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I truly believe that you cannot go wrong giving books as holiday gifts to children. Activity books are a bonus, because they are just so much fun! Rockport Publishers has a huge variety of some amazing books that any child would love to receive. A few of my favorites are their super fun Scratch and Create books!
Scratch & Create books allow your child to scratch of the dark coating on the pages of the book (with the special scratching tool provided) to reveal a fun, magical illustration underneath! These Scratch & Create books are designed for children about six years old and up. I love the idea of giving gifts that encourage a child to tap into their creativity, and does not include anything electronic!
I was given the chance to review the Scratch & Create Magical Tarot Book. (I don't believe in Tarot cards or readings, but the book is still a lot of fun.) I love the cool process of scratching away until I see a really mesmerizing design.
Scratch & Create Magical Tarot provides a complete 78-card tarot deck—just gently separate the cards by their perforation, then let your mind wander as you scratch off the dark coating to reveal the images of the Major and Minor Arcana in rich, colorful detail.
For centuries, tarot cards have guided those seeking hope, answers, and reassurance as they navigate the twists and turns of life. Meditate on these quests as you uncover the magical illustrations of this unique deck. Each page of this Scratch & Create book includes four perforated removable cards, as well as brief details about each one. The notes include alternative names for each card, the element(s) it represents, and its key meanings.
After you separate the cards, relax and be inspired as you use the specially designed tool to scratch off the dark coating to reveal the surface of each card. Relax as you watch the beautiful Tarot cards come to life, each an individually designed work of art by the illustrator Marenthe.
Use this magical deck like any other, to reflect on your life as you gain insights and inspirations in matters of love, health, wealth, home life, and more.
Rockport Publishers has several really fun Scratch & Create books to choose from, such as: The Wild Garden, Amazing Endangered Animals, Enchanted Forest and Folk Art Flowers to name a few. Which one do you think you would choose?
Check out all of the Scratch& Create books here!
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Endorsed by the Department of Effective Parenting and the Society for Creative Solutions, this collection of Very Official Forms offers a delightfully original way to help kids communicate their deepest feelings, desires, and secrets.
It’s hard to apologize. It’s hard to say thank you. Sometimes it’s even hard to invite someone over for a birthday party. Sign Here is a cleverly designed, slyly bureaucratic collection of “forms” makes dealing with these childhood issues a great deal less awkward and a whole lot more fun.
Issued in impressively official script and language by the Department of Regret, Remorse, and Reconciliation, the Union of Childhood Revenue, the Ministry of Dreams, and other indispensable offices, these forms help kids say some of the hard stuff: “I’ve eaten the last piece of...,” “You’re the best sister in the world,” “Thank you for buying me stuff I need,” “Thank you for buying me stuff I don’t need.” And, because it’s important to record even your most private feelings, there are forms to verify that one’s parents are, indeed, aliens; that the surprise birthday gift was not actually a surprise; that you had a really scary dream; and other conundrums not easily expressed in person.
Highly adaptable to meet the needs and desires of any boy or girl, these forms can be endlessly photocopied—and of course filed away by parents and grandparents for future reminiscences and chuckles. This book is the perfect gift for children ages 6-10, but I think teenagers would love it too!
Enter to win! One winner will receive a copy of Sign Here: Twenty-Two Unofficially Official Pull-out Forms book. (ARV: $12)
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GABRIELLE DJANOGLY is a milliner and writer of children’s books. ADÈLE MILDRED is an illustrator, designer and milliner.
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When I was growing up (in a family of seven children) it seemed that every year, one or two of us kids would receive a Ripley's Believe It or Not book. Each child would eventually migrate toward the lucky recipient of this amazing book for a peek at it. Ripley's Believe It or Not books are simply fascinating! Once you get one in your hands, it is hard to put it down!
Ripley's Believe It or Not! is back with the newest book in its bestselling series, Shatter Your Senses! You won't believe your eyes (or ears or nose!) when you see the stunning photos and shocking stories. And true to the Ripley's brand, the more than 1,500 stories are all new and ALL TRUE! The book contains sections such as Animals, Pop Culture, People, and Beyond Belief. There is something for every reader--and the entire family--all guaranteed to amaze, inspire and keep you coming back again and again.
Experience some of the stories that are sure to Shatter Your Senses!
- SEE the world’s most expensive dress ever sold at auction, worn by starlet Marilyn Monroe and covered in over 6,000 rhinestones!
- TASTE the freaky foods featured—from starfish skewers on the streets of Beijing to Australia’s witchetty grub!
- FEEL the heat as you read about Taiwan’s traditional fire fishing!
- SMELL the fresh air—which is sold to tourists in Guangdong Province, China, by the bag!
- HEAR the crowds roar as performers like AcroBritt, Short E. Dangerously, Captain and Maybelle, and Hammer Head take the stage in Ripley’s Exclusive interviews, showcasing their unbelievable talents!
My kids also love Ripley's Believe it or Not books. It is so much fun to read all of the absolutely absurd to utterly astonishing things that have gone on in the world. These books are perfect gifts that keep on giving all throughout the year. (We take our on long car trips to keep the kiddos occupied!)
Braxton is very happy with his copy of Ripley's Believe It or Not!'s Newest Book, Shatter Your Senses
*Product received. All opinions are my own.