Win Hello Kitty book sets

July 6, 2013

I’m a firm believer that it doesn’t matter what kids read, as long as they’re reading something. When No 1 Son was very small we used to teach him to recognise the letters on car number plates as we walked along the road; this progressed to car names, and so on. My mum used to do that whole Colour Purple thing of writing the names of various objects (e.g ‘chair’ and ‘table’) on pieces of paper so we would start to read; she also used to encourage us to read the backs of cereal packets. And my sister used to read two books over and over again: one was Adrian Mole, and the other was a Peanuts comic strip book.

Familiar characters are a great way of encouraging kids to read if they’re a little reluctant – for example, from their favourite films or TV shows. Once they discover a love of reading, they’ll soon progress on to other kinds of books.

Hello Kitty and FriendsAnd talking of familiar characters, I know a little girl who is OBSESSED with Hello Kitty; pencil case, backpack, the works, and she would absolutely love these books, which feature Hello Kitty and her little friends in various adventures with fun lessons (e.g, how to be a great friend, and so on).

The good news is I’m giving you the chance to win one of three sets of six books in my easy to enter competition. All you ย have to do to enter is leave your answer to the following question by 11.59pm on the closing date, next Saturday, the 13th, and the usual The Mum Blog competition rules apply.

Question: Which country did Hello Kitty originate in?

Good luck!

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  • Robyn Logan Clarke August 20, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    Japan

  • Liz Jarvis July 18, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    Thank you everyone who entered, the winners chosen by random number generator are Em @snowingindoors, Amy Woodhouse and Dawn Taverner. Please email your details to me via the contact form so your prizes can be sent out!

  • nicola July 13, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    Japan

  • Dawn Taverner July 13, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    Japan

    (although according to wiki she was born in London!)

  • Laura Costello July 13, 2013 at 10:29 am

    JAPAN

  • Victoria Boland July 13, 2013 at 8:13 am

    Japan

  • Sharon V. July 13, 2013 at 1:19 am

    Japan

  • Alice Hindley July 13, 2013 at 1:09 am

    Japan

  • Pauline Mason July 12, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    Japan

  • Hazel Wright July 12, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Japan!

  • stephanie lovatt July 12, 2013 at 10:42 am

    Japan

  • Lauren Pilkington July 11, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    japan

  • Karen Barrett July 11, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    Japan

  • angela sandhu July 11, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Japan

  • Lynne Rudd July 11, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Japan ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Joan July 11, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    Japan

  • Ali Thorpe July 11, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    Japan.

  • eleanor reid July 11, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    Japan

  • Gary Topley July 11, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Japan

  • Margaret July 11, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    Japan

  • Samantha Vass July 11, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    Japan!

  • Jenny Tyler July 11, 2013 at 3:06 am

    Answer: ***Japan*** ๐Ÿ™‚

  • bubblybee July 10, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    Japan

  • martin kistell July 10, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    Japan ??

  • Donna July 10, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    Japan

  • Tammy Tudor July 10, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    Japan

  • Amy Woodhouse July 10, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Japan ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Danielle Winsland July 10, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    JAPAN <3

  • Susie M July 10, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    The answer’s Japan!

  • jason fallows July 10, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    japan

  • Georgia McAllister July 10, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Japan

  • Holly Smith July 10, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    japan

  • janet e July 10, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    japan

  • Joanne Baldwin July 10, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Japan

  • Paul Cooper July 10, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    japan

  • jennifer thorpe July 10, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    japan

  • Kathryn Davies July 10, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    Japan

  • Val Swift July 10, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    Japan

  • Tracy Newton July 10, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    Japan

  • Beky Austerberry July 10, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    JAPAN

  • Clare July 10, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    In Japan

  • harps July 10, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    Japan

  • simon sims July 10, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    japan

  • Val Hartley July 10, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    Japan

  • Sue Rushworth July 10, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    japan

  • Jan Kirkcaldy July 10, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    Japan

  • Sonia G July 10, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    Japan ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Lynsey Buchanan July 10, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    Japan

  • Samantha Smith July 10, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Japan ๐Ÿ™‚

  • robert mills July 10, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    japan

  • Mandy Rawlinson July 10, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Japan

  • justine meyer July 10, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    japan

  • Ruth Lurring July 10, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Japan

  • Christine Lucey July 10, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Japan

  • Heather T July 10, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    Japan

  • ValB July 10, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    Japan

  • Andy W July 10, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Japan

  • Kelly Koya July 10, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Japan

  • Megan Adams July 10, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    Japan

  • Michele Bramley July 10, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Japan ><

  • Kelly July 10, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    Japan

  • Zoe G July 10, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Japan

  • Joanne McDonald July 10, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    Japan

  • kirsty lowde July 10, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Japan

  • Nazia Akhtar July 10, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Japan ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Helen Wakeley July 10, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Japan

  • Charlotte Clark July 10, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Japan

  • christine mcintyre July 10, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Japan

  • Tracy Nixon July 10, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Japan

  • Charley Foulds July 10, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    japan

  • Stephanie Tsang July 10, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Japan

  • Shelley Hawkins July 10, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Japan

  • stephanie thornley July 10, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Japan!!

  • Darren Abbott July 10, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Japan

  • K McCarthy July 10, 2013 at 2:38 am

    Japan

  • Ceri Sell July 9, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    Japan ๐Ÿ™‚ My daughter’s favourite ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Mummy Fever July 7, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    japan

  • laura banks July 6, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    japan

  • Erica Price July 6, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    Japan

  • Paula fazekas July 6, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    Japan ๐Ÿ™‚

  • mel breckon July 6, 2013 at 9:50 am

    Japan ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Em @ snowingindoors July 6, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Hello Kitty originated in Japan