Barbara's Product Reviews & Giveaways

October 16, 2012 7:48 PM

Pomegranate Kids - beautiful, artistic, educational

I was so intrigued when I received an email from Josh at Pomegranate Kids - located in one of my California hometowns Petaluma - saying he'd noticed my penchant for Dover Coloring Books, which I've raved about at MommyLife as long as I've been blogging.

He thought I might be interested in their products and invited me to take a look. Wow - I love their stuff - not just for kids, but for everyone with a certain aesthetic that likes to send or surround themselves with things of art and beauty.

Pomegranate Kids provides such very special, unique and beautiful things for children, including

Coloring Books

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Esoteric books

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And so much more!!!

For review, I chose the Kling-Klang Gloria puzzle above, which is a reproduction of a lithograph of German songs  - in the Art Nouveau style.  The puzzle is 300 very good-sized pieces - and exceptionally good quality (like Ravensburger),  I plan to work on it with Daniel this week as he is right at 300-piece proficiency.

I also chose a Sticky Critter set, which is kind of like the old Colorforms (or maybe only I am old enough to remember those?), but much more artistic and imaginative:

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And, btw, these items are packaged in nice, thick boxes that will last a long time rather than falling apart. Just the quality presentation will make your children want to take care of them.

Believe me, I had a hard time choosing, and will undoubtedly be doing some Christmas shopping at Pomegranate Kids. Please browse their site and dream. Leave a comment for a drawing 10/29 - two lucky winners will be able to choose a special item themselves!

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Tons of fun things at this site! The grandkids would love it!

Posted by: Tammy | October 16, 2012 9:34 PM

I looked at their website, and they have so many beautiful things to chose from! I plan to look again for Christmas gifts.

Posted by: Linda | October 17, 2012 9:29 AM

I've been into Dover coloring books ever since you advertised them. I'm so glad to hear about another company that appreciates introducing kids to beauty and art.

Posted by: Adrienne | October 17, 2012 2:46 PM

My preschool age son would love to win something from them!

Posted by: Alison S. | October 17, 2012 2:47 PM

I would love the chance to win the coloring books, the Sticky Critter Set and the Beautiful Beatles puzzle.
Thanks so much!

Posted by: Courtney Foster | October 17, 2012 2:52 PM

Great creative stuff! Would make good Christmas gifts for grandkids!

Posted by: Grandma Alice | October 17, 2012 2:57 PM

I didn't realize they had items for children - I've had my eye on one of their (adult) puzzles for awhile, but am excited to see that they also have younger items. They're still a little old for my children, but not for some of my nieces & nephews. What a wonderful site!

Posted by: Sheila | October 17, 2012 2:58 PM

Would LOVE to do some Christmas shopping for my grandchildren here!

Posted by: Carol | October 17, 2012 3:10 PM

Oh--my grandson would just love these beautiful treasures!

Posted by: Kelly | October 17, 2012 3:13 PM

Hi Barbara!
I'd love to win the book "Bake the Bread, Buy the Butter" for me or the kid's Cardboard Playhouse for Ben :)


Posted by: Lori | October 17, 2012 3:21 PM

Wow! These products look wonderful. :)

Posted by: Becky S. | October 17, 2012 5:33 PM

Just what my granddaughter needs!

Posted by: Becky S. the 2nd | October 17, 2012 6:02 PM

These look awesome! My son would love them .:D

Posted by: Alyssa | October 17, 2012 8:17 PM

I was just looking at puzzles in our small town department store yesterday and they had nothing near as beautiful as these puzzles. Would love to win one for my littles -- they adore doing puzzles during our long Alaskan winters (which has already arrived).

Posted by: Lynn in AK | October 17, 2012 9:26 PM

Count me in.

Posted by: Danielle | October 17, 2012 10:53 PM

Wow! Glad to find out about this company!! Very nice.

Posted by: Amy | October 18, 2012 2:00 AM

Thanks for the giveaway! These look great!

Posted by: Laurie | October 18, 2012 6:21 AM

Sounds great for Christmas!

Posted by: Jessi | October 18, 2012 9:25 AM

Looks like some great Christmas possibilities!

Posted by: Elissa | October 18, 2012 9:58 AM

We'd enjoy the coloring books and puzzles with my pre-K son; we'd love to win something! ;)

Posted by: Elena | October 18, 2012 10:31 AM

These sound great, Barbara. Thanks.

Posted by: Sue from Buffalo | October 18, 2012 11:33 AM

Oh, those look wonderful! And they would make great Christmas gifts for some of my kids.

Posted by: Debbie S | October 18, 2012 4:21 PM

Wow. This looks like a company to check out! You always find the neatest things!

Posted by: Karen | October 18, 2012 10:19 PM

All the products look great !! I'm 43 and I remember colorforms !! Thanks for the giveaways !

Posted by: dee | October 19, 2012 10:43 AM

My daughter would be in love. Please enter us into this drawing.

Posted by: Denise | October 19, 2012 1:36 PM

... adding this resource to my "list" ;).. thank you!

Posted by: Melanie | October 19, 2012 6:06 PM

Looks like a great site, I will check them out. :)

Posted by: Elizabeth | October 19, 2012 8:12 PM

ooooh, pick me! My almost 3 y/o is WAY into coloring right now, and I would love some high quality books for him :)

Posted by: Sarah :) | October 19, 2012 10:20 PM

My daughter loves puzzles. And I love coloring books. : )

Posted by: Julie at Elisharose | October 19, 2012 10:27 PM

Those look wonderful! My granddaughters would love them.

Posted by: Debbie | October 20, 2012 3:03 PM

What wonderful products they have! And they all seem to be of such great quality, too. I love the coloring books, especially the Tibetan Symbols and Designs book. And by the way...*I* remember (and loved!) Colorforms!! :)

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Posted by: Heather! | October 22, 2012 8:38 AM

I have been looking for things like this for CHristmas presents!!! I cant wait to go shopping on this website!!!

Posted by: Katie Nohl | October 22, 2012 11:54 AM

Please count me in!

Posted by: Eileen | October 23, 2012 2:01 PM

I used to love Colorforms! My son would enjoy these, I'm sure.

Posted by: JoanP | October 23, 2012 5:43 PM

Oh! my boys would love these!

Posted by: Jennie B | October 24, 2012 9:38 AM

I love the color forms. They remind me of my childhood!

Posted by: Dolisa Winkelman | October 24, 2012 10:27 AM

Those puzzles look so fun!!

Posted by: Angie W | October 24, 2012 10:40 AM

Isn't it true that sometimes the box can make all the difference whether a nice toy, game, etc. is thoroughly enjoyed over the long haul?! It sounds as if this company has it all... beautiful products in good packaging. And yes, a redo of the neat Colorforms concept is a winning idea!

Posted by: Jane B | October 24, 2012 4:21 PM

Isn't it true that sometimes the box can make all the difference whether a nice toy, game, etc. is thoroughly enjoyed over the long haul?! It sounds as if this company has it all... beautiful products in good packaging. And yes, a redo of the neat Colorforms concept is a winning idea!

Posted by: Jane B | October 24, 2012 4:21 PM

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