Mystery Vine, and also of Turtle Splash which is currently holding the "most read" position in our house. The boys ask for this book each day during story time and it is such a good read with beautiful illustrations that I am happy to oblige.
The story begins with "Ten timid turtles, lounging in a line. Startled by a bullfrog...then there are nine". From there you read through the remaining nine turtles, one by one, moving from their log after being disturbed by different wildlife (deer, butterfly etc...). Each page provides a clue in the illustrations about what will move the next turtle from his spot on the log and my guys never tire of trying to spot the clue. The turtles all meet again at the bottom of the pond to "settle for the night". This is a wonderful bedtime story and the words just have such a great flow....it is a really great "read aloud" book. The illustrations are fantastic and all the animals depicted are so life like. The final portion of the book contains fun facts about the wildlife included in the story as well as instructions for a leaf print craft.
As I mentioned, we are big fans of Cathryn Falwell's books which is why I am beyond thrilled to announce my latest giveaway! Ms. Falwell has graciously agreed to provide a signed copy of Turtle Splash to one lucky winner. So, not only is Cathryn Falwell a very talented author but she is also super nice...what a combo! You can find out more about this Maine author on her two websites Daily Frog and Musings From Frog Song Pond. Wait until you see the beautiful photographs she has posted there...stunning! Here are the details on how to enter...
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Please leave a separate comment for each entry don't forget to leave your email so I can notify you if you win. The contest is open to residents of the US and will close on Sunday, May 16th at midnight. The winner will be announced via e-mail and also on this site on Monday, May 17th. Good luck and also a great big thank you to Cathryn Falwell for her generosity!
For those of you who do not win you should most definitely pick up a copy of Turtle Splash. It is a great addition to your collection and one you will reach for again and again. Grab a copy for your little ones...you will be so glad you did!