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blue manatee boxes

blue manatee boxes

Fall 2012 Toys
Ages: Infant - 3 yrs.
Price: $30.00

The Blue Manatee Box is web-based service that allows parents to order a box of either three board books for $30.00, six books for $55.00 or nine books for $80.00 (ground shipping is included). Parents can choose either to order a themed box (some themes include Baby Box, Eco Box, and Zoom Box) or to customize a box by selecting books one-by-one. Rather than shipping the books in a padded envelope or small box with bubble wrap, the packaging is part of the gift. Make sure not to throw it away! Each box is filled with packing peanuts (recyclable, compostable, and useable), a crayon and a little sponge (for sponge painting). There are illustrations to help spark ideas as children get creative with each box and its contents. Use the box to make a robot, a turtle shell, or use it for peek-a-boo. Use the packing peanuts to make a necklace, a sculpture or even a collage. Recycling packing materials into playthings has always been fun. The Blue Manatee Box makes it convenient.

Cassandra Bishop   ©2012 Parents' Choice

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