Tinkerlab Book by Rachelle Doorley

Tinkerlab :: A Creative Thinking Book for Kids

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Tinkerlab -- The Book by Rachelle DoorleyI am so excited to kick off the blog tour for Tinkerlab, the new creative thinking book for kids by Rachelle Doorley (of Tinkerlab blog fame).

Rachelle is a good friend and I’ve seen this book develop over the years from a brilliant blog (still is, of course) to an idea, a book, and finally now to publication date.

Tinkerlab :: A Hands-On Guide for Little Inventors

I sent Rachelle a copy of my favorite writing book when she began writing hers. I introduced her to my editor (yes, we have the same amazing editor), and when I read an early copy of the book, I was so impressed by the writing and ideas that I wrote a blurb for her back cover:

“I highly recommend Tinkerlab to any parent with young children! I read the book in one sitting (it was that well written) but know that I will be referring back to it for years as I encourage my own daughters’ tinkering, experimenting, and creative development.”

And now, I feel honored to kick off the Tinkerlab blog tour

Tinkerlab :: A Creative Thinking Book for Kids

Tinkerlab Book by Rachelle Doorley

I believe it’s a good thing when I say that this book won’t sit still on your bookshelf. It’ll accompany you through your days, become dog-eared, get splattered with some science experiment substance that you’ll wipe off the best you can, then continue to get used as a guide for more experimenting and tinkering.

The best of childhood is about experimenting and tinkering, right?

Both of which certainly encourage creative thinking.

The Tinkerlab book is written for parents and teachers (and this is the book I’ll be gifting this year), but if your kids are like mine, you’ll be lucky to get a turn with it.

Tinkerlab Book Review

My 4 year old added post-it flags to all the activities she wanted to do (and she would have kept going except we ran out of flags)…

Tinkerlab Book Review - Drawing Machine

…and my 8 year old especially wants to try the DIY robot, the drawing machine, and the potion station.

Tinkerlab Book Review - Take things apart

We took the Tinkerlab book along with us yesterday to Maia’s piano lesson and the teacher’s 8-year-old son was excited about the sections on ropes and pulleys and taking things apart.

I think this is going to be a summer of tinkering and experimenting.

Tinkerlab Book Review - Creating Your Own Tinker Lab

We’re going to begin by setting up our own tinker lab as soon as school is out (at the end of this week!)…

Will you join us?

(I’m pretty sure you’re going to see this book mentioned here again and again over the next few months…)

Tinkerlab :: A Hands-On Guide for Little Inventors by Rachelle Doorley

Tinkerlab Book by Rachelle Doorley

If you have kids under age 10, go get yourself a copy of this book. It is so worth having as a guide to exploring the world, encouraging your children’s creative learning and development, as an idea kickstarter (with 55 projects and experiments!) and as a creative thinking book for kids.

Buy Tinkerlab here:

Amazon.com

Roost Books

IndieBound

Barnes & Noble

And all good bookstores

You can also enter the giveaway below for a chance to win a copy of Rachelle’s book!

Tinkerlab  Book Giveaway

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To enter for a chance to win a copy of Tinkerlab: A Hands-On Guide for Little Inventors by Rachelle Doorley, leave a comment to this post below and then come back up and tell the Rafflecopter widget that you did so and would like to be entered in the giveaway. That’s it! This giveaway is open to readers everywhere.

Good luck!

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  • Reply
    Amy
    June 10, 2014 at 6:48 am

    This looks like an amazing book! I am sure my 6 and (almost) 2 year-old daughters will LOVE this!!! Thanks for letting us know about it!

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      Sally
      June 17, 2014 at 8:18 am

      This looks like so much fun.

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    Molly
    June 10, 2014 at 6:50 am

    I was just saying that I needed to get a copy of this book for summer. Winning it would be the best!

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    Kama Clark
    June 10, 2014 at 6:52 am

    Another book to add to the ‘must buy’ list – right after I buy your one!

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    Jody
    June 10, 2014 at 6:54 am

    This would be great for my little ones!

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    Clare Boyle
    June 10, 2014 at 6:55 am

    I would so love love a copy of this book…..for my kids and me!!! X

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    Danielle
    June 10, 2014 at 6:56 am

    I am a teacher and a mom of young children. I can not wait to get my copy tof Tinkerlab to help extend STEM education with ALL of my children!

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    Lindsey Cormier
    June 10, 2014 at 6:58 am

    Wow! This book looks awesome!

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    Lizzy N
    June 10, 2014 at 6:59 am

    Artful parent and tinkerlab and nuture store are my favourite online sources of inspiration for creative activities. I also love the dedication to open ended creativity and the philosophy behind both Jean and Rachelle’s work.

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    Thuli
    June 10, 2014 at 7:02 am

    This would be awesome for my three girls who range between 5 and 2 in ages

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    Amber K
    June 10, 2014 at 7:09 am

    What a perfect book for my ever-so-curios 6 year old! :)

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    Alexa
    June 10, 2014 at 7:10 am

    4 kids – love tinker lab!

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    Dawn Taylor
    June 10, 2014 at 7:12 am

    I would love to have a copy of this book to use with my early childhood special education class, and also with my own kids at home. My girls (ages 8 & 5) are often my “guinea pigs” at home for school projects.

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    Rache
    June 10, 2014 at 7:13 am

    Thanks for the giveaway. :)

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    Julie V.
    June 10, 2014 at 7:14 am

    This book would be perfect for my six year old son. Just what we need for the summer.

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    Crystal Shepherd
    June 10, 2014 at 7:15 am

    I would love to win this book to help spur creativity in my 3 boys.

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    Peggy
    June 10, 2014 at 7:17 am

    Oh, looks like a great book! So fun!

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    Terra
    June 10, 2014 at 7:21 am

    I never met a Tinkerlab project I didn’t like! I’m really looking forward to this book!

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    Reynada
    June 10, 2014 at 7:21 am

    This book looks so fun- full of ideas for a child to learn through having fun and being creative!

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    Tristan
    June 10, 2014 at 7:24 am

    My eight inventors would love this book! Hoping I win….

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    Pam McDormand
    June 10, 2014 at 7:26 am

    I just read about this book on your blog recently, and I would love to have a copy to use this summer with my kids!

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    Kristin
    June 10, 2014 at 7:33 am

    Oh, my wanna-be inventor seven-year-old would LOVE this book!

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    Sarah
    June 10, 2014 at 7:37 am

    I love the look of this book, would love to try some of the ideas with my girls.

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    Erika
    June 10, 2014 at 7:37 am

    This book looks like so much fun! I can’t wait to get one :)

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    Carol
    June 10, 2014 at 7:46 am

    I love books that inspire creativity! What fun :)

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    brittany
    June 10, 2014 at 7:49 am

    From everything I have read and seen about this book, it looks amazing. I would love to have one of these. I have two boys 7 and 2 1\2 who are both autistic. Looks like this could be a very helpful tool for my family.

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    claire
    June 10, 2014 at 7:49 am

    Looks fabulous, cant wait to have a browse through :)

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    sewpollyesther
    June 10, 2014 at 7:53 am

    I’ve been looking out for this for a while, it’s definitely on our Christmas list if we don’t manage to get our hands on it earlier. Must get a recommendation in to the local library as well!

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    billy
    June 10, 2014 at 7:54 am

    Awesome book with great ideas. Can’t wait to use this with my 2 boys who have both been diagnosed with autism. Maybe this is the break throw we have been needing

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    Kerry Brookes
    June 10, 2014 at 7:58 am

    This would be great for exploring ideas for potential new work, my foster parenting and hopefully my own kids if they happen.

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    Sam
    June 10, 2014 at 8:00 am

    Wow I love seeing outside the box creative ideas for kids. Excited to be inspired.

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    Kim
    June 10, 2014 at 8:01 am

    This book looks so good. It’s on my “must have” (or at any rate, “really want”) list!

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    Cleo Richardson
    June 10, 2014 at 8:13 am

    That’s what your book looks like at our house, filled with post-its!!! Would love this book, thanks for the chance to win it!

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    Marisa Neyenhuis
    June 10, 2014 at 8:21 am

    Please, please! We have a summer waiting for possibilities and great ideas!

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    Laura
    June 10, 2014 at 8:22 am

    Can’t wait for this book :)

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    Seana
    June 10, 2014 at 8:25 am

    This looks like a great book!!!

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    Kc green
    June 10, 2014 at 8:25 am

    My girlie would luv

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    jessica
    June 10, 2014 at 8:33 am

    This book looks awesome! Im a preschool teacher and have a 3 year old so this is a must have!

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    Kat S.
    June 10, 2014 at 8:37 am

    I am so excited about this book! Thanks for a great giveaway.

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    Susana Alverdi
    June 10, 2014 at 8:41 am

    I can’t wait to do this activities with my daughter and my preschoolers this summer.
    En hora buena por este libro!

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    Dani Faucher
    June 10, 2014 at 8:46 am

    Oh please! 8 weeks of summer holidays coming up very quickly…

  • Reply
    Julie A.
    June 10, 2014 at 8:54 am

    Sounds like a fun book to kick off our summer at home. Thanks for the chance!

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    Stephanie
    June 10, 2014 at 8:54 am

    Pick me please. My boys (and me) would love a copy of this book.

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    Casey O'Roake
    June 10, 2014 at 8:54 am

    This book looks so fun! I can’t wait to use it for my classroom and with my own boys. :)

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    Monica Riviera
    June 10, 2014 at 8:57 am

    A must have!

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    Suzanne
    June 10, 2014 at 9:00 am

    The world needs more tinkering.

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    Zane
    June 10, 2014 at 9:02 am

    Thanks for this giveaway! I would love to get a copy of this book. And my 3 kids would love to try out things mentioned in it, I’m sure! ;)

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    Mary Pietrofere
    June 10, 2014 at 9:06 am

    Looks wonderful. Would love to win.

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    Liesel
    June 10, 2014 at 9:06 am

    I would love this!

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    Liz s.
    June 10, 2014 at 9:09 am

    I need some inspiration, especially on these multiple rainy days we are having lately!

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    Stephanie
    June 10, 2014 at 9:13 am

    This sounds like an awesome book!

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    Kelly S.
    June 10, 2014 at 9:15 am

    I’d really love to win this book for my two girls! It would be great fun for the summer break. :-)

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    Karolina
    June 10, 2014 at 9:15 am

    Oooooh!
    I actually started SALIVATING at the sight of this! Still cant figure out if it’s the deliciously looking book itself or the strawberries on the dress?..Never mind- need to get it for my three Tinkerers! Totally in love with your blog, by the way (your Tinkerlab sketchbook challenge is actually set as a wallpaper on our PC- what a pile of cool ideas!)

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      Karolina
      June 10, 2014 at 9:19 am

      oops, sorry- for some reason I was convinced I’m posting a comment on the actual Tinkerlab website- do forgive me :/
      I love You too- of course. Your ideas are often inspirations for my art lessons at the preschool where I work. Thank you.

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    Jennifer (robbins) A.
    June 10, 2014 at 9:16 am

    This book looks Awesome! I would love to own a copy! I love doing activities with the kids. : )

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    Amanda
    June 10, 2014 at 9:20 am

    I would love to have this book!!!

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    ursula
    June 10, 2014 at 9:23 am

    Wow, what a wonderful fun and resourceful book. As a mom I am always looking for ways to entertain my son that doesnt involve some form of technology. Just letting them be kids and using their incredible imagination. I would love to win this book…….holding thumbs :-)

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    KT
    June 10, 2014 at 9:30 am

    I love the idea behind this book; I am always looking for fun, entertaining, no technology activities for my boy. This book looks perfect. Thanks for the contest!

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    Shannon
    June 10, 2014 at 9:30 am

    This book looks like such an amazing resource! I would love to use the ideas from this book with my daughters to encourage more building, experimenting and tinkering! This would also be a great resource to let my daughters school borrow for new project ideas! Thank you!

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    Katherine
    June 10, 2014 at 9:33 am

    This looks great! Would love to win one but if I’m not lucky enough I guess I’ll make the purchase … :-)

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    Jennifer C
    June 10, 2014 at 9:36 am

    I look forward to more reviews of the activities from this book. My kids love to tinker and I would love to help mature that instinct!

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    Julie u
    June 10, 2014 at 9:38 am

    Can’t wait to get a copy!

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    Roberta Ferguson
    June 10, 2014 at 9:40 am

    Looks great! Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Cassie Hayes
    June 10, 2014 at 9:46 am

    So much fun to be had with this. Lovely! No boredom moments allowed now.

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    Carli
    June 10, 2014 at 9:51 am

    This book would fit in perfectly with our homeschool curricula!

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    Amber
    June 10, 2014 at 9:52 am

    I was just thinking I needed to plan ahead with some fun activities this summer. This might fit the bill!

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    Tara
    June 10, 2014 at 10:00 am

    This would be fantastic to win!

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    Andrea
    June 10, 2014 at 10:04 am

    We love the tinker lab newsletter. Would love the book.

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    Kerry
    June 10, 2014 at 10:04 am

    I would love to have more inspiration on projects for my (almost) three year old guy! Thanks for the chance!

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    Rachel
    June 10, 2014 at 10:06 am

    This is exactly the direction my son has been going! Gotta get a copy!

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    Shannon Featheringill
    June 10, 2014 at 10:14 am

    Thanks for the chance to win! Book looks fun.

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    Sarah M
    June 10, 2014 at 10:15 am

    I think this is another MUST HAVE in our house….I even call my son “The Tinker” because he is always taking things apart (thankfully, he can put a few of them back together). I see many happy afternoons pouring over this book.
    Sarah M

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    Jenn
    June 10, 2014 at 10:15 am

    Would love to own a copy of this book!

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    Jessica Haralampiev
    June 10, 2014 at 10:16 am

    My kids would love the activities in this book!

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    Melissa
    June 10, 2014 at 10:22 am

    My kids would absolutely love this book and so would I!

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    jennifer
    June 10, 2014 at 10:26 am

    This book looks amazing & review just kept my interest up! Would be awesome to win but if not ill get one anyway! Thanks for the info.

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    Leslie N
    June 10, 2014 at 10:29 am

    Looks like hours of fun!

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    Megan Cameron
    June 10, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Sounds like an absolute must-have for my 5 yr old son with Aspergers. He is a “tinkerer”, a free spirit and a wanna be scientist. What a great way to nurture his creative side – if I don’t win the book I will be sure to get my son, and all my nieces and nephews a copy (secretly I really want to read it too) xox

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    kirsten
    June 10, 2014 at 10:32 am

    This book looks amazing! I know that me and my little one would get a lot of use out of it.

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    michelle
    June 10, 2014 at 10:36 am

    We love the Tinkerlab blog! The book looks wonderful. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy.

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    Rebecca Johnson
    June 10, 2014 at 10:39 am

    This book looks AMAZING! I would love to win it for my almost six year old artist/scientist. :(

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    Tara
    June 10, 2014 at 10:48 am

    Sounds awesome!

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    Dannie
    June 10, 2014 at 10:49 am

    My kids would love this!

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    susie
    June 10, 2014 at 10:50 am

    would love this book for my kids

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    melissa shears
    June 10, 2014 at 10:57 am

    What an awesome book! Think it’s just what my 4 kids and I are lookin for this summer. :)

  • Reply
    Heather
    June 10, 2014 at 10:58 am

    We would love this! I struggle a bit with how to play around with science with my little girls.

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    Tanya
    June 10, 2014 at 10:58 am

    This book looks great!
    Thank you for the heads up and an opportunity to win a free copy.

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    Gabriela
    June 10, 2014 at 10:59 am

    I am always looking for new art projects to do with my kids, 5 and 9. They both enjoy doing art projects but sometimes I do not have much time or run out of ideas… I am sure this book would give us great new and fresh ideas.

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    Leslie
    June 10, 2014 at 11:02 am

    I can’t wait! My boys and I will be busy all summer!!!

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    crystal
    June 10, 2014 at 11:03 am

    Book looks fantastic!! If I don’t win a copy, I’m buying one, soon!

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    Fiona
    June 10, 2014 at 11:04 am

    This is such a fun book! Can’t wait to get my hands on one!

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    Chrissy M B
    June 10, 2014 at 11:05 am

    Would love to win a copy so both of my kids can have a wonderful crafty summer.

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    Diana cote
    June 10, 2014 at 11:07 am

    This book looks wonderful, I think my daughter and I would have a blast with it. We are always on the lookout to do more things together and things that will help us be more creative.

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    jennifer gladkowski
    June 10, 2014 at 11:09 am

    Awesome blog!

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    Jodie Munday
    June 10, 2014 at 11:14 am

    This book would make our rainy indoor days so much more fun not just for my son but for mummy too, and long summer afternoons would become more magical. I can’t wait to share this with my little ones daycare mother also, the fun that could be had there with a little group of inquisitive boys would be endless…

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    Kim T.
    June 10, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Delicious fun for kids & adults – always looking for smart ways to organize and teach new art concepts. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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    Anitha Kuppuswamy
    June 10, 2014 at 11:23 am

    I would love this!!!

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    Beth garrison
    June 10, 2014 at 11:25 am

    This book looks awesome! Can’t wait to look through it.

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    Zo B
    June 10, 2014 at 11:25 am

    LOVE Tinkerlab and The Artrtful Parent! These sites are great resources for our homeschooling family.

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    Mayla M
    June 10, 2014 at 11:40 am

    We would run out of flags too! I’m sure my three boys will want to do every project! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Laura
    June 10, 2014 at 11:57 am

    Recently discovered the Tinkerlab blog. Good stuff!

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    Sharon
    June 10, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    This looks like a great way to get little ones thinking big!

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    melissa
    June 10, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    What a great book! Can’t wait to get a copy

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    Amy Owens
    June 10, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    This looks like an amazing book that my 3 and 2 year old boys would really enjoy. I follow the blog, and would love to have the book.

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    Renee Brown
    June 10, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    Can’t wait to read this!

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    Nisha
    June 10, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    This book is exactly what we need in the Dhar household. The ladies- 8 year old Miss An and 2.5 year old Miss Aa are wild about tinkering!!!

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    Ioana
    June 10, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Sounds like fun! Would love to have the book!

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    --anu
    June 10, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    I have been making a list of new craft books for the summer, this would be a great start for this year’s stack :)

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    Paula Laird
    June 10, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    I have been waiting for this book! My whole family would enjoy it, especially my 4 year old future engineer! ;) Thanks so much for the chance to win a copy!

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    Kate Williams
    June 10, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    This book looks wonderful!

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    Karla Hays
    June 10, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    Sounds like a great summer activity idea book for my 3 kids. Thanks for the opportunity.

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    Bridget Montgomery
    June 10, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Looks like a great book!

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    Bridget Montgomery
    June 10, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    Would be great for my kids!

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    Lydia
    June 10, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    I’d love a copy of this book!

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    Melissa B.
    June 10, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    This looks like a really cool book to have for my 3 year old daughter who loves to “tinker”.

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    Nicole
    June 10, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    As a Mother | Artist | Teacher, I think this book looks amazing!

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    TO
    June 10, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    This books looks amazing! I hope I win! :)

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    Laura
    June 10, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    I can’t wait to read her book!

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    Lauren
    June 10, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    This looks incredible!!

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    Annette
    June 10, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    Looks like a great resource for my family to do arts and crafts together.

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    Lee L
    June 10, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    WE would love to try these activities out!

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    Andrea
    June 10, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    This book looks great! Just in time for summer!

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    Kameron
    June 10, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    My boys would LOVE this, as they are already tinkerers (or “scientist artists” as my 5-year old says) and have vivid imaginations! Thanks for offering the give away!

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    Marta ABilingualBaby blog
    June 10, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    Hi! My son would love this book, and me too! Thank you for the giveaway!

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    Theresa
    June 10, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    I love this book! Cannot wait to get my hands on a copy

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    Tammy Hayden
    June 10, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    My daughter and I could have a whole lotta fun with this book!! Thanks for the chance!!

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    Poorva
    June 10, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    This book will be great for my little one to keep her busy during summer break. Thanks for the chance

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    Rachel
    June 10, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    A new source of inspiration for the crazy curious kiddos in my house? From Tinkerlab? Yes please!

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    Krista
    June 10, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    Love this book for getting the creative thinking juices flowing

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    Kristy
    June 10, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    Wow! My this book would fast become my 7 year old’s bible! Thanks for sharing. :)

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    Tracey
    June 10, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    looks awesome! would love to win!

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    Mary Bernard
    June 10, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Judit
    June 10, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    Love the blog and the book looks amazing too!

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    Kristi
    June 10, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    Great ideas! Thank you!

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    Laura de Martrin Donos
    June 10, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    My 4 year old daughter and 2 year old son will just love this book! And with another little boy on the way in October I can just imagine how dog-eared this book is going to get in my house over the years! Thank you for giving us such a brilliant tool to encourage creativity in our children and make wonderful memories.

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    Cass
    June 10, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    I follow the Tinkerlab blog and love the ideas that are there. I think the book would be fantastic as well!

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    Alison
    June 10, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    Looks fantastic, can’t wait to get a copy!

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    Jackie
    June 10, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    This looks incredible — love it.

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    Ezgi
    June 10, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    I follow the Tinkerlab blog and Facebook page and each time it inspires me with all of those fantastic ideas, I feel like I have to create something (: I am sure the book would be amazing too!

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    Ydaydesigns
    June 10, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    Great review! Convinced me to put it on my wish list.

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    Breanna
    June 10, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    This book looks great! I can’t wait to use it with my little!

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    Janell
    June 10, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    Awesome!

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    Joanna
    June 10, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    andrea
    June 10, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    this would be a lovely way to start the summer–ideas a’plenty!

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    Day
    June 10, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    I would love to win a copy of this book to use with my young investigator! Thanks.

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    Emily
    June 10, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    This looks like a great book!

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    Sabrina
    June 10, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    My girl is a natural tinkerer. We would love to win a copy and do some tinkering alongside you! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    ashley
    June 10, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    Can’t wait to look through this book and follow the blog posts!

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    Jade
    June 11, 2014 at 2:52 am

    I would love to check out this book, sounds like its very inspiring. Love watching my toddler tinker

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    Priscilla
    June 11, 2014 at 3:04 am

    I love her blog and am excited about her new book. Thanks for the chance to win a copy. :)

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    Jennifer
    June 11, 2014 at 8:03 am

    What an excellent resource to keep kids engaged in using their mind and creativity rather than video games and apps. Anything that doesn’t require batteries to operate is a plus in my house!

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    Kelsey
    June 11, 2014 at 8:35 am

    My son would love these activities.

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    Jennifer
    June 11, 2014 at 9:53 am

    Thank you for the opportunity!

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    Amanda
    June 11, 2014 at 10:11 am

    I’m always looking for ways to play creatively with my niece, or to encourage her to play creatively without any adults around! This sounds fabulous!

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    Carla
    June 11, 2014 at 10:38 am

    I really need this book for the summer!

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    Chelsie
    June 11, 2014 at 11:46 am

    This book looks amazing!! My family needs one :)

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    Krista
    June 11, 2014 at 11:49 am

    We’ll join you!! :)

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    Kim
    June 11, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    Sounds like a great book!

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    Cindy
    June 11, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    I love the blog and know the book would be great too. I’d love to win it!

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    Julie
    June 11, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    My three year old is just now beginning to ‘tinker’ and we are looking for activities to build her engineering mind!

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    mansi
    June 11, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    The diy robot and pulleys…have got me all excited about this book. I keep a copy of the artful parent by my bed. Would love to have the tinkerlab book to go with it. It will be match made in heaven.

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    Samantha
    June 11, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    I look forward to reading this book!

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    kim
    June 11, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    Looks my dream kids activity book –

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    Alexia
    June 11, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    I have a two little Tinkers who would adore this book.

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    Rachelle
    June 11, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    Jean! Thank you for kicking off the book tour in such a grand way, and for helping pave the way for this book to happen. I am not at all joking when I say that this book would not be in the world without YOU! A million thanks, Rachelle

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    Cris
    June 11, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    Thanks for this worldwide-open chance. I’ve been following Rachelle’s blog for some time and this book must be awesome.

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    Milena
    June 11, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    would love to do some tinkering!

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    Barbara Zaborowski
    June 11, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    I’ve already checked my library and it’s not on order, so I really appreciate this chance.

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    stevie
    June 11, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    Wow, this would be a great addition to our library! Thanks for the chance.

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    Natalia
    June 11, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    Thank you!

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    Catherine
    June 11, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    This book looks fun and inspiring – I know my daughter and her friends would love it!

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    Angela R.
    June 11, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    My kids would love this! Taking things apart is right up their alley :) Thank you for the giveaway!

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    Agnes
    June 12, 2014 at 12:15 am

    My son has been wanting to make gak/goop for a while, so I just searched for it and read Tinkerlab’s recipe for flubber gak slime! Can’t wait to make it. We get 100+ days here so it would be fabulous to have some indoor activities for the kids. Thank you!

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    Kara
    June 12, 2014 at 3:29 am

    Gasp! This is a wonderful giveaway and I’m so excited to browse through your blog! Looking forward to it. :)

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    Michelle
    June 12, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    This sounds awesome!

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    Sara
    June 12, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    This would be perfect for my keiki! Mahalo!

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    Chelsea Walker
    June 12, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    This would be perfect for my curious little boy!

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    giulia
    June 12, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    We would really enjoy the book! Thank you!

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    Amy
    June 12, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    I like Tinkerlab so much. Between your work and hers I have my kids well-covered and I don’t feel like I need to search much further for lots of playing and learning at home. Thanks for hosting!

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    Mary Jo
    June 12, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    This is a book I’ve been anticipating for a while! I’d love to win it!

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    Lacey Hoyer
    June 12, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    Wow! My girls would love this book!

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    Jenn A
    June 12, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    Thanks for another awesome giveaway! My family would love to add this book to our library!

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    Rosemarie
    June 12, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    Would love to have a copy to help us with summer activities. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Joanna warren
    June 12, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    Perfect activities for my daughter and son to do together!!! Hope we win!
    Thanks

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    hilary
    June 13, 2014 at 12:16 am

    This book looks like so much fun

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    Kristin
    June 13, 2014 at 8:38 am

    I can’t wait to start creating with my little ones! This book looks wonderful.

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    BEcky
    June 13, 2014 at 9:00 am

    OH goodness! I can’t wait!

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    Liz
    June 13, 2014 at 9:16 am

    What A Fun Book! I Love It When Play And Learning Are Combined.

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    Jane
    June 13, 2014 at 9:19 am

    Wow this looks fantastic! I want to start tinkering with the little fella now!!

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    Lacey
    June 13, 2014 at 9:19 am

    Looks like bundles of fun!!

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    Jackie
    June 13, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    Sound like an awesome book

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    Jude
    June 13, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    This book looks amazing…

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    Darah
    June 13, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    My daughters would love this!

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    Tiffany L
    June 13, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    My girls would love this book (and so would their engineer daddy)!

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    Danielle
    June 13, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    I’m helping a school set up a Makerspace, and this looks like an awesome resource!

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    Elizabeth Langston
    June 13, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    I bet I could find some good ideas for keeping my 3-4 year olds engaged at church here. Thanks.

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    Robin
    June 14, 2014 at 8:14 am

    Awesome book!! Lovely giveaway, thanks

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    Maree Bowmer
    June 14, 2014 at 8:17 am

    Such a fab looking book – I reckon my nearly-5-year-old would LOVE to show her little brother all this has to offer!

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    Chrissy Byrom
    June 14, 2014 at 8:58 am

    Year-long fun! Looks great!

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    Chenea Foster
    June 14, 2014 at 9:21 am

    My boys (4 year old and twins aged 9) are going to love this book! We are headed to the thrift store today to grab some things to take apart. Would love to WIN this book. :-)

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    Sandi
    June 14, 2014 at 9:40 am

    Tinker Lab is the hands-on let’s try it out kind of experience my kids are craving after the structured school year. Come on Summer!!

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    Elissa
    June 14, 2014 at 9:42 am

    What a fabulous book! Our copy would definitely be dog-eared and stained!

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    Teresa
    June 14, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Looks like a great resource!

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    Chiska
    June 14, 2014 at 10:15 am

    This looks fantastic! Thanks for the introduction.

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    Heather C
    June 14, 2014 at 10:40 am

    I love these ideas! I can’t wait to try some!

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    Meli H
    June 14, 2014 at 11:05 am

    Looks fantastic!

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    Kelly A
    June 14, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    This book looks awesome!

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    tannis
    June 14, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    Would love this! Especially if it can help me help my 2 and 4 yo go from destructive tinkering to more creative and non-destructive tinkering.

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    Meg
    June 14, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    This book sounds perfect for some awesome summer activities!!

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    ESTHER
    June 14, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    The Tinkerlab book…awesome! I have been following the blog for a while now and it is great. We have tried many of her ideas!

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    Jamie Leopold
    June 14, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    We got the drawing with kids book from the library and loved it. Would love to try this one too, sounds like a blast!

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    hpotter
    June 14, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    We would love this book and all the inspiration that comes with it.

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    grace
    June 14, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    What a great book to have over the summer .. cute ideas to do when the school is out and kids are home ready to do something :-) Thanks for the chance.

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    Lisa
    June 14, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    This book looks right up my children’s street! I run heuristic play classes for babies, and the tinker lab looks like a wonderful extension of that philosophy. Thanks for the link.

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    Jenn
    June 14, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    I hope I win!! Would really love to win this book!

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    Aussie
    June 14, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    My three boys (8, 5 & 3 years old) would love this book. So many great ideas.

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    Stephanie
    June 14, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    What a great idea!

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    Mary
    June 15, 2014 at 12:09 am

    Would love to win a copy of this book!

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    Liz
    June 15, 2014 at 12:25 am

    Looks like a great resource

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    Charlotte
    June 15, 2014 at 4:00 am

    Brilliant book – from a dedicated follower

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    Teresa Rato
    June 15, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    It makes a lot of sense to use design thinking with children, as they are so creative by default!

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    Nupur Johri
    June 15, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    This looks perfect for my 6 year tinker-happy girl. This looks like a great, great resource. Thanks for blogging about this book.

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    Cristina
    June 15, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    I’m sure I’ll love this book. But most of all, my husband will love it because at least he’ll find an explanation why I’ve been saving so many trash (according to him) / creative play raw materials (according to me).
    Thanks!

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    Toria
    June 15, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    Craft + science, what an awesome book! I can see this is one that I’ll be buying not just for myself but for gifts too…

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    Amy
    June 15, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    Taking things apart? I bet my 6-year-old would love that!

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    Meaghan A
    June 15, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    I think my girls would love this!

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    Cathleen
    June 16, 2014 at 7:32 am

    My kids and I would love working through this book!

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    Ann
    June 16, 2014 at 8:08 am

    I have followed the Tinker Lab blog for some time and am really looking forward to checking out her book!

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    Jen
    June 16, 2014 at 9:16 am

    Great giveaway!

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    Jeanette R. Wirth
    June 16, 2014 at 9:35 am

    I couldn’t get the entry to allow a comment, but I am so excited to get my hands on this book. The kids in my life love science and hands on fun. This is sure to be the biggest hit of the Summer at our house! My sister is a teacher so I will get her a copy too!

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    Leah Hanson
    June 16, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    I love Rachelle’s blog–it’s one I go back to again and again for great ideas on nurturing creativity in children. I can only imagine that the book is amazing!!

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    Megan
    June 16, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    This book looks good – I can’t wait to use it with my kids!

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    N
    June 17, 2014 at 1:17 am

    This looks wonderfully creative and fun for the whole family.

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    chris
    June 17, 2014 at 7:22 am

    what a fantastic idea!

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    Chelsie Butts
    June 17, 2014 at 8:03 am

    This would be perfect to keep my girls busy during the summer. :)

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    Jo
    June 17, 2014 at 8:07 am

    This looks like a fabulous book! Inspiring!

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    Shellii
    June 17, 2014 at 8:18 am

    I ansolutely love the idea of this book. I am definitely getting this one. My 4 year old grandson has been needing something to occupy his mind and hands this will sure do the trick.

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    Meg Roke
    June 17, 2014 at 8:27 am

    Looks like a fabulous book! Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Nicole O.
    June 17, 2014 at 8:30 am

    Another great idea starter. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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    Erin
    June 17, 2014 at 8:42 am

    So fun! Fingers crossed!

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    Leah
    June 17, 2014 at 8:49 am

    Love it! I teach a science outreach class for younger kids, and this is the sort of stuff we do (motto: “it’s okay to fail.”). I’d love to get some new ideas into the mix.

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    S. Bentley
    June 17, 2014 at 8:53 am

    just in time for summer fun! Thank you!!

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    Susan
    June 17, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Sounds like a great book!! Thanks!

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    Heather Southwood
    June 17, 2014 at 9:04 am

    Ooo! Sometimes tired mummy needs a bit of inspiration for activities to engage sir feisty curious preschooler, so she can slump on the couch and feed the baby…this is definite going on santa’s list! :)

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    Sara
    June 17, 2014 at 9:12 am

    This would be great to win, I loved books like this when I was younger!!

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    JennP
    June 17, 2014 at 9:20 am

    This looks like a great book!

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    Doris NC
    June 17, 2014 at 9:26 am

    With three very creative girls, I would love to have this book.

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    Kristin
    June 17, 2014 at 9:36 am

    Looks so fun! Would love to check it out for my kids and my classroom!

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    Britt
    June 17, 2014 at 9:45 am

    I love the creative ideas of Tinkerlab and would love a copy of this great book of ideas & inspiration.

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    Karen
    June 17, 2014 at 10:03 am

    This looks absolutely wonderful!

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    Valerie
    June 17, 2014 at 10:15 am

    I just bought the Artful Parent book and we LOVE IT!!! I would love to have the Tinkerlab book as well. Everyday I check the facebook pages to get more awesome ideas but having the book would be twice as nice.

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    MaryAnn B.
    June 17, 2014 at 10:18 am

    What a fun book! Would love a copy!

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    Jennifer A
    June 17, 2014 at 10:21 am

    I would love a chance to win! I have 5 kids ages 7,6,4,2,1 and am in need of this book! I really need some help in the fun creative department for my kids. Thanks!

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    Amie
    June 17, 2014 at 11:14 am

    This looks beautiful and inviting. Can’t wait to check it out!

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    Heather
    June 17, 2014 at 11:19 am

    This book sounds like it would be a great resource for my two boys! I’m going to order it now and if I end up winning it I would love to give it to a friend :]

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    Kathie Prout
    June 17, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Thank you so much for all your wonderful ideas on facebook and your blog. Also for the chance to win this book for hours of creating/learning with my four year old grandson Isaac. He loves “tinkering” and making things and is always so proud of himself during and at the finished project!!!

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    Kristi
    June 17, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Looks like a great book!

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    karin heyneke
    June 17, 2014 at 11:58 am

    Im not sure if i would like the book for my son,my artclass or just plain for myselve.

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    Rebekah
    June 17, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    What a fantastic looking book!

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    Julia
    June 17, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    This would be a perfect start to summer! Thank you!

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    elizabeth
    June 17, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    my 8 year old daughter is soooo intrigued by how things work! she was brushing her teeth last night and wanted to understand the workings of the toilet better :) She would love this book!!

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    jen r.
    June 17, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    This book looks like a lot of fun! My daughter would love it!

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    Jamie K.
    June 17, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Just had this book out from the library and would love to have my own copy to use every day. Awesome!

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    Christine
    June 17, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    LM
    June 17, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    This looks like a really neat book! I know a five year old who would have fun with it this summer. :) And now I have a new blog to read, too, so thanks for the link!

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    Jennifer E.
    June 17, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    This book looks so cool! Definitely checking it out for my four year old.

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    Amber
    June 17, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    My little tinkerers would love this book!

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    RebeccaK
    June 17, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    This looks fantastic! My 4 littles would absolutely love this!

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    Heather Hensley
    June 17, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    What a wonderful book! I placed it on our Amazon wishlist, so if we don’t win we will still be able to add it to our library!

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    Marcie
    June 17, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    This book looks wonderful! I would love to add it to my collection for a fun summer with the kids!

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    Stephanie
    June 17, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    A great outlet for my son who is acquiring his dad’s ‘tinkering tendencies’!

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    Jodie - mum of 2
    June 17, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    This resource would be fabulous to fill the winter days of our school holiday coming up in a couple of weeks!

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    Jenny
    June 17, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    My 8yo is already asking about the projects we’ll do this summer. This book will be a great jumping off point for that talk!

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    natasha persaud
    June 17, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    I would love to have this book!

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    Kathy
    June 17, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    Always looking for good ideas for my class and you often supply them. Eager to read this book.

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    Erin
    June 17, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    The book looks amazing! I would love to have it!!

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    Monika Kelly
    June 17, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    I can see this book would be perfect to involve both of my daughters who are 10 years apart. The older one would love to play with her little sister but often runs out of ideas what to do. And even though she’s older than recommended age, I know she would enjoy it too.

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    Anna Owen
    June 17, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    I would love a copy of this book! I am passionate about inspiring wonder and creativity in the minds of little ones!

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    Stephanie
    June 17, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Looks like a great book!

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    Anne
    June 17, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    Love to win the book to share with my grandchildren

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    Charlene W.
    June 17, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    Hoping to win!! Love your site!

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      Cassidy
      June 18, 2014 at 12:00 am

      What a cool book! Can’t wait to check it out.

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    Jen
    June 17, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    Beautiful!

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    Shawn
    June 18, 2014 at 12:44 am

    Yay!

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    MEGAN
    June 18, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    AWESOME BOOK! LOOKS LIKE SO MUCH FUN!

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    Alexia
    June 18, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    Thank you so much for this giveaway Jean! I’m beyond thrilled to receive this book and start tinkering with my daughters!

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