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New Book Series for Outdoor Kiddos from Grow Exploring!

Recently our family was asked if we’d review a new series of books aimed at teaching young kiddos about outdoor recreational equipment.  Considering that our outdoor gear junkie family is always on the lookout for unique reading material relevant to our lifestyle, this book series seemed right up our alley!

We received four books – Let’s Go Climbing, Let’s Go Rafting, Let’s Go Skiing, and C is for Camping.  The first three all have the same format – counting different commonly used items in that particular sport, starting with 1 on the first page, and ending with 10 on the last.  The camping book takes on a letter theme, grouping together gear items that all start with the same letter, and presenting them in an “A is for ________” style book. You can expect to learn an array of things like how to use trailer leveling blocks and how to properly pitch a tent. They range in price from $4.95 – $7.95.

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We gave each of them to C one at a time, a few days apart, just to stretch out the newness factor a bit.  Not surprisingly, he naturally gravitated to the climbing one as his favorite (although the camping one was not far behind!)  While the books are a little on the young side for us to be using as bedtime stories, they are great for him to “read” on his own in on-the-go type situations, such as on a car ride, or in a waiting room.  However, I’m sure that baby #2 will get full-value out of these once she is here!  The “board” style binding and pages make these books plenty durable enough for chewing, gnawing, and any other sort of off-label “explorations” from the infant to toddler set!

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The folks at Grow Exploring were not only generous enough to provide our sampling free of charge for purposes of this review, but they have also volunteered to dole out a set of all 4 books to one lucky reader!  All you have to do to enter is leave a comment about your favorite adventure books for kiddos.  (Be sure to use the Rafflecopter widget below to make sure you’re email is entered for the random drawing, as well as for multiple chances to win!)  Contest will end at midnight EST on February 16th.  Good luck!



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“Not all who wander are lost.” —JRR TOLKIEN