The Artful Parent Book Reviews and Giveaway

Praise for The Artful Parent Book (Plus Signed Copies and a Giveaway)

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The Artful Parent Book Reviews and Giveaway

This post contains affiliate links. I was reading some of the 100+ 5-star reviews you have left for my book this weekend and boy, I have to tell you, I’m feeling good now.

I wanted to say a big, big thank you to those who have left reviews for The Artful Parent on Amazon. I really appreciate it!

Writing a book is not the easiest thing in the world, but those reviews made all that work SO worthwhile.

So thank you, thank you, thank you!

Here are just a few of the awesome reviews

The Artful Parent Book Reviews and Giveaway Adore this book, while reading it you find yourself thinking in such a positive ‘can do’ approach to art and creativity. I am a mother to two children under three and an art teacher and I have found this book so useful. – Joleen S.

My almost 3 year old daughter adores this book so much! She flips through it almost daily, invariably demanding one of the art projects she sees. Sometimes she even sleeps with it! I love the ideas that the book provides, as well as the many suggestions as to what art supplies are worthwhile having on hand. I ended up using her suggested list to make a big art supplies purchase… – Auschick

This beautiful art book is such a great resource – all the activities are so fun and so easy to set up. I love that there are so many different ideas for allowing children of all ages to explore art. Not only is it full of fabulous ideas, but it is very well written and is illustrated with colorful and vibrant photos. We love it and highly recommend it! – Craig Louis Citro

The Artful Parent is so beautifully done it’s inspiring to adults and children. I reference it frequently and love that Jean uses pictures of her own children and herself making art together. It makes it very personal and user friendly. – Jenny T.

I read this book at a time i wanted so much to build quality into the time i spend with my kids. It has put a beautiful strong mark on my parenting style, and has made my kids happier and more creative... i highly recommend it to all parents, preschool and early years teachers. – Mrs. Othman

“Get out Ms. Jean’s Book!” is a regular request at our house. I am not someone who does crafts for fun, so I felt a bit awkward about doing arts and crafts with my kid outside of the usual tray of watercolors and paintbrush or a pack of commercial playdoughs. This book is a marvelous guide and changed my parenting and our house for the better! The book is clearly written, well-organized, easy to read, and full of great creative activities for various ages. I feel encouraged and capable when reading her instructions (quite different from how I feel in the aisles of a craft store!). I give the book as a baby shower gift now.– Chris J. Sparks

I am so glad I bought this book! I am an active crafting mama but I have gotten so much use out of it! Especially with my almost 5 year old! – Ashlee N. Geesaman

I would so highly recommend The Artful Parent for parents wanting to add art to their young home. I found Jean’s tips for set up and creating space for art in the family most helpful.  I am learning how to plan ahead just a little bit to incorporate art into our everyday. – Michelle Anne Layton

The Artful Parent Book Screenshot of Five Stars Note :: Bolded emphasis is my own. Some of these are excerpts of the original reviews, for the sake of space. You can read the full reviews as well as more of the 111 reviews of my book on Amazon.

If you’d like a copy of The Artful Parent book for yourself or as a gift, you can buy it on Amazon,  Roost BooksBarnes & Noble, and your local independent bookstore.

I also now have a limited number of signed copies available for sale here (US only for now). The first 4 who order will get a set of Yoobi color layer markers for free (a $5 value) with their book, just ’cause. The next 6 will receive a set of washable Up-and-Up markers.

Plus! I’m offering three signed copies of my book as a giveaway! Feel free to enter even if you already own my book; you can share the second copy with a friend or teacher or give it as a holiday or baby shower gift…

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If you’d like a chance to win one of three signed copies of The Artful Parent book, please leave a comment to this post and then come back up here and tell the Rafflecopter widget that you’d like to enter the giveaway. The giveaway is open to readers worldwide.

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    Kylie
    October 13, 2014 at 7:08 am

    Love your posts, inspiring & motivational! Would love to read your book!! Kylie, Australia

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    Betsy
    October 13, 2014 at 7:12 am

    Love all of your ideas. This book looks wonderful!

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    Allison
    October 13, 2014 at 7:13 am

    I can’t wait to get this book. It’s on my Christmas list! So excited for your positive praise! You so deserve it!

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    Nicole O.
    October 13, 2014 at 7:14 am

    You have provided me as a overtired and often stressed parent with amazing orders for slowing down and connecting with my child through art.
    I would be honored to win a copy (especially since resources are extremely right) of your phenomenal book.

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      Nicole O.
      October 13, 2014 at 7:15 am

      *ideas

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    Sandi
    October 13, 2014 at 7:15 am

    You are such an inspiration! Thank you for all that you do!!

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    Sam winn
    October 13, 2014 at 7:17 am

    Would love to win one of these books, would be a great present for my son just in time for Christmas.

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    Molly
    October 13, 2014 at 7:18 am

    I already have a copy of your book, which I love, but I can think of a million people to pass it on to if I won another copy. :)

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    Ash
    October 13, 2014 at 7:24 am

    Great book!!

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    Clara Crosby
    October 13, 2014 at 7:24 am

    I am a fan of your blog. So many ideas I use for my growing brood of grandchildren!

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    Deb K.
    October 13, 2014 at 7:25 am

    Dear Jean, thank you so much for everything you do! I was charged recently with starting a children’s program at our local spiritual community — something I wanted very much to do — but I was having a hard time coming up with activities for children of every age, and things that could be modified easily, and that would be fun! I love art, and I love doing art with my own children, so when someone shared a post of yours on Facebook, I clicked on it to find out more about the activity in case it was something I could do with our children’s group. Since then, I have been inspired over and over again to find more projects on your site, and to make the basis of our program children’s art! I am having a ball, and fulfilling something that has been dormant in me for years. :) Thanks, again.

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      Jean Van't Hul
      October 13, 2014 at 12:04 pm

      Oh! You’re so welcome, Deb! And I’m so glad you’re having fun doing art activities with your children’s group!

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    Julia
    October 13, 2014 at 7:26 am

    Open to readers worldwide, love it!! I’ve only been following for a short time but I’ve loved everything I’ve read. Thank you for the help

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    Laura C.
    October 13, 2014 at 7:26 am

    Congratulations on the rave reviews! We enjoy your seasonal ebooks and we certainly look forward to exploring this one as well!

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    Joleen
    October 13, 2014 at 7:30 am

    I was skeptical this book would benefit my book shelf, until I flipped through a copy at our local toy store. Now I need it ;)

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    Tessa
    October 13, 2014 at 7:31 am

    If your book is anything like your blog it would be a HUGE hit with my kiddos. I love your ideas and approach. Since finding your blog I feel like creating with my littles is not as daunting and is actually enjoyable. Thanks!

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    LeAnn
    October 13, 2014 at 7:32 am

    This book has truly changed the way that I parent! I don’t consider myself “creative” or “crafty,” but with the inspiration and direction from the ideas in this book, I am able to give my kids (and myself) simple and fun opportunities to be creative. We’ve had so much fun and opened up a whole new world since reading the book. I’d love to be able to share a copy with a friend.

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    Tiffany
    October 13, 2014 at 7:33 am

    I am a homeschooling mom, we are always looking for new art projects to do. We have done several projects from your posts. Would love to have the book!

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    Cathleen
    October 13, 2014 at 7:35 am

    Thank you for inspiring me to allow our house to have a fine layer of glitter throughout, chunks of unfound glue blobs here and there, art supplies constantly cluttering the kitchen table, and art EVERYWHERE. Love your blog!

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    Michele J.
    October 13, 2014 at 7:44 am

    Thank you for the opportunity to win one of your fantastic books! I haven’t been able to purchase my own copy yet, but I do currently have it checked out from the library – and I’m loving it! Thank you for sharing your creative heart, passion, and ideas with the rest of the world! I truly appreciate it. :) xo

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    Apple
    October 13, 2014 at 7:47 am

    I would absolutely love to win a copy of this book. I have it on my wish list. My kids love doing art work, but I don’t have things set up as much as I could and this would only help us to be more creative with things.

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    Fe
    October 13, 2014 at 7:56 am

    Fabulous competition, would love to win your book

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    Tara H.
    October 13, 2014 at 8:01 am

    I have long followed your blog, and was so thrilled to see the release of this book! My boys are both wonderful artists that delight me each day with their creations. Thank you so much for your daily inspiration on FB and for creating a hard copy of your ideas. I am giddy about this book! Thank you so, so much for the chance to win such a generous giveaway! Much success to you!

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    Debbie
    October 13, 2014 at 8:02 am

    I enjoy your blog and Facebook posts. I am sure the book is fabulous also

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    Kaaryn
    October 13, 2014 at 8:02 am

    You inspire me to be artful with my children. Thank you!!!

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    Michelle White
    October 13, 2014 at 8:04 am

    I look forward to your posts and love trying them out with my kiddos!
    Thanks!

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    marion
    October 13, 2014 at 8:07 am

    I really love your ideas, your posts and your attitude. Your approach towards art in combination with parenting is what makes you and your projects so special for me: My child’s spirits as well as mine are equally lifted :-) — so, keep up the good work!

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    Sarada
    October 13, 2014 at 8:08 am

    Your blog is so inspiring. I’d love to win a copy of your book. Thank you

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    Simone
    October 13, 2014 at 8:21 am

    I cannot wait to get my hands on this book! We are always using your craft ideas…I bought the autumn craft booklet a few years ago and my little one still loves it ;) thank you for all that you do ❤️❤️

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    Deborah
    October 13, 2014 at 8:21 am

    I come back here again and again. I am working n incorporating more art into our days! Would love your book for my children to browse through, as I don’t allow them on the computer to see all the cool projects. Hope I win a copy!

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    Rbin
    October 13, 2014 at 8:22 am

    Looks like a great book! Mnay thanks

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    Victoria
    October 13, 2014 at 8:25 am

    I am a retired children’s librarian and puppeteer who still does a tremendous amount of volunteer work in children’s services. I make extensive use of the wonderful ideas from your website. I so appreciate your emails alerting me to the instructions. I would donate your book to our small town, low budget, all volunteer public library so not only we programmers could use it; but also parents, grandparents and other caregivers could be inspired too. Thank you for the generous giveaway.

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    Sara
    October 13, 2014 at 8:32 am

    A hard copy if your book would be great!! My daughter is really into art/crafts projects. I have the digital copies of some of your books, but a hard copy might help me to put them to use more frequently.

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    Kitty Michael
    October 13, 2014 at 8:33 am

    Thank you for these wonderful posts. I am always inspired to create something new with my kiddo.

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    Jen
    October 13, 2014 at 8:36 am

    Love love love your website, your ideas inspire me all the time. Would LOVE to win a copy of your book!

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    dimou evi
    October 13, 2014 at 8:36 am

    one of my best blogs! i use many ideas in my classroom, as i am a kindergarten teacher ! i d really like to have one of your books in my class!

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    katie
    October 13, 2014 at 8:37 am

    You are an inspiration to all who follow your blog & newsletter. Thanks for artfully touching so many lives… I am excited to announce target had sharpies on clearance for 75,l cents so after years of seeing the leaf/ mod podge activity we are finally doing it. Woohoo!

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    dimou evi
    October 13, 2014 at 8:40 am

    i use many of your ideas in my class and i d really like to have one of your books! greetings from greece!

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    Barbora Mestkova
    October 13, 2014 at 8:41 am

    I follow your blog for long time. You are one of the biggest inspiration and motivation for me and our two little boys. I adore your photos of your private apartmemt. Where are those finger paint fingerpritns? :-)

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    Janelle
    October 13, 2014 at 8:43 am

    ADORE all the ARTFUL parent ways of creativity. I would love to share your book with a friend who might rejoice in original ideas arty. I already have a copy beloved. x SUPER delighted for this worldwide giveaway Jean. THANK you. Janelle in Osaka.

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    Joleen Smart
    October 13, 2014 at 8:44 am

    I love my copy of your book so much. I would love to win a copy to gift to my sister in law as a way of enabling creativity! They are a bit frightened of art and I know your book will help them to get rid of their fears. Thanks for such a brilliant book.

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    Debra
    October 13, 2014 at 8:49 am

    Your book sounds wonderful! I have two boys, 2 and 5, and we sometimes struggle at creative time!

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    Abbie
    October 13, 2014 at 8:53 am

    i just adore your book. I check it out from the library every month. Beautifully designed and beautifully written. So inspiring!

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    Danielle
    October 13, 2014 at 8:57 am

    Wow! If I lived in the US I’d be ordering the signed editions, but thank-you for opening the comp worldwide. My daughter and I love your website so fingers crossed!

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    nadine
    October 13, 2014 at 8:58 am

    I loved this book when I got it from the library. I’d love to own a copy to use at home and preschool! Thanks for the chance.

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    Rebecca
    October 13, 2014 at 8:58 am

    i use your ideas in my preschool classroom all the time!

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    Natalia Fry
    October 13, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Congratulations! I have your book on my Christmas list. I hope the elves remember this year.

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    Alya
    October 13, 2014 at 9:12 am

    I keep checking your book out of the library…would love to win my own copy! Thanks, Jean!

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    Victoire
    October 13, 2014 at 9:22 am

    I would so love to read your book and expand on our creative adventures at home with my two year old and three year old!

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    N. S.
    October 13, 2014 at 9:24 am

    I am such a big fan of yours. Congratulations on your success in producing the wonderful book that inpires lots of families. Been wanting to own your book, hope i win it!

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    katherine
    October 13, 2014 at 9:25 am

    would love to win a copy so I can check it out too!! thanks so much!!

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    Kelly Miller
    October 13, 2014 at 9:26 am

    I still want this! would love to win!

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    Yolanda
    October 13, 2014 at 9:30 am

    I follow your website and can’t wait to get hold of your book. Congratulations on your success

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    Taz
    October 13, 2014 at 9:32 am

    Love all that you share. Your posts are so creative & inspiring!

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    Leigh
    October 13, 2014 at 9:33 am

    I love all your brilliant ideas, by far the best on the Web, but nothing compares to the delightful smell, texture & eye candy when paging through the crisp pages of a brand new book crammed with fresh art inspiration!

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    Karla
    October 13, 2014 at 9:34 am

    Always looking for ideas to keep my two- and four- year olds engaged. Would love to take a look at your book.

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    Jennifer
    October 13, 2014 at 9:40 am

    Your book and the Artful Parent blog has made a very great impact in my life. I was struggling like other parents to creatively engage on a day to day basis with my children. You have helped give us the creative freedom we need to explore with. Thank you Jean!

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    Mimi
    October 13, 2014 at 9:40 am

    So glad to have found your blog! Such an amazing resource for parents, educators, anyone who works and plays and creates with children. Thank you!

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    Francesca
    October 13, 2014 at 9:43 am

    What a great give-away, would love a copy of your book!

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    Heather C
    October 13, 2014 at 9:46 am

    I’ve checked the book out twice from the library and completely agree with the reviewers. It’s inspiring and motivating. We’re saving up to buy a house so we’re pinching pennies in so many ways (hence, the library!). I’d love to win a copy for myself to have on hand all the time!

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    jen s
    October 13, 2014 at 9:48 am

    I love your ideas and am forever looking at your newsletters and Pinterest board(s) for ideas. How nice it would be to have the printed book with all of your wonderful ideas in one place.

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    Dorothy Hall
    October 13, 2014 at 9:54 am

    We adore your books! They have given us many ideas for fun afternoons!

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    Betsy
    October 13, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Would love this book. Also, I can’t wait for your next one. I loved the seasonal ebooks and I missed out when you offer them pay at your own price,, so I’m missing fall & winter. Missing them since we are now it that time of the year! :-)

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    stephanie morency
    October 13, 2014 at 10:01 am

    I have your book on loan from the library, but I would LOVE to have my own personal copy! Wonderful information and inspiring ideas to keep my 5 year old busy!

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    Omer
    October 13, 2014 at 10:09 am

    Would love to see what surprises await inside to do with my “threenager” who wants to do everything by himself!

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    Monika
    October 13, 2014 at 10:21 am

    All your ideas are so inspiring, i love your posts! And my kids do as well, as we have tried a few of your fantastic ideas! Thanks so much !

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    Teresa
    October 13, 2014 at 10:40 am

    I have two kids. A son, aged 11 and a daughter, aged 8. We love your ideas and regularly create projects from you inspiration. Thank you for all your posts, efforts, and completing a cherished book! :-)

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    AmyC
    October 13, 2014 at 10:44 am

    I love your blog! I would love to have a copy of this book.

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    Pam
    October 13, 2014 at 10:46 am

    Your blog is one of the few blogs I read every single day. Love your posts and can’t wait to read your book! I have two daughters age 4 and 7 and we have tried so many of your projects. Thank you for the inspiration!

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    Patricia
    October 13, 2014 at 10:48 am

    My daughter and I love your we site. Thank you for the ideas and inspiration!

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    Kelly A
    October 13, 2014 at 10:59 am

    Love your books and blog, they inspire me to get creative with my kiddos

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    Ivana
    October 13, 2014 at 11:04 am

    So glad for your success, Itś truly amazing.

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    ashley
    October 13, 2014 at 11:20 am

    I love it when your posts come up on my news feed :) Always the best ideas.

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    Jonna
    October 13, 2014 at 11:27 am

    Thank you for such a beautiful and inspiring blog! As a maker myself, I started putting (safe) art supplies in my daughter’s hands as soon as she could close her tiny fingers around them. She’s now learning to talk and to my immense delight, she asks several times a day to “color”. How wonderful is that?! It’s lovely to have access to the benefit of your experience to help keep that desire to create growing in her precious little heart. Thank you!

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    Caitlin
    October 13, 2014 at 11:38 am

    Your book looks great! I always look forward to your ideas and am saving them for when my baby is a little older!
    Thanks!

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    Lori
    October 13, 2014 at 11:57 am

    would love to win one so I can reacquaint myself with creativity and have fun with my little guy once he’s here & old enough to enjoy crafts!

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    Abbie Petrie
    October 13, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    Oh I can’t wait to get this book. The children I work with will just love every activity!

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    Lynette W.
    October 13, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    Congratulations on writing a book!!! What an amazing feeling :) I love your blog and have been adding tips as I can to our life. Thanks so much for the give-away! Would love to win a copy of your book!

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    Julie
    October 13, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    Love your blog and would love to win a copy of the book!

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    Vicki
    October 13, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    Can’t wait to get a copy!

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    Sarah
    October 13, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    I love your blog, it has inspired me so much over the years. I would love to own this book. Thanks

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    Tabitha Beck
    October 13, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    I have been looking for something to work w my 3yo son w…and this is perfect..we love your ebooks — and this has been on our to get list for a bit now…thank you for the chance to win,.,

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    Jessica
    October 13, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway. This is a fantastic book, I’ve checked it out of my library several times now!

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    --anu
    October 13, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    I have checked your book out of the library twice, maybe it is time to have one at home :)

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    Ayesha Seedat
    October 13, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    I would love to own a copy of this book

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    farhaanah
    October 13, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    I’m a mum to 4 enegetic toddlers.son is 5 daughter is 3 and 20 month old twins I have a cupboard full of craft supplies which I keep buying but have no creative bone in my body.my 5 and 3 year old constantly ask me to do a craft with them and since I’m seriously lacking brain cells (3close in proximity pregnancies-4 kids who got more share of my brain cells than I have left) I think all of my kids and I would really benefit and appreciate the book if I won. As with 4 small kids its like my own mini creche. Therefore I nominate myself to win a copy.lol. I reside in south africa

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    Ilinca
    October 13, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    I love the things you have posted on the site. I’m sure the book is amazing, too :)

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    Liesel
    October 13, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    Oh, I would love this. I know if we owned it, my 6 year old would sleep with it too! She always loves flipping through art books, and finding projects to try.

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    Heather
    October 13, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    I’d love a copy of this book to use with my son!

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    Michelle C
    October 13, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    If I don’t win, I’m putting this on my wish list for Christmas! :)

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    Adelle F.
    October 13, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    I have read your blog for so many years and done so many of the projects you’ve suggested; we’d love to win this!

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    Kimberly Rief
    October 13, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Would LOVE to win!!

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    Lucy Hsu
    October 13, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    I read your blog and follow you on Facebook. So many good ideas that are SIMPLE TO DO and fun and creative. We love it here at our household!

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    Kate
    October 13, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    Thank you for your blog; the insight and ideas have inspired me through many play dates and evenings with my son. He would normally prefer ninjas to crayons, but the ideas I have gleaned from you have created so many awesome evenings. I’m now known as the mom who does crafts…. Thank you!!!

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    Allison S.
    October 13, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    I’m just amazed at all the tips you share with us, on your blog and in your book- thank you, as always! :)

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    Nora
    October 13, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    Am definitely buying this book for my daughter!

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    Joy
    October 13, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    Love, love, love your book!

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    lili
    October 13, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    looks like a great book!

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    Tammy
    October 13, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    Recently came across your book and am in love with it! I keep telling people how I’ve been so inspired by it and have already started a list of how I will implement your ideas in our home with our twin two year old girls. Thank you sharing!!

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    Karla
    October 13, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    Thank you for all the online wonderful creative ideas you give us!

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    Rosemarie
    October 13, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    Such lovely news for you.

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    Angela
    October 13, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    I previewed this book from my local library and didn’t want to return it! I would LOVE a copy to add to our own collection.

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    Tanya
    October 13, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    If I won a copy it would be a toss up….keep it for myself or give my art-
    teaching sister a copy!

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    Jannah
    October 13, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    I already own your book, but would love to win it and give it away to a friend who’s on a tight budget. Thank you for the giveaway!

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    Jacqueline
    October 13, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    I already have your wonderful book, but I wouldn’t say no to a signed copy (and then give my current one to a friend!)

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    Ariel
    October 13, 2014 at 11:49 pm

    Found your site via Pinterest and love your style. Great ideas and succinct directions! I would love a copy of the book.

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    JulieB
    October 14, 2014 at 12:08 am

    This is on my Christmas wish list! Would love to have one even earlier :-)

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    Amanda Eastment
    October 14, 2014 at 12:27 am

    Jean, your beautiful book would be such a blessing to have. We enjoy being creative and would welcome more inspiration through your book. To win it would be wonderful.

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    Melaine
    October 14, 2014 at 12:32 am

    I love all the useful tips you have on your website for truly being an artful parent. I have learnt so much from what you have shared and used it to nurture creativity in my two kids. I’d love to have a copy of your book.

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    Sydelle
    October 14, 2014 at 1:49 am

    Can’t wait to delve into your book – the possibilities for creativity are endless!

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    Christina
    October 14, 2014 at 4:14 am

    I love your ideas and very much the I can o approach. My children def benefit from your ideas.

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    natali deckmyn
    October 14, 2014 at 4:45 am

    Hi Jean, I love your posts, your art activities are so inspiring and fun. We would love to ad your book to our ‘arts’ library. Thank you for making this giveaway open worldwide :) . Warm greetings from Belgium!

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    Suzanne
    October 14, 2014 at 6:59 am

    Would love to win your awesome art book. Thanks for the chance!

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    Pam McDormand
    October 14, 2014 at 7:41 am

    I would love to check out this book! I have your e-books and they are so wonderful!

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    Rachel
    October 14, 2014 at 7:58 am

    I’ve heard such great things about this book. As a homeschool mom, I think this will be a great resource!

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    Vio
    October 14, 2014 at 8:21 am

    Love your book and would love your book.

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    Michal
    October 14, 2014 at 9:31 am

    I gave your book as a gift to my niece and her husband to share with their 3 year old. I was so excited to gift it to them as they are such a busy young couple and family (as most seem to be today) and I wanted to give them an easy way to reach for ideas from inside the covers of your book. I love your voice and the tone you set as well. All the best in all your encouraging work!

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    Laura
    October 14, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    Thanks for the opportunity!

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    Barb
    October 14, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    I love your site and check it nearly every day. Has helped me with creative ideas for home and work. I’d love to read your book!

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    jamie
    October 14, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Oh how fun! Your book is on my Christmas List, and I am starting a toddler art group in our home after the holidays, but who knows? Maybe if I get the book earlier, we will get started sooner. Thank you so much for sharing your art and family with us, I have followed your blog for several years now, even though our first child just turned 1. So excited to watch her confidence and creativity grow!

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    Annette
    October 14, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    Would love to win your book, thank you!

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    Meredith RIchmond
    October 14, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    your book is definitely on my “to read” list!

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    Marianne
    October 14, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    I have been following you on facebook for quite awhile.
    I love your creativity with found and household objects.
    I have a 13 year old son and many of your ideas work for
    both younger and older children. Thanks for sharing.

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    Nicole C
    October 14, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    I have recently started following you on Facebook and love your posts, so my kids as I have found more ways to be creative with them!
    Thank you

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    Lisa
    October 14, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    I would love a copy of this book. Both boys love doing arts and crafts!

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    Kaci
    October 15, 2014 at 12:57 am

    I love your book. I have checked it out from my local library. I agree with other readers, you really have shown parents how to connect with their children through art. The book is beautifully written and the photos have captured an artful home.

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    Klaudia
    October 15, 2014 at 8:56 am

    I enjoy reading your blog and would love to read your book!

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    Laura
    October 15, 2014 at 10:11 am

    Congratulations on all the wonderful reviews!

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    Heather B
    October 15, 2014 at 11:03 am

    WOW! Adding this book to my Christmas list!

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    Chantelle
    October 15, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    Thank you for a wonderful blog, filled with such inspirational ideas!

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    Kimberly Schotz
    October 15, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    I enjoy your blog and look forward to reading the book.

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    jodie munday
    October 15, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    We love craft and art days in our home and some new ideas would be truly wonderful.. your blog and page page are brilliant and have given us many ideas already keep doing what you do best :)

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    aMY
    October 15, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    It’s true this is the book I recommend to friends and families as the most accessible and relevant book on building a practice of creativity for families. Love to have a copy to share.

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    Helena
    October 16, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    Your book has been on my wishlist for a while :)) Looking forward to art filled winter days with my little girl :)

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    Poorva
    October 16, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    Your work is very original, creative and inspiring. your site is the first thing I check out when I log on in the morning, even before I check my mails. Would love to have your book too as my 4 year old loves to draw and paint. She too browses the site with me to see what is the project of the day….every day……

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    Miki Stirbinskis
    October 17, 2014 at 1:35 am

    You have inspired a number of projects around our house. It’s not always immediate, sometimes the ideas are digested for a while, but then suddenly everything comes together and we do art. I love that the ideas and processes are simple yet so effective. Thank you!

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    Aly Kantor
    October 17, 2014 at 6:32 am

    Coming to try my luck! I can always use more resources when it comes to developing creative activities in my classroom! Fingers crossed! And congrats on the great reception! Based on your blog, I imagine it’s well deserved!

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    Jessica S.
    October 18, 2014 at 10:24 am

    The book looks amazing! I’d love to win a copy, but if I don’t I will buy one! We have used several of your ideas from your blog/newsletter already and we just love doing them together! How wonderful! Thanks for encouraging more creativity and expression!!!

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    Cheryl Craft
    October 18, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    I really need a copy of this book for lessons in process art for the 2.5 year old classroom.

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    Joy Blake
    October 18, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    Thanks for sharing your passion, Jean! You are inspiring and I would love to have a copy of your book.

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    Margo E
    October 18, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    I have recently discovered your blog and really love your enthusiasm for art and children. I have already duplicated some activities at home and in the early years setting I manage – all my staff have been told to view your posts for inspiration.

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    Rebecca
    October 18, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    I’d love to win!

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    Carla
    October 18, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    I’d love to win the book. Thanks for making this giveaway open worldwide!

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    grace
    October 18, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    What a great book … I love those ideas in the book, hope to win it :-) Thanks for the chance.

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    Christine
    October 18, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    I love your work! Your projects are a good balance of process and product. Kids and adults (like me) love them. I would love to share this book with families I work with. Thanks for the inspiration! ~Christine

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    Melanie Hawk
    October 19, 2014 at 10:45 am

    Thank you for your giveaway! I really look enjoy reading the emails and following the links as well as your facebook page. I do a lot of reposting, lol. I hope to be able to win a copy of your book. It would definitely go to the best use in my home. Two boys, one who is special needs and I homeschool. We love your ideas. Thank you so very much for all that you do. :-)

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    Sarah
    October 19, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    I’ve been enjoying the book for a few weeks now. It is great! You can read about my experience with it here: http://lilacreates.blogspot.com/2014/10/being-artful-parent.html

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    Sara McCloud
    October 19, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    LOVE the projects on your site, really excited about your book!!!!!

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    Christina
    October 19, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    I’m very much looking forward to this book! Love your ideas.

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    Lianna Koerner
    October 19, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    I follow your Facebook page and as a homeschooling mom, the ideas are wonderful and engaging for my son! ♥

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    Lauren Lash
    October 19, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    I always love your projects and ideas. My girls love doing their “art.”

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    hpotter
    October 19, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    I would love to win a copy. I want to donate it to the local library so others can be inspired.

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    Kelsey Page
    October 19, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    I am looking forward to doing more art for myself and with my children. I have a six year old and a 3 month old girl. Thanks for the giveaway!!

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    Molly Martin
    October 19, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    I have this book pinned and it is on my Christmas list to buy for my children this season. We spent the rainy day yesterday sculpting air dry clay. The sun is shinning today and they have been begging for more clay time! I love art with my children!

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    Amy
    October 19, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    I love your blog! And can’t wait to read your book!

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    Flora
    October 19, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    i love your blog, it has helped me to bring more art into our lives since our children arrived, which can only be a good thing! Looking forward to getting a copy of the book at Christmas (if all my hinting has worked!)

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    Joanne Beacham
    October 19, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    I would love this book. Love the arts and crafts that the Artful Parent provides ;)

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    Pam
    October 19, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    Love your posts! So positive and filled with beauty! I have two daughters, the older of whom is already in love with all things artistic (coloring, painting, play dough, etc). I would love to read your book so that I could feel more confident encouraging and guiding a passion for art in my girls!

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    Rebecca
    October 19, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    I love your blog and I’d just like to say that I’ve been inspired to get out a lot more “messy” things that I used to avoid. I’d love to read about how you purge artwork and store what you decide to keep. I’d really like to get better about displaying and rotating what’s on display too. With three kids worth of artwork it gets overwhelming.

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    Rose Koogler
    October 19, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    I love all your ideas and have used many of them. Have also purchased many of your recommended products! Having the book would be great.

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    Kimberly MacDougall
    October 19, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    I’ve been following you on Facebook for some time. Yours is my favourite page and I’m sure I’m going to love your book!

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    Jessica
    October 19, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    This book looks marvelously fun! We are always looking for ways to bring art into our home-I have two very crafty children who love all types of art-especially messy art. Thank you so much for the inspiration you provide.

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    Britta
    October 19, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    I just discovered this blog, but I’ve already done a few new art activities with my daughter. Thank you for the inspiration!

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    Robyn
    October 19, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    This book looks wonderful!

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    Shilpa Kamath
    October 19, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    Big fan of yours. We love the creative ideas that you share through your posts. It would be amazing to win a copy of your book. Fingers crossed :)

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    Laurie Lynch
    October 19, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    I’m so inspired by the Artful Parent ideas I see on Facebook and Pinterest. I’m collecting my favorites for special projects with my toddler and my day care program kids. Art and creativity are so very important. I’m especially into projects that involve creative reuse and don’t cost a lot of $ or prep time.

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    Megan G
    October 19, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    I love it when I see The Artful Parent pop up in my newsfeed. Your ideas are alway fun and inspiring. I would love to win your book!

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    Kathy h
    October 19, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    Love your blog. Gives me so much inspiration for projects to do with my kids.

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    Danielle
    October 19, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    Jean,
    I adore your book and approach to creativity! We would love to own a copy and continue our artful adventures!

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    Jenn
    October 19, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    My library copy has to go back soon and I want to keep it forever! It’s definitely on my christmas list. :)

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    Anna Funk
    October 19, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Love your website and all the great and BEAUTIFUL ideas. Would love this book too! It’s on my wishlist. :-)

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    Maghen
    October 19, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    We have had your book on steady loan from the library for a bit now; my 2yo and I love to randomly pick pages and talk about them. This book is a awesome resource.

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    Stephanie
    October 19, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    I’d love a copy!

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    Danielle
    October 19, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    congratulations on the book doing so well! you’ve had a great influence on me too – many of the projects I’ve done with my kids were inspired by you. thanks!

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    Stacey
    October 19, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    I love your blog & would enjoy reading your book! You have such creativity.

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    Dawn
    October 19, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    I would love to read your book! I am an early childhood special education teacher & know this book would be very useful in my classroom and to share with other teachers in my building!

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    Amanda
    October 19, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    Your blog has been my go-to site whenever I’m searching for inspiration for my preschool students. So happy for your book success.

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    Erin O
    October 19, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    I requested that my local library add the book to the collection and they did. I love being able to read it and knowing many others can see it too.

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    Tammy S.
    October 19, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    You’re such a huge encouragement to me! There has been so much more art added to our days since finding your blogging corner. :)

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    Clair
    October 19, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    Winning this would be fab!!

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    Kay Campbell
    October 19, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    Love your FB posts and newsletter! Great ideas for me and my Grandbaby! Net hanks for the opportunity to win! Very kind and generous. Kay

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    Mayla M
    October 19, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    I borrowed this book and loved it. It would be great to own my own copy. Thanks for that chance.

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    Heather
    October 20, 2014 at 12:17 am

    a friend of mine has recommended your book, I’d love to get a copy! I enjoy seeing your facebook posts to get ideas for doing art with my girls!

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    christina noyes
    October 20, 2014 at 12:45 am

    I’m so inspired by each and every post of yours. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with the world! I would love to win a book so I could share it with my daughter’s preschool teacher. I’m always forwarding your post to her, but I think she would like a book better. Thank you!!!

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    Laura B
    October 20, 2014 at 12:49 am

    I I wold love a copy. Art is the most challenging activity to do with my daughter evasive it has never been my favorite.

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    Laura
    October 20, 2014 at 1:05 am

    Great boook! Would love to win a copy!!

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    angela
    October 20, 2014 at 1:17 am

    Lovely ideas! Thanks for the inspiration.

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    Hazel M.
    October 20, 2014 at 2:43 am

    Love your ideas! I’ve pinned so many of them… Hoping to get around to doing more of them in the near future :)

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    Lucia Hale
    October 20, 2014 at 3:33 am

    I follow your blog and on FB and would love to win one of your books – fingers crossed! We are definitely an “artful” household :)

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    meeradashini jeyaratnam
    October 20, 2014 at 4:52 am

    totally love you blog, thank you for inspiring me to be creative ,my son n me love to try everything from your blog n book. We really hope to win the book. Great ideas for everyone to try. thank you very much for this.

    Meera

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    Ana
    October 20, 2014 at 4:57 am

    Great source for creative and practical art activities for my little one. Thank you for sharing your ideas and knowledge – some of us wouldn’t be able to inspire creativity without your help!

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    Serena
    October 20, 2014 at 5:11 am

    Just found this blog and I’m loving it. I’ve ordered the book from the library and can’t wait to get it!

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    Clare
    October 20, 2014 at 5:19 am

    This book is definitely on my wish list, and Christmas is soon…a great excuse :).

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    Penny
    October 20, 2014 at 5:47 am

    This would enlighten our whole household! Would love to win!

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    Christy
    October 20, 2014 at 6:03 am

    This is one of the websites that I love most!! Have been trying the activities it suggests with my gal. JUST LOVE IT!!!

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    Jane
    October 20, 2014 at 6:04 am

    I would love a chance to win this book. The kids and I already have done so many of your art ideas and they are always a hit!

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    Louise Rogers
    October 20, 2014 at 6:54 am

    I’ve followed you for a long time and would LOVE to win a copy!

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    Alison Shimala
    October 20, 2014 at 7:56 am

    This book looks wonderful. I would love a copy to learn new ways to introduce art and creativity to my strong willed two year old!

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    Shenz
    October 20, 2014 at 10:14 am

    Looks like a fantastic book. Will keep my little busy for hours. Fingers crossed

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    Charlene Wetterstrand
    October 20, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Love your site! The kids and I have done several of your projects! Would love the book.

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    Sona
    October 20, 2014 at 11:47 am

    My kids and I love your project ideas. They are so simple and at the same time well written. Working on a project from your book equals chilling/ destressing on a weekend afternoon

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    Alycia
    October 20, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    This looks like a great book. I’m looking forward to trying out some of the projects on your site.

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    SarahB
    October 20, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    I’m always inspired by your ideas, so to own a signed copy of your book would be a dream come true. You have celebrity status in our household! :)

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    Kathleen
    October 20, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    I’ve been following you a long time! It’s great you provide us with a chance to win your book :-) A paper copy is always better then looking on a blog. You truly have a creative mind! Thanks for all the wonderful ideas!

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    Jennifer
    October 20, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    I tried to comment above but my computer isn’t cooperating. Thank you for your daily posts, they inspire me every single time I log onto facebook and see another fabulous idea to try out with my toddler – thank you so very much! Keep ’em coming!!

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    Elizabeth
    October 20, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    I just found your blog and i am already amazed with your great ideas. Thanks for saving my artful afternoons with my little ones.

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    Roberta
    October 20, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    Thank you for sharing your passion. Your ideas bring so much joy and inspiration to my little family.

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    Liz Jobst
    October 20, 2014 at 11:49 pm

    Would love a copy of the book to read again and again

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    Tatiana Zoubareva
    October 20, 2014 at 11:57 pm

    Love reading your blog!

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    Ashlee
    October 25, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    I see my review! I’ve had your book I for over 6 months now and still love it! Thank you! I’d give you 5 *’s all over again if I could!

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