Sunday, August 29, 2010

Charlie and Trike: Review and Giveaway

Today, I get the chance to tell you about the cutest book about the Grand Canyon.  Meant for 4-8 year old, Charlie and Trike in the Grand Canyon Adventure, has been a fun book for my 4 and 6 year olds to explore... and as you'll see below, my 9 year old got in on it some too.


This book is the first in a new series by Ken Ham -- The Green Notebook Series.  Master Books, part of the New Leaf Publishing Group, is behind this -- so I knew I would love it, as I have loved everything of theirs that I have seen.  I so appreciate having the chance to use high quality books from a creationist world view.

This book did not disappoint.  Sturdy, with an engaging story and fabulous pictures, it is also filled with fun extras.  Well, let's let Richard and Trina give you a bit of a book tour (with some help from Thomas too):

Stuff to lift
Little books within the book, like this...
... or this...
...or this...
...or this one, on a fold-out page.
Colorful pictures
And even a note to pull out.

Doesn't that look fun?  Do you want a copy?  I get to give away... not one, not two, not even three... but FOUR of these books to four of my lucky readers.  It would make a fabulous gift, or a great addition to a church library, so even if  you don't have kids near the 4-8 age range, you really ought to enter.

First, some ground rules.  I'll need a US address only.  Sorry, not my rule.  One comment = one entry in the drawing.  I will use random.org to choose the winners, and although you can get multiple entries, you can only win once.   So if I choose someone more than once, I will draw a new winner.

I'm giving you lots of ways to enter.  Pick one, pick two, pick 'em all.  Leave a separate comment for each entry:
  1. Tell me how cute my kids are.  That's definitely worth an entry.  Or which photo you liked best.  Or how big they look since last you saw them. 
  2. Follow me using Google Friend Connect.
  3. Go visit New Leaf Publishing and tell me which book you'd most like to own, besides Charlie and Trike.  Because I need to add to my wish list, LOL.
  4. Either tell me you are my friend on Facebook, or request me as a friend.  (Hopefully the link works.  If not, this entry will be more of an adventure than I thought.)
  5. Like Master Books on Facebook.
  6. Post about this contest (with a link) on your blog, Facebook, or Twitter (one entry for each place you post).
  7. Tell me about a trip you have taken to the Grand Canyon.  Or tell me about something you would like to see there.
Entries must be posted by 11:59 pm MST on Wednesday, September 8.  I will choose winners and notify them via email sometime on Thursday.  If I cannot reach a winner, I will draw again after 48 hours.

Oh, and I forgot... Charlie and Trike have their own website...


NOTE: I received a free copy of Charlie & Trike in the Grand Canyon Adventure from New Leaf Publishing in exchange for sharing my honest opinion of it with my readers.  I received Your Guide to the Grand Canyon, and was also compensated for participating in this blog tour, and I have a chance to win a family pack of tickets to the Creation Museum as well (though I won't be entering, as we would not be able to use them!)

93 comments:

Our Village is a Little Different said...

Your kids are beyond cute. They look adorable smiling and laughing together like that.

Our Village is a Little Different said...

I follow you with GFC.

Our Village is a Little Different said...

Just one book? I guess I would pick "Party of Two" or the "Fruits of the Spirit" Series.

Our Village is a Little Different said...

I just sent you a FB friend request.

Our Village is a Little Different said...

I like master books on Facebook.

Our Village is a Little Different said...

I linked to this on my FB page.

April said...

Your kids are adorable :)

April said...

I already follow your blog!

April said...

I liked master books on FB

April said...

I sent you a friend request on FB

April said...

One book?! A Trip to the Ocean looks good!

Debra said...

A Trip to the Ocean looks amazing! I've never seen that before. Party of Two and Fruits of the Spirit look like great choices too :)

Penny said...

ohmygoodness, Debra, your kids are *gorgeous*! They should model clothing or something. I was going to mention it to you on another board, and then *giggle* I saw your rules for entering the contest.

Penny said...

I like Master Books on fb.

Penny said...

The Grand Canyon?! I've never been. Would love to see any nook or cranny of it!

Penny said...

already your facebook friend! :)

Penny said...

Choosing one book-IMPOSSIBLE. "Big Thoughts for Little Thinkers" looks good. So does "A Trip To The Ocean".

Jennifer said...

Your children are precious, and they look like they are enjoying the book.

Jennifer said...

I follow you with GFC.

Jennifer said...

...and am a FB friend.

Jennifer said...

The Big Thoughts for Little Thinkers books

Jennifer said...

I like Master Books on FB and saw your adorable kid's picture there, too.

Jennifer said...

I have never been to the Grand Canyon, but would like to see any of it. (I did fly over it years ago.)

Debra said...

Love the recommendation for Big Thoughts... I don't have to put that on my wish list, as I already own it! Thanks, Jennifer, for letting me know I'm on Master Books FB page now. Or rather, my kiddos are. :)

Jacy said...

Your kids ARE cute! I like the first picture where they are laughing.

Jacy said...

I added you as a FB friend.

Jacy said...

I posted a link on my FB page.

Jacy said...

When I was living in New Mexico right after college, I drove over to see the Grand Canyon all by myself. It was AMAZING and I can't wait to take my family there one day!

Jacy said...

I tweeted this site.

Jacy said...

I would love to have the Answers curriculum.

Mrs. White said...

I LOVED seeing pictures of your children! They are so cute!

blessings
Mrs. White

Mrs. White said...

I am already a follower of your blog!

Blessings
Mrs. White

Mrs. White said...

I am already your friend on Facebook!

blessings
Mrs. White

Kimberly said...

Your kids are gorgeous. I like the one where all 3 of them are smiling and laughing.

Kimberly said...

I follow you on GFC.

Kimberly said...

I like Master Books on Facebook.

ruthhill74 said...

I love their smiles in the second and third pictures especially. They are truly darling!

ruthaw_1974@yahoo.com

ruthhill74 said...

gfc follower

ruthaw_1974@yahoo.com

ruthhill74 said...

I'd Dinosaura and the lost world and you.

ruthaw_1974@yahoo.com

ruthhill74 said...

sent you a friend request on facebook--ruthhill74

ruthhill74 said...

like master books on fb

ruthhill74

ruthhill74 said...

I have been to the Grand Canyon twice. The first time, I was a little girl. The second time was in 2000 as a part of a family road trip across country. We hiked a very small portion of the Bright Angel Trail. It is so beautiful!

ruthaw_1974@yahoo.com

Katie said...

Your kids are adorable! Are all 5 red-heads? How sweet! We tried going to the Grand Canyon after Christmas, but there was a blizzard that day and the visibility wouldn't let us see anything. :( Maybe my daughter could get a better sense of it through this book...

-Katie from Moving On group
P.S. I'll just friended you on FB (I thought I'd already done that a while back...)

Debra said...

Posting an entry for Katie for her Grand Canyon visit story. Grand Canyon in a blizzard, yikes!!!

Debra said...

Posting an entry for Katie for friending me on FB. Glad to have you on there!! :)

Niranut said...

Pick me! Your kids really are cute! (Almost as cute as mine :)

Niranut said...

Just sent you a FB friend request (from Heidi T.)

Niranut said...

Just "liked" Master Books on FB.

Niranut said...

Lots of good stuff on the New Leaf Publishing site. In addition to what everyone has already suggested, "Westley, the Big Truck" would definitely be a hit here with my little ones.

Niranut said...

And, have just posted a link on my FB homepage.

Niranut said...

Have never been to the Grand Canyon, but would love to go someday when my kids are a little bigger. I always thought the helicopter ride through and in the canyon sounded fun, but probably out of our price range... I would be happy to ride a donkey all the way down-- donkey rentals can't be too expensive, I hope! And just take in the majesty!

Jen said...

I'm already your friend on FB

dfclay@yahoo.com said...

Your children are adorable. It is hard to pick photos. I like the 3rd from the bottom best.

dfclay@yahoo.com said...

Debra - I became your friend on FB this morning

Jen said...

I'm pretty sure I follow your blog--but I'm still figuring out this blogging stuff.

Jen said...

Love all the pics---BTW you still haven't sent me pics from your trip to visit me in DC ;-)

dfclay@yahoo.com said...

I would like a lot of the books on New Leaf Publishing. For my ds8 who loves to read, I would get him Jonathon Park and the Secret of the Hidden Cave. He loved all the Jonathon Park audiobooks. I would like to read the Shadowed Mind since I have recently read the Deadly Disclosures.

Jen said...

The Grand Canyon is still on our list of National Parks to visit--I'd love to go as a family of 4, but who knows if that will happen :-/ Maybe it will just be an Alex and me trip :-)

Cristi said...

First of all, I cannot believe how big Trina is -- somehow Lauren grew up, but Trina's still little in my mind.

Cristi said...

I already follow you on Google Friend connect.

Cristi said...

I can't decide which book to put on my wish list -- either "Dinosaurs, the Lost World, and You" or "Answers for Kids." Brennan would love both of them. He's a big creation scientist after listening to some Jonathan Park CDs.

Cristi said...

I'm already your friend on FB.

Cristi said...

I liked Master Books on FB.

Cristi said...

If I ever make it to the Grand Canyon, I just hope I can trust that Lauren won't fall somewhere and get hurt while I'm taking in the awesomeness of it all.

Jennifer Brunsvold said...

Your kids are adorable and they really look like they are enjoying the book.

I found out about your website from the Yahoo group - thank you!
j c b r u n s v o l d @ m s n (dot) c o m

Anonymous said...

Your children truly are adorable! As I was responding to your email, my daughter said, "All redheads! Aren't they cute!" (and she didn't even know that there was a book at stake) :)

Beth

Lori said...

I went to the Grand Canyon in college and would love to go back with my kids. I flew over it a few years ago and didn't have a window seat and the guy next to me at the window was looking at paperwork the whole time! I couldn't believe it. I strained myself over him the best I could to see out the window, without being too annoying!

Tess said...

Even if it were not a way to enter I would have to say those pictures are adorable! The only children more adorable would be my own LOL!

Elizabeth said...

Your kids are soo cute!! I love it!

Michelle Smith said...

You children are so very cute! I loved the photos of them snuggled up together on the quilt, laughing together happily while reading the book. I couldn't decide whether they were blond or strawberry blond but in any case they are very cute! :)

Michelle Smith said...

I am your Google Friend.

Michelle Smith said...

I would like D Is For Dinosaur. We already have the A Is For Adam, so it would be nice to get the other one. :)

Michelle Smith said...

I am your Facebook friend.

SisterTipster said...

I have red heads too~so I am HUGELY partial!! They are sooo adorable! AND you know, I miss MISS miss this age~even though it was a tough age~soo active! Great giveAway~thanks for offering! ;-))

SisterTipster said...

I'm already a follower!

SisterTipster said...

I'm your friend too ;-))

SisterTipster said...

I'm sharing on fb!

SisterTipster said...

We are hoping to go to the Grand Canyon this next Summer (late Spring.) Whoohoo! I have a great use for this book~I love some littles who'd LOVE IT! Thanks again!

Tess said...

I am already following you on Google Friend Connect.

Debbie said...

Your kids ARE adorable! I love the photos of all three looking at the book together.

Debbie said...

I follow you on Google Friend Connect.

Debbie said...

I'm a Facebook friend.

Debbie said...

Passport to the World looks like a really interesting book.

Monica said...

I think your kids are adorable wish they were in my wedding... Oh wait they are! :-)

Anonymous said...

What cute kids you have!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Vicki Bibeau

Anonymous said...

Vicki is your friend on Facebook

Vicki J Bibeau said...

Vicki looked at Leaf publishing and likes "For You They Signed"

Elinette said...

Following!

Elinette said...

And your kids are super cute! I love the last picture the best.

Ksudoc93 said...

Debra no doubt those kids ARE adorable! I LOVE the pictures!

Ksudoc93 said...

I like Master books on Facebook.

Ksudoc93 said...

We are already friends on Facebook :)

Tess said...

Already a friend on FB!