Giveaway: Cinders-A Chicken Cinderella Story Tour Prize Package

I started reading Jan’s books to my children even before they could listen to the words. We gazed for hours at her illustrations. My children learned animal names from her books. Sometimes, my son would even make me flip back to the previous page to look and linger some more. Her attention to detail is amazing and she is truly an incredibly talented illustrator and writer. I have spent time with Jan at various poultry shows and have enjoyed visiting her flock.

A couple of weeks ago, I was contacted to help out at the final stop on Jan Brett’s tour for her newest book, Cinders-A Chicken Cinderella Story. I love this book. In fact, she had me at the white Silkie Hen starring as the Fairy Godmother-just perfect!  I was excited to be representing backyard chicken along with a few other well known chicken bloggers. I made the two plus hour trek up to Milford, NH.

I handed out informational sheets on getting started with chickens, kept the kids busy with a bookmark craft while they waited in line, and chatted about backyard chickens with some chicken owners and those who were pondering a flock for the spring. I had a fabulous time! Jan gave a a lovely presentation in the auditorium and then she signed books for over two hours!

Of course, I did not forget about all of you and wanted to do a special giveaway of Jan Brett goodies!

This giveaway will include a signed copy of Cinders-A Chicken Cinderella Story, a book tour button, a brochure all about the book, and a signed name plate.

The brochure and button
I had Jan sign a copy of Cinders- A Chicken Cinderella Story just for one of you.
Yes, she hand stamped it too with a chicken!

She also graciously gave a signed sticker name plate that you can add to one of her other unsigned titles that you own.

To enter the giveaway, all you have to do is follow this blog, Tilly’s Nesteither through email, Google Friends, Networked Blogs or Blog Lovin’- and leave a comment on this post with your email address.

If you can’t wait, you can purchase your own copy from my store.

Good Luck!
From L to R: Terry Golson, Jan Brett, Me and Wendy Thomas

Fine Print: One winner will be randomly selected from all entries, One entry per person, Item ships to US address only. Contest ends on 12/16/13 at noon EST. Winner will be notified of win via email.

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Hello friends, welcome! Follow along on our chicken, beekeeping, gardening, crafting and cooking adventures from Cape Cod.

  • Anonymous

    How fun is this give-away! We love Jan Brett!

  • I bought The Wild Christmas Reindeer for my nephew, and his mother was delighted with how beautifully illustrated it was. I would love to have another Jan Brett book, especially one starring a chicken!

  • Love your site……..wish I could keep bees as well, but not sure about it in the burbs on 1/5 acre. Have three hens and having to tweak my system to satisfy code requirements….

  • Isn't Jan Brett the BEST! Loved reading these books to my kids, and always so fun to see what she puts in the margins 🙂

  • Anonymous

    I love Jan Brett and your site! I have 2 white silkies(plus 13 other chickens and 8 ducks) and would love to add this book to my collection 🙂

  • Adorable! We have quite a few of her books. Daisy Comes Home is one of our favorites. That one is about a hen as well.

  • Follow blog on Google, love all the chicken pics on Facebook. Inspired us to looking into building our own flock 🙂 Jan Brett is a classic and I've shared with my kids, classroom, nieces and nephews. 🙂

  • My 7 yr old son would lose his mind to get a copy of this for Christmas. Thanks so much for the opportunity!

  • I Love Jan Brett! Daisy Comes Home is one of my favorites. All about Chickens and takes place in China. My daughters are from China and my oldest's favorite animal when she was a little girl (long before we got our flock) was chickens.

  • My little girl would love this book! She loves chickens and also enjoys Jan Brett books.

  • Nan

    Just discovered your blog! I have just bought a home with some land where I will soon be getting chicks and bees, so all information is welcome. Also, love Jan Brett and would like to win her book and swag! Thank you.

  • Me, me, me!!! (jumping up and down) I want it!!! It looks like a wonderful book and I love your blog as well…:)

  • SRS

    looks like a beautiful book

  • Anonymous

    Would LOVE it for my first graders…Have had chickens in my backyard for several decades… ronnowjoan@

  • Hi Tilly! ~(:>3 )= My eight year old son also shares in my love of all things chicken and would adore this book I am sure! Everytime we visit the library he always takes out any title including chickens, Louise, The Adventures of a Chicken [Kate DiCamillo, Harry Bliss] has come home so many times the librarian likely giggles as he approaches the counter with the book. 😀

  • My kids have always said, "Oh my dears to chicken ears!" and that's just how I feel!
    Love Jan Brett, love chickens…what else can I say? Crossing my fingers…and thanks, too for thinking of us and sharing a copy! -Mary

  • I follow you on Bloglovin.

  • My granddaughter loves her urban chickens, her chicken books, her chicken quilt…. what's one more chicken? I follow you however I can.

    Thank you for your generous give-a-way.

  • My daughter attends school on the Air Force base and is the only one in her class to live on a "farm". Stories about our chickens and sheep thrill the class. This would definitely be a book I would take in to read to her class. Jan Brett books are fantastically illustrated. ~Amanda Geaney from Cabot, AR

  • Nan

    Ooops,I forgot to leave my email! I follow you via email, and posted a comment earlier.

  • I would love to have this book to read to my Kindergarteners and my granddaughter.
    Mary Coughlan

  • Mara KL

    I love Jan Brett books!

  • This is beautiful and wonderful and I'd love to win it!

  • Looks like a great book. Beautiful art work. Would love to win it. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Jan Brett recently did a book signing in our town too. I missed seeing her chickens and buying this book, but it looks wonderful. Fingers crossed!

    gidgettm at gmail dot come

  • Anonymous

    I love Jan Brett and her books. And I love raising chickens too. New book would be wonderful and my grandkids would love it too.

  • My daughter and I ADORE Jan Brett!

  • Z

    We love Jan Brett's art and her books. Thank you so much for a chance to win the newest one.

  • Thanks for the chance to win this book! We are a family of chicken lovers who think these drawings look amazing!

  • We own several Jan Brett books. The stories are so sweet and the illustrations are like no other. I'm so glad to see chickens getting the recognition they deserve!!

  • Thanks for introducing us to Jan! Can't wait to share her chicken story with my little granddaughters!

  • What a lovely story and a great giveaway.

  • My daughter would love to get this for Christmas! What a wonderful prize.

  • I love Jan Brett! I often read her books to my kindergarten students.

  • I want to win! How awesome that you got to help with the final stop of her tour I own sever of her books and adore them! (Im a follower on your blog and Tillys!) My blog is mysoutherncharms.blogspot,com

  • I would like to win it! Thanks

  • Anonymous

    My granddaughter would love it!


  • Anonymous

    I am sure it is a good book!



  • What a fun story to do and Jan is the one to do it right! Just found your blog – happily so. I'm at

  • My little boy loves the chickens and would love this book. He's my egg hunter and loves to go find them for me and the chickens, even Oliver the rooster don't mind him reaching in and getting them. I'd love this read this book to him.

  • I have always loved her books. What a fantastic idea to do a story with such beautiful drawings of chickens!

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  • Oh my gosh! I had no idea Jan Brett was in Milford NH! hat is so close to where my brother lives! I just love chickens and Jan Brett and what a combo this story must be.

  • Anonymous

    I love Jan Brett and your blog as well! I didn't know she had a chicken book! Wish me luck!! Fingers crossed.
    Mary Beth at:

  • Anonymous

    I just found your blog and I love it! I am looking forward to getting my first chicks in the spring. My grandchildren would love this book!!

  • Anonymous

    Uh oh! Need to add my email. Tama at

  • Anonymous

    Hello, my daughter's have loved Jan Brett's The Umbrella, since they were given it as a gift. They have two adored and character-filled hens, and would love this chicken book. My email address is

  • Anonymous

    my little girl has a flock of 3 that we got for her to help with some sensory issues. They love her and she them. I am always looking for books that she will enjoy about chickens, since she has taken so well to them. This looks like a lovely book. Love your blogsite its great-

  • Beautiful and magical I would be honored to win them.