Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Two Great Gift Books

Have you finished all of your Christmas shopping yet? If not, I have two fantastic gift books to tell you about, and we only have one copy left of each, so hurry on down! The first one I've told you about before, The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe, by Theodore Gray. As I mentioned the other day, we got a carton of the last eight of these available until after the holidays, and we're down to only one book.

The other book is Classic Toys of the National Toy Hall of Fame: A Celebration of the Greatest Toys of All Time, by Scott Eberle and Strong National Museum of Play. This book is about the toys that have been inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame at the Strong Museum of Play. Did you even know there was a Toy Hall of Fame? Or a Museum of Play? How cool is that???

This beautifully illustrated coffee-table book tells the story of the toys Americans have played with the most -- how they came to be, who invented them, how they were made, where they were sold, why we played with them, and what made them so popular. In this sweet book you'll find the story behind Candyland and Monopoly, Tinker Toys and Hula Hoops, Slinkys and Silly Putty, the Easy Bake Oven and the View-master, and, of course, Mr. Potato Head -- and more!
Each of these books is both gorgeous and fascinating, and either would make a wonderful gift. We're open until 9 pm tonight and until 5 pm on Christmas Eve, so some see us! If I get up early enough tomorrow, I might even bring in fresh-based chocolate chip cookies!!!

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