Saturday, September 27, 2008

Vicky the Vet Kid Kit - One of Many Usborne Kid Kits

Your child will have fun playing vet with Usborne's Vicky the Vet Kid Kit. It includes a Vicky the Vet doll, kitty, and vet exam table. Also included is Usborne's book titled Vicky the Vet.(cover has been revised) The book itself is great. It takes kids on a daily adventure with Vicky at her veterinarian clinic. Your child can learn what vets do and learn some vet terms too - such as fleas, pulse, and stethoscope. Kids adore the pictures in this book because they are made of claymation people. The pets are claymation too.

My daughter wanted this kid kit because it had a cat in it just like ours. She actually keeps the figures together next to her bed and plays with them often. Kids enjoy having the figures from a book to play act with. It is so good for imaginative play.

Fred the Firefighter is another kid kit based on the Job's People Do Series. Fred comes with his own ladder and hose. It's not that often you come across a firefighter doll for kids to play with. Other books in this series include Daisy the Doctor, Tessa the Teacher, and Frank the Farmer. You can also get all these titles together in one volume called Jobs People Do for just $22.99. This saves you $18.91 if you were to purchase each book individually.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Teach Your Child the ABCs with Usborne's Alphabet Lotto

Teaching your child the ABCs and letter recognition can be one of the funnest things you do with your child. You can make it even more fun with Usborne's Alphabet Lotto game. Designed with the characters from the Farmyard Tales series, this game set includes numerous activities with a variety of difficulty levels. Recommended for ages 2 - 6.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Animal Hide and Seek - Usborne's Combo Touchy Feely and Lift the Flap Book

Animal Hide and Seek is a duel delight for children 9 months and up. Adults will have fun spending time with their little one as he/she discovers the textures and hidden pictures behind the flaps on each page. They also get to play a simple game of hide and seek and a simple counting game is included.

Another neat thing about Animal Hide and Seek is that it is part of Usborne's Farmyard Tale Series. It includes all the Farmyard Tale characters such as Poppy, Sam, Curly and Woolly . As with any Farmyard Tale book illustrated by Stephen Cartwright, there is a little yellow duck to find on each page.

Kids love this book and will enjoy it for a very long time.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Winner of Usborne's Spooky Stencil Cards

I am thrilled to announce that Toni of, It Is Nap Time, is the proud new owner of a set of Usborne's Spooky Stencil Cards. I will email Toni to get her address so I can get these shipped to her ASAP. Make sure you stop by next month to enter the Free Book Give Away. Contest runs from the 1st to the 15th of month each month.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Art Skills - Usborne Books

Usborne's Art Skills book is a very used book in our home. My 10 year old son picks this book up off the shelf and does projects from it on his own all the time.
The above project came from the Giraffe Collage. My son didn't want to do the Giraffe (which is really cute!), but he wanted to make these little birds. They were simple to make by following Usborne's easy instructions that are included in their art and activity books. He even started making other birds from the same concept. The vulture he made was too cool, but doesn't fit in my scanner. The metal fasteners that are used on this project allow for the birds wings to move.

Other projects in Art Skills include Tissue Paper Fruit Rubbings, Techniques for Painting Trees, Skies, and Water, Sponge Printed Animals, Finger Paint Flowers, Textured Houses, and many more projects.

If you have kids who love doing arts projects, this is a great book to have on hand for them. If you home school or want to provide extra art instruction for your children at home, this book will provide that for you.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Usborne's September Spectacular Starter Kit

Ok, so I have to fill you in about the icon above and on the upper left of my page. It has all the info about Usborne's September Spectacular Starter Kit.

I don't know if many of you are aware, but moms (and dads) can have their own activities with Usborne Books by becoming an Usborne Books consultant. The great thing about it is you earn extra income and can earn quite a bit of free books. You can start your own Usborne Books business for only 35.00 this month. That includes shipping! You get nine fabulous Usborne titles, the supplies you need to get started, and your own e-commerce site.

There's a few different types of Usborne consultants:

1. The Discount Shopper - Many people sign up with Usborne solely to have a lifetime discount on Usborne Books. This is great for people who buy a lot of books, and home schoolers who use a lot of Usborne Books in their curriculum. It's only 35.00 to sign up this month, and you get over 100.00 in Usborne Books. You do the math. That's a great deal right there.

2. The Hobbyist - There are people who love books so much that they sign up with Usborne just for the fun of it. These people like to dabble in the business and have fun with it. Usborne has no monthly quotas, so it's great for the hobbyist book lover.

3. The Business Builder - This is someone who wants to build a businesss. You can't go wrong with Usborne. It has such a nominal start up cost, you get all the supplies you need and your own e-commerce site. There are many avenues where you can make money - home shows, school and library sales, reading incentive programs, grant matching programs, fundraising, booths, and web sales. Usborne also provides great training. If you sign up on my site here, you also get me as your sponsor and supervisor. I will help you build your business into the big business you desire.

4. The Web Consultant - Many people are looking for an online business, or already have an online business or blog that they would like to earn extra income from. By having your own Usborne site, the sky is the limit on what you can do with Usborne on the web.

If you have any questions about the Usborne business opportunity please email me at I will be more than happy to go over everything with you.

If you're ready to join my team and the world of Usborne Books you may sign up here.


Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Mermaid Tales from Usborne Books

Anne-Marie at My Readable Feast has a fantastic post about Disney's new Little Mermaid movie and Usborne's wonderful mermaid books and mermaid activity books. For those of you who have girls that love mermaids, these make wonderful birthday and Christmas gifts. Click here to take a look at The Little Mermaid -Ariel's Beginning and Mermaid Tales from Usborne Books by Anne-Marie.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Usborne Free Book Giveaway - Spooky Stencil Cards

Ok, so this isn't a book, but they are great Spooky Stencil Cards. Your kids will love designing their own Halloween or spooky scenes, drawings, and cards. 52 cards are included in this pack. These are wonderful to use for arts and crafts projects too. The cards are made of a nice thick stock, so they are easy to trace. Stencils include classic Halloween subjects such as the ghost shown to the left, bats and skeletons.
I know many of you moms would love to win a set of these so your kids cn create some fun projects. Just post a comment below explaining why you think your kids would like these. The most creative answer will win the set of Spooky Stencil Cards. Just make sure you enable your email so I can email the winner to get your shipping address. Winner will be announced at noon on Sept. 15th.
Happy Stenciling!