As a thank you to all the #BlogHer12 support for Goodnight, Pond we are having another giveaway!

by Leila on August 10, 2012

First – you may have stumbled here and are wondering – What is ‘Goodnight, Pond – A parody book for the next hopeful companion’?!

“Our brand new self-published book, a tribute to one of the most beloved bedtime stories ever, and one of the most successful SciFi shows of all time is stacked with geeky little references for Whovians of all ages to enjoy. It’s soft bound, measuring 8″ x 7.5″ with 24 full color pages of geeky goodness. It is, quite literally, bigger on the inside!”

This is illustrated by the amazingly talented and well known pop-culture mashup artist James Hance and we co-authored this book together. What happens when two creative geeks hangout and obsess over Doctor Who? This book.

Sometimes I’m not the best at hosting giveaways. I love them but I’m not that uber giveaway lady. Sometimes I worry that they will fall flat… Yes, sometimes… even the ninja kicker… fills her head with doubt…

Like when I decided to have a giveaway for copies of our book ‘Goodnight, Pond – a parody book for the next hopeful companion’ two days before the NYC conference BlogHer!

I thought… wow, I should have done this sooner. No one will enter. Will there even be Whovians at the blog conference? Would anyone really care to meet me at the conference and talk about the book??

The end result? Was so insanely heartwarming! The response to the book, contest and those that found me in the halls asking to take a look at it was amazing.

I honestly wasn’t expecting it and walked away with such an elated feeling that I am sincerely thankful for. 

Thank you to those that entered the contest. Thank you all who just wanted to read the book. Thanks so much from the bottom of my crude sarcastic heart for all the genuine loveliness. James Hance and I are gobsmacked by the response.

We want to give back in ways that we can as a thank you for all the support on this project. So, I’m hosting another giveaway – this time ALL can enter. Not just those who were attending the conference. Good luck everyone and thanks again for all the awesomeness!

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About Leila DontSpeakWhinese

Leila, aka The Ninja, is the advocate for all things not whining. Parenting is fun when everyone stops b*tching! She is the Mom of a big blended family of five awesome kids. They ninja kick through life together. Oh and she is a total jackass.


  1. What don’t I love about Doctor Who? It’s funny and scary and clever and I’m just waiting for my madman with a box to show up.

  2. Jennifer Hayes says:

    I adore Doctor Who, and enjoy sharing with with my two daughters ages 5 & 10 months. Wish it was on everyday – can’t wait to get a hold of one of your books :-) Thank you!

  3. Katie says:

    Doctor Who is simply imaginative and fun. The Doctor is so irresistible! How can you not love a character who is so ancient and full of sadness and loneliness, but who has such a positive attitude, fantastic sense of humor and incredible, insatiable desire for life? I love me some Doctor! :-)

  4. rory says:

    i’m stoked for you guys…this book looks awesome and i cannot wait to get my own copy and read it to the Audrey…she loves the Doctor almost as much as I do

  5. I would love to be a Dr. Who companion even for just a day and see the past, present and the future and back. I can think of a million things I can do while in the past – but of course, changing the past is a big NO NO for Dr. Who! LOL
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  6. Rikki says:

    You never forget your first Doctor. I love number 10 but my 5 year old likes number 11. She’s a Pond fan. It’s something we can watch together.

  7. Melanie Pike says:

    My husband first introduced me to “Doctor Who” early on in our marriage (we got married December 1979), and my first doctor was Tom Baker. Loved him and thought no one could ever top him. But then the new “Doctor Who” came out and we fell in love with the show all over again. Now the Doctor’s redheaded companion, Amy Pond, looks like our daughter, who even shares some of Amy’s tendencies. When Shawna heard that we were comparing her to a companion, she and her husband started borrowing the DVDs from their library, and she admitted that she saw herself in Amy and vice versa. :)

    Our kids grew up with “Goodnight Moon”, and now we have 4 grandkids, all of whom we want to introduce to “Goodnight, Pond”. In fact, when we can afford it, we’d like to get THREE copies–one for Shawna and her family, one for our son and his family, and one for us to keep here at the house! We’re not crazy…just fanatical about “Doctor Who”! We love James’s DW artwork and his amazing ability! :)

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter this contest! Blessings to all.

  8. PurpleSaline says:

    LOVE James Hance and Dr. Who. I get so many comments on the Dr. Who/Calvin and Hobbes t-shirt I bought.

  9. Johanna says:

    This book looks awesome! I am new to the Doctor Who universe but thanks to Netflix, my family and I are all caught up!

  10. Christy says:

    I loved “Goodnight Moon” as a kid, and I’m excited to get my hands on this melding of things I love!

  11. Michele H. says:

    I grew up watching Doctor Who with my dad, and fell in love with it again as an adult. All the awesome goodness wrapped up in an awesome book!

  12. Veronica says:

    I love Doctor Who for its creativeness, sci-fi-ness, and general all-around awesomeness! The 10th Doctor will always be my favorite, by Matt Smith is growing on me! I love the girl and the boy who waited!

  13. frelle says:

    I heart Doctor Who. My oldest wo kids ( 12 and 9) are also whovians, and they each favor a different Doctor. My younger one prefers 11 and also Amy and Rory. I would love to have this book in my collection!
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  14. Mandy says:

    I love that Doctor Who can make me both laugh and cry in the same episode. I also love that my two year old son is just as intrigued with it as I am!

  15. Nadine B says:

    I can’t wait to get a copy. I would love to win one, but either way, one will being winging its way to my house eventually. Thanks!

  16. Jenn B says:

    I’m am so excited about this book…as a huge sci-fi nerd married to a sci-fi nerd and an expectant mommy this is perfect! I can’t wait to get a copy! Allons-y!

  17. Kelly says:

    I love the historical episodes the best–I suppose I’m an uber nerd. I also love the Doctor in all of his incarnations, and the way they use wit to solve problems rather than brute force. It’s just a lovely, wonderful show and I’m so happy to be a Whovian!

  18. Prospero's Daughter says:

    I love that it’s a show that I’ve watched since I was a kid and am now watching with my son, started him on it in the womb, would put the speakers to my belly during the opening music. He loves it now :D

  19. Carri Rowan says:

    Fantastic! Love that you are having so much fun with this. Living vicariously through you haha!

  20. kristin says:

    I love Doctor Who & can’t wait to get my hands on this book.

  21. Myr says:

    I love that Doctor Who is something that I have enjoyed over various stages of my life and will be something that continues on with my kids.

  22. TaMara says:

    The books loves AMAZING! I’d love to win a copy!! Thanks for doing this giveaway!

  23. junebug says:

    Awwww…The Doctor how could I only pick one thing to love. Imagination. Belief in good. Humor.
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  24. Nancy Tomasheski says:

    I have really wanted to read this book. It’s a wonderful concept and looks so fun. Thank you for writing it.
    It would be great to win a copy as money is a bit tight.

  25. Mandi Deputy says:

    Love, love, love. Thank you for writing this. If only we could remember each companion this same, awesome way.

    You rock.

  26. Joanne says:

    I Want one of these books I’m desperate different time zones sadly I miss the announcements being asleep and all but i’m going get one of these books somehow

  27. Grizz Robinson says:

    OMG! This is awesome. Been wanting a copy of this for a long time. Doctor Who is everything I strive to be as a person.

  28. Sarah C. says:

    So excited! Love the Doctor and love James Hance!

  29. Heather says:

    I love Doctor Who and while I have known about it for a lonnnnngg time I never watched until introduced to it starting with doctor number 9 by my awesome sister. (thanks to Netflix!!) Now we watch together long distance!

  30. Stephanie says:

    Doctor Who is fantastic. It teaches us that thinking out of the box is a good thing, even if that box is the TARDIS. And to always be yourself. Because even if you’re awkward, you’ll always have a companion of a friend close-by. <3

  31. Nola says:

    I would love to get my hands on this book! I have a copy of Wookie the Chew and I love it to death. Mixing childhood memories with sci-fi goodness… you can’t really go wrong… but you guys do it oh so right!

  32. Paul says:

    I love the Doctor and Amy Pond is my favorite companion, I am also very excited about you book. Jame’s art is amazing, can you convince him to do a shirt on TeeFury?

  33. Misty says:

    Love James Hance! Fantastic artist and great sense of humor!

  34. Aliza Snyder says:

    I would love to win this mashup genius, as Dr. Who has been my most dedicated obsession for the past 4 years. I have been pining for this. Money is so tight right now, as with 99% of the population! Thank you for the chance! :)

  35. Gretchen says:

    I love that I grew up watching Doctor Who with my mother, and now I get to watch it with my own daughter. I just wish that my mother was still here, so we could all watch together!

  36. Connie says:

    Absolutely the best!!! BTW, James sent me.

  37. Heather says:

    And btw James sent me!! Lol!

  38. James L. says:

    When the dog biters, when the bee stings, when I’m feeling sad; I simply remember that people like James and Leila are out there making the world an ever-more-cheerful place, and then I feel relentlessly cheerful myself!

  39. Mary Prevost says:

    I love Dr Who…everything, both old and new and I love James Hance (amazing artist :) so Goodnight Pond – Dr Who + Hance = best “mash-up” EVER !!! …AND, it is SO fitting for the “Girl Who Waited” !!! (and a perfect introduction to Dr Who to read to my grandchildren :)

  40. Laura says:

    My nephew and boyfriend will love this!!

  41. Tom Sawyer says:

    My six year old loves ‘Goodnight, Moon’ and watches Dr. Who with her older siblings. This would be awesome to read to her!

  42. Micaela says:

    Looks like a fantastic and super creative book! Can’t wait to see it! :)

  43. Chelsea says:

    I absolutely love Amy and Rory, they are by far my favorite part about Dr. Who. The other companions just don’t measure up.

  44. Ruth Lampi says:

    Some of my fondest childhood memories are of watching Tom Baker and Peter Davison as Dr. Who. Now I have little nieces and nephews just coming old enough to share this with. I love this book!

  45. Daniella says:

    I love your work and I definitely love doctor who, especially david tennant!

  46. Patricia says:

    I love The Doctor for so many reasons! A big one is that despite our challenges and shortcomings, he loves humans and values us for our complexities and passions, our craziness and enthusiasm and ambitions. He reminds me that we are, each of us, amazing creatures.

  47. Tim says:

    I love DR Who because bowties are cool!

  48. I saw your book around IG and was finally lured to check what it was about. As soon a I realised it was Dr Who themed, I got very excited. Love the show. Love the idea. Just not sure I can enter your giveaway from Australia. I hope to get my hands on the book eventually. Would love it! Congratulations. It must be so mind blowing and inspiring to see something you created come to life and take off.
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  49. Robin says:

    I’ve been just to late each time for preorders… Next week! I’m so excited. I started following James Hance when a friend of mine posted one of his drawings to raise money for his daughter… I too bought it becuase it was absolutely adorable to combine Christopher Robin and Wookie the Chew. Then, to come to find out how big of a Doctor Who fan he was and that he came together with you to create something so special with little Pond… eeek! Can’t stop watching the trailers for the new season coming up….

  50. Margaret says:

    What I can say? I love the 2 of you. I love your work. I love it all!

  51. Joyce says:

    What I love most about Doctor Who is the whimsical, touching and exciting stories, and also the fantastic people who love Doctor Who who make up the Whovian community.

  52. Christopher D. Hiland says:

    I love you work… One if these days I will have all you star wars stuff.

  53. Bryanna says:

    I am so happy that you are releasing another set of this book. I missed my chance with the first print. You both are amazing.

  54. Maya says:

    James sent me and many others over to visit. I’m a comparative latecomer to DW, but am now aware of what I missed. Love the concept of the book and am looking forward to seeing it in person.

  55. Cate says:

    I am so, SO excited about your book!

  56. Rachel Naomi Fenner says:

    James sent me!
    What I love most about the Doctor is how much he cares for everyone he takes on board the TARDIS. And his bow tie :)

  57. Trisha says:

    My Dad watched Doctor Who when my sister and I were litte…. the new series started and my husband got us hooked on it! Now, my little girl (who’s only 4 and a bit too young for the actual show) is enthralled with The Doctor, the TARDIS, and all of the adventure via bedtime stories with her Dad! Our whole family is DOCTOR obsessed – including theme parties and hopes for a trip to Cardiff… someday. :) Can’t wait to get your BOOK to share with my little Whovian!

  58. Angharad says:

    I love Doctor Who for his exuberance and enthusiasm, for his compassion, for his melancholy, and because even he isn’t perfect all the time. And ‘Goodnight, Pond’ should be mandatory reading for all would-be companions-in-waiting!

  59. Amy says:

    What’s not to love about Doctor Who!?!

  60. Jewell says:

    The tardis is just a completely Fab shade of blue! Also I have a seven month old that’s adored Doctor Who since she was days old and I’d love to read this to her every night!

  61. will says:

    Can’t wait for the book – SO EXCITED!
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  62. Braelyn Havig says:

    I really, really want to win this book! I bought a copy a while ago and it got delivered to the wrong house. Unfortunately, the post office has been get it back and I still want to own it, lol.

  63. Leah says:

    What’s not to love about Doctor Who? It’s clever, fun, funny, oftentimes creepy, and has the best companions ever!

  64. Jen says:

    I love the fact that I can watch it with my 11-year-old. Great bonding time. Some lessons, some humor. It’s just fantastic =)
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  65. Tori says:

    My fiance and I are huge Doctor Who fans. We have a little whovian on the way and would love to read this to him at bedtime… or anytime lol.

  66. chrissy tippitt says:

    What I love the most about Doctor Who is how it’s constantly got something new and creative going on! It always has me interested and I just can’t wait to see what the new season has in store! :)

  67. Morenike A says:

    What I love most about Doctor Who is that I’m still scared of characters, even when I’ve seen the episode a few times.

  68. Tina says:

    Tennant. I love Tennant. Matt Smith is cool, but Tennant will always be MY Doctor.

  69. Jennifer says:

    I started watching Dr.Who with the 9th doctor, and although they are all great, #10 will always be my favorite. <3

  70. Dinah Garcia says:

    Dr. Who is witty, funny, frightening, clever, and just smart! A friend introduced me to the show, and I was hooked!

  71. Ryan says:

    Great effort into the making of “Goodnight Pond”, guys! Looks amazing and I can’t wait to get my hands on it. I’ll be reading by myself and with younger relatives!

  72. Sinclair says:

    Thank you so much for making this book! I can’t wait to hold it in my hands and show my family how much fun doctor who is! Thank you again and keep up the good work!

  73. Jennifer says:

    My daughter’s favorite Doctor is 11 and her absolute favorite companion is Amy Pond. I love that even after I’ve watched the episodes numerous times I still find something different.

  74. Susan says:

    What’s not to love? As a fellow artist and longtime Doctor Who fan (going back to the early 80′s), I love “Goodnight, Pond”. Congrats on a wonderful effort! : )

  75. Alexandra Miles-Lasseter says:

    So glad to hear that the contest was a hit! Good luck to everyone on this one too…

  76. MiriyaB says:

    This looks so fanTAStic! When we were expecting our daughter, a friend said, “Just don’t give her some weird Doctor Who name…” She could stand that we did give her a companion’smiddle name (Rose) — I guess we can’t help it that “Leela” is how my mother-in-law’s name is pronounced (not spelled tho’) — she certainly predates the 4th Doctor!

  77. Sari says:

    Actually – it’s the TARDIS i like the most – but Dr. Who is cool too. :) And I love the return of the new series – I grew up as a fan of tom baker, and now the last 2 doctors have completely won me over. Well, won me over versus tom baker – the tardis is still the coolest.

  78. Geekbymarriage says:

    What’s not to love about the Whoverse? A dashingly mysterious man who uses his quick wit instead of brawn to bring down forces of evil threatening humanity? *swoon*

  79. DinahGarcia says:

    Hi!  I’m Dinah G. (entry #844), and one of the winners of the signed copy.  I was wondering if the book was ever mailed out?  Just want to make sure it wasn’t lost in the mail.  Thanks!  Looking forward to it.  :)

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