Traveling With Kids Giveaway – Top That! Publishing Activity Books

by Kelsey Norwood

in Giveaways

{The winner of Fuzzy Fair is Diane, who said, “These are SUPER! My son loves anything with texture and would love the fuzzy books! I especially like the farm and the shapes!” And the winner of Playtime is Megan, who said, “I love the magnet books – magnets and books are a great combination!”

Email your address to kelsey[at]vanillajoy[dot]com to claim your prize. Thanks!}

THE PRIZE

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Two readers will each win one of these Top That! Publishing Books: Fuzzy Fair: A Soft Felt Play Book or Playtime: A Magnetic Play Book!

MY REVIEW

As you may know from my Activity Bag posts, we recently went on a 12 hour road trip with our 2 1/2 year old (Elliot) and our 3 month (Gus). There wasn’t much I could do to make Gus happy except pump milk while we drove and feed it to him constantly. But I did put together some fun activities for Elliot, and a few Top That! Publishing books were included.

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We brought along the Animals magnetic play book, Fuzzy Duck, and the Early Days Counting book. I could have a whole shelf in my library dedicated to Top That! Publishing books because they’re so interactive, educational, and fun for kids of all ages.

These three books are a good representation of the kinds of books Top That! Publishing has in their vast collection. Fuzzy Duck is actually a Tide Mill Press title and is a soft felt play book. Each page has a little pond that parents can help children place the correct animals in to match the written story.

Animals is part of the magnetic play series and contains a set of magnets that the child can match to pictures and words on each page.

And the Early Days Counting book is one of Elliot’s all time favorites because it combines his 2 favorite things: puzzles and books. Each page of this book has a number and that many puzzle pieces. For example, on page 10, there are 10 bright and colorful fish puzzle pieces. It’s so much fun and very useful at church, the doctor’s office, or in the car to keep kids busy and learning.

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We’ve been visiting grandparents and cousins for the past few weeks, and these books were just what we all needed to get these two precious toddlers out of the house for a minute. They sat on our Tuffo picnic blanket and read their magnetic and fuzzy felt books for long enough to give everyone in the house a break!

Top That! Publishing has all kinds of great books for kids that are fun for more than just reading. Check out their website and choose your favorite!

GIVEAWAY RULES

  • Visit TopThatPublishing.com
  • Come back here and tell me your favorite book before midnight Thursday, August 20.
  • A winner will be selected and announced at the top of this post Friday.
  • Only one comment per person unless you earn extra entries.
  • Giveaway open only to residents of the continental United States…sorry.
  • Winners must email me to claim their prize within 5 days.

EARN EXTRA ENTRIES

You may earn 1 extra entry each for doing the following (make a separate comment for each thing you do):

  • Follow me on Twitter
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  • Comment on any non-contest post (must contribute to the conversation)
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GOOD LUCK and THANKS, Top That! Publishing!

{ 78 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Linda B August 17, 2009 at 6:20 am

I just found your blog through the Crafty Crow. These books look great! We have to travel 2 days by car to get to family a couple of times a year and I am always looking for good travel activities for my 2 yr. old. Thanks for all the good ideas!

2 Natalie August 17, 2009 at 6:56 am

These look like great fun. We take lots of road trips and I’m always looking for stuff to keep my kids occupied.

3 Julia August 17, 2009 at 7:08 am

Very cool! My kids would love these and hopefully they would keep them occupied on long trips or even at church!

4 Jessica August 17, 2009 at 7:48 am

As I mentioned in the past post, I thought your bags were a great idea and plan on making similar bags for my trip to Ohio with them this Labor Day. Thanks for sharing!

5 Sue D August 17, 2009 at 8:15 am

These look great to keep little ones occupied!

6 Heather D. August 17, 2009 at 8:45 am

My son would love these fun books for car trips, church, or even just playing at home.

7 APRIL August 17, 2009 at 9:46 am

I think the Fuzzy Fair book would be perfect for this time of the year. We’ve spent so much time at fairs this summer and it would be a good way to remember it with my kids throughout the rest of the year, too!

8 Mindy Bird August 17, 2009 at 10:26 am

I love the “How to Draw 101…” books! That would entertain my niece for hours! I like the Fairy one specifically.

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11 leslie innes August 17, 2009 at 10:41 am

I too just found your blog through crafty crow. What a great idea to use a muffin tin in the car. We just did a 12 hour road trip wish I would have saw this sooner :) oh well next time

I really love the magnetic books. My kids love anything with magnetics!!! Since I have a 5 yr old princess I have to say I will be ordering a princess magnetic book!

12 leslie innes August 17, 2009 at 10:42 am

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14 leslie innes August 17, 2009 at 10:43 am

OK I read your post about the toothpicks with toddler food. That is such a great idea which then led me to getting your toddler to eat!!! GENiOUS!!

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16 shannon August 17, 2009 at 11:03 am

“What a silly cow” looks cute! We love books in all shapes and sizes!

17 shannon August 17, 2009 at 11:03 am

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20 Shauna August 17, 2009 at 11:22 am

This would be perfect for my 2 1/2 year old. I think she is finally old enough to sit down for a few minutes at a time and a game like this would be perfect to captivate her attention!

21 Monica D. August 17, 2009 at 11:36 am

I love all the To That! Kids books! With three girls (3 and under) they love dress up and funny faces. I would pick those two for the 2 and 1-year- olds, and for the three-year-old, going into preschool, I would choose the first words and numbers for good practice at home!

Thanks for the great ideas on traveling. We’ll put those to good use while driving to WA (from UT) this winter!

22 Julie August 17, 2009 at 12:02 pm

Pip the Pony to the Rescue is cute :)

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24 Kim August 17, 2009 at 2:03 pm

love to get: Explore, Dream, Discover…

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26 Brianne August 17, 2009 at 2:33 pm

I think the Fuzzy Fun Counting or Fuzzy Farm books look like fun. My daughter loves interactive books.

27 Brianne August 17, 2009 at 2:34 pm

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29 Brianne August 17, 2009 at 2:34 pm

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30 Elena August 17, 2009 at 3:26 pm

My son loves animals and soft things so I think he would love the Fuzzy Farm Play book!

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33 Kim August 17, 2009 at 4:36 pm

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34 Maren B. August 17, 2009 at 4:42 pm

We are seriously in need of some new, more interactive books to keep Eva busy with, especially at church. These quiet, puzzle-y books would be perfect.

35 Amanda August 17, 2009 at 8:54 pm

I thinkt the star of wonder book looks really great for the kidlets!
We also love the when i am a princess book!!
great givewaway!

36 Amanda August 17, 2009 at 8:57 pm

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Sorry :)

37 Amanda August 17, 2009 at 8:58 pm

i also signed up for your newsletter ages ago. :)

38 Michelle W August 18, 2009 at 8:27 am

I love the Magnetic Dressing up Princess book

39 Michelle W August 18, 2009 at 8:27 am

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40 Sue D August 18, 2009 at 9:15 am

I like the Fuzzy Farm book.

41 Sue D August 18, 2009 at 9:15 am

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42 amy p August 18, 2009 at 9:33 am

I like the fuzzy fun counting book

43 amy p August 18, 2009 at 9:33 am

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48 Christine August 18, 2009 at 9:50 am

Great books! I really like Explore, Dream, Discover. Thanks!

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52 Christine August 18, 2009 at 9:53 am
53 Julie B August 18, 2009 at 1:48 pm

My daughter is crazy for horses or (horcas as she calls them) For that reason, I would have to choose Pip the Pony to the rescue. I love to collect childrens books and these are precious

54 Richelle F August 18, 2009 at 2:27 pm

The Funny Faces and Funny Monsters look fun!

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57 judy brittle August 18, 2009 at 2:53 pm

What great books! I also really like Cartoon Studio for drawing cartoon characters. Very nice. Thank you!

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62 Diane August 18, 2009 at 3:27 pm

These are SUPER! My son loves anything with texture and would love the fuzzy books! I especially like the farm and the shapes! :)

63 Diane August 18, 2009 at 3:27 pm

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64 Diane August 18, 2009 at 3:29 pm

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65 Diane August 18, 2009 at 3:32 pm

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66 Sue D August 18, 2009 at 5:28 pm

I made a comment on your postRoad Trip Kids Activity Bag #3.

67 Gina Loggins August 18, 2009 at 7:29 pm

I didn’t realize they had so many books. I like the magnetic words books the best.

68 bridget3420 August 18, 2009 at 7:34 pm

My favorite book is the Magnetic Game Books

69 bridget3420 August 18, 2009 at 7:35 pm
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73 Alice August 18, 2009 at 9:49 pm

I like the fuzzy friends book.

74 Alice August 18, 2009 at 9:49 pm

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75 crazyestonian August 19, 2009 at 12:31 am

I think the “Amazing Mosaics” or “Fantastic Mosaics” are the greatest. Open ended and simple :)

76 Jennifer Kojis August 19, 2009 at 9:30 am

The let’s play Diggers and trains books my son would love. I Think he would play with them for hours before bed time. Any of the drawing books my daughter would love. She enjoys coloring and drawing. She love crafts.

77 Megan August 19, 2009 at 5:27 pm

I love the magnet books – magnets and books are a great combination!

78 Amy August 20, 2009 at 2:14 pm

There are so many my little girl would enjoy. I like Fuzzy Farm as well as the magnetic books. Super travel toys!

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