Monday, November 17, 2014

Spirit Bear....Review and giveaway!

It is no secret that our family has a real love of books.  I am especially fond of children's books and am always happy to introduce the kids to a new book.  The other day, my daughter and I sat down for story time with a brand new book called Spirit Bear by Jennifer Harrington and illustrated by Michael Arnott.  Spirit Bear is not only a wonderful story to read aloud but it also helps teach children about endangered animals.  Here is the scoop....


Spirit Bear is the story of Annuk, a young spirit bear cub happily growing up in the Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia. Annuk learns what it means to be different when he discovers that he is white instead of black, like the rest of his family. He is a spirit bear, born with pure white fur from head to toe. One day, while testing his fishing skills, he slips and falls into the river and is swept downstream, far from the safety of his mother. Alone and lost, Annuk must make his way home through the many challenges and dangers of the rainforest. Along the way he is befriended by Kaya, a young sea wolf cub who knows the forest well, and helps him to escape the predators he encounters on his way back to his family. An entertaining story for kids of all ages!

Our Thoughts:  This book kept my daughter (she is 5) engaged from the first page!  The bear, Annuk, was adorable and we thoroughly enjoyed following him on his great adventure.  My daughter particularly enjoyed spotting the other animals on the pages of the book as Annuk encountered them along the way.  The book was exciting for her (will Annuk EVER make it back safely??) without being too scary for the age range the book is intended for.

When my twin boys got home from school later that same day (they are 8) I sat down and read the book to them as well.   They were very interested in the different animals (there are 22 in the book and many are endangered in Western Canada) and it sparked some great conversation about what it means to be an endangered species, why it happens and what we can do to help.  I would highly recommend Spirit Bear not only as a great story book but an excellent teaching tool for children to help them learn about endangered species.


You can find out more about Spirit Bear on the Eco Books Kids website as well as purchase the book.

I am so excited to tell you that Eco Books 4 Kids is giving one lucky Reviewed by Mom reader a copy of Spirit Bear as well as the "Teachers Package" which includes an animated version of the book plus a short educational film with footage of real spirit bears and other wild, Canadian animals....a $29.95 value! Thanks so much to the sponsor and here is how to enter.... a Rafflecopter giveaway

44 comments:

Alita said...

My daughter would love this.

Maureen said...

I have three children who would love to read this with me.

Burning Moon said...

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Marilyn said...

If I were to win this would be for my granddaughter.

Audra said...

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Tara Overby said...

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Ashley Charlebois said...

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Bianca Munoz said...

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Kimberly said...

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Holly said...

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Holly Lawson said...

My daughter and her class

nicolesender said...

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Mlsweet88 said...

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Billie Wilson said...

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Kathy Anderson said...

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wen budro said...

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annabee818 said...

I loved books as a kid so I would love to start a collection for my own!

blew415 said...

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Dawn Schultz said...

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Julie Harris said...

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megan said...

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Nancy said...

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Darlene said...

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cupcake mama said...

I am hoping to win this for my son Ferrill. We spent the summer in Bella Bella, Canada with friends and there is actually Spirit Bears there. He was very fascinated by it.
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Karen Propes said...

I want to win for my Granddaughter, she loves books and I am always teaching her about endangered animals and she would love this one. She loves animals and would go to the zoo everyday if she could. Thanks for the chance.
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Amanda Baker said...

I'm hoping to win the for my little girl. This looks like a cute book and is educational. How awesome!!

Laurie said...

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[Whatever U are, be a good one!] said...

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Thank You for the chance

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Leela said...

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