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 Random.org. 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 http://bit.ly/qtlc28
(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.



56 comments:

  1. Aww..this is so cute perfect for a youngster XD

    GFC & Twitter follower: kimyunalesca

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  2. This is such a great prize. I am a gfc follower.

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  3. Thanks for the giveaway. I'll share this book with my nice she is 5 years old and she just start in a new school, she just to live in Mexico and now she lives in the U.S. so this will be great for her.

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  6. extra entries

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  8. This is the cutest thing!!! I do daycare before and after school, my kids would love this! Although I would love to save it for a future grandchild.

    Please enter me!
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  9. I am a follower - wall-to-wall books
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  10. I follow GFC Lisa and Twitter Cenneidigh thanks I love this bear. lisapeters at yahoo dot com

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  11. Thanks for participating the in the blog hop / giveaway. What a cute little package. If I win, I would share it with my 4 year old son. I followed you on GFC and Twitter.

    Please stop by my blog and enter mine too!

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  12. I'd love to win this for my nephew who loves to learn about all different places.
    sonflower277 at gmail dot com

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  13. Best Giveaway Ever....My son's name is Boston, need I say more!!

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  14. I follow on twitter @inspiredfiction.

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  15. I tweeted:
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  16. What an adorable giveaway.
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  17. I think it is great that the pictures feature the bear. What a great way to learn about a city. My nephew would love this.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  18. OMG how AWESOME!!!
    This is the coolest and it's so funny because we were just taking about going to Boston and how to explain everything to my daughter (she'll be 4), So yes, when you say to tell you what I like about it...what's not to like...IT"S PERFECT!!!!!!!
    Thank you so much for the chance to win it!!!!!
    I'm a GFC follower-BJ
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  19. This is so cute I would use it in my daycare as our "resident" teddy bear and send it home with the book and a journal like they do in school! They would LOVE it! <3


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  20. Following via GFC :)

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  21. Following on twitter as asiegle1

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  22. my daughter
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  23. this book will go to nicholas!

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  24. i follow via gfc as mary

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  25. This would be great for my little nephew, thank you! edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom

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  26. This is so cute! I would actually love it for my son as my husband travels to Boston for work sometimes. He hates when his dad is gone, but this would help him get an idea of where his dad is at least.

    GFC Lisa Manning
    Twitter @l_manning

    Thanks!!

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  27. This is fantastic & I would share it with my neighbor's nephew, he's five, and his friend just moved there. It would give him a wonderful sense of where his pal is and how the ferry would help us see him.
    Following in GFC.
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    Best wishes and thanks for this fantabulous giveaway!

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  28. Adorable giveaway. I would give it to my little niece. She has really gotten into reading book lately and she always ask me for books to read.

    Thanks for this cute bear giveaway. I am participating in the blog hop as well. Looking forward to staying connected.

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  29. my youngest daughter would love this . Very cute

    meandi09@yahoo.com

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  30. I think that the bear and the bag are adorable. If I win it I was going to give it as a gift to a friend so just had a baby boy on Friday.
    Jessica B
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  31. I would love to win this for my DIL's nephew. He will be turning 3 in a few months and this would be a sweet little gift for him.

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  32. If I won I would share this with my niece, it's super cute!
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  33. My daughter loves anything to do with teddy bears so this book would be perfect for her! Thanks for the chance to win it.

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  34. I follow through GFC

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  35. I follow through twitter - bfees2

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  36. Thanks for the giveaway :)

    I love the stuffed bear -- too cute. My daughter(6) loves exploring and this would be perfect.

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  37. GFC(Mona Garg)

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  38. Tweet
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  41. nayjf said...

    I would love to share this with an 18 m.o girl and an 8 year old boy that I occasionally watch to relieve their parents. I like to bring new things over when I can , so this is awesome

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  42. would love to win for my nephew-he loves teddy bears

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  43. follow on GFC
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  44. tweeted
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  46. I'd like to win this book package for my grandson. It seems like the bear adds another level of connection with the book.
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  47. follow on GFC
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  50. This would be perfect for my daughter. She loves books and stuffed animals.

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  51. I think this is a great gift, and would give it to my younger sister.
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  52. My granddaughter would so love this.


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  54. I'm a new follower on GFC-Lisa Richards

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