New book on patching, new photo gallery for kids who patch, and a huge giveaway!

Patchland Adventures: Camping at Mimi's Ranch

Patchland Adventures: Camping at Mimi’s Ranch

Updated:  Thank you to everyone that entered!!  The winners, who were chosen this evening at random, are Jasmine and Kat.  You both should be getting an email shortly.  I’ll post links to the gallery as soon as I get it put together.  (I’m closing comments on this post now).

Carmen Swick, author of “Patchland Adventures: Fishing with Grandpa” (2012 winner of the Seal of Excellence Award in the Children’s Book category), has just released her second Patchland Adventures book, “Camping at Mimi’s Ranch”.  Both books follow the adventures of Preston, a boy who has amblyopia, and his dog Beau.  They combine a realistic portrayal of amblyopia and the struggles involved with patching, with imaginative tales of Patchland, the place that Preston and his dog visit at bedtime when Preston sleeps with a patch under his pillow.

So we’re doing two things to help her celebrate her new book:  First, we’re kicking off a new photo gallery of kids who are patching!  Secondly, Carmen has teamed up with Peeps Eyewear and Patch Palz to put together a great giveaway for two lucky kids who patch.  This is a fantastic giveaway package that really celebrates the positive and even fun aspects of patching and wearing glasses.

The Giveaway:

There will be two winners, each will receive:

Books 1 and 2 of Patchland Adventures!

Patchland Adventures: Fishing with Grandpa by Carmen Swick

Book one: Fishing with Grandpa

Patchland Adventures: Camping at Mimi's Ranch, by Carmen Swick

Book two: Camping at Mimi’s Ranch

~ and ~

A Patch Pals package!

Your choice of one of the following packs from Patch Pals to help make patching more fun!

  • A Pirate Patching Package (in pink or black), includes a “Pirate in training!” t-shirt, two pirate-themed patches, and an awareness bracelet.
    Patch Pals pirate pack (comes in black or pink)

    Patch Pals pirate pack (comes in black or pink)

    ~~~ or ~~~

  • A Princess Patching Package, includes a “Patch Princess” t-shirt, two princess-themed patches, and an awareness bracelet.
    Patch Pals princess pack

    Patch Pals princess pack

    ~~~ or ~~~

  • A Purple Pal Z Package, includes a plush purple patch pal, a matching patch, and an awareness bracelet.

    Pal Z purple pack

    Pal Z purple pack

~ and ~

A  dress-up kit and custom book download from Peeps Eyewear!

  • The dress-up kit includes the empowering 32 page storybook “Princesses Wear Glasses,” a pink satin cape, glasses pouch and felt crown.
    Cape and crown dress up kit

    Cape and crown dress up kit

    Princesses Wear Glasses book

    Princesses Wear Glasses book

  • The custom iPad download of the book lets you customize the story with your child’s name and hair color!

    Customized Princesses Wear Glasses book.

    iPad download of the Princesses Wear Glasses book, customized with name and hair color of the princess.

So just to sum up, the full prize includes

  • 2 Patchland Adventures books,
  • a Patch Pals pack,
  • a dress-up kit
  • an iPad download of a custom-version of the Princesses Wear Glasses book!

And we’re giving away two of them!

How to Enter:

To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment here with your child’s favorite activity to do while patching.  Make sure you enter your real email address so that we can contact you if you’ve won.

To get extra entries:

  1. Send me a photo of your child wearing an eye patch (ann@shinypebble.com).  This picture will be posted in our brand new patching photo gallery.  Include a short blurb of information you’d like to accompany the photo, this could include your child’s name, or age, or how many months he or she has been patching.
  2. “Like” the Patchland Adventures page on facebook.
  3. “Like” the Patch Pals page on facebook.
  4. “Like” the Peeps Eyewear page on facebook.

If you’ve done any of these, please leave an additional comment letting me know, so that I make sure you get the extra entries.

The contest is open to everyone, no matter where you live.  It will close Monday, January 28, 2013 at .  Winners will be chosen by random and notified via email.

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46 responses to “New book on patching, new photo gallery for kids who patch, and a huge giveaway!

  1. My little one loves finger painting and play doh when wearing a patch. She has to patch for four hours a day at the moment and is such a little trooper with it. She makes me feel proud every day 🙂

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  2. I have liked the Peeps Eyewear and Patch Pals pages on Facebook but can’t find Patchland Adventures? Also, no photos for us, we’re not comfortable with that.

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  3. He likes to be watching Blue’s clues when I put it on his eye. It its a great distraction, also it makes his weak eye work. I call that a win/win, even if I don’t win that awesome shirt for him. Those books look really good.

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  4. Our 3 yr old likes to play with her animals while she patches (schleich animals, lego circus animals, stuffed aniimals…)! I “liked” all three pages and am sending a pic.

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  5. I liked all the facebook pages for the extra entries! This is a great giveaway. Even if i don’t win, I would like to know how to order some of these items. Can you post that on your blog?

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  6. My son is 23 months old and has just stopped fighting me on patching. He loves to watch Dora on the IPad when he is patched- but also likes to play with his friends and sisters and just be a boy! I’ve liked the 3 pages on Facebook (and requested to be a friend on one!). Those are great sites, I’m happy just to find them! I will be sending a photo soon.

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  7. My 2yr old son Ethan loves to explore the outdoors and climb while patching, or to paint. Have liked all pages and will email a photo

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  8. My L4E loves to play with his blocks, color and do puzzles while he’s patching…he has gotten really good at his coloring and staying in the lines in the last month or so….makes this mamma happy to see his eye getting stronger!!

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  9. My little guy Eli, is 9 months old. Eli wears his patch for 6 hours a day. His favorite thing to do while wearing his patch is sleep! haha. When we can keep him awake and the patch on he likes to read books with mom and watch Yo Gabba Gabba!

    We will also be liking all the extra things on Facebook! Thank you!

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  10. My son Billy, has been patching for a year and at his last check-up, we got great news that he had some improvement!!!!! He wears his patch all day except during gym or playing outside. We have 4 patches from Patch pals and it has made patching so much easier and more fun for him. The kids at school are always excited to see which patch he will wear. This is so great because I had anxiety about him being teased or just feeling different and strange but instead it has been an adventure for him and thus a blessing for a worrying Mommy;)

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  11. My son, Easton (age 2) loves to do just about anything and everything while patching, considering he patches 8 hours a day. Morning cartoons are a great distraction while I put the patch on and then we count to 10 together while I press and hold to get the adhesive to warm up on his face. Now he will touch his patch and count to 10 on his own! 🙂

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  12. I also just emailed you a pic of Easton while patching. I think this is an awesome contest… one book would be great, both is even better and the patching stuff is just over the top! Bravo! Your website continues to amaze me Ann, thanks for all that you do for this children’s vision community!!!

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  13. My 4 year old likes to color and watch Doc McStuffins while patching. I liked all the Facebook pages too.

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  15. Hello, I just emailed you a photo and “liked” all the Facebook pages. Sign me up for some extra entries please!!

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  16. My son loves to read, do puzzles, play with action figures and sing while patching. If it were strictly up to him, though, he’d just sit and watch Blue’s Clues, Go Diego Go, and Bedtime for Frances all day long. 🙂 He has been patching for 10-12 hours per day (for the past three months), but just got the green light to start patching only 6-8 hours per day!

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