Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Little Green Books Review & Giveaway (3 Winners)


I'm so excited to talk about Little Green Books from Simon and Schuster!  They are just about the cutest children's book I've seen, and every book has a great message.  From recycling, to planting, and anything earth-friendly.  And to top it all, the books themselves are made from recycled materials. 
The fact that the books are made of recycled materials was a great way for the kids to get interested in the books and get curious about what they would learn. 
We received four books to review.

I Can Save the Ocean!: The Little Green Monster Cleans Up the Beach: by Alison Inches, Illustrated by Viviana Garofoli.
AGES: 4-6
"Max the Little Green Monster is a cute, furry green monster that loves the outdoors (especially the beach), but Max and his friends don't like cleaning up after themselves! After a picnic on the shore, they leave a big mess behind and go scuba diving. Max is excited to meet lots of new ocean-swimming friends from crabs to colorful fish to an ink-squirting squid, but along the way he learns how his carelessness and littering may have harmed the beautiful ocean. The Little Green Monster then goes on a quest to clean and protect the beach and finds out what it means to be environmentally green."

The kids were really able to relate to this book.  We live near the beach, so they really understood the importance of keeping their beaches and oceans clean.  The book is really well illustrated, and gets the kids to really understand what behaviors it takes to pollute by following Max around.  It also shows that certain things can not only make the beaches and oceans dirty, but it can also hurt the animals around.  I loved that it also gives examples of ways for them to be able to help "save the oceans".  It gives example likes, using reusable bags, reusable bottles, etc...  The kids were excited to see that they already do some of these things, and how they can do more. 

Don't Throw That Away!: A Lift-the-Flap Book about Recycling and Reusing.
by Lara Bergen, Illustrated by Betsy Snyder.
Ages 4-6


"Follow an eco-conscious super hero as he teaches kids how to recycle and reuse common household items! The five large flaps throughout show that ordinary trash is really a treasure. From turning old clothes into fun costumes or an old box into a brand new car, kids will learn that saving the environment is super cool!"

This book was really fun for the kids as they could use their imagination to see what these old household items could be turned back into.  It shows them an old item and asks what it could be turned into, and you flip the flap to see what they suggest.  My two year old also enjoyed this book, and the kids found it fun that these examples were easy to accomplish at home.


My First Garden
by Wendy Lewison, Illustrated by Miki Sakamoto
Ages 2-5

"Come along with a mother and daughter as they dig up soil, plant a flower bed, and water the seeds to make their very first garden. Together they watch the colorful vegetables grow, grow, grow! This book teaches a first concept of colors as well. The book has a handle die-cut through on every page so kids can take the book with them wherever they go!"

This was very cute book, and perfect for my kids as we just started a growing a garden this year.  The kids had fun guessing what veggies were growing.  It was very sweet and short, and definitely great for younger kids.

The Adventures of an Aluminum Can
by Alison Inches, Illustrated by Mark Chambers.
Ages 4-6 

"Peek into this diary of an aluminum can as it goes on a journey from inside a bauxite rock under the beaches of Jamaica, to the manufacturing line, to the store shelf, to a garbage can, and finally to a recycling plant where it emerges into its new life...as a baseball bat! "

This was a cute story written from the point of view of a laid-back aluminum can through her diary.  It takes you on her adventures starting as a small speck of alumina to becoming several things, after being reused and recycled.  It really got the attention of my 5 year old, who enjoyed seeing how recycling a simple aluminum can, can become something completely different.  It is a little longer book, and I would suggest it for 5 and 6 years old, as my 4 year old lost interest after a few pages.


Little Green Books has several other titles, make sure to check them out here.  Another great thing, is that they offer fun activities and downloadable assets to go along with the books.  Find those here.

BUY IT~ You can buy these books at any of these retailers Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Borders, Powell's Bookstore, IndieBound, Books-A-Million, Simon & Schuster.

 ~Giveaway~ (CLOSED)

Little Green Books very generously offered to giveaway their Books to 3 Kids and Deals readers.

One Grand Prize: One winner will win all four books reviewed.
Two First Prize: Two winners will win one book of their choice from the books I reviewed.

How to Enter:

Mandatory Entry: Follow Kids and Deals on Google Friend Connect (click follow on the right), AND tell me which of their books you would like to have.  (If Google Friend is not showing, follow Kids and Deals on facebook).

Make sure to make separate comments, and enter an email address so I can contact you if you win!

Extra Entries:
  • Follow Simon and Schuster on Facebook.
  • Follow Kids and Deals on Facebook.
  • Follow Kids and Deals on Twitter.
  • Post about this giveaway on your blog, facebook or twitter. (post link to your post). You can push the facebook and twitter buttons below.
  • Tell me where you heard about this giveaway.
This giveaway will end on 8/10 at 10:00 pm. Winners will be selected through random.org and will have 48 hours to respond to my email. Good Luck!

 

Disclosure: I received the books to review for free, I did not receive any other form of compensation. The opinions are 100% mine.

140 comments:

  1. I like all of the books, they are really cute and I think that my daughter would too. The one that I like the most is the "Don't throw that Away" book. I think that my daughter would like this one the best because she really likes lift-the-flaps books!
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  2. I also follow you via gfc.
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  3. I also follow you on Facebook.
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  4. I also just Liked Simon and Schuster on facebook.
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  5. I also pushed the Like button on here for facebook.
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  7. gfc follower and I would love to have Don't Throw That Away!
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  8. I like Simon & Schuster on facebook - Kimberly Walton Krasowski
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  9. following you on twitter - @tidbitsfromamom
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  10. gfc follower and I would like to have the What Do You See?: A Lift-the-Flap Book About Endangered Animals

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  11. I heard about this giveaway on your blog

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  12. Follow on gfc and would love the first garden book
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  13. Like Simon and schuster on fb
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  15. Found giveaway on tightwadinutah.com

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  16. I liked you on facebook....The book I would Like is Don't Throw That Away!: A Lift-the-Flap Book about Recycling and Reusing
    Thanks for the chance.
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  17. following on twitter.
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  18. The Polar Bears Home Id love to read

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  19. I follow and I like Santa Claus is green
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  20. My First Garden looks very cute

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  21. I follow you on Twitter
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  22. The Polar Bear's Home looks great too!
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  23. I am a facebook fan of your blog (Marysa N).
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  24. I am a facebook fan of Simon & Schuster (Marysa N).
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  25. I follow you on Twitter (Marysa1)
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  26. Found this giveaway on TightWadInUtah.com. I have a Master's in Natural Resource Management and these books would be a great way to share my passion for the environment with my daughters :)
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  27. GFC
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  32. saw giveaway @ oh so savvy mom low entry linky
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  33. Following as maggietucker10
    I love the idea of My First Garden! We do have a garden, and my granddaughter loves to help. This would be perfect for her!!
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  36. i follow on gfc i would love don't throw that away
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  37. like simon & schuster on FB guetf at msn dot com

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  38. i follow kids and deals on facebook
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  39. i pushed the button on fb guetf at msn dot com

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  40. I'm a GFC follower. I think the Little Panda book is sweet

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  41. Google Friends Connect - following you publicly as (Louis)

    my favorite book is What Do You See?: A Lift-the-Flap Book About Endangered Animals

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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  42. I like your blog on facebook (Louis Here)

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  43. I like Simon & Schuster on facebook (Louis Here)

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  45. found the giveaway on Blogaholic Social Network

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  46. My first garden! Following via GFC! redelementsalon@gmail.com

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  47. I especially like the What Do You See?: A Lift-the-Flap Book About Endangered Animals. Following on GFC as sunnymum.
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  48. Following you on twitter as sunnymum.

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  49. Discovered you and this giveaway through Oh So Savvy Mom's Giveaway Linky. Thanks!

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  50. I really like their book "What Do You See?: A Lift-the-Flap Book About Endangered Animals" and I follow u via gfc. annejk112233(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  51. I couldn't find GFC so I liked you on FB
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  52. I like Simon and Schuster on FB
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  53. I follow you on twitter
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  54. I like Simon and Schuster on fb (i'm anne dall on fb) annejk112233(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  58. I found you thru Low Entry Giveaways website. annejk112233(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  59. follow GFC and would like Adventures of the Aluminum can.
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  60. FOLLOWING THRE GFC (SEXY_BABYMOMMA)

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  63. FOLLOWING YOU ON TWITTER AS @JENNISHELTON

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  66. I FOUND THIS GIVEAWAY ON MOM BLOGGERS LOW LINK GROUP

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  67. Found it on your blog, these books are great!love them!I like you on FB and Simon and achiever on FB
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  68. I follow you with GFC! I like My First Garden!
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  69. Facebook Fan of Simon & Schuster(Tami Vollenweider)
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  73. I found out about Your Giveaway by Airplanes & Dragonflies!
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  74. I follow on GFC and would love the My First Garden Book
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  75. I found this giveaway on Tightwad in Utah
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  76. I like Simon & Schuster on Fb
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  77. I found you on Tightwad in Utah
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  78. I follow you on twitter
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  79. I'm a google follower. I'd also like The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle.
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  80. I heard about this giveaway in the Airplanes and Dragonflies newsletter.
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  81. I follow you on twitter @Aerated.
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  82. I tweeted. Thank you!
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  83. gfc wasn't showing up so i follow you on fb. my favorite book is "i can save the ocean!"

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  84. i heard about this giveaway via pot of gold's blog...sorry, forgot my email address on the previous entry
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  85. I'm following on GFC as Twice Blessed Life

    and the book I like is "I can save the ocean"

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  86. Followed Simon and Schuster on Facebook
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  88. Followed Kids and Deals on Twitter. as @twiceblessdlife

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  89. Posted about this giveaway on twitter. http://twitter.com/#!/twiceblessdlife/status/101347964823416832

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  90. Heard about this giveaway on Tightwad in Utah.

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  92. GFC follower and would love I can save the ocean

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  93. Follow Simon and Schuster on Facebook

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  94. Follow Kids and Deals on Facebook
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  96. heard about the giveaway on tightwad in utah

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  97. Follow you on GFC (Kimberly); would love My First Garden for my kids!!
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  98. Follow Simon & Schuster on Facebook (Kimberly C)
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  99. Follow you on Facebook (Kimberly C)
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  100. Follow you on Twitter (@kcoud33)
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  102. I am following you on GFC, andisueks. I like all of the books, but my favorite would be Don't Throw That Away because I'm a huge recycler, and my children will be, too!

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  103. Saw this giveaway on the Tightwad in Utah blog
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  104. I am following you on twitter, andisueks.

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  105. I posted on twitter:
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  106. I found out about this giveaway on Tight Wad in Utah!

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  107. I would love to have the Little Monkey
    by Kimberly Ainsworth

    Like you on FB since GFC wasn't working
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  108. Like Simon and Schuster on Facebook as CGruning
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  109. I follow you on twitter as @CGruning
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  110. I found this giveaway on TightWad in Utah
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  111. GFC follow *heavensent1* and I'd also love their What Do You See?: A Lift-the-Flap Book About Endangered Animals...heavensent1@yahoo dotcom

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  112. Follow you on Twitter *DNatrlBeauty*

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  113. http://twitter.com/#!/DNatrlBeauty/status/101442959538520064

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  114. I heard about this in Tightwad In Utah's daily email

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  115. GFC follower! I'd love the Little Monkey book for my kiddos.
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  116. I follow Simon and Schuster on fb (Allison Lewis.)
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  117. I follow you on fb (Allison Lewis.)
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  118. I follow you on twitter @AMLewis2003.
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  119. Tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/AMLewis2003/status/101462611043942401
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  120. I heard about this giveaway through Oh Savvy Mom's Low-Entry Giveaway Linkup!
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  121. gfc follower: nicolesender
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  122. like Simon and Schuster on fb
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  124. follow you on twitter @minibea
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  125. Heard about this giveaway on Tight Wad in Utah.
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  126. I follow you via GFC and I would like to The Adventures of an Aluminum Can!
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  127. I Follow Simon and Schuster on Facebook. (Jessica Davis)
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  128. I Follow Kids and Deals on Facebook. (Jessica Davis)
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  129. I Follow Kids and Deals on Twitter.(JessicaADavis)
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  130. i am a gfc follower stracey2010 and i'd
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  131. I'd like to have the My First Garden book. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

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  132. I like Simon & Schuster on facebook. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

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  133. I like you on facebook. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

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  134. I heard about this giveaway on Oh So Savvy. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

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  135. Thanks for the giveaway. GFC follower as Yesenia Morales. I would love for my sons The Adventures of an Aluminum Can.
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  136. I heard about this giveaway from the Oh So Savvy Mom blog.
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  137. I follow via GFC and like all 4! So cute!

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