Monday, September 20, 2010

Review and giveaway (closed): Little One Books


Giveaway winner: laura20v
 
We like books here at my house. A lot.  My son starts asking me to read him books pretty much as soon as his feet hit the floor in the morning. And I keep finding Vivian curled up on my bed, flipping through the pages of her books- and she's only a year old!

I'm lucky enough to have help in finding great books for my kids. My mom is a librarian who specializes in children's literature, and my best friend teaches kindergarten. So whenever I need a recommendation, they're happy to give me a long list. But I know that my situation is unusual and that going to a bookstore or looking online for a book is really overwhelming for most people. There are just so many options!

Enter Little One Books. This is such a great site for anyone who is searching for a kids' book, music or DVD. All of the items on the site have been personally reviewed and hand selected, so you know you're getting a quality product. Little One Books specializes in products for birth through 5 years of age and the site is very easy to search (by age range or product type) so that you can quickly find just the book, DVD or music that you're looking for.

After looking around the site for a little while and being very tempted by all the DVDs and books and music that I saw, I decided that I'd like to review a book for Vivian. So I went to the one year old tab, selected books and browsed my options. I ended up receiving I Spy Little Book, and I've been thrilled with my choice!


Although I got this book for Vivian, Ethan has been reading it as well.  The book is very simple with just a few questions of things to look for on each page, so it's not overwhelming for Vivian. She's been flipping the pages and looking at all the pictures. Ethan and I have been going beyond the basic "I Spy" clues and naming other items on the pages and searching for smaller items. I love books that grow with your child- this definitely is one that does that. 

I have great news for you guys! One of you will get to have the "what to choose" dilemma as well! Little One Books has graciously offered to give one of my lucky readers a $25 gift certificate to their site!

Mandatory entry (must be done for extra entries to count):
Visit Little One Books and let me know what would be the first item that you'd buy with your gift certificate

Extra entries (please leave a separate comment for each one that you do):
1. Publicly follow my blog with Google Friend Connect
2. Follow Little One Books on Twitter
3. "Like" Little One Books on Facebook
4. Enter any of my other currently ongoing giveaways. Please leave a separate comment for each! 
5. Follow me on Twitter and tweet this: "@gabreviews is giving away a $25 gift certificate to @littleonebooks. Visit http://bit.ly/bUXI4i to enter. #giveaway"
You can tweet once per day- please leave a separate comment with the link to your tweet each time.
6. "Like" me on Facebook

Giveaway will close at 9 PM Pacific time on October 8, 2010. I'll choose a winner with random.org and will email that person who will then have 48 hours to respond. Good luck!

Disclosure: I received a book to review for myself, as well as the opportunity to give a gift card to one of you. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.

126 comments:

B. Wilson said...

The Best Mouse Cookie looks cute-- from the Give a Mouse a Cookie series.

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Candace P said...

I would be buy Hugs, its a board book that looks SO cute!
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Candace P said...

I follow Little Ones Books on Facebook
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Sara said...

I like " I am a big sister" since our little one will be a big sister any day!

Sara said...

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Blissful Bee Blogging said...

I would buy Redwoods for my son! This book sounds interesting!
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I follow Little One Books on Twitter now!
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I follow Little One Books on facebook now!
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mQ said...

"On our way home" by Sebastien Braun is just the kind of book I would LOVE to give my husband to read to our 2-year old :-)

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I follow you publicly!

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I like you (a whole lot) on Facebook

Soggy Cereal Mom said...

I think I would get How I Became a Pirate.
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The Elwells' Weekly said...

That would be hard but I would probably pick Snoozers by Sandra Boynton! I love her books and so does my daughter!

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I follow littleonebooks on twitter
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I follow you on twitter and tweet!
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I like you on fb
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karasceviour said...

I would get the " if you read to me,i'll read to you". karasceviour at hotmail dot com

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Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

The first book I would get is The Noisy Barn.
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laura20v said...

I like the chicka chicka boom boom book for my kids

laura20v said...

I liked little one books on facebook

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Taffy said...

I LOVE I Spy books more than my kids I think! And I like the Best Mouse Cookies.

Katy said...

The first thing I'd get is the Where's Spot book & then the I Spy book! Great giveaway!

Katy said...

Follow you with GFC

Katy said...

Follow Little One books on Twitter. @presprizes

Katy said...

Entered your Kroger giveaway.

Katy said...

Entered Smart Knit kids giveaway

deanna said...

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melissajackson07 said...

Would LOVE to buy the Five Little Chicks Book for 2 year olds! (My son has a recent obsession with Chickens!)

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melissajackson07 said...

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melissajackson07 said...

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Shannon said...

I would get Pat the Bunny

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Shannon said...

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Shannon said...

I like the Little ones on facebook

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I like you on facebook

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Shannon said...

entered elizabeth mitchell cd giveaway

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entered caspar babypants cd giveaway

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Debbie Stanton said...

the first item I would love to buy with the gc is "Thomas' Big Storybook" by: Wilbert Vere Awdry
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Debbie Stanton said...

i am a public follower wtih GFC
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Debbie Stanton said...

i am following Little One Books on Twitter
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avalonne83 said...

Great giveaway! I'd love to be entered.

I like "Bones and the Math Test Mystery".

Please count me in. Thanks.

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Debbie Stanton said...

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Amber said...

I would get "10 Little Rubber Ducks". We love Eric Carle books!

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hendy said...

I would buy the book "Llama Llama Misses Mama" but there are some many great books I would like
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Entered the Elizabeth Mitchell CD giveaway
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Debbie Stanton said...

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jakiesmom said...

my son would love down by the station
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jakiesmom said...

gfc follower

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entered libman

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entered farm rich

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entered diamon earrings.org

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entered eleizabeth mitchell

jakiesmom said...

entered kroger

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entered caspar babypants

Debbie Stanton said...

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deanna said...

fave: baby's beginning spanish
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xoxoxo

deanna said...

GFC
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xoxoxo

Debbie Stanton said...

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B. Wilson said...

Entered CSN giveaway
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Bethany said...

first I'd get "In the small small pond"
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laura20v said...

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laura20v said...

I also entered the CSN giveaway. laura20v@hotmail.com

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sweetpea08 said...

I would get the Dream Snow Book by Eric Carle
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Debbie Stanton said...

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jakiesmom said...

entered sid the science kid

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entered halls

Debbie Stanton said...

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B. Wilson said...

entered to win method
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Desiree said...

White on Black would be the book I would get. I love high contrast books.

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jakiesmom said...

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artsy_momma said...

I would get the book 26 Letters and 99 Cents!

artsy_momma said...

I follow through GFC!

artsy_momma said...

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Debbie Stanton said...

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Amber said...

I entered the CSN giveaway.

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Chrissyb said...

so cute! I'd get the Quiet Loud book.
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Mom2anutball said...

I would get The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister. Thanks!

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B. Wilson said...

entered to win dryer bar
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jan said...

I'd get The Noisy Barn for my nephew. sammiejanL40 at aol dot com

Tylerpants said...

I would love to get "I'm a Big Brother" for my son since he's going to be one in Feb! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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