We love books! A good read and giveaway winners

The following post is by editor Kara Fleck.

Whoops!  I realized earlier this week that I never announced the winners from our recent Mother Bear Project pattern and Naturally Fun Parties for Kids giveaways.  I apologize.

I also have a fun and unique book to share with you today for this month”s We Love Books: A Good Read review.

Giveaway winners

So, without any further delay, here are the winners:

The Mother Bear Project pattern winner was … Natalie

The winner of the book Naturally Fun Parties for Kids was … Allison

Congratulations to you both!  Check your email soon for a message from me about how to claim your prize.

A good read: Adventures of Little Herbert in Mushroomland

I also wanted to share with you today a wonderful little book that found its way to our home recently.  The book is called Adventures of Little Herbert in Mushroomland and it is by Natasha Guruleva.

From first glance, you”ll notice that this book is special because of its pictures.

Lovingly handmade, arranged, and photographed by the author, the story of Herbert is depicted in gorgeous full color photographs. The dolls and the sets are crafted by hand, and then arranged in a natural environment.  The result is a beautiful, unique visual storytelling experience that compliments the written word of Herbert”s adventures.


The author, Natasha Guruleva, is an independent writer-filmmaker, who makes the natural world come to life throughout this fairytale series, of which Adventures of Little Herbert in Mushroomland is just the beginning.

My two oldest children, at ages five and ages ten, enjoyed Herbert”s adventures and were also inspired creatively by the beautiful dolls and photographs in the book.  As a parent, and a crafter, I appreciate the obvious love, care, and attention to detail that goes in to Guruleva”s work.

You can learn more about the Mushroomland series and the author, Natasha Guruleva, by visiting www.mushroomland.net

I was given a copy of this book to review, but I can safely that that Max and Jillian were charmed by the Adventures of Little Herbert in Mushroomland and we”ll be purchasing more books from this series.

What are you reading to your kids?

Thank you to all of you for your kind words about Jillian and I”s knitting projects this week.  We have actually been playing around with the video camera and we recorded a short, very amateur, show talking about the things we”ve been creating each week – video blogging, if you will.  If you don”t mind our learning curve about sound, light, and mixing, you can take a peek at Rockin” Granola to see what we”ve been up to.

About Kara

Kara Fleck is the editor of Simple Kids. She is a small town mama, writer, knitter, bookworm, and hooligan. Kara lives in Indiana with her husband Christopher and their four children Jillian, Max, Lucy, and Amelia. You can find more of her writing at KElizabethFleck.com.

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  1. wow! this book looks like a fun fun book. love the creative use of photography.
    would love to check it out! thanks

  2. Our latest find at the library is a little book called The Ghost’s Dinner. It’s awesome!

  3. Right now my toddler loves Mooncake by Frank Asch. He likes counting down the numbers right before the bear is about to take off in his rocket lol.
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  4. Hi Kara ,
    I like writing about kids. Your mentality is nice.
    I have a question to you that ,”Is a human keep their mind as a child??”
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  5. My 2yo daughter has been into books about rainbows lately!

  6. Amanda Gray says:

    Depends on which kid- my oldest is way into Harry Potter and The Boxcar Children. My youngest wants Curious George and a Spiderman book read every single night.

  7. Tim Kroos says:

    I love reading books and would love to feature in the giveaway winners list the next time.

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