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September 29, 2010

Little One Books $25 Gift Card Giveaway!

It's my birthday this week, and in a day or two I'll be older.  And since it's my birthday week, I want to share one of my very favorite things with all of you - a good book.

I've loved to read since I was a little girl.  I remember sitting in my favorite chair reading my Dr. Seuss books over and over again.  And now that I'm older, I love to read those same books to my daughters.  I hope that with all the reading I do, my girls will grow up to love books as much as I do.


Recently I discovered a company that sells lots of the books I loved as a child - Little One Books.  Little One Books specializes in quality books, music, and videos for children from birth to age 5.  What's more, the company reviews and individually selects every product they sell so that they can guarantee the quality of the product.

I've literally read thousands of books to myself and my children - and not all of them were very good.  And although I haven't read all of the books on the Little One Books Website, I was really impressed with those I have.

I love the Very Hungry Catterpillar
And I swear my daughter gets this book from the library almost every other week!


And even though there are lots of books I have read and love on the site, when I found out I got to pick any book I wanted for review purposes, I had to get something new.

I choose Alphabet Explosion! Search and Count from Alien to Zebra.


And I love it!


Alphabet Explosion is not a typical Alphabet book.  Instead of saying A says ahh, it just has pictures that start with that letter.  Like this Unicorn wearing underwear on the U page.


At the bottom of the page, it says how many items on each page start with the same sound, to give kids a guide to help them find all of the items.


I have a very smart four year old that knows all of her letters and numbers.  Unfortunately she doesn't enunciate very well and she has a high squeaky voice that makes her almost impossible to understand.  But when she sat down with this book and started going through the pages, she became a little bit easier to understand.  Repeating the same first sound over and over really seemed to help her.  And she loves the pictures!  She thinks they are so funny.

The only downside to this book was that there were a few pictures, that she could not identify.  Like the animal talking on the telephone on the T page, what is that?  There is a guide in the back of the book that tells you what items are on each page, so I know what it is now, but still.

If any of you know the name of the mysterious animal, you can get a secret extra entry into the following fabulous giveaway - just leave me a comment at the end of the post, telling me the correct name of the animal.

And what is this fabulous giveaway? Why a $25 gift certificate to Little One Books of course!



To Buy It - All of the books mentioned in this post can be purchased online at Little One Books.

To Win It -
Little One Books is offering one of you  a $25 gift certificate to their store.  So to help celebrate my birthday, give your child the gift of reading and enter today!

1st Mandatory Entry -
Go to Little One Books and then come back and tell me what you would buy with the gift certificate and who you would buy it for.


Optional Entries - To increase your chances of winning, do any of the following and then leave a comment on this post telling me what you did. Each comment is worth one entry so make sure and leave a separate comment for each one you do. Also make sure that I have a valid email address so I can contact you if you win!

  • 1 Entry for each method - Follow One Day At A Time with Google Friend Connect ( just click the followers link on the sidebar), Facebook, or Twitter.
  • 1 Entry - Add my button to your blog and leave me the link
  • 1 Entry (Per Day) - Tell others about the giveaway (you can blog it, email it, facebook it, whatever - just tell me how you did it) If you're tweeting it, please use the following

    I just entered a $25 gift card #giveaway rom @Alena1DyAtATime and @LittleOneBooks http://bit.ly/bFCcyf

  • 1 Entry - "Like" Little One Books on facebook and leave a post on their wall saying One Day At A Time sent you
  • 1 Entry - Follow Little One Books on twitter and leave a post on their wall saying One Day At A Time sent you
  • 1 Entry - Subscribe to the Little One Books newsletter (at the top of their homepage)
  • 1 Entry - Enter another contest and tell me which one!

    Giveaway ends Friday October 8th, 11:59 PM MST. All entries submitted after the closing time are void and will be deleted. Only one entry allowed per method - items cannot be repeated daily unless specifically stated. Failure to comply by this rule will result in disqualification. This contest is open to residents of the U.S. The winner will be selected at random.org and then announced on my blog and contacted via email. The winner will then have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. 
    Disclosure: Opinions expressed in this post are strictly my own. I received no monetary compensation for this post. I did receive a book for review purposes from little One Books.  If for some reason you didn't receive your winnings or if loss or damage has occurred to yourself or you property from participating in the giveaways, One Day At A Time cannot be held responsible.

144 comments:

  1. It looks like it has possibly deleted my last comment. Well I'll do it again just in case!

    I put that I went to their site and I would buy The Best Mouse Cookie. My little girl loves the If you give a mouse series and especially loves the book "If you give a mouse a cookie"!!

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  2. I would buy an Elmo's World DVD and two or three books for my little girl.
    pica_princess_88@yahoo.com

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  3. I follow via GFC
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  4. I follow you on FB
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  5. I subscribe to your email
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  6. I like Little One Books on FB and Told them you sent me
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  7. Posted this Giveaway on FB Profile

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  8. I saw Frog and Toad!!! They were such a favorite growing up! :-) Thanks! Would love to add these to our children's library!

    ~eunice b
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  9. follow you on twitter

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  10. follow via GFC

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  12. follow little one books on twitter

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  13. I like Chicka Chicka Boom Boom! I would give it to my grand daughters of course!

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  14. I like Little One Books on facebook.

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  15. I told others about your giveaway on facebook.

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  16. I liek " My Very First Mother goose" and it would be my for my little girl...

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  17. I follow you on twitter ...@priaramki

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  18. I tweeted about the giveaway ....http://twitter.com/priaramki/status/26005633687

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  19. I am a twitter follower of Little One books.@priaramki

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  20. Fb fan of Little One books ...Priya Ramki

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  21. I would get "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" for my son.
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  22. GFC blog follower
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  23. I follow you on twitter
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  25. tweet- http://twitter.com/mframe00/status/26021563887
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  26. I like Little One Books and wrote on their wall
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  27. I would get "The Very Lonely Firefly" for my daughter!
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  28. I follow you on GFC! (Mindi Blackburn)
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  29. I like you on facebook! (Mindi Blackburn)
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  30. I follow you on twitter! @mae_01_sw
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  32. I would get a book for my four year old. He likes the Laura Numeroff books.
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  33. i would buy the best mouse cookie book for my two year old grandson.
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  35. Well I know one thing I would for sure get is the book "Have You Seen My Potty?" We are trying to potty train and I can use all the help I can get!
    Thank you for the chance to win! :)
    tyson 2468 (at) charter (dot) net

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  36. Following via gfc!
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  37. Tweeted the giveaway! @HeidiHMC
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  40. These all information which you can share over here is really very fantastic in all these there are so many things which is great. I hope that with all the reading I do, my girls will grow up to love books as much as I do.

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  43. I'd get "How do dinosaurs go to School?" and it would be for my daughter.
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  45. Like LOB on facebook
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  47. i would buy the "if you give a " series, like if you give a pig a pancake
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  48. i like little one books on facebook
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  49. I tweeted about this giveaway
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  50. I would get White On Black for my daughter!

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  51. Following you on FB
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  55. Fan of LOB on FB and left a note
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  57. daily tweet- http://twitter.com/mframe00/status/26257923785
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  58. My son loves dinosaurs so I would get How Do Dinosaurs Go to School?.

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  59. I follow on GFC

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  60. i like you on facebook
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  61. I follow you on twitter
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  63. I like little ones books on facebook and left a comment
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  67. I would buy Moo, Baa, La La La!, Baby Faces, and Guitar Lullabies for my 7 month old.
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  68. Following you with gfc
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  69. I'm a facebook fan (Lisa Duncan)
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  70. I follow you on twitter @My2CentsFL
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  71. I would buy the disney classic story book for my daughters

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  72. i like little ones books on facebook

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  73. I would get some baby books for my 8 months old daughter. I liked "Baby Faces" and "Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes"
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  74. I follow you on GFC as bukaeyes
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  75. I like you on Facebook (Betsy Hoff)
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  76. I follow on Twitter as bukaeyes
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  77. I like Little Ones Book on Facebook (Betsy Hoff)
    and told them you sent me.
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  78. I tweeted this
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  80. http://twitter.com/tigergal01/status/26405200577

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  81. Around the Campfire
    by Peter, Paul and Mary

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  86. I would get "My Baby Can Talk: First Signs" for my son
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  87. I follow you on GFC
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  88. Can you count 10 toes (in 10 different languages) I'd love to get this for my daughter on her 4th birthday. (Which happens to be Christmas day!!)

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  91. I'd probably get Deep Blue sea or Llama Llama Misses Mama.
    Ashlower8701 at gmail.com

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  92. Follow you on twitter
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  93. Follow you through GFC
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  94. I would probably get Boom Chicka Rock and Gosie.

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  96. Daily Tweet! :)
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  100. What a delightful book site..I would get this :Have You Seen My Potty book for my friend's grand daughter
    thanks for the giveaway
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  101. like u on fb-Julie S Laws
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  102. follow your blog as jelaws5
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  103. Like Little One Book on fb-Julie S Laws
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  104. THe Best Mouse Cookie would be a fun book for my 2 little ones!

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  108. i follow you on google friend connect
    Thanks!! :)
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  109. i would love to get that
    Thanks!! :)
    Lisa
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  111. I'd definitely buy the hungry caterpillar (it was my favorite as a kid) - Otherwise, stuff in the 2 and 3 yr old pages (there's so many on there! It would take me awhile to chose) I would buy them for the kids I babysit. :) They love books, and any chance I get to find new ones for them is a great opportunity!

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  112. I would get curious george books and other ones about animals.
    a10small at hotmail dot com

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  113. I think my boys would love "ABC Drive" or any of the Curious George books! Great giveaway! -Liz I.
    chlives at hotmail dot com

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  114. I would buy how do dinosaurs go to school for my son who loves everything dinosaurs thanks for the chance eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  115. i like on facebook (mrstinareynolds)

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  116. I'd like to get the "I'm a Big Brother" book for my son since he will be one in Feb! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  117. Subscribed to the Little One Books newsletter. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  118. I'm a GFC follower. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  119. Oh, that's a tapir talking on a telephone. Don't ask me how I know...I guess going by going to lots of zoos, information slowly seeps in! ;) tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  120. I would get the book Gossie by Olivier Dunrea and its sequels for my children.
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  121. I follow One Day at a Time with Google Friend Connect.
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  122. I added your button to my blog:
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  123. I blogged about the giveaway:
    http://oldsockfarmer.blogspot.com/2010/10/win-25-for-childrens-books.html

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  124. I entered the Lou's Krazy Krafts contest!
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  125. I subscribe to the Little Ones books newsletter.
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  126. Llama Llama Misses Mama sounds like a book my daughter would enjoy!

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  127. I subscribe to the Little One Books newsletter

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  128. I love the Frog and Toad books, as well as anything by Mo Willems!
    justaduck at gmail.com

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  129. I like you on facebook!
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  130. I'm signed up for Little one Books newsletter!
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  131. I like little one books on facebook!
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  132. I'm following you with GFC!
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  133. I emailed my friend (a mom) about this giveaway!
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  134. 26 Letters and 99 Cents
    my little boy would luv this
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  135. i follow on twitter as Amber01sw, GFC as amber01sw, and FB as Amber Lusk MacDonald
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  136. i follow them on FB as Amber Lusk MacDonald
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  137. i follow them on twitter as Amber01sw
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