For the Boys! Scholastic: Star Wars; A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy! review and giveaway *CLOSED*

Anyone who knows books knows Scholastic. They are a company that has been around for as long as I can remember; over 90 years to be exact.

Founded in 1920 by M.R. “Robbie” Robinson, the father of the current Chairman and CEO, Richard Robinson, today, Scholastic has over $2 billion in revenues and is a global leader in children’s brands and distribution, with more than 9,500 employees worldwide. Scholastic creates quality educational and entertaining materials and products for use in school and at home, including children’s books, magazines, technology-based products, teacher materials, television programming, feature film, videos and toys. Scholastic distributes its products and services through a variety of channels, including proprietary school-based book clubs, school-based book fairs, retail stores, schools, libraries and television networks; and 

As a kid, we had Scholastic book fairs at school all of the time. How I looked forward to those book fairs, hoping I would be able to pick out a few books. I knew there would always be great books being offered.

Over the years, Scholastic has only gotten better. Not only do they sell books, but they sell toys & games, audio, video & software, and arts & crafts too!

I was very happy when Scholastic agreed to sponsor us for “A Birthday Event: For the Boys!” I couldn’t wait to pick a book I knew both Logan, and other boys his age, would love! Wow, was that tough! Scholastic has such an amazing selection of books, I had a hard time picking just one!

Knowing how much Logan- and boys his age- love Star Wars, I finally decided we had to review “Star Wars- A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy” , (a 30th anniversary commemorative edition!) by Matthew Reinhart.

One word: Wow. This book is chock-full of Star Wars information, including multiple super cool pop-ups on every page. In depth, detailed information about ships, characters and creatures of Star Wars (to name a few) accompany pop-ups. On one page featuring Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker, there are even working Lightsabers!!

I gave the book to Logan while he was with his cousins/best friends, who are 8 years old. Here is their reaction to the book:
Can you see the looks on their faces?! They were in awe over this book.  Each turn of the page brought more oohs, ahhs and “awesome!”s.  They sat and looked the book over for quite some time, taking in and studying each page and each pop-up.
 The Jacobsen Family
I personally feel that any book is a great gift for children, helping to instill in them a love of reading and learning.  If your child loves Star Wars, this book would be the perfect gift for them!
Buy It: The “Star Wars- A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy”  book is on sale right now for $19.97 (regularly $34.99)!!  
Win it! Know someone who would love to have the “Star Wars- A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy”  book? Scholastic is giving one of my lucky readers their own copy!!! Contest is open to U.S.
Mandatory entry: You must be a public follower of this blog via GFC to enter this giveaway! Then head over to the Scholastic Store, find another great book they offer and let me know what it is! Please leave your email address so I have a way to contact you if you win!
Extra entries (worth 1 entry unless stated otherwise):
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6. Follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway (Can be done 3x per day, but tweets must be at least 1 hour apart!).  Please include @Scholastic and @JacobsenFamily in your tweet. Be sure to leave a link to your tweet! You may use the following if you’d like:
#Win a #StarWars commemorative edition book from @Scholastic & @JacobsenFamily #fortheboys #giveaway ends 6/19
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This giveaway will be open until 06/19 at 11:59pm (MST). Winner will be chosen via and notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email or a new winner will be chosen.
Scholastic sent me the aforementioned item free of charge to help facilitate my review. No other compensation was received.  These are my honest opinions on the product. Please see my terms of use for more information. A big thank you to Scholastic for allowing me to review this item!

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