Monday, November 15, 2010

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Holiday 2010 Giveaway: Set of 6 Funny Bone Readers Children's Books [CLOSED]

Every child knows that some things are right and some things are wrong, but helping children to develop good character is more challenging than teaching them right from wrong. With the Funny Bone Readers: Developing Character book series from Red Chair Press, children will learn from cute, silly characters and engaging stories that help them to link the stories to their own actions. This series features 12 short books that each feature one of six themes: fairness, trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, caring, and citizenship.

We were sent six of the 12 books from the series: Fun in the Mud, Let’s Bee Friends, The Magic Words, Space Cat, Turbo Turtle to the Rescue, and Silly Tilly and the Royal Rules. Recommended for children ages 5 to 8, each book was a quick, easy read, but truly engaged the children and opened up a discussion about the themes after each one. The kids absolutely loved the cute, vivid illustrations and the stories that were simple but profound. I loved the themes and that the ending of each one featured a “Big Question” that started a great discussion with even the two and three year olds I watch and each ending also had a “Big Words” section which explained some of the new vocabulary taught, a very valuable tool when dealing with small children. As an educator, I was very impressed with the quality of the books and the many more resources on the Red Chair Press website.

Red Chair Press has nearly 50 years of experience writing and illustrating children’s books, developing and researching educational materials, and collaborating with teachers and parents around the world. Their commitment is to help teachers and parents to provide materials that inspire children to be the best they can be, to be positive contributors to their communities, and to have fun while learning. All of these books and many more educational items that teach character and good values can be purchased on .

Thank you to Red Chair Press for sending us complimentary sample books to base this review upon and for providing additional books for our contest prize.

What you can win:
One lucky reader will receive a Parent Pack of 6 Funny Bone Readers books (ARV $25).

This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only. You do not need to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email address and be age 18 years or older. If you enter anonymously and do not include a valid email address in your comment entries, I will not be able to notify you should you win this random drawing.

How to Gain Entries:
Browse the selection of character developing books offered by Red Chair Press. Then leave a comment telling me which of the 6 categories you think is the most challenging to teach a child. You MUST do this to be eligible to win this contest.

Extra Entries:

1) For 5 extra entries, leave a relevant comment on one of my non-giveaway posts. Then leave FIVE separate comments with the name of the post on which you commented. You will earn 5 extra entries for each different non-contest post you comment on.


For 5 extra entries, enter one of my other contests. Leave FIVE separate comments here telling me which contest you entered. You will earn 5 extra entries for each contest you enter.

For 10 extra entries, blog about this contest linking back to this post AND Funny Bone Readers . Then come back here and leave TEN separate comments with the link to your blog post.


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(All entries will be verified prior to awarding this prize.)

Random Drawing:

This contest will be closed on Monday, November 29th, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. A random number drawing will be held shortly after. The winner will be announced here and will be contact via email or through their blog. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new number will be drawn.

Good luck in the drawing!