eeBoo’s Great Illustrators and a giveaway

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When I posted about the writing table I set up for Maia a while back, I got many comments about the Melissa Sweet bird cards on the wall. Which was about the same time that I found out that they were put out by eeBoo AND that several of our other favorite things were made by them as well, including Maia's growth chart and some of her games. The more I learned about eeBoo, the more I liked them. Their products are all made using children's book illustrators! Good ones. How cool is that? You know how much I like art and books and beautiful things. So it was natural that I'd fall in love with eeBoo.

Now, here's where I tell you that after the writing table post they contacted me and offered to send me a couple of products to review on my blog. I know that lots of bloggers do this, but I haven't, and wasn't sure I wanted to start. But I DO really love their stuff, so I said they could send me something to review if they'd also send something to use as a giveaway for you all. This was a while ago. Out of everything they make, they sent me probably the one item that I really didn't like. I'm not even going to tell you what it was, but I thought the illustrations on the game were more like the dumbed-down pictures used on so many children's products today than like the rest of their gorgeous products. So I set the box high up on a shelf and tried not to think about it for a while.

But eventually I decided that one item I don't like doesn't mean I can't post about all the items I DO love. So I'm just going to post about a couple of our own games rather than the one they sent. And I can still give away the 2nd (very beautiful) product they sent.


Maia has their Life on Earth Dominoes and their Go Fish cards.


This Go Fish game was a gift to Maia from her aunt and uncle. She LOVES it! The cards are fun and funky and perfect for a three-year-old going on four. They make lots of other neat looking cards too. I'd love to get Maia the flower alphabet rummy sometime.


And this is our eeBoo domino set, which, as it turns out, is also illustrated by Melissa Sweet! It beats the pants off any other domino set I've seen. I love the chameleons and hermit crabs and friendly bears shown on the dominoes. And, like all our other eeBoo stuff, the pieces are very sturdy and well made. They also make a Life on Earth matching game with many of the same illustrations.


Here's the giveaway: a beautiful butterfly sketchbook with 60 blank pages and a set of 24 colored pencils in a matching metal butterfly case. Post a comment to this post by this Friday, July 10th, 12 Midnight Eastern Standard Time and you'll be entered in a random drawing to win both. Good luck!

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  1. Ericka says

    I love their products too! Sometimes I think I buy toys and games that I enjoy the design and aesthetics more than I consider if my daughter will use/enjoy them.

  2. Jill says

    I’m off to check out the eeBoo growth chart. Thanks for the introduction! My 2.5 year old son LOVES butterflies – this would be great for him.

  3. says

    I adore their products especially the flashcards and the dominoes. Oh the go fish game was way too cute as well!

  4. violingirl says

    Oh, I love eeBoo! I first saw those number cards in your post and immediately went to check out their products after finding out they were behind those lovely numbers. What gorgeous materials. :)

  5. says

    I was just commenting on someones else’s blog how much I liked one of their eeBoo games. So funny. I love the drawing pencils and pad. Would make for a great summer journal project! Thanks for the opportunity!

  6. single mommy says

    Thanks for the intro and honest review. While I understand your reluctance to reveal what item you didn’t like, it would be very helpful for those of us who want the best for our kiddos but may not have the money to waste on stuff that doesn’t live up to its promise.

  7. says

    I will have to look for that domino set! Love the sketching supplies as well and have a five year old artist that would put them to great use. Thanks.

  8. momknitter says

    Wow, gorgeous products! I had never seen eeBoo before! My daughter would ADORE that sketchbook and pencil set as she is our budding artist and draws constantly. And I may also have to check out the other card games they offer, too.

  9. Kathabelle says

    Oh so sweet. I think I would be tempted to keep it for myself if I won…No, I would share with my kids. Going to check out more eeBoo stuff now.

  10. says

    I recognize some of those illustrations but I had never realized there was a set of games and products made by the same company. They do look functional — and beautiful!
    My son would love the sketchbook! He is really into drawing right now.

  11. says

    eBoo products have always caught my eye in stores and on websites. Each time I go look at who it’s made by, I’m not surprised to see eBoo on the package! Fun stuff. Thanks for the opportunity.

  12. Erica says

    We love eBoo too! I did the same thing as you. We have the same dominoes and when I was looking for “Crazy Faces” (a crazy 8 card game with the guy who makes ‘sculptures’ out of food), I discovered the eBoo website and was a gonner:) Great company.

  13. says

    I keep seeing eeBoo stuff and thinking how beautiful it is… my little color-er would love the butterfly notebook and pencils!

  14. says

    We love all of our Eeboo games, too…especially the picnic game, the international face matching game (can’t remember the exact name), the fairy sewing cards (very nice and thick), and the Crazy Faces cards. Love the quality, the artwork, the multicultural aspect, and the fact that we always have fun (unlike some of the other games we have now given away that prompted tears, competition, etc). Would love to add to our little collection! Thanks for the reviews.

  15. says

    We love eeBoo, too. We have their Alphabet Wall Cards, Faces matching game, Old Maid and Go Fish card sets and they ll get frequent use. Thanks for the chance to win.

  16. Megan S. says

    I just love eeBoo stuff. We have the Tell Me a Story cards, which are such a neat concept. Also the Dress up board game. My only complaint is that their stuff can get kind of pricey – esp items like the notebooks (which are so lovely, but hard for me to justify spending so much on). Lizzie Rockwell is one of my favorite children’s illustrators (the “Days” books about Mrs. Madoff’s preschool class that she illustrates with Anne Rockwell are so, so fantastic), so when I found out she was doing illustrations for eeBoo, I was over the moon. Thanks for the giveaway!

  17. Katrina says

    I’d never heard of this company before, but you’re right, the illustrations are beautiful. Why has no one else thought to use children’s book illustrators? Definately will check out their whole line.

  18. Nicole Baronich says

    Those are so sweet! I’ve never heard of eeBoo before, but the illustrations are wonderful. Thank you for sharing!

  19. Christina says

    Lovely notebook! After you posted about the writing table, I looked up those bird illustrations because I loved them so much. Good stuff!

  20. Rachel says

    nathan needs something to call his own in the art dept… rather than all the stuff big brother justin has already claimed. he’d love these!

  21. Viva says

    Beautiful illustrations. Thanks for making me aware of this brand, and for all of your creative posts!

  22. gabriella says

    Because of you’re original post on the Counting Birds set, I ordered a set for my son’s play area. I realized how good they look with the rest of my house as the colors play in with our paint and decor! I hadn’t planned on that… but I now love his new play area because of these cards!
    I’d love to be entered to win the sketchbook and pencil set!

  23. says

    I ran into your husband today after seeing you all berry picking. My kids gave him a running leap/bear hug. It was a little embarrassing… they’re pretty enthusiastic little souls. It made me think about you and I came over to say “hello!” Here you are doing a giveaway… so nice. I’ve never actually put my hands on anything by this company, but these games look wonderful! Thanks for sharing, and hopefully we’ll see you again soon in the community.

  24. says

    My, those are pretty! I would also be interested to read your review of the product you didn’t like. They didn’t require you to do a positive review did they?

  25. Jen0 says

    I love kids items that make both the parent and the child happy…these items are both beautiful and useful.

  26. Sandi says

    We often give an eboo sketch pad and some drawing implements as birthday gifts. Have not seen the butterflies before. Would love to give these to our 2 and 1/2 year old daughter. Thanks, Jean.

  27. Lindsey says

    Thanks for the chance to win! We have the Life On Earth matching game and I too LOVE her illustrations. I’ll have to check into eeBoo more!

  28. Ann Metts says

    Awesome! I have been looking for a nice go fish game. Now I found it. We have a domino game but that one looks much nicer and fun. Thanks for sharing.

  29. Emily says

    That Go Fish game looks pretty adorable! I love eeBoo stuff, too. We have a growth chart, and some games. I really want their U.S. and world maps for my daughter’s room. Truthfully…I’d like them in my room! Shhh! Thanks for the opportunity.

  30. Jenn says

    I think they have wonderful stuff with beautiful illustrations. My daughter would love the Go FIsh game!

  31. Liisa says

    We love these products too, so glad you’re highlighting them. Our Maia loves the Storefront Bingo, it has been a great family game!

  32. Misha says

    OOOhhhhh butterflies, LOL.
    Those products look great!! I’m definitely going to have to look them up.

  33. kali says

    Love these and all the eeboo products. My daughter’s birthday is next week, this would be a lovely gift for her!

  34. Joanne says

    Thanks for the eeBoo tip. Love their advent calendars. My daughter’s birthday is on the 10th – how cool that would that be if our number is drawn!

  35. amanda says

    These are so unique!! I remembered seeing the cards on the wall in the writing table post. 31 activities in march was absolutely inspiring I’ve been following ever since. Thanks!

  36. Patricia says

    I am not very familiar with these products, but am definitely going to do some research into that they offer. I like the fish shaped cards that look just the right size for little hands!

  37. Lavina Dee says

    Thanks for the introduction to these beautiful products. I often hesitate on products like go-fish cards because I refuse to buy “the dumbed down” versions and all that leaves is Barbie and Barney. Thanks again.

  38. says

    thank you for the review, the illustrations are beautiful, I am off to look at all the other things they make…

  39. says

    mmmmmm….our love of art supplies! We can only imagine the texture of the paper inside the pad and the beautiful colors we will see once the tin pencil case is opened… we love the eeboo board games but did not know they made art supplies! We love following your blog!

  40. says

    BUTTERFLIES! I have to tell you there is a good chance I will buy that product even if I don’t win it (although please tell the random generator to pick me because I really shouldn’t…)

  41. says

    Have not seen those before… Eli and I really really really like birds! Me ‘tinks I shall buy some regardless!
    Cheers and I hope you are feeling very well and round!

  42. Mary W Adams says

    I also love their stuff. My favorite is their manners cards! My 3 year old loves them and really uses them!

  43. Barbara says

    My son is now 7 years old, but when he was 3, I bought some eeBoo lacing cards. The cards are very sturdy. The cards feature a butterfly, fireflies, dragonfly and two other creatures (a beetle and bee perhaps? I’m not quite sure….) My son will still occasionally use them, and just commented to me, “They’re cool!”

  44. Paula says

    What a fabulous gift set. I think my daughter would be totally delighted to receive a surprise gift in the mail. She loves butterflies and drawing.

  45. Chandra F says

    Oh, I love their products! So sweet…and not cartoony in that mass market way that so many junky toys are.
    love give aways, too ;-)

  46. Jill says

    eeBoo does make so many wonderful things – too bad the one item that they sent didn’t live up to your hopes and expectations. We have and have given quite a few of their products and have not been dissappointed…yet. As for Melissa Sweet – I adore her illustrations! I have picked up books for my little one because I have been smitten with her work, I have sought out books to borrow from the library with her work and it always pleases me.
    Thanks for sharing you honest feelings about what you received.

  47. Molly says

    we also have an eeboo growth chart and the alphabet cards, they are beautiful!!

  48. annalucia pelletier says

    This would be such a delightful gift for my one-and-only grandchild…Arwen Alexandra. Ahhhh…the gifts of nature! Color…and butterflies…PERFECT!!!!

  49. Jennifer says

    Of course I want to be entered into the drawing! Such lovely things. I love your blog, by the way. You seem to have so much energy, creative and otherwise. I hope to be as enthusiastic and thoughtful mama to my wee Sylvia who’s 20 months.

  50. Angie says

    Oh, I love those dominoes. I’m gonna have to look up eeboo now! Thanks for the wonderful blog…I’m addicted:)

  51. says

    We love their products! We have Animal Bingo and my son loves it! I love the illustrations and they have very interesting animals (hedgehog, opossum, ibex).
    Thank you for the giveaway!!

  52. says

    I love their stuff too — so lovely! They have a great map of the world that I’m planning to get for my daughter’s room. Thanks for the giveaway.

  53. Marissa says

    Those are lovely! My niece would love them. If I don’t win I may just have to buy them!

  54. Michele M says

    Beautiful products! I’m glad you shared with us this company… I’m looking forward to giving some of their products as gifts!

  55. jodie mcgill says

    i love eeboo, i have bought many gifts for other children from eeboo as i think they are excellent quality. i have 3 girls and we have the lacing cards, domino set. i think the pencil tin is gorgeous.

  56. nancy_p says

    Hi love the eeboo product line as well. We have the dominoes, the matching game, the bird cards, some flower cards and a growth chart all illustrated by Melissa Sweet. I am always on the look out for her work because it is just so darling and happy. I love your blogs. Thank you for sharing so much of your artful life with us!

  57. Suzanne says

    I hadn’t even heard of eeboo before, now I will for sure be checking out their products. Thanks! And thanks for all your great posts.

  58. Karyl Shiroma says

    As an artist/grandma of three/looking for great treasures always I came acros your blog and saw this giveaway. This journal and pencils would be a nice surprise for my g’daughter Jade. I hope I win!!!!!!!!!!!!

  59. arista says

    LOVE this line too! Discovered it a couple years ago when looking for a growth chart – their products are beautiful and original. Crossing my fingers…. :)

  60. Caroline says

    I love Eeboo! We have their growth chart and their pin the flower on the fairy game….so much more interesting than a donkey!

  61. says

    Ah, I remember the writing table post– spent all sorts of time online looking at eeBoo and their illustrators as I realized how many of their products I liked just for the artwork!

  62. kelli says

    How lovely. We have a couple of cute eBoo games — Storefront Bingo Life On Earth Matching Game,

  63. Monique says

    I also love Melissa Sweet and eBoo! We had a bunch of things from them before I realized many were the same artist. We have the flower wall cards, a growth chart, some flower canvases on DD’s wall, fairy lacing cards, and a few of the notebooks. I have had my eye on the Go Fish cards, thanks!

  64. Kim says

    What a cool giveaway! We love butterflies–we try and visit the zoo at least weekly during the summer to check out the butterflies that hatch in the greenhouse. This would be awesome to take with us and draw the amazing butterflies that live at the zoo!

  65. Autumn Lucas says

    I really enjoy your blog ~ my son and I did the crayon / rock project yesterday! I can’t wait to put them in the flower bed! Love the illus. on the products you shared – would love to be put in your drawing! Thank you!!!

  66. Mary Ann Athens says

    Thanks for posting about eboo – I will look out for their products!

  67. Victoria says

    I love the high-quality of eboo’s products. They have really lasted through all my 3 girls. I haven’t seen the go fish cards before. I’ll have to find those!

  68. Susan says

    I am adoring those dominos! I think they need to be added to our “wishlist for our girl”. Thanks for the great opportunity!

  69. says

    I would love this! They have such neat products! Thanks for the reviews and tips! I am a Montessori teacher and love the ideas you have shared.

  70. Sarah says

    Thanks for telling us about this company! I especially like the nature dominoes, very pretty and a great way for kids to learn their animals and work on matching skills.

  71. becky says

    the illustrations are great!! i think children’s toys, games etc.. can be so beautiful and appealing and yet you see so much cartoon-y junk out there. The pencils and pad are lovely

  72. anna says

    What a great company that makes beautiful products!!! We own their picnic game!

  73. Frances says

    This is beautiful. My 5-yr old son loves to draw and he just learned about the life cycle of butterflies. This would be a great gift to nurture his burgeoning talents!
    Thank you for resuming your blog. I’m a frequent reader and this blog is very inspiring!

  74. JuliKay2u says

    What wonderful products! My kids would love the butterflies set. I also checked out their site. What amazing products! I just may have to buy a set or two of the “Tell me a story cards.” That kind of stuff is right up my alley!

  75. CA says

    Yes, I’m a fan of a lot of eeBoos’ products too. Of course now you have me wondering what product you received that you weren’t so partial too LOL This is a wonderful set to give away. Thank you

  76. sarah says

    These are beautiful art supplies. A great company making inspiring products.

  77. darla says

    My granddaughters would love to create with these beautiful butterfly art supplies. Some eeBoo products caught my eye in a boutique and I have wanted to try some out with the girls. Thanks for the opportunity. I am inspired to do check them out further with what everyone is saying about them. Thanks for an inspiring website too.

  78. martha seddon says

    We love eeboo stuff! We have one of their growth charts hanging up in my daughter’s room. Seriously in love your blog also… :)

  79. naomi says

    gorgeous things, I love dominoes and can’t resist a well designed set. already have some sets for my baby girl – can’t wait for her to be old enough to play!

  80. Sarah says

    Just stumbled onto your blog and love everything already. I’m artistically challenged, and have kids who love art. Thanks for the resources to impress them :)

  81. Katie says

    Thanks for this great giveaway! I am always looking for beautiful children’s toys/games so thanks for sharing about this company.

  82. Tara says

    I went out to the site after seeing here and really like the products. I am going to order some for my son.