of life’s most fundamental relationships. Packed with photographs of grandfathers, fathers, and the children who adore them, this book will warm any dad’s heart and inspire families everywhere to capture those sweet moments with dear old Dad. Click on the link above to get a closer look at the book!

Handy Dad 25 Awesome Projects for Dads and Kids By Todd Davis
This book is perfect for the handy Dad or the one who strives to be! Its chock full of ideas and step by step directions to create Skate ramps, zip lines, go-carts, and more! In this super-fun book, Todd Davis-extreme sports athlete and host of HGTV’s Over Your Head-presents 25 awesome projects for dads to build with their kids. Busy dads can choose projects that range from simple to challenging and take anywhere from five minutes to a full weekend. Readers are given all the directions they need to grab materials that can be found around the house or at the local hardware store and get to work banging up a sweet BMX ramp or half-pipe, building a tree house or tire swing, or throwing together a slip-and-slide or tie-dye station for an afternoon of fun. With plenty of color photographs, easy-to-follow instructions, and detailed illustrations, Handy Dad is chock-full of creative and inexpensive ways to keep kids (and dads) entertained for hours.

Memento: The Gift of a Lifetime By Michael McQueen
After the unexpected death of his father, Michael McQueen faced the daunting task of sorting through his father’s papers and belongings. At the bottom of a desk drawer Michael found a well-worn notebook, a gift he’d given his father the previous year. He had hoped-but never really expected-that his father would use the questions to write about his life. When Michael opened the book, he discovered pages filled with his father’s handwriting. Stories, advice, memories that had never come up in family conversation filled page after page-it was truly the gift of a lifetime. From this experience, Memento was born. A beautiful gift across the generations, this incredible journal is meant for someone you love. The simple, thought-provoking questions will coax the life stories from loved ones and become a keepsake to be cherished for generations to come.

I love the books, each and everyone!

I actually received the Mother’s version of Dear Dad, called Dear Mom. I absolutely loved it! I will also admit I cried when I saw read my sons had inscribed on the pages. The photos in the book represented all the wonderful, generous and loving aspects of a mother, just as the “Dear Dad” book does for fathers. I also believe that “The Memento: The Gift of a Lifetime” By Michael McQueen is worth its weight in gold! It gives you a beautiful journal to log down your father’s history. Something that will be treasured for many years to come!

As for the “Handy Dad 25 Awesome Projects for Dads and Kids” By Todd Davis, I’m keeping that for myself! I love crafts and this is definitely a book that I will put to use with my sons.

I am delighted to say that ONE Latinalicious reader will have the opportunity to win the three books noted above! Give it to that person who represents all Dad is to you or keep it for yourself (as I’m doing with one of the books), just don’t miss out on these amazing books! 

Good Luck! / ¡Suerte!




Click on the links above to look over the books, then let me know why you would like to win! 


1. Subscribe via email, follow my blog and/or fan my Facebook page for 1 entry EACH. If you’re already do, let me know! NOTE: Unvalidated e-mails will be disqualified.

2. Follow @MsLatina on Twitter and tweet about the giveaway, stating the below. Provide me with the tweet url in a comment. One tweet per day till the giveaway ends, so go ahead tweet away! 

Enter to win a Father’s Day giftpack from Chronicle! http://tiny.cc/GW29 #GIVEAWAY #MsLatina #Dad #Mom #book

3. Blog about the giveaway, linking back to this post, and provide me with the url for 5 extra entries.

4. Add my giveaway to any blog giveaway linky. Leave the linky url in a comment. Each linky add-on gives you  3 extra entry!

5. Leave a comment on a non-giveaway related post for 3 extra entries. Note the post in your comment and don’t forget to enter each in a separate comment! Wouldn’t want you to miss an entry!

6. Share this post and/or another post you enjoyed using any ”Share and Enjoy” submission  (Example: Digg, Facebook, Technorati, MySpace, Stumble Upon, etc.).  Each post shared gives you 3 extra entries. Just let me know which post you shared and your username, if applicable!

7. Enter any other giveaway for 3 extra entries. Each additional giveaway entered gives you 3 extra entries.


GIVEAWAY ENDS June 16, 2010 at 11:59 P.M. EST

Open to US residents


As always, I will use random.org to select the winner. The winner will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be selected. Also, don’t forget, in order for random.org to count all of your entries a separate comment must be entered for each item that is completed. Random.org will not count it otherwise 

Disclosure: I received the same products being given; however, this in no way influenced my post.

Share and Enjoy. Go ahead, you know you want to.

    About the Author

    Migdalia Rivera, also known as Ms. Latina in social media, is a single Latina mother of a teen, tween and two Australian Shepherds. When not chasing after her energetic bunch, she connects influential bloggers with brands and PR agencies via her blogger network, Stiletto Media. Migdalia gets her glam on as a Glambassador. She also knows that beauty begins on the inside; as a result, she promotes heart health as a Go Red for Women and Go Red Por Tu Corazon Spokesperson, the Spanish version of Go Red.

    { 20 comments… read them below or add one }

    1 Alicia June 14, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    This is an AWESOME giveaway! I especially love Handy Daddy because this really ensures that father and sons are interacting with each other!

    2 Alicia June 14, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    I subscribe via email now too!

    3 Alicia June 14, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    I follow your blog!

    4 Alicia June 14, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    I’m also a FB fan!

    5 Alicia June 14, 2010 at 2:28 pm
    6 Marilu June 14, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    we need more books like that to provide positive role models for fathers… i am a fb fan

    7 Kim June 15, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    love to win this: Handy Dad 25 Awesome Projects for Dads and Kids bc my hubby would love to use the tips with our child!

    8 Kim June 15, 2010 at 2:02 pm


    9 Sabrina June 15, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    I’m an email subscriber.

    10 Sabrina June 15, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    I would love to win”Memento: The Gift of a Lifetime”. This seems to be a wonderful keepsake that would allow one to hold on to wonderful memories. It also provides one with a better understanding of how/why someone behaves the way they do with the thought provoking questions asked.

    11 Sabrina June 15, 2010 at 2:20 pm

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    15 Sabrina June 15, 2010 at 2:25 pm

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    17 Katrina June 16, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    I would like to win because I think that my husband and kids would have a ton of fun with the handy dad books, and the others look good too!

    18 Peggy Gorman June 16, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    They all sound lovely! My favorite is Mementos because I love the simple, thought-provoking questions and can only be answered by Dad . It would be awesome to be able to look back ,having a great grand child get to know the man you were ,it priceless!

    19 Peggy Gorman June 16, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Subscribe via email

    20 Peggy Gorman June 16, 2010 at 1:54 pm

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