Friday, April 20, 2012

Huge Earth Day Giveaway from Dot-to-Dot Children’s Books!

In celebration of Earth Day, Dot-to-Dot Children’s Books is offering this fantastic giveaway for a complete set of hardcover picture books from their Endangered Species, Empowered Communities series! Each beautiful book in this series tells the story of an endangered species and their habitat. At the end of each book is additional information about the endangered animal and its country of origin.

But what is really unique about these books is that each was written by women and schoolchildren from Afghanistan, Rwanda, Tanzania, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Republic of Congo, and Nicaragua! In conjunction with a number of not-for-profit organizations that provide support to the women and children in these countries (like the Somaly Mam Foundation, Wildlife Conservation Society and Help the Afghan Children to name just a few), Dot-to-Dot Children’s Books donates all proceeds from the sales of these books to directly fund these organizations. Their goal is to empower these women and children and protect endangered species in their countries.

The books in this series include:

Yara’s Amazing Nose - Learn how a nose transforms an identity and a friendship for one of the most unique creatures in the animal kingdom -- the lowland tapir!

Carey’s First Day - Follow Carey the hawksbill sea turtle as he navigates the hazardous journey from his nest to his future home in the open ocean.

When Honey the Tiger Flew - Written by the courageous participants in the Somaly Mam Foundation’s Voices for Change program, When Honey the Tiger Flew is the story of a young tiger who, through determination and ingenuity, rescues his mother.

The Snow Leopard Dream - Under blue skies dotted by clouds in a remote region, a young girl overcomes her fears and befriends a snow leopard.

Ndeze and Ndakasi’s New Home - Two orphan mountain gorillas learn the ways of the world as they find a new home.

Sam Learns Some Lessons - Using the wisdom of elders, a herd of elephants copes with a water shortage.

Shuba and the Cyclone - A river dolphin loses her way after a cyclone, and a crocodile becomes an accidental hero.

Kajo and Akari’s New Friend - Seeking adventure, brother chimpanzees chase a butterfly through the forest.

My children and I were blessed to receive a copy of each of these books, and I am SO impressed with them! The artwork in these hardcover books is gorgeous and the stories are delightful. My boys really love them. And we had a great time going through the information at the end of each book. For example, at the end of When Honey the Tiger Flew, there is fascinating information on endangered Indochinese tigers, along with photos. Did you know that the Indochinese tiger is only one of five tiger species left in the world today? Additional pages in this book introduce families to a conservationist in Cambodia and provide facts about this interesting country in Asia. Finally, information about the authors and the founder of the Somaly Mam Foundation, which fights human trafficking, are included. Every book in this series contains similar information tailored to the animal, country, and organization featured in each book. These books are vital additions to any home, classroom or school library!

For more information about Dot-to-Dot Children’s Books’ partners, projects, and how to get involved, visit www.dot-to-dot-books.org. Purchase books directly from their online shop at www.dot-to-dot-books.org/shop/.

One lucky winner will receive one complete set of the 8 books listed above! This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on Friday, May 4, 2012, at 11:59 PM EST. Enter through the easy Rafflecopter form below.



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40 comments:

  1. I didn't realize that the locals from the areas the books are written about actually help write the books. That is great!

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  2. I learned that Dot-to-Dot Children’s Books develops and promotes stories and materials from a variety of geographies, cultural and physical. grammypenny@frontier.com

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  3. They are based on generosity and hope : ) Kelly f.

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  4. these books promotes stories and materials from a variety of geographies, cultural and physical

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  5. I learned that The goals of their project are to empower girls, protect endangered species, and promote global education and awareness
    sylviawhit@gmail.com

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  6. HORTON111@AOL.COM

    Dot-to-Dot Children’s Books is a not-for-profit, social enterprise focused on working with communities around the world that are facing development challenges. Through partnerships with established not-for-profit entities, we work with people in communities around the world to develop and harness their often under-recognized creative talents

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  7. I learned that Dot-to-Dot Children’s Books develops and promotes stories and materials from a variety of geographies, cultural and physical

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  8. i learned dot to dot supports many different issues all over the world

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

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  9. I learned that they develop educational materials such as local-language children’s books.

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  10. They partner with FABRETTO CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION

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  11. Jennifer4:45 PM

    I learned Jan Bachman does layout and design

    (jen487@hotmail.com)

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  12. Dot-to-Dot Children’s Books is a not-for-profit, social enterprise focused on working with communities around the world that are facing development challenges. Through partnerships with established not-for-profit entities, we work with people in communities around the world to develop and harness their often under-recognized creative talents.

    felecia@twinoaksfl.org

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  13. i learned they partner with FABRETTO CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION

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  14. The books focus on the theme of education for girls

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  15. the books introduce kids to culture around the world
    lgothard@comcast.net

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  16. The not only write books on different species and different cultures but also use the locals from the area to help. That's pretty awesome =)

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  17. I learned that the sales of their books raise money to support the causes featured in their books
    KellywcuATyahooDOTcom

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  18. Love that the "Endangered Species, Empowered Communities Project is that it will make a difference in the lives of women and girls in places where help is needed most; that it will help protect animal species that are at risk of being lost forever; and that it will promote global awareness and education among thousands of children around the world." Awesome!

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  19. They partner with Water For People

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  20. they support meany issues from around the workld
    jessicawedwards@gmail.com

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  21. Anonymous3:21 PM

    They partner with AfricAid to promote girls education in Africa
    marypopmom@yahoo.com

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  22. I learned that the illustrator, Lori Discoe lives on a farm with her husband and 2 children.

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  23. I learned that they support many different issues all around the world!

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  24. they are partners with Water for people

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  25. Laura D3:03 PM

    I am impressed that dot to dot books is so global.

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  26. I learned that the CEO's name is Kevin.

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  27. HTAC – Help the Afghan Children is a partner

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  28. i learned a few different ways i could get involved!

    christinejessamine at hotmail dot com

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  29. alan belford5:37 PM

    I learned that they use locals to help write the books

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  30. They support many issues around the world!
    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

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  31. Dot-to-Dot Children’s Books develops and promotes stories and materials from a variety of geographies, cultural and physical.

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  32. They are a small nonprofit organization

    kewkew34@yahoo.com

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  33. I learned that they are partners with Water for People

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  34. use local people to help write the books
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

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  35. Lynne Judd6:00 PM

    They develop stories written by their partner communities into books to be sold across the US,

    lynnejudd@yahoo.com

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  36. Dot-to-Dot Children’s Books is a not-for-profit, social enterprise focused on working with communities around the world that are facing development challenges.

    mightynaynay(at)cs.com

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  37. I learned that over 300 individuals from 11 countries and 5 continents came together and created these children’s books

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  38. I learned that Dot-to-Dot Children’s Books develops and promotes stories and materials from a variety of geographies, cultural and physical.

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  39. Vanessa11:09 PM

    They work to empower individuals in other countries and seek social change. Their books are written by women and children in other countries.

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  40. I learned that three students from Tanzania helped to write “On My Way to School” and received goats for their efforts
    hendymartin1 at yahoo dot com

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