9.12.2011

Just Kids Gifts Personalized Book: A Giveaway


Like most people with toddlers, books are a major part of our life. They're all over our house and we can never have too many of them. So, I thought a personalized book would be just about the most exciting thing we could present to W.  I remember a personalized book that I received when I was younger and I totally cherished it. I would read it again and again.

I received a book called My Fishing Adventure from Just Kids Gifts after filling out a very short list of questions about W. The book came shockingly fast and we jumped on the couch to read it. At first W didn't seem to believe that the book was about him. I mean, after all, the illustrations were of a bear, so he just had some trouble imagining the bear was him. Once we got to the part that included names of his friends, he gave me a big smile. I think he thought I was teasing him by claiming the book was about him, but having Griffin, Parker, and Jack mentioned was beyond exciting for him.

So, what do I think?

There are some great things about this book: For a kid who loves to read, I can't imagine something more exciting than being part of a story. It's a book with major staying power that will work for years and I was happily surprised by the cost ($16.95). If you're the total opposite of me and already thinking about holiday gifts, this would be a fun surprise. Also, the delivery was fast and it has a sturdy, lightweight hardcover.

A couple of things that kind of bugged me: I don't know if a particular fishing store sponsored the book or has a relationship with the company, but their logo is all over it and the store is mentioned in it, which seemed really weird to me. And very distracting. The story was a little confusing, but I think that's due to W's age more than anything. We're also not that into fishing (read: have never been fishing), so I think it would have been better if it was something W is into.

All in all, I think stuff like this is really cool, which is why I'm excited to offer a copy to one of you! You get to choose from one of the books from Just Kids Gifts. There are some pretty fun options, so check them out.

Here's how you can enter the Just Kids Gifts Series Giveaway:

1. Comment on this post about your favorite childhood book. Be sure to include an email address if it doesn't connect back to your blog. (You must comment to be entered!)


2. Follow Hannemaniacs. (Look on the right side bar to follow.)

3. Extra entries for mentioning this giveaway to your network on Facebook and/or Twitter (one entry for each) by pasting this in your status: Enter to win a personalized Just Kids Gifts book at www.hannemaniacs.com. (please let me know in your comment that you have done these)

So, that's THREE possible entries per person. Contest ends at 9 am Wednesday, September 28th. Enter now!

PLEASE NOTE: Just Kids Gifts ships to the U.S. ONLY, so you must have a U.S. mailing address for shipment.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! The winner was chosen by using RANDOM.ORG and is... Catherine from Everyday Epiphanies! Please contact me with your address and the package will be sent to you! (If I don't hear from the winner by Friday at 9 am a new winner will be chosen.)

Thanks for everyone for participating. Look for another giveaway up next week!
 
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of My Fishing Adventure for this review and giveaway. All opinions expressed are my own.

21 comments:

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

Well, we fish way too often, so this would be cute!

Fave books are too many. One would be the Harry the very Dirty Dog story. Cute book.

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

And I follow you on Twitter. Is that what you mean?

Emily Cullen said...

I loved the Edith, the Lonely Doll series, by Dare Wright. I also loved a book by Leo Politi called "Moy Moy", in which a girl and her family celebrated Chinese New Year. The illustrations were so colorful and amazing.

Emily Cullen said...

Tweeted out:-)

Elaine said...

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Catherine said...

I LOVE having personalized books when I was a kid - that was certainly one of my favorites - and I'd love for my kids to have one too. Thanks for the giveaway!

Catherine said...

I've just clicked to follow you!

brenda bartella peterson said...

I didn't have books as a child so I overdo it for my grandchildren. Would LOVE a personalized gift for my girl.

Megryansmom said...

I loved so many books as a child. I still have about three or four of them. The one that comes to mind is Miss Suzy, about a squirrel.

Megryansmom said...

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AwwwTrouble said...

with my 5 year old, we're working our way through the Ramona books - she loves them and I am so enjoying getting reacquainted with the charming Quimby family.

Laptop TV Mom said...

I just started reading The Boxcar Children to my child, and it is wonderful! My all-time favorite is “A Present for the Princess” where a little boy grows a strawberry to offer a visiting Princess a special gift.

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Eunice said...

Favorite is Anne of Green Gables.

Eunice said...

follow you on twitter!

Eunice said...

tweeted!
http://twitter.com/#!/hannemaniacs/status/115620032528121856

melanie said...

i still like "good night, moon." i find it so soothing and comforting.

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melanie said...

i follow you on twitter (@mmmyatt)

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Michelle said...

Oh how fun... growing up, I loved loved LOVED the Bobbsey Twins books. I'm so sad that they're out of print and my library doesn't have them anymore :( We'll have to go with Trixie Belden instead for Little Miss.

Michelle said...

And I follow you on Twitter... of course! :)

JennieB said...

I'll never forget reading Around the World with Koa Koala every night with my dad.

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