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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Childrens Book Review and Giveaway: Barefoot Books


I was recently delighted to be contacted by Barefoot Books and asked to review some childrens books for them! They are such a super company and I was thrilled to get specially selected books for us to review!!

If you're not familiar with the company, let me fill you in:

Barefoot Books began with two mothers who wanted their children to have books that would feed the imagination, while instilling a respect for diversity and a love of the planet.

Pretty awesome right?????  

PLUS... they have a ton of FREE digital content on their sight for download or viewing! 


I was sent FOUR books for review:
magic train cover

  • Magic Train Ride by Sally Crabtree- limb aboard the magic train for an unforgettable journey. At each stop, the train comes across new and wonderful things to look at and talk about, in forests and jungles, and all the way to outer space. Book with CD editions include song sung by Sally Crabtree. Ages 3-7 years    Daughter ADORED this book- course she loves train, so they had her at the cover! The art by Sonia Esplugas is adorable and very welcoming for children! Daughter had great fund counting items in the background scenes a0nd repeating the rhymes for the different train stops. When we read it with the cd, she was even more enchanted. This is a HUGE keeper for us. AND right now it is available in the Barefoot Books store for ONLY $3.99!!! Talk about super price for Christmas or Birthday presents!

    • dotty spotty coverDotty Spotty Doodles and Zig Zag Zebra, both Barefoot Young Artists Book by Madeline Deny- Draw, doodle, paint and color! The simple activities encourage creativity, and help small children to master drawing skills, shape recognition, line drawing and color combining, while also preparing them to learn to read. Ages 3-7 years. If daughter loved the Train book, she was totally in LOVE with this and the next book! Course she's going thru a severe activity phase, and it had ladybugs on the cover (her fav) so it makes sense! The pages have instructions for parents to read, and then child colors or does the activity on the page. We also used the pages for counting exercises, as well as naming colors and shapes, and she loved it all. In fact, I had to stop her or she  dotty sample

      zig zag zebra cover

      would have gone thru the whole book at one sitting! This book is perfect for travel, or for keeping in the car for when you need to keep kids occupied! Also on sale at Barefoot Books, but for $4.99! 

      garden cover

    • Who's in the Garden by Phyllis Gershator- In this delightful peek-a-boo book, children are invited to look through the holes on every other page to answer the repeating refrain, “Who’s coming to see how my garden grows?” The energetic, rhyming text introduces all sorts of 
    garden samplecreatures that are busy in the garden. As you know, daughter helped Papa raise a garden this year, so anything dealing with a garden is a HUGE hit in our house and this was no exception! Daughter literally has to look at this book EVERY morning after
    breakfast, she loves it so much! The illustrations are divine, and again perfect for looking and counting/color exercises!  The book is very sturdy and has a perfect heft for being a lap book!

     The Giveaway
      One lucky reader will win THEIR choice of book from the
    Barefoot Book library of books on their website!

    (must be done or extra entries do NOT count!)
    Go to the Barefoot Books site and tell me what book you

    would pick if you won!


    Make sure I have an email address, with your comment, so I can contact you, if you win!   
    If I don't have a way to contact you, you will forfeit your win!

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    Contest will end on August 21st at midnight. Winner will be picked by Random Number (random.org) on August 22nd, and emailed. As soon as winner's info is received, it will be forwarded to Barefoot Books and they will mail winner their book.

    Disclosure / Disclaimer:  I received these books  free of charge, from barefoot Books, for review purposes! No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to review them

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