I was approached about the book, “Winter’s Tail How One Little Dolphin Learned to Swim Again” and when asked to review Winter’s Tail I knew this was something I would want to share not only with my readers but with my children. I hope you enjoy my review of this book and that you find the inspiration behind this story not only for Winter but for those who helped her swim again.
Recommended age is 4+ years of age.
About The Book:
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.
You and your family can meet Winter< the Dolphin!
Winter’s Tail Virtual Field Trip
Watch the Webcast Live!
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
1:00 P.M. – 1:45 P.M. (ET)
About the Author:
Craig Hatkof, the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Owen & Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship, is the cofounder of the Tribeca Film Festival and of Turtle Pond Publications. He has appeared on various national media outlets, including NBC’s Today Show and CNN. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Manhattan.
In My Opinion:
Winter’s Tail is a great book that shows strength in people, through Winter’s struggles we are able to see that even a dolphin is able to take a bad situation and turn it into a positive one. With the help of some fantastic human’s, Winter was able to get the love, strength and tail she needed to swim again. Winter’s Tail How One Dolphin Learned to Swim Again is a great family book night read!
The author summed up my opinion in this one sentence:
“From her dramatic rescue to the way she learned how to swim first without a tail and then with her new tail, her story shows us that if this little dolphin can overcome her incredible challenges, we can get through our own life challenges as well.” – Stated by Craig Hatkof
Attend a Virtual Field Trip:
Wednesday, October 7 at 1:00pm EST you can attend a virtual field trip – teachers take note! Visit www.scholastic.com/winterstail to learn more!
You can purchase Winter’s Tail How One Dolphin Learned to Swim Again at Amazon for the low price of $11.55 and this is a hard cover book, which means it should last longer with little ones in the house!
Starting today and ending on October 22, 2009 is a giveaway where one lucky reader from the United States* will win a prize package worth $81.99:
- Dolphin Plush.
- Dolphin Key Chain.
- Winter’s Tail game for Nintendo DS.
- Copy of Winter’s Tail How One Dolphin Learned to Swim Again book.
*International readers may enter if they have a friend in the United States to have the prize package shipped to – this will ONLY be shipped to a USA address.
How To Enter:
First Required Entry: Visit Scholastic’s website and watch the video, come back here to this blog post and leave one comment telling me what you think about Winter’s Tail.
- Follow my blog via Google Friend Connect and/or Facebook’s Networked Blogs – found on my right hand sidebar – leave one comment for each completed (already following that counts)
- Tweet about this giveaway (once per day counts) after following @branyellen on Twitter (use the Tweetmeme button below this post for easy tweeting) – leave a comment below with the tweet permalink.
- Subscribe to Happily Blended via email, RSS or Newsletter (right hand sidebar) – leave a comment (already subscribed – that counts too)
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Make it a Happy Day!
Fine Print: This giveaway is sponsored by Big Honcho Media. A sample of this product was provided for the review portion to ensure accurate reviewing by the blog owner. Any and all opinions expressed in this review are based on the blog owners personal experience with the product. This is not a guarantee of product capabilities, as all families/children are different. The blog owner reserves the right to delete without notice any comments that are not based on one or all of the above requirements. Giveaway will end on October 22nd at 12am EST and random.org will be used to randomly select a winner. Winner will be notified via email with 48 hours to respond as well as a blog post announcing the winner on the day after giveaway ends.