It is always a pleasure to review books for kids on Growing Book by Book.  A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of guest posting a review of Mei-Mei’s Lucky Birthday Noodles by Shan-Shan Chen on Jump Into a Book.

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Tuttle Publishing recently contacted me about doing a giveaway for Mei-Mei’s Lucky Birthday Noodles which is being released later this month.  I thought that since Growing Book by Book turns 3 this month that this would be a perfect way to kick off the month of festivities.

Birthday Giveaway pack from and Tuttle Publsihing.  Enter through 8/25/14.

So, today we have a lucky birthday pack to give away!  Here is what one lucky winner will receive:

an autographed copy of the book (signed by the author and the illustrator)

12 sets of wooden chopsticks

A pretty banner (tried to match what is shown in the book) and balloons

Chinese lanterns

2 packages of Chinese noodles

A colander

Chinese-type necklaces for the birthday girl to give to her guests

10 invitations designed by the book illustrator

You must be 18 years-old to enter.  Books can only be shipped to US addresses.  The giveaway begins on 8/1/14 at 12:00 am (EST) and ends on 8/25/14 at 11:59 pm (EST).  Winner will be notified via email and announced on the blog on or about 8/26/14.  Winner has 48 hours to respond to the email with mailing information.  If the winner does not respond, a new entrant will be randomly chosen.

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About Jodie Rodriguez

Jodie Rodriguez is a mom of two young boys and an early childhood/elementary educator with over 18 years of experience. Jodie's passion is helping parents, teachers, librarians and anyone else interested in nurturing our youngest readers.


  1. This would be a great addition to my multicultural book selections.

  2. Fun contest! Thanks for having it.

  3. Rebecca S. says:

    My 16th birthday– my cousin was going to have her twins any day and there was no way this self-centered almost-16-year-old wanted to share her birthday! I was so anxious about their arrival–in the week leading up to my birthday, I stopped at my track coach’s classroom multiple times a day to phone for updates! My parents & friends threw me a surprise party , and the twinnies were born two days later…and now I love them so darn much, I wish they had been born on my birthday!

  4. Suzan Baback says:

    My 28th…I announced my first pregnancy to the world.

  5. My 30th birthday was pretty awesome!

  6. My most memorable would have been my 21st – I was living in Ireland.

  7. Courtney says:

    My 31st birthday because it was my first one with my precious baby boy!

  8. JoAnne E. says:

    Thank you Jodie! In the past two years we have adopted two little blessings from China, so we are always looking out for new ways to bring a taste of China into our home. We will keep our eyes out for this sweet book. So grateful for your blog.

  9. Clarissa says:

    My 30th birthday was the most memorable- we had a weekend getaway with friends while our boys were babysat by grandparents. It was perfect <3

  10. 13th. My parent bought me a Go-Cart and hid it with clues I had to follow to discover it! It was an awesome surprise and I was finally about to keep up with my brother! lol! Thanks!

  11. My 21st – I spent it with my twin sister, a good friend, and my grandmother who loved hanging out with us kids and all my friends loved her too!

  12. Latrece Johnson says:

    My most memorable birthday was my seventh. My mom purchased my first ever store bought birthday cake featuring Raggedy Ann and Andy–my favorite childhood storybook characters! The red icing tasted terrible but I was so proud of that cake and just loved my mom the more for getting it for me.

  13. My 21st was the best. Vegas

  14. When I turned 10, we had a watermelon themed birthday party and painted wooden watermelon shaped checkerboards, with little wooden teardrop shaped seeds. Since my birthday is in the spring, it was the perfect kickstarter to the upcoming season. Everyone that was invited, seemed to really get into the painting and activities. Turning 10 was fabulous 🙂

  15. Pamela Spann says:

    Most memorable was my 40th. I had a 4 day old baby girl to celebrate along with my 18 and 15 year old daughters. I would never have thought I would have a baby at 40!

  16. The year I turned 40. We were living in Japan, and my husband threw a small party for me. We all had such a good time, and I will never forget that birthday.

  17. My grandfather and I ALMOST shared a birthday. I was born the day after his birthday so for years we celebrated together. Each year he and I went out to dinner at a special place to celebrate. Every other year I paid for the dinner. On the years in between he paid for dinner. He always took me interesting places unlike places I had been before. I remember the year we went to the Japanese Steakhouse. I was amazed with the way they prepared the food. It was as much a show as a fabulous dinner. Mostly, I loved the time with my grandpa. Each year on our birthdays I think of him with a smile.

  18. pat raymo says:

    there’s a book called “Oscar’s half birthday” that is great for young ones when they are 3 1/2, etc. my school kids loved it!!

  19. The year my mom threw me a surprise 50s mystery birthday party. It was awesome!

  20. Kimberly Rushlow says:

    My 29th birthday. I found out I was having a baby GIRL! She is now 5 and starting kindergarten and shares my love for books.

  21. My twenty first!


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