Saturday, March 17, 2018

Easter Prize Pack #Giveaway ARV $75.00 Ends 4/7

Easter is coming and while I know many of us are in snow it IS around the corner (I promise! It has to come eventually right?!

Thanks to National Geographic I am pleased to host this giveaway which includes all 4 books listed as well as an adorable bunny that was featured in my Easter Basket Gift Ideas post.  

SomebunnyLoves Me (hardcover picture book, ages 4-8, $16.99) by Parry Gripp. Parry is an Emmy-winning singer-songwriter whose quirky, popular tunes, including “Nom, nom, nom” and “It’s Raining Tacos” have made his YouTube channel a smash hit with nearly 140 million views. He is an avid animal lover and his bunny Bruno is often the inspiration behind so many of his songs.  In Somebunny Loves Me, Parry’s sweet and silly rhymes are cleverly written to share how children can best understand, appreciate and interact with a variety of fuzzy, feathered or scaly pals.  Paired with adorable, full-page photographs, Parry also includes a personal note in the back of the book giving kids and their parents more tips on how to be good pet owners — from how to keep pets safe, clean and healthy to how to best interact with them and even pointers on on how to make a pet music video.  Check out the Somebunny Loves Me music video and sing along as you and your kids turn the pages (hopefully with their favorite pet by their side!):   


 The 411:

This book has some of the cutest pictures of Children with animals. Written by Parry Gripp who wrote It's Raining Tacos (I wish I could post my kids It's Raining Taco video from a few years ago. It is so cute.) Seriously a book kids will love. These adorable rhymes that go with each photo are sweet and flow. Very easy to read out loud. My preschool class loved hearing about the animals but especially loved pointing to the full color photos. The two- three year olds in my class loved naming the animals and talking about what they feel and sound like.  Truly a great book for home or the classroom.

Who’sWho in the Bible (hardcover, ages 8-12, $14.99) - Everyone you need to know from the old and new testaments!  From Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden to Paul's ministry to the ancient world, this beautiful book pairs need-to-know information about biblical personalities with timeless artwork. Each vibrant, colorful profile is accompanied by fast facts, including which books of the Bible the person appears in and what he or she is best known for. Feature spreads cover the history, archaeology, and geography associated with notable individuals. An alphabetical index covering more names not mentioned in profiles ensures that kids reading the Bible never have to ask, "Who's that?"

ASeed is the Start (hardcover picture book, ages 6-9, $17.99) - Spring is about to, well, spring into action, and the magical seed is where it all begins.  Beautiful photography and lyrical text pair with comprehensive picture captions in award-winning author Melissa Stewart's story about the surprisingly diverse world of seeds. Learn all about the plant cycle, from how seeds grow, the fascinating ways they travel, and what it takes for a seed to become a plant. The magic of spring, revealed!

The 411:

This is a wonderful book about the life cycle of a seed.  The full color photos are perfect for explaining how seeds grow into other things. There are many seeds like corn, dandelions and gourds but this book also covered plants like the red hamburger bean vine whose seeds are spread by the rain. Never heard of this plant!  It isn't just wind and rain that transports seeds where they need to go to but also insects and animals pass seeds along. My kids loved the pictures and my fellow teachers loved learning more things about seeds. This book is perfect for 4+ who will learn a lot about seeds.

100Ways to Make the World Better (paperback, ages 8-12, $9.99) - Who says kids can't change the world? If they've got the will, Nat Geo Kids can guide the way, with doable activities, hands-on projects, advice from National Geographic explorers, interviews with experts, weird-but-true facts, and more inspiration.  In keeping with the Nat Geo Kids mission, the book is full of practical, positive, and powerful ideas that every kid can consider, from simple acts of kindness to creative adventures to good-for-the-planet projects.  Ideas are presented as simple concepts with engaging graphics and photographs, and many are followed by detailed supporting information. Kids get a sense of their own power to make a difference and an understanding of what actions contribute to positive outcomes. Sometimes all it takes is starting with something simple, and before you know it, together we've reshaped our planet for the better.

The 411:

This is my favorite layout when it comes to Nat Geo books. The books cover a lot of ground but in a fun way that keeps you reading and retaining because of the colorful photos and the fun text sizes. 

The book is broken down into 100 ways to make the world better and each tip or suggestion has a photo and practical ideas. 

One of the suggestions is to start a Gratitude Journal which I truly believe is the reason I don't sweat the small stuff. I started one years ago and would write 5 things every day that I was thankful for. It was never hard to do. 

#33 is put your talents to use.  Like if you are great with animals volunteer (my kids do and love it!). 

#52 compost. We have thought about this for a long time. Maybe this is the year.

I think families will love this book. What a great way to teach empathy for our Earth and the people in it.

All these books can be purchased at the links listed above and please enter the giveaway below for a chance to win this tremendous prize pack before 4/7.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary prize pack for my honest opinion. No monetary compensation was offered. All opinions are my own. I was not asked to say anything about the products. The giveaway will be shipped from the sponsor at the conclusion of the giveaway. 

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