2.22.2008

*** The Gifted Grasshopper Giveaway***

As a former teacher, I love books! I love reading to my children and adding new books to our collection, but I don't always love taking my children to the the bookstore. I must admit that our bookstore trips haven't quite hit that obedience level of having my children quietly find a book and sitg down to read. It is a little difficult to find those really awesome picture books while my girls are running through the shelves and climbing over me. Staying home and looking online can be convenient, but without looking through a book it is hard to tell if we'll actually like it when it arrives.. In either situation it is always nice to have a fellow parent who can tell you what books they have enjoyed reading time and time again.

Because of all this, I am so excited to tell you about this fabulous website, The Gifted Grasshopper, that has done all the work for you! The Gifted Grasshopper, was created by two teachers turned moms who sensed the frustrations of a mom like me! They create gift bags bursting with their favorite hand-picked books that are age appropriate for your child. They package up your books in a darling canvas tote embroidered with their logo and other trimmings such as special grasshopper reading glasses, their signature Gifted Grasshopper puppet and a bookmark with tips for parents on reading to your child. Fabulous you say? Well it gets better!


*** They are offering tutus & turtles readers one of their charming gift sets!!***


The Gifted Grasshopper also offers reviews on all the latest and greatest children's books on their blog. Don't forget to check out all they have to offer! This service is great for you personally, and also a great gift idea! So many of us feel like our kids have too many toys, but who doesn't appreciate another book to read, especially when it is packaged so fantastically. The Gifted Grasshopper is a great website to pass on to Grandparents . . .

Check out these cute Party Tote gift bags, starting at &7.99. This is the perfect replacement to the standard goody bag at parties!


*To enter this giveaway, leave a comment beneath this post telling us one of your child's favorite stories or books. If you're at a loss (and haven't visited The Gifted Grasshopper for some help) tell us which age group your gift bag would be in.


*Please leave your name with the comment, we will get contact information after you win.
*Comments without a name will be ignored.

*Giveaway will be open for comments until noon PST on Wednesday, February 27th.
*One entry per person, please.
*Winner will be picked at random and announced Wednesday afternoon.

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43 comments:

The Croshaw's said...

What a great giveaway! My two girls love to read the Fancy Nancy series and anything by Mo Willems. This would be too much fun for the two of them!

Laura said...

OH pick me Laura!!! My kidos are into preschool age group. They love or I love Kevin Henkes, Maurice Sendak or whatever, they love them all.

Deanna said...

We're such huge book fans in our house. My kids are in the preschool category and the kindergarten/1st grade category. We love anything by Sandra Boynton and also love the Russell the Sheep books! So fun!

Deanna E

Brooke said...

We love the classics, but came upon a new favorite a few years back "My Monster Momma Loves Me So".

Danielle Thompson said...

I have kids in the baby, pre-school and kindergarten age range we have lots of favorites: the Captain Underpants series, Thomas or any "real" Train books and many picture board books! What a great resource thanks for the chance to win!
Danielle Thompson

The Schmitz Family said...

My daughter's favorite book is Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You? I am also a former teacher and would welcome some new books for us to read together!

Poulsen Family said...

What a great idea these Mom's have had. I love giving books for presents every chance I get. I'll have to visit them for sure. Currently, we love "Pirate's Don't change Diapers!" by Melinda Long. I have a 5, 2, and an 11 month old who turns 1 tomorrow. We also love Mo Willems. We love to use our internet to request books from the library and then if we really like it we'll make the trip to the bookstore. We'd love to have some that have already gone through that process.

Staci said...

My 21 month old absolutely loves books. If she finds one, she holds it up and yells until she gets our attention and we come over and read it to her. Then she'll make us read it 3 or 4 times. Hr daddy reads to her every night and she loves it. Her favorite books right now is "Old MacDonald Had a Farm" and "Baby Wants the Moon".

Staci

Christal said...

We love books !! And we love giveaways! You guys are the best love this site!!
Christal

Marlisle said...

Our librarian recommended the book "Only You" by Robin Cruise during Valentine's week, and it is the most adorable book. My little girl just loves it. The first time I read it to her I had tears in my eyes, because it has such sweet words. The pictures are bright and colorful and are perfect for little kiddies.

Marielle C

modell said...

My daughter just turned one and loves books. Her favorite books are touch-and-feel books such as "Tails", "Dog", and "That's not my kitten". We would love some new books to add to her growing collection!

Cindy said...

I have an energetic 18 month old boy, who is learning to love books, and a 3 year old who loves storytime and just about any cute books I can find...she especially loves the Jamie Lee Curtis books and "If you give a mouse a cookie" series. We would love to expand our horizons with some new books!

Cindy Clark

Brittney said...

Love this!

Brianne said...

My little one is 13 months, so her current favorite book is Touch and Feel Farm. I am so excited to continue to introduce her to the wonderful world of books.

ty & megs said...

This week my toddler's favorite book is "Baby Cakes". I think I read it 10 times a day!

-Meghan L.

katherine said...

my daughter, who is 16 mo. loves all sorts of books! but some of our favorites include all of Sandra Boyton's books, they are so clever and fun. we also love "goodnight zoo" and the "runaway bunny". or anything that rhymes.

katherine mw.

The Foster Fam said...

My four year old LOVES books; if we go to a toy store, she will find a book and sit and look at it. My two year old is another story...I avoid all public places with him and that means book stores and the library. This is a great idea!
Lindsay

tara said...

What a fabulous idea. I don't really read too often (especially since my baby is still in my belly) and this would be a great way for anyone to jump start the reading time with the kiddos.

Andrea and Justin said...

My daughter is just starting out she is in her first books, and she loves the book Where is Baby's Belly Button? She would love this gift to help her get started on her collection of wonderful books

Andrea

The Fellers said...

oh man, I love this idea! My son is still little, so he loves almost everything! He loves these little elmo books that we got him for Christmas that came in a little briefcase type thing, he will carry it around and loves to look at all the pictures! He is almost 18 months, so he is constantly pulling the books off of his shelves and looking at them!! He would love this, and so would his mommy!!!
-Vinnie

Becky said...

What a great idea! My kids are in the preschool age. We have a nightly routine where we snuggle down in bed and I read to them until they fall a sleep. We would love to add to our book collection.

Becky Katsikas

Heidi said...

I am soooo addicted to books!! My kids love the Dr Suess classic ABC Book and Fish Out of Water. I am so excited about this blog, I will be checking it out frequently! Thanks again for this wonderful resource!

Brittani said...

My daughter just turned one and books are her FAVORITE! She will pull out any book during the day just to flip through the pages. She loves Sandra Boynton (probably because of the silly voices her dad makes while reading them) and Eric Carle. We would love to win this giveaway!

Christina Miller said...

Books are one of the greatest things I think you can have for your children! Great ideas!

Christina Miller

Heather said...

My daughter just loves all Harry Potter books and the Magic Tree House series. She's a reader through and through. Love the idea these two ladies had!

The Larsons said...

I have a 2 and 4 year old boys who love books! They love Dr. Suess. Very cute idea and website!
Cassie Larson

Stephanie said...

This is a great idea! My 16-month old son loves books. He would rather read a book than play with his other toys. Thanks for the great idea.
Stephanie

April said...

Yeah what a fun giveaway. The favorite book at our house right now is, "If you give a moose a pancake."

Ladybug said...

What a wonderful giveaway. As a former teacher myself we LOVE books. Our favorite days are trips to the library. My children are Kindergarten and preschool age. Thanks so much!!

The Jesperson Family said...

What a great idea and even better that they want to share in a giveaway. My kids love to read anything! They are in the baby/toddler/preschool age group!

Mary J.

Scott, Heidi and clan said...

i know a six year old who would love fancy nancy......

Courtney said...

Cute idea! My 19 mo. old is just starting to want to settle down to read books. He loves "Millie Moo" and "How does a Dinosaur Say Goodnight".

Dave & Natasha said...

Books make great presents! My 2 year old daughter is always begging for us to get her books down to read! She loves any book with animals in them, and always makes the sounds of all the animals. This is the only way we can get her to sit still in church, is having books to read, although it's not the best way to keep her quiet because she'll be making animals sounds while looking at them!

Natasha (daveandtashawilliams.blogspot.com)

Meg said...

My son is in kindergarten and loves reading anything. I also have a preschooler and baby and some of our recent favorites are "Snuggle Puppy" "Handa's Surprise" and the classic "Where the Sidewalk Ends."

Megan G.

nor_lou said...

My youngest loves Angelina on stage, my fav book is dr suesses sleep book and my oldest loves the rainbow goblins she would enjoy the kindergarten gift bag

Alex & Kristin said...

I would love to get this giveaway! I'm expecting my first in June, and I just realized that I don't have any kids books!

Kristin R.

Chelsea Anne said...

My mom spoiled my rotten with books when I was tiny and read to me all the time. I learned to love to read and learn from a young age because of it. I hope to do the same with my kiddies.

Chelsea Hoopes

Kristalyn said...

My 21-month-old, Mason, is definitely a book lover! He likes any books with lots of animals, right now he enjoys The Berentsein B book. I'm sure he will love to share his books with his little brother coming in April! :)
-Kristalyn Ford

Chelsea said...

Pinkalicious is the current favorite!

John and Tessa Croshaw said...

My almost 2 year old daughter loves any book by Sandra Boynton and the most recent favorite is Chicka Chicka Boom Boom!

Diana & Scott said...

My little bug is just about 2 years old. He loves books. His favorite right now are the "How do dinosaurs..." series by Jane Yolen & Mark Teague.

~ Diana H.

Amy Morris said...

My two kids love just about any book you give them! Tonight we are reading "there was an old lady who swallowed a...shell!" a new twist on the old lady who swallowed a fly. Can't wait to read it!

Martha said...

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish is a big favorite at our house. My Kindergartener is learning how to read now and can't get enough books.