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The Klutz Guide To The Galaxy

If you have an aspiring astronomer like I do, The Klutz Guide to the Galaxy by Pat Murphy and the Scientists of Klutz Lab is just the gift for them. This galactic tool kit and amazing interactive book features a telescope, sundial, mariner’s quadrant, night-sight flashlight, and a lunatic wheel that tells kids exactly when and where to find the moon. Plus the book is stocked with information and places to document your findings.  Recommended for children ages 8 and up, like all others by Klutz, this book guarantees hours upon hours of fun and engaging educational activities.

My nine year old third grader, Avery, is definitely a galactic nerd. He loves learning about all things space and weather related, so this book was right up his alley. We had fun putting together the cardboard telescope and sundial and checking out the solar system, while learning at the same time. Avery’s favorite part was the telescope, which he thought was fun to both make and use. He has played with this book and the fun stuff inside every day since it came.

You can learn more about The Klutz Guide to the Galaxy at, where you can purchase it as well. It retails for $19.99 and can also be found on, Fat Brain Toys, and Borders.

Thank you to Klutz for providing a complimentary product sample for us to base this review upon and for providing two additional products for our contest prizes.

What you can win:
TWO lucky readers will each receive The Klutz Guide To The Galaxy (ARV $19.99).

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:
Leave a comment telling me who would receive this book if you won this contest. 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.

2)  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.

3)  For 10 extra entries, sign up to be a Klutz Insider and receive 25% off your next purchase from Then come back here and leave TEN separate comments telling me you did.

4)  For 1 extra entry each, if you are a Friend of mine on Facebook and/or if you have "liked" the 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires Facebook page, then leave a separate comment here telling me so with the link to your Facebook profile.

5)  For 1 extra entry, "Like" Klutz Books on Facebook. Then leave a separate comment with the link to your Facebook profile.

6)  Follow me on Twitter. Then leave a separate comment with the link to your Twitter profile.

7)  Tweet about this giveaway linking back to this post. Then come back here and leave the link to your tweet in a separate comment. You may do this once per day until the end of the contest.

8)  Subscribe to this blog's feed. Or you can follow me through Blogger or subscribe via email (widget is on sidebar). Then leave a separate comment telling me you did so.

9)  Subscribe to A Blog of Goodies' feed (the sister site to 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires). Then leave a separate comment telling me you did so.

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

Random Drawing:
This contest will be closed on Monday, May 23rd, 2011 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!