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Giveaway: Winter’s Tail: How One Little Dolphin Learned to Swim Again

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: September 28, 2009

The bestselling authors of Owen & Mzee are back again with this remarkable true tale of a bottlenose dolphin who learned to swim again after a life threatening experience that left her tail permanently damaged. I am so moved and inspired by this beautiful story and I know you will be too. I urge you to enter this wonderful giveaway.

Winter

Winter’s Tail: How One Little Dolphin Learned to Swim Again

by Juliana Hatkoff, Isabella Hatkoff, and Craig Hatkoff

Reading level:
Ages 4-8

Hardcover: 40 pages

Publisher: Scholastic Press (October 1, 2009)

Publisher’s synopsis: 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.

PRIZE:
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

Prizing value is $81.99

WintersTail_PrizePack

Here is what you have to do to enter (maximum entries, 5):

  • Visit the official website of Winter’s Tail and find out how old she was when she was  found caught in the crab trap. Once you have the answer, keep it to yourself and leave your name and a message in the comments field below. If you are one of the lucky winners, you will be contacted directly and will need to have the answer before the mailman will deliver the book.
  • An extra entry will be given for each time you twitter about the giveaway and/or blog about it. You will need to paste the link in a separate comment to make this entry valid. Click here to follow me on Twitter.
  • Don’t forget to leave your contact information with your comment — a valid e-mail address is a must.
  • 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!)
  • The contest will run September 28, 2009 – October 12, 2009, with the winners being drawn October 13th.  Administrator’s computer is the official time keeping device for the Giveaway. Winners will be picked at random using a random sequence generator (your comments are numbered in the order they are received and the numbers are like raffle tickets drawn from a hat). Winners have 72hrs to claim their prize. Unclaimed prizes will be awarded to an alternate winner.
  • Comment away!

Disclaimer: Books will be shipped directly from Scholastic, delivery of the giveaway item lies solely on the sponsor. Names, e-mail address and physical addresses of all winners will be shared with Scholastic for the purpose of fulfillment of the giveaway.

Additional links for you to explore:

Meet the Authors: http://tinyurl.com/ydsd2lz

Discussion Guide / Lesson Plan: http://tinyurl.com/ycv3oxp

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)

The Children’s Book Review, named one of the ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children) Great Web Sites for Kids, is a resource devoted to children’s literacy. We publish reviews and book lists of the best books for kids of all ages. We also produce author and illustrator interviews and share literacy based articles that help parents, grandparents, teachers and librarians to grow readers. This article was written and provided by one of TCBR's regular contributors.

Comments
  • I can’t wait to share this story with children and I love The Children’s Book Review for sharing it with me. I also appreciate The CBR for the interviews with authors and promoting the importance of family involvement for the developing reader.

    September 28, 2009
  • My students across the grades loved Owen and Meze. I can’t wait to check this title out.

    September 28, 2009
  • This looks like a wonderful story. My little one would love reading it with me!

    Thanks for the chance to enter.

    September 29, 2009
  • I tweeted (and am now following you): http://twitter.com/MommaStaciA/status/4484723814.
    Thanks!

    September 29, 2009
  • My 3 year old is bananas about dolphins right now. This would be heaven to her.

    September 30, 2009
  • This sounds like a great book! I will send myself an email with the answer so I can remember!

    Thanks for the chance!

    October 2, 2009
  • My son would love this! He loves to read, he loves dolphins and this looks like it is a truly beautiful book to read.

    October 2, 2009
  • I would love to read this book with my grandson. I just know that he will love it. We do have the correct answer if we are lucky enough to win this wonderful book.

    thank you,

    Christine
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

    October 2, 2009
  • I tweeted about this giveaway http://twitter.com/ossmcalc/status/4571253806

    Thank you,

    Christine
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

    October 2, 2009
  • Thanks! I know the answer if I win!

    October 2, 2009
  • Well I went to the website, I hope I don’t forget the answer in case I win!
    I want this for my older son who is about to turn 5 in late October 🙂

    October 3, 2009
  • It feels good to be appreciated, thank you!

    October 3, 2009
  • Thanks for going the extra couple of clicks!

    October 3, 2009
  • So happy you tweeted, thanks!

    October 3, 2009
  • Thank you to everyone that has entered. Good luck!

    October 3, 2009
  • Great story I hope I win.

    October 4, 2009
  • This looks great; I think my nephew will love it.

    October 4, 2009
  • Thanks for the giveaway! I know how old Winter was!

    October 5, 2009
  • This was a great video. Thank you for the giveaway, my son would love this book and game.

    October 6, 2009
  • I watched the video and know how old Winter was. Thanks for the giveaway!

    October 6, 2009
  • This looks like an adorable book. I really hope I win–and I know how old Winter was!
    AllMyCrazyCats @ AOL.com

    October 6, 2009
  • I follow you on Twitter (pudyqat) and I tweeted about your giveaway
    http://twitter.com/pudyqat/status/4675694578

    October 6, 2009
  • My daughter came home today talking about she had learned about Winter at school, and we watched the video together. She would love this.

    October 7, 2009
  • What an inspiational story. Whether I win or not, this book needs to be a part of my classroom library. Thanks for the guidance on really worthwhile books!

    October 7, 2009
  • I am enjoying the fact that Winter is winning hearts in classrooms!

    October 7, 2009
  • I had to retweet this! Love the concept and video. Can’t wait to read the book!!

    October 8, 2009
  • My students loved the webcast! We’d lvoe to win the prize package!

    October 8, 2009
  • What an inspiring story! I can’t wait to share this with my children. Thanks so much for this opportunity!

    October 9, 2009
  • Looks like a great story and the stuffed animal is adorable.

    October 9, 2009
  • Would love to get this for my daughter and tell her Winter’s age…

    janemaritz at yahoo dot com

    October 9, 2009
  • And we posted about this: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2009/10/winters-tail_8445.html

    janemaritz at yahoo dot com

    October 9, 2009
  • She is adorable, the kids would love this story.

    October 11, 2009
  • http://twitter.com/angelasbits/status/4787314715

    angelacisco(at)rocketmail(dot)com

    October 11, 2009

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