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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Product Review: GlassesShop

From time to time, Word Spelunking is asked to write product reviews. Sometimes these are book related products, sometimes they are not. Today, I have a non-book related product review to share...

about GlassesShop

Our Story
GlassesShop is an American owned and operated online retailer of eyeglasses. Since the website launch in 2004, we have delivered over a million pairs of eyeglasses while maintaining our standard of providing the highest quality at affordable prices. We are a group of eye doctors that understands your struggle with the high cost of eyeglasses. We strive to make your experience with one that is not only user-friendly but also professional and reliable. Being able to deliver superior eyeglasses at an unbeatably-low price has allowed us to help people all over the world see clearly and, in turn, has provided our team with a more rewarding experience than we could have ever anticipated. We guarantee your satisfaction.
Our Vision
At, our client-oriented philosophy makes your visual needs our first priority. We have created a culture of integrity and honesty, so you can shop with confidence.
- Our company strives to ensure all clients will have the best possible customer experience.
- Our frame sourcing and quality control protocols give you the best online selection of unbeatable-priced eyeglasses anywhere.
- Our Quality Assurance optical technicians will inspect your eyeglasses extensively before they are delivered.
- Our prescription glasses and sunglasses come with a 90-day quality guarantee.
- Our international logistic centers allow us to provide the most stylish top quality cheap eyeglasses at unbeatable prices to customers around the world. From our integrated, centralized international distribution center, we are able to ship orders worldwide and service customers across the globe. We have delivered our quality eyewear to customers in more than 45 countries!

For this review, I was given the opportunity to choose one pair of prescription eyeglasses or sunglasses from GlassesShop and I chose the Catherine Wayfarer Multicolor Sunglasses:

It took me a long time to choose this pair because GlassesShop has SO many great looking pairs to choose from! But, I really loved the oversized frames and colors on this particular pair. The site itself is easy to navigate and I believe choosing and ordering a pair of prescription eyeglasses would be a fairly easy task. My sunglasses were a little slow to ship, but the wait wasn't crazy long or anything. Like each pair ordered from GlassesShop, my sunglasses came with a protective case and cleaning cloth, which I though was nice. My Catherine Wayfarers are exactly as pictured on the site. The colors are really bright and pretty, they're made of very sturdy materials, the lenses were free of scratches or blemishes, and the fit is great. I love the way they look on and am really happy with them!

You can choose from various types of lenses for the eyeglasses and the sunglasses, and many of the sunglasses can be made with prescription lenses. The prices vary throughout the site, and right now you can get your first pair for FREE (must pay shipping and handling), with many other coupons/discounts available. 

And GlassesShop has awesomely offered all of YOU a discount code for 50% off a pair of eyeglasses or sunglasses with free lenses! Just use code GSHOT50

Monday, April 18, 2016

Celebrate National Parks Week with National Geographic


Timed to the 100th anniversary of the National Parks in 2016 and National Parks Week April 16-24, 2016, National Geographic celebrates “The Year of the Parks” with four new children’s books designed to introduce young readers to the wonder and beauty of our nation’s parks.
National Geographic Kids National Parks Guide U.S.A. takes kids on a journey to National Parks across the United States, divided neatly by region: East, West, Southwest, and Midwest. Each region is broken down park-by-park with maps showing visitor centers and other attractions, lists of must-do activities, fun facts, and more – the perfect road trip companion. Young explorers will especially delight in the parks of special interest, such as “spooky” sites like Alcatraz or Great Sand Dunes National Park, known for its UFO sightings. The guide also aims to raise preservation awareness, offering conservation tips and detailing the best parks in which to spot endangered species like gray wolves and California condors. Color photographs, packing checklists, and suggested bicycling and spelunking excursions round out this comprehensive guide.

Junior Ranger Activity Book will keep kids entertained on the road to the nearest National Park with games, trivia, and jokes inspired by the National Parks Junior Ranger Program. The jam-packed book also enriches their experience with engaging facts and photos featuring local wildlife from each park. 

Funny Fill-In: My National Parks Adventure also makes a great car ride companion with over 20 hilarious fill-ins, colorful artwork, and wacky bonus facts.

Buddy Bison’s Yellowstone Adventure by Ilona E. Holland invites young readers to follow curious twins Elena and Christopher on a wild adventure through Yellowstone Park alongside Buddy Bison, Elena’s stuffed animal who has magically come to life. The story is set against gorgeous photographs and sprinkled with weird facts and helpful hints about the park, as well as an educational afterword on the history of Yellowstone and ways kids can help preserve its unique majesty.

These new titles are part of a yearlong exploration of the power of parks that also includes magazine features, special television programming, up-to-the-minute National Park Trail Maps, biodiversity-themed outdoor festivals at parks in all 50 states, and more across all of National Geographic’s platforms.

About National Geographic Children’s Books
National Geographic Kids inspires young adventurers to explore the world through award-winning magazines, books, website, apps, games, toys, television series and events and is the only kids brand with a world-class scientific organization at its core. National Geographic Kids (10 issues per year) and Little Kids (6 issues per year) are photo-driven publications and are available on newsstands or by subscription in print and on tablets. The award-winning website excites kids about the planet through games, videos, contests, photos, quizzes, and blogs about cultures, animals and destinations. National Geographic Kids Books publishes as many as 100 nonfiction titles each year and teaches the youngest readers why the world is a weird, fascinating and fun place. National Geographic Kids Entertainment brings the renowned National Geographic brand to quality animated and live-action, entertainment-driven television, home video and online programming.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Don't Touch This Book Spotlight Tour (illustrations peek & giveaway)

Don’t Touch This Book
Bill Cotter
March 28, 2016
Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Larry the lovable monster from Don’t Push the Button! is back with another hilarious, interactive adventure!
I know what you’re thinking: this is a pretty cool-looking book. But…
DON’T TOUCH THIS BOOK! (Don’t even try it, bub.)
Okay, okay. You can touch, but you can only use ONE finger.
Whoa. How’d you do that?
Larry is a loveable monster, but he has trouble sharing. It’s up to you to show him how it’s done!

Don’t Push the Button
Larry is a lovable monster (if a bit too curious) and the star of this hilarious, interactive picture book debut
There’s only one rule in Larry’s book: don’t push the button.
(Seriously, don’t even think about it!)
Even if it does look kind of nice, you must never push the button. Who knows what would happen?
Okay, quick. No one is looking... push the button.
Uh, oh.

About the Author
Bill Cotter grew up in Rocky River, Ohio. After graduating from art school, he moved to New York City, and worked as a Pre-K art and music teacher in Manhattan. Bill currently lives in Baltimore, Maryland, where he spends days doodling and hanging out with his basset hound named Goober. Visit for more.

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