Let Your Baby Try to Tear One of These…

by Susan

Does your baby treat books like chew toys?

I bet I can guess the answer to that… Yes, we all know babies explore with their mouths, so why should their exploration into the world of books not begin by gumming a good read?

TyBookOne brilliant mother of triplets recognized this need for babies to ‘read’ books in their own way. She invented TyBook — water-proof, tear-resistant and baby-durable books.

These baby books are entirely different than anything you’ve seen before. They are beautifully illustrated with wordless pictures that encourage you to engage in dialog with your baby.

Watch this baby in action with his beloved TyBook.

If you’ve got a little tyke who’s into chomping on storybooks, please leave a comment and we’ll enter you in the draw for a set of 3 TyBooks.

(US shipping addresses only this time… so Canadians you can enter if you have a US friend who could forward the books on to you.)

To ensure you find out if you won, when you enter this or any of our other giveaways, please add our email address ( info at 5minutesformom dot com ) to your safe senders list so that we can contact you if you win. Often our emails will get stuck in spam folders.

We’ll draw the lucky random winner on Friday, Sept 21st.

Update: The winner is
#62 – Candice



Email Author    |    Website About Susan

Susan Carraretto and her identical twin, Janice Croze, created 5 Minutes for Mom in 2006. Susan loves all social media, but her top addiction these days is Pinterest. She recently published a children's book titled "The Pest Detectives" which you can download now in digital format for free.

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1 Morgan September 14, 2007 at 11:50 pm

Yay! I get to be the first to enter! :) I’m sure my niece would love it!

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2 Summer September 14, 2007 at 11:51 pm

Would love to win these for my 5 month old!

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3 Briana September 15, 2007 at 12:30 am

My son would love something new to chew on … err read! :)

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4 Irreverent, Barefoot Ragamuffins September 15, 2007 at 12:40 am

I wonder if I could swap one of these out for my magazines the kids keep trying to chew up. :) I wondering if I have an early reader or maybe he has a thing for Oprah. :)

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5 bree September 15, 2007 at 1:13 am

I would love these, my son eats every book! What can you expect from an 8 month old! But of course I am digging paper out of his mouth and his siblings get angry he ruined their books :( these would be perfect for him to have!!

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6 Shama-Lama Mama September 15, 2007 at 2:23 am

That would be awesome. I had one son who treated all of his board books so nicely. Then, I had twin boys, and they have completely ripped apart and gummed up every single board book we have!!

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7 stephanie September 15, 2007 at 6:37 am

Yes, please. :)

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8 brandy walleshauser September 15, 2007 at 7:16 am

my girls need these. they have ripped almost the whole doctor seuss collection ibought them. please count me in

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9 Carey September 15, 2007 at 7:56 am

Count me in please, my nephew you could really uses these books. He chomps on everything.

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10 Stefanie September 15, 2007 at 8:19 am

Very cool!

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11 Joanne September 15, 2007 at 8:30 am

Great invention!

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12 Capturing Today September 15, 2007 at 8:40 am

Our little one loves books – and chewing on them!

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13 Amberly September 15, 2007 at 8:49 am

Cool books!

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14 Tiffanie September 15, 2007 at 8:52 am

My youngest has torn up so many books by chewing. They get socggy and fall apart. These books are so awesome!!!

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15 Andrea September 15, 2007 at 9:02 am

What an awesome idea. I’d love this for my 8 month old!

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16 Donna September 15, 2007 at 9:10 am

I’ve got a 9 month old storybook chomper!!

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17 Bonnie Walker September 15, 2007 at 9:11 am

sounds great!

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18 Jenna September 15, 2007 at 9:15 am

With another one on the way, you can’t have too many books!

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19 Shannon September 15, 2007 at 9:22 am

Brilliant! I give my babies old race numbers…these would be much more fun to look at!

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20 Andrea September 15, 2007 at 9:29 am

These sound great!!!! Please count me in.

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21 Striving\Tessa September 15, 2007 at 9:52 am

oh yes please. Even my “sturdy” cardboard books do not stand up to my baby.

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22 Stacey September 15, 2007 at 10:01 am

So cute, and perfect!

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23 Amy D September 15, 2007 at 10:13 am

My 8 mo. old daughter LOVES books, but she’s a “hands-on” and “mouth-on” type of reader! :o)

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24 Sarah September 15, 2007 at 10:36 am

Very cute!

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25 Natalie September 15, 2007 at 10:42 am

Cool concept! I’d love those books for my daughters.

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26 Emily S September 15, 2007 at 10:43 am

I found one of these at boarders when my daughter was an infant…it was her only book she was allowed…other than her baby and me photo album…
lasted great
she now can go without chewing the cardboard ones.
its nice
these are so great!

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27 lifeasamama September 15, 2007 at 10:46 am

oh my goodness. my daughter is quickly developing a love for paper. not just to feel, but to eat. this would be fabulous, I wouldn’t have to worry about her playing with books!

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28 Shana September 15, 2007 at 10:47 am

Oh, I really want to win this one for my expecting sis-in-law!!!

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29 Maria September 15, 2007 at 10:48 am

My 9 month old son eats books like they are going out of style! I put up all of the board and regular books, and he “eats” the cloth books for now1 I’d love to try this type of book!

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30 Erin September 15, 2007 at 10:49 am

This is perfect! Count me in please!

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31 Anna September 15, 2007 at 10:56 am

We need this!

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32 kelli in the mirror September 15, 2007 at 11:06 am

My six month old would love this!

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33 robin September 15, 2007 at 11:10 am

these are fab!!
Thanks for the contest – I hope I win!

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34 Michelle September 15, 2007 at 11:14 am

These look wonderful. I used to search high and low for indestructable books for my babies to read. I love the illustrations!

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35 Alicia September 15, 2007 at 11:21 am

What a great idea!

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36 lace September 15, 2007 at 11:33 am

my niece has several books that are new chewed up from her baby sister. I’m sure she would appreciate these books to give to her sister to keep hers from becoming chew toys.

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37 carol September 15, 2007 at 11:34 am

these sound great for my granddaughter who chews on everything.

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38 Alexia September 15, 2007 at 11:38 am

It would be so nice to own a pair of books that is toddler-proof!

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39 Kimbrah September 15, 2007 at 11:54 am

Elliott is the our little book chomper! Thanks for offering these!

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40 Laura W September 15, 2007 at 11:58 am

Love books!!! (especially the indestructible ones!!lol)

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41 Montserrat September 15, 2007 at 12:05 pm

What a fantastic idea! We’ve gone through a number of books that have been destroyed by babies. Now they can have their own.

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42 April September 15, 2007 at 12:18 pm

My son is older and still eats books. I would love these!

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43 Jenna September 15, 2007 at 12:39 pm

After 3 older siblings weakened our board books, it seems like my 17 month old daughter is destroying books at an alarming rate. I’d love something indestructable!

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44 shannon bradford September 15, 2007 at 12:47 pm

What a great idea!!!! Count me in. They do put EVERYTHING in their mouths :)

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45 Jodi Elizabeth September 15, 2007 at 12:49 pm

My 9 month old LOVES books … alot of her board books are coming apart where she keeps chewing on them ! ;) These would be sooooo nice! :)

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46 Vanessa Willis September 15, 2007 at 1:00 pm

Our son devours books and I do mean DEVOURS. This is a brilliant invention!

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47 Jill H. September 15, 2007 at 1:01 pm

Nifty! Sign me up!

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48 Sarah September 15, 2007 at 1:03 pm

Oh my goodness!! Where were these books when my oldest was a baby?! Please enter me in the drawing. I would love some of these for our new little one.

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49 And Miles To Go.... September 15, 2007 at 1:15 pm

wow, I have a chewer :) Count me in, please.

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50 Tiffany M September 15, 2007 at 1:19 pm

Cool idea!

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51 Ashley September 15, 2007 at 1:23 pm

ooohhh! i saw these in a mag! i’ve got two little ones who would love to taste, i mean read, these!

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52 bebemiqui September 15, 2007 at 1:25 pm

count me in, my niece would love it!

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53 michelle b September 15, 2007 at 1:34 pm

I would love to win these…if not I will just have to get some. I always have children who love books but also love to chew on them. This has led to me having to buy new baby books with every baby.

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54 SarahHub September 15, 2007 at 1:44 pm

These are beautiful! My daughter is teething, so she loves to look at and EAT books! These would be perfect for her!

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55 Pam September 15, 2007 at 2:07 pm

That’s great! Thanks for offering it!

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56 Naomi September 15, 2007 at 2:09 pm

Jasper’s only two months but I see him eyeing his sister’s books, so these TyBooks would be perfect for him…

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57 Carmen Vj September 15, 2007 at 2:11 pm

Hi, Everyone,

My daughter just had a set of twin. They are not ready to chew anything yet. I am quite sure they will be chewing on books soon. Can you count me in too?

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58 Chrissy September 15, 2007 at 2:14 pm

These would be awesome!

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59 Jean September 15, 2007 at 3:00 pm

Ooh I’d love to add these to baby gift basket for a friend of mine. Of course my 3 year old would probably love them to.

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60 Kristine September 15, 2007 at 3:35 pm

Would love these for a baby that is due in November.

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61 Atasha September 15, 2007 at 3:43 pm

I can’t tell you how many books got thrown in the trash in this house. They were torn and eaten up so badly I couldn’t repair them :(

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62 Candice Domerese September 15, 2007 at 4:02 pm

I would love to have these books. I want my children to love books but I feel awful when I have to put them away to keep them intact.

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63 Qtpies7 September 15, 2007 at 4:12 pm

My 10 month old loves to eat paper, so we are careful to keep books out of his reach. He ruined a $75 college text book of his brothers. We had to buy it because is was a loaner book from the school!

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64 TheAngelForever
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September 15, 2007 at 4:46 pm

My teething 4 month old would love a book like that.

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65 Amy A. September 15, 2007 at 4:54 pm

Great product. I’d love to win 3 of them!

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66 amygeekgrl (Crunchy Domestic Goddess) September 15, 2007 at 5:09 pm

these books would be great for the mouth, er… my son. :)

thanks!

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67 Doreen September 15, 2007 at 5:40 pm

Would love to be entered to win these!

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68 Amber September 15, 2007 at 7:42 pm

ME ME ME!!!

I have a book eater!!!

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69 Mary September 15, 2007 at 8:20 pm

Love these books! :)

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70 Sara September 15, 2007 at 9:16 pm

These are beautiful and a great invention!

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71 Briana September 15, 2007 at 9:32 pm

These would be great for my twins! They eat everything, including our foam kitchen rugs.

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72 Krista September 15, 2007 at 10:10 pm

Fabulous idea! My boy is only 5 1/2 months old and some of our books are already looking a little ragged around the edges… count me in!

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73 Lesha September 15, 2007 at 10:29 pm

Great contest!

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74 Carolyn September 15, 2007 at 11:00 pm

These look great!

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75 Lizzie Smith September 15, 2007 at 11:16 pm

That baby in the video could have been my littlest one. He is literally chomping on everything and it’s only just beginning! What a great idea!!!

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76 Jessica September 15, 2007 at 11:30 pm

Perfect!!

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77 jenna September 15, 2007 at 11:31 pm

Such a great idea. I’d love one for my 5 month-old!

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78 Kara September 16, 2007 at 1:08 am

That looks great! The 6-month old I babysit would love one.

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79 Katrina in Wa. September 16, 2007 at 2:04 am

My 9mo LOVES books, just not the right way. We could really use something like this.

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80 Elizabeth September 16, 2007 at 8:12 am

My beautiful almost-5-month-old would love this. : ) Worth a try!

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81 Gliding Lara September 16, 2007 at 8:17 am

These are perfect for the way my son reads! :)

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82 Laura September 16, 2007 at 10:06 am

Very nice!!

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83 Melanie September 16, 2007 at 11:25 am

My baby certainly has a taste for books! Please enter me.

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84 Christy September 16, 2007 at 2:04 pm

Those look great! My 9 month old would love them!

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85 AshleyR September 16, 2007 at 2:14 pm

I love reading books! I would love to win this!

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86 Southern Girl September 16, 2007 at 2:17 pm

My seven month old nephew definitely finds books tasty, so this would be a good one for him! I’d love to have it for him. :)

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87 Gina O. September 16, 2007 at 2:21 pm

Thanks for this contest…please enter me and I will tell my email friends!

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88 Erin September 16, 2007 at 4:53 pm

These sound great; thanks for the contest.

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89 Carrie September 16, 2007 at 8:38 pm

What a fabulous idea!

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90 Taowyn September 16, 2007 at 10:06 pm

That’s clever. You know babies want to put everything in their mouth.

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91 Jeanine Arnold September 16, 2007 at 11:23 pm

If its not the book, its going to be my arm. Please help my biter have something new to read.

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92 emily September 17, 2007 at 6:56 am

What a great idea!

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93 Amy W September 17, 2007 at 8:19 am

Cool books!!

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94 Wendy September 17, 2007 at 9:07 am

I would love these:)

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95 Richelle F September 17, 2007 at 10:09 am

These are such a great idea!

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96 Christy September 17, 2007 at 11:13 am

That is adorable. I hope I win.

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97 Celeste September 17, 2007 at 1:45 pm

So cute–I’ve got two little baby book-lovers who would have great fun with these!

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98 stephanie September 17, 2007 at 3:12 pm

My 9mo old just tore the dust jacket off a library book that my 2yo climbed up and took down off of our “big kids” book shelf this morning…

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99 Michele September 17, 2007 at 3:42 pm

My 9 month old daughter loves to take books off of the book shelf…it would be great to own these, please sign me up!

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100 Angela September 17, 2007 at 4:48 pm

would like a set

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101 angela September 17, 2007 at 7:05 pm

This would be awesome!

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102 Rhen (yestheyareallmine) September 17, 2007 at 10:24 pm

Ooooh that is TOOOOOO COOOOLLLL! I am so interested! Please enter me in this contest. :)

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103 Allison September 18, 2007 at 12:19 am

We love books! My son loves to bite (gum, really– no teeth yet) everything! What could be better?

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104 Aurbey September 18, 2007 at 11:21 am

Awesome! Sign me up for a win!

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105 Amy September 18, 2007 at 3:22 pm

Please include me in this drawing~Thanks

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106 Mama Pajama September 18, 2007 at 3:45 pm

I’d love to win these! Thanks for holding so many fun contests!

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107 Caryn September 18, 2007 at 11:37 pm

Sure do!

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108 Myrna September 19, 2007 at 8:52 am

I’d love to win! Please enter me.

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109 Liz Brueseke September 19, 2007 at 1:07 pm

Count me in!

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110 Shannon September 19, 2007 at 1:44 pm

Please enter me in the contest.

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111 Mommy Brain September 19, 2007 at 2:51 pm

You mean there would be a book in my house that didn’t have teeth marks? Count me in!

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112 Deanne September 19, 2007 at 9:59 pm

Those books are so cool! Add my name to the drawing hat please!

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113 Jenny September 20, 2007 at 9:33 am

mmm… non-edible books… sounds like a winner to me. Please throw my name in the hat!

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114 Bev September 20, 2007 at 12:16 pm

I would like to win!

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115 Melanie September 20, 2007 at 1:28 pm

Those are great…my son would love them. :)

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116 dallimomma September 20, 2007 at 4:16 pm

My granddaughter would love these. thanks.

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117 Marissa September 20, 2007 at 8:23 pm

All my baby does is chew on books.

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118 Heather September 20, 2007 at 8:47 pm

These look good.

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119 Christine September 20, 2007 at 10:11 pm

Great idea!!! My son is too old…but my new baby neice would love them!

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120 brandy walleshauser September 21, 2007 at 7:39 am

i already have this book so i withdraw my entry
sorry

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121 Julie Sivley September 21, 2007 at 8:32 am

Many Many ruined books later and I NEED THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please pick me!!!

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122 Jana (sidetrack'd) September 21, 2007 at 10:43 am

Hope I’m not too late; Little would love these!

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123 Christy September 21, 2007 at 11:55 am

This will be a great baby shower gift!

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124 ghd April 1, 2010 at 5:06 am

thank you for your work

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