Win a bookcase for Christmas!

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Big Book Little Book is a green, affordable children’s bookcase, designed to encourage an early love of reading. I was recently sent one to test run and review AND I’ve also got one to give away!

Designed to hold both smaller board books and larger picture books, crucially facing forward enabling kids to make their own decisions about what they read by looking at the frontcovers, the Big Book Little Book bookcase appealed to me because:

  • it’s cheap for a bookcase – £10 with free post and packaging
  • it’s versatile – being made from strong high-grade corrugated cardboard it’s very light (but also amazingly strong)
  • it’s customisable – the surface cries out for kids to really make their bookcase the own by adding their mark(s)

  • I was curious to see how strong it could be, but found it could happily hold over 12kg of books and still be robust enough to withstand moving it around, lifting it up and down and even dragging it across the floor.

    If you’ve a playroom or a bedroom with some floorspace for playing on I think the Big Book Little Book bookcase is a winner. You can fill it with a selection of books and leave them out to entice your child into picking one up. For me personally I thought they’d be really useful for the school book swap I run, but I also thought they were spot on for playgroups who wanted to have a book corner.

    When I gave our bookcase to M she came up with a novel way to use the Big Book Little Book bookcase. She wanted to create a bedside shelving unit rather than use it as it was designed to be used.

    I have to stress this is not how the bookcase is designed to be used, but by supporting it underneath on the rim of M’s bed, and attaching it to the wall using these stickers, it’s working brilliantly for us as a vertical rather than horizontal bookcase. M loves having a selection of books right by her pillow and she herself has said “Now it will be easier for me to read whatever I want“.

    What more could one ask from a bookcase?

    If you’d like to be in with a chance of winning a Big Book Little Book bookcase for yourself all you need to do is leave a comment on this post.

    If you want extra chances to win this bookcase you can:

  • Tweet about this giveaway. Please use this text or something similar: Over at @playbythebook is giving away a kids’ bookcase (UK only)
  • Mention this giveaway on your blog
  • Link to this giveaway from your Facebook page or Google+ page

  • For any of the extra entries to count you MUST leave a separate comment here on this post saying what extra chance you’ve gone for (eg tweeted about the giveaway etc).

    This giveaway:

  • is ONLY OPEN TO UK RESIDENTS (apologies to my readers from elsewhere)
  • is open until 6am (UK time) Friday 2 December 2011

  • The winners will be selected randomly with the help of, and announced here on Playing by the book sometime during the day on 2nd of December.

    If you would like to purchase a Big Book Little Book bookcase there’s a special offer on at the moment – buy two, get a brilliant picture book free! The picture book that you’ll be sent is Billy’s Bucket (which I reviewed here).

    62 Responses

    1. SARAH L

      WOW what a beautiful bookcase would look great in my little girls room PLEASE ENTER ME INTO THIS COMPETITION


    2. Sarah ballantyne

      What a fab bookcase. This would be great in my daughters room so she can see all the book covers to choose a bedtime story (much better than the pile on the floor we have just now! Please enter me in the draw.

    3. Amy Cartwright

      Wow, these look fantastic, would love one plus love the idea of decorating it ourselves!

    4. Helen maddock

      this would be great and save me having to clear at least 15 books off my daughters bed every morning!!

    5. Joanne Lyles

      Looks great – my daughters would love to customise it with thier vast sticker collection!

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