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Sep 20, 2009

Tom Paxton's 'The Marvelous Toy'-Book Review & Giveaway

Do you remember a favorite toy you had as a child? A toy that you've passed on to your little boy or girl? I'm sure it was really special to you and you've thought it was the best toy ever but I'm sure you never had anything that went Zip! Bop! and Whirr! A toy that beheld the most brightest colors ever.....The Marvelous Toy!

Written by legendary folk music legend Tom Paxton, this lively story takes you through the excitement of watching an amazing gift, given by a Dad to his son, come to life. The Marvelous Toy has a personality of its own and the vibrant illustrations creatively drawn up by award winning artist Steve Cox, bring life to each page. With a little imagination, your child will experience a toy like no other!

This book comes with a cd holding 3 great Tom Paxton songs. (The 4th song on the cd is the instrumental version of the title song) Without a doubt 'The Marvelous Toy' song is by far the winner. Another favorite is 'All my children'. This is the first time we're hearing Tom Paxton, so this cd and the book were a treat!

The Marvelous Toy is published by the Peter Yarrow books imprint of Imagine Publishing. The book is beautifully packaged and is a deluxe gift book that any child will enjoy and treasure!


Buy it:

This book generally retails for 17.95 US$ but Amazon.com has The Marvelous Toy book on sale for 12.21 US$. This will make a great present for a child of any age.


Win it:

One reader will win the deluxe gift book The Marvelous Toy (with the cd)


Here's how you can win it:

1. Mandatory entry (without this, all other entries will be disqualified)-

Tell me what your favorite toy was as a child

Additional ent
ries:

- 2. Subscribe to my blog (remember you need to activate the subscription if you subscribe via email) or Follow my blog & leave a comment stating that you subscribe or follow.

-3. Blog about this giveaway (leave a comment with a link to your blog post)

-4 Tweet about this giveaway and add the hashtag #ebmr at the end.

- 5. Add the link to this giveaway on a Mr Linky on a blog giveaway site, forum, carnival. (leave a comment with the link)

-6. Snag my Blog button (the cute little bunny on the left!) and leave a comment with the link


This giveaway is open to US residents, 18 years and above.

1 winner will be chosen with the random.org generator on October 10 2009 at 10 pm Central time, so enter before that. The winner's name will be posted thereafter. Please note if any winner does not get back to me 48 hours after his/her name has been posted, I will pick a new winner.

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124 Comments:

At September 20, 2009 at 11:14 AM , Blogger Linda K said...

My favorite toy was a blue stuffed French poodle but we had to leave it with my cousins when we moved across country. I had inherited it from my grandmother when she died.

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At September 20, 2009 at 11:14 AM , Blogger Linda K said...

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At September 20, 2009 at 11:20 AM , Blogger mamawj said...

main entry: while we only had a very few toys as a child (49 years ago) we really appreciated the ones we did get for christmas or birthdays.One of my favorites was a toy from fisher price which was both a movie cartoon recorder that played on the wall (in the dark) as you crank its handle and you played the record to it which had both music and naratored voice about the cartoon on a player that were hard round disk. I remember playing casper the friendly ghost & I think it had 2 more disk but cannot remember what they were.Would love to win this giveaway for my little grandson. THANKS!

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At September 20, 2009 at 12:19 PM , Blogger tatertot374 said...

My favorite toy as a child was a stuffed duck. I carried it with me everywhere.
Thank you!
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At September 20, 2009 at 12:20 PM , Blogger tatertot374 said...

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At September 20, 2009 at 2:35 PM , Blogger Mijal Photography said...

My favorite toy was my cabbage patch kid!

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At September 20, 2009 at 2:35 PM , Blogger Mijal Photography said...

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At September 20, 2009 at 5:50 PM , Blogger ossmcalc said...

My favorite toy as a child was a doll that I still have today but with new clothes.

Thank you,

Christine
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At September 20, 2009 at 5:51 PM , Blogger ossmcalc said...

I subscribe via email.

thank you,

Christine
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At September 20, 2009 at 5:52 PM , Anonymous Rose Red said...

My favorite toy(s) as a child was my Raggedy Ann & Andy and my yellow teddy. My Ann & Andy finally fell apart but I sill have my Teddy making him about 57 years old. I never did let my kids play with him.

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At September 20, 2009 at 5:53 PM , Anonymous Rose Red said...

RSS feed on a Reader (Google)

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At September 20, 2009 at 5:54 PM , Blogger ossmcalc said...

I tweeted http://twitter.com/ossmcalc/status/4133310620

Thank you,

Christine
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At September 20, 2009 at 7:21 PM , Blogger rubynreba said...

My favorite toy was a doll that I named Goldilocks.
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At September 20, 2009 at 7:21 PM , Blogger rubynreba said...

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At September 20, 2009 at 10:35 PM , Blogger clallen said...

my fave childhood toys were barbies. thanks clallen at ntin dot net

 
At September 20, 2009 at 10:35 PM , Blogger clallen said...

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At September 20, 2009 at 10:37 PM , Blogger clallen said...

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At September 21, 2009 at 4:02 AM , Anonymous Sidni said...

My favorite childhood toy was Amanda my stuffed Panda Bear. She went everywhere with me. Gramma would wash her in the washing machine & hang her out to dry. She not sits on a shelf in a glass casing my husband gave me when our oldest daughter turned 2. She's 39 yrs old & when I look at her I remember all the wonderful adventures we went on! I'd love to win this book my nephew!

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At September 21, 2009 at 9:17 AM , Blogger Tj and Amy said...

my fav toy was the popples. they were stuffed animals based off the cartoon when I was younger. I loved them! amsbolda@hotmail.com

 
At September 21, 2009 at 9:17 AM , Blogger Tj and Amy said...

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At September 21, 2009 at 9:18 AM , Blogger Tj and Amy said...

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At September 21, 2009 at 9:19 AM , Blogger Melissa G. said...

I had a set of Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls that i had many adventures with! =)

 
At September 21, 2009 at 9:19 AM , Blogger Melissa G. said...

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At September 21, 2009 at 9:19 AM , Blogger Melissa G. said...

I'm a follower of your blog

 
At September 21, 2009 at 3:09 PM , Blogger Terri said...

My favorite toy was a fashion doll that I had admired one day in a toy store window. I was so surprised to get her for Christmas. Toys were rare for us. I'm the 7th of 8 kids & I remember our gifts were practical items like clothes. :-( The few toys we had were shared and cherished. We didn't know we were poor; we were a very happy bunch!
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At September 21, 2009 at 3:11 PM , Blogger Terri said...

email subscriber & follower via Google Friend Connect
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At September 21, 2009 at 8:21 PM , Blogger andrea v said...

my favorite toys were my stuffed animals and dolls. I loved playing house with them. (can you tell i had no brothers or sisters)

 
At September 21, 2009 at 8:21 PM , Blogger andrea v said...

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At September 22, 2009 at 7:52 AM , Blogger amweeks said...

My favorite toy was my Mrs. Beasley doll!

 
At September 22, 2009 at 7:53 AM , Blogger amweeks said...

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At September 22, 2009 at 7:54 AM , Blogger amweeks said...

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At September 22, 2009 at 10:31 AM , Blogger Bombtastic Belle said...

My favorite toy was "My Buddy" - I didn't care too much for "Kid Sister", lol.
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At September 22, 2009 at 10:31 AM , Blogger Bombtastic Belle said...

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At September 22, 2009 at 11:05 AM , Blogger bison61 said...

I had a doll dressed as a bride that I loved

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At September 23, 2009 at 9:00 PM , Blogger **Nicole** said...

My favorite toy was my American Girl Doll

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At September 23, 2009 at 9:01 PM , Blogger **Nicole** said...

I'm a follower!

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At September 23, 2009 at 9:01 PM , Blogger **Nicole** said...

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At September 23, 2009 at 9:03 PM , Blogger **Nicole** said...

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At September 24, 2009 at 9:36 AM , Blogger GabbyLowe said...

My barbies were my favorite toys

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At September 24, 2009 at 9:36 AM , Blogger GabbyLowe said...

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At September 24, 2009 at 9:37 AM , Blogger GabbyLowe said...

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At September 25, 2009 at 4:04 PM , Blogger Nicole said...

my favorite toy was barbie

 
At September 25, 2009 at 4:05 PM , Blogger Nicole said...

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At September 26, 2009 at 9:24 AM , Blogger Renee said...

One of my favorites was a Teddy Ruxpin talking bear!

 
At September 26, 2009 at 9:24 AM , Blogger Renee said...

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At September 28, 2009 at 1:37 PM , Blogger Cindy B. of Montana said...

My favorite toy was my Chatty Cathy doll, that really dates me!

 
At September 28, 2009 at 1:37 PM , Blogger Cindy B. of Montana said...

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At September 28, 2009 at 1:39 PM , Blogger Cindy B. of Montana said...

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At September 28, 2009 at 1:40 PM , Blogger Cindy B. of Montana said...

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At September 29, 2009 at 12:32 AM , Blogger janetfaye said...

I had a favorite doll that I named Mary.

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At September 29, 2009 at 12:32 AM , Blogger janetfaye said...

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At September 29, 2009 at 12:32 AM , Blogger janetfaye said...

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At October 1, 2009 at 1:46 PM , Blogger abfantom said...

I would say my favorite toy was my bike.

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At October 1, 2009 at 5:18 PM , Blogger slb3334 said...

Lincoln logs.

 
At October 1, 2009 at 10:14 PM , Blogger Tonya said...

My favorite toy was a Barbie doll house.

 
At October 2, 2009 at 6:05 AM , Blogger sweepmom said...

My favorite toy would probaby be my Barbie dolls.

 
At October 3, 2009 at 2:55 AM , Blogger YoungSaver said...

My favorite toy was an old doll, with a cloth body and eyes that closed when you laid her down. Thanks for the giveaway!

 
At October 3, 2009 at 2:55 AM , Blogger YoungSaver said...

I subscribe by email. Thanks!

 
At October 3, 2009 at 10:08 AM , Blogger souldolphindream said...

My favorite toy growing up had to be my cabage patch doll untill my younger brother took her head off.

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At October 3, 2009 at 10:14 PM , Blogger The Demille's said...

Growing up I LOVED barbies and played with almost every day!
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At October 3, 2009 at 10:14 PM , Blogger The Demille's said...

I subscribe by e-mail
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At October 3, 2009 at 10:15 PM , Blogger The Demille's said...

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At October 3, 2009 at 10:27 PM , Blogger Jaime said...

Fav toy was a stuffed dog I named Mr Tibbs
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At October 3, 2009 at 10:28 PM , Blogger Jaime said...

I am a subscriber
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At October 3, 2009 at 10:29 PM , Blogger Jaime said...

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At October 4, 2009 at 8:53 PM , Blogger sweetbabycakesnmore said...

My favorite toy as a child was my barbies. I couldnt get enough of playing with them.

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At October 5, 2009 at 1:42 PM , Blogger Ken said...

I liked the hoola-hoop and superball. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

 
At October 5, 2009 at 5:10 PM , Blogger "Miss" Anita said...

My favorite toy as a child was my stuffed koala. She was like the Velveteen Rabbit. :)

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At October 5, 2009 at 5:10 PM , Blogger "Miss" Anita said...

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I follow your blog, too. :)
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At October 5, 2009 at 5:12 PM , Blogger "Miss" Anita said...

I tweeted about this giveaway...

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At October 5, 2009 at 5:13 PM , Blogger "Miss" Anita said...

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At October 5, 2009 at 9:56 PM , Anonymous Michelle @ Women Who Win said...

My favorite toy as a child was a Micky Mouse pop-up tent. I lived in that thing!! :) --Michelle, blogattoday[-at]gmaildotcom

 
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At October 5, 2009 at 9:57 PM , Anonymous Michelle @ Women Who Win said...

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At October 5, 2009 at 10:29 PM , Blogger Angela C said...

I had this little sink that you poured water in the back of and it came out the faucet like a real one. I don't know why but back then I thought it was the coolest thing ever.

 
At October 6, 2009 at 2:21 AM , Blogger Terra H. said...

My favorite was a plush clown doll that I received from my step-father. I carried it around everywhere.
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At October 6, 2009 at 2:21 AM , Blogger Terra H. said...

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At October 6, 2009 at 5:31 PM , Blogger cstironkat said...

I loved my Lil Chic bike. It was blue with a banana seat.

 
At October 7, 2009 at 8:18 PM , Blogger Chelsea said...

My favorite was Mr. Bucket.

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At October 7, 2009 at 8:19 PM , Blogger Chelsea said...

Im subscribed.

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At October 8, 2009 at 11:55 AM , Blogger Trish said...

I loved my barbies. trishbazin@yahoo.com

 
At October 8, 2009 at 12:22 PM , Anonymous K Anne said...

My Barbies and Cabbage Patch Dolls

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At October 8, 2009 at 11:22 PM , Blogger pixie13 said...

I had a teddy bear I slept with until I was an adult.

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At October 8, 2009 at 11:22 PM , Blogger pixie13 said...

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At October 9, 2009 at 6:14 AM , Blogger erma said...

My fav toy was my raggendy Ann doll.
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At October 9, 2009 at 9:06 AM , Blogger Bonita12 said...

My favorite toy when I was a young girl was Raggedy Ann and Andy.

 
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At October 9, 2009 at 2:28 PM , Blogger Tylerpants said...

I used to love playing Barbies with my sister. We'd make up stories and had so much fun!
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At October 9, 2009 at 3:57 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Major Matt Mason Astronaut Space Station!

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At October 10, 2009 at 1:14 AM , Blogger asha.marie said...

I used to love my little mermaid doll

 
At October 10, 2009 at 3:28 AM , Blogger Carolsue said...

I had a farm set with lots of animals that I loved
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At October 10, 2009 at 3:28 AM , Blogger Carolsue said...

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At October 10, 2009 at 3:30 AM , Blogger Jennai said...

My favorite toy was my Barbie dolls
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At October 10, 2009 at 9:13 AM , Blogger Candie L said...

I had a cabbage patch doll and a smurf plaque that I really enjoyed as a child. Thank you

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At October 10, 2009 at 10:21 AM , Blogger bridget3496 said...

Thats hard- Probably my powder puff big wheel was my fave

 
At October 10, 2009 at 10:22 AM , Blogger bridget3496 said...

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At October 10, 2009 at 10:42 AM , Blogger Real said...

My favorite toy as a child - Many:
Mostly Lego, die cast cars, kites, marbles,...

I want this for my kid now...

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At October 10, 2009 at 12:46 PM , Blogger kngmckellar said...

My favorite toy was a Chatty Cathy doll.

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At October 10, 2009 at 1:50 PM , Blogger kathy pease said...

my favorite toy was a mrs beasley doll she was a little old ladt with wire glasses and a blue and white polkadot dress :)

 
At October 10, 2009 at 1:51 PM , Blogger kathy pease said...

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At October 10, 2009 at 5:12 PM , Blogger liliesrnice said...

i loved my sesame street piano!

 
At October 10, 2009 at 7:51 PM , Blogger purango said...

My Barbie Doll House was my favorite toy. garrettsambo@aol.com

 
At October 10, 2009 at 8:27 PM , Blogger dvice said...

My favorite toys were my matchbox cars

 
At October 10, 2009 at 9:26 PM , Blogger Gianna said...

Legos :)

 
At October 10, 2009 at 9:49 PM , Blogger Donna said...

I liked my etch a sketch.
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At October 10, 2009 at 9:50 PM , Blogger Donna said...

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