Wednesday, June 30, 2010

1,000 Followers Special-Silver Dolphin Books Review and Giveaway

I know I have said it before but my oldest daughter loves to read, especially books about things that she finds interesting such as animals, lakes and oceans, and the environment.  We are a family that really loves books.  Hubby is interested in sports and Christian books, I love romance novels and suspense thrillers, and the little one well she just loves books with colorful pictures and ones that have Elmo in them.  I love looking for new books for all of us and as the oldest daughter's taste changes, so does her love of different books.  It's hard to believe that she went from loving the simplest books that had pictures and maybe one word to the short easy reader books and now she is reading full chapter books.  I love it when she picks up a book and sits down with her little sister and reads to her, granted it doesn't happen as often as I would like, but when it does it is truly special.  I have been fortunate enough to find a few online book stores through my blogging and reading other blogs and entering giveaways.  So when I saw Silver Dolphin and all of the wonderful books that they had to offer, I knew I had to contact them for a review.  I was really thrilled when they responded back with a yes and told me to choose a book for each one of my girls to review.  

*Amazing Baby-Peekaboo Puppy- This book is one in the truly wonderful Amazing Baby Series of books from Silver Dolphin.  The Amazing Baby Series currently has 27 titles in it's series.  My little one loves puppies, you used to say the word puppy pr "uppy" as she once referred to every dog that she saw.  Now, since my sister got her beagle and his name is Buddy every dog that little one sees is "Buddy".  This book is so cute and contains full color illustrations.  It is also a board book, which is perfect for little one because it's sturdy and durable for her as she is a little rough on things, so this will really stand up to that.  This book also contains some great photographs, especially the one of the cute puppy as well as tuneful text that will capture your babies imaginations and develop their visual and verbal skills.  This book contains cleverly die cut windows give little ones teasing glimpses of barnyard friends, darling ducklings, a perky piglet and a lovable lamb.  My little one loved to point at the little windows and even though she doesn't quite know all of the animals yet, she loved looking at them all.  I can't wait to get little one some more of the Amazing Baby books series, these are truly great and educational books to include in your kids' libraries.

*Atlas- This book was for the oldest, who is really into learning about the world, the countries, and everything else.  I figured when I was picking out books for the girls, that this one would be perfect for the oldest because she is always asking me where a certain country is and what it is by as well as other tidbits.  This book is perfect because it also comes with two full sized posters of the world.  I put one on her bedroom wall so that the next time she has a question about where anything is, she can go into her room and look at it to find the answer.  Theses posters are really wonderful and easy to fold back up and put into the special pocket folder that is included with the book.  The illustrations are amazing and really bring our world to life.  My oldest was really excited to receive this book and had to take it next door to show it off to her little friends.  The cover of the book literally draws you in as you watch the globe "spin" when the book is moved from side to side.  This book is so easy to use because it has tabs that divide each section by continent and also has colorful, foldout pages to inspire your future world travelers to explore and learn.  I love also that this book has a lot of great facts to go along with the beautiful illustrations as well as fascinating "Did You Know?" facts.  This book is not only for the oldest, yet it is more so, but it is for me too because it has taught me a lot of things that I didn't otherwise know.  This book is fantastic and a wonderful addition to my oldest's learning. Ages 8 and up $16.95

Silver Dolphin Books was founded about twenty years ago and is a part of the Baker&Taylor Publishing Group.  Baker & Taylor Publishing Group has a growing list of published titles and now has a backlist of more than 500 books.  These books are sold in the US and around the world.
Silver Dolphin Books publishes activity, novelty and educational nonfiction books for preschoolers to 12 year olds.  Highly interactive formats such as Field Guides and Uncover series both educate and entertain your older children.  The lovable characters of the Maurice Pledger series and the boldly illustrated Snappy Sounds series appeal to both young children and parents alike.  If you are looking for a great books to give as a gift for any occasion for the special children in your life, look no further than Silver Dolphin Books.  Whether your child is interested in insects, cats, Planet Earth, rockets, or others, Silver Dolphin definitely has you covered.  Several Silver Dolphin books have won awards from Parent's Choice, Teacher's Choice, NAAPA, and iParenting Media.    For more information and to see all of the great books that they have to offer, please head over HERE.

The great folks over at Silver Dolphin Books would love to give one of my lucky Mommy2TwoGirls readers a book of their choice, whichever one you would absolutely love to have from their vast catalog. (approx value $20)

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Giveaway will end on Wednesday 7/14 at 7pm EST.  Winner will be chosen via and notified by email as well as posted here on my blog.  Winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. Open to US residents ONLY!  Special thanks to Mana and everyone at Silver Dolphin Books for sponsoring this giveaway.  GOOD LUCK!
Disclosure- I received no monetary compensation for this review, only two free books from Silver Dolphin in exchange for my honest opinions.  The words expressed in this review are my own and not influenced in any way.  Additional information provided by the Silver Dolphin website.  No purchase necessary to enter and void where prohibited by law.


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