Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Usborne That's Not My Mermaid Review

We love the That's Not My________ series from Usborne. I especially like the book from that same series titled That's Not My Mermaid.

I highly recommend this book for anyone who has a baby girl at home or knows someone else who does. These books are designed with a young baby in mind, they are built sturdily and can withstand a lot of abuse from young hands. The recommended age is 9 months and up.
This board book, as well as the series, is a touchy-feely book with each page has a new and different texture for the child to explore.
Even though it is recommended for a much younger age than my girls who are 5 and 6, both still enjoy looking, feeling, and reading this book!
This is a great book to give to any new mother or mother-to-be!

***This title is no longer being published.  But check out the huge selection of That's Not My ___________     books or mermaid books.

Usborne What's Inside You? Review

Usborne has this great series called the Usborne Starting Point Science. This series is geared towards young children ages 6 and up. The series has detailed pictures and easy to understand text.

I especially like the book from the series titled What's Inside You?This book was extremely helpful in explaining to my kids when I had to go in for my second open heart surgery to replace the mitral valve. I started with this book to help explain to them why the heart is important, what the heart does, and what was wrong with mine making it not work.

Some of the topics covered in this book are eating, where does your food go, breathing, skin, hearing and touching. There are also parts that cover inside your head, your skeleton, muscles, eyes, and what makes up your body.

This is a great book to start teaching your children what a complex thing their bodies actually are, and yet it's simple enough that they can understand what is being taught easily.

If you have a child who is interested in their body and what it can do and how it all works then I definitely recommend What's Inside You?

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Bloggy Giveaway

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Okay this is my first time participating in the bloggy giveaways. I actually won something last time, me who never wins anything! So , I thought that I would go ahead and give some stuff away myself.

How it works it really simple, leave a comment about what your favorite Usborne book is. If you are new to Usborne don't worry, just visit my Usborne site and take a look around and pick your favorite. (Don't forget to sign up to win $50 in FREE books while you are there.) I will randomly pick the winner on April 27th and you will win the Usborne Hotshot Computers.

You don't have to be a blogger to win, just make sure that you leave an email address so I can contact you if you win! This giveaway will be open to everyone. International visitors are welcome to leave a comment and try to win this book as well!

That's it, pretty simple! Just don't forget to leave a comment about what your favorite Usborne book (no "please enter me," or "I want to win," etc.)--if you don't you won't be entered to win.

Also don't forget to check out my other blogs for more chances to win more FREE stuff!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Usborne Creepy Crawlies Review

I got the Usborne Creepy Crawlies book because my girls are fascinated with animals of any kind and size! Yes, even bugs. I will admit that this is not my favorite subject but I try to rein in my distaste for their sake!

They bought those cheep plastic bug viewer cage like things from the dollar store, and of course they wanted to go out and collect bugs. Luckily their dad was willing and able to take them on that adventure! After they got home from their bug walk, with bugs in tow, I was able to pull out this book and they were able to pour over the pages and learn more about bugs.

Usborne does have a Kid Kit that comes with a bug viewer that is made of much sturdier plastic, we have one the kits and I personally like the Usborne one because it is sturdier, though the cheaper ones,are bigger and well you really can't beat the price. And the kit comes with the book as well as the bug viewer. Usborne's bug viewer has the magnifying piece that is detachable so you don't even have to touch the bugs, more my speed! So it just depends on what you are going to use this book/kit for. If you already have the bug viewer, then go ahead and get the book from Usborne, you won't be sorry that you did! But if you don't have a bug viewer then I would spring for the complete kit, after all it's only a couple of bucks more!

***The book and kid kit are no longer published by Usborne.  If you would like to see the great selection of books about bugs or kid kits.