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My Mom DOES NOT Stink - #CaressForever #12HrTouchTechnology

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The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation. Let me start this whole post off by saying MY MOM DOES NOT STINK... Stay with me, you will understand WHY I have to say this more than once... If you are like me, you love nice long showers and relaxing bubble baths...  What makes that even better is when you have a nice body wash to use.  We were recently sent the newest product from Caress.  It is "the world's first body wash with Fragrance Touch Technology.  The breakthrough technology of Caress Fragrance Release Pearls releases bursts of perfume with every touch of your skin.  The collection delivers long-lasting, unforgettable, fine fragrance for up to 12 hours."   
I will admit that I am not the best to test the "bursts of perfume" since as soon …

Noah's Ark from @abramsbooks

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The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I love getting books that are in collaboration with The Metropolitan Museum Of Art.  There is just something extra special to me about them.  In the book, Noah's Ark, we not only get to see the artwork and hear the story of Noah's Ark, we also get to see some of the amazing work that is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art!   Talk about an extra special book!  If you are an art lover, you will really enjoy this.  At the end of the book, there are the credit pages that tell you the history of the artwork  on each page! Noah's Ark from Abrams Books About the book Children and adults will love this beautiful retelling of Noah’s Ark and the massive flood that destroyed the earth. The story is illustrated with paintings an…

Rufus Goes To Sea from @SterlingBooks

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The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation. As a book lover, I have several authors that I enjoy and I get so excited when a new book comes out from them.  As a book reviewer, I get to check out many cool books for kids from authors I might not have heard about otherwise.  When I was contacted about reviewing the latest book, Rufus Goes To Sea by Kim T. Griswell, I knew that was one to be excited about, since we had already checked out Rufus Goes To School and we loved that one!  One thing I love about the Rufus books? The fact that they make reading cool and important!!! (We know how much I love reading!)  In the latest book, Rufus heads to school to learn that the school is closed for summer break!  He sits down and starts reading his book, escaping into a brand new…

The Monkey and The Bee from @abramsbooks

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The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation. The Monkey and The Bee is a new book being released April 14, 2015 by Abrams Books.  After visiting the Abrams website, I learned that this is a follow up book to The Monkey Goes Bananas.  (You don't have to have read that to read this book, just so you know.)  In the latest book, we meet the monkey... and you guessed it, the bee!  The monkey has a banana and the bee wants to have a taste, but that silly monkey is just not going to share it... 
This would be a great book for a beginning reader, since the text is VERY minimal.  The whole book is just a repetition of the same words over and over again.  "The Monkey.  The Bee.  The Banana. The Lion."  There are also a few action words, such as "flick or chom…

A Great and Complicated Adventure

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The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I try to have a wide variety of books available for Broxton to enjoy.  While I might be more focused on one book or another, I don't want him to be limited based upon my likes and dislikes.  While I am more about fiction and "easy reads" these days, I like knowing that Broxton can enjoy it all! 
That was the care with A Great and Complicated Adventure.  I had no idea that this author had other books, I see now that I am just getting familiar with someone that others have know about for some time.  I had a hard time getting into this book, but I think this is one many will enjoy!  Bringing back his popular characters—the squirrel, the ant, the elephant, and their friends—Tellegen conjures up a wondrous world whe…

Children Make Terrible Pets - #Scholastic Storybook Treasures

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The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation. Scholastic has been a name that I have loved as a child.  Book Fair anyone?  I remember loving those days and now that Broxton is in school, he gets the same enjoyment I did when I was growing up.  One thing that scholastic does that I don't remember in the past is their "Storybook Treasures" where they have the stories narrated.  We have a few of the Read-Along-DVD's and Broxton seems to enjoy them all. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Peter Brown's beloved children's book arrives on the small screen as the featured story on the brand-new Scholastic Storybook Treasures™ DVD, CHILDREN MAKE TERRIBLE PETS...AND MORE STORIES ABOUT FAMILY.In the animated tale, Lucy, a young bear, meets a charming young boy in the for…