Thursday, 7 November 2013

Tidy Books Bookcase Review and Competition

I was absolutely thrilled to be chosen as a Tidy Books Ambassador, we will be reviewing three rather fabulous products over the forthcoming months, our first scheduled review and competition is their innovative and attractive bookcase.

I love how this bookcase has transformed the room of my youngest; it looks lovely with the bookcase bringing a practical but appealing focal point to his bedroom.  I feel he can store and get at his books so much more easily than before.  Otherwise his books ended up by and large under his bed collecting dust or scattered randomly around the room, now they are proudly on display in his Tidy Books Bookcase.  

He knows what he has and he can pick his bedtime story out much more easily than ever before!  Come bedtime I enjoy reading him a story but I do not enjoy the twenty minutes he spends debating which one it should be, thankfully the process has been speeded up considerably now he can see everything tidily.


The bookcase itself seems very sturdy I am happy for him to play alone in his bedroom as it is securely screwed into the wall, so no danger of pulling it down on himself along with his mini library of books. 

Hubbie built the bookshelf and found it relatively easy, the instructions were comprehensive and it all seemed to slot together okay.  I was not sure how I initially felt about it being screwed into the wall, but actually once I got used to the idea I was quite glad as I think it’s much safer for children.


A bookcase like this is a real asset at encouraging reading, the letters on the front help youngsters starting out as they can begin to recognise the alphabet and then you can do a little quiz pointing at different ones and seeing if they answer correctly.

Children will enjoy filling the bookshelf, placing the books so they can see them all so much more simply than before.  The different sizes of the shelves mean books can be stored more appropriately than on other bookcases.  Little books are no longer lost amongst the bigger books; they can be sat happily on their own shelf.  Such a beautiful design really does encourage children to take more of an interest in their books again, we picked the blue version, but depending on your home decoration scheme they have natural, pink and white too.

With a purchase like this its reassuring having a 5 year guarantee, but the item is so strong and of a superior quality I am sure I will not need to take them up on it.

You really would be surprised how many books we have comfortably squeezed onto the bookcase, as storage options go I highly recommend it.  The box itself states up to 85 books can be accommodated on there.  Youngest was impressed with the scale of it!


If you would like to win a Tidy Books Lowercase Bookcase (worth £125.00) yourself please complete the rafflecopter below by the 28th of November.

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288 comments:

  1. Fab giveaway! Tidy books are perfect to fit in smaller rooms, colourful and hopefully encourage the children to read as they can see the cover of the books.

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  2. love tidy books - not just their bookcases but also their shelving and even their little carry case for books. Makes it much easier to find the books when they're face on. Good quality too

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  3. Helen Joanne Wakeley7 November 2013 at 10:10

    Tidy Books are fab because it encourages children to read. x

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  4. storage heaven!! so many fab ideas to help mums like me

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  5. this bookcase is great, useful & educational

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  6. I LOVE THEM BECAUSE KIDS HAVE EASY ACCESS TO THEIR BOOKS

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  7. they are great keep books tidy but also easy to access

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  8. I love their storage ideas - they are all so bright and would look lovely in any home!

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  9. I love that their products are not only beautifully made but are practical and can be educational also. Would buy the whole range if I could!

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  10. i love the fact they are practical and stylish and promote tidying up :D

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  11. I love the pretty pastel shades that Tidy Book's products are available in.

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  12. I love everything about them the colour, style and the fact it helps the kids to easily put there books away in one easy place, perfect for any boy or girl :)

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  13. They look great and are practical.

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  14. I love the colours and size

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  15. Practical and fun

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  16. It will definitely encourage reading

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  17. my two have so many book this would be so useful! what I like most about it is that you can see the front of the books which makes it easier for the children to find the book they are looking for unlike our 2 traditional bookcases!

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  18. I love that you can see the book covers rather than just the spines and so you can easily fit all sizes of books on it.

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  19. Just love the look of it all all you can do with it .x

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  20. They look fantastic. They're attractive to children and anything that gets children gravitating towards books is great.

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  21. I love that the bookcases allow children to see the covers of the books

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  22. I NEED one of these, we have hundreds of books and they look so untidy, I love how neat and lovely they look in this case!

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  23. Louise Fairweather7 November 2013 at 16:50

    they look lovely and are easy for the kids to get the books out. We have a bunk bed caddy thing and it is fab

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  24. chantelle hazelden7 November 2013 at 16:51

    They make displaying books fun, i desperately need one in the girls room, books are over flowing x

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  25. I love how great they look and that it would encourage reading

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  26. I love that children can see the front of the books to pick the one they like.

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  27. I love the fact that the children can see the books. They're currently on a shelf so can't really see them properly to choose.

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  28. I think they look appealing to kids and I love that the books all face forwards, much easier to pick which book to read.

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  29. Keeps the bedroom tidy

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  30. They dont take up much space but hold lots of books!

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  31. I just love that they actually make books look tidy! Really love these - especially the alphabet ones to help with learning too x

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  32. easy to assemble and doesnt take a lot of space

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  33. Sally Anne Palmer7 November 2013 at 20:44

    I love the look of them as well as the practicality

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  34. I love that it helps to teach children the alphabet through access to their favourite books.

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  35. I love it that you can store a lot of books and still see them all clearly

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  36. Looks fun for the kids bedroom

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  37. Hilda Hazel Wright7 November 2013 at 21:19

    I really love these bookcases, I wish they'd been around when my son was young because I had loads of books for him and no nice way of storing them!

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  38. iI love they make reading fun

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  39. You can see the covers of the books and find them easily rather than having to crouch down to read the spines

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  40. I love tidy books products because they're functional and fun at the same time.

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  41. Like the idea of been able to see the books so more appealing for the children to go and pick one to read

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  42. I love the letters on the front!

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  43. They are such a great idea for storing books in a way where you can actually see what they are - with paperback books it can be hard if you can only see their spines.

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  44. my buggy junction7 November 2013 at 22:35

    that his windowsill can be empty again

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  45. Perfect for looking after those precious books! Would love one of these to tidy up my sobs room!

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  46. they hold so many books but take up so little space

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  47. It would keep my toddlers ever growing book collection tidy x

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  48. I love that the alphabet is included, easy to learn it then!

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  49. The are sleek and stylish and keeps rooms tidy x

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  50. Claire GriffithssoontobeAldrid8 November 2013 at 00:30

    i love that they have the alphabet on them and they looks so smart and keep rooms tidy

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  51. Having his own tidy bookcase might encourage him to be tidy!

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  52. Would make a real difference in my daughter's room - she loves books x

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  53. to keep all the books they have tidy

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  54. this would be perfect for my son's room as run out of space for his books and learning his abc

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  55. That children can choose their own book easily.

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  56. It is a fun way to store their books for easy access.and too keep them in a tidy way :)

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  57. Love the kids can easily choose books, and can be encouraged to keep them neat and tidy too x

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  58. Love that all your books can face outwards - making it far easier to choose a book to read x

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  59. Ideal for a child's bedroom, easy for the child to enjoy the books they want.

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  60. They allow children to enjoy reading

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  61. I love they way do everything with children in mind

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  62. I like that it makes a feature of books and makes reading more appealing.

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  63. Rebecca Phillips8 November 2013 at 12:27

    they look so sturdy and i love the colourful alphabet

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  64. What better way to show off books. One of these would hopefully improve my childrens ability to tidy them away after they've emptied the entire bookshelf to read :)

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  65. Not just tidy, but makes a lovely display in a bedroom or playroom too.

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  66. Love the fact you can pick what you want out easily, it lools very sturdy x

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  67. I'd live this be great for lil girl Xmas gift and for her books she has x

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  68. I love the cute alphabet on the outside of the bookshelf.

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  69. Would love one of these could put all our favourite books in for easy access

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  70. I like the fact that it looks solid and that it is colourfull.

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  71. Katie Dann-was Avery8 November 2013 at 13:03

    I think its a brilliant idea for displaying books without taking up floor space, but allowing easy access to the books too :-)

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  72. Harley Richardson8 November 2013 at 13:13

    That little ones can see the front of the books x

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  73. karen hutchinson8 November 2013 at 13:15

    You can see all the books

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  74. it is great to see the different kind of books to choose from

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  75. Laura Jayne Bates8 November 2013 at 13:34

    love the alphabet letters on it

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  76. It makes you just want to browse through all the books, like in a library :-)

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  77. I love that the book covers face outwards instead of the spine so the book is easily recognisable :)

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  78. they are a fantastic and attractive storage solution for children

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  79. I really love how attractive and appealing they look. Especially to kids! Perhaps if I won one, it'd encourage the kids to keep there books all neat tidy, lol! One can only wish lol.



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  80. great reading books

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  81. I love that they are all facing forward., definitely different from a regular bookshelf

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  82. The whole idea of a forward-facing bookcase is simply genius... :)

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  83. I love the little letters on the shelves! so cute!

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  84. I like that it is simple and useable by a little person. No fancy fine motor skills needed.

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  85. I like the classic look their products carry. Stylish and would work for a baby or an older child.

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  86. I love that every book can be tidied away neatly and that my children would still be able to see them all

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  87. its great that the books stored forward facing!

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  88. I love that they remind me of the shelves in the children's section of the local library and make it easy to see and choose the books.

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  89. This would be perfect in daughter room. We love reading book and she as a tone all in basket that is hard for her to see everything.

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  90. They help children to really value books and learn how very special they are! xxx

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  91. Love the fact that children can take the books they want easily and hopefully put them back without asking adult !

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  92. Love how you can see the front covers of the books.

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  93. Nice slimline design would fit nicely

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  94. love the pictures and colours my grandchildren love these books and this bookcase would be ideal for them x

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  95. seems so much more accessable for small hands

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  96. its great that the books stored forward facing :) @anna8301

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  97. A fab and attractive way for books to be kept in a neat and tidy display

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  98. Not only are they practical in the way that they save on space and help little ones get hold of their books easily, but they also LOOK absolutely adorable and would look positively perfect in my six year old boys bedroom! He has so many wonderful books, so I can guarantee it would be well-used :o) x

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  99. great way to keep books looking nice and so little ones can see the covers and pick one out they want to read or look at

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  100. Our books are definitely NOT tidy so love everything about Tidy Books

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  101. Looks fantastic, would love one for our playroom :)

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  102. I love the design and practicality of the "tidy books" bookcase. I would love one for my daughter's bedroom

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  103. It is practical but has a fab design (bex smith)

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  104. Kelly Donald - Pattullo9 November 2013 at 00:15

    This cute little bookcase would go perfectly in my little boys nursey! X

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  105. Oh, I love these bookcases. We have so many books just strewn all over the place, would love one for the wee ones room.

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  106. Attachment Mummy9 November 2013 at 10:01

    Love the colourful alphabet letters!

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  107. I love that they make having books fun for children. Anything that encourages children to start to love books and reading is a good thing!

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  108. Encourages little ones to read and tidy books away

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  109. Sheri Newell Anderson9 November 2013 at 16:28

    I love that it's all about books! I really believe books are the key to a child's development and success in life!! Thanks!

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  110. I love that you can see the covers of the books so books won't get easily forgotten.

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  111. I LOVE the simplistic design that looks really good and keeps eveything tidy

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  112. Love the alphabet deco - great idea - children can never have enough books

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  113. I love their tidy book cases, just like the ones my kids have at school.

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  114. I love how it's easy to see all the books laid out.

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  115. I love that everything looks built to last and simple enough to fit with any decor

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  116. I love all the products they make to encourage reading :)

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  117. I love the design and the fact it would encourage children to value books!

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  118. I love the fact it holds 85 books but is still so compact!

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  119. Robyn Logan Clarke12 November 2013 at 14:04

    I love that it enables book to become a feature in the room, very visually appealing

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  120. I love the traditional style of the bookcase, it reminds me of the library in our school when I was a kid. I also think its a nice, bright and eyecatching thing to have in a playroom.

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  121. I love that the books can be stored neatly and that they look like mini Library's, great for budding readers and it encourages kids to look after their books as well xoxox

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  122. I like the fact the books can all be seen easily and clearly. :)

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  123. I love that the kids can access them and see them all easily

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  124. a good easy way to see all their books without having to put them all over the floor

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  125. looks great and they are in nice colours xx

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  126. It keeps everything tidy

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  127. Keeps things tidy but still looks nice, kids will love it

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  128. Children can see the front covers when chosing a book

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  129. That the books so neat in their bookcases

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  130. The book covers can be easily seen. They can keep their current favourites here, without having to find them on the shelf.

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  131. The books can easily be identified and are kept neat and tidy

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  132. They are child friendly x

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  133. This would be great for my 3 year old forever growing book collection make it easier for him to browse

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  134. Tidy Books has a great range. I love the handy bookbox with the playclock on the side. Books are such an asset for the inquiring mind, and it is always worthwhile having them neatly stored. Then they can be quickly and easily be accessed as and when required.

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  135. Hannah Bee Griffin14 November 2013 at 09:22

    tIDY BOOKS HAVE CREATED A CHILD FRIENDLY RANGE OF PRODUCTS.

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  136. Wow. These are fab. Love the unique design - the way you can see the covers oppose to the sides.

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  137. Alexandra Byford-Scott14 November 2013 at 14:08

    I love the design, and how nice it is to be able to see the covers of the books, I think it makes it easier for a child to choose which book they would like.

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  138. i love the way it is designed, it is easy for childern to use

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  139. It looks fab and is a great space saving idea! maybe I can finally get my boys to tidy away their books instead of leaving them in a huge pile on the playroom floor!

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  140. that the child can see the front covers when choosing their book! :)

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  141. it's so appealing, books are clearly displayed,easy to keep tidy

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  142. One thing I lack in my household is organisation and so this month, we have been trying to organise the whole house and our new project is to organise my sons bedroom and make him a sensory room / play room for his main xmas present (xmas eve will be mad in this house completing that as well as the usual xmas duties, even more difficult will be keeping him out!lol). I lvoe the organisation which is offered by the companies product

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  143. Fab range of practical and fun products xx

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  144. My kids will be able to see the cover of the book they are choosing, which will save alot of time. x

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  145. Catherine McAlinden15 November 2013 at 07:41

    I love that the kids can see the front cover. Choosing a book from the spine is difficult for 2 year olds!

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  146. I love that you can fit so many books in to it without them falling out!

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  147. That its so colourful and the books are so easy to see!

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  148. That all my kids books can be neatly put away and they can see which one they want to read

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  149. The fact that it can hold up to 85 books.

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  150. i lv it cos it holds so many books in such a little space

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  151. it holds so many books

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  152. What's good about this bookcase is that all the covers are visible, unlike a grown-ups traditional bookcase. Looks great!

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  153. I love the way you can see all the books, my 16 month old gets very frustrated when she can't see what she wants and her "thin" books get ignored because she can only see the chunky ones.

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  154. its fun looks bright and really sturdy, easy to fit all size of book and the kids love it

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  155. They have such practical, but enormously fun and stylish things

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  156. ideal to keep all the kids books in one place tidy

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  157. LittleRascalReviews17 November 2013 at 14:36

    Currently there are books everywhere in our playroom, it's like an ice rink when R goes running through it! Would love to get them organised

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  158. Defiantly seeing the front covers of the books :)

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  159. a great idea for kids to have their books tidy like a library

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  160. My first thoughts were how many places it can be slotted into, everyone needs that extra spot of space. Also if you have a strong arm it can be moved about depending where the girls decide to play and read.

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  161. Great organisation idea!!! Love it!!!

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  162. Love the tidybooks bookcase - so much easier for children to see the front cover and their lovely pictures!

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  163. Love these, great for displaying books!

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  164. Elizabeth Petrelli19 November 2013 at 00:29

    Its a beautiful display

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  165. I love that it helps to learn the little ones to be organised and that they get to see their books displayed so its easy to pick out a book to read. I love that it helps to keep their room nice and tidy too x

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  166. I love how well-made their products are

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  167. Cheryl O'Sullivan19 November 2013 at 14:32

    Would love this for my son's room, as his books are all in a box in his wardrobe at the moment.

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  168. just would love my boys to be able to see all their books it would make them pick up books of their own accord!! And it looks so lovely lo!!

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  169. I'm absolutely fed up of finding books wedged under the sofa, or behind the radiator, or in the garden, which invariably leads to them getting ruined. I'd love something eye-catching and well designed which allows the kids to see their books, but that keeps them tidy.

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  170. I think that having them displayed, rather than shut in a box or cupboard, encourages them to read

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  171. Perfect! Keeps books nice and tidy but my children would be able to see all the books and get the easily

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  172. The books will be in a tidy place instead of all over the house. Xx

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  173. I love that the books would be in easy reach for children

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  174. I love them because they look fun and are the right height to engage the child.

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  175. I like that they're narrow so won't take up much space.

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  176. So much more fun than a ordinary bookcase

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  177. the way they encourage children to show an interest in reading

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  178. I love that kids can see their books and find the one they want easily.

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  179. its easy reach height for the kids so they can see what books are in front of them

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  180. The fact that they keep books so organised.

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  181. a design thats both practical and great looking!

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  182. they are practical but still look fab

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  183. I love that it will keep all my little ones books nice and tidy, in a dedicated place that's bright and cheerful.

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  184. Looks nice, neat and organised!

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  185. it looks fun for kids and they will think their room is the same as the classroom and put their books away

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  186. love that it holds so many books in such a tidy and compact way

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  187. love the fact that they appeal to children

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  188. Anne Kiaz Brookes25 November 2013 at 02:13

    it looks so neat and tidy

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  189. Its very cute, looks like a lot could fit in there.

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  190. Keeping everything neat & tidy

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  191. The look so nice

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  192. Julie Jingle Baxter25 November 2013 at 17:56

    this is lovely would love to win xx

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  193. They look and sound like they're made to last

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  194. Keeley Louise Atkinson25 November 2013 at 20:48

    I like that it has the alphabet on it.

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