Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Back to the Books Giveaway Hop & Review

Welcome to the Back to the Books Giveaway Hop! This Hop will run from 12:01 AM September 1 to 11:59 PM September 7, and the winner will be chosen via Don't forget to visit the other participating blogs, leave comments, and enter their giveaways, too! It's been a long summer, the promise of fall is ahead, and we all need great fall reading. And swag. And gift cards so we can buy more books! And more great blogs to read! So participate as widely as possible! 

I'll be giving away the first of the Adventure Bear Cubs books, a neat new series of travel books for children. The book comes with a very cute stuffed bear, and a drawstring backpack.

Adventure Bear Cubs: Exploring Boston, by Pat Krippendorf, ISBN 9780983049005, 2011
Recommended for children age 3 and up.

This is a very neat little package, aimed at making a visit to Boston fun and educational for young children. The book itself is a slim, colorful volume loaded with Krippendorf's own excellent photographs of Boston's historic sites and tourist attractions, including Castle Island, Old Ironsides, the Old and New State Houses, the Duck Boats, and the biggest milk bottle in the world! (At Boston's Children's Museum.) Each photograph--with the bear featured prominently, exploring Boston--is accompanied by information, questions, and activity suggestions geared to a child's understanding and aimed at keeping the child engaged and entertained.

The book is accompanied by a stuffed bear and a drawstring backpack. The quality seems to be very high, and they are colorful and attractive. If you have a child in the right age range, you and your child should both enjoy this, especially if you're planning to visit Boston!

Highly recommended.

Purchase it: You can buy the Adventure Bear Cubs: Exploring Boston Explorer's Pack at the Adventure Bear Cubs website, for $29.99.

Win it: The winner of this giveaway will receive the Adventure Bear Cubs: Exploring Boston Explorer's Pact, including the book, the stuffed bear, and the drawstring backpack.
Mandatory entry: Leave a comment telling me what you like about this package, or about the child you'd like to share it with.
Bonus entries:
1. Follow this blog on Google Friend Connect, and leave a comment saying that you've done so.
2. Tweet once about this giveaway, and leave a comment saying that you've done so: Lis Carey's Library #giveaway for Adventure Bear Cubs: Exploring Boston stop by to enter to win @ElisabethCarey
(I'd love to have you tweet about it as often as you like, but by the rules of the Back to the Books Giveaway Hop, I can only count it as one entry.)
3. Follow me on Twitter, @ElisabethCarey, and leave a comment saying that you've done so.

You can combine all entries in one comment, or leave separate comments.

Disclaimer: I received one Adventure Bear Cubs: Exploring Boston Explorer's Pack for review & giveaway from the author. I have received no other compensation.