If your Child Loves Animals They Will Love a Subscription to Zoobooks! Review and Giveaway

 

 I remember as a child I loved reading Zoobooks. I did not have a subscription, but I can remember going to the dentist’s office and reading them in the waiting room. Honestly, I had no idea these books were still around until I was contacted by the marketing manager of Zoobooks. I was very excited because my two children absolutely love animals and learning about them!

About Zoobooks: 

Zoobooks is the everything-you-wanted-to-know-but-didn’t-know-where-to-look children’s resource for animals. Each Zoobooks explores the anatomy, habitat, socialization, and ecological role of a single animal or animal group in a vibrant, easy-to-understand way. The Zoobooks trademark design combines stunning photography with beautiful life-like illustration and captivating text that kids just love – guaranteed!

Zoobooks is published by Wildlife Education, Ltd., established in 1980 to provide wild learning fun for children of all ages. Since then, the Wildlife Education family of award-winning publications has grown to include:

  • Zootles, for younger readers 3 to 6 years old, launched in 2005
  • Zoobies, for the littlest learners 0 to 3 years old, launched  in 2008
  • Critters Up Close, durable board books about animals for young explorers 0 to 6 years old.

Millions of young readers have grown up with award-winning Zoobooks, Zootles and Zoobies, developing key learning skills while having fun reading about something they love – animals, animals and more animals. And the learning goes beyond the page with:

  • digital subscriptions
  • a Secret Jungle website with just-for-kids animal games, puzzles and quizzes
  • e-Safari email adventures that trek to the best animal sites on the web

It’s been over 30 years since John Wexo hatched the idea for Zoobooks while standing in front of a primate enclosure at the zoo. His idea was simple: to create a colorful, concise, informative series of animal books to share with children that could be purchased at zoos through vending machines. The vending machine gave way to subscription sales, and Zoobooks was soon being shipped to hundreds of thousands of subscribers around the world. To meet the clamoring demand of librarians, the first hardcover editions of Zoobooks were produced in 1983.

Now you can find Zoobooks, Zootles and Zoobies in homes, schools and libraries around the world. You can buy them by subscription or by single editions in the Zoobooks web store,  in select bookstores and in finer zoo, museum, aquarium and park gift shops and specialty retailers around the country.

 

Zoobooks offers many different subscriptions for kids of all ages. I have an 8 and 5 year old so I reviewed all of the offered subscriptions. Zoobies for ages 0-3, Zootles for ages 3-6, Zoodinos for ages 5 and up and Zoobooks for ages 6-12. Each issue is themed around a specific animal or group of animals, discussing habits and habitat in depth so the reader gains a thorough understanding. Each book also comes ad free, each page is filled with information about the animals.

Zoobies and Zootles are perfect for my 5 year old who is learning to read. He is enjoying learning facts about Alligators, as well as sounding out the words and reading! My 8 year old loves Zoodinos and Zoobooks. She is a BIG animal lover, so she was so excited to receive these. While she was reading she would look over to me and tell me all of the great facts she was learning about Elephants!  The books are illustrated with beautiful photos and drawings. I love how each subscription comes with games, activities, animal questions, stickers, posters and coloring sheets! The Elephant book received even came with really cool fact cards about different animals!

 

 With each subscription, you will receive a hard copy and a digital copy! This is great for airplane trips and for road trips! These subscriptions would also make great gifts for any animal lover you know! Click here to order! 
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*I received complimentary samples of the magazines. All opinions are my own. 

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One lucky reader will win a subscription of their choice to either Zoobooks, Zootles, Zoobies or Zoodinos! Offer valid to U.S. residents only. Giveaway ends on 4/10/2017.

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My name is Marijean, I live in Sunny FL with my wonderful husband and 2 children. I love Disney, Coffee and Blogging 🙂

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Dress Up is Fun with Little Adventures! Review and Giveaway #littleadventures #redefiningprincess

 

I have 2 children that absolutely love playing dress up! My 8.5 year old daughter loves to dress up on princess dresses or cowgirl outfits. My 5 year old son loves dressing up as Super heroes or Star Wars characters. I was contacted by a company called Little Adventures to review a couple of their dress up outfits. I chose 2 outfits and an accessory for my son.

Litte Adventures offers a variety of dress up clothes and accessories for boys, girls and adults! All of the clothes are comfortable and not itchy. All items are made with quality fabrics and trims that are comfortable, washable and guaranteed!

The Little Adventures® Story
In 2002, when two moms discovered the lack of clothing-quality dress-ups and princess costumes available for their children, they decided take action. Jenny Harrison, mother of ten, and Heather Granata, mother of five, began their own little adventure by sewing and selling their very own dress-ups at local craft fairs. They made them soft and machine washable! They engineered them for everyday, all-day adventure! It didn’t take long for Jenny and Heather to realize the potential of their little endeavor. During their first year in business, they sewed over 2,000 dresses in Jenny’s basement…and with that, the Little Adventures brand was born.
“The kids played, and we sewed until we were deliriously tired,” Jenny said. “That was the start of a series of wonderful memories and an adventure that will never be forgotten.”
Today, Little Adventures is recognized as a leading provider of quality dress-ups in the specialty toy market throughout the world.

 

 

The Little Adventures® Promise
At Little Adventures we have a 100% quality guarantee! This guarantee begins with our brilliantly sewn dresses, and extends throughout our entire line of dress ups.
Our dresses feature a variety of fullness options such as organza overskirts, hip puffs, and peplums. Our stretch velvet is soft, and accommodates a variety of sizes.
Many of our dresses feature wrapped seams on the inside of the dress to prevent any itchy, scratchy or uncomfortable seams from irritating a child’s sensitive skin. Bodices are adorned with fancy trims and fabrics add to the elegance of the dress.
Our apparel-grade fabrics and construction, including finished seams and edges, provide optimum comfort to the child.
Our dresses are made using soft, durable, and snag resistant fabrics, keeping our dress-ups looking new at all times. We promise that your child will love them!

 

 

My son took a look at their site and basically wanted everything offered under the “Adventure Play” tab! I told him to choose 2 outfits and an accessory. He chose the Galactic Warrior Cloak along with the Galactic Laser Sword in color green. He also chose the Dragon Cloak in Green/Gold color.

Galactic Warrior: Our Galactic Warrior Cloak will help transform your child into the otherworldly warrior of their dreams! This newly designed cloak is made of knit fabric with a fully lined hood. The adjustable foam knit belt has a velcro closure and adorned with an out of this world metal decorative buckle. Features: Machine washable. $27.99 sizes 1 year to 9 years.

Galactic Laser Sword: These galactic weapons of a more civilized age are made of sturdy, durable foam that allows hours of safe play. Your little warrior can pretend to cut through blast doors or enemies alike. The bright white stripe down the middle creates a lighting effect that your warrior can pretend to predict and deflect incoming blasts and bolts. Features: High quality dense foam construction. Safe for play; made to last. $9.99.

Dragon Cloak: Our new Dragon Cloaks are sleek and edgy! This green cloak features a black dragon scale print and gold soft foam spikes along the spine of the hood and back. With Velcro and a frog closure these are easy for kids to put on and take off. Kids can wear it over their regular clothes and transform into a mystical dragon in a matter of seconds. Grab the matching cloaks in 3 other colors to complete the set. $29.99 size 3-8 years.

My son was beaming with happiness once this package arrived. He immediately wanted to try each on and start playing. I love how high quality these dress up clothes are and how they are super soft and machine washable! Now I don’t have to worry about my son wearing them in the backyard climbing around and getting them dirty! I did wash both costumes so I could let y’all know how they came out afterwords. I am HIGHLY impressed! They wash so well! Per washing instructions that come on tag, I washed in cold water and then line dried. Both dried with no wrinkles and are still super soft.

 

With also offering girls dress up clothes and accessories, and adult dress up…they also offer Doll Dresses for your daughter’s 18 inch doll (American Girl or American Girl type dolls). They are all super cute!!

In conclusion: These costumes are durable, super soft, high quality and the best part is that they are washable without falling apart! My son absolutely loves them, and I will be ordering a few for my daughter as well. These would make great birthday or holiday gifts!!

Here is a special discount code just for my readers! 15% off promo code:  lapromo-mhtw Expires on 4/19/2017.

Connect with Little Adventures: Website  Instagram  Twitter  Facebook

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Little Adventures is kind enough to give my readers a chance to win a $30 credit to the website! One lucky reader will win! Please enter below, and good luck! Valid for US residents only. Giveaway ends on 4/4/2017.

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*I received dress up clothes in exchange for this review. All opinions are my own. 

Marijean

My name is Marijean, I live in Sunny FL with my wonderful husband and 2 children. I love Disney, Coffee and Blogging 🙂

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Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Super Shredder – out 3/21! #Giveaway

 

 

THE TIME HAS COME FOR THE TURTLES 

TO PUT 

THEIR TRAINING

 TO THE TEST AND FACE 

THEIR BIGGEST FOE EVER!
 
TALES OF THE TEENAGE MUTANT 
NINJA TURTLES SUPER SHREDDER
 
Available on DVD March 21, 2017


The Turtles are pushed to their limits in the new Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Super Shredder DVD collection, featuring episodes from season four and five, available March 21. Using all of their skills, the Turtles’ training is put to the test as they face their biggest enemy yet – the Super Shredder. With 11 thrilling episodes on two-discs, the Turtles prepare to battle Shredder, meet mysterious new enemies with superhuman speed, face an old enemy Don Vizioso and protect the world from Kavaxas in this new DVD collection. Join Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello, and Michelangelo, along with April and Master Splinter, as they embark on epic adventures and more to protect their planet.
Produced by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Super Shredder will be available on DVD March 21, for the suggested retail price of $16.99.
Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Super Shreddercontains the following episodes: 
  • The Super Shredder – For the first time, the Turtles encounter something they cannot defeat – the Super Shredder!
  • Darkest Plight – The Turtle team hunts for their Sensei, but soon realize they are being hunted as well.
  • The Power Inside Her – A concerned Donnie tests April to discover her psychic abilities are rapidly growing in power.
  • Tokka vs. the World – Raph’s bonding with little Chompy is interrupted by the invasion of Tokka, who has come to Earth searching for him.
  • Tale of the Tiger Claw – A mysterious new enemy with superhuman speed is on the hunt for Tiger Claw, and will take out whoever stands in her way.
  • Requiem – Splinter must lead the Turtles and the Mighty Mutanimals on the hunt to defeat his old enemy.
  • Owari – The Turtles realize they must stop Shredder… and end this conflict once and for all.
  • Scroll of the Demodragon – The Turtles believe they have defeated their old enemies, but they soon discover a new evil is rising.
  • The Forgotten Swordsman – Karai searches for the Kuro Kabuto, claiming to be the rightful heir to the Foot Clan, when she encounters an old rival.
  • Heart of Evil – Donnie’s grudge against Don Vizioso threatens the Turtles’ mission.
  • End Times – The Turtles must defeat Kavaxas and prevent him from destroying the world.
Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Super ShredderFast Facts
Street Date: March 21, 2017
Catalog: 59183657000 (US); 59183658000 (CAN)
Running Time: 247 minutes
S.R.P. $16.99

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Scrapbooking and Crafts with Polaroid Giveaway

Do you love to do your own Valentine’s Cards? My daughter loves to do Valentine crafts. We also just started scrapbooking. This Valentine’s Day, help your kiddos add their own personal flair to their cards with Polaroid‘s line of scrapbooking accessories.
The line includes a host of tools perfect for letting kids decorate cards for their buddies, siblings or even Mom and Dad, including:
  • Colorful border stickers that frame Polaroid prints with fun patterns to bring precious memories of loved ones to life!

 

I was sent this package to try out. I had a lot of fun making a scrap page for out trip to Orlando and a cute little Valentine Card.

 

 

 

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Nickelodeon Blaze and the Monster Machines Gift Set and Paw Patrol Gift Set Giveaway

 

Two of Nickelodeon’s most popular shows are returning to DVD with fun gift sets that fans won’t want to miss! First, race into action with Blaze and The Monster Machines: Blaze of Glory, Nickelodeon’s original DVD release of the hit preschool series. This gift set includes a DVD of the Blaze mini-movie and a bonus episode, plus a resized Blaze Mighty Monster Machines book. Fans can join Blaze and AJ on super-charged STEM adventures as they try to beat their rival Crusher.
Also available as a gift set, is the number-one kids’ TV on DVD franchise PAW Patrol. The pups make their heroic return to DVD with this gift set that includes the PAW Patrol Itty Bitty Kitty book. Fans will join their favorite four-legged heroes on high-stakes adventures as they protect the community of Adventure Bay. The DVD includes five episodes full of heroic rescues and challenges, as well as laughter and fun.
Produced by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, Blaze and The Monster Machines: Blaze of Glory and PAW Patrol gift sets will be available on February 28, 2017, for the suggested retail price of $16.99.
Blaze and The Monster Machines: Blaze of Glory includes the following episodes:
  • Blaze of Glory
  • Driving Force
PAW Patrol includes the following episodes:
  • Pups Save the Sea Turtles/ Pups and the Very Big Baby
  • Pups and the Kitty-tastrophe/ Pups Save a Train
  • Pup Pup Boogie/ Pups in a Fog
  • Pup Pup Goose/ Pup Pup and Away
  • Pups Save the Circus/ Pup a Doodle Do
Blaze and The Monster Machines: Blaze of Glory Fast Facts:
Street Date: February 28, 2017
Catalogue: 59183653000 (US), 59183654000 (CAN)
S.R.P.: $16.99 (US), $18.99 (CAN)
DVD Running Time: 68 minutes
PAW Patrol Fast Facts:
Street Date: February 28, 2017
Catalogue: 5918365500 (US)
S.R.P.: $16.99
DVD Running Time: 117 minutes

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My name is Marijean, I live in Sunny FL with my wonderful husband and 2 children. I love Disney, Coffee and Blogging 🙂

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