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Gently used Children's Books

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Swap Coordinator:AngieDawn (contact)
Swap categories: Books 
Number of people in swap:6
Location:Regional - USA and Canada
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:February 9, 2011
Date items must be sent by:February 23, 2011
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

This is my attempt at a "green" kids swap. We'll see what kind of response I get.

My son is 3 yrs old but he LOVES books. We have two whole shelves of children's books in our office and he's got another bookshelf full of books in his room (what can I say? He takes after his Mama.)

For this swap you will have one partner and you will send one gently used children's picture book. No rips, no tears, no marks in the book, etc. This should be "gift quality" but something you already have on hand.

The book should be at least 10 pages long (none of those fast food child's meal freebies) and should have illustrations for those of us who have kids that can't read. I'm not going to put an age requirement on it but the books should be appropriate for kids of a younger age (the twilight illustrated novel or things of that nature is not appropriate for younger kids..) :o)

I'm also not going to dictate whether it be hardback or paperback, but (as I'm sure I don't have to remind you) make sure it's something the recipient would enjoy. Also, make sure the book is in English. I know I'm eliminating some people but this is supposed to be something you have on hand and I have a very limited number of books in my household that are in a language other than English.

This will be a child to child swap so make sure you either put your child's info (age, name, gender) in your profile or post it in the comment section. Also, since we want our children to be involved include a letter or a picture, or small craft, etc. from your child in with the book.

I will angel this, but I will NOT be happy about it. This is for kids folks so lets please keep this in mind before you sign up...no heartbroken children on my watch...

I will allow newbies to join with a fully completed profile but please no recent 1's or 3's.

Since I'm still relatively new to swap-bot I'm limiting this swap to USA and Canada. If I get a good enough response from members I'll probably host a similar international swap.

Have fun!!

Discussion

couchart 01/26/2011 #

I laughed out loud when I saw this one pop up on the Newest Swaps list to the left of my screen. It read "Gently Used Children..." What a fun swap that could be! ;-D

AngieDawn 01/26/2011 #

ha ha ha...well...you are welcome to take my gently used rambunctious 3 yr old for a week or two if you'd like...ha ha ha

Candyn29 01/26/2011 #

@couchart LOL I thought the same!

How about worn out husbands?

charlottenc 01/26/2011 #

No, no. When it comes to husbands, gently used ONLY. :)

mcasebere 01/27/2011 #

Can't wait! I have a 1 yr old and 3 yr old. We have so many books! I'd love to share one and get some new material.

Adorkable 01/30/2011 #

This is awesome. My son will be 3 at the end of February. His name is Ethan :)

InsanePenguins 02/ 8/2011 #

I have plenty of children books but I don't want any back! I will angel if needed or others can pm me to trade other things back.

Mom22HeartBreakers 02/ 8/2011 #

Fantastic idea! This one will be for my son Ethan who is 4.

myrcury 02/ 9/2011 #

we have a ton of books and no tv, and we love it! I have two little little ones interested in books: the boy is 3 and the girl is almost 5 and is starting to read by herself. the book can be for either one.

PinkMudd 02/ 9/2011 #

Im signing up for my boys-- Ashton and Bryce. Ashton is 4 and Bryce is almost 2. Theyre typical boys.... :) Ashton loves learning about ocean animals and Bryce is head over heels in love with Disney Pixar CARS, so a book about either of those two things would be awesome... but we arent picky! :) Thrift store books are great! We're a thrifty lil family! :)

PinkMudd 02/ 9/2011 #

(and I know the swap is only for one book! I should have said that! Hehe... so Im not expecting two! If you send two, thats up to you! But I definitely dont expect it!!!) I should have mentioned that in my post! Duh! :)

AngieDawn 02/14/2011 #

Just a reminder. Since this is a regional swap you can use media mail for your packages.

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