Barefoot Books Review and Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide~ CAN 12/08

| November 13, 2013 | 31 Comments

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The rhyming story of a bedtime sailing adventure.

As an independent publisher, Barefoot Books focuses on books, puppets, puzzles, games and more! Barefoot Books really wants children to learn and explore and imagine. Their books shy away from the commercialization of today’s society and focus instead on make believe and world diversity.

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The story of a peaceful, vegetarian dragon who saves the day!

This is obvious from the selection of books Michelle sent for review. She chose 5 of her favourites which I then shared with my kids. Some they will appreciate when they get a bit older, but at 2 and 4 their favourite was My Granny Went to Market. I love being able to share different cultures with them and this book does just that, taking the kids around the world on a magic carpet buying different items

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A fun counting book that takes little readers on an adventure around the world!

Barefoot Books uses an ambassador program to sell their books meaning you won’t see them in stores. By buying Barefoot Books you are supporting people like Michelle, who became an ambassador to share these fun and educational products with her family and her community.

Michelle works tirelessly – she’s at events around the city, she helps organizations with fundraisers, and she hosts parties out of her home. I’ve met her and I can tell you that she is passionate about reading and Barefoot Books.

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The story of the 4th wise man is about how our physical journeys mirror our internal journeys.

You can search for books on the website by age, subject or format, or browse through Michelle’s favourites. If you’re the type who really needs to feel the book and flip through it before buying, I would recommend checking out the home parties Michelle offers. Her events are all listed on her website: Michelle’s Barefoot Books. Michelle also has a Facebook page where she shares information about sales and special promotions.

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Masha gets lost and lives for a while with a bear, but misses her family terribly.

Because of the huge selection that Barefoot Books offers, I am positive you will find something for every reader in your life. These books are well-written, beautifully illustrated, and wildly imaginative.



Enter to Win Five Books from Barefoot Books!

Starlight Sailor
My Granny Went to Market
Herb the Vegetarian Dragon
Animal Stories- Masha and the Bear 
The Greatest Gift

Barefoot Books has a grassroots approach to selling their books. An approach that supports small-scale businesses and a growing network of independent Ambassadors, like Michelle Rosales-Dugas, who develop personal connections in their communities.  Living Barefoot is about developing communities where personal connections matter, where the books can be brought to life for children, and staying true to the values: Imagine, Explore, Ceate, Connect and Give Back.

Rules: Open to Canadian residents 18 +. You have 48  hours to reply by email once you are notified as the winner. If you don’t, we will draw another entry. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. The Ottawa Mommy Club is not responsible for prize fulfillment and for the delivery/shipment of the prize(s) mentioned above. For our complete set of rules, please click here.

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About the Author ()

Kamerine has been blogging for 10 years, the past four and a half as a mom. She has a 4.5 year old son and a 3 year old daughter who was born at home with only her husband there to help. Completely transformed by that experience Kamerine is now working as a birth doula. She will be writing about her experiences parenting two young children, books her and her children love, and things to do in the city.

Comments (31)

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  1. Emily L says:

    Driving My Tractor is my daughter’s favourite book.

  2. Florence C says:

    The Princess and the White Bear King

  3. Alejandra Carrillo says:

    My favorite book is The Girl with a Brave Heart.

  4. Amanda Neilson says:

    I think my daughter would like Cara and the Wizard 🙂

  5. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Robin Hood is my favourite, a man with a heart for the poor.

  6. Sambogi says:

    A Farmers Life for Me sounds like a lot of fun for my 3 year old!

  7. Jo-Anne Pfoh says:

    Starlight sailor

  8. Darwin says:

    I dreamt I was a dinosaur.

  9. Nikki_momma says:

    We loves The Prince’s Bedtime. We also have Granny goes to the market- I’d give it to my child’s class!

  10. Marilyn Legault says:

    Herb the Vegetarian Dragon is my favourite book.

  11. Pamalot says:

    One of my faves is the Real Princess.

  12. Suzanne G says:

    I would have to say it would be The Girl With A Brave Heart.

  13. andie says:

    I think my kids would enjoy “Barefoot Books World Atlas.”

  14. Fan R says:

    I like A Dragon on the Doorstep

  15. Brenda A says:

    I have given Herb the Veg Dragon as gifts several times and they are always well appreciated! We also love the book and CD sets such Grandmothers stories.

  16. My daughter would enjoy all of them!

  17. angela mitchell says:

    We All Went on a Safari looks like something my daughter would enjoy:)

  18. Laurie B says:

    My fav would be My granny went to the market.

  19. Erin W says:

    I love the The Animal Boogie

  20. My favourite is I dreamt I was a dinosaur- my son loves dinosaurs.

    I also really like Who are you, baby kangaroo, it looks so adorable!

  21. Sunshine G says:

    The Secret Seahorse looks super cute!

  22. Tara Jensen says:

    the girl with the brave heart

  23. Andrea Amy says:

    The story tree – tales to read aloud 🙂

  24. Juliee Fitze says:

    The Girl With A Brave Hear

  25. Marianne says:

    I think that the barefoot book of fairy tales would be well loved in my house.

  26. Angie says:

    The house that Jack built

  27. I interested in The Princess and the White Bear King.

  28. Audrey Skinner says:

    My favorite is Finn at Clee Point.

  29. Pam says:

    We love the Animal Boogie, and my kids sing the song all the time!

  30. l p says:

    The Greatest Gift. thanks

  31. Piroska says:

    My fave: Elusive Moose

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