This giveaway is now closed – Congratulations, Julie!
The Barefoot Books company was founded by two mothers who wanted books that would feed their children’s imagination while instilling in them a respect for diversity and love of their planet. Brandy sells Barefoot Books, and she has generously offered two books for me to review and a book set to give away to one of my blog readers!
I asked Brandy what she likes best about Barefoot books. She told me that she loves that the books are printed in an environmentally friendly way, that the paperbacks are bound instead of stapled, and that the sing-alongs are sung by people. She also loves the attention to vocabulary, multicultural themes and the artwork. Most of all, she loves that the books are written in ways that intrigue and respect children. She finds the books thoughtful, engaging, fun and timeless.
Brandy sent us these two books to review:
The Animal Boogie was a huge hit with Emma. This book came with a sing-along CD. Emma started dancing as soon as the CD started playing, and the tune is very catchy – I’ve caught myself singing it a couple of times. I like that the book depicts a diverse group of children, including one child in a wheelchair. The style of illustration is not very realistic, but I don’t feel like that takes away from the book.
Johnny really likes the Elusive Moose board book that we received, and I am in love with the hand-sewn illustrations – stunning!
Brandy said that these two books were her son’s favorites, and my two kids definitely love them too! I also like that Barefoot has a page with printable/downloadable activities to do with children inspired by many of their books.
Brandy is offering this PBS Kids Global Gift Set to one of my blog readers! PBS receives $5.00 every time one of these gift sets is purchased. Off We Go to Mexico, We All Went on Safari and Sailing Down the Nile come with their own eco-bag. All three books are written by Laurie Krebs and include endnotes on the area’s geography, language and customs. Children learn to count in Swahili, speak a little Spanish, and are introduced to the gods and goddesses of ancient Egypt. These books are recommended for children aged 4 to 10 years.
Interested in purchasing more Barefoot books? Enter the special code SCSHTE at checkout time for a 10% discount. This discount code can only be used one time per customer and will expire at the end of the year. Order by December 15th if you want books to arrive by Christmas.
To enter the giveaway, please visit Brandy’s store site and tell me your favorite item (not mentioned in this review). You can get additional entries by telling me something you like about the Barefoot Books company, visiting Brandy’s blog and leaving a comment there (link to the post you commented on), and if you follow this blog.
I’m afraid this giveaway is only open to people with shipping addresses in the US (including military FPO addresses) and Canada. The giveaway will close at 3pm US Eastern time on December 10th.