Usborne Books *Review & Giveaway*

***This Giveaway is now CLOSED Congrats to MoziEsmé who won***
Out of her house full of toys Amber has only one certain thing she’s ever interested in, and that’s her books! She loves to “read” them to herself, to have me read them, and just to sit and look through them. She even enjoys looking through Momma’s books and tries to say the letters.
She gets her love of books from me. Growing up I always had my nose stuck in one book or another, and still do whenever I get the chance. I’m sure I’ve read thousands of books in my lifetime, and still have a huge list that I want to read!
Out of all of her books Amber’s favorites are hands down the Usborne books that we own. Mellisa hosted a party for me when I was back home in August. I got a ton of wonderful books for Amber as a result!
In the video above you can see Amber reading First Picture Nature and First Colors as you can see she’s learned so much from both! Each time we read either of them she’s telling me a new word I had no idea she knew!
The only thing I would give you a heads up about Usborne is I alway buy “old” for Amber. They give you age guidlines and sometimes they’re good and other times I find that what they recommend for Amber’s age range is quite a bit bellow her. For example, the First Colors book is recommended for 2 and up and I we’ve been using it since she was 18 months old.  She’s a very smart little girl though. You know your child best so if you know they are in a higher comprehension range go ahead and buy older books, the same goes if you have a special needs child or a certain area your baby is having a harder time in. The age guidlines are just that, guidelines.
Usborne books are fun, colorful, and hold up extremely well! Amber adores all the Touchy-Feely books and Animal Hide and Seek is her current favorite book it’s touchy feely and has flaps! Jackpot!
Although Usborne books are extremely reasonably priced, as you’ll soon find out, who doesn’t love a good sale?! Usborne’s throwing a Black Friday sale beginning Thanksgiving Day at Noon (CST) through Monday 11/30 at Noon (CST). You can 40-60% off, these would make great Christmas gifts!!!
In addition to the fabulous sale Melissa has graciously offered to let one lucky reader choose their very own Usborne book!! that is $10 or under. The wonderful thing about Usborne is that out of the 1,400 books Usborne carries 80% are under $10!!!
So how can you win a wonderful book? I’m about to tell you!
But first I also wanted to share that Melissa has a monthly drawing on her website for $50 in free Usborne books!! Be sure to check it out as well!
**Mandatory Entry**
This must be done in order for any other entry to count
1 Entry each ~ Follow me through Google Friend Connect, Subscribe to my RSS feed (Ramblings For You), or subscribe to me via email (Ramblings to Your Inbox)
You only have to do one, but you get an additional entry for each that you do!
(you know you wanna follow me, I have lots of nice stuff, promise!!!! Plus the more followers I have, the better stuff I’ll get to give away! When I reach 200 followers I will take a video of myself lip syncing and dancing to some random song chosen by you! 😉 It’s gonna be even better than the happy dance!)
**Additional Entries**
Because books are the best thing for kids!!
1 Entry ~ Visit the website and let me know what book you’ll choose if you win!
1 Entry **Daily** Follow Me on Twitter and Tweet. You may copy/paste the following
Win your choice of an Usborne book at @Coastiewife321 Ends 12/2 Pls RT! #giveaway
1 Entry for every 3 people you email about this! (As in if you email 9 people you get 3 extra entries) CC me
2 Entries ~ Snag my button, isn’t it cute?! Leave me the url so I can come visit your blog!
3 Entries ~ Blog about this, leave me the URL to the post, you know you wanna share the love!
1 Entry ~ Get up, spin around in a circle fast 3 times, sit back down and try to type a sentence. No correcting what it says!!! Again, can’t explain to anyone unless they ask!!! 😉
This Giveaway will end 12/2/09 at 10:00 p.m. EST
I will choose the winner via contact them via email and post them on this blog. They have 48 hours to claim their win before a new winner is chosen.
Good Luck!!!


  1. mom2boys

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  2. mom2boys

    I would get the Baby’s Very First Animals Book! It would be great for the new baby, Thanks 🙂

  3. mom2boys

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  6. mom2boys

    okkk..that was not suchh a good idea…wait i thinnk the room has stopped spinning now..haha 🙂

  7. oona.

    I would choose 50 Things to Make and Do, my daughter loves crafty books!
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

  8. oona.

    Ug, I am dizzy now!
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  9. oona.

    Follower with GFC!
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  10. oona.

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  11. Kym

    I am following Ramblings by Nicole through Google Friends Connect

  12. Kym

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  13. Kym

    I am subscribed and confirmed to Ramblings via email

  14. Kym

    I like the look of the 1001 Things To Spot At Christmas (1001 Things to Spot), that would keep them busy in the car!

  15. Kym

    wioj masndma!
    Now that did say Wow Mamma!

  16. littlelatina

    sounds great

  17. randio

    I subscribe via email.

  18. randio

    I’d choose the 123 Touchy Feely book or the ABC Board Book.

  19. tanya904

    I follow your blog via google

  20. tanya904

    I would choose the Animal Noises Board Book

  21. tanya904

    Twitter Follower and tweeted

  22. Benita

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  23. Benita

    I subscribe via email.


  24. Benita

    I’d get Vegetarian Cooking for Beginners.


  25. Benita

    OK Her’s my sentence after apinnjung atopund 4x fadt.


  26. Candice

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  27. Jessica

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  29. Candice

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  30. Jessica

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  31. Jessica

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  32. Jessica

    I think I would choose the Sticker Dolly Dressing Ballerinas book for my daughters.

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  33. Candice

    I would choose Potty Time & Panda in the Park for my son 🙂

  34. Jessica

    here is my sentence after spinning

    Hmm…..maybe I didn’t go fast enough? Oh well, at least it was the funnest thing I have ever had to do to qualify an entry for a giveaway!

    Thank you!

    girlygirlugh at gmail dot com

  35. Candice

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  36. Candice

    i dont kneow wgat to worte
    ok thats meant to be I dont know what to write. You make us do some crazy things Nicole hehehehe!

  37. Heidi Plummer

    I’m a follower. 🙂

  38. Heidi Plummer

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  39. Heidi Plummer

    I subscribe via email.

  40. Heidi Plummer

    I think I would pick Animal Homes flap book. 🙂

  41. Heidi Plummer

    rI lowe alinnah muchly! Not bad, I’d say…”I love Alinnah muchly!”

  42. wmmahaney

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  43. Jaime

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  44. Jaime

    email subscriber
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  46. Jaime

    One that I would pick is the Sticker Dolly Dressing Princesses
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  47. Jaime

    have button
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  48. Jaime

    ty to type a qustion……….lol
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    (had to wait til I stopped spinning to type in my email addy)

  49. Amy

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  50. Amy

    I’d pick “On the Moon”! I heart picture books.

    amythomas at gmail dot com

  51. Amy

    canqyou reac this?

    Not too bad… I had to do it twice because the first time I spun I didn’t have the comment box up! LOL!

  52. mom2boys

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  53. Cheryl

    I follow your blog

  54. erma

    I am a google follower.

  55. Jen

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  56. Jen

    If I won, I would choose the How Big Is A Million? book.

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  57. Anonymous

    Happy December!

  58. ktgonyea

    1001 things to spot at Christmas looks wonderful 🙂

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  59. chazvgo

    I follow on Google Friend 🙂

  60. Carolsue

    I follow you on Google Friends Connect – Carolsue

  61. Carolsue

    I subscribe with Google Reader

  62. Carolsue

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  63. Carolsue

    I posted your button on my blog

  64. Carolsue

    I like “That’s Not My Monkey”

  65. mail4rosey

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  66. mail4rosey

    I would choose the “Baby’s Potty” board book.

  67. MoziEsmé

    I’m a follower!

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  68. MoziEsmé

    And a subscriber via Google Reader

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  69. dvice

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  70. dvice

    I’d choose Ted and Friends

  71. dvice

    I follow on twitter and left a tweet

  72. kathy pease

    following your blog as klp1965

  73. kathy pease

    id pick 100 Dinosaurs to Spot

  74. Lori Taube

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  75. Lori Taube

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  76. Lori Taube

    email subscriber.

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  77. Lori Taube

    I would choose “That’s not my monkey.” 🙂

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  78. Lori Taube

    Twitter follower – clctaube
    and tweet

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  79. Lori Taube

    i lobe this fiveawat@

    Maybe not such a good idea with a headache.. lol

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  80. naynays1

    I follow your blog on Google.

  81. naynays1

    I would choose the Animal Noises Board Book.

  82. maxfate

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  83. lilyk

    I subscribed by email.

  84. lilyk

    I would choose I Can Draw Animals.

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