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Giveaway: Sea Monster’s First Day

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: August 9, 2011

Starting school is a big job! Kick-off with some giggles with Kate Messner’s and Andy Rash’s Sea Monster’s First Day—an enthusiastic and encouraging picture book. We have one (1) copy to giveaway to one lucky reader! Giveaway begins August 11, 2011, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends September 8, 2011, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

Reading level: Ages 4-8

Hardcover: 36 pages

Book overview: Sea monster Ernest is starting his first day of school. But starting school is a big job! Fitting in when you’re a sea monster is tough enough, and there’s so much to learn and do—reading, singing, playing hide-and-seek with the fishermen, lunchtime in the algae patch….This funny, charming twist on the worries and joys of starting school will reassure and delight the smallest children and the largest sea monsters alike.

About the author: Kate Messner is the author of the E. B. White Award-winning The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z. She lives in Plattsburgh, New York.

About the illustrator: Andy Rash is the illustrator, and author, of several hilarious children’s books. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Critical Acclaim:

“Bold and lively cartoon artwork provides genuine enthusiasm and humor.” – School Library Journal

“With ample aquatic puns and boisterous, mixed-media artwork, it’s a splashy story about fitting in.” – Publisher’s Weekly

How to enter:

  • Fill out the required fields below
  • Maximum entries: Three (3)

Giveaway Rules:

  • Shipping Guidelines: This book giveaway is open to participants with a United States or Canadian address.
  • Giveaway begins August 11, 2011, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends September 8, 2011, at 11:59 P.M. PST, when all entries must be received. No purchase necessary. See official rules for details. View our privacy policy.

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Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

  • Thanks for the giveaway, my kids would love this book

    August 12, 2011
    • You’re very welcome! Be sure to fill out the fields above for a valid entry.

      August 12, 2011
  • My grandson does not start school for another year, but I think that this would be a great book to have. Of course, he will be the first of the family kids to start school and would be used in the future.

    August 12, 2011
    • Hi Christine, It’s definitely a great back-to-school read. It’s never to early to prep for kindergarten 🙂

      August 13, 2011
  • #2

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    Thank you,

    Christine Womack

    August 13, 2011
  • Very cool. Especially for back to school. My 2yr old will be starting preschool. Very exciting and scary. Thanks for reviewing. I hope my story will get a cool review one day.

    August 16, 2011
    • You’re welcome. Congratulations on the publication of your own book.

      August 25, 2011
  • This looks like a great book for my preschoolers!

    August 25, 2011
  • please enter me thanks

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

    September 1, 2011
  • My little godson is 2 and preschool is on his horizon, this would be the perfect book for him I really hope I win this one for him!

    patricia dot mariani dot esq at gmail dot com

    September 5, 2011
  • Congratulations to Sandra Hammond, the winner “Sea Monster’s First Day.” A copy of the book will be on its way to you very soon. Enjoy!

    September 11, 2011

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