We read books everyday, Elliot and I. We curl up in his bed at bedtime, or in the morning when one of us has gotten a bit wound up. When we’re waiting at the doctor’s office, or at a restaurant. The iPad is great, but nothing holds his attention like a book being read to him.
His favourites these days are Julia Donaldson books like The Gruffalo, Jack and the Flum Flum tree, and Monkey Puzzle. A Visitor for Bear has made a great impression, and the gentle Let It Fall captures the feeling of my favourite season so perfectly it gives me goosebumps when I read it. Emily Gravett’s Again was such a surprise for both of us the first time, it made Elliot’s eyes wide as saucers.
The thing that threads all these books together is they made their way to our house in a Mail a Tale box.
I first read about Mail a Tale in a tiny sidebar box in Today’s Parent magazine. Being in love with anything that arrives in the post, I was on their website in moments, signing us up. We’ve loved every box we’ve received since.
Mail a Tale pick their books with recommendations from parents, educators and guest authors each month, going through both new books and old ones. You get an email notifying you your book selections are ready, and you can check to make sure you’re not getting a duplicate of a book you already own.
One of the things I especially love about their service is I know I’m getting a steady supply of great kids’ books without having to do a load of research. As they have Elliot’s information on file, they adjust the book selections as he grows up. I think this is one to file under great gifts for kids too – you can buy subscriptions for one, three or six months, or even a whole year of books.
Now, my wonderful readers, Mail a Tale is offering the chance to win a book box filled with holiday books worth $50. That is pretty amazing.
Go forth and enter!
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Please note, if you win, you have 24 hours to respond with your address or I move on to another winner. Open to Canadian residents only.