Monday, 20 June 2011

Become a Little Editor with Anorak! Or design a cover! + Giveaway

In September, Anorak, 'the happy mag for kids', will be celebrating its 5th anniversary in the UK and Europe and its 1st anniversary in Australia! As part of the celebrations the September issue is going to be written and illustrated by Anorak's happy little friends around the world.

We are very happy too, that Lark is the Australian base for Anorak, and we're inviting all our customers to take part in Anorak's birthday issue. Here's how:

1. BECOME A LITTLE EDITOR - you will be sent a special mission to write some of the content of Anorak. To do that, send an email to cathy@anorak-magazine.co.uk with your name/ your child's name and your child's age. Anorak will get in touch.


2. Enter Anorak's DRAW US A HAPPY COVER competition. Open to all kids around the world, Anorak is giving you the opportunity to come up with a happy design for the cover of the 5th anniversary issue of Anorak magazine. Click here for all the details and get drawing... I will be so proud if one of Anorak's little Aussie readers wins!


Watch this space for more birthday celebrations to come, including an interview with Cathy Olmedillas, the fab founder of Anorak, news of Anorak's new magazine PLOC (illustrated by Alain Gree!!), and a prize giveaway from Lark.


Find the latest issue of Anorak magazine here, or ask at your local Lark stockist! And look out for the July issue, coming your way next month, it's going to be a great one, this cover is certainly one of my faves so far!

Stay happy! x

PS I'm giving away back issues of Anorak to five readers this week - please leave a comment on this post telling us what makes your kids happy! Entries by 25 June please.

18 comments:

minxymoo said...

My daughters love to read Anorak (and me too)!
Reading make my children happy. We have books and mags all over our house: in the car, the kitchen, the lounge, bedrooms. We even bought a bigger kitchen table so we can all indulge in some weekend reading over breakfast! I love it when my toddler asks "Libry a-day?"

biggirlssweets said...

Fresh paper in infinite supply and textas...also in abundance = Happiest Orlando

Cass said...

My kids love anything craft, give them a glue stick, some paper and scissors and they are occupied for hours

la fille de terrine said...

I'm dying to read Anorak, but have not been able to source it in Australia. Can you help? I would love to have a guernsey. Cheers. Y

Printspace said...

Anything to do with water makes my boys happy. a pool, the beach, a bath, a puddle, they just love it, and will play for hours if we let them. xx

Cat said...

Lily, our five year old, in response to the question, 'What makes you happy?' replied, 'Ice cream and corned beef'. Annabel, our three year old said, 'To cuddle everyone'.
Oh how I love how simple life is when you are small.

RentMyHome said...

"What makes your child happy" for ours it's the delight and excitement, the squeals of expectation that comes from my two munchkins when they discover I've brought home a packet of Tim Tams.

The smell alone is enough to bring about a rapturous moment of dizzy squeals and happy jumping children.

Regards

Kate

PS: Just in case you don't know Tim Tams are these intoxicating, delicious chocolate biscuits we have here in Australia made by Arnott's. Great for dipping into a cup of tea.

lillycottage said...

What makes my kids happy?? Absolutely hands down it is any time we spend playing with them..kicking the ball..swimming in the surf..laughing at joke books together...anything..when we ask them what was their favourite part of the day and they say..spending time with you...it makes me want to cry!
Kiss Noises Linda

embracingitall said...

My eldest daugther, who is 8, loves knitting and her creations make her happy. My other daughter who is 5 is happiest dressing up as a dragon and loves her dinosaurs. My youngest, our son who is 2, is happy as long as it involves mischief like tipping out all the clean, folded washing from the baskets and painting with wall paint on everything but the wall and black pen is apparently fun to draw with on a white sofa. Ah, but he does it all with the biggest smile that can melt any heart. Jacinta

Heidi said...

My boys are happiest when there's a loud tune on, their eyes are closed (peeking at each others moves to steal for the next routine), mum is clapping and dad is laughing (secretly hiding the concerned look in his eye). They make us happiest then too, it's a roll on effect!
My 4 year old is starting to appreciate the design in things and I would love to introduce these mag's to him.

Sew Flippin Cool said...

I have two girls, Pannonica 5 and Quinby 2. What makes them happy is dressing up in their fairy dresses and going outside to play in the dirt. They love finding pill bugs and worms and making little homes for them.

ingrid said...

We all love anorak in our house - and what makes the kids happy is reading, exploring and creating. And that makes this mumma very happy too!

Emma Fitzsimmons said...

Bike riding all together to the beach then onto the berry farm for fresh berry ice cream!!

Carol said...

family time, reading, colouring in, swimmming, building nests from every cushion in the house, chess tournaments, box castles (made from boxes scavenged on trips to aldi and bunnings), playing twister on a granny square rug, baths, a new flower press, the imminent release of cars 2.... that took about 30 seconds - the joy of childhood is that there is SO much that makes one happy. Thanks for the giveaway Allison! Carol

cathy said...

Your comments are making me smile, how lovely!
Cathy from Anorak
xx

Fi said...

My 3 girls are most happiest when we all "do" something together such as playing a board game or cooking. It is so important to spend time with your precious children and everyone loves being together

Joy said...

Ice cream totally makes my kids happy!

But seriously, I think just spending time as a family with lots of tickle breaks seem to work!

Sandra said...

pyjama days, spy missions, week-long monopoly sessions, reading, nature, dancing like crazy - just some of the things that make our littles happy x