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Classic Treasury of Childhood Wonders

by Leanne

Being from the Pacific Northwest means that many spring days are spent inside waiting for the rain to pass.  Although I would have plenty to keep me busy should I be rained in for the week, kids and toddlers are another story entirely.  For them, the best way to spend an indoor day is to learn, make crafts, and imagine, and I found just the book to make that happen.

Childhoodwonderscoverfinal The Classic Treasury of Childhood Wonders (National Geographic Children's Books) is a gorgeous hardbound book filled with classic stories, poems, and illustrations paired with numerous activities to do as a family that are fun for a variety of ages.  Not just a gift for kids, this book is a great family gift.  Think of it as a piece of art to put up on the bookshelf that you can pull down to create some really beautiful memories with your child.  

Celebrating all that is pure and innocent about childhood, Childhood Wonders is part treasury, part activity book, and is one of our new favorite children's titles.  Whether you feel like curling up with your kiddos and reading a good book or you've got imagination to spare, Childhood Wonders is a good bet. 

Although I love a good mama snuggle while we read {who doesn't?}, I am really excited about all the activities that the kiddos and I can do together.  From directions on how to create a hideaway fort, playing with shadows, and easy recipes we can cook up together, Childhood Wonders has all the makings of a great day. 

Besides being filled with page after page of gorgeous illustrations, stories, poems and activities, The Classic Treasury of Childhood Wonders has a great vintage appeal that makes flipping through the pages fun.  Whether you are developing a collection of children’s books for your child’s library or are looking to add this to your own bookcase, it will stand out in your collection and be a favorite for years to come.  

The Classic Treasury of Childhood Wonders: Favorite adventures, stories, poems, and songs for making lasting memories, by Susan Magsamen, may be a long title, but it really does say it all.  These moments with our children are incredibly precious and in this fast paced world we live in, we all could stand to do a bit slowing down and enjoying this magical time with them.  I can't wait to read Childhood Wonders with my little ones throughout the years and teach them how much fun anything can be with just a little bit of imagination.

“If we take care of the moments, the years will take care of themselves.”

Find out more at: http://www.familystories.org/index.htm
And Now For the Giveaway! 
One lucky Rave and Review reader will win a hardbound copy of The Classic Treasury of Childhood Wonders

To Enter: Simply check out the FamilyStories website and tell me something you are excited about doing with your little ones

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On March 28th at 11:59pm PST a winner will be drawn, announced here and notified via email.  Winner will have 48 hours to contact me or a new winner will be chosen.  Giveaway open to US and Canadian Addresses.

This giveaway is now closed.  Thank  you to all who entered and congratulations to:

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A big thank you to National Geographic Kids for providing us with a sample to facilitate my review and one to giveaway to our fabulous readers.  All opinions are 100% ours and no form of monetary compensation was received in exchange for this Rave Review.

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I cant wait to start scrapbooking with my girls

Tracy March 28, 2011 - 12:54 pm

We are huge craft girls in my house so I would look forward to doing the craft projects with my girls – this book looks amazing like all NG books are. We own alot of them.

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Loving the “I Am Grateful” card!

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