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Animal Backpacks by BottomsUp4Kids

I still have yet to discover why, but our daughter has a special affinity towards ducks.  She thinks they are the cutest and most adorable things in the world.  That is why it was not difficult to choose which one of the animal backpacks, offered by BottomsUp4Kids, was the perfect one for our little preschooler.

Although now offers a variety of accessories for children, this mom-owned company started off with fashion belts for kids.  Now this online boutique is a source of children's backpacks, lunch bags, handbags, hair accessories, jewelry, and hats, as well as belts all designed by the owner.

This faux leather Duck Backpack is extremely soft and supple.  Measuring approximately 10" x 7", this bag makes a nice roomy purse backpack, but is not large enough to hold a standard 2-pocket folder, usually required for preschool.  This has become one of my daughter's favorite bags to carry because it allows her to keep her hands free to hold an adult's hand while walking, to play, and to shop.

This bag even comes with a label on which we can write my daughter's name and information, should she or her backpack ever become lost.  The padded shoulder straps are adjustable to accommodate children of different sizes.

This backpack is so roomy that her brothers are always asking her to carry their toys for them when we leave the house as a family.  Our daughter is always happy to oblige and wears her backpack proudly because it is not just cute and fashionable, but also useful.

These animal backpacks by BottomsUp4Kids retail for $28 each and is currently available in the Duck, a Ladybug, a pink Rabbit, and a Turtle.  Visit to view their full selection of children's accessories.

Thank you to BottomsUp4Kids for providing a complimentary product sample for us to base this review upon and for providing additional product for our contest prize.

What you can win:
One lucky reader will receive their choice of product(s) up to a $25 value from

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 children's accessories offered by BottomsUp4Kids. Then leave a comment telling me the name of one item you might choose 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.

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

Random Drawing:
This contest will be closed on Monday, September 12th, 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!