Monday, August 24, 2009

Toy Week Kickoff! Little Green Books Giveaway

This contest is closed. Thanks to all that entered!

I'm so excited about this week! I have had the chance to review some amazing Eco-friendly toys and can't wait to share them with you.

I wanted to start off my Eco-friendly Toy week with books. There is nothing more important than reading to your child every day. Luckily, E loves books and usually chooses reading over playing with anything else. I'm pretty picky about what we read every day and would rather teach her something important rather than fill her head with mindless junk. Since our family is making such efforts to go green, I thought it would be great to start introducing this idea to Ella. That's when I found, Little Green Books.Little Green Books are a new series for little ones to help plant the seeds of becoming more Earth-friendly. They are made with recycled materials to help support the cause and are printed with vegetable oils or soy based ink. They have fun titles for ages 0-8. Each book introduces words like: electricity, composting, recycling, reusing, reducing, litter, pollution, endangered animals, and many other Earth-friendly concepts. Each page has beautiful vibrant illustrations that really engage young readers.

Ella's favorite has been "I Can Save the Earth." It's about Max the little monster who watches a lot of TV and is very wasteful. Then one night there is a blackout and he goes outside to see what is going on. Max then starts to realize all of the things you can do outside and wants to help the environment. You go on his journey of experiencing the different seasons while he is making an effort to clean up the Earth. I love how it reminds kids that there is so much more to do than watch TV and all you have to do is step outside. Ella has been talking about ways Max the Little Green Monster tries to save the Earth and has really gotten into it.


Her next favorite is "What Do You See?" It's a eye-catching flip board book about different endangered animals. Each page you are given a description and try to guess which endangered animal it is. Then you lift the page to find out if you were right. It's more simple and not as complex as some of their other titles like, "The Polar Bears' Home," "The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle," or "The Adventures of a Aluminum Can." Ella has just developed the attention span for all 3 of those books, but their concepts are a bit too advanced for her. She still enjoys hearing about how cans and plastic bottles are made, but I'm pretty sure it's going over her head. Though, I could be wrong. The Adventure series are diary entries from the can or bottle and you go through their lives from how they were created to how they end up after being recycled. I actually learned a lot myself through those books! "The Polar Bear's Home" is beautifully written as a little girl learns from her father about global warming and how it's effecting the polar bears.

These are such great concepts to teach our children at any age. It will help them understand the importance of turning off lights when you leave the room, giving away toys when they outgrow them, not wasting paper, learning how to reuse something in a creative way, plus much much more! Little Green Books also has a activity book filled with Earth-saving tips, facts, and lots of fun activities that you don't want to miss. Be sure to check out their website for fun activities, print outs, online games and more!

The Giveaway!! Little Green Books is giving away ALL of the titles I mentioned above! 2 Lucky readers will win:
Plus some bookmarks which contain wildflower seeds that you can plant!


The Rules: You have until 11:59 p.m. EST September 9, 2009 to enter. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced after they respond to the winning email. The winner has 48 hours to respond to the winning email, or a new winner will be chosen. You must leave your email address! This contest is open to the US

How to Enter: Visit Little Green Books and tell me about another book that I did not mention. Click on "Comments" to leave your post. Make sure to leave your email address!! I cannot contact the winner without it!

EXTRA Entries: You must complete the "How To Enter" before making any extra entries. Make sure you leave a comment for each extra entry and tell me which one.
2. Become a fan of Mkokopelli on FB, Mkokopelli on Twitter or Follow my blog
3. Subscribe to my blog by email (on the right sidebar)
4. Blog, Tweet or send a message on FB and leave a link here (3 extra entries)
5. Enter another giveaway I have going on and tell me which one or leave a comment on a non-giveaway post
6. Go to Little Green Books and tell me a Green Tip
7. Look around Little Green Books and tell me what you love about their site
8. Read the Little Green Blog and leave a comment on one of their posts (2 extra entries)
9. Post Mkokopelli's Best Eco-friendly Toy Week button on your blog or FB page (5 extra entries)

Good luck to everyone and remember there are 2 winners! Thank you to Little Green Books for sending out such a positive message to young readers!!


226 comments:

  1. LOVE Santa Claus is Green! too cute!

    daxkimd@juno.com

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  2. I am a fan on facebook!

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    daxkimd@juno.com

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  3. I follow your blog :)

    daxkimd@juno.com

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  4. I follow you on twitter :)

    daxkimd@juno.com

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  5. My First Garden would be a book that my little one would love because he loves working in our garden!

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  6. I'm a fan of Mkokopelli on FB.

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  7. Tweeted 1 ~ http://twitter.com/susanlanai/status/3530593152

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  8. Tweeted 2 ~ http://twitter.com/susanlanai/status/3530593152

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  9. Tweeted 3 ~ http://twitter.com/susanlanai/status/3530593152

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  10. I entered your Angel Bear Yoga giveaway.

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  11. Green Tip: Play outside ~ it doesn't use any electricity.

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  12. I love how easy it is to navigate around their site and you learn something new on every click!

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  13. I commented here 1: http://simonlittlegreen.com/blog/2009/07/blowing-in-the-wind/

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  14. I commented here 2: http://simonlittlegreen.com/blog/2009/07/blowing-in-the-wind/

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  15. We try our best to recycle, so I'd love "Don't Throw That Away". "Santa Claus Is Green" also looks interesting!!!

    We have our third baby due in January, and "Little Monkey" looks super sweet.

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  16. Follow on Twitter (MarinObrien)

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  17. Subscribe by email
    frugonomics101 (at) g mail

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  18. Entered Swaddle Blanket giveaway

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  19. I love how friendly their site is to parents, teachers and kids themselves. Love the green tips!

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  20. A green tip: Play outside. Play outdoor games when the weather is nice instead of playing video games that use electricity.

    Trying to work on this with my kids right now. Florida summers are so hot, the boys have watched a lot of TV. Now that the mornings are getting cooler, I'm trying to get them outside playing as much as possible, but they are resisting!!!

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  21. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/MarinOBrien/status/3534115212

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  22. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/MarinOBrien/status/3534115212

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  23. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/MarinOBrien/status/3534115212

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  24. Don't Throw That Away would be a good choice. So true on many things.
    gourdsrmylife@yahoo.com
    Marj M.

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  25. I subscribe to you via email.
    gourdsrmylife@yahoo.com
    Marj M.

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  26. Entered the Slumber Sounds CD giveaway.
    gourdsrmylife@yahoo.com
    Marj M.

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  27. Love the books for my grandchildren.Fan of Facebook
    GloriaDeal@aol.com

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  28. Little Panda looks very cute, it's great that it is a supersoft fleece cloth book that's made out of cotton and recycled Polartec fleece... and machine washable!

    xpsundell at gmail dot com

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  29. I follow your blog.

    xpsundell at gmail dot com

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  30. I follow you on twitter (thxmailcarrier).

    xpsundell at gmail dot com

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  31. I'm an email subscriber using the address below.

    xpbloch at juno dot com

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  32. I entered your SwaddleMe giveaway.

    xpsundell at gmail dot com

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  33. A green tip is: Unplug it. Unplug appliances, such as a toaster or radio, when you're not using them. They use power even when they're not running.

    xpsundell at gmail dot com

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  34. I like how colorful and user-friendly the site is, as well as the fun interactive games!

    xpsundell at gmail dot com

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  35. I commented on the Blowing in the Wind post. #1

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  36. I commented on the Blowing in the Wind post. #2

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  37. I have your Best Eco-friendly Toy Week button up. #1

    xpsundell at gmail dot com

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  38. I have your Best Eco-friendly Toy Week button up. #2

    xpsundell at gmail dot com

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  39. I have your Best Eco-friendly Toy Week button up. #3

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  40. I have your Best Eco-friendly Toy Week button up. #4

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  41. I have your Best Eco-friendly Toy Week button up. #5

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  42. How about My First Garden.

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  43. I subscribe via email.

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  44. main entry: My First Garden looks like another wonderful book.

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  45. I follow you on twitter (Grandma3710)

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  46. blogged here, entry #1
    http://betty-n.blogspot.com/

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  47. blogged here, entry #2
    http://betty-n.blogspot.com/

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  48. blogged here, entry #3
    http://betty-n.blogspot.com/

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  49. I entered the Finger Puppet Giveaway

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  50. A green tip given:
    Fold it Up. Fold up a reuseable lightweight bag and take it with you to the stores, library, school or wherever you might need a bag. This way you won't have to use a plastic bag to carry things.

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  51. I love the Glossary on the site and the help to find simple, positive ways to protect the earth every day.

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  52. I commented on "Hey Teachers"
    entry #1

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  53. I commented on "Hey Teachers" entry #2

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  54. I would be happy to post your Best Eco-friendly Toy week button on my blog but I cannot find the code for it to copy.

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  55. Another book that you did not mention is "Adventures of the Aluminum Can"

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  56. Little Monkey is a darling book.

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  57. My First garden book

    burlyangel at yahoo dot com

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  58. entered Finger Puppet Giveaway

    burlyangel at yahoo dot com

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  59. I think The Polar Bears' Home is cute!

    lysa.thornton@gmail.com

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  60. im a fan on fb!

    lysa.thornton@gmail.com

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  61. Posted your toy week button:
    mommybrainmarin.blogspot.com

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  62. Posted your toy week button:
    mommybrainmarin.blogspot.com

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  63. Posted your toy week button:
    mommybrainmarin.blogspot.com

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  64. Posted your toy week button:
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  65. Posted your toy week button:
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  66. I am entering 5 Fair Trade Handmade Finger Puppets from Peru for 2nd entry

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  67. Don't throw that away! looks like a good one!

    treflea4 at gmail dot com

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  68. I suscribe by email.

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  69. I follow your blog.

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  70. Green tip: Unplug it. Unplug appliances, such as a toaster or radio, when you're not using them. They use power even when they're not running.

    treflea4 at gmail dot com

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  71. Love the books. I would love to win. :)
    mokina123@yahoo.com

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  72. Santa Clause is Green (LOL! very cute)

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  73. My first garden would be perfect for my son. He is a flower freak and loves watering his grandma and grandpas gardens and flowers.

    saebbe at gmail

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  74. I have your button on my blog, entry #2 (I'm counting my question as to how to get the code for the button as entry #1)
    http://betty-n.blogspot.com/

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  75. I have your button on my blog, entry #3
    http://betty-n.blogspot.com/

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  76. button on my blog, entry #4
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  77. button on my blog, entry #5
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  78. it doesn't get better than santa claus is green

    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

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  79. I entered slumber times cd

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  80. I would like to read MY FIRST GARDEN to my goddaughter!
    Zoe0825@verizon.net

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  81. Hang clothing out to dry ( a great green tip from Little Green books).
    Zoe0825@verizon.net

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  82. I found the green glossary to be helpful! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!!
    Zoe0825@verizon.net

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  83. I also entered the Kushies Boa Stacker giveaway! Thanks!
    Zoe0825@verizon.net

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  84. I have your Softest Blanket Week button up! #1

    xpsundell at gmail dot com

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  85. I have your Softest Blanket Week button up! #2

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  86. I have your Softest Blanket Week button up! #3

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  87. I have your Softest Blanket Week button up! #4

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  88. I have your Softest Blanket Week button up! #5

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  89. Little Monkey

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  90. entered your finger puppet giveaway

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  91. The interactive games are very cool on the web site

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  92. They have nice games such as recycle away.
    Thank you for the chance
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  93. I like the Don't Throw That Away
    Thank you for the chance
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  94. We have The Little Monkey book. I love that it is soft and recycled. We would love to have more of these books.
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    imascubagirl@yahoo.com

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  95. entered soft landing contest

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  96. tweet 1 https://twitter.com/phxbne/status/3607480701

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  97. tweet 2 https://twitter.com/phxbne/status/3607480701

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  98. tweet 3 https://twitter.com/phxbne/status/3607480701

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  99. Tip: Print it twice. Don't throw away paper you've printed off from the computer. Turn it over and put it back in the printer's paper tray. Now you can print on the other side.

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  100. love that the tips are directed at kids

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  101. My first garden, looks so cute! Since we did our first garden this year, it would be great!

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  102. I think the Little Monkey book looks really cute!

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  103. I love the book: Santa Claus Is Green!: How to Have an Eco-Friendly Christmas.

    marielay@gmail.com

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  104. How fun! Little Monkey is another book on their site. Thanks for the great give away.

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  105. I think my daughter would like My First Garden book. thanks for the chance
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  106. twitter follower as luv_to_save
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  107. email subscriber
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  108. I have your Mkokopelli's Best Eco-friendly Toy Week button at http://luvtojoingiveaways.blogspot.com/
    luvtosave at gmail.com
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  109. I have your Mkokopelli's Best Eco-friendly Toy Week button at http://luvtojoingiveaways.blogspot.com/
    luvtosave at gmail.com
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  110. I have your Mkokopelli's Best Eco-friendly Toy Week button at http://luvtojoingiveaways.blogspot.com/
    luvtosave at gmail.com
    #3

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  111. I have your Mkokopelli's Best Eco-friendly Toy Week button at http://luvtojoingiveaways.blogspot.com/
    luvtosave at gmail.com
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  112. I have your Mkokopelli's Best Eco-friendly Toy Week button at http://luvtojoingiveaways.blogspot.com/
    luvtosave at gmail.com
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  113. blogged #1
    http://luvtojoingiveaways.blogspot.com/2009/08/little-green-books-giveaway.html
    luvtosave at gmail.com

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  114. blogged #2
    http://luvtojoingiveaways.blogspot.com/2009/08/little-green-books-giveaway.html
    luvtosave at gmail.com

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  115. blogged #3
    http://luvtojoingiveaways.blogspot.com/2009/08/little-green-books-giveaway.html
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  116. green tip: Read a book. Read a story about interesting and exciting characters rather than watching a television show about them.

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  117. I love all the green tips! and also I like that they have games for my daughter to play.

    luvtosave at gmail.com

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  118. One green tip I learned: Collect rainwater in specially made rain barrels to water your plants and garden.

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  119. I have your toy week button on my blog (1)

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  120. I would like My First Garden book

    dropcqueen@yahoo.com

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  121. Extra entry for My Thoughts.
    gourdsrmylife@yahoo.com
    Marj M.

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  122. Christmas isn't too far away. Santa Claus is Green: How to have an Eco-friendly Christmas sounds like a fun book and even shows Santa riding a bike!
    email in blogger profile

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  123. blogged: http://www.brimfulcuriosities.com/2009/08/full-to-brim-kids-book-giveaway-list_28.html

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  124. blogged 2: http://www.brimfulcuriosities.com/2009/08/full-to-brim-kids-book-giveaway-list_28.html

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  125. blogged 3: http://www.brimfulcuriosities.com/2009/08/full-to-brim-kids-book-giveaway-list_28.html

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  126. Santa Claus is Green sounds like a fun read!
    firstrosegrrl@yahoo.com

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  127. Little Panda looks cute. I can't believe it's machine washable. That's totally cool. Wish all books were lol.

    detroit.mommy (at) gmail (dot) com

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  128. I'm following you on twitter @detroitmommy

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  129. I subscribe by email

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  130. I tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/detroitmommy/status/3818798796

    Entry #1

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  131. I tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/detroitmommy/status/3818798796

    Entry #2

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  132. I tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/detroitmommy/status/3818798796

    Entry #3

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  133. I entered your Woven Bamboo Blanket giveaway.

    detroit.mommy (at) gmail.com

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  134. I think "Don't Throw That Away" (coming soon) looks great! Would love to win these for our home library. Thanks for the chance to enter!

    psychmamma (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  135. Follow your blog!

    psychmamma (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  136. Entered your plasma car giveaway!

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  137. Unplug it. Unplug appliances, such as a toaster or radio, when you're not using them. They use power even when they're not running.

    psychmamma (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  138. I love how bright and cheery their site is and how easy it is to find things (easy tab features) and navigate.

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  139. They have a another book called The little Panda, it is a fleece covered book, perfect for baby and machine washable. It is about a panda and his friend a monkey and how they spend their day.

    ppammela at yahoo dot com

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  140. I also entered your Lotus BEBE Luxury blanket give away!

    ppammela at yahoo dot com

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  141. The "My First Garden" title caught my eye.

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  142. I also entered the Fair Trade Fingerpuppets giveaway.

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  143. Little Green Tip: Wear a sweater!

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  144. I am new to your site...would love to read the book MY FIRST GARDEN to my granddaughter. She and I actually had a small garden this summer and just finished picking the last of the tomatoes! I like the fact it is easy to carry along with a cute basket like handle...very cute!

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  145. The one coming soon called Santa Claus Is Green!: How to Have an Eco-Friendly Christmas sounds like a great book ;-)
    sewitupjulie@gmail.com

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  146. I follow you on twiiter
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  147. I subcribe via email :-)
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  148. I entered your giveaway ImagiPLAY Vision Quest Playset from Crunchy Granola Baby Ends- 9/14
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  149. my tweet :-)
    itsallnew2meWIN Little Green Books 2 Lucky readers will win: at http://mkokopelli.blogspot.... Ends9/9 HURRY!
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  150. My First Garden sounds like something my kids would enjoy. They certainly love eating all the tomatoes from our garden!
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  151. I'd love to read My First Garden!

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  152. "Santa Claus Is Green: How To Have an Eco-Friendly Christmas"!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  153. You didn't mention "Little Monkey!"

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  154. I also entered your Imagiplay giveaway.

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  155. My First Garden would be a book that my grandson.
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  156. I like Santa Claus Is Green!: How to Have an Eco-Friendly Christmas.
    mchavez718@gmail.com

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  157. another book is Santa Claus Is Green!: How to Have an Eco-Friendly Christmas

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  158. I like the MY FIRST GARDEN book. yyeres(at)gmail(dot)com

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  159. I want the Santa Claus Is Green!: How to Have an Eco-Friendly Christmas when it is released. Thanks!

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  160. My First Garden to comemorate his first. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

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  161. The My First Garden book would be a really good one for our little ones!

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  162. SANTA CLAUS IS GREEN ! SUPER CUTE. LOVE IT!!!
    familytiesandgrowingpains@gmail.com

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  163. Here's another one - Little Monkey

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  164. Santa Claus Is Green!: How to Have an Eco-Friendly Christmas

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  165. first garden i would like for grandchild

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  166. My first garden, which is a book I'd be interested in getting my little one!

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  167. Don't Throw That Away would be a good choice.

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  168. the Santa Claus Is Green!: How to Have an Eco-Friendly Christmas book looks cute!

    sweetbabycakesnmore @ yahoo

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  169. My First Garden would be great to get children interested in the earth. garrettsambo@aol.com

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