Thursday, April 8, 2010

Barefoot Books...A Giveaway!!

 Contest is over.
Winner to be announced.

The gals from Barefoot Books were sweet enough to send me four incredible children's books from their collection.  I am thrilled to be able to share them with you.  Levi immediately became smitten with these reads, and two of them in particular keep popping into my face followed by a sweet little voice saying, "Read dis!  Read dis!!".  Here they are with Levi's two absolute faves on top...
 




It's probably no surprise that I am really picky about children's books.  But, I too am smitten with these lovely reads.  They've left me wanting to order more Barefoot Books. . .like this one and this one and this one.  Don't those just look magical?  The illustrations are imaginative and charming, and the stories are so delightful.

My personal favorite is the Gigantic Turnip.  This tale of an old man, an old woman, and a whole lot of animals trying to harvest a very large turnip is simple but engaging.  Levi is enthralled with each reading, and, thankfully, this is one of those rare books that I don't mind reading again and again and again. 

Barefoot Books is a wonderful publisher of books for children of all ages.  Their stories inspire imagination, give glimpses into other cultures, and even encourage healthy living.  You'll love their great book selection, and while you're there check out their many award winners.

As if there weren't enough reasons to love Barefoot Books, you must read about their work with the Books for Africa program.  If you'd like to get involved, then check out their Books for Africa Collection.  Each book purchased from this section is sent directly to children in Africa.  Now whats not to love about a company that gives back?

On to the best part...Barefoot Books has been kind enough to offer a book of the winners choosing (up to a $25 value) to one of my readers!!  Pretty fabulous, huh?  :)  All you have to do to enter is...

Main Entry: Visit Barefoot Books, and leave a comment on this post, telling me the title you are most interested in.  Please, leave a way for me to contact you!!!

Extra Entries:  You can tweet (once daily) or blog (once total) about the giveaway.  Be sure to link back to this post.  Leave separate comments with urls for each of those entries.

Contest is open to U.S. and Canada.
Contest will end Thursday, April 15, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. central time.


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58 comments:

  1. The Magic Train Ride looks like it'd be right up Fynn's ally, as well as My Island in the Sun!
    What great books :)

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  2. I'd like to have "Shakespeare's storybook"- it's the English major in me ;)

    crazywriter@hotmail.com

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  3. We All Go Traveling By looks adorable. I love these books - my girlfriend has a ton of them and the illustrations are GORGEOUS.

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  4. You know I'm going to enter this thing as many times as I can....

    http://upsidedownkate.blogspot.com/2010/04/latest-loves.html

    You can always contact me via comments at my blog!

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  5. I would love the story What's This? We are planting seeds and this would be perfect!

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  6. I'm too far away to be in the running but I can vouch for turnips and beanstalks! They have been firm favourites in my neck of the woods, three kids in a row.

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  7. i like the book kids gardening. thanks

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  8. The Driving My Tractor book sounds like something my son would LOVE!!

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  9. I tweeted http://twitter.com/contestmama/status/11862009694

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  10. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/andraya3/status/11862025696

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  11. Julianna RobertsApril 9, 2010 at 9:05 AM

    My daughter is pushing 3, so I looked at books in the 3-4 yr category. Magic Train Ride seems right up Louisa's alley... she's obsessed with trains, or as she says, "MY Choo-Choo!"... and it comes with a music cd! So awesome.

    Julianna
    pineneedleroad@aol.com

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  12. Since your favorite is the Gigantic Turnip, I would love to read that one to my little ones, but in spanish,El Navo Gigante.

    Crossing my fingers!

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  13. My daughter would love The Barefoot Book of Faeries!

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  14. "Chop, chop, chop"...

    The Sounds Around Town looks so fun, and makes us aware to LISTEN well...a very important lesson, using this great book!

    pumpkinlady430@yahoo.com

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  15. i love the gigantic turnip...
    annsavd at gmail dot com

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  16. what a great giveaway!

    I would choose: Playtime Rhymes for Little People

    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

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  17. i like the animal boogie

    familytiesandgrowingpains@gmail.com

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  18. Driving My Tractor looks like a super cute book that my kiddos would enjoy!

    khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  19. I like the book My Granny Went to Market

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Amy B.
    adennispac@yahoo.com

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  20. Oh, my goodness...I LOVE barefoot books! In fact, it's why I came to your blog for the first time! When I saw your blog's name, I thought you might be affiliated with them, and I stuck around because ya'll are just so darn cute :)

    I Took the Moon for a Walk is one of my all time favorite books. I've been searching for more books illustrated by that same artist, and featured a couple of them on my Library thursday posts. So I think I'd pick that one.

    But the Gigantic Turnip looks pretty good too...as well as hundreds more :)

    I do love Barefoot Books!

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  21. oh that is tough. I like the Prince's bedtime, but I am sure there are other books that would lure me in as well!

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  22. My granddaughter would love "Who's in the Garden?"

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  23. Beautiful books! :) Hard to choose just one, but I love A Forest of Stories

    Kate kt_grrl@hotmail.com

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  24. I like My Magic Diary and The Barefoot Book of Faeries :)
    cyclona66(at) aol dot com

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  25. The Gigantic Turnip looks so cute! Perhaps that's because I'm a vegetarian ;-)

    huppiemama(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. I love the who's in my garden book. It is colorful!

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  27. I like the book Gigantic Turnip! Thanks for the chance.

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  28. I blogged about this on my Giveaway Roundup at Sarah Simplifies at http://sarahsimplifies.blogspot.com/2010/04/giveaway-roundup_09.html

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  29. I'm interested in The Tear Thief, Emily's Tiger, Jack and the Beanstalk, and, oh wait, you said just one? Well, The Tear Thief and Emily's Tiger are my top choices but I'm interested in many of the books they offer.

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  30. My daughter would love The Barefoot Book of Faeries!

    kelli at pfrog dot net

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  31. The Gigantic Turnip sounds like something my daughter and I would enjoy. We are HUGE animal lovers!
    Thank you for this opportunity!
    God Bless you!
    Kim Buck @ kimbuckjr@yahoo.com

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  32. Their book "I Dreamt I was a Dinosaur" by Stella Blackstone looks like something my son would love - thanks for the chance! alicedemskehansen at gmail.com

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  33. Oh, I love barefoot books! I think right now the kids would really enjoy the book of fairy tales.

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  34. Just tweeted about it!
    http://twitter.com/mulberrymama

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  35. Just tweeted about it!
    http://twitter.com/mulberrymama

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  36. I love barefoot books! The one I'd most want to read is Hidden Hippo!

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  37. I don't know if I can decide! The barefoot books of faeries, princesses, or fairy tales would all be huge hits around here!

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  38. I love the Spanish books! They would be perfect for my kids. Especially the one that talks about seasons!

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  39. We All Went on a Safari is my choice! It was hard to pick!!

    leighDOTonedayatatimeATgmailDOTcom

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  40. These books look magnificent! I like the look of 'who's in the garden'.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  41. Don't you love how blog stalkers come out of the woodwork at the word 'giveaway' ?

    There were too many to choose from.....
    but "i dreamt i was a dinosaur' or 'cleo & casper' caught my eye.

    you know how to get ahold of me:

    www.myheartgoboom.blogspot.com

    xo

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  42. Home for a Tiger, Home for a Bear sounds like a nice little story for my grandson. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

    dianad8008 AT gmail DOT com

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  43. I blogged about it on my library post today!

    http://thisheavenlylife.blogspot.com/2010/04/what-we-found-at-library-15.html

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  44. I would choose the large-format board book of I Took The Moon For A Walk.

    romancingthestork (at) gmail (dot) com

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  45. I love "We're Sailing to Galapagos" and the whole Travel the World series. I love how these books are easily singable (repeated text in italics) and plenty of sound effects to incorporate. Fabulous art too!!
    {cedar_of_lebanon@yahoo.com}

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  46. I will be honest with you-I am thoroughly impressed with any of the books. I really like http://store.barefootbooks.com/playtime-rhymes-for-little-people-1.html thanks for the giveaway

    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  47. My great nephew would just love The Giant Turnip! He's almost 3 and loves the idea of growing things!

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  48. Well, this was NOT an easy choice, but I think I'd pick Shakespeare's Storybook.

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  49. The Barefoot Book of Faeries, but they ALL look wonderful.

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  50. I like The Sounds Around Town

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  51. Just tweeted about it!
    http://twitter.com/rooski21

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  52. And I wrote a blog post about it.
    http://towninwifehouse.blogspot.com/2010/04/barefoot-books.html

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  53. I think my son would love the
    Herb, The Vegetarian Dragon thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  54. i tweeted http://twitter.com/mrstinareynolds/status/12260856169

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  55. Never Say Boo to a Goose! looks like a fun one!
    yeloechikee at hotmail dot com

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