Win an Alpha Doodles Pack by Blue Apple Books

The Alpha Doodles Pocket Pack is super cute. It fits into you bag for when you are out and about with the kids and it provides instant entertainment.

The pack contains 26 activity cards that teach your child step by step how to drawn an animal form every letter of the alphabet. It opens up from a pocket sized pack to revel 3 pockets one containing paper and the other to house the activity cards. It retails at £7.19

Created by Deborah Zemke and published by Blue Apple Books. My kids were sent a pack to review and they  love this and it has occupied them for hours! I just keep it in my handbag.

It’s need and will totally occupy you child when they get restless perfect for in a restaurant on a bus, doctors surgery etc.

How to win

To win a little pack just tell me your child’s favourite animal and let me know in comments below

For an optional second entry follow me on twitter @familybudgeting and let me know in  a separate comment below that you have

Competition ends 6pm February 6th 2013


Over 18’s UK residents only to enter pls. 1 entry per person. Winner picked at random. Family budggeting’s decision is final.


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  1. ashleigh says:

    My son loves tigers!

  2. ashleigh says:

    i follow on twitter already as @ashlallan

  3. stacey crosbie says:

    folowing on twitter @pinkplayboy86 also shared on facebook

  4. Following on twitter @bishky – My youngest daughter loves Dogs (not sure why as no one we know has one!) and my eldest daughter loves penguins, ever since she learnt about them at school!

  5. laura banks says:

    my son wants a goat

  6. John Taggart says:

    Crocodile’s are my son’s favourite at the moment

  7. Andy Caldwell says:


  8. Andy Caldwell says:

    i am following

  9. Just asked middle man and he says a cow.
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  10. Follow on twitter as astrongcoffee1
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  11. sarah smith says:

    my little boys favourite atm is his pet goldfish’s billy and baby

  12. Michelle Gibson says:

    My son is potty about penguins! I think we have more toy and ornament penguins than Colchester zoo!

  13. Caroline says:

    My daughter loves Giraffes!

  14. iain maciver says:


  15. KIERAN WALSH says:

    Lily love the Elephants, at Colchester or London Zoo.

  16. KIERAN WALSH says:

    following on Twitter, as @oldwalshy

  17. amanda davis says:

    my sons fav are dinosaurs

  18. Dominique Bailey says:

    Jaiden loves Penguins! :)

  19. Helen Moulden says:

    Cats! By far!

  20. Helen Moulden says:

    Following on Twitter: @paddington_ozzi

  21. Jo welsh says:

    My youngest loves ducks my oldest loves butterflies.

  22. sarah rees says:

    my daughter loves bunnies. for my son it is penguins :)

  23. ann carline says:

    Maisie loves Dogs

  24. Janet Coverdale says:

    My little boy loves watching the birds feeding out of the room window

  25. Both my children love BUNNIES!!!

    Lovely giveaway.


  26. Rebecca Phillips says:

    husky dogs

  27. kim neville says:

    My son loves lions

  28. kim neville says:

    Have followed on twitter @kimneville2

  29. Tracy Nixon says:

    My youngest daughter loves Giraffes! My older daughter and youngest son both love dogs! My eldest son loves monkeys!

  30. Laura Harris says:

    Lions and tigers and bears….oh my! (Said Dorothy)

  31. Andrea MacLeod says:

    My daughter loves Tigers!

  32. Cheryl Lovell says:

    My son loves tigers…so much that I have had to adopt one and pay monthly! Lol

  33. Sarah Smith says:

    My daughter is two and she LOVES elephants.
    She has two stuffed elephants on her bed, a mural on her wall and she loves dumbo


  34. Michelle Best says:

    My little boy loves dogs – constantly begging me for one – maybe one day!

  35. paula gwynne says:

    My children love the Tigers

  36. laura stewart says:

    my daughter would love a dog

  37. anthony harrington says:

    elephants. elephants and even more elephants!

  38. jane colwill says:

    As much as my daughter loves our dogs her heasrt really lies with horses.

  39. JO JONES says:

    Amelia loves her St. Bernard dog best (at the moment!)

  40. My son says he loves cows. He saw one born last year, so he tells me they are mammals for that, and other reasons!

  41. Oli loves cats. ‘cat’ was actually her first word; even said it before ‘Mummy’ or ‘Daddy’

  42. Gary Topley says:

    My daughters favourite animals are dolphins.

  43. christine burton says:

    monkeys but so do i

  44. Heidi Lee says:

    My daughter loves dogs, we have a beautiful large white husky german shepherd cross and they are best friends

  45. Paul Green says:

    has to be the hippos

  46. Kate O'Neill says:

    We’re all about the badgers in our household!

  47. Kate O'Neill says:

    Also following on twitter as @dangerbadgeina

  48. Karen Barrett says:

    Her Bunnies, Bubbles and Buttons

  49. Samantha says:

    following on twitter

  50. peggy rossiter says:


  51. Anything cute and furry, big cats and polar bears excepted

  52. abigail edkins says:

    My kids love dogs as weve always had one since they were born. Their favourite being our lab ruby : )

  53. abigail edkins says:

    following on twitter @abigailedkins

  54. love the Elephants

  55. following on twitter as @happytobehere4

  56. karen humes says:

    my four year old carries either a polar bear or a tiger around all the time!! (soft toy ones of course!!!)
    my 6 year old likes monkeys- takes after her mummy!!

  57. Claire D says:


  58. my daughter loves dogs and still sleeps with the cuddly dog she had when she was born

  59. justine meyer says:

    It has to be ourlittle pussy cat whom she is totally in love with.

  60. justine meyer says:

    following on twitter – @bellybuttongirl

  61. Jennifer Toal says:


  62. Sophie Wyles says:

    My daughters favourite animal is an Alpaca!

  63. Sophie Wyles says:

    Following, and enjoying on Twitter x

  64. shane weir says:

    my man loves penguins

  65. Pig like Peppa Pig

  66. I already follow on Twitter @anna8301

  67. Cheryll Hastie says:

    My girls are obsessed with cats – they’ve even chosen a name if we ever get one: Rosie Lyn :)

  68. Cheryll Hastie says:

    Following on Twitter :) @pipersky1

  69. Rabbits, rabbits, rabbits in my house

  70. andrea tinkler says:

    hes still mad about dinosaurs. Loves all animals…but TREX is real to him xxx

  71. Lynsey Buchanan says:

    My daughter loves dogs. We can’t walk past one in the street without her asking the owner if she can clap it.

  72. My son’s favourite animals are sharks at the moment

  73. Val swift says:

    My daughter loves elephants

  74. Kelly Stimson says:

    My daughter loves meerkats – she is apparently going to have 27 in the garden when she is a grown up!

  75. michele omalley says:

    My granddaughter loves dinosaurs especially T- Rex

  76. michele omalley says:

    following on twitter @michelegreen4

  77. Rachael Mackenzie says:

    My twins love to be dragons

  78. karen humes says:

    I have twittered also! humesy8

  79. Ian Price says:

    Both my kids are crazy about dogs

  80. Joanne McGonagle says:

    My daughter’s favourite is a cat. We have a cat and she is always trying to play with him and pick him up, thankfully the cats is very good natured.

  81. Joanne McGonagle says:

    Following on Twitter as @the_little_jojo

  82. Nicola Biven says:

    My daughter loves owls, she is fascinated by them !

  83. Nikki Stewart says:

    meerkat :)

  84. deborah godbolt says:

    following on twitter @rainbowgoddess2

  85. Georgina Seabrook says:

    My Little One loves dogs, the cuter the better!

  86. Georgia McAllister says:

    My daughter loves rabbits.

  87. claire griffiths says:

    my sons all love cats :)

  88. claire griffiths says:

    following on twitter @gothlass88

  89. Debora Hercock says:

    My little girl loves cats.

  90. Debora Hercock says:

    following on twitter @pinkpuffin82

  91. Spencer Broadley says:

    My 2 sons have different tastes – one likes dogs, the other tigers (Mine are cheetahs!!)

  92. Rich Sollick says:

    My eldest likes dinosaurs, my youngest loves giraffes, or monkeys, or hippos or bears or penguins, he couldn’t choose!

  93. Rich Sollick says:

    Following you on Twitter as @RSollick

  94. julie baxter says:

    my daughter just loves cats. shes forever making miaowing noises and she loves the hello kitty stuff :)

  95. Ian Yates says:

    Cats all the way.

  96. Ian Yates says:

    Following on Twitter @deaddogsmoking

  97. Fiona Matters says:


  98. Julie Picton says:

    My little one loves Lions

  99. Peter Hopkins says:

    My 2 year old little girl loves Monkeys. Especially Curious George.

  100. my daughter favourite animal is a Koala – she loves them

  101. I am also following on twitter as @rennie1811

  102. Dolphins

  103. kim mayhead says:

    My daughter’s favourite animal is a leopard.

  104. kim mayhead says:

    I follow on twitter @kimmy2849

  105. my sons fav animal is the new kitten we just got 😀

  106. Michelle Donnelly says:


  107. Amy Ripley says:

    My daughter loves Cats!

  108. Laura Pritchard says:

    My son loves cats as we have two…everytime we walk through the village it’s like going on safari for him spotting cats!

  109. katie coup says:

    my son is horse mad at the moment

  110. katie coup says:

    also following on twitter

  111. My daughter loves zebra’s

  112. Sheila M says:


  113. Alison Joyce says:

    My daughter loves rabbits

  114. ELAINE GREENALL says:

    My 18 month old loves our Tortoise. We have lizards as well, but his first word was tortoise and they have slept in the same room for the past 6 months, having to say goodnight and good morning to him, long before the poor tortoise is ready!!

  115. My little boy is 2 an just loves lions! He runs about roaring and making claws with his hands, its so cute.

  116. the fave animals are panda for my youngest, cat for my middle boy and fish for my oldest

  117. just followed u on twitter @ummziyad

  118. Isobel Gibbons says:

    My son loves black panthers since he saw one at the zoo

  119. Jen Schofield says:

    An elephant!

  120. Deborah willis says:

    hopes favorite animal is a wombat

  121. My grand daughter loves cats

  122. Miss Tracy Hanson says:

    Quite a hard decision, because she’s animal mad. Luckily our curly-coated retriever doesn’t mind all the attention. So on that basis I would have to say “dog”, although tigers (Mum’s got some pics/ornaments) and horses (I have one) come a close second.

  123. Hollie Adlam says:

    My little boys favorite animal is crocodiles. Every since he was tiny, when ever we played row, row, row your boat, he always laughed so much at the crocodile part :)

  124. Hollie Adlam says:

    Following you on Twitter..


  125. jennifer thorpe says:

    my daughters favourite animal is a cat

  126. Barrie Phillips says:


  127. Clare Moloney says:

    My daughter loves Horseys

  128. My child’s favourite animal is a giraffe

  129. I’m now following you on twitter

  130. Liz Griffin says:


  131. Liz Griffin says:

    following on Twitter as @harlequinbadger

  132. elephants

  133. My daughter loves kittens and my son loves tigers

  134. Following on twitter @alaw11

  135. hannah oneill says:


  136. Hazel Christopher says:

    My little boy loves pigs at the moment and is always wanting to watch videos of pigs on youtube :)

  137. Jill Osborne says:

    Dogs, especially labradors

  138. Kim Styles says:

    My daughter is fanatical about dogs in all shapes and sizes!! She has one of her own which she /we walk twice a day! and she always feeds it herself.Lizzie is a rescue dog chosen by my daughter!

  139. my son would love a cat

  140. Nicola Holland says:

    My young son love crocodiles :)

  141. Lorna Allan says:

    My daughter Maisy wants to be a giraffe when she grows up!!

  142. Rebecca Nisbet says:

    My daughter loves cows

  143. I just asked Lara her favourite animal and she said Peppa Pig, not sure that counts though!
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  144. I don’t have any children but would love to win this prize to donate to charity.

  145. Sarah Eaglesfield says:

    An elephant!

  146. NATALIE BRADLEY says:

    My 6 year old son really loves Ligers (half tiger half lion) he loves how not many people know what they are.

  147. My daughter is obsessed with the very hungry caterpillar at the mo!

  148. shelagh milne says:

    Oliver my grandson is crazy about horses.

  149. Catherine Miller says:

    Mine love squirrels!

  150. Liz ferguson says:

    My daughter’s favourite animal is Rusty. Rusty is a two year Heinz Mongrel dog! They are inseprable … Definitely a girls best friend!

  151. Clare White says:

    My son and all of us love dogs, especially our little Dougie :)

  152. J. Gallant says:

    The response I got was monkeys

  153. Kelly Roberts says:

    My son loves dogs

  154. marie watling says:

    @mariexxxxx my son loves Dogs ty x

  155. jen louise jackson says:

    My son loves Pigs

  156. Silvia Billa says:


  157. Katherine Coldicott says:


  158. bunnys! :o)

  159. Jennifer says:

    That would be Gorillas especially as he now says ‘look there’s Daddy’ as I called his dad a Grumpy Gorilla once. It’s stuck and I’m in trouble!!

  160. Antonia Rookley says:

    My daughter loves dogs – especially our little Westie!

  161. Antonia Rookley says:

    Followed on Twitter

  162. holly mercer says:

    My little boy loves penguins and when anyone asks him what he wants to be when he grows up, he always says ‘I want to be a singing penguin’

  163. olivia kirby says:

    Hmm, this changes a lot!! My littlest (just turned 2) cannot speak yet but seems to love the goats at the farm park, he also torments our poor putty cats! Melody, 3, loves every animal, I think she particularly likes monkeys. Conor, the eldest, loves tigers and lions.

  164. olivia kirby says:

    Following already on Twitter as @olivia280177

  165. Stuart Dunlop says:


  166. Kerry Kilmister says:

    My little girl Amber loves monkeys -they are as cheeky as her!

  167. Isabelle Smith says:


  168. Hamsters
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  169. Leigh Larkin says:

    My little girl loves cats and ducks.

  170. hayley williams says:

    my little boy loves dogs and rabbits

  171. Jackie ONeill says:

    Giraffes are big in my house!

  172. rachel humphries says:

    At the moment my son is into tigers.

  173. rachel humphries says:

    I follow on twitter as @qfmd

  174. my grand daughter loves her cat

  175. Brian McDaid says:

    One of my daughters loves Elephants and the one love Cats !

  176. Brian McDaid says:

    @Comperbry follows you on twitter.


  177. kim plant says:

    a pig like peppa :)

  178. Charlene Evans says:

    My first daughter loves Hamsters (she is currently wanting one as a pet)
    My second loves Rhinos (thankfully she doesn’t want one as a pet :) )

  179. kim plant says:

    following @familybudgeting @xxme2uxx

  180. Charlene Evans says:

    I am also following you on Twitter

  181. Lucy carter says:

    My son loves sharks and penguins :-)

  182. Emily Jane Ann Nelson says:

    My Son’s favourite animal is a Dinosaur!!

    Although he does love our dog lots too! :)

  183. Diana Semionova says:

    My little girl loves Caterpillars :}

  184. Diana Semionova says:

    Following on Twitter :)


  185. ruth davies says:

    My Daughter loves Horses and Pigs

  186. irene gilmour says:

    my daughter loves zebras and son monkeys

  187. irene gilmour says:

    following on Twitter @irenegilmour

  188. Peter Gilby says:

    Tiger she loves them although she does think Sulley from Monsters Inc is an animal so technically that is her Favorite.

  189. Nancy Townsend says:


  190. Phyllis Ellett says:

    Dinosaurs don’t count, so our Grace loves dogs

  191. Phyllis Ellett says:

    Following on twitter with @phyllgerry

  192. jane steels says:

    My granddaughter loves giraffes , ever since her visit to the zoo.

  193. Helen Greatorex says:

    I have just asked my DD and she has said a Tyrannosaurus Rex?!?

  194. Laura Finch says:

    My 4 year old son says monkey xx

  195. Sarah Cooper says:

    My son loves monkeys

  196. Sarah Cooper says:

    Following on Twitter @SarahJLCooper

  197. Maria Jane Knight says:

    My little boys loves Meerkats

  198. Maria Jane Knight says:

    Following on Twitter as @mariajkknight

  199. tracey gibbons says:

    my sons favoutie animal is a meerkat

  200. tracey gibbons says:

    follow on twitter @tracey0810

  201. clare leahy says:

    my daughter is cat crazy :)

  202. Sharon Yearl-Wallace says:

    My son’s favourite creature is a bee as from he was 3 weeks old I have read him the Crunching Munching Caterpillar book. He is now 9months old and just loves it when I make the buzzzzy bee sounds!!

  203. sue willshee says:

    Daisy waivers between lions (when she’s been watching Raa Raa) and Pigs (when she’s been watching Peppa Pig)

  204. sue willshee says:

    following on twitter as @piperanddaisy

  205. Gemma Clark says:

    my daughter loves tigers, she has a very large collection of stuffed tiger toys and figures in her bedroom

  206. Janine Atkin says:

    my son loves cows!

  207. Janine Atkin says:

    im following on twitter

  208. Sarah Redfern says:

    Giraffes x

  209. My daughter loves pigs because they are pink!

  210. My daughter’s fave animal has always been the giraffe

  211. I am now following you

  212. Claire Lacey says:

    My son’s favourite animal is a zebra

  213. Emmy Fisher says:


  214. Rachel B says:


  215. Rachel B says:

    following you on twitter @LadyChelington

  216. Paula Phillips says:


  217. Mickie Bull says:


  218. Mickie Bull says:

    Following on twitter – @MorningPostie

  219. Lindsey Dudgeon says:

    My son loves many animals, but loves monkeys

  220. Wendy Tolhurst says:

    My daughter loves all animals and we have several pets at home but she absolutely loves Zebras

  221. Wendy Tolhurst says:

    Following on Twitter @tonkatol

  222. sj wesley says:


  223. giraffes

  224. rachael marsden says:

    My son loves Giraffes, hes mesmorised by their height I think x

  225. Claire Nelson says:

    My son loves ducks

  226. Claire Nelson says:

    I follow you as @auroradreaming

  227. antonia j richardson says:


  228. Gary Martindale says:

    My sons favourite animal is a Lion

  229. Gary Martindale says:

    Following on twitter @Cunniedge

  230. Annemieke Troost says:

    my daughter loves horses

  231. Jo Kelly says:

    My son loves all animals, I don’t actually think he has a favourite – possibly Monkeys!
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  232. Jo Kelly says:

    Also following on Twitter :)

    @MrsD_Winchester xx
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  233. jessica dorman says:

    My little girl loves monkeys, she has monkey toys, t-shirts, monkeys on her bedroom wall

  234. Sarah Parker says:

    my little boys loves monkeys :)

  235. Susan Hoggett says:


  236. jo glasspool says:

    Both of my kids love ladybirds! and they love it in the summer when they can catch them. 😉

  237. jo glasspool says:

    following on twitter @wkdjojo x

  238. jayne underwood says:

    my daughter loves dogs x

  239. Nancy Bradford says:

    My daughter loves her little toy spider but I think dogs are her favourite animals.

  240. kirsty semple says:

    my son likes any mini beasts lol.

  241. Deborah Bird says:

    Dogs! x

  242. Deborah Bird says:

    Following @familybudgeting !

  243. Andy Wilmore says:

    My little boy loves Elephants

  244. My little Skye loves cats x x

  245. yvette ross says:

    Both my kids love cats.

  246. yvette ross says:

    Following on twitter as @vetty1ross

  247. Emma Ellison says:

    My daughter loves goats. My son chickens.

  248. Emma Ellison says:

    Follow on twitter @BusybeeEmma

  249. Jessica L says:

    My son likes Lions best – because he loves to ROAR!

  250. Lindsey philpot says:

    My son’s favourite animal is a tiger. He loves roaring lol xx

  251. Lindsey philpot says:

    Followed in twitter as Lindsey99287

  252. Catherine cameron says:

    Both my son and daughter love kittens and are obsessed with our cat joey :)

  253. Kirsty Woods says:

    Just asked my 3 year old daughter and she said pink dinosaur

  254. Sally Poole says:


  255. Becci Cleary says:

    My 3 year old, Hallie-Anne loves monkeys because she thinks that they are all like Curious George :)

  256. Becci Cleary says:

    Following on Twitter as @beccicleary87

  257. Samantha Ripley says:

    my 6 year old is a dog lover, my 12 month old is quite frightened of most animals

  258. Samantha Ripley says:

    following on twitter @lillyfer85

  259. I have two young sons, the eldest loves lions and the youngest loves hippos! Great prize :)

  260. Kate Sabin-Burns says:

    My boys both love cats, just like mummy. Following on twitter too, @KateDSB

  261. Tracy Alder-Ashwin says:

    My 2 year old says frogs are her favourite animal!

  262. lucinda duxbury says:

    do dinosaurs count as animals??? lol my daughter loves dinosaurs, otherwose her favourite animal would be a rabbit

  263. Keri Peters says:

    My youngest adores Pandas! She must have (and probably owns) Panda versions of everything. We adopted a Panda for her 10th birthday!

  264. siobhan marie says:

    pandas xx

  265. My son loves giraffes.

  266. Follow on twitter as @happyhomebird

  267. Adrian Clarke says:

    Loves Ardvarks

  268. Tara Davies says:

    My 3 children love our Westie Charlie P :)

  269. Tara Davies says:

    Following on twitter Taradavies1Tara xx

  270. Nicola Daffern says:

    Monkeys are my daughter’s favourite – think she is one herself lol !

  271. Nicola Daffern says:

    Following you on Twitter as @FunkierMunkier

  272. Pigs for some reason!

  273. Helen Smith says:

    A dog- get asked for one evry day!

  274. Ann Willers says:

    At the moment it is a tie between elephants and oink oink pigs

  275. Nicola Atkins says:

    My little girls both love ponies! @nicolaatkins6

  276. Matt Brasier says:


  277. Suzy Clarke says:

    Got to be Baa Baa’s (sheep)

  278. My son loves dogs

  279. lisa bishop says:

    he loves cats

  280. Sarah Price says:

    At the moment my son is mainly into sharks!

  281. claire little says:

    my oldest loves monkeys and my middle child likes dogs the little one is too young to have a favourite but the way she crawls after our dog she does like them

  282. claire little says:

    followed @clairelittle9

  283. My little girl loves squirrels!!

  284. DAWN TOTTON says:

    Definitely cats

  285. Becky Downey says:


  286. Becky Downey says:

    tweeted @beckydowney

  287. Claire P says:


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