Munch! and Board Books Prize Pack #giveaway #backtoschool

by Dawn

5 Minutes for Books staff reviewer Dawn received a copy of this book to facilitate her review and is here to share her thoughts and offer up a giveaway prize pack for one of you.

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If you’ve got young children of varying ages, the coming weeks may see you sending some kids off to school while other littler ones stay by your side after getting the kids out of the house. Today’s giveaway focuses on some of the younger kids whose “back to school” days may still be a little ways off, but who are learning all the time nevertheless. Matthew Van Fleet is known for his concept books for small children, some with colorful illustrations, others featuring photographs of adorable animals, and they’re all super fun for young readers.

munchHis latest board book, Munch!, invites small hands to pull four large tabs on the book’s side to make the illustrations come to life. As you can probably tell from the title, Munch! focuses on an act toddlers will definitely relate to- meal time. When those tabs get pulled, watch for an animal’s mouth to open wide and chow down. Some pages have additional features to touch with different textures, one incorporates sound (my favorite!), and all the pictures are silly and funny, totally appealing to children.

This latest chunky board book joins Sniff! and Lick! with a similar format and style, and even toddlers will quickly see the similarities and remember to interact with the collection of books in the same ways. The cool thing about board books is their durability and the appeal they have to children over several years.

Watch the clip below to hear Matthew Van Fleet talk about the design and appeal of his board books.

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VanFleetPJPrizeToday’s giveaway features a collection of Matthew Van Fleet books for toddlers/preschoolers including: Munch!, Sniff!, Lick!, Moo, Cat, and Alphabet, along with a kid’s pajama set, everything needed for a cozy bedtime story time!

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Be sure to visit the main Back to School post to find all of our Back to School related giveaways. You don’t want to miss out on the amazing prizes.

 



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When she's not reviewing books, 5 Minutes for Books contributor Dawn (and her online alter ego, morninglight mama) can be found blogging at my thoughts exactly and contributing to The DC Moms.

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1 Wehaf August 18, 2013 at 11:01 am

We love Noisy Nora.

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2 Anne August 18, 2013 at 11:36 am

We enjoy Goodnight Moon.

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3 Stephanie August 18, 2013 at 11:43 am

My daughter really adores Bad Kitty.

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4 Nadene Adams August 18, 2013 at 2:53 pm

My son loves Good Night Moon.

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5 Anne Lehnick August 18, 2013 at 3:26 pm

We love to read The Big Red Barn at bed time

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6 amyc August 18, 2013 at 4:48 pm

Goodnight Moon is my youngun’s fave!

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7 Kelly D August 18, 2013 at 5:49 pm

My daughter likes Dr. Seuss books, especially Green Eggs and Ham.

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8 Mary W August 18, 2013 at 6:43 pm

She loves all the Dr. Suess books and so do we!

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9 riTa August 18, 2013 at 8:13 pm

i have just the three-year-old grandson that I would love to read/show these to.

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10 D Schmidt August 18, 2013 at 10:16 pm

My son loves Guess How Much I Love You

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11 Crissa Robertson August 18, 2013 at 11:34 pm

My son is IN LOVE with books. If we didn’t have any other toys he would be okay because he plays with his books all day. We read them over and over. He put them in his book box and takes them out, over and over again. He reads them in the car, in church, on the couch….wherever he can get his hands on them. His favorite is Bubbles, Bubbles.

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12 Jamie Brigham August 19, 2013 at 4:18 am

My son loves Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

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13 Janet W. August 19, 2013 at 5:11 am

My grandson loves the book “Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site”.

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14 Jessica August 19, 2013 at 7:00 am

My son LOVES “The Teacher from the Black Lagoon” it’s a lil old for his age but he has me read it to him all the time. He loves it!!

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15 Sonya Morris August 19, 2013 at 7:17 am

My little girl loves Sheep in a Jeep.

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16 vickie couturier August 19, 2013 at 9:18 am

Elmos ABC’s

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17 latanya August 19, 2013 at 9:24 am

The Brown Bear, Brown Bear book

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18 Kristie August 19, 2013 at 10:24 am

My kids always enjoy Dr. Seuss books :-)

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19 LaVonne August 19, 2013 at 11:28 am

My daughter loves her collection of Berenstien Bears books.

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20 Sunshine G August 19, 2013 at 11:44 am

It feels like I read Runaway Bunny about six hundred times a day.

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21 Kristi August 19, 2013 at 1:17 pm

My little guy loves Pajama Time (Boynton) and Mr. Brown Can Moo (Seuss). We read those multiple times every day just to hear the giggles

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22 happymomc August 19, 2013 at 1:20 pm

Goodnight moon is her favorite!

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23 mrsshukra August 19, 2013 at 1:55 pm

Madeline books and Strega Nona!

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24 Jessica B. August 19, 2013 at 3:02 pm

My son loves Goodnight Moon.

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25 Rochel S. August 19, 2013 at 5:30 pm

My son loves the Rainbow Fish

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26 Cindi August 19, 2013 at 9:07 pm

Chica Chica Boom Boom!
Many thanks, Cindi

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27 Charlene S August 19, 2013 at 10:43 pm

Green Eggs and Ham.

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28 Natalie S August 19, 2013 at 11:51 pm

My boys love Curious George books and a book called Clickety Clack Moo Cows that type

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29 Angela M. August 20, 2013 at 5:31 am

My daughter loves Goodnight Moon!

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30 Terra Heck August 20, 2013 at 6:34 am

They like to read ‘Today I feel Like A Warm Fuzzy’. Thanks.
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31 Cynthia R August 20, 2013 at 12:00 pm

loves brown bear brown bear and goodnight moon.

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32 Faye Brown August 20, 2013 at 12:04 pm

My daughter’s favorite book to read is “The Fat Cat Sat on the Mat”… Hilarious!

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33 Jessica T August 20, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Brown Bear Brown Bear

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34 Liz August 20, 2013 at 3:50 pm

We alternate nightly between Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site and Giggle, Giggle Quack. EVERY NIGHT.

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35 Rosita August 20, 2013 at 6:05 pm

Little Quack’s Bedtime. My twin granddaughter and grandson listen to this nearly every night. I play a cameo role over the phone playing Mama Duck and telling them it’s sleepytime.

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36 DebbieKL August 20, 2013 at 9:13 pm

Tonight they were reading The Hungry Caterpillar!

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37 Patricia August 20, 2013 at 10:19 pm

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.

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38 Krystal August 21, 2013 at 3:19 am

My kids have tons of favorites. But they have to read at least one Curious George book every night before bed.

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39 Barbara Platt August 21, 2013 at 4:35 am

she’s just starting to read so she doesn’t have a fav yet

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40 India Lipton August 21, 2013 at 12:43 pm

That’s Not My Dragon is a favorite here.

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41 Emily Linton August 21, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Any books with Elmo or Dora in them

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42 Tasha E August 21, 2013 at 4:43 pm

We love Sandra Boynton at our house, and anything with animals in it, so these look perfect!

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43 lizzy August 21, 2013 at 8:34 pm

Goodnight Moon is a favorite!

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44 jessica saunders August 21, 2013 at 10:20 pm

I don’t think she could ever choose just one, but maybe all the Eric Carle books!

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45 samantha w August 21, 2013 at 10:39 pm

We love I love you through and through

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46 Natalie F August 22, 2013 at 12:55 pm

My Kids like “Little Blue Truck Leads the Way” by Alice Schertle.

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47 Shari August 22, 2013 at 6:15 pm

Today anyway, mine is into Disney’s Mickey and the Beanstalk.

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48 Jenny Lloyd August 22, 2013 at 8:45 pm

Llama,Llama Red Pajama is a must read in our house!

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49 Dameon s August 22, 2013 at 10:13 pm

my son loves the very hungry caterpillar.

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50 BusyWorkingMama August 23, 2013 at 12:51 pm

My daughter likes reading fairy tales.

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51 Shelly Leatham August 24, 2013 at 3:24 am

We love Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton!

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52 mamotts August 25, 2013 at 12:59 pm

clifford is a favorite besides dr suess

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53 Cat Davis - Food Family Finds August 25, 2013 at 4:10 pm

The Very Hungry Catipillar.

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54 amy pugmire August 26, 2013 at 7:14 pm

my daughter loves what makes a rainbow

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55 Laura Jacobson August 26, 2013 at 10:53 pm

Oh he loves The Very Hungry Caterpillar! Have to read it everynight!

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56 Jessica Wyatt August 27, 2013 at 10:14 pm

Right now it’s the collection of board books by Baby Einstein.

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57 Krista August 28, 2013 at 3:04 am

We have one called Baby Faces that my girls just LOVE!

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58 Lacey Burd August 28, 2013 at 3:19 am

Right now my youngest daughter’s favorite is Goodnight Moon

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59 Alvina Castro August 28, 2013 at 3:30 am

the rugrats book series right now! he loves them

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60 michelle b. August 28, 2013 at 4:30 am

My daughters love this book all about princess stories.

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61 chana August 28, 2013 at 6:04 am

moo baa la la la

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62 sandra August 28, 2013 at 7:19 am

he’s partial to dr. seuss books right now

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63 nikki August 28, 2013 at 8:03 am

Any Dr. Suess book was a favorite here

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64 Susan Smith August 28, 2013 at 9:10 am

Green Eggs and Ham

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65 April Yedinak August 28, 2013 at 11:09 am

My daughter loves Cows Can’t Fly.

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66 The Gang's Momma August 28, 2013 at 1:32 pm

Right now, Mei Mei’s favorite book is our big Kai Lan book where she can work on pointing and labeling. She’s pretty verbally delayd still so it’s a good fit. Not quite adept at sitting for a story yet even tho she’s 2, so it’s slow progress but we’ll take it :)

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67 beth August 28, 2013 at 2:23 pm

the very hungry catepillar

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68 Staci A August 28, 2013 at 5:48 pm

We love I Took the Moon for a Walk.

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69 Becky VanGinkel August 28, 2013 at 11:06 pm

My daughter June loves Brown Bear, Brown Bear and Calm Down Boris! We read both of them every night before bed :)

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70 ACMommy3 August 29, 2013 at 9:55 am

My little one loves the Lucy Cousins “Maisy” books and Linda Boynton’s fun books! I have to read these authors’ books over and over and over again. :-)

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71 Saver Sara August 29, 2013 at 11:19 am

My child has so many books he loves! We are a huge reading family! He especially loves Peter Rabbit and recently has gotten into the Bernstein Bears.

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72 katklaw777 August 29, 2013 at 1:36 pm

My very fav kids book will always be “Green Eggs and Ham!”

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73 JoBeth August 30, 2013 at 1:32 am

gOOD nIGHT mOON IS THEIR FAVORITE

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74 Nannypanpan August 30, 2013 at 3:57 am

Richard scarry a cars and trucks and things that go

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75 T.h.Ransom August 30, 2013 at 10:12 am

My son loves “Tuck Me In!” for his bedtime book!

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76 Andrea August 30, 2013 at 4:30 pm

Poppleton books, Berenstain bears…and our son really loves Eric the math Bear too!

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77 Cathy H August 30, 2013 at 7:46 pm

My kids are currently loving on The Berenstain Bears and Elmo books.

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