We love books in the Mad House and I have blogged before about encouraging reading in boys and so when we were offered the chance to review a Tidybooks bookcase I was intregied to see how it would fit in to our home.
The Tidybooks bookcase is self assembly, but it is so well designed that even the boys could help. No small tacks to hammer in the back, everything was fastened with an allen key and it was super fast to put together. MadDad and Mini managed to do it in about 30 minutes and without the help of little hands I am sure that he could do it a lot faster. I was also suprised at how tall the bookcase is (it is taller than Mini at 115cm).
I love the fact that this bookcase is very slim in depth and is designed so children can see the face opf the book rather than the spine. It holds a reasonable amount of books too and fit’s perfectly on the wall between my boys rooms.
We were’t so keen:
My only dislike is the fact that the forth shelf is too short. I would have likeed it to have been larger so that I could get a paperback sized book it. As the boys get older the tend to have less books which fit in to this shelf.
Every house should have a Tidybooks bookcase, it makes books accesable to smaller children and I am a firm believer that if they can see them then children will use them. Yes at £119.00 it is a little more expensive that I would normally pay, but and this is a big buy, it will last forever and can you put a price on loving books? Once the boys have outgrown the alphabet on the front of the shelves I can reserve them, so it will last long in to their teenage years and beyond.
Now for the best bit, I am able to give one lucky reader of The House, their own Tidybooks bookcase worth £119. To be eligable to enter the prize draw, which will take palce on Sunday 31st July 2011. You need to do the following and leave me a comment confirming that you have.
- For one entry, you have to like Tidy Books on Facebook, and say which finish of bookcase you they would like to win.
- For another entry, sign up to receive the Tidy Books email on their website (pink box on the left hand side)
• This competition will run from the 1st July to noon on the 31st July 2011
• The winners will be chosen at random and announced on this page on 1st August 2011
• Competition is open to residents of the UK only
• Prize is non-refundable and no cash alternative is available