Monday, April 4, 2011

Earth Month - Little Green Books Review and Giveaway

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My daughter LOVES to read.  Loves.  She's in kindergarten and her favorite books are chapter books.  Junie B. Jones, Absolutely Lucy, Ramona Quimby...it doesn't matter, as long as it has words, and lots of 'em.  Little Lou was extremely excited, therefore, when we opened the package from Little Green Books and found not one but FIVE books!  (I don't think she was as excited as I was, though!)


I want to make an impact, not just on the world around me, but on my own three munchkins as well.  You see, they've been entrusted to me for a time.  While I have them, I'd like to show them how to best use the resources available.  Little Green Books makes teaching kids about conservation a little bit easier for parents!  

As I mentioned, we were send five books.  Since I have everything from a not-quite toddler to a chapter book reading lunatic kindergartener, I received a variety pack, of sorts.  For Stinky, we got Little Monkey.  



Little Monkey is a cute little 50% recycled Polartec fleece book about (surprise!) a monkey.  The book is completely washable, which makes it perfect since my littlest monkey is teething BIG time.  He loves to look at the pictures in the book, but his favorite thing to do with it is to put in on his head like a hat.  (I wish I had a picture of that!)  See...even babies like to "re-purpose" things!

For Little Lou (again, 5 years old), we received Easy to Be Green.


Easy to Be Green is a really neat activity book for "older kids" (ages 4-8).  It's written on 100% recycled paper using vegetable-based ink!  The book is absolutely full of ideas and activities that kids can do to help save the Earth.  I LOVE that there are dot to dots and mazes and "educational" activities along with the useful ideas of how to change the world.  I think this would be an excellent book for a homeschooling family to use in science classes!  I can already think of some friends who I will be suggesting this one to!

And finally, we received three books that, although board books, are more of "universal" books at my house. I can't classify them for any specific child because, honestly, all three of them love board books...as so does their mommy!  We were sent What do you See? which is a really cute lift-a-flap guessing game book,  

My First Garden, a neat little basket-shaped book about things we can grow ourselves,


and This is Our World, a puzzle book with pieces that come off of the pages and form actual puzzles!  

I like to use this book, in particular, when talking about how everyone needs to pitch in and help.  Since Little Lou is pretty good at puzzles but Bugsy isn't, they have to work together to finish the puzzles!  I like showing that that, just like with the puzzles, we have to work together to make the world a "greener" place!

I LOVE my Little Green Books!  The more I read them, the more they grow on me.  I love the website, too! Whether you own any Little Green Books or not, you can go to their website and play games, find tips, learn more about recycling, and so much more!  There are parent and teacher pages.  I could go on all day.  I love Little Green Books!

You can visit Little Green Books to see the full line of books and retailers!  While you're there, check out all the other great site features!

Little Green Books is so devoted to teaching kids about greener living through their books, that they've agreed to send books to THREE of my lucky winners!  That's right!  

One luck Grand Prize Winner will receive a copy of EACH of the books I received!  That's five books!
One second prize winner will receive their choice of THREE of the books I received!
And one lucky third prize winner will get to choose any ONE of the books I received!

(Contest will end and a winner will be drawn April 22, 2011 at 11:59am EST.)

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126 comments:

Joy N. said...

follow via gfc
the Dont throw that away book looks cute!
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mrsweiss said...

id also love to have dont throw that wayand i follow you as mrsnaweiss
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Carrie Phelps said...

I follow you on GFC; CarrieDust & I would love to have The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle.
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Lisa said...

I follow on Google. Knost3@gmail.com
I think Santa Claus is Green looks pretty cute.

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jdm2551 said...

GFC follower and I would love to have Little Monkey.
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Jenny H said...

GFC follower as Jenny H.
I'd also like Don't Throw That Away!: A Lift-the-Flap Book about Recycling and Reusing
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Jenny H said...

Like S and S on facebook and wrote on their wall as Jenny Hull.
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I like you on facebook as Jenny Hull.
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Tannis said...

I follow your blog, I would love the My first garden and Don't throw that away
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AEK said...

Love the idea (and flaps!) of the book: Don't Throw that Away!
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SummerSorbet said...

I am following you via GFC and I would love to recieve I Can Save the Ocean.
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SummerSorbet said...

I "like" Simon and Schuster on facebook. Thanked them and posted about going green. My facebook user name is Darlene Arnold.
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My extra entry for winning. "Hooray for Walking"
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Joy N. said...

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ElishaC said...

I follow you on GFC, and we would love to read The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle.
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ElishaC said...

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Tara said...

follow gfc. the little panda book is cute!
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Danelle said...

I like the Adventures of a Plastic Bottle

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I like/follow you on FB-danellejohns

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LauraF said...

I am a follower, and loved their " I Can Save the Earth!" book :)

LauraF said...

I thanked S&S and told 'em how I was going green....
direct link to my comment is here: http://www.facebook.com/laurawins/posts/10150221308489314

My Fb name is Laura Foreman
my e-mail is in my profile :) [my first and last name, separated by a period... @ hotmail.com]

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LauraF said...

Oops!! The post above has the wrong e-mail... it's supposed to be at hotmail.CA!

I like My This N That Life on FB.

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LauraF said...

I voted for you to be the next HopScout Editor! Good luck!

A.N.Drew said...

I follow on GFC and like this one:
The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle

A.N.Drew said...

I liked Simon and Schuster on FB. Here's my thanks/comment to them:
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my profile is here: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002191242588
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I voted for you to become a Hopscout editor

Lisa said...

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Alex said...

GCF follower now. :) And I think the Don't Throw That Away!: A Lift-the-Flap Book about Recycling and Reusing book looks cute! amazing_alex.0818[at]yahoo[dot]com

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Mandy said...

I follow on GFC and like the little monkey book
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Ponia Baum said...

My First Garden
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Diana said...

I follow on GFC and would love to have My First Garden
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Diana said...

I like Simon & Schuster on FB and commented on their wall
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I like you on Fb
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Mama V said...

GFC follower: Mama V and I would love to also have: The Polar Bears Home.

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Mama V said...

I liked and commented on Simon and Schuster's facebook page: Mama-Nikki Vosburgh

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I liked your facebook page: Mama-Nikki Vosburgh

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I voted for you! Good luck :)

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Email subscriber:

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Amy V said...

I'd love to win one or more of the books! :)

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newmama2010 said...

Following via GFC and I'd love to have either "Don't Throw That Away" or "Santa Claus is Green".

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newmama2010 said...

Liked S&S on FB and wrote on their wall (Shakeeta W)

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Liked you on FB (Shakeeta W)

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Voted for you (Shakeeta W)

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Michelle said...

I follow on GFC - michellechristinehall
Would love to have My First Garden
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Michelle said...

I liked Simon & Schuster on Facebook and left them a message on their wall - shelle2184
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Michelle said...

I'm a fan of your Facebook page - shelle2184
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I follow you on Twitter @shellehall
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Voted for you
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Ms. Veronica's said...

Dont Throw That Away - looks like a really awesome book to add to my library of kids books.

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Ms. Veronica's said...

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I voted for you.

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Kate and Wes said...

I think the little monkey book looks cute and I follow gfc!

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follow you on twitter - Kate

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Kate and Wes said...

voted!

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Leslie S. said...

I love the Polar bears home book.I follow via GFC.Thanks!
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Shelly said...

Don't Throw That Away!: A Lift-the-Flap Book about Recycling and Reusing

Shelly said...

Follow My This N That Life on twitter! phxbne

Melanie said...

I follow on GFC and I think my toddler would love to have Little Panda. Can't go wrong with bears and monkeys!

Melanie said...

Like Simon and Schuster on Facebook
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Melanie said...

I follow on twitter @katekaboodle

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I voted on hopscout!

Chandra (Fanatic about Saving) said...

The adventures of the plastic bottle looks fun!
I also follow you on gfc!
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Chandra (Fanatic about Saving) said...

I like s&S on fb!
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Dana West said...

I follow via GFC and I like Adventures of a Plastic Bottle! Thanks for the giveaway!
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Dana West said...

I like Simon and Schuster on Facebook and commented!
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I like you on FB
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I voted
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Kimberly said...

Follow you on GFC (Kimberly); would love The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle
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Like you on Facebook (Kimberly C)
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sueparks2003 said...

I can save the ocean and I am a public gfc follower
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