Wednesday, October 15, 2014

31 Days of NEW Kids Picture Books: Day 15 {GIVEAWAY!!!}

Yay I've made it halfway in the 31 Days of writing challenge!!! (AND I discovered this is my 100th post! Woohoo!!) To celebrate, I have a very special book to review today, PLUS one of YOU will win a copy of it!

Secrets of the Rainforest 
by Carron Brown & Alyssa Nassner. October 2014.

From Usborne: "Discover the animals and plants that live in and around a kapok tree, from the colorful parrots in the canopy to the sleek jaguar on the forest floor. This engaging non-fiction title will stimulate a love of the natural world as the vivacity of the rain forest is revealed through the bold and colorful artwork, and clever 'see-through' pages."

My thoughts: Kids love flashlights. Usborne's Shine-a-Light books give them a great chance to play with a light (not included) and learn something at the same time. When I tried this book out with my kids we could only find an almost-dead flashlight, so while the batteries were charging, we looked at it by holding it up toward the window. My 4-year-old definitely enjoyed it more than my 2-year-old, and she even wanted to bring it along one day to show her grandparents. I could really see it being super fun for any elementary age kids who want/need to learn about the creatures living in the rainforest - even I learned something!

Age: Preschool/Elementary and up

This book technically doesn't "release" until October 20 (according to Amazon), but my wonderful Usborne consultant Cara hooked me up with a copy. Check out her Facebook page, she often has giveaways! Plus she's willing to create an online party for you from across the country, where your friends can view and order some awesome Usborne books and you can earn free ones! (even while sitting on the couch after the kids go to bed, like I did :)  If I let myself, I could get sooooo carried away with buying from this company... {update: I am now a consultant!!}

{GIVEAWAY!!!}  (closed)
Not only was Cara awesome enough to let me have a copy of this book as soon as it was available, she is also willing to send one of YOU a copy of it too!! All you have to do to enter is visit this page on the Usborne site then come back here and leave a comment with what other new Usborne book looks intriguing to you. This giveaway will close on Friday October 31 at 11:59pm EST, when this 31 Days of writing is over! :)

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Update on 11/1/14! I counted 11 comments on this post, and random.org gave me the winning number of commenter #7 - Becky!
Congratulations!!! I'll be in touch... For the rest of you, remember you can join Cara's Facebook page and see the other giveaways she does, and hosting a party with her is really easy and earns you free books too!
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11 comments:

  1. Aesop's stories for little children

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  2. Secrets of the Seashore looks like a good one!

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  3. The art book about color looks awesome. However the top one on our wishlist is "365 things to make and do" from usborne by Fiona watt

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  4. 365 science experiments and the story of baby Jesus

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  5. See Inside Great Cities would be fun for my music around the world classes!

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  6. 1001 Things to Spot at Christmas

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  7. hard to pick, but I'd go with the alphabet sticker book for my preschooler or the drawing people book or one of the Christmas ones... :)

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  8. Okay, I think (I THINK!) I'd go with the See Inside Great Cities book, but See Inside Our World is a close second.

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  9. The Nativity Touchy Feely book is my favorite, then The Art Book about Color, Treasure Island Illustrated Classic, and ALL of the Dollly Sticker books are awesome!

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  10. Congratulations on your 100th post! I am really liking your book reccomendations, I continue to request the titles from our library...I liked the Write and Draw Your Own Comics...I remember drawing cartoon characters as a kid :)

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  11. Ummm all of them? Just kidding, but I'm a goner when it comes to kids books.

    I think the Cow takes a Bow (and other books from the author) sounds like a lot of fun to read, and the Just Imagine/Just Choose books seems like a great thing to get kids thinking and imagining.

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