Monday, May 10, 2010

Turtle Splash Giveaway...

Cathryn Falwell is a real favorite in our house.  She is the author of one of my previous reviews, 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...

To Enter (this one is mandatory):  Leave a comment at the end of this post.  Whatever you like...why you love to read to your kiddos, what you like about this site, what you would like to see more of here.  Whatever you are inspired to type!

For extra entries:

1.  Like Reviewed By Mom's Facebook Page = 1 entry
2.  Become a follower of this blog = 1 entry
3.  Tweet or blog about this giveaway & Let me know you where I can find it = 1 entry
4. Grab My Button for your blog & Leave a link to where I can find it = 1 entry

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!


92 comments:

My Buzz on Vibes said...

I was not familiar with this author, but the cover illustrations are gorgeous! I bet my younger son would like it. I'll have to get some of her books from the library. Thanks for the suggestion!

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McKim said...

I love to read myself, and hope to pass on that love to my children. I read to them every night as well as any other opportunity I get.

daunfamily said...

I love cuddling with my kids when we read, it's such a special time we share and the boys always look forward to it before bed.
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MomLovesDeals said...

My boys love to read! I really love when the 4 year old "reads" to his little brother.

Mrs. Nielsen said...

What a great sounding book. I must admit I'm not familiar with the title. My son LOVED the turtles at the New England Aquarium so much that he couldn't stop saying "tootle" for weeks. It's almost worth another trip to Boston!
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slb3334 said...

cute book.

Jenna Wood said...

Our family recently took our first trip to the zoo, and are working on learning about and identifying all types of animals- this book would be perfect!

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coliebear said...

This would be a great book to win for my Kindergarten class because my boys are really into animals and nature.
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Beetle said...

We live near a turtle pond. I'd love to be able to share this books with my kids and their friends.
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bitt of raw said...

This books sounds so adorable. Thanks for your thoughtful review.

I love reading to children of all ages. Books were so important to me growing up and I want to impart that love to the children in my life. I'm a teacher but this book would likely go to my new niece or nephew!

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Elsie said...

We just saw turtles at the park, and have alot of questions about them, which I think is wonderful!

This book would be a dream right now, to help us "discover" about turtles and wildlife!!

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Sarah said...

This would be a perfect addition to my classroom library!

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Katrina said...

I am about to graduate with my masters in library science to become a librarian....I just love to read and my daughter loves books so it works out.

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Marlene said...

I enjoy quality children's books and would love to add this one to my home library:)

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Linda said...

I always read to my daughter growing up and now she reads to my grandsons every day and they enjoy reading too.
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tarahsfoodreviews said...

I would really enjoy adding this to our at home library!

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Kristen said...

My friend has tortoises (yeah, not turtles, but...) and I dream of having one someday. They are so fun to watch!

I love reading to kids because I have really fond memories of my mom reading to me.

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Carolina Girl Mommy said...

My daughter loves books more than just about anything. I would love to share this one with her

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Meredith said...

I love to read to children. They can learn so much and it really helps their imagination.

Lentil said...

I don't know how much my daughter understands of the words, but she loves turning the pages and examining the illustrations. This sounds like the kind of book that will work for her now and also as she grows

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Susie B. Homemaker said...

We love reading books at our house & enjoy checking out new ones at the library. This book looks great- I'm sure my girls would love it. :)

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pmerry said...

I love finding new authors of children's books. Thanks for the giveaway, and if I don't win, I will go find it at the library!

Tanya said...

My kids love being read to. This looks very pleasing to the eye.

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Angela said...

I adore children's books and have created a book obsessed two year old! I love reading to my son.
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ohhhfire said...

i love to read to my son because it gives me time to spend with him where i am teaching him also
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Lara said...

I love to read to my daughter. This book looks adorable!
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Marissa said...

I love to read - I can't wait to read to my kids.

very married said...

my little bro's bday is coming up. this would be great to give to him!

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Emmi said...

I love to read with my kids and watch them act out the books!
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E said...

I love to read to my daughter- she is really into the old goldenbooks classics right now- they are some of my favorites. Thanks for a great giveaway!

Kelsey Kim said...

We love new books!!
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Heather said...

I would love to win this for my niece.
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Teisa Linscott said...

We read one book a night to the kids. They love it and won't sleep until they get the book! Great habit to get into.

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scoop said...

i like to read to my son because it is a nice calm together time for us and i want him to develop a love for reading

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Lubna said...

Story books are food for the soul and for the imagination. I was an active volunteer at a school for the underprivileged children who had no access to story books. (Currently owing to various reasons, I am only able to donate books) Story books helped instill in them a love for reading, but more important storytelling was a time when the volunteers or teachers could really bond with them. They could relate to characters in the books and talk about their own fears or their own dreams.
I grew up on books. I hope all children in this world will have access to story books some day.
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I teach and love to read to my little ones. I love finding new authors for my classroom library!

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Domestic Diva said...

My little one would love this book. He loves animals.

Erin H said...

I love reading to my girls and seeing their imaginations just coming to life!

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saturdaynightfever said...

This would be great for my niece Hannah!

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DEBIJOT said...

My grandson loves turtles. This book would be great for him.

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Anara said...

I love books like this - learning should be fun!

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Charlene said...

My nephew loves turtles & would flip out for this book :)

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Renee said...

I love to read to my daughter because she hangs on to every word I read.
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K said...

I love the countdown and bedtime themes of the story. My son LOVES to be read to and I'm sure he'd be thrilled to add this book to his rotation!

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Heather said...

Definitely looks like a cute read!

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Our family loves to read it's a time we can sit and enjoy each other's company. I loe reading to my kids it's a memory they can keep with them though out their lives.
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Melissa B. said...

I'm always looking for new books for my preschool classroom.

Heather R said...

I love reading to my little girl before bedtime because it gives just the two of us time together to cuddle.

kathy pease said...

this looks like such an adorable book i had never heard of it until your post.would love to read this with my niece :)

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Nicole said...

I love to read to my boys. And my littlest one loves turtles! This book would be so much fun!

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AEKZ2 said...

I'd love to read this to my children.

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My boys love to have a new book read to them every night :)

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Gianna said...

My kids love turtles :)

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