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Barefoot Books

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.

Giveaway Gift Set

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.

MaryAnne is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.

43 thoughts on “Barefoot books”

  1. It seems like all the books have really colorful illustrations with this company. I also like that it will give my child a view of all different types of children.

  2. I really like the Kids’ Kitchen cookbook! I’ve really been into cooking with my kids lately. It would make a great gift for me! (I never know what to tell people to buy me when they ask…)

  3. Considering I will be making a farm playscape for my little guy, not to mention he loves farm animals…I think “Driving My Tractor” would be right up our alley.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win :D
    .-= Mama Rose´s last blog ..Some Completed Projects! =-.

  4. I’ve been eying the Barefoot Book of Pirates and the Barefoot Book of Fairy Tales.

    One of the things I love about Barefoot Books is they are always beautifully illustrated and

    I’m following your blog. :)
    .-= Katy´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday =-.

  5. N is really loving music and singing, so I would pick the Singalong Gift collection. I’ve never heard of the barefoot books, but am excited to learn about them.

  6. The singalong gift set looks great. I love all the barefoot books we have, and I was so excited today to discover a barefoot flyer from Rebecca’s preschool, they’re doing a barefoot fundraiser, now I get to buy more of their books! Hurray!
    .-= Katherine´s last blog ..Frustrated by Phthalates =-.

  7. One thing I like about Barefoot Books: that it allows parents to work from home selling books (I’ve considered it with Usborne now and then but never really looked into Barefoot Books).
    .-= Lynn´s last blog ..Winner: Curious George Very Monkey Christmas CD =-.

  8. One Moose, Twenty Mice looks like my son would love it (counting, hide and seek, a moose are all things he likes).
    .-= Lynn´s last blog ..Winner: Curious George Very Monkey Christmas CD =-.

  9. A book I’d like from Barefoot Books is the African Animals ABC. I am in the process of collecting books about each continent so this one would work well:)

  10. I’m doing my second entry first, if that’s okay. I love Barefoot Books and my favorite thing about them is the illustrations. They are so artful and inspiring. I cannot rave enough about them.

  11. Something I like about Barefoot Books is that they have products for a wide range of ages. It seems like, with other book sellers, there’s an over-abundance of preK-elementary level literature, but slim pickings for ‘tweens.
    .-= Patricia´s last blog ..Book Review: The Help =-.

  12. What a great giveaway! I looked at the site, and I love all the travel books. I have plans to start geography hops with Anna in January – visiting different countries around the globe. Some of the books (for example, “We Are Off to Mexico” would be perfect for that, and I suspect that I will get some whether I win this giveaway or not. But, of course, I want to win :)
    .-= Natalie´s last blog ..Need Help with Holiday Movie Selection =-.

  13. Elisa @ blissfulE

    I didn’t see it on Brandy’s site, and I’m not eligible to win anyway, but our favourite Barefoot book is ‘Cleo the Cat‘ by Stella Blackstone and Caroline Mockford.
    .-= Elisa @ blissfulE´s last blog ..quite possibly the noisiest swings in Perth =-.

  14. We are big fans of Barefoot books. We have a few with Clare Beaton’s gorgeous fabric illustrations but I didn’t realize just how many there are. Another one we really like that Brandy sells is “Granny Went to Market,” it was one of the first books that really captured my son’s attention when he was a baby and we still read it now 5 years later.

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