For a family of book lovers, it’s not surprising that 40% of our carton boxesin our recent move are filled with books and nothing but books. Daddy reads a ton of non-fiction titles, photography books and Christian literature (by Max Lucado, Gary Chapman, Philip Yancey). I indulge in fiction novels by my fav authors (Karen Kingsbury, Mitch Albom) and hoard pretty recipe books (by Donna Hay, Jamie Oliver). We also have a sizeable collection of parenting resources (by James Dobson, Tedd Tripp etc.) which have been enlightening and insightful. Dana? Her books include well-loved classics from Eric Carle, Julia Donaldson, Dr. Seuss, Oxford Reading Tree series, the Geronimo Stilton series and more.
Even though we love browsing in book stores, we usually end up buying them online simply because the prices are more competitive. Imagine my delight when I was introduced to The Groovy Giraffe, Singapore’s first official online remainder bookshop. Their books are brand new, overstock and overprint books. The Groovy Giraffe obtains these books directly from publishers (who are trying to clear their excess stock) at a discount and then pass on these savings to customers. At The Groovy Giraffe, the discounts can be as high as 80% off the retail price! This is good news for us customers as we’ll never need to pay full retail price for any books ever again!
|The Groovy Giraffe Website|
Navigating The Groovy Giraffe website is a breeze. The layout is clean and attractive, with headers classifying books for different members of the family: Babies, Children and Adults. Under each header, there is a drop down menu which further classifies books into relevant categories you might be looking for ( E.g. for Babies – Cloth Books, Board Books, Sound Books. For Children – Pop Up Books, Picture Books, Audio Books, Chapter Books etc.). There is also a comprehensive ‘Gift Ideas’ tab which is very useful for special occasions like Birthdays and Christmas.
I ordered these two items from The Groovy Giraffe to occupy Dana for the school holidays. The check out process was fuss-free, I selected ‘Internet Giro Transfer’ as my mode of payment (you can also use Visa or Paypal) and the books were delivered to our doorstep just 2 days later!
1. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Pop Up Book
|Introducing her to the world of Roald Dahl|
|What a delightful Pop-Up Book!|
|A Roald Dahl Classic which I grew up reading!|
2. The Berenstain Bears Bunch (8 books in a bag!)
|Great Value Pack from The Berenstain Bears!|
|Always happy to be surrounded by books…|
|An excellent series which promotes good character values and desirable habits!|
Dana enjoyed these books tremendously and I can see us becoming regular customers of The Groovy Giraffe with its low pricing, efficient customer service and fast delivery. If you’re a Hunger Games Fan like me, don’t miss this bundle sale:
|The Hunger Games Trilogy Set|
SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR PRINCESS DANA DIARIES READERS!
As parents of a kindergartener, we love receiving books as gifts much more than toys! (I’m sure this applies to other families too). Save yourself the hassle of thronging the malls, do your Christmas shopping at The Groovy Giraffe! Simply use the code PDD5OFF at checkout and enjoy an additional 5% off ALL PURCHASES (except those in the Bargain section)!
Shipping within Singapore is FREE for orders above SGD60 or a flat fee of SGD5 applies. Happy shopping!
Bryan Choo: says
The Groovy Giraffe has a groovy name and it looks like they carry many groovy books too!
Those pop-art books look fun and the free delivery and discount is a nice incentive.
KennPaula Nicolas says
Let’s bring back our love for books! Thanks to The Groovy Giraffe Online Bookstore and thanks for sharing too, Dana’s mom! I’m sure a lot of booklovers will benefit from this post 🙂
Adora Tan says
Hey we love love love the Berenestain Bears books too! Been hearing a lot about this Groovy Giraffe. May just give it a try for Christmas! Thank you for sharing 🙂
PS as always, wonderful pictures, David!
Johor Kaki says
Thanks for the intro to Groovy Giraffe. When I need to buy books for children, I know where to go now. Shall also be recommending Groovy Giraffe to parents with young children. I am sure they will appreciate it.
i actually had a dream about giving birth to a baby daughter last night, i guess i was because i was talking to my friends about having kids soon, but im not even married yet!
Cant wait to read to my kids in future haha, the Roald Dahl collections! <3
I might just pop by Giraffe for some Christmas gifts for my own kids or even friends’ 🙂
Mother of Xander says
This is a really good idea for a lazy bum like me this Christmas! Got delivery some more!
I need that pop-up book NAO. Groovy giraffe hasn’t been good for my pocket! Hee. But I really love getting books at a discount!
Those pop-up books are AWESOME. And the prices are even more AWESOME.