Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Happy Papertoy Monsters Day!! Review & Giveaway...

Today is the big day...it is Papertoy Monsters Day!!  Workman Publishing has declared today Papertoy Monsters Day in celebration of the fabulous book, Papertoy Monsters: Make Your Very Own Amazing Papertoys by Brian Castleforte.  I just got my hands on this book and it is already a big hit with A&W.

A breakthrough paper-folding book for kids—paper airplanes meet Origami meets Pokemon. Papertoys, the Internet phenomenon that’s hot among graphic designers and illustrators around the world, now comes to kids in the coolest new book. Created and curated by Brian Castleforte, a graphic designer and papertoy pioneer who rounded up 25 of the hottest papertoy designers from around the world (Indonesia, Japan, Australia, Italy, Croatia, Chile, even Jackson, Tennessee), Papertoy Monsters offers 50 fiendishly original die-cut designs that are ready to pop out, fold, and glue. The book interleaves card stock with paper stock for a unique craft package; the graphics are colorful and hip, combining the edginess of anime with the goofy fun of Uglydolls and other collectibles. Plus each character comes with its own back-story.

The recommended age for this book is 9 and up but my 4 year olds LOVE this.   Of course I am doing most of the creating (as I am a kid at heart this is fine by me!) but they adore the monsters they are creating.  The instructions are very straightforward and easy to follow and the characters you can create are absolutely delightful.  What the boys and I really love are the fun stories that go along with each characters which include their origins and special abilities.  A favorite right now?  Abagon from the French Polynesia who can fire breath and who is a master at the barbeque!


Papertoy Monsters are sure to please adults and children alike.  This book makes a perfect rainy or snowy day activity.  You can pick up your copy today on Amazon...





In celebration of Papertoy Monsters Day, Workman Publishing has some fun things you can do with the kiddos...



Make a Valentine's Papertoy Monster (free and ready to print and create!)
Watch a Papertoy Monster Video

Workman Publishing is giving one RBM reader a copy of Papertoy Monsters!  Here is how to enter...

Mandatory Entry:  Tell me something about the little monster you are trying to win this for.  You must complete this entry for all others to be counted.

For Extra Entries:

1.  Follow this blog= 1 entry
2.  Like Reviewed By Mom on Facebook =1 entry
3.  Like Papertoy Monsters on Facebook=1 entry
4.  Enter one of my other giveaways & let me know you have done so = 1 entry per giveaway entered.
5.  Follow Papertoy Monsters on Twitter= 1 entry
6.  Follow Reviewed By Mom on Twitter = 1 entry
7.  Blog, Tweet or Facebook about this giveaway & let me know where to find it (each can be done once daily)  = 1 entry per each
8.  Write a review of RBM on Alexa and let me know you have done so  = 3 entries 
9.  Comment on one of my non giveaway posts and let me know you have done so = 1 entry

Please leave a separate comment for each entry and be sure to include your e-mail.  Contest is open to US residents and will end on February 3rd.    The lucky winner will be announced by e-mail on February 4th and will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen.  Good Luck!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and I was provided with the mentioned book for purpose of review.  The opinions in this post are entirely my own. Your experience may differ from mine. This post has not been reviewed or edited by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this review. The sponsor of this giveaway is responsible for prize fulfillment and shipping the winner(s) their prize.

113 comments:

Pam L. said...

My little monster is just starting to use her imagination, this would be great to help develop it



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Steph said...

I would like to win this book to learn how to build monsters for my own 2 little monsters. They are fun and creative kids. My oldest turned 7 today. He loves when I make cool stuff for him. I have to say, I think this book looks awesome.

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mistee said...

Her name is Chloe and she is 5. =)

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Heather Honey said...

I'd love to win this for my boys aged 5 and 8. They love to use their imaginations with paper cut outs and I think they'd have a great time with this!
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3 Giggly Monsters said...

My little monster is well just that he loves to create anything and make huge messes lol
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Anonymous said...

My little monster is very creative and loves to make things, I am sure he would love this!

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Viva said...

My little monster loves creating with paper, this would be great. Contact info on my blog, thanks!

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greenTXmom said...

My little monster is Griffin, my wild and crazy 4 year old. He is way into monsters right now and this would be a perfect rainy day activity for us. :)
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I already entered your Yogi giveaway. :)
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organizedfairy said...

My little monster is 6 and it is hard to find crafts that interest him. I think this one would be perfect.

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Megan said...

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Shannon said...

I would like to win this for my baby. I know she is too young, but I think this is so neat! She loves anything that has bright colors so I think she would like this.

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Nikki said...

My little monster is five years old, and he loves monsters that aren't scary. This would be a fun book to pull out on a dreary day.

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Megan: said...

My little monster is learning about the presidents and just stated that he doesn't like Grover Cleveland.

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Alyssa said...

My middle little monster just learned to spell her name. We are very proud of her since she is only 3 years old.

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Tracy said...

Since my personal little monster is only 1, this would be for her cousin. He is living in Korea right now!

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tina reynolds said...

I have 3 little monsters I think my oldest Jack would go crazy for this he love making things and playing creativly thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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Forget Shyness Reviews said...

my nephew will be 5 next month and he would love this!

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ArtsyChaos said...

Ok you may think this is funny but if I won this I would give it to my son and his wife. They are both early 20's, no children, and they love to put together wood and paper kits.
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sweetpea08 said...

My little Monster is VERY into Monsters right now! We're constantly going on "Monster" hunts and everything gets blamed on Monsters!
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