Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tidy Books Bookcase Review & {GIVEAWAY!!}

My family and I live in a tiny apartment. My son's room is technically a bedroom because it has a closet, but is more like an office because of its size. As my son has been getting older, he has been acquiring more and more stuff, books included. I have been stuffing a small side table with two shelves full of his books which was packed so tightly my son could not grab a book by himself. I knew it was time to get him an actual bookshelf, but needed one that wouldn't take up much space, could attach to the wall for his safety, and one that was an appropriate size for him to grab books and clean up after himself.
Tidy Books has created a kid's bookcase that is so genius!
The bookcases come in several different finishes:

Natural wood finish bookcase.
Pale rose finish bookcase.
Azure finish bookcase.
The bookcase is required to be drilled in the wall at the top of the shelf and then stands at a slight slant. The bookshelf was fairly easy to put together and only took about 20 minutes. The book shelves hold several books with the cover facing out instead of the spine. This allows your child to choose a book based on pictures that they recognize instead of words that they do not.
Each shelf has part of the alphabet in fun colors that can be used for teaching. My son and I have been using his bookcase to learn letters already. He points to a letter, I say what the letter it is, and he repeats me. If your child is a little old for the alphabet on his/her bookcase, simply turn the alphabet panels around for a new look.
My son has absolutely loved having his new bookcase in his room. He picks out a book several times a day and brings it to me to read to him and I have even caught him "reading" books all by himself. Him being able to choose and grab books for himself has already really benefited our family and I have seen my son's love for books increase dramatically.
WIN IT!
Tidy Books has generously offered one of our very lucky readers their own children's bookcase.
Mandatory entry:
Visit Tidy Books and then come back here and let us know another product you are dying to own.
You must complete the mandatory entry before doing any extra entries.
Extra Entries (Leave a comment for each entry):
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3 Entries: Post about this contest with a link back to our blog AND a link to Tidy Books (Leave a link back to your post in your comment).
1 Entry: Follow us on twitter and tweet about this contest. You may do this once daily (always leave the link in your comment).
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Good luck! Contest ends on March 8th at midnight. Winner will be announced March 9th.
Winner will be chosen through random.org.

Please be sure to include your e-mail or have it in your profile so I can contact you if you win. Thanks!


We are not compensated for our reviews. We receive product(s) for free so we can provide our experience. These are our honest opinions. Your experience may vary.

403 comments:

  1. I love the bunk bed buddy. This looks like it could go in an older child's room or even a spare room as well.

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  2. I am a follower of your blog.

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  3. I like the tidy box. amypugmire@live.com

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  5. I really like the Tidy Box, I can think of so many places where it would be nice to have it!

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  9. fb friend (michelle barrett) & posted link http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?v=feed&story_fbid=354788826354&id=100000585237064&ref=nf

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  10. twitter follower & tweeted http://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/9534369406

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  11. Wow, what a cool giveaway! My son would also love the bunk bed buddy.

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  12. I follow your blog publicly.

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  14. I follow you on Twitter and tweeted:


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  15. I think the tidy box is a great idea!
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  17. I have your button #1
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  18. I have your button #2
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  19. I like the Bunk Bed Buddy also. This would be great for my son! Thanks

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  22. Though the bookcase is my favorite, I also love the Tidy Box!
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  23. I also love the tidy box!
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  24. I follow you on blogger!
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  25. the bunk bee buddy is nice too

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  26. i follow

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  27. i really like the tidy box! This would be great!
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  28. The Bunk Bed Buddy would be awesome to have!

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  29. I subscribe to your blog by reader

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  30. I blogged about this giveaway
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  32. I blogged about this giveaway
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  33. I am following on Twitter and tweeted
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  36. I sooo need a bookcase for gd's room! I also like the tidy box.

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  37. following your blog

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  38. following on twitter @Ravish30

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  43. I also adore their "Bunk Bed Buddy!"
    Many thanks.....Cindi
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  44. I follow your blog publicly via Google Friend Connect.....
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  45. I also subscribe to your blog via My Google Reader Page!
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  46. We are friends on Facebook and I posted your giveaway ~
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  47. Also, I follow you on Twitter!
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  48. Love the tidy box! What a great idea!

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  52. The Tidy Box would be great for my home daycare. I could put the books into it that we are reading for the day.

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  53. Following your publicly via GFC

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  54. I read your post via google reader

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  55. Got your button on the bottom of my blog page

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  56. I am a friend on facebook and I shared this giveaway on my status; Tammy Graham

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  57. I love the bunk bed buddy.

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  58. I'm actually in the market for a bookshelf for my son. The bunk bed buddy is exactly what I would like but shipping is quite high to the US. I like the bookshelf too because its safe from toppling over.
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  60. The Bunk Bed Buddy is a great way to utilize space. I love it and it is now on my wishlist...

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  61. As a school teacher, I'd love one of these! But, being the book worm that I am and having passed it onto my daughter, we'd love the Bunk Bed Buddy. How cool is that? Books right by your side! LOVE it!

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  62. we could use the tidy box!
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  63. daily tweet:

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  65. tweet on 2/24. amypugmire@live.com
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  66. We would also love to own the bunk bed buddy!

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  67. tweet http://twitter.com/amolino/status/9587575257

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  68. I like the tidy box.

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  69. follow via gfc

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  71. I love the bunkbed buddy! Too cute!

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  72. I really like the Bunk Bed Buddy. I think it can easily be used with a normal bed as well. {musicalmaestro at gmail dot com}

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  73. I subscribe via google reader {musicalmaestro at gmail dot com}

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  74. I follow {musicalmaestro at gmail dot com}

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  75. I have your button on my sidebar {harwoodharbor} - entry #1

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  76. I have your button on my sidebar {harwoodharbor} - entry #2

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  78. I follow you on Twitter (@jkgorcery) and I tweeted: https://twitter.com/jkgorcery/status/9605147384

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  79. I have your button in my blog #1: http://whateverandbeyond.blogspot.com

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  80. I have your button in my blog #2: http://whateverandbeyond.blogspot.com

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  81. The Tidy Box is really cool. I love the clock on it!
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  82. I'm a blog follower.
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  83. I love the idea of The Tidy Box too!
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  84. I subscribe via email.
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  85. I follow on Networked Blogs!
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  86. blogged 1 www.clarissaneiding.blogspot.com

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  87. blogged 2 http://clarissaneiding.blogspot.com/2010/02/giveaways-224.html

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  88. blogged 3 http://clarissaneiding.blogspot.com/2010/02/giveaways-224.html

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  89. http://twitter.com/cneiding/status/9611883736 tweet

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  90. "Daily Tweet!"
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  91. daily tweet:

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  92. Blogged:

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  93. Blogged:

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  95. I friended you on Facebook (Mary Happymommy) and posted the giveaway link on my status:
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  97. tweet on 2/25. amypugmire@live.com
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  98. The Bunk Bed Buddy is very cool, too!
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  99. I follow your blog via google friend connect
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  100. I've got your button on my blog, Emily's Latest, at
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  101. I've got your button on my blog, Emily's Latest, at
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  106. tweet on 2/26. amypugmire@live.com
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  107. I love the Tidy Box!
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  108. I would like to own the Tidy Box.
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  109. I follow your blog publicly.
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  112. i also like the tidy box

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  113. i'm a follower

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  114. i subscribe via google reader

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  118. blogged #1 http://kenziesgumdropsandlollipops.blogspot.com/2010/02/march-giveaways.html

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  121. tweet: http://twitter.com/talonsmom731/statuses/9736020436

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  122. I like the cabin puzzle, too cute
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  123. I am a follower
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  124. I subscribe via google reader
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  125. daily tweet! http://twitter.com/kenziesmum2009/statuses/9779847450

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  131. tweet on 3/1. amypugmire@live.com
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  132. The tidy box in blue would be great!

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  133. Love that bookcase!! The The Tidy Box would also be really useful for us. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  134. I follow publicly.

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  135. I subscribe in Google Reader.

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  136. I like the Tidy Box too!
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  137. subscribe via email
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  138. I have your button!
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  140. I absolutely love the Bunk Bed Buddy! Great space saver

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  141. I like their Cabin Puzzle. Thanks for this amazing giveaway!

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  142. I would also love to own the Bunk Bed Buddy. My three boys share a room, the oldest is 4. We are always given these beautiful books as gifts and i always find then being stepped on because they are always on the floor or in the beds. I would like the books to last so i would love to win this bookcase.

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  143. Ooh, I really like the bunk bed buddy - great idea!

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  144. I love the bunkbed buddy!
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  145. We just love the Cabin Puzzle.

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  146. I like the Tidy Box! Thanks!

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  147. I follow your blog!

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  148. I'm a subscriber!

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  151. I follow and tweeted!
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  152. The Tidy Box is also too cute. Would be great for a playroom too.

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  153. I subscribe via reader.

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  154. I am a Fan on FB and posted.
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