Upload picture of your children's favourite animal (either photo or drawing) for chance to win a signed, limited edition Eric Carle print

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AliceMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 28-Mar-14 09:58:25

Everybody has a favourite animal; Lucy Cousins' is a leopard, Jon Klassen's is a duck, and Eric Carle? He loves cats! In the brand new picture book What?s Your Favourite Animal by Eric Carle and Friends, Eric asks some of the best children's book illustrators of our time to each draw their favourite animal. The result is a colourful parade of animals from giraffes with their heads in the clouds to fuzzy dogs to squishy snails!

To celebrate What's Your Favourite Animal? we are offering Mumsnetters the chance to win an amazing limited edition print of Eric Carle's favourite animal, signed by Eric Carle himself, plus a copy of the book. Five runners up will win a copy of the book. All you have to do is upload an image of your DC's favourite animal to this thread (either a photo or your DC's drawing).

The competition is open until Friday 18 April and we'll announce the winner of the limited edition print and book shortly after on this thread.

This competition is sponsored by Walker Books.

Poppanicolino Fri 28-Mar-14 10:09:03

DD (four next month) adores horses and is also a prolific artist. This is one of her latest pictures. I love it smile

clux73 Fri 28-Mar-14 15:04:34

These are drawn by my two daughters, aged 8 and 5.....

Inlovewith2014 Mon 31-Mar-14 18:37:21


Mrswalker24 Mon 31-Mar-14 19:01:38

My DD doesn't know two many animals yet put her favourite by far is dogs. She's fascinated by then especially Grandads dog Lily.

NatashaBee Mon 31-Mar-14 19:07:40

DS's first word was 'cat'... he can't get enough of them.

Rhimchugh Mon 31-Mar-14 19:36:17

Meerkats are the favourite in our house- check out these cuties.

littlewifey Mon 31-Mar-14 21:21:45

My son with his favourite... His cat.

Galena Thu 03-Apr-14 12:57:14

DD's favourite animals have been anteaters since she was about 18 months old. Here is a picture of her favourite animal, taken by DH, and a picture of her face the first time she saw one 'in the flesh' at our local Wildlife Park.

idleweiss Thu 03-Apr-14 16:36:34

A sloth! Ever since we read Slowly, Slowly, Slowly Said the Sloth by Eric Carle. She is fascinated by them! smile

Dd's favourite animal (and pillow) by far... Fortunately the adoration is mutual!

ImRonBurgandy Thu 03-Apr-14 23:23:12

We went to the zoo this week and DS was most taken with the magnificent flamingoes - what a colour!

HazelDormouse Fri 04-Apr-14 16:47:11

The favourite animal of my son (aged 4) is a diplodocus. Unfortunately, it is extinct. As posting watching Andy's Dinosaurs. He keeps asking if the dinosaurs are real or not.

Mediumred Fri 04-Apr-14 20:58:54

Here's a rather large-tongued snake from my six-year-old girl. She definitely prefers 'spooky' creatures to fluffy ones.

themummyonthebus Fri 04-Apr-14 21:27:21

My DC1 loves "Po-po-tams" (hippopotamus) like this one he persuaded his grandparents to buy for his little brother!

Cats, including our two fat cats, come a close second and a favourite book is Eric Carle's "Have you seen my cat?" Beautiful book.

sealight123 Sun 06-Apr-14 15:38:56

Livvy loves almost every animal, bug and monster but she especially loves doggies smile

kilogramlady Sun 06-Apr-14 22:01:35

My DD's favourite animal is the tiger! She headed straight for the tiger at Dudley zoo when we visited before Christmas and then stood transfixed for ten minutes, enchanted by the experience. She turned 5 last month... here is her latest tiger drawing.

I'm currently sharing the house with a "friendly lion" AKA DS1. He was running round on all fours chasing a toy lemon this evening

Should also say - some of the pictures are amazing - especially those of the 4/5 yr olds. DS1 is miles off drawings that look like anything (but then can lions draw?!)

kiuks Tue 08-Apr-14 16:50:49

My little boy loves his bunny rabbit

kimcam73 Wed 09-Apr-14 00:10:21

My ds with his best friend, Nico, who has just recovered from meningitis

hazeyjane Wed 09-Apr-14 12:18:19

Tap dancing fox by dd2 (6)

hazeyjane Wed 09-Apr-14 12:19:01

Hungry caterpillar by dd1 (7)

hazeyjane Wed 09-Apr-14 12:19:45

Polar bear by dd2

hazeyjane Wed 09-Apr-14 12:20:26

Dolphin by dd1

hazeyjane Wed 09-Apr-14 12:20:48

Ok I'll stop now!

ILoveCwtches Wed 09-Apr-14 15:45:56

Dd(11mo) loves seagulls. We live in a flat, in the centre of a city, on the coast. There are hundreds of them flying around. She loves watching them out of the window.

She can spot one at 50 yards and if you ask her where the seagulls are, she flaps her arms!

My lovely DD2 is enthralled with wolves, here she is at a museum trip having a close encounter.

Indith Wed 09-Apr-14 18:59:23

Dd is 5 and dinosaur obsessed. I'm not sure she ever thinks about anything else. It is all she draws, makes or reads about. This is a triceratops she made hatching out of an egg.

Indith Wed 09-Apr-14 19:00:08

Shall have to find some by the boys!

Kveta Wed 09-Apr-14 21:49:54

DD is 21 months, and drew a remarkable likeness of the Giardia parasite recently - does that count?! here are some images of Giardia for comparison, in case you don't believe me grin

BigArea Wed 09-Apr-14 22:50:41

We have our own Hungry Caterpillars at the moment - we've watched them grow from tiny to fat and then pupate - we are now waiting patiently for the chrysalids to hatch. Absolutely fascinating for both DD and me, I thoroughly recommend doing it smile [butterfly]

Other than that she loves her guinea pigs to bits but the caterpillars have been much more exciting of late grin

At the minute DS remains obsessed with cats, specifically this cat. The adoration is not reciprocated, probably due to the tail pulling hmm

idleweiss Thu 10-Apr-14 09:27:45

Ever since reading Slowly, Slowly Said the Sloth by Eric Carle my Eldest DD, who is 3 and a half, has been totally obsessed with them, especially Pygmy Sloths! smile

barricade Thu 10-Apr-14 18:17:52

Lia The Lizard - current Animal of the Week.

Have to let it go soon (the Lizard, not our DS) as it's not suited to the British climate which we will be returning to.

Attached:- 2 pics - Photos and an artist rendition of Princess Lia (soon to be exhibited at the Louvre Museum!!!)


barricade Thu 10-Apr-14 18:31:30

Lia The Lizard - DS's current Animal of the Week.

Have to let it go soon (the lizard, not our DS) as it's not suited to the British climate which we'll be returning to.

Attached:- 2 pics - photos and an artist rendition (soon to be exhibited at the Louvre Museum!!!)


Quinteszilla Thu 10-Apr-14 20:53:24

Oh wow. Lovely. My son loves polar bears.

TheCunnyFuntIsGettingMarried Fri 11-Apr-14 09:48:37

This is DD and our dog, she was 2.1yo in this pic, the day this was taken her and Sprocket came 1st in the child handler class at a small dog show for charity smile

nannynome Fri 11-Apr-14 10:24:46

This is Robin with Blue Monkey, I am getting him a new monkey toy as this one isn't really suitable to snuggle with as it has hard moving parts! He spends a lot of time talking and grinning with blue monkey in the car as monkey hangs off the bar on his seat.

We took 2yo DS to the zoo last week and he stood watching the Pygmy Hippo's for ages. He loved it when the went under the water and then popped back up!

Otherwise he adores our cat and loves feeding her with her treats

craftymutha Fri 11-Apr-14 16:31:37

Hedgehog all the way! My 7 year old's first completed bit of embroidery. She's got some skills that one smile

ChaffinchOfDoom Fri 11-Apr-14 18:15:18

My DD7 LOVES tropical fish, and draws elaborate scenes where they talk to each other grin

This is dd's favourite animal her puppy Eric who she describes as a "dream come true" grin

insancerre Sat 12-Apr-14 13:52:04

this is dd's hamster taken by her

kerryrusson79 Sun 13-Apr-14 04:16:06

This is my son reo pet puppy dog with our cat tia too he luvs them both my puppy is 8 months old her name is angel my cat tia is 2yrs old we luv them so much

mimidl Sun 13-Apr-14 04:35:05

This is my youngest daughter Grace, and our dog Poppy. They are inseparable - even when asleep!

treacletart Sun 13-Apr-14 14:46:59

Damned if I can get her to a draw a picture of one, but my uncooperative 6 year old DD's favourite animal is a hedgehog...

londonmom Tue 15-Apr-14 20:01:17

DD's drawings, first of a wolf (favourite animal) and 2nd of a cat.

WhenDoISleep Fri 18-Apr-14 09:07:39

DS2 (nearly 2) loves ducks - 'duck' was his first proper word and he gets so excited when we see any ducks in the park or when he sees a duck on the TV.

We got him this fab enormous yellow duck as a Christmas present.

GoldenPombear Fri 18-Apr-14 09:15:47

My DS's drawing of a vampire cat, we have however renamed it 'willycat'

Hopezibah Fri 18-Apr-14 23:12:06

My son's fave animal is a Duck-billed Playpus!

Hopezibah Fri 18-Apr-14 23:12:37

that should read platypus - not playpus! x

Fizzyplonk Fri 18-Apr-14 23:20:13

DS 4 loves Eagles
This one was made using mega bloks

ChaffinchOfDoom Mon 21-Apr-14 13:19:20

ds3 is wearing his Hungry Caterpillar sleepsuit today in honour! <excited...>

clux73 Tue 22-Apr-14 10:35:54

When do we find out who won?

AliceMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 22-Apr-14 16:17:15

Thanks to everyone who entered their animal photos and drawings onto this thread. This competition is now closed. Winners to be announced later this week. Good luck smile

EasterBunnyFuntStoleAllTheEggs Thu 24-Apr-14 16:01:41

Ooh I hope they announce it soon!

clux73 Thu 24-Apr-14 17:53:48

So do I - my daughters are hounding me about it incessantly. I fear there will be tears when they don't win! I may have to come up with a consolation prize!

EasterBunnyFuntStoleAllTheEggs Sat 26-Apr-14 18:35:23

C'mon HQ!

ChaffinchOfDoom Mon 28-Apr-14 12:25:56

any news? smile

clux73 Tue 29-Apr-14 18:36:22

Please put us out of our misery!

AliceMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 30-Apr-14 12:19:39

Hi everyone, apologies for the delay on this, we are chasing this up with the publishers now and will get back to you as soon as possible with the winner.

AliceMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 30-Apr-14 20:20:20

Congratulations to kilogramlady, who has been chosen to receive the signed, limited edition print from Eric Carle. The publishers loved your DD's tiger drawing. We will pm you with details on how to claim your prize. Five runners up to be announced soon.

kilogramlady Thu 01-May-14 14:22:41

DD is very excited and can't wait to hang the print and read the book... Big thank you to MN and Walker Books! thanks

EasterBunnyFuntStoleAllTheEggs Fri 02-May-14 00:25:38

Aww well done Kilogram's DD! smile

ChaffinchOfDoom Sun 04-May-14 14:48:06

has anyone won the runners up prize?

TheCunnyFunt Mon 05-May-14 21:33:41

Not yet Chaffinch, we're still waiting... <yawn>

clux73 Tue 06-May-14 06:55:47

It seems to be taking an awfully long time to choose the runner ups

TheCunnyFunt Tue 06-May-14 09:29:28

It took an awfully long time to choose the winner too!

clux73 Tue 06-May-14 11:23:02

True. It's taken so long that my DD's have actually forgotten all about it so have finally stopped hassling me.

The tiger was a very worthy winner.

AliceMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 07-May-14 16:26:33

Once again, apologies for the delay in announcing the runners up for this competition. We will let you know by tomorrow afternoon. Thanks for waiting smile

ChaffinchOfDoom Thu 08-May-14 13:57:28

<<drumroll please>> grin

TheCunnyFunt Thu 08-May-14 14:28:02

<holds breath>

ChaffinchOfDoom Thu 08-May-14 14:46:27

BREATHE!!! you will pass out

TheCunnyFunt Thu 08-May-14 14:51:32

<blows out> phew! Think that was a record for me!

AliceMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 08-May-14 14:56:56

Well done to everyone again for submitting some wonderful drawings and photos of your DC's favourite animals. Congratulations to clux73, Galena, mediumred, idleweiss, and craftymutha who win copies of Eric Carle's new book 'What's Your Favourite Animal?'. We will pm you on how to claim your prize.

TheCunnyFunt Thu 08-May-14 15:09:02

Finally grin

Well done everyone that won! Your daughters will be pleased Clux smile

ChaffinchOfDoom Thu 08-May-14 15:20:38

ooooh well done to all of the artistes! smile

clux73 Thu 08-May-14 17:34:46

OMG!!!!!!! DD1 is on a school residential until tomorrow. She'll be so chuffed to come back to that news
Thank you very very much

idleweiss Thu 08-May-14 19:27:33

Yay!! Thank you! smile

Tabby33 Tue 13-May-14 20:25:36

My DS loves our dog 'doodle'. She sits by him all the time which always makes me smile. Obviously I watch DS as he tries to grab here!

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