Thursday, November 11, 2010

Holiday Gift Guide! Barefoot Books Review and Giveaway

In our household we always give each child at least one book for Christmas. We feel it is so important to instill a love of reading in our children. My husband hates to read, but I have always loved it. He agrees that he wants his children to be readers, and so, we read! Of course, we always read a book before bed and usually we read throughout the day. Violet especially loves to drag every book off the shelf and bring them to me to read and look at with her. Like mother like daughter! When I found out I would be working with the incredibly adorable Barefoot Books, I nearly jumped for joy. Seriously you guys, their books are insanely cute and catchy!

For review I was sent one heck of a selection of age appropriate books for my little ones. Check it out:

Listen, Listen written by Philis Gershator and illustrated by Alison Jay is about listening to all of the wonderful sounds of the different seasons. Think a sizzling sun, crunchy apples and shhhhhh, soft snow. My children love making all of the different noises in this creative and colorful book! You can buy this book for $14.99.


Next up is the delightful Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush written by Sophie Fatus and narrated by Fred Penner. Yes, that's right, I said narrated. This fun book comes with a CD! In this book we follow four children from different countries, each going through their morning routine and getting ready for school. I love how this taught my kids about different ways of life in Europe, Mali, India and China! This book sells for $16.99.


My Granny Went to Market by Stella Blackstone and Christopher Corr is all about counting and rhyming . Granny flies around the world on a magic carpet, buying things from all of the different countries she goes to. My kids adore counting all of the items that Granny buys! This silly book can be purchased from Barefoot Books for $6.99 paperback or $16.99 hardcover!


We're Roaming in the Rainforest by Leslie Krebs and Anne Wilson is an exceptionally magical book all about the Rainforest! We get to see and hear parrots, monkeys, sloths, and other creatures! We love that after the story there are notes about the animals, the rainforest and its conservation, as well as a full-color map of South America! Like all Barefoot Books, this is educational and illustrated beautifully! This hardcover book is $16.99!


I really wanted Earth friendly reading material for my kids and Barefoot Books delivered 100%! They literally have dozens of books, as well as puzzles, puppets and more!


Barefoot Books is all about giving back, exploring other cultures, our planet, and ourselves. They believe in making time for make-believe and letting imaginations run wild! They are a world-wide community of artists, writers, storytellers, musicians, and others who are committed to providing timeless stories and captivating works of art! Lets all live barefoot! This company is all about everything I am and my hippie free spirit. I am totally in love with them and will definitely be purchasing more books, as well as telling everyone I know about them!

All throughout the month of November, for every purchase made, Barefoot Books will donate a book to children in need. That melts my heart. Way to go!


Are you a stay at home mom? Want to make some extra money? Check this out!

As a Barefoot Books Ambassador, you’ll have the opportunity to share our beautiful books and gifts with your neighbors, friends and others in your community. You can work the schedule that’s right for you and live Barefoot the way that suits you best:

Start a home-based business

Earn commissions from 20-40% of retail value, plus loyalty points.


Market Barefoot Books online

Promote Barefoot through websites, blogs or social networks and earn 20-40%.


Create fundraising opportunities

Earn 50% and free shipping on all orders over $500.


Best of all, we supply all the resources, tools, and community support you need to be a success. Interested? It’s free to join, so sign up now!


RUN to Barefoot Books and place an order just in time for the holidays. Orders over $60.00 ship for free!


WIN IT - US ONLY!

One super duper lucky Mama's Getting Kinda Crunchy reader is going to win one Barefoot Book of their very own! To enter, head over to Barefoot Books and then come back and tell me which one you would pick if you won! This entry is mandatory and please leave your email address!

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This giveaway will end December 9th at midnight. The winner will be chosen via random.org and will be notified by email and a posting on this blog! As always, they will have 48 hours to respond before I pick a new winner! Thanks guys and good luck!

A HUGE thank you goes out to the fabulously crunchy people over at Barefoot Books for this incredible review and giveaway opportunity!

Disclaimer: I received free product to review. I was not paid to write this and all opinions are my own!

77 comments :

  1. Wow, what a great lot of books to choose fro,! I would choose Winter King, Summer Queen

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  2. Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush sounds great!! On a side note, Mrs. Moon is my favorite go-to gift for a new baby! We've been listening to those lullabies for over 4 years now, and I still love them!

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  3. Liked you on FB.

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  4. Liked Barefoot Books on FB, too. :)

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  5. I would pick "I Took the Moon for a Walk" if I won.

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  6. I voted for you on Top Mommy Blogs.

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  7. I follow you on GFC.

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  8. I would pick "We're roaming in the rainforest" if I won.

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  9. I follow you on facebook

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  10. I follow this blog

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  11. I voted for you on top mommy blogs

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  12. Their Herb, The Vegetarian Dragon book caught my eye for 5-7 year olds!
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  13. Following the blog via GFC.(panicxduh)
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  14. I LIKE Getting kind of Crunchy on Facebook (Erin Mize)
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  15. I Joined Barefoot Books on Facebook (Erin Mize)
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  16. Following on Networked Blogs. (Erin Mize)
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  17. Following @Livebarefoot via Twitter.
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  18. Following @crunchyngreen via Twitter.
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  19. e-mail subscribed to Barefoot Books newsletter.
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  20. Voted on Top Mommy Blogs. goodluck!
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  21. Mother Goose Remembers

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  22. We would enjoy The Barefoot Book of Fairy Tales! Thanks!

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  23. I follow you on Networked Blogs! Thanks!

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  24. I follow you on Google Friend Connect! Thanks!

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  25. I follow Mama's Getting Kinda Crunchy on facebook! Thanks!

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  26. I follow Barefoot Books on facebook! Thanks!

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  27. I'm an email subscriber! Thanks!

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  28. I voted for you on Top Mommy Blogs! Thanks!

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  29. I like Book of Dance Stories.


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  30. I'm a blog follower.



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  35. If I won, I would choose Octopus Opposites for my son :)

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  36. I follow you via GFC.

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  37. I follow you on twitter (@trvlgrl121)

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  38. probably the boy who gerw flowers
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  39. I'd choose the The Barefoot Book of Faeries for my God-daughter.

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  40. i would like the adventures of odysseus
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  41. follow on gfc
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  42. follow on networked blogs as melissa barnes
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  43. like on fb as melissa barnes
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  44. follow you on twitter as lovinmykiddos
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  46. I would choose the Driving my Tractor book.

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  47. I follow on gfc.

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  48. Mother Goose Remembers is adorable. I would love to give it as a gift!

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  49. I'd love The Prince's Bedtime!

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  50. twitter follow them -kgail11

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  51. I think listening is an important skill to learn, and the book "Listen Listen" sounds so fun...!

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  52. I like the Goddesses A World of Myth and Magic

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  53. The Gigantic Turnip looks cute!!

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  60. I would choose the I Took the Moon for a Walk book for my little grandson.
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  61. Fireside Stories
    Tales for a Winter's Eve sounds like a neat book!

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  62. Would love to win Playtime Rhymes for Little People.
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  63. I follow - gfc
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  64. I follow barefoot books on facebook (emillie rose)
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  65. I follow you on facebook.
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  66. "The Barefoot Book of Classic Poems" is my book of choice!

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  67. the barefoot book of ballet stories, because my daughter is all about everything ballet!

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  68. if i won, i would choose the baby's first book
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  69. They have so many great books! I would choose Lin Yi's Lantern if I won, it looks like a very unique and interesting story, thanks for the giveaway!
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  70. I'm a gfc follower (kconklin1028), thanks!
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  71. I'm an email subscriber, thanks!
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  72. I subscribed to Barefoot Books email newsletter, thanks!
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