Monday, March 28, 2011

HOP Movie Giveaway - Tie-In Books Prize Pack

I'm sure you've heard by now, but in case you haven't, a new Easter-themed family movie by Universal Pictures is set to release on April 1st -- HOP! In this combination live-action/CGI-animated film, a bunny named E.B. (the Easter Bunny's son) doesn't want to take over the family business. Instead he runs away to L.A. to fulfill his dreams as a drummer for a rock 'n' roll band and ends up staying with a human named Fred. From the trailers I've seen of the movie, it looks like a humorous film. I couldn't help but laugh when I saw that E.B. poops jelly beans!

The theme song for the movie is "I Want Candy." If the Easter Bunny heard my pleas, he would be placing books in those Easter baskets instead of candy! Perhaps Little, Brown Books for Young Readers heard my plea. Just in time for the HOP movie release, LB Kids has published five different tie-in books for various ages:

HOP: The Chapter Book by Annie Auerbach and Kirsten Mayer. LB Kids (February 2011); ISBN: 9780316129008; Paperback; 80 pages

Based on the film, the HOP chapter book covers the movie plot and features a few black and white illustrations from the movie. Of all the LB Kids tie-in books, this one does the best job telling the entire story of E.B.'s adventures in L.A. with Fred, and, later on, his fight to keep the chicks from taking over his father's factory.

HOP: Chicks Versus Bunnies by Kirsten Mayer. LB Kids (February 2011); ISBN: 9780316129039; Paperback; 24 pages

This tie-in book covers the very end of the movie. Led by head chick Carlos, the factory chicks try to take over the Easter Bunny's factory while his son, E.B., is away. As the chicks lower the Easter Bunny into a boiling vat of pink Easter egg dye, a large fight ensues. Luckily, the Easter Bunny has the Pink Berets and E.B. on his side. The back of the book contains a page of punch-out Easter egg holders.

HOP: Meet the Easter Bunny by Kirsten Mayer and Lucy Rosen. LB Kids (February 2011); ISBN: 9780316129015; Paperback; 32 pages

This beginner reader book follows E.B. (the Easter Bunny's son) as he takes a tour of Easter Island and the Easter Bunny’s magical workshop. In the factory, all different kinds of candy run along conveyor lines, bunnies paint eggs and chicks carve chocolate bunnies. The Easter Bunny even has a fancy sled, just like Santa Claus. Will E.B. decide to take over his father's job? Find out in the book! My daughter tried to read this one on her own, but the level is just slightly above her kindergarten abilities with words like "interrupts" and destiny." She did, however, enjoy the search and find picture challenge.

Hoppy Bunnies: A HOP Movie Tie-In by Kirsten Mayer. LB Kids (February 2011); ISBN: 9780316128995; Board Book with Finger Puppets; 12 pages

Told in rhyming verse and beginning with the phrase, "Twas the night before Easter," this short board book provides an Easter version of The Night Before Christmas. For some reason, I never imagined the Easter Bunny delivering candy in a flying Easter sleigh, but according to this book, that is his preferred mode of transportation. The puppets in this book are like the ones found in the popular Despicable Me book, Sleepy Kittens. Unfortunately, unlike the kittens, the bunny puppets don't serve much of a function in the book.


Counting Chicks: A HOP Movie Tie-In by Kirsten Mayer. LB Kids (February 2011); ISBN: 9780316129046; Board Book; 12 pages

Easter chick Carlos narrates this small-sized board book. Along with Phil his assistant, kids are encouraged to count items (from one to ten) as they are placed into a large Easter basket. All the candy and eggs will make you hungry for an Easter treat. My toddler son prefers this book over all the others, but I do wish that the items in the book were a little bit larger so they were easier for little fingers to count.


Related Links:



HOP Movie Website: http://www.iwantcandy.com/
HOP Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/hop
HOP Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/ebhop

Want to win a gift set for your little bookworm's Easter Basket? Thanks to LB Kids and Universal Pictures, Brimful Curiosities' readers can enter to win a HOP Book Prize Pack.


One (1) winner will receive a prize pack including all 5 book titles:

* HOP: Hoppy Bunnies
* HOP: The Chapter Book
* HOP: Meet the Easter Bunny
* HOP: Counting Chicks
* HOP: Chicks versus Bunnies


To enter, leave any comment relevant to this post.

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• Contest ends on Monday, April 11th, 2011 at 11:59 PM CST.
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Thanks to Universal Pictures and LB Kids for providing a copies of the HOP movie tie-in books for review. I am an Amazon affiliate and may receive a very small commission for products purchased through my Amazon links. (View my full disclosure statement for more information about my reviews.)

144 comments:

Gina said...

This looks fun! I just love your giveaways!
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Kristie said...

HOP: Counting Chicks especially sounds like a good one! Thank you for the chance to win! :-)

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Trena said...

This movie looks adorable and my girls can not wait to see it. And they LOVE reading, they would adore these books!

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Christy said...

I think this movie looks funny too! My kids love that he poops jelly beans.

Great giveaway!

Natalia said...

I love video, very cute rabbit!
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John said...

Nice prize and just in time for Easter.
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apple blossom said...

Love to win these children's books. they look cute

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wendy said...

know the perfect little boy to give this to!


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Marie B. said...

We're so looking forward to seeing the movie! Thanks for the chance to win the books.

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Anne@LittleSproutBooks said...

My oldest is nervous during any suspense, even in a cartoon movie, so we're always looking out for something fun and appropriate - hoping we can enjoy this one!

GabbyLowe said...

these would make great basket stuffers

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Anonymous said...

I would love to win these books to use in my preschool classroom. It would turn my book nook into a very popular place! Thanks for the chance to win.
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Bridget R. Wilson said...

Sounds like a great movie! Thanks for offering the giveaway. My favorite Easter book is The Story of the Easter Bunny by Sheila Black.

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McKim said...

I love to read to my little grandson. These books look bright and colorful and would hold his interest.
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Steph said...

All the books sound great. I bet my kids would enjoy HOP: Meet the Easter Bunny since they are both early readers.

katzkids by Kathy D. said...

I would love to win the books for my son.Thanks for the giveaway:)
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Katie said...

What a fabulous giveaway! Thanks for hosting

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tacomajustin said...

All my daughter talks about is seeing Hop. She'd love the price package.

mogrill said...

My daughter laughs about the part where The Easter bunny poops jelly beans. LOL.
Thanks for the chance.
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Tabathia said...

I love having easter egg hunts for my kids and can't wait to see this movie
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furygirl3132 said...

My girls would love all of these books, what a wonderful giveaway and would be perfect for Easter. Thanks so much for the chance!

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Amanda said...

My kids would love this for Easter
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Jackie H. said...

We left the movie theater after this one with my little guy begging for candy. Luckily I convinced him he'd have to wait for the Easter bunny to come before he got any candy!

SnowflakeDay (Audra) said...

Oh how cute; my daughter would love these! Thanks for the chance. :-)

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mommy days said...

wow! what a perfect easter giveaway!! thanks for the opportunity! johnson.dony@gmail.com

LaDonna said...

My granddaughters would love these books!

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shopannies said...

love this so much great fun when activities are going on when children cant be doing a lot this is a great thing to have

Terra H. said...

My kids are excited to see this movie and these books look fun to read. Thanks.
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Theresa N. said...

Looks like a wonderful movie for the family to enjoy.
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Yvonne said...

I would love these for my prereaders storytime groups. Thanks for the contest.
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Megan said...

My daughter would be thrilled to find these books in her Easter basket!
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Katrina said...

I think the movie looks super cute and I love reading books to my daughter so I would love to win them for her.
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Katie's Nesting Spot said...

My normally scardy cat daughter is really excited about this movie and actually wants us to take her to it at the theater! I'm excited, it'll only be her second movie ever. She has looked at Meet the Easter Bunny at Borders a couple of times and I think whether or not we win that's going to hop it's way into her Easter basket.

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Ess said...

Going on a playdate tonight to see Hop!!!!! Would love to win this giveaway! :)

Debbie's World of Books said...

Would love to win. I think my daughter will love them, especially the finger puppet one.

Wehaf said...

I love the range of ages covered by this book selection! This looks like such a cute movie and I'm sure the books are great as well.

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Teresa said...

The grandkids are going to see Hop tomorrow & this book collection has books for each of their reading levels - great!

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KPort207 said...

This movie looks too cute. My granddaughter wants to see it and would love to have the books.

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sweetsue said...

My 5 year old granddaughter laughs every time she sees the commercial for this movie!
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Ms. Candice said...

I would love to win this for my kids, and the contest ends on my birthday! :)

candy said...

My kids would just love these books and they would be a great surprise in thier baskets wilcarvic
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Haydensmommy05 said...

We loved the movie and I know my daughter would love the books!
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Chris said...

We just saw this movie today!! My kids would love these books

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dolphee said...

My two want to see this movie. I think the books would be great in an easter basket. Great for lots of ages too. I watch 2 babies during the week while mine are in school and there is a book for all the ages. Nice!

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Jenn S. said...

My kids would love to read these books. I think we are going to see the movie this weekend.

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Natalia said...

Just in time for Easter! Books and movie!
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pmj said...

These would be fun to share with my children!
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Lisa said...

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Raven In A Blue Room said...

this would be a wonderful easter with HOP

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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sandsmertz said...

Can't wait to see this movie. Thanks for the giveaway! sandsmertz (at) gmail (dot) com

smileyfarm said...

This is the cutest movie and books! I want candy!!! Bsmiley1@hotmail.com

Staci said...

We are so excited to see the movie soon. The books look adorable too!
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amy16323 said...

my daughter has been wanting to see hop
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paula michele said...

This looks like such a cute movie. My kids really want to see it!

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Cinderella10383 said...

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jsc123 said...

I would love to have these to read to my son and daughter.

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Anonymous said...

We loved the movie hop. I am a subscriber. Thanks.

AEKZ2 said...

We could also use some new books. I can't wait to see this movie.

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tina reynolds said...

so so cute thanks so much for the chance to win for my kids eaglesforjack@gmail.com

The Au Family said...

I'm so excited to see this movie. It looks so cute! Thanks for the giveaway! robbieandlauren at gmail dot com

Fun Mama - Deanna said...

I think my daughter would love these books. She's a little obsessed with the Easter Bunny right now.

Anonymous said...

i saw hop i thought it was better than chicken little