Peg Connery-Boyd, a Springfield native, a mom, and an artist said when her family moved to Mystic, Conn the family's hearts still belonged to the Boston Red Sox (and always will!). Preparing for a long summer road trips with her three sons, she went looking for a coloring and activity book to keep her three boys, who love baseball, busy in the car. She said she was surprised to find that the only book of this kind was a coloring book about the History of Baseball, which was not going to keep anybody very interested for long. So, she decided to try to create a Red Sox Coloring and Activity Book. She did the illustrations, depicting all of "our" favorite players, and she recruited her nephew, Brendan Fitzgerald, a college senior at the time, to work on the project too. After a year of working on the project, they sent samples and a proposal to Major League Baseball. Miraculously, the family was licensed by Major League Baseball last spring and just in time for the start of the new season, fans can NOW order the new 2007 Red Sox Coloring and Activity Book. (See sample pages at: http://www.hawksnestpublishing.com/?q=view_red_sox)
Major League Baseball loved the idea so much they licensed the family to create books for all of Major League Baseball, so Peg and her family established the Hawk's Nest Publishing Company (http://www.hawksnestpublishing.com/) and hired other artists to do a similar book for (okay, don't get offended her, a mom needs to make a living) the Yankees and Mets.
The 64-page 2007 Edition Collectible Red Sox Coloring & Activity Book contains more than 20 pictures to color of current players and scenes from the ballpark, as well as crossword puzzles, word searches, mazes, and games about the team's players, history, and the game of baseball.
Peg has generously donated a copy of the Red Sox Coloring & Activity Book to Bay State Parent magazine.
To be eligible to win the book (an $11.95 value) please fill out the survey at http://www.baystateparent.com/common/entry_form.html
Please be sure to pull down the bar to select Red/MLB Coloring & Activity Book.
One winner will be selected and the book will be mailed to them.
Winners name will be posted on this blog in May.
Deadline to enter is April 30 at 11:59 P.m. EST.