Monday, May 13, 2013

Children’s Book Week Giveaway Hop: Enter to Win "Shimmer and Splash: The Sparkling World of Sea Life," by Jim Arnosky!

Children’s Book Week Giveaway Hop
May 13th – 19th
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Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the longest-running literacy initiative in the country. Each year, books for young people and the joy of reading are feted for a full week with author and illustrator appearances, storytelling, parties, and other book-related events at schools, libraries, bookstores, museums, and homes from coast to coast! For more information, visit www.bookweekonline.com.

In celebration of Children’s Book Week, every blog participating in this hop is offering a children’s book (picture, juvenile fiction, middle grade, or young adult), or a gift card to purchase one. Now read on for my review and giveaway of a fantastic book…



My boys have always been fascinated by water animals. They recently visited the Miami Seaquarium and couldn’t stop talking about how they got to feed the manatees and the manta rays, and were splashed by the dolphins in the dolphin show! One of my sons did a school project on sharks and can now name all kinds of them. So, they were excited to receive a copy of the new children’s book, Shimmer and Splash: The Sparkling World of Sea Life, by acclaimed naturalist Jim Arnosky. Published by Sterling Children’s Books, this beautifully illustrated hardcover book features more than 200 marine species, along with fascinating information about them. As a bonus, it includes giant fold-out pages of life-size animals! Contents include:

Inshore Hunters
Stingrays
Dolphins
Jellyfish
Deep-Sea Hunters
Sailfish
Coral Reef
A Good Place to Be
Sharks
Fighting Fiddlers
Waters of Wonder

Jim Arnosky functions as both author and illustrator, creating gorgeous, detailed -- and often life-sized -- drawings of the animals of the water. The text is his first-person account of seeking out these animals with his wife, Deanna, along with fascinating facts about each creature. As he notes in the introduction, “I wondered what it would be like to live in the sea, and I learned as much as I could about every creature I encountered. My wildlife journals quickly filled with sketches and notes of animals entirely new to me. I had found a naturalist’s paradise.”

This beautiful book will fascinate both children and adults. I hope you’ll pick up a copy for your family’s home library. And enter to win Shimmer and Splash below!

GIVEAWAY

One lucky winner will receive Shimmer and Splash: The Sparkling World of Sea Life, by Jim Arnosky (hardcover)! This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends at 11:59 PM EDT on May 19, 2013.



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Now hop around to the other blogs participating in the Children’s Book Week Giveaway Hop for the chance to win more great prizes!







61 comments:

  1. coloring pages, and how to draw download

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  2. I learned that have a large selection of books.

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  3. What I really liked was the variety of coloring pages of the creatures! There are so many of them. Thanks for the chance.
    Julie

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  4. They have so many books to choose from

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  5. I love all of the coloring pages to choose from!

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  6. I learned he has songs you're able to download!

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  7. I learned that he is a very talented man.
    beh2351@frontier.com

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  8. love the coloring pages

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  9. I like all of the animal color pages

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  10. I liked the animal coloring pages- there were so many. I bookmarked the site for my kids.

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  11. You can download the do you wanna Iguana!

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  12. i have learned that they have computer downloadable drawing lessons

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  13. Wow Jim Arnosky and his wife have been very busy his site is full of fun things to do from coloring pages of all different animals, insects, sea life animals etc to pages on how to draw some of these animals. Jim was honored with Lifetime Award for Contribution to Science and he also has a book that I would love for my granddaughters to read as they are afraid of so many bugs..called Creep and Flutter. Wonderful site and I have favorited it to show my granddaughters when they come over next. Thank you.

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  14. The site has a great coloring page index.
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  15. I love the coloring pages! Thank you!

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  16. I would like to read his book on the Secret World of Spiders

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  17. Jim Arnosky's love of nature comes shining through in all his books. I love his artwork, so beautiful.

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  18. Nicole Lancaster6:20 PM

    I really liked his The secret world of insects and spiders book. My son would love it.

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  19. like the travel logs

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  20. Darcy Murphy11:37 PM

    I learned that Jim has a nature guide called Crinkleroot

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  21. i love that there is so much on the site to look into!

    rafflecopter name nicole krutz

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  22. i like the coloring pages

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  23. I like the interactive downloads!

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  24. I love the CD available on Jim Arnosky's website. I love the coloring pages available on his site--I am printing some off right now for the grandkids to color. Thanks for introducing me to this great children's author--I definitely be looking for his books.

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  25. I am loving the multitudes of colouring pages

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  26. Coloring pages!!

    Addie P

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  27. Anonymous9:28 PM

    I liked the computer downloadable drawing lesson

    Roy

    lawnmowerdad@yahoo.com

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  28. I liked the coloring pages.

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  29. Creep and Flutter looks like a fun insect book

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  30. I would also like to read Man Gave Names to All the Animals

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  31. Anonymous4:41 PM

    like the books and songs that are available for download to complement studies

    Jeff

    wlsjef@yahoo.com

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  32. Audra Weathers6:23 PM

    I liked all the coloring pages; definitely bookmarking those! I also like the Crinkleroot's teaching leaves series; especially the one about turtles.

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  33. I liked that there is Computer Downloadable Drawing Lessons :)
    Thanks for the chance,
    melly66(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  34. Wow, coloring pages for the kids. Plus cute poems!

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  35. Jim actually did nature studies

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  36. I learned his nature guide is Crinkleroot!

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  37. I learned (and liked!) that he has songs available for download! The coloring pages are another added bonus :)

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  38. I love the coloring pages :-)

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  39. Anonymous3:28 PM

    There are songs to be downloaded!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  40. I learned that all Jim's songs are available for download

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  41. I like the Coloring Pages

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  42. Rachael8:52 PM

    I like the coloring pages

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  43. coloring pages are available

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  44. Anonymous9:45 PM

    You can book him to do visits.

    Beth

    alienconspiracy9@yahoo.com

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  45. I like the CRINKLEROOT series. coloring pages are cool. I thought I had heard about him a few years ago. The photos are awesome.

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  46. I really liked the Computer Downloadable Drawing Lessons.

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  47. OHMYGOSH! What a treasure trove! Thank you for introducing me. I will be sharing this site with my grandchildren. They will absolutely LOVE this!

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  48. They have coloring pages you can download.

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  49. I like the coloring pages!

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  50. I love the downloadable coloring pages!

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  51. I really like the coloring page because the kids love to color their favorite animals. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  52. we enjoyed the coloring pages
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com
    tony l smoaks on rafflecopter

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  53. I liked seeing how into education he is.

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  54. I like that you can download songs
    jessicawedwards@gmail.com

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  55. i like the you wanna iguana activity

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  56. Jim's Videos are available on DVD

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  57. Anonymous9:21 PM

    Tons of coloring pages!
    Allison.bahr at yahoo.com

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  58. You can download all of Jim's songs

    daveshir2005@yahoo.com
    fb/ shirley greenawalt zolenski

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  59. Anonymous11:59 PM

    I love the coloring pages for the kids wilcarvic
    [at]gmail[dot[com]]

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  60. I learned that the author has written and illustrated 86 books on nature subjects and has illustrated 46 other books written by various authors.

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