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Review of Allerhand Cool Kids Mini Messenger Bag from Oompa

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Remember the last time we had nice words for the online treasure Oompa? Oompa's done it again with a killer selection of backpacks for the new school year, and we got to try an especially adorable one!

The Allerhand Cool Kids Mini Messenger Bag is everything you'd come to expect from a messenger bag (but did we mention it was child-sized?) Striking bold colors, tough construction, a bonus carrier for a water bottle, and a spare pack for art gear - this bag screamed at my Kindergartner to try it on. And he did, with grins and giggles. "It's like a grown-up bag, and I can put crayons in it!"

Once he got over just how important he was with it slung over his tiny shoulders, he took it everywhere. With an easy-close flap and velcro fasteners, this bag was ready to go to school, church, or a journey into the back yard. And when it gets a little dingy, it washes up easily!

Just one of dozens of too cute and way trendy bags at Oompa, this little delight is made with kids in mind.

Want to get your hands on one? Just visit Oompa's full line of Back to School items, and comment here with your favorite item. You have until Friday, August 29th at 11 pm CST to leave your comment. We'll then pick one lucky winner to receive their very own Allerhand Cool Kids Mini Messenger Bag (ARV $29.99). Contest subject to full site rules. (Please be sure to include a way to reach you if you win. Your info will ONLY be used to contact you for prize verification.)

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169 comments

  1. I love the Corsario Soft Pencil Case from Haba. What boy wouldn't like to stick his pencils in a cannon? I think I'm going to have to get this for my son's desk.

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  2. i like Transportation Lunch Box from Crocodile Creek

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  3. corsario soft pencil case from haba

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  4. I like the Baltic Classic Rocking Horse. My Kids would have a blast with it.

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  5. angelina115@hotmail.com

    Soccer play stool from Haba

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  6. Land of Flowers Memo Tin is my fave.

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  7. My favorite thing is the Sunflower Pocket Lunch Box from Crocodile Creek. I really think it is cute.

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  8. my little girl would love the crazy daisy lunch tote by room it up!

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  9. I like the Space Frame Sculpture Kit from Offi. It's pretty neat.
    Would love to win the messenger Bag for my grandson.

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  10. Kid's Pack Lunch Bag, Silver/Green from Fleurville
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

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  11. Pirate Backpack from Pooki and Co is really adorable as well as the ones for preschoolers..

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  12. We like the Sunflower pencil case and the art caddy is fabulous!
    doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
    Elizabeth

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  13. I like the Land of Flowers notebook...very cute.

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  14. I like the Dump Truck Pocket Lunch Box from Crocodile Creek

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  15. Elf Halma from Haba

    nora
    neneelynn@yahoo.com

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  16. I really like the space shuttle pencil case, they have great products that will make really good christmas presents for our nephews!

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  17. I like the Corsario Desk Raft from Haba .

    lilacbutterfly [at] earthlink.net

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  18. I loved the Norby Norway Luggage from Sigikid. It would be great for my kids.


    Ellen
    eering99@hotmail.com

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  19. I love the lil pink notebook:

    http://www.oompa.com/baby-toys/item/HA1560/Haba-Blumenwagen-Mini-Notebook.html?oompaItem=Haba_Blumenwagen%20Mini%20Notebook

    :) thanks for the contest.

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  20. My daughter would flip for the Land of Flowers notebook

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  21. crazy daisy lunch tote is definitely the one for my little princess lily

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  22. The crazy daisy lunch tote would be handy for going back to school!
    cjnedrow@gmail.com

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  23. I really like the Art Escape Pod Bag by Fleurville...Great concept

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  24. I would love to have one of their art cases. Thanks!

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  25. In addition to the messenger bag, I also like the Terra Kids Soft Pencil Case from Haba and the Gouache Pastel Paints from Djeco.
    -Terra
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  26. I love the Charlie Chick Wall Clock. Very cute and original

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  27. Ok what I loved and what my ds loved are different. He walked in as I was looking and went "OOOooo I like we buy I need that" refering first to the Corsario Soft Pencil Case from Haba and then to the Shuttle one... Ds is all about pirates right now... wiicked13 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  28. The Pink Cat Backpack from Blabla is adorable!

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  29. The Large Shape Sorter from Haba is my favorite. And the messenger bag is way cool!

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  30. the crazy daisy lunch tote

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  31. I like the pirate back pack from Pookie & Co. They love pirates!

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  32. I love the Corsario Soft Pencil Case from Haba. It is great.

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  33. I like the Sunflower pencil case the most.

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  34. the sunflower pocketb lunch box is real cute poppafarmer@hotmail.com

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  35. They have some great items. I really liked the Butterfly Crayon Caddy from Tatutina. Thank you so much!

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  36. I love all the back packs, esp the butterfly and the lady bug, too cute!

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  37. Mini-Drawer Doodle Desk - Orange from Offi is awesome, I'd love to buy this to put in my sons room!!

    Kristilb19@yahoo.com

    Great contest! They have awesome stuff!

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  38. I *love* the Mini Messenger Bags (SO CUTE!), and the Eco-Friendly Escape Pod Art Bags.

    mommymatters at gmail dot

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  39. HI, I adore the "Nautical Mini Ergo
    Backpack" by Allerhand. Please enter me in your delightful drawing. Many thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  40. my favorite is the blue silly soft seat.

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  41. I like the Flowers Lunch Box from Crocodile Creek ;)

    ladyblue1112000[at]yahoo.com

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  42. I like the Monkey Backpack. My daughter would go nuts for it. Thanks for the great contest!

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  43. I love the crazy daisy lunch tote! So cute.

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  44. LOVE the Wooden ABC BLocks...thanks for great contest
    fenway07@msn.com

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  45. Florentine Lunch Box from Sigikid

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  46. The Frog Backpack from Blabla is too cute!
    khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  47. I love the Little Kid Backpacks by Dante Beatrix. One is just cuter than the next. My favs are the lion, polar bear, and shark. (I also really love the Allerand Cool Kids Mini-Messenger bag you are giving away.)

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  48. I love the Rembrandt Aquarell pencil set of 12 from Lyra - it looks so professional! Thanks for the chance! afdr3d@umkc.edu

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  49. I really liked the pirate backpack and thr transportation lunch bos. The art cases were neat too.

    Thanks

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  50. I love the Mini-Drawer Doodle Desk in orange.

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  51. The Barnyard 123 Lunchbox is my favorite! Thanks!

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  52. I've had my eye on the fleurville kids lunch pack!

    denise.fahl@gmail.com

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  53. What fun stuff! I love the Frog Backpack from Blabla for my little preschooler!

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  54. I think the Shuttle Pencil Case from Haba is super cute!!

    ignoramoose (at) gmail (dot) com

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  55. I'd have to say that the Cosario Soft Pencil Case from Haba is darn cute! I want one!!

    Thanks for this super great giveaway!!

    seeryusfam@msn.com

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  56. My favorite is the Little Kid Backpack: Shark from Dante Beatrix. Perfect for my little preschooler who's into sharks!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    treflea4@gmail.com

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  57. Froebel rings from Haba are very cool. I love all of the Haba toys we have and these would be great for my preschooler.
    chefskate@aol.com

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  58. I love the Meadow Memory Game from Chelona. Thanks!

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  59. I like the Peeby Colored Pencils from Inoxcrom - even the packing is wonderful.

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  60. My favorite item is easily the Mini-Drawer Doodle Desk in Orange. Maybe having one of these would encourage my daughter to sit still long enough to finish coloring a whole picture :) Email: jennae at greenyourdecor dot com

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  61. I love the matching animals game by Plan Toys. There toys are the best, and that one is adorable!

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  62. Bear Gang Drawing Tin from Haba is my favorite

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  63. I really like the Felt Pastel Markers set of 10 from Djeco. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  64. I would buy the Tatiri pencil case for my daughter so she would have a special place to keep all her new pens and pencils on her desk!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!
    foxsquirrelrabbit(at)gmail(dot)com

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  65. The Meadow Memory game is my choice

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  66. My favorite is the Kid's Messenger Bag with Lunch Bag, Pink w/ Pink Ogo from Fleurville. I want one for me!
    katiekarr at gmail dot com

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  67. I love the mini-drawer doodle desk !!

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  68. I love the Little Horse Stationery Case from Haba- so cute!

    oreo89 [at] gmail [dot] com

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  69. I love the Shark backpack by Dante Beatrix.

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  70. The Travel Toys Tree House from Latitude Enfant is great!

    hetz-junk(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  71. I like the Land of Flowers Soft Pencil Case from Haba and the Art Smock Red Cherry Kit from Zookies

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  72. The Butterfly Crayon Caddy from Tatutina is beautiful. I'd love to have that for holding art supplies for the girls.

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  73. Sunflower Pocket Lunch Box, thank you. Love your site. Icetwofire[at]aol[dot]com

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  74. I love the Escalier Couleurs from Haba. It's one of my favorite brands, and I love wooden toys.

    the_other_alice_(at)yahoo.com

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  75. I like the Junior Colored Pencils, Set of 12 from Caran D'Ache. Great store, thanks! laurachilton {at} hotmail {dot} com

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  76. The Brown Dog Backpack from Blabla is cute. It will hold my nephew's road toys.

    applez_55@yahoo.com

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  77. The Butterfly Crayon Caddy is a great idea to keep them organized

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  78. I love the mini drawer doodle desk! So adorable.

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  79. I like Transportation Lunch Box from Crocodile Creek! Thank you so much for the chance to win such a great prize!
    cadewill14[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  80. Agatha Cosima Markers from Inoxcrom would be useful around here

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  81. The Frog Backpack from Blabla is just adorable. Thanks,

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  82. I like the rocking horse. Neat.

    meza-angel@sbcglobal.net

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  83. The Lyra pencils are lovely...


    baburdette @ cox . net

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  84. I like the Monkey Jumbo Alarm Clock from Streamline!
    anastacer at verizon dot net

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  85. Oh I am loving the aquarium backpack!

    ajcmeyer AT go DOT com

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  86. I love the Terra Kids Soft Pencil Case from Haba

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  87. I love the Corsario Soft Pencil Case from Haba. It cracks me up.

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  88. it's not exactly back to school, but i love the Amelie Bag from Haba. it matches everything in cupcake's wardrobe, and it's more "appropriate" than carrying her lunchbox around like a handbag.

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  89. My favorite is the Sunflower Backpack from Crocodile Creek

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  90. There are so many fabulous items available at Oompa. I love the Dinosaur Backpack from Crocodile Creek. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    the_angel_forever at yahoo dot com

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  91. Thank you for having this! there are so many wonderful thiings to choose from but my son loved the Corsario Soft Pencil Case. Thank you!
    tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

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  92. love the pencil cases, messengar bags -- what a great way to outfit a child to school

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  93. Very cute things!

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  94. I like the monkey and polar bear backpacks for preschoolers.

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  95. The Kids Pack Lunch Bag from Fleurville would be perfect for my daughter. The Pink Ogo print is my favorite.
    beccachristensen at hotmail dot com

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  96. I like the Sunflower Pocket Lunch Box from Crocodile Creek, it is really cute. Much cuter than my old lunch box :(

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  97. I really like the Land of Flowers Soft Pencil Case from Haba

    purehrt555(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  98. My favorite is the Sunflower Backpack from Crocodile Creek.

    =) melanie
    http://melaniescrafts.etsy.com
    http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
    melanieadey at hotmail dot com

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  99. I love the crayon caddies...especially the butterfly one. thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

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  100. My niece would love the Little Kid Backpack: Polar Bear from Dante Beatrix! I do too! pposwaps(AT)gmail.com

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  101. I just love this site. For back to school items, I like the Shuttle Pencil Case from Haba for my grandsons and the Little Horse Pencil Case from Haba for my granddaughters

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  102. I like the nautical mini rucksack.

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  103. Bear Gang Drawing Tin from Haba. I want one for myself.

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  104. Everything at that site is SO cool! I love those easels. What budding artist wouldn't love to have their own easel?

    Thanks for having the giveaway!

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  105. I'm in love with the Baltese Classic Rocking Horse. Every child should grow up with a rocking horse!

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  106. This bag is so Adorable !!
    Our favorite back to school items at Oompa are the Pencil Cases. What great shapes and designs !! And so many to choose from.
    Thank you so much for offering this wonderful giveaway.
    I would LOVE to win !!

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  107. Call me chicken, but I like the Charlie Chick clock.

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  108. i like the Sunflower Pocket Lunch Box

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  109. I think the Sunflower Backpack from Allerhand - is very chic

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  110. My favorite item is the Little Kid Backpack: Shark from Dante Beatrix.

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  111. My daughter is asking for the sunflower lunch box AND pencil case. thanks.

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  112. The French kitchen is soooooo cute!

    andreamcd13[at]hotmail.com

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  113. I love the rocket ship pencil case.

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  114. I really like the lunch boxes!

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  115. I love everything in the "Early Learning" category :0) but I think my favorite -- because it would be my son's favorite -- is the Eco-Friendly Hybrid Cars Backpack from Mimi the Sardine. How cute is that!?

    Michelle N.
    michelle (dot) nebel (at) gmail (dot) com

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  116. I think the Corsario Soft pencil case from Haba is adorable!

    stormraven at gmail dot com

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  117. Surfin' Kids Easel in Fire Red is awesome. I don't know if its necessarily a back to school item though, so I also love the variety of Drawing Tins, cases and colored pencil sets. Oompa is a real treasure chest on the web. For back to school and year round.

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  118. Flowers Lunch Box from Crocodile Creek is one of my favorites

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  119. I like the Space Frame Sculpture Kit from Offi. Thanks
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

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  120. The little animal backpacks are so cute, like the one with the monkey on it. My 3 yr. old wants a backpack like the older kids!

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  121. Love the Jax Organic toy cubes and hampers. Useful, great looking, and natural!
    Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

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  122. I like the Flowers Lunch Box from Crocodile Creek!

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  123. I love the Shuttle Pencil Case. Very cute!
    mommyof3inva(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  124. My favorite back to school item is the Land of Flowers soft pencil case- pretty and practical!

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  125. I love Oompa... The beeswax crayons are my favorite. Thanks!

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  126. My favorite item for my children's back to school is the Kid's Pack Lunch Bag, Silver/Green from Fleurville. 2 of my 3 children will be starting school again in the Fall and I do pack their lunches for them everyday. This lunch bag is large enough to accommodate what I normally pack for them, and it is not overly childlike, which they like to think they are not (even though they are 7 and 9 years old)! I also really like to idea of the messenger bag that is part of this giveaway! It is something my son would really like to use.
    joannaonthelake@gmail.com

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  127. I love the Butterfly Crayon Caddy.

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  128. I love so many of the different kids backpacks, i love the dante beatrix ones, the shark is so cute. I like the pirate pack from pookie, and oh so many others are adorable

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  129. The Lunch Buddy Bag, Green with Pink Ogo from Fleurville is my favorite! Thanks for the giveaway!

    braaisjo at gmail dot com

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  130. I think the Land of Flowers Memo Tin is useful and cute!

    sparkofutterance@hotmail.com

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  131. I like the Michael Recycle book, and pretty much everything on this site!

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  132. I love all of their pencil cases especially the one shaped like a space shuttle, so much fun!

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  133. My favorite back to school item is the Lunch Buddy Bag, Green with Pink Ogo from Fleurville :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

    ols[dot]moonmaiden[at]gmail[dot]com

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  134. sunflower lunch box is lovely

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  135. New Dot Lap Desk

    luckydolls123[at]verizon[dot]net

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  136. The Surfin' Kids Easel in Fire Red or Leaf Green

    Robby
    rcc1982@rock.com

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  137. Transportation Lunch Box from Crocodile Creek.

    lokeelanee(at)netzero(dot)com

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  138. I just noticed the Jill Note Clip from Haba. That's cute!

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  139. My 4 yr. old is starting preschool and I know she would love to have the Mini-Drawer Doodle Desk in orange. Thank you!!

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  140. I love the Shuttle Pencil Case from Haba :)

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  141. I am totally loving the penguin backpack! Woo-hoo!

    penguinchick@comcast.net

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  142. How cute is the Corsario Soft Pencil Case from Haba!

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  143. I like the Little Horse Pencil Case from Haba for my daughter - she could use some organization.

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  144. I just love the Brown Dog Backpack from Blabla. Very cute! Thanks for the great giveaway! ecghick@yahoo.com

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  145. The penguin bookend is so cute!Great stuff there at Oompa!

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  146. I like the Large Shape Sorter from Haba.

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  147. Little Kid Backpack: Shark from Dante Beatrix is my fav!

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  148. I love the Little Kid Backpack: Monkey from Dante Beatrix and I know my daughter would be overjoyed to carry it around.

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    xpsundell(at)gmail(dot)com

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  149. Oh, this is an adorable set! My other favorite from their site is the Shuttle Pencil Case from Haba - it's a toy and a tool!

    littlebittypenguin at gmail dot com

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  150. i love the Eco-Friendly Escape Pod Art Bag in Pink Stripe from Fleurville

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  151. I like the nautical mini bag- adorable

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  152. I love the Shuttle Pencil Case from Haba.

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  153. Charlie Chick Wall Clock

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  154. I like the Eco-Friendly Hybrid Cars Lunch Bag from Mimi the Sardine

    jasonncaryn at yahoo dot com

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  155. The Cool Mini Rucksack from Allerhand is my favorite. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  156. I love the Brown Dog Backpack. I would keep it for me.

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  157. The Shuttle Pencil Case from Haba is so cool.

    Thanks!

    carissaad at aol dot com

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  158. Pull-a-long pack bags are good for all ages to prevent back strain. I used a pull-tote around the college campus.

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