When I posted about the writing table I set up for Maia a while back, I got many comments about the Melissa Sweet bird cards on the wall. Which was about the same time that I found out that they were put out by eeBoo AND that several of our other favorite things were made by them as well, including Maia's growth chart and some of her games. The more I learned about eeBoo, the more I liked them. Their products are all made using children's book illustrators! Good ones. How cool is that? You know how much I like art and books and beautiful things. So it was natural that I'd fall in love with eeBoo.
Now, here's where I tell you that after the writing table post they contacted me and offered to send me a couple of products to review on my blog. I know that lots of bloggers do this, but I haven't, and wasn't sure I wanted to start. But I DO really love their stuff, so I said they could send me something to review if they'd also send something to use as a giveaway for you all. This was a while ago. Out of everything they make, they sent me probably the one item that I really didn't like. I'm not even going to tell you what it was, but I thought the illustrations on the game were more like the dumbed-down pictures used on so many children's products today than like the rest of their gorgeous products. So I set the box high up on a shelf and tried not to think about it for a while.
But eventually I decided that one item I don't like doesn't mean I can't post about all the items I DO love. So I'm just going to post about a couple of our own games rather than the one they sent. And I can still give away the 2nd (very beautiful) product they sent.
Maia has their Life on Earth Dominoes and their Go Fish cards.
This Go Fish game was a gift to Maia from her aunt and uncle. She LOVES it! The cards are fun and funky and perfect for a three-year-old going on four. They make lots of other neat looking cards too. I'd love to get Maia the flower alphabet rummy sometime.
And this is our eeBoo domino set, which, as it turns out, is also illustrated by Melissa Sweet! It beats the pants off any other domino set I've seen. I love the chameleons and hermit crabs and friendly bears shown on the dominoes. And, like all our other eeBoo stuff, the pieces are very sturdy and well made. They also make a Life on Earth matching game with many of the same illustrations.
Here's the giveaway: a beautiful butterfly sketchbook with 60 blank pages and a set of 24 colored pencils in a matching metal butterfly case. Post a comment to this post by this Friday, July 10th, 12 Midnight Eastern Standard Time and you'll be entered in a random drawing to win both. Good luck!