Thursday, September 26, 2013

grandma's bookshelf - Arlo's ARTrageous Adventure! - I'm Giving One Away!

When I was little, the most special books had lift-the-flaps and pop-ups and I loved them! So, when I was invited by Sterling Children's Books to review a new lift-the-flap book I was thrilled, not only because I still like these books, but because I noticed my grandsons loved them, too!

Arlo's ARTrageous Adventure!
By - David LaRochelle
Publisher - Sterling Children's Books
Ages - 

Favorite Features -
  • Includes 50 flaps to flip - the first show a stone lion stature which just ate a bird!!!
  • Colorful illustrations
  • Children will have fun searching for the lift-the-flaps on each page
I live in the Grand Rapids, MI, area and this week and next are the time of year when ArtPrize brings art into streets and businesses all over town! (You can find out more about ArtPrize at this link - it is amazing!) So, I thought it was the perfect time to share Arlo's ARTrageous Adventure! with you! The Lift-the-flaps in Arlo's ARTrageous Adventure! shows art "responding" to the text on each page - for example; Arlo's grandma tells him he has to be on his best behavior at the Art museum and the lion statue "eats" a bird! On another page grandma tells Arlo not to touch anything and when you lift the flaps you see how one painting is touching another painting!

This is a fun book which along with being fun, can help interest a child in art! Sterling Children's Books says, "Lift 50 flaps to reveal hilarious surprises as you join Arlo on his tour of one very unusual art museum. David LaRochelle's playful illustrations reveal just how much fun art can be when you let your imagination run wild!"

I'm happy to say, not only did Sterling Children's Books send me Arlo's ARTrageous Adventure! for free to review, but they are also providing another one for me to give-away! (USA only) If you are 18 and older and would like to be in the drawing for Arlo's ARTrageous Adventure!, which will be on October 10, 2013, please comment below to let me know if you have followed on Google+, Google Friend Connect, followed by liking on facebook with the tab at this link (not just liking the post) and/or have followed grandma's cookie jar by email. For each of these which you have done you will receive one entry. In addition, if you "share" this post, you'll receive an additional entry (please let me know if you share!) This will help me be able to draw names from among people who would like to win Arlo's ARTrageous Adventure! and it gives you several ways to enter the give-away!


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