Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Laughing Giraffe Books (review and $50 GC giveaway)

Disclosure: A sample was provided to help facilitate the review. No other form of compensation took place. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

When reading about 'The Making of a Knight' you might want to wear a knight costume.
That's not mandatory, of course, but it does make it more fun.

What do you wear when you read a book about 'The Making of a Knight?' Well, you wear your knight suit (of course!).

Books are big in our house, huge actually, and you can see my son above going through one of the newest ones that has made its way to our book collection, courtesy of Laughing Giraffe Books.


Laughing Giraffe Books offers a Book of the Month delivery service that I love. Each month a book that has been carefully selected to match your child's interests is mailed to your home.  That is fan-tas-tic because a). It gets your kids excited about reading b). It gives them a mail delivery to look forward to each month (I know my kids love to get mail, and a gift wrapped book makes it even more fun).

The Book of the Month delivery service would be a great holiday gift idea for any young reader, don't you think?  Imagine giving the gift that will inspire the little ones you love to look forward to their reading.  I just can't think of a nicer present.  An added bonus? Once the interest in all of the other holiday gifts has waned for your children, this one is going to continue to be exciting.


There is no commitment (hurrah!), and each book that arrives to your home will be gift wrapped in pretty paper.  Another big plus for me: Free Shipping & Handling on every order.

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If you are looking to make a purchase without enrolling in the Book of the Month delivery service, you can do that too.  There are many categories to choose from, and you'll find great selections such as the group of Christmas books I found (pictured above).  The website is geared towards young readers (Newborn to ages 8+), offers many book purchasing options, and is very well organized to help you find exactly what you want/need.

You can learn more about Laughing Giraffe Books by visiting their website.

You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and/or their blog.

One lucky reader gets a $50 gift certificate to purchase anything they would like from Laughing Giraffe Books.
US Entrants only.
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94 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

A book delivery service is an awesome idea for kids that love to read. That way there are always new things to read coming in!

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

The name of the book caught my attention. Very nice that they select the books with the childs interest in mind.

Casey Lindberg-Coghill said...

My nephew has that exact book your son is reading! How funny! :) I'll have to ask him what he thinks of it; I just happened to see it on the floor with some other books when I was over there last time. ;) LOL As a former English teacher, I love reading and want my future kids to be exposed to it as much as possible. I will have to keep this service in mind if it's still around when my husband and I have kids.

Pat Hatt said...

That is a great idea, nice how they tailor it to the kids too

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

My boys love knights. Sounds like a neat company.

Trista Laborn said...

Thank you for sharing this because my daughter is an avid reader and LOVEs to read she would LOVE something like this!!!

Teresa McCluskey said...

I like that they have the books group out to books for babies, books for boys and books for girls it makes shopping so much easier!

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

hey Rosey! Thank you for your sweet comments regarding my Veterans Day post. That was so nice of you. I have a Giveaway for JUST MY followers going on. It is Monday's post after the Veterans post (which was also on Monday) ♥

Anonymous said...

I learned that they have a book of the month club and my son would love that.

Julie Maloney said...

Oh this is just super, my kids happen to be 5 & 8 which falls perfectly into this category and we're big readers here because Jake is dyslexic and we're trying to improve his reading skills. He's in third grade but is only on a Kindergarten level. It doesn't stop us from reading books for his age group, it just means I help read them with him.

Theresa said...

I love the One to Grow On set. It looks like it has a lot of books that I loved in my own childhood. Corduroy, Curious George. Runaway Bunny. All such great picks!

Ashley Gill said...

I love this! Learning about the book a month club is awesome! I think I may sign my daughter up.

Teresa Moody said...

Book of the month clubs are so fun!! We used to subscribe to one. I like that it comes wrapped up.

Gretchen Conover said...

what a great gift idea!

Colette S said...

I like the customization features.

Heather S said...

I like the And All Things Nice set for my daughter!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I did a book of the month club for my kids when they were little and we liked it so much that I probably did it for at least five years! Laughing Giraffe Books looks the modern day version of that!

Ann Jones said...

I love that he is dressed as a knight while reading the book, too cute :) Sounds like a great company!

Amberlee said...

Sounds like a great program! I will have to check them out, my girls LOVE books!

Lanaya | Raising Reagan said...

Seriously ... could your son be any cuter with his outfit? What a great book!

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AMBER EDWARDS said...

I've seen a few of these books and they are so cute! My kids love them!

alissa apel said...

I really like the photo of your son! From the site I like MYSTERIES, GIANTS AND CURES.

Pride In Photos said...

I adore his knight costume...what a cutie!

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

I love your little knight reading :) books rock!

Pam said...

I would totally wear my knight costume if I were reading a book about knights! How cute.

Bobbi Burleson said...

I used to belong to book clubs when I was little and had books delivered every month. I loved to read!!

Brian Miller said...

some pretty cool books...and reading is such a freeing thing for kids...so much to explore with the gift of reading....

Binky said...

The way so few kids read books these days, it sounds like a great way to get them interested in them.

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

I'm a Literacy Specialist by profession so any books that get kids excited about reading are right up my alley. Reading regularly is so important to building fluency and comprehension.

Kenya G. Johnson @ KenyaGJohnson.com said...

Cool, I just checked out the website. This is a great gift idea.

slb3334 said...

giggles and gorillas.

Growing Up Madison said...

They are awesome! We got a set of the goodnight books and I have to say that the service was excellent. They really do make great gifts.

DWei said...

Pretty sure I need to be an American to do this.

Sigh.

PaulineMilner said...

I am going to purchase And Puppy Dog Tails for our Grandson for Christmas. Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity. Keep up the terrific blogging.

Mary said...

That does sound like a great idea to keep kids interested in reading! Fun!

Kay Adeola said...

Lovely idea and of course i am sure your son loved the book even more dressed up as a knight :-)

Dawn Bedingfield said...

I love that there is no commitment and shipping is free. That is a big plus.
Your little one is so sweet in his costume reading the book. I'm sure he loves it.

Notorious Spinks said...

There's nothing better than being in character when reading a book. Makes the adventures seems so much more real.

a49erfangirl said...

I like how they have different collections for sale.

Amanda McMahon said...

I love books that aren't related to something you can "buy" (ie, Disney princess books, etc) They tend to have better story lines as well as not "requiring" that you buy more things!

angel d said...

DINOSAUR BONES

618mom said...

I like the get them hooked collection. I think my boys would really enjoy that!

Julia Cosgrove said...

I really like their Boys! Boys! Boys! collection.

Anonymous said...

I love the Peek-A-Boo Baby book set.

Unknown said...

From BabsProjects: We are a family of readers and love books. This book delivery service sounds great.

Melanie B said...

what a great selection of books! I like the boys collection. They look like they are really tailored to the kids and likes.

~ Noelle said...

what a great idea ;)
books and mail... kids love both ... at least mine does

gahome2mom said...

We love books! I am picking for ages up to 8 year old the Mostly True Stories collection. Happy Holiday.

Through My Eyes said...

I like the One to Grow On book set.

Justin Knight said...

What a great giveaway and what an awesome service! I had never heard of this! My son will love it!

Julie Carlyle said...

HOW CUTE!

He looks so into the book :)

Anonymous said...

love this! they have free shipping n gift wrap which is very good to have!

Katherine Bartlett said...

My daughter would love this. She reads all the time.

Terra H. said...

I like the Dancing Shoes book collection. Thanks.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Beth said...

I like the http://www.laughinggiraffebooks.com/Dinosaur-Bones

Beth W

Tarah M said...

I really like the Trucks book set. My son would love it. P.S - I'm pretty sure my son has that same knight costume. He loves it!

Allie G said...

I like One to Grow on

LaProfesoraFrida said...

You can order sets of books which makes it easy to shop for a specific person's interests. :)

mich0825 said...

I like that you have sets of books grouped by the boy's specific interests.

marcia goss said...

They offer free gift wrap and free shipping!

deniseyweesy said...

I like that they have book sets for babies

Ashley said...

I like the one to grow on set.

mel said...

i like BOARD BOOK BONANZA!

Angie Brewer said...

How awesome! They have one of my favorite childrens books, Caps For Sale, in one of their sets.

Tamar said...

I like Board Book Bonanza! also but I also like Girls! Girls! Girls!

mogrill said...

I like the Eric Carle set.
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill12@gmail.com

Kristie said...

My son would enjoy the BUDDING ARTISTS books :-)

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

I love 3..2..1. blast off books
seyma_bennett@hotmail.com

Danielle PB said...

I like that all the books are sent wrapped. How cool is that?!
dpapsis2@gmail.com

Laura Lane said...

free gift wrap and free shipping

Juggling Real Food and Real Life said...

Books make the best gifts. My son would love this wonderful prize. We love spending time cuddled up together under a blanket sharing a good book.

Amber said...

I would to give this to my daughter she loves to read. and the girls set is all her faves!

Danielle said...

http://www.laughinggiraffebooks.com/favorite-series-for-girls

ape2016 said...

I like the Fly Me to the Moon book set.

april yedinak

Theresa N. said...

I like the Polar Express.
theresa n
weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

Andrina Goetz said...

I want the A TREASURY FOR TODDLERS

Anonymous said...

I love that you can buy sets of books by theme - when homeschooling my kids, we always read a lot of books on the topic of interest.

Jennifer Blanton said...

I like the all things nice set for girls

ReggieMann said...

I like the Fa, La, La, La, La! book set

Gianna said...

Where is Baby's Belly Button?

Danielle jones said...

this would be a great Christmas gift for any child. I love that you can get free gift wrapping. that would be great at my house. My son loves to be nosey when packages are delivered.

Heather said...

My youngest would love the Ahoy Thar Matey book set!

Randi said...

I love the ONE TO GROW ON set!

Becca Ann said...

I like the a stroll down memory lane

Paula Michele Hafner said...

My son would like the boy's book pack, Ahoy Thar Mates.

Debra said...

i like the PEEK-A-BOO BABY book set

bunnyswagg said...

I would love the Eric Carl books.

bbrittbrat1398 said...

I love his knight costume!!

Kate Newton said...

I found out that they gift wrap their books..and it looks so cute! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Tara W said...

I like that you can shop by age and by occasion.
Tara Woods

Candie L said...

My son would love mysteries, giants, and cures. Thank you

Sarah Marshall said...

I like the Girls! Girls! Girls! book set! I think it is so important to teach young girls to feel empowered to create their own destinies!

dawn keenan said...

They have an amazing selection of books! I really liked the TIGERS, GORILLAS, AND DINOSAURS, OH MY! collection

Leslie said...

I love the Once Upon a Time set.