Welcome to the Feel the Love Giveaway Hop hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network.
We've gone through a lot of phases with Lincoln and reading. Sometimes he loves books, sometimes he doesn't seem to care about them at all - and of course, there was that time he destroyed four library books in a week. That was awesome.
But when I heard about the DESTRUCTION board book series by Erin Edison from Capstone Young Readers, there was no hesitation in my mind. These, he would love.
It's no secret that my boy is obsessed with trucks, but he's really a big fan of anything that has wheels, is noisy, or is messy. So the titles in this series - Crush It!; Knock It Down!; Blow It Up!; and Shred It! - are right up his alley.
I originally thought about saving these books for his third birthday, but he spotted them on my blogging shelf and said "what's that, Mommy?!" The bright colors and eye-catching designs were not easy to hide from his curious eye!
He is content to sit with these books for ten minutes at a time - in Lincoln time, that's way beyond impressive. The books feature buildings being imploded, swinging wrecking balls, and explosions galore. Lincoln (of course) is always quick to point out the "dirty wheels" on the rusty old car that's headed for the car crusher.
Every page features an interactive element of some sort and Lincoln loves finding each new activity. There are wrecking balls to swing, flaps to lift, and buildings to destroy with the pull of a tab. This set of four books has withstood countless uses by my toddler who is very hard on books (remember that story about the destroyed library books?).
The interactive quality is fantastic. This book series is a unique find, and one that I will highly recommend to moms of boys for years to come. It will likely be a go-to gift for us to bring to birthday parties, as well (because I would rather gift books than yet another toy)!
I have been collecting children's books most of my life, and I worked at a library for seven years before I had kids. I can say with 100% honesty that these books from Capstone Publications are the highest quality board books I have ever encountered. The pages are very heavy. The pull tabs are sturdy enough to withstand constant toddler tugging. Each of the movable pieces is secured inside the book page so that small pieces cannot come loose and become lost. I am often hesitant to buy books with moving pieces because they simply don't last long in our house. I wish all board books for little boys were made like this collection!
One Director Jewels reader will win a collection of all four DESTRUCTION books, plus the ultimate reading accessory: a bright yellow hard hat! ARV $52. This giveaway will end on February 14 at 11:59pm CST. This giveaway is open to US readers only.
Love is in the air as Valentine's Day approaches and I've joined with a group of bloggers who want you to Feel the Love this February! Each blogger in this Hop has a giveaway worth at least $25 that you are sure to love!
Disclosure: So Easy Being Green, Viva Veltoro, the Blogging Mamas Network, and the Feel the Love participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations. I received book samples for review. All opinions expressed are my own. For more information, you can read my Giveaway Policy and my Disclosure Policy.