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Heart meets art with these t-shirts by Farofa Nation! This holiday season, a gift that gives back means so much more, and the founders of Farofa Nation have made it their personal mission to do just that. Serge Castagna and Ana Testa Castagna have partnered with TASK BRASIL, an amazing organization dedicated to helping street kids in Brazil become self-reliant and responsible. 10% of all t-shirt sales are donated to TASK BRASIL by Farofa Nation.

These t-shirts with a conscience are designed by a collaborative of local Miami artists, and are extremely unique, with new designs debuting seasonally. The graphics are truly eclectic, and rightly so – the name Farofa comes from a Brazilian dish that is also used to describe a mix or eclectic blend! The Farofa Nation collection includes t-shirt designs for men, women, and children, starting at sizes 2T. All 100% super-soft cotton shirts are made in the USA, and are sweatshop-free.

Prices start at $24.00 for the kids’ tees, and can be purchased online at FarofaNation.com.

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Tis’ the season to go green! It is time to start thinking about gift-giving during the holidays, and Tiny Green Mom is now accepting earth-friendly must-haves for everyone on this year’s gift list. From green beauty finds for Mom or planet-friendly gadgets for Dad to the newest eco-friendly toys, books and games for baby & kids, we want to feature your product.

Submissions are being accepted now through December 15th, 2010. Please use the contact form to submit your product for review and feature, or you can email “Mom” directly at tinygreenmom at gmail dot com.

For any further questions about the policy for product submission on Tiny Green Mom, please review the disclosure. Happy Holidays!

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Kids (and adults!) will love getting into the lively spirit of More Bears! This interactive story is just plain fun – the author takes everyone on an exciting ride through the pages of the book as more and more bears are introduced to each page! The author’s intention is not write a story about bears at all, but those bears – they just will not be tamed! This lively picture book will make a wonderful gift for toddlers and children this holiday season! “Mom” couldn’t help but shout just a little louder each time MORE BEARS came skipping and jumping across the pages!

To order a copy of More Bears! please visit www.poetry4kids.com.

Author Kenn Nesbitt makes his picture book debut with More Bears! Kenn has authored several books of children’s poetry and maintains the #1 children’s poetry website in the world, www.poetry4kids.com. Kenn is a performer at heart and travels the country, visiting over 60 schools each year with his wacky poetry titles including, My Hippo Has the Hiccups, The Tighty Whitey Spider, and The Aliens Have Landed at Our School!, hoping to create a new generation of poetry lovers. His works have been in dozens of school textbooks around the world, as well as national television programs and numerous children’s magazines.

Troy Cummings has been drawing goofy animals pretty much nonstop since kindergarten. His illustrations have appeared in newspapers, in magazines, on websites, on frozen fish stick packages and in hospital waiting rooms. He hibernates in Greencastle, Indiana, with his wife and cubs.

*Company generously provided images and a book copy for this review.*

For the child that adores pop-up books (and who doesn’t have one of those?!) this entertaining new book from Jean-Luc Fromental and Joëlle Jolivet is just plain fun! A chilly winter backdrop sets the stage for the antics of these penguins in 10 Little Penguins: A Pop-Up Book. This is a great gift for any child this holiday season, especially those just learning to count! Plus, the book is small enough that it can be tucked into a larger stocking if desired, rather then placed under the tree.

Book Synopsis

This inventive pop-up, featuring the mischievous stars of Jean-Luc Fromental and Joëlle Jolivet’s 365 Penguins, starts with ten penguins on an icy shore. One by one, they playfully disappear from the scene as the text counts down from ten to zero. The flaps embedded in the book facilitate the story—readers can make the penguins disappear and reappear! It’s a stylish, humorous take on a counting book with winter-friendly, penguin-filled pop-ups.

To order a copy of 10 Little Penguins: A Pop-Up Book for your little penguin in time for the holidays, please visit Abrams Books.

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This delightful story written by Antonio Sacre and illustrated by Angela Dominguez is an excellent addition to your holiday collection of books that is perfect for reading to your child as the season draws nearer. La Noche Buena, A Christmas Story is filled with gorgeous, nostalgic illustrations, as it introduces the holiday traditions typically celebrated by Cubans and Cuban-Americans.

Book Synopsis

Nina is visiting her grandmother in Miami for Christmas. Usually she spends it in snowy New England with her mother and her family, but this year is different. She isn’t certain what to make of a hot and humid holiday, until she learns the traditions of her father’s side of the family from her Cuban grandmother. She helps prepare for the evening and takes part in all their traditions—the intricate cooking for the feast, the dancing, the music, and the gathering of relatives and neighbors. It all comes together for a Noche Buena that Nina will never forget.

Besides the lively illustrations, parents will love the bilingual aspect of La Noche Buena, as it even features a glossary of Spanish words for your child (and you!) to learn. While this makes a fantastic gift this season, it will also be appreciated given early to enjoy reading together through the season.

To order a copy of La Noche Buena, A Christmas Story, please visit Abrams Books.

*Company generously provided images and samples for this review.*

Tis’ the season to go green! It is time to start thinking about gift-giving during the holidays, and Tiny Green Mom is now accepting earth-friendly must-haves for everyone on this year’s gift list. From green beauty finds for Mom or planet-friendly gadgets for Dad to the newest eco-friendly toys, books and games for baby & kids, we want to feature your product.

Submissions are being accepted now through December 15th, 2010. Please use the contact form to submit your product for review and feature, or you can email “Mom” directly at tinygreenmom at gmail dot com.

For any further questions about the policy for product submission on Tiny Green Mom, please review the disclosure. Happy Holidays!

For the eco-enthusiast on your gift list who appreciates the art that can be found organically in nature all around us, head on over to Small By Nature! This online boutique offers simply gorgeous pieces that decorate and accent the home while giving back to a worthwhile cause – shelter animals.

Mom’s” favorite item is the handcrafted Root Bowl Wood Set that is truly a work of art. Nature comes to life on your table when used as a centerpiece, or filled with bright red apples or sunny lemons! Paired together as a set of two, the Root Bowl Wood Set is so exquisite that you may be tempted to give one as a gift and keep the other one for your own decorative inspiration this season! Each bowl is carved from a species of Chinese Fir called the Shan Mu, which grows in Central China. This lovely bowl brings the outdoors inside, lending an organic, natural feel to the space in which it is placed!

Each set costs $90, and can be purchased online at Small By Nature. For those doing their holiday shopping, Small By Nature is offering a lovely incentive! If you become a friend of Small By Nature on Facebook the company will email you a special code for 10% off your order.

Founded by decorating and color expert Diana Berchan, (and inspired by her diminutive rescue dog Rosie), Small by Nature is a collection of specially chosen items, ranging from stunning candle collections and exquisite pillows to fine art and decorative items (including a suite of pet-friendly products). The site offers unusual and charming accents for the home, men, kids, special occasions, outdoor living and, of course, pets.

In addition to the many products available for sale on the site, Diana offers expert observations and advice in weekly blogs and a special section called “Diana’s Palette” where she presents the latest trends in color and texture and matches them with affordable home accents from the site. All of the items offered on Small by Nature are handpicked by Diana and display her keen sense of style and appreciation for nature. Many of the products are earth-friendly and promote fair trade and all are of the highest quality, influenced by the organic forms, textures and incomparable color combinations found in nature.

Other key features of the Small by Nature website are the photos and bios of animals currently available for adoption. Every month, Diana’s dog Rosie will introduce a new group of furry friends in need of a home, as well as provide information on the non-profit animal shelters receiving financial help as a result of product purchases made on the site.

*Company generously provided images and samples for this review.*

Tis’ the season to go green! It is time to start thinking about gift-giving during the holidays, and Tiny Green Mom is now accepting earth-friendly must-haves for everyone on this year’s gift list. From green beauty finds for Mom or planet-friendly gadgets for Dad to the newest eco-friendly toys, books and games for baby & kids, we want to feature your product.

Submissions are being accepted now through December 15th, 2010. Please use the contact form to submit your product for review and feature, or you can email “Mom” directly at tinygreenmom at gmail dot com.

For any further questions about the policy for product submission on Tiny Green Mom, please review the disclosure. Happy Holidays!

For the vegan, vegetarian, flexitarian, pescatarian, or raw foodist on your gift list this season, a gift of Jae Steele’s Ripe From Around Here: A Vegan Guide to Local and Sustainable Eating (No Matter Where You Live) will be extremely well-received! This 263-page cookbook offers recipes, tips, and healthy suggestions for eating organic, locally grown foods. Think globally, act locally might well be the mantra behind this fantastic resource brimming with 180 tasty recipes!

Some of “Mom’s” favorite recipes include Flax Apple Pudding, “South In Your Mouth” Peach Pecan Muffins, Root Chips, Pear Parsnip Soup, and Warm Mushroom and Spinach Salad. Salivating yet??

This delectable cookbook can be purchased online, and you just may be tempted to pick up a second copy for yourself!

*Company generously provided images and samples for this review.*

For an aspiring Le’Artiste on your gift list this holiday season, Clementine Art offers a gift set brimming with everything a little one needs to imagine and create works of art! The gift set contains non-toxic Crayon Rocks, Markers, Paint, Modeling Dough, Glue, Crayons, which will definitely provide hours of creativity and fun, especially when the weather is chilly outside this winter! From finger painting & drawing to coloring & using the modeling dough for projects, the Clementine Art Gift Set is sure to inspire. Check out their art blog for craft ideas and projects to make with your little ones.

Clementine Art offers wholesome, clean, environmentally-friendly and safe art supplies for children (and adults!). All of the products are free of chemicals and petrochemicals, and parents will love that everything washes off of clothes easily! The art supplies are recommended for children ages 3+. This is definitely one of the top gifts to give this season!

Clementine Art can be found at national retail locations such as Whole Foods Market or online at www.clementineart.com.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this review.*