Sunday, March 6, 2011

Busy With Bugs: 160 Extremely Interesting Things To Do With Bugs....Review & Giveaway


Like most kids, my four year old twins love bugs.   Last spring and summer we spent many, many hours studying and trying to capture all kinds of creepy crawlies.  If you had told me 10 years ago I would be spending vast amounts of time digging in the dirt to find worms I would have thought you were crazy but here I am!  When I learned of a new book called Busy with Bugs:  160 Extremely Interesting Things To Do With Bugs by Toni Albert I KNEW we had to have it!

Busy with Bugs provides an ant hill of activity for kids who love bugs and bug adventures. The book buzzes with practical how-to information, fun facts, and 160 exciting hands-on-bugs activities. By introducing children to thrilling, close-up encounters with the little animals called bugs, award-winning author Toni Albert encourages independent learning and personal discoveries. Children can investigate bug behavior, life cycles, and habitats in their own backyards and school yards. Busy with Bugs includes field guide information, stunning art in butterfly colors, silly Bug Giggles, fascinating Bug Buzz with surprising bug facts, a glossary, index, resource list, and guide to keeping bugs. 

This book is absolutely, positively wonderful.   It is filled with interesting facts guaranteed to keep your little bug detectives busy and engaged.  My boys and I have absolutely pored over all the pages and we are already planning some great bug activities for the warmer weather.  As a person who is not such a fan of the creepy crawlies it is a BIG deal for me to actually say that I am excited to put some of these ideas to work.  At the top of our bug fun list?  Catching a firefly in a jar and using it as a night light in our rooms for an evening before we let it go.  Going on a caterpillar hunt at night (when they like to feed).  Making a mud bath for butterflies.  I could go on and on as A&W never tire of the thought of learning more about bugs!

I am a huge fan of this book.  The boys (and me too!) learned a whole lot of interesting facts and we are armed with lots of fun and educational things to do together as a family.  The illustrations (done by Margaret Brandt) are bright, interesting and accurate so we know just what kind of creepy critters we are looking at.  Bravo for Busy with Bugs!  You can pick up your own copy of Busy with Bugs today on Amazon...



I am thrilled to tell you that the author Toni Albert is giving one very lucky RBM reader a copy of Busy with Bugs!

Here is how to enter...

Mandatory Entry:  Visit the Trickle Creek Book website and check out the other very interesting books and eco journals they have available.  Leave a comment below telling me which other book you think the children in your life would most enjoy.  You must complete this entry for all others to be counted.

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

Please leave a separate commen.t for each entry and be sure to include your e-mail.  Contest is open to US residents and will end on March 16th.    The lucky winner will be announced by e-mail on March 17th 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.

78 comments:

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