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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Creation By Design Review and Giveaway!

As a mom, I am always looking for educational and fun things for my children, and as a mom who loves to read, books are at the top of my list.  When picking out books for my girls I love to see stories that incorporate life lessons or morals.  Today, when so many terrible things are going on in our world, I do all I can do to reinforce goodness, love, and kindness.  I want our girls to learn how to treat others with respect and learn forgivness and mercy. 

We were recently introduced to a Company called Creation By Design that has everything from printable Bible coloring sheets to books to Bible trading cards.  We were able to try the Xander Nash book series, and as I mentioned before, my girls LOVE books.  After the first few pages they were hooked, and were constantly asking me to read to them.  We read a chapter before naptime and another at bedtime. 

Xander Nash is a little boy who travels back in time to the creation of the earth in book one.  The reader follows him through days one through six, and Xander has adventure after adventure that leaves kids sitting on the edge of their seats.  My girls would groan everytime I put the book away.  We could have read the whole first book in a day if it were up to them, but I wanted it to be something they looked forward to each day, and I have to say, I've never seen them so excited for nap or bedtime!

In fact, I came into the living room one afternoon to see this.  Makenzie was tired of waiting around to see what happened next in the story and decided she'd just read it for herself!  She's only five, but she's been reading small words since before Christmas.  I was worried some of the words in this book would be difficult for her to read on her own, but she actually did really well with it.  The printing is big, and there are pictures along the way.  Overall, a perfect book for kids 5-12 in my opinion! 

We're currently reading the 2nd book in the series which deals with jealousy and sibling rivalry as Xander travels back in time to Egypt, and my girls can't wait for the 3rd book which continues in Egypt with a lesson on stubborness.  I love that these books teach life lessons while still providing the intrigue, adventure, and excitement that keep my girls wanting to hear/read more!

You can purchase the Xander Nash Series at the Creation By Design website for those of us in MS.  For others of you around the country, there is a retail store locater that you can use to see if there are stores in your area that carry the book or again, just simply purchase directly from the website.

I'm excited to announce...

Creation By Design has been kind enough to offer to host a giveaway!  One lucky reader will receive a FREE copy of book one in the Xander Nash series! 

Here's how the giveaway will work:

Mandatory Entry:

Visit Creation By Design and leave a comment telling me what item you'd purchase from the site.

Extra Entries:

Friend Creation By Design on Facebook and tell them Ramblings sent you! (1 entry)
Follow Creation By Design on Twitter ( 1 entry)
Follow Ramblings via GFC (1 entry)
Follow Ramblings on Facebook (1 entry)
Follow Ramblings on Twitter (1 entry)
Tweet about this giveaway and leave a link to your tweet (1 entry per day)
Promote this giveaway on Facebook and leave a link to your feed (3 entries)
Blog about this giveaway and leave a link to your post (5 entries)

Please leave a comment for each entry.  You MUST leave a valid email address with your entry so that we can contact you if you win.  The giveaway is open to US residents only and will end July 31st at 12:00 pm CST.  A winner will be chosen via and will be emailed shortly thereafter.  Winner has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

Good luck!!

**No compensation was received for this post.  A product was given for review, but all opions are mine alone.


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