“123 I Can Build” Children’s Book Review & Giveaway

By Shannon Gosney
In Book Review
October 29, 2009
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123 I can build

My boys love to create things and so we enjoyed looking through 123 I Can Build, written by Irene Luxbacher.  There are several projects that are kid-friendly and encourage kids to use their imagination.  Included are step-by-step directions on how to complete the projects, along with pictures.  My favorites were the Mushroom Mansion, the Ice Castle, and a Perfect Palace!  This book is perfect for the young artist in your home.

1 lucky reader will win a copy of the children’s book 123 I Can Build on The Mommy-Files!!!

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I received a copy of the book “123 I Can Build” to review for this post!  All opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

176 Responses to ““123 I Can Build” Children’s Book Review & Giveaway”

  1. Wendy says:

    This looks awesome for my two boys. Would love to win it to use part of their Christmas.

  2. Wendy says:

    I subscribe.

  3. i love craft project, and my boys do too! this would be fun to do together!

  4. im a follower, and i love that you review kids books!

  5. jakell meckley says:

    because my son loves to build things, and he is learning to read right now, think he would enjoy this book

  6. jakell meckley says:

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  9. jakell meckley says:

    i subscribe

  10. Noreen says:

    my oldest considers herself an artist and is forever building or drawing things. We would have fun with the projects in this book

  11. Noreen says:

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  12. Jamie Z says:

    My kids love to build things so this would be great

  13. Jamie Z says:

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  16. Ellen C. says:

    I think my son would truly enjoy this book so I’d like to wi it for him. Thanks for the chance.

  17. Ellen C. says:

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  18. Ellen C. says:

    I’m a subscriber.

  19. Two toddlers and a five year old on the weekends that need something fun to make! This book would help give me tons of ideas 🙂

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  21. jennifer says:

    This looks really cute! I know my kids would love this!

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  24. Sylvia says:

    This would be great to share with my grandaughter as we love to create something during our time together

  25. Sylvia says:

    I subscribe

  26. Jaime says:

    we are homeschooling and are always looking for fun projects to do

  27. Jaime says:

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  28. Jaime says:

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  29. Clarissa Neiding says:

    my kids love working on little projects too….keeps them busy and makes things peaceful for me!

  30. Clarissa Neiding says:

    voted for you

  31. Clarissa Neiding says:

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  34. My son is just developing an interest in drawing and stuff. I think he’d love this.

  35. I follow on Twitter. @psmomreviews

  36. I’d love to win this for my nephew!

  37. I also follow you on Twitter.

  38. My 6 year old loves to “build” and create. He’s the kid that, at 8:30 at night, will say “Mom, let’s build a robot!”. Gotta love the enthusiasm. I know he’d love this book.

  39. susan varney says:

    it would be a great learning tool for my grandson
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  40. My toddler loves books. We read about 20 books every night! Feed the mind!

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  41. Renee C says:

    This would be awesome for my son! He is always making things out of paper and cardboard tubes.

  42. Elizabeth Y. says:

    I take my son to woodworking workshops twice a month, and he would love this!

  43. Cindy says:

    I want to win because my older son is showing a huge interest in building and inventing things. I want to encourage that in him, so he’ll invent something awesome, get rich, and take good care of me when I’m old.

  44. Cindy says:

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  45. Cindy says:

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  46. Cindy says:

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  48. Lori says:

    I have three young boys who love to build (and destroy!), this sounds like something we would all enjoy together!

  49. marge mckoen says:

    my grandsons love reading time

  50. My boys would love building this stuff!

  51. I have your button on my blog!

  52. gosfam says:

    I would love to win for my 6 yr old to really use her imagination and create fun buildings and what not.

  53. gosfam says:

    I follow you on twitter

  54. gosfam says:

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  55. gosfam says:

    I voted on Top Mommy Blogs–WOOHOO #2

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  59. Katherine C. says:

    My kids love to build too! Thanks! They would love this!

  60. Maggie M says:

    I would like to see my toddler granddaughters use their imagination and creativity to build something rather than pull a toy out of a box. I think this book would give them some great opportunities to do so:)

    maggie@mannwieler.com

  61. Maggie M says:

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  64. Tanya says:

    I want to win this book for my niece Thanks

  65. Tanya says:

    Twitter Follower(starryeyed24)

  66. Tanya says:

    I have the Holiday Gift Guide button

  67. Kenny N says:

    I would love to have this book to build things with my nephew. We are always looking for fun new stuff to do together.

  68. i am an at home mom and i like to keep my kids busy and active on the weekends and during the summer. i think that they would love reading this book and they would enjoy creating the items it shows. clallen at ntin dot net

  69. I’d love to win this book. 2 of my 4 kids have Neurofibromatosis which causes poor fine and gross motor skills. We love working on projects to improve this. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Bridgette Groschen
    joeandbridge@aol.com

  70. I voted for you on Top Mommy Blogs. Good Luck!

  71. I follow you on Twitter. Thanks!
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  72. I follow your blog on Google Friend Connect. Thanks!

  73. I subscribe to your blog by email. Thanks!

  74. corrie says:

    for my niece.

  75. Linda says:

    My grandson would love this build book!

  76. Susan C says:

    I would like to win this for my 5 year old grandson-he loves to build.
    smchester at gmail dot com

  77. Daniel M says:

    my nephew would love this

  78. erica g says:

    I love that kids are encourage to use their imagination.

  79. I take in a couple of the neighborhood kids as well as my little ones and we are always looking for neat ideas and crafts!

  80. I love doing crafty things with my daughter, and we love books, so this would be wonderful!

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  81. Follow on twitter: moziesme

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  83. And we posted about this at Winning Readings: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2009/11/123-i-can-build.html

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    #1

  84. Annette E says:

    I’d like to win this for my son, who said that he’s an artist.

  85. And we posted about this at Winning Readings: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2009/11/123-i-can-build.html

    janemaritz at yahoo dot com
    #2

  86. And we posted about this at Winning Readings: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2009/11/123-i-can-build.html

    janemaritz at yahoo dot com
    #3

  87. And we posted about this at Winning Readings: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2009/11/123-i-can-build.html

    janemaritz at yahoo dot com
    #4

  88. And we posted about this at Winning Readings: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2009/11/123-i-can-build.html

    janemaritz at yahoo dot com
    #5

  89. pixie13 says:

    My daughter would love this book. Thanks for the giveaway!

  90. pixie13 says:

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  91. Ticia says:

    Because I love the castle on the front and would love to make it.

  92. Erma says:

    It looks like a cute book.

  93. Molly K says:

    I love to stretch my son’s imagination and this sounds like it would be a great book to help do that.

  94. Molly K says:

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  95. Molly K says:

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  96. Molly K says:

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  97. Ed Nemmers says:

    For my niece Hannah!

  98. ReggieMann says:

    I want to win this book for my niece

  99. ReggieMann says:

    I follow through Google Friend Connect

  100. Christina S says:

    I think kids need to use their imaginations to be able to cope later in life. This looks like a great story.

  101. Angela Winesburg says:

    I would love to win this for my daughter, thanks!

  102. Chan says:

    I want to win for my son, he is very creative and artistic, but sometimes I need some new ideas! Thanks for the giveaway!

  103. AZ says:

    My kids are constantly building… They’d love this!

    zenzart@hotmail.com

  104. nan lara says:

    my son and i have been building towers with blocks lately and i think this would help us expand our creations

  105. Brittany says:

    I love products that cultivate imagination and creativity

  106. Brittany says:

    I voted for you

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  115. susan smoaks says:

    i want to win this book for our son

  116. susan smoaks says:

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  119. Heather says:

    My nephew would love this book.

  120. I want to win because it looks like fun and would be great for rainy days!

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  123. DanV says:

    I’d like this because I think my kids would have a lot of fun with it

  124. vivian says:

    nice to win this for my neice into books ty.

  125. Gianna says:

    I’d love it for my kids 🙂

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