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Natural, vegan and cruelty-free hair and body products in reusable, returnable, refillable aluminum bottles. Eliminating single-use plastic one bottle at a time!

Travel Size Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash and Body Lotion - Rosemary, Mint, Vanilla - Sulfate Free, Refillable Bottle, 2.5 oz

We tried the above travel size shampoo, conditioner, body wash and body lotion. The natural ingredients of all these products were gentle and effective. The scent of rosemary, mint, vanilla was light but nice. Plaine Products are cruelty free and they have a terrific goal of eliminating single use plastic with their reuse system. The video below shows how this refill system works. Please check them out!

 

Plaine Products provided these products to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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When young Anna inherits a dilapidated once-grand hotel from her Great Aunt Mathilde, she’s determined to restore it to its former glory. But this is no ordinary hotel – all of her staff and guests are animals! Anna soon rises to the challenge. Whether it’s a flamingo, a penguin or a hippo knocking at the door, Anna is ready to welcome them all – with the help of her trusty sidekicks T Bear the doorman, Squeak the friendly mouse elevator, and Lemmy the lemur receptionist … As she soon finds out, though, running an animal hotel is no easy task. Can Anna make Hotel Flamingo a success once more?

Paperback, 192 pages, age range 6-9 years

One in a four book series

Hotel Flamingo has lots of illustrations to go with the story. There are several personable characters with a clever plot. The short chapters make it just the right length for young readers. Great for the imagination of kids of all ages.

Kane Miller EDC Publishing provided this book to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Tea Tree Therapy was born from an idea that everyone should have access to a safe and natural antiseptic! Therefore Tea Tree Therapy, Inc. was founded in 1997 by Ed Heftman and Suzanne Dean. Suzanne Dean, an Aussie native, is recognized as one of the leading pioneers of tea tree oil and has been one of its most ardent supporters for more than 3 decades. Tea Tree Therapy has established itself as the industry leader for more than 23 years by sourcing only the highest quality oil direct from the plantation in Australia. 

 

 

Tea Tree Therapy Antiseptic Liquid Soap is the ideal face, hand, and body soap for everyday use. Tea Tree Oil makes the liquid soap the perfect antiseptic soap that is mild and gentle with addition of Aloe Vera gel and natural extracts. Working gently without drying the skin, it leaves skin noticeably clean and feeling well. 

This company offers many tea tree products, all with ingredients listed on the website and the product. Tea Tree Therapy products are cruelty free. This is a must for me when using a product. Thank you for going cruelty-free and making a difference!

The liquid soap created a creamy lather. It rinsed easy and left a nice scent on my hands. We used it on hands and body. A little bit goes a long way. My six year old reviewer said he thought it was easy to use and “liked the smell”. This product is recommended and we will be interested in trying more of their products. 

Tea Tree Therapy provided this soap to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Picture of Room on Our Rock

There are two ways to read this story. When read from left to right, the seals believe there is definitely no room on their rock for others. When the book is read backward, the seals welcome others to shelter on their rock. A heartwarming story about sharing and compassion.

Hardcover book, 32 pages. ages 4-8. 

The carefully chosen words complete another story when the book is read again by turning the pages from the last page back to the first. There are full page illustrations but limited text. To me, the limited words create more of a poem feel than an typical story. 

It appears that $1 from every book supports the Refugee Action Support Program. The author’s website states Room on our Rock is “a story about empathy and thinking about others where as older readers are making connections to social issues.” I do not care to have a social message in a child’s book. 

Kane Miller books are books kids love to read. Order online at Kane Miller Publishing’s shopping site Usborne Books & More.

Kane Miller EDC Publishing provided this book to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

 

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Shop Earth Creations for organic cotton, hemp, and bamboo fashions for the entire family. Super stylish. Earth kind. In addition to using sustainable fibers, they also dye the clothes with natural clay avoiding the use of chemicals from synthetic dyes. Read more on Fabrics and Color Palette.
Eco. Pure. Simple. That’s why I love Earth Creations! I’ve featured them on the blog many times & today’s feature is for the Yatch Pullover.
Yacht Pullover
This fun style can be used for many occasions. I think it makes a cute cover-up. It’s available in five colors. Peacock blue is the color I have this in and I like that it is bright but also relaxing.
The fabric (50% poly / 37% cotton / 13% rayon sweater slub) is flattering and very soft. Sizing is accurate. Earth Creations is always a win シ
Earth Creations provided this product to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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How many bugs can you count? From walking sticks to spittlebugs, dragonflies to katydids, discovering 10 bugs at a time, you just might see 100 bugs!

Little explorers will learn 10 different ways to count to 10, using 10 different kinds of bugs, and get all the way to 100 by the end of their adventure. With Suzanne Kaufman’s bright, whimsical illustrations and Kate Narita’s clever rhyming text, 100 Bugs! is part look-and-find, part learning experience, and all kinds of fun. 

This is a hardcover picture book that’s about the combinations of ten. And bugs. And flowers. This story offers a discovery on every page. Lovely illustrations and rhyming text, this is a cute book kiddos will enjoy. A valuable addition for school and family libraries. 

Kate Narita provided this book to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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The almost true story of Steve, a very scary fish.
 
Steve is not very big. His teeth aren’t very sharp. And even though he’s no Angel Fish, there are far scarier fish in the sea. So why are all the other fish so frightened of him?
 
This very funny story is full of real facts (mutualistic relationship between sharks and pilot fish) and introduces a range of sea creatures in a fun and appealing way. It’s also fun to read over and over again.

Megan’s underwater illustrations are simple but with that important detail that keeps a young listener interested and amused. The last page spread is the true part of the story explaining the relationship between pilot fish and sharks. A fun book and educational, too. This is Megan’s second picture book. I say it’s a charming book for ages 4-8. 

 

Kane Miller books are books kids love to read. Order online at Kane Miller Publishing’s shopping site Usborne Books & More.

Kane Miller EDC Publishing provided these books to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Acclaimed singer/songwriter and poet Eric Ode joins forces with New York Times bestselling illustrator Ruth Harper in this gentle, stunningly beautiful homage to all things wetland. From raccoons to muskrats, frogs to heron, it’s a celebration of biodiversity, art, poetry and healthy ecosystems.

February 2019

A poetry book for younger kids definitely needs illustrations and Ruth Harper does a terrific job. Her illustrations are a great compliment to each poem. They set the scene for each poetry selection. The author, Eric Ode, has put together 18 short poems about the inhabitants of the wetlands. Readers can learn about what’s found in this ecosystem and enjoy the expressiveness that’s found in a poem. A wonderful book for ages 5 and up. 

Kane Miller books are books kids love to read. Order online at Kane Miller Publishing’s shopping site Usborne Books & More.

Kane Miller EDC Publishing provided this book to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Hand In Hand

Genre: Kids Music
Award-winning children’s recording artist Suzi Shelton released her fourth family album this past spring which is filled with upbeat, inspiring and powerful songs about believing in yourself as well as more whimsical songs about ladybugs and raindrops, and has proudly taken home a 2018 NAPPA Award as well as a 2018 Parents’ Choice Foundation Recommended Award! 

Hand in Hand

I highly recommend Suzi Shelton’s music. She is a terrific singer & songwriter.
I am extremely selective on what I listen to, and this is a treasured find. Her music is fun for kids without being kiddy.  The lyrics are easy-to-understand; listeners can catch every word making so that each song is singable. There’s a variety of instruments and the overall effect is positive and happy♬

To learn more, visit Suzi Shelton’s official website.

Suzi Shelton provided her CD’s to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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This boxed card deck includes 50 creative mindfulness games, visualizations and exercises divided into 5 categories to help children feel grounded, find calm, improve focus, practice loving-kindness and relax. Whimsical full-color illustrations on both sides of the cards break down each practice into easy-to-follow steps. Tips on individual cards plus an 8-page instructional booklet show modifications that make these activities inclusive for children of all abilities.

What is Mindfulness? How does this help you?

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Mindful Kids are activity cards – They have various mindfulness skills on them. They have illustrations on both sides of the cards.The illustrations are colorful and busy and we found them to be repetitive. The activities became repetitive, too.

This makes my second mindfulness product review and I am thinking the term “mindfulness” is the present day take on learning good behavior. Doesn’t good behavior include being kind and having control over oneself / kindness, focus, and calm ?

The activities are good non-media options for children and for that I give Mindful Kids a favorable review. We enjoy the activity cards that are titled Mind Castle and Rooted Like a Tree

Whitney Stewart provided Mindful Kids to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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