Wednesday, 5 September 2012

The Body Collector Giveaway. Ends Oct 2nd

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As you know I review all that comes into my home, but for those who have not read my recent posts I am on the move and unable to find time to feature books as I usually would.
Please accept my apologies, normality (well my slight normality) will be resuming in a few weeks.

However a few of the items I receive deserve a place on the blog, so please have a read of the info below on a fab book, just flicking through, I was laughing lots! Its a real giggle for cheeky children!

Plus I have six books to giveaway please see below!

Watch out, watch out: The Body Collector’s about!
1 September 2012 Charlie Stench the Body Collector collects bodies: the heads he turns into floating skulls with all the powers of evil (except that in the case of Boris the skull something went wrong and he did not turn out evil at all). Boris loves the wicked witch Griselda (who treats him mean and keeps him keen) but as fans of Frank Hinks’ ‘Ramion Collection’ will know Boris longs to have his body back. After saving Griselda from the mini-skulls Boris persuades her to visit the Body Collector, but when Griselda finds the boys (Julius, Alexander and Benjamin) amongst the dead nothing works out as they expect.
Can the warrior cat Snuggle protect the boys from THE BODY COLLECTOR who wants their bodies for his collection and Griselda who as always wants to eat them?!

This is the 15th story in the Ramion collection and arguably the most controversial.
A mix of dry humour and adventure  ‘The Body Collector’ delivers boyish delight of muddy hands and ghostly globs, but adults will find a deeper message within its pages, a reminder of parental love, making ‘The Body Collector a unique bedtime story for adults and children alike.

Robin Stuart-Clark Readers’ Forum Book Club says of ‘THE BODY COLLECTOR’,
“The irrepressible Frank Hinks strikes again in his latest book, The Body Collector.
Number 15 in the Ramion Series Collection, The Body Collector is as fresh and funny and exciting as Book 1, The Land of Lost Hair.
Here Boris the Skull is allowed his own flight of fancy: to find his body. Told in simple, no-nonsense, take-it-or-leave it language, Boris’ quest is a story demanding giggles and guffaws.
I wonder if I should have a duvet day and read the whole series from start to finish?”
Robin Stuart-Clark 

The illustrations are better and brighter and funnier than ever – whether as vignettes or as full page images which break the boundaries of spine and integrate with the text without losing readability. Boys and fathers who remember being boys will love the latest Ramon story by Frank Hinks ‘The Body Collector’
‘THE BODY COLLECTOR’ stands alone. Love it or hate it you will not forget it.

Ramion rises again in October 2012 - hooray!!


MRP for each book £12.99. Special offer price, buy THE BLIZZARD WIZARD and THE BODY COLLECTOR together for £12.98.
Free delivery
Offer & buying information only available from
This is a one month exclusive offer only available through Gazelle-book services.
The special offer will be available from 15 October to 15 November. Offer ends 15th November*

Ramion children’s book collection titles below:-

The Land of Lost Hair
The Vicar’s Chickens
The Crystal Key
Creatures of the Forest
Realm of Ramion
The Dim, Daft Dwarves
The Bands of Evil
The Magic Magpie
The Cruel Count
Swords of Ramion
The Seven Stones of Iliana
The Black Marchesa
Gary the Frog Prince
The Embodiment of Evil
The Kingdom of the Deep
The Blizzard Wizard
The Body Collector

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 Disclosure I was given a free product (A copy of the Body Collector). I was under no obligation to receive the sample or talk about this company. I get no additional benefits for talking about the product or company.


  1. Something fun!!!???It is Halloween next month and Christmas in 111 days!!!!!!!!!!! Wooooooooooooooo

    1. Haha that is not funny!! I will still add you to the draw though as it made me laugh.

  2. My son loves Halloween. I don't. @clairew137

  3. thats what we all need more fun and cheek in our lives

  4. Thanks for the chance to win - this is my sons favorite joke ...What do you get if you cross a sheep and a space ship ?
    Apollo neck woolly jumper !

  5. helloo - I'm useless at jokes

  6. Hello please enter me in the giveaway -

  7. Hi, I am hopeless at jokes! I never get them right


  9. i'll use my sons joke why did the dinosaur go to the beach? cos he had to (he makes them up )

  10. my husband is my joke ha ha ha just kidding

  11. What's brown and sticky? A stick!
    An oldie but a goodie! :p

  12. "Doctor Doctor;I keep singing,The Green Grass of Home"
    "Don't worry,thats the Tom Jones syndrome".
    "Is that rare!?
    "It's not unusual"

  13. How do you measure father christmas?
    In santa metres :-)

  14. Our work experience boy went out in his girlfriend's black mini last night, he said it was quite nice but a little tight on the waist.

  15. louise m - louisesrunning@gmail.com7 September 2012 at 20:39

    Hello! I went to the doctor and asked him to give me sometihng for wind. he gave me a kite!

  16. Hi,I am hopeless at jokes,sorry!

  17. Knock knock

    Whos there?

    I didap

    I did ap who?
    Hope you went to the toilet then!!!!

  18. Two goldfish in a tank - one asks the other "How do you drive this thing?"

    Boom Boom


  19. Jokes never come to mind when you need one. It's funny because at the time you think I must tell my children that, it's hilarious - then it's gone!

  20. Rubbish at jokes myself, but my son who is 4 tells the sameone over and over changing the ending. How does the chicken cross the road? to get to school. lol

  21. How do you get two whales in a Mini ?

    Along the M4 and across the Severn Bridge

  22. Why is the sand at the beach wet?.......Because the sea weed
    That's the best joke I can get from my Children :)

  23. Thanks for running this comp. this looks a really fun book!

  24. I want it, I want it! I WANT IT! Lol

  25. It was hard to beat my addiction to the hokey cokey, but I turned myself around and that's what it's all about :-).

  26. Thanks for the lovely prizes on your blog x

  27. I don't have a funny story, though I can give you a joke?

    A new Army Captain was assigned to a remote location, in the Afghan Desert .
    During his 1st inspection, he noticed a camel hitched up behind the mess
    tent. He asked the Sergeant why the camel was kept there. The nervous
    sergeant said, "Sir, as you know, there are 250 men here on the post
    and no women. Sometimes the men have urges. That's why we have Molly the Camel. I can't say that I condone this, but I can understand about the 'urges,' so I guess the camel can stay."
    About a month later, the Captain starts having his own 'urges'.
    Crazed with passion, he asked the Sergeant to bring the camel to his tent.
    Putting a ladder behind the camel, the Captain had his way.
    When he was done, he asked the Sergeant, "Is that how the men do it?"
    "No, sir," Sgt said "They usually just ride the camel into town.... That's where the girls are."


  28. Hello, a joke my daughter told me this morning - why did the hedgehog cross the road? To see his flatmate! Lol bless she is only four and doesn't actually even understand the joke!

  29. I'm a woman, I can never remember a joke, not all of it anyway.

  30. I was at the cash machine yesterday when a little old lady asked if I could check her balance, so I pushed her over.

  31. statistacly six out of seven dwarfs arent happy

  32. A man walked into a bar - ouch

  33. Something funny? How about:
    *Knock Knock
    *Who is there?
    *Ice Cream
    *Ice Cream Who?
    *Ice Cream if you don't let me in! lol

  34. What's brown and sticky?.....It's a...stick...*ba boom tish*

  35. apparently this is very funny to little boys & must be repeated at all times!!! - butt, bottom, willy, bum etc etc @kikicomp

  36. I'm not too good at jokes but I'll tell you there is a house near me that has put their christmas decorations up already

  37. What's brown and sticky

    A stick

  38. Hi, and waves, great prize as usual :)

  39. Where are the Andes?

    At the end of your wristies!

    Great prize, grandson would love this.

  40. Q. Why do sea-gulls fly over the sea?
    A. Because if they flew over the bay they would be bagels!

  41. I love reading to the children at bedtime and this would please us all!!

  42. Its good that Halloween can be such fun Im not over keen on the idea of Trick or Treat but when i was a child Halloween was so scary it gave me nightmares at least children of today are given a chance to enjoy it without it being too over the top

  43. Hello I'd love to win this please

  44. What goes ha ha crash?
    A man laughing his head off!!

  45. Waves madly and says hello, but I can't think of any jokes!

  46. My 5 year olds favourite joke. Why did the cow cross the road? To go to the mooovies. Yeah it is that bad :-)

  47. Hello, thanks for the giveaway!

  48. my cat is sitting on me while i try surf the net i only have one arm to type lol

  49. my little ones fave joke is this: whats a balloons favourite flower? a poppy.
    i think he got it from justins house

  50. Hiya, thanks for this brilliant giveaway! My little boy loves this joke,

    Knock, Knock!
    Who's there?
    A titch.
    A titch who?
    Bless you!

    Not very funny I know, but he absolutely loves it and falls about laughing whenever he tells it, which is all the time!

  51. looks like a great book with gorgeous illustrations - thanks for the chance to win it

  52. Looking forward to Halloween, is it wrong to dress my baby as a pumpkin lol

  53. Hello thanks for this great prize

    Why did the elephant have grey shoes on, because the white ones would get dirty

    I am potplant113 on twitter

  54. Hola Hello and welcome!

    Something funny??? Hmm, how abaout the time I decided to play a trick on my four glorious kiddies! We were at Morrisons and I had bought some foaming blood capsules, they swell in your mouth to make fake blood! The kids went to get their drinks, so I popped them in my mouth, but rapidly wished I hadn't! The foam was growing inside my mouth and I suddenly had the overwhelming urge to I did.It was awful! There was a lady in the next booth with a young boy, and I had covered them head to toe in the stuff! I will never forget her look of utter disgust! So I squeaked out a so sorry! and grabbed the kids from the till and we ran and I cried! lol. Ok nowadays I think its more funny, but back :-D

  55. How did the farmer know its cows were Scottish? - They wore bagpipes!

  56. Hello! I don't do jokes either, I'm stumped.