Friday, December 30, 2011

Can You See What I See? Toyland Express! Book Review and Giveaway




The girls and I love our collection of Walter Wick "I Spy" 
and "Can You See What I See?" books. 


"E" frequently reads her I Spy books as a way to wind down at bedtime. 
We were thrilled when our friends at Scholastic books and Walter Wick's office contacted
us to review his latest and greatest book,
"Can You See What I See? Toyland Express!" 


In Mr. Wick's eigth title in his bestselling search and find series, 
we follow the life story of a little toy train from it's beginning in a workshop, 
as a gift from a toy store, to a beloved toy and finally to the attic, 
only to be rescued at a yard sale and brought to life again in a new home.
There are over 250 hidden objects to find as the train transforms along it's journey.

"E" has always wondered how Mr. Wick makes his book 
and really enjoyed watching this behind the scenes video.


You may recall that we've tried to make our own "I Spy" books and photo shoots


"E" (age 8) and "C" (age 4) really enjoyed this book and some of the 
hidden objects really challenged them (as well as their parents)!


"E"s Grandpa D came over for Christmas and enjoyed the challenge of 
searching and finding the hidden objects in the book as well. 

So much so, that the girls are making him his own, 
homemade "I Spy" search and find book for his birthday this weekend.
(Shh... don't tell, it's a surprise!)

and...I have a surprise for you, my lovely readers, as well!

Two (2) of my (continental US) readers from my blog will receive: 
* Copy of "Can You See What I See? Toyland Express!"
* 5 Additional book titles from the "Can You See What I See?" series.

All you have to do is leave a comment below,
and make sure I have a way to contact you.

Look carefully, my "comments" section is tiny 
(and I don't know how to make it bigger)
just think of it as a little Pink and Green Mama blog search and find!

Two names will be drawn by random number generator on 
Sunday January 1, 2012 at 9pm EST.
This giveaway is now closed. Winners will be contacted via email. 

Fondly,
pink and green mama

All opinions expressed are my own, my family and I received a copy of 
Walter Wick's book, "Toyland Express" to write this review.  
We did not receive any additional financial compensation.




82 comments:

lady said...

Oh how Tumblebug would love those books. I bought him Toyland Express for his "bed book"(he woke up on Christmas day to a book on his bed), so I would donate that one (if we won) but he would love the others.

Holla holla for getting to review this book. I loved the video.

Meghan said...

What an awesome giveaway. My 5yo would love this! Thanks for the chance to win!

Dan and Sharon said...

I love your blog, you have some great ideas! We love books like these.

Rox said...

We would love to win these! My kiddos are into anything "I spy"

evolutionofagardener said...

My daughter and students would love this book. We've read similar type books, but haven't read any from this series yet.

April Hollingsworth said...

My kids love all kinds of books. I'm sure this one will be no exception!

Sarah said...

Love, love, love the blog and all the ideas. We have not seen these books before and would love to check them out. We have the ispy game and my son (age 5) has a blast with it.

Erin said...

fun, we enjoy these books so much too, and we don't have the toyland one yet!

jhostetler said...

We love I spy books as well. My girls are only 2 and 4 and can't get enough of them.

Amanda T said...

What a great give-away! I would love this as much as my 3 1/2 year old! Thank you.

Amanda T

Anonymous said...

My 5 year old LOVES these books and so do I! I used these stories in my first grade classroom for countless lessons and learning centers. Thanks for sharing the interesting youtube video, too. You can contact me at jbgeller123@yahoo.com

Growing Book by Book said...

I would love to have a copy of this book. I was planning on a hidden picture books post on blog too. Great minds think alike! I can be contacted at jheliker@msn.com .

Kim said...

I work in a Kindergarten and these would be awesome!

Jaimee said...

How fun! I have 3 boys and 2 of them really enjoy search and find books. I'd love to see this one : )

Amy said...

My girls and I love search and find books. What a great give away! We had a blast making Christmas mice last week...thanks for the idea. I can be reached at aenickerson@charter.net

Lise said...

I knew about the I Spy books, but somehow missed this other set! I'd love a chance to win. Thanks!

meg duerksen said...

we love those books too!
pick me!
:)

The Mommy Teacher said...

These books look adorable for the Christmas season! Great giveaway!

Marcia said...

These books look like fun. Thanks for a chance to win! marcia @ yahoo.com

Marcia said...

Oops, my email address was wrong.. .it is marciadotcom @ yahoo.com

Marcia said...

What a fun giveaway. My little one would love these books.

rcgirl_1@hotmail.com

Michele Flaherty said...

Awesome giveaway! We would love to win!

KalykoKatt said...

Wow! What an awesome giveaway! I Spy books are awesome.

kalykokatt at gmail dot com

Melissa said...

My girls would LOVE this! Thanks for hosting this giveaway! M.Kestler@comcast.net

Melissa said...

My girls would LOVE this! Thanks for hosting this giveaway! M.Kestler@comcast.net

Lauren Wiersma said...

I just stumbled across your blog today and immediately subscribed!

I have always loved the "I Spy" books, but I have never heard of the new "Can you see what I see?" series. I would love, love, love to win copies of them!

smilegirl67 at gmail

Lovingmama said...

We would love to recieve these for my kids. They love reading!

Abbie said...

I am a brand new reader as of a week ago and LOVE your blog! :) We would love an I Spy book! Thanks for doing a giveaway!
abbiejeanie at yahoo.com

MishMashCrafts said...

This would be so great for us! My kids love these books!

Robin (noteverstill) said...

My daughters LOVE these books! We actually don't have any, but enjoy them in several doctors' waiting rooms. I'd love to get some for our own house!

Jenny said...

What a fun giveaway! My kiddos would love these.

Deva said...

Looks like lots of quiet fun! Love your idea for winding down at bedtime! devanyledrew at gmail

Justine said...

We adore the I Spy books! I haven't heard of the new books, but now I can't wait to check them out!

Julie said...

My 4 year old loves the "Can You See What I See" series. He even knows exactly where to find them at the library. He would be so excited to own his own copy.
jtv9482@yahoo.com

Cat said...

I have never heard of these, but we love 'I Spy' things, and I'm sure we would love these too!
Cat
thechattycat@gmail.com

Levi's Mommy said...

I've never seen these books before, but they look great! My 4yr old LOVES new books.

Thank you! Leigh-Ann

magenta_starr_03@hotmail.com

Isaac, Rachel, Sam, Caleb, and Grace Wofford said...

My 6 year old loves I Spy and Can you see what I see books!

The Hobgood Five said...

Oh! We love these books, too!

Jessica Ob. said...

My kids would LOVE these books! jolson@kent.edu

Domestic Diva said...

Sounds like fun! THanks for the chance.

lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

Andrea H said...

What a great giveaway! I would love to win these for my 2 girls!

arhunsucker at comcast dot net

zina said...

Those books look like a lot of fun:)
princessz8@yahoo.com

Cheryl B. said...

I would love to win this, thanks for sharing. Use quite a bit of your ideas in the first grade classroom I help out in. They love doing crafts. Thanks for this opportunity.

Momma Lisa said...

My PreK Class students would LOVE these books!

Maureen said...

What great books! I'm sure we would spend lots of time w/it!

ambrose99 at comast.net

Anonymous said...

I work for a nonprofit preschool so we are always looking for ideas that are fun and low cost. I think over our four day weekend I will make a search and find book for our classroom. You have such amazing ideas. I refer parents to your site for ideas to do with their children at home. Thanks for keeping such an awesome blog! It's an amazing resource for those of us who have to keep 25 children simultaneously entertained five days a week!
jennifernarcher@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

My 4yo son would love this. My email address is dianama85@verizon.net

Monica said...

My three year old would spend hours with these books. Even if I don't win, I may have to order some!

Sarah said...

These would be great for me girls! Excellent giveaway!
gert003 at aol dot com
Happy New Year :)

Anonymous said...

My girls would love this. Thanks for the chance to enter.

Andrea D.
short74717@msn.com

jphartog said...

Love Walter Wick "I Spy" books! Would love to win the latest one!

Derek & Meredith said...

I'm always looking for new books for my son. Thanks for the giveaway!

Candida said...

We have some I-Spy books which we love. This new one looks fabulous!
Thanks for posting the 'how it was made' video!!

klofgren62 said...

I know two 4 year olds who would happily spend traveling time with this book!

Megan said...

Thanks for a chance to win the books! These look like so much fun! :o)

Anonymous said...

My preschool classes would love this book for our classroom reading corner. cindym119@gmail.com

Amanda C said...

My girls love the Can You See What I See Dream Machine from the library. We have checked it out more than a couple of times. We would love to have a chance to check out the other titles!

info4us (at)ymail (.)com

NW Homesteader said...

My kids love this type of book! Thanks for the fantastic opportunity and all the wonderful things you share :)
alklong at hotmail dot com

Misty said...

My little guys would love this! Thanks so much!

Gina @ MoneywiseMoms said...

We are HUGE Walter Wick fans in our house! We really enjoyed seeing his exhibit at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore earlier this year.

Rachel E. W. said...

We love these books too! My son and I LOVE doing these. He just turned 3 so it takes us a long time, but we LOVE it!

racheleward2@gmail.com

Mrs Groovy said...

We love ispy books! Great entertainment for all ages. Thanks for a chance to win!

mdens said...

We would love to win one of these great books. Thanks

Casey said...

These books are fantastic! My kiddos love them too!
Casey K

passionknitone said...

We adore Mr. Wick's books! Thank you for posting the video. It's great to get the behind the scenes story.

Gizala said...

My daughter and I love the I Spy books but we don't yet own any. It would be a great start to our collection if we were to win this!

Natalie said...

These books look like a lot of fun! Thanks for the opportunity!

Natalie said...

These books look like a lot of fun! Thanks for the opportunity!

Holly said...

I can't wait to check out the newest book! These have long been our favorites to borrow from the library. My daughter would be in heaven to own them herself. Thank you for the opportunity to win! And Happy New Year!

Hollycavucci@yahoo.com

blessedintexas said...

Oh these books look wonderful! My two little ones would love to have one of their own. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!
kim(at)kimberlychance(dot)com

darce said...

Look like very fun books. Thank you for a chance to win some.

Anja said...

We LOVE Walter Wick's books at our house.

Michele said...

My youngest son loves these books! We borrow them from the library all the time!
Magerrells (at)comcast (dot) net

Jessica Kubit said...

My kids LOVE I SPY books! Thanks for the chance to win!
Jessica
P.S. I love your blog!

Amber said...

My kids certainly love 'I Spy' books but I have never heard of these! Thanks for such a lovely giveaway!! Happy New Year's!!! XO

Nicholle said...

Wow, this would be such a blessing for the classroom! Thanks for the opportunity!
net(dot)pmatsinv(at)yahoo(dot)com

Faith MOPS said...

How fun! I would love to win some of these books for my boys!
sheridack(at)yahoo(dot)com
Thanks!

shelbyrob2000 said...

We love I Spy type of books during our quiet time...thanks!

Morah Dina said...

I love this series!!

Debi said...

My grandsons love the I Spy books. It's their favorite read before bedtime.

Epoch Mamma said...

Happy New Year! I was looking for some new books to use for quiet time. Thanks for the chance to win!

Ashley said...

Thanks for such a wonderful giveaway. We love books at our house! :)

ashleyksaylor(at)gmail(dot)com

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