“A-Corn-y” Giveaway for WHEN A TREE GROWS

WHEN A TREE GROWS has been sprouting in libraries, schools, bookstores and bibliophilic spaces for six spectacular months. Whee! Happy half-birthday to the team at Sterling Children’s books and talented illustrator Kasia Nowowiejska!

To thank and celebrate all those who have read, reviewed, shared, posted and otherwise nurtured this book’s debut, I’m sponsoring “a-corn-y” giveaway.

While my resident Squirrel chittered. chattered and scolded, I collected fresh, full-capped acorns from the ground around my backyard oak tree. One by one, I dropped them into a clear glass jar and added the lid.

Thankfully, Squirrel did NOT have a slingshot handy! But I promised to return every acorn at the end of the contest. Squirrel seemed mollified.

All you have to do is post your best guess at the number of acorns in the jar. The person who guesses correctly – or the closest guess – will receive a signed copy of WHEN A TREE GROWS, bookmarks and surprise swag!

If more than one guess is correct, I will put all those names into a hat and draw one winner. US mailing addresses only, please.

Post your guess, one per person please, in the comments below, or tag me in a Tweet, Facebook or Instagram post.


I will announce the winner here on National Nut Day – October 22nd!

Good luck, and happy counting!

About Cathy Ballou Mealey

Picture book fanatic and autism advocate, author, scone lover. SLOTH AND SQUIRREL IN A PICKLE (2021) @KidsCanPress. WHEN A TREE GROWS (2019) @SterlingKids, Repped by Liza Fleissig @lizaroyceagency. Find me at Twitter/Instagram @catballoumealey
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13 Responses to “A-Corn-y” Giveaway for WHEN A TREE GROWS

  1. 56! And if I win (since I already have a super-awesome signed copy) I’ll donate it to my local library.

  2. 52. Rejoiced at seeing your book in the “new” PB bins at the library last week!

  3. Lauri Meyers says:

    45! I can’t resist guessing the numbers of things in jars! Love it, Cathy. You can also put one in water and watch it grow into a tiny tree. Ahh, nature joy!

  4. Congratulations! I will pass on the giveaway since I already have your cute book.

  5. mariagianferrari says:

    Hooray & happy six month BD!!

  6. Danielle Hammelef says:

    42–thanks for the chance!

  7. Carol Graves says:

    33 or there about

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