Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Man Gave Names to All the Animals....Review & Giveaway...

You all know I love books and I get especially excited about great children's books.  I could not wait to share Man Gave Names To All The Animals by Bob Dylan with you all as it is a new favorite here at my house. 

If you are a Bob Dylan fan you probably already  know the song, Man Gave Names To All The Animals which was on his 1979 album, Slow Train Coming.  The illustrator of the book, Jim Arnosky, got such vivid images in his mind about this catchy song that he approached Bob Dylan about collaborating on a book and the result is this hot off the press offering.

The book and CD (a single of the song is included) are an excellent addition to your library.  The book follows the song right along so you can choose to either read the melodic verses or you can flip the pages right along to the music.  As the name implies, the book is about Man's naming of the animals and it takes children on a guessing game page by page.  One of the lines reads "He saw an animal leavin' a muddy trail, real dirty face and a curly tail.  He wasn't too small and he wasn't too big.  Ah, think I'll call it a pig".  The illustrations by Arnosky are striking and vibrant and I don't think I will ever tire of looking at them.   I really like how he has drawn more of an "early" pig with tusks and fur as opposed to a "cutesy" pink piglet....it fits more in the spirit of the song.

Now for a super fun part of the book.  There are more than 170 animals drawn within the pages of the book and you and your child can spend hours searching for them.  If you get stuck you can visit Jim Arnosky's website for clues.  How fun is this?? 

We really enjoy this book in our home and I think this "children's" book has a reach to more than the young.  To me, this would make an excellent coffee table book especially for the Bob Dylan fan.  You can pick up your copy here...




Sterling Publishing is generously granting one Reviewed By Mom reader a copy of Man Gave Names to All the Animals!  Thanks Sterling!  Here is how to enter...

Mandatory Entry: Visit Jim Arnosky's Website and tell me something you learned about this very talented and interesting man.  You must complete this entry for all others to count.

For Extra Entries:
1.  Follow this blog= 1 entry
2.  Like Reviewed By Mom on Facebook =1 entry
3.  Enter one of my other giveaways & let me know you have done so = 1 entry per giveaway entered.
4.  Follow Sterling Books on Twitter = 1 entry
5.  Follow Reviewed By Mom on Twitter = 1 entry
6.  Blog, Tweet or Facebook about this giveaway & let me know where to find it = 1 entry
7.  Put my button on your blog and let me know where to find it = 1 entry

Please leave a separate comment for each entry and be sure to include your e-mail.  Contest is open to US residents and will end on September 20th.    The lucky winner will be announced by e-mail on September 21st and also here on Reviewed By Mom.  Winners will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is draw. Good Luck!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and I was provided with a copy of the above book for purpose of review.  The opinions in this post are entirely my own. Your experience may differ from mine. This post has not been reviewed or edited by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this review. The sponsor of this giveaway is responsible for prize fulfillment and shipping the winner(s) their prize.

78 comments:

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3 Giggly Monsters said...

I learned that he also has his own song. I love it so does my little man.
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Lauren E said...

I learned Jim Arnosky has illustrated a over 100 books (86 nature, 46 others)
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I learned he received the Key Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Science Books

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I learned that Jim Arnosky was in the Naval Reserves!

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Shar said...

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