Monday, September 28, 2009

Winter's Tail: How One Little Dolphin Learned to Swim Again (Review and Giveaway)


ATTENTION: This contest is now closed. Thank you for your entries! 
 
Today I'm excited to be offering a huge prize pack in celebration of the release of the new nonfiction children's book: Winter's Tail: How One Little Dolphin Learned to Swim Again by Juliana Hatkoff, Isabella Hatkoff, and Craig Hatkoff

Synopsis from Scholastic:
"When Winter, an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, was found trapped with her tail badly damaged, she was not expected to survive. This is her miraculous story, from her rescue to learning how to swim again to her unprecedented success using a prosthetic tail. This is also a celebration of her indomitable spirit."


Winter's story is one that I believe many children will truly enjoy. The copy is comprehensive yet written simply enough for a young reader to be able to understand. Full color photographs of Winter throughout her journey accompany the text on each page, giving children a close-up look at the lovable dolphin.

In celebration of the book's release, one (1)  reader will receive a Winter’s Tail prize pack!
  • Dolphin Plush
  • Dolphin Key Chain
  • Winter’s Tail game for Nintendo DS
  • Copy of Winter’s Tail: How One Little Dolphin Learned to Swim Again Book 

Entry Rules: 
  • To enter, please leave a comment below by Monday, October 12, 2009 at noon, Eastern Standard Time. 
  • Receive an additional entry by linking to the giveaway on your blog. Please leave your link in the comments section. 
  • Receive one more entry for a total of three possible entries by linking to the contest on Twitter. Be sure to use @wellreadchild in your tweet. 



More information and resources:
Watch the Book Trailer: 
 




Shipping Guidelines:
The Winter’s Tail book promotion is open to participants with a United States mailing address only (international readers can enter if they have a friend in the States who can accept their prizes by mail!)


28 comments:

  1. This looks wonderful! Not an entry -- I've sworn off giveaways for now. :-) But I'll keep an eye out for this title for my little girl in the future. :-)

    http://starkravingbibliophile.blogspot.com/

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  2. This is great. I would like to enter. My son loves Winter and would love this book. Thanks!

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  3. How cute. We're planning a vacation next month and we're going to see dolphins (for my son's first time); he'd love connecting the experience to a new dolphin stuffed animal, and the book looks wonderful for when he's a little older.

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  4. Well, the book trailer brought tears to my eyes!
    From Winter and her spirit to all of the wonderful
    caregivers working with her. I loves seeing Winter enjoy swimming with her new tail. She seemed to be enjoying herself immensely. The children with Winter at the end of the trailer was very inspirational. Please enter me in your delightful prize package giveaway drawing.
    Many thanks.....Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  5. "Tweet!"
    http://twitter.com/cmh512/status/4477619603.
    Thanks very much.....Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  6. I went to see Winter about a year ago - she was so incredible. What a wonderful experience. Please enter me in the drawing - I'd love a copy of that book! Thank you!

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  7. Oh yes please, I would like to enter. I live in Canada but if.... I mean when I win I have an American friend where the book can be shipped to.

    And you can enter me twice because I have linked the giveaway here
    http://ommamashanti.blogspot.com/2009/09/book-give-away.html

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  8. My daughter loves all ocean animals! She would be thrilled if I won this for her!!!!
    Zoe0825@verizon.net

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  9. My sons would love this book!

    honey2mommy(at)gmail(d0t)com

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  10. My son loves to read and loves animals, especially dolphins, so this would be great to get for him.
    talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

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  11. Please enter me. Thanks for the chance. My little guy just loves dolphins.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

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  12. Thank you! This looks like a great package.

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  13. This looks like such a wonderful book - my little one would love it.

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  14. I love this story it si neat.

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  15. Thank you so much for letting us know about this! I did do a post linking back to you on my blog. In the even that we win...we do have an American address that we can count on ;)
    http://canadianhomelearning.blogspot.com/2009/10/winters-tail-webcast.html

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  16. This is an awesome prize package; I'd love to win for my friend's son.

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  17. Dolphins are such amazing animals! I'd love for my children to have a chance to read this book!
    digicat{AT}sbcglobal{DOT}net

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  18. I posted this on my blog
    http://carolsbloggys.blogspot.com/2008/10/contests-from-our-bloggy-friends.html
    digicat{AT}sbcglobal{DOT}net

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  19. I'd love to win this for my daughter!
    earley at ffni dot com

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  20. Looks like such a great book. Thanks for the chance to win!
    ruthann (dot) francis (at) gmail (dot) com

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  21. Great giveaway! This would make a great gift! Maxx,would love this! Thanks! jacquecurl1@gmail.com

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  22. I'd love this for my daughter!

    janemaritz at yahoo dot com

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  23. And we posted about this at Winning Readings: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2009/10/winters-tail_8764.html

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  24. This looks like a wonderful book that would be great to share with my kids.

    marielay@gmail.com

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  25. What a perfect Christmas gift for the kids!
    HobartsMama at AOL.COM

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  26. On my blog
    http://jennaisblogg.blogspot.com/
    HobartsMama at AOL.COM

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  27. How adorable this post makes me shed tears so bad!

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