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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Good Night, Little Sea Otter (Giveaway)

Good Night, Little Sea OtterAdorable and informative.  That is how I would describe Good Night, Little Sea Otter.  We love picture books that we can learn from, and author Janet Halfmann has written another great book about animals!  (We really enjoyed Fur and Feathers, too, and it's linked to our review.)

As you might imagine, Good Night, Little Sea Otter is about Little Sea Otter who just is not ready for bed!  He just has to say good night to all of the creatures in and around the kelp forest where Little Sea Otter sleeps.  Personally, I enjoyed reading about how baby sea otters sleep on their mamas' chests.  Not only that, they wrap themselves in kelp as they sleep on top of the water so that they do not drift away.  My children both enjoyed pointing to all the different sea creatures that illustrator Wish Williams shared through the pictures.  Good Night, Little Sea Otter is more than just about sea otters.  It's about the community of sea life!  Seagulls, sea lions, star fish, and snails are all included in this tale of a little guy who just doesn't want to go to sleep.  I think many children can relate to that!  Though this book introduces children to many sea creatures, it really can be just a "fun" read.

Upon completing this book, my daughter promptly said, "Let's play Little Sea Otter.  You be Mama.  I'll be Little Sea Otter."  I clarified that our son also needed to be a baby sea otter.  To continue this imaginative play, I promptly told the Little Sea Otter that it was time for bed, just like the book began.  Without missing a beat, my four year old told me she wasn't ready for sleep and she needed to say good night to her friends.  This cracked me up!  We don't often act out stories, and she did this all on her own!

We actually have had this book for quite some time, but after our initial reading, my daughter claimed it for her own, and she took it to her bedroom!  Once I reclaimed it as a family book, we have all had the opportunity to enjoy it more!  If your little ones are interested in sea life, I definitely recommend this book.

I have some great news for you, readers!  Star Bright Books is offering an autographed paperback copy of Good Night, Little Sea Otter to a Live, Learn, Love reader!
Giveaway:
To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment below.  (Be sure I have a way to contact you through your profile or leave an email address.)  If you are a follower of Live, Learn, Love through GFC or email, leave a second comment telling me so for an extra entry.  This giveaway is restricted to mailing addresses in the USA.


Giveaway ends Sunday, April 3rd.  I will email the winner and post the winners name on this post.


Giveaway is now closed.  Comment #9, Janice, is the winner!!  Congratulations!  An email has been sent!

28 comments:

Christy said...

That sounds like a very sweet book.

mommy days said...

seems like a great bedtime book! johnson.dony@gmail.com

mommy days said...

i follow ur blog via google reader. johnson.dony@gmail.com

Shonda said...

That is so cute! I love acting out stories! shondaet@gmail.com

Shonda said...

I follow GFC. shondaet@gmail.com

Kassandra said...

My son loves books !!
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Kassandra said...

I also started to follow you !!!

Janice said...

We would love to read this book!
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Janice said...

I'm a follower!
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LaVonne @ Long Wait said...

We love books here. Thanks for the chance to win.

LaVonne @ Long Wait said...

I am a GFC follower.

Jenny said...

What a cute story!

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Jenny said...

I love your blog. Thank you for all the great ideas of things to do with my two boys! jschultz227@wi.rr.com

Marcia De Paz said...

First time visiting your blog (I come from a BBC crock pot cooking thread), and I find it very nice, I like your blog, and I'm sure my kids would love to read "Good Night Little Sea Otter."

Marcia
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Tracey M. said...

What a great book for a giveaway! It looks very cute and we love bedtime stories. Saw your post over at Mouse Grows, Mouse Learns.
Thanks for this opportunity!

Jacquie said...

my kids LOVE books! This looks like a very cute one!

uvgirl said...

My little girl loves animals! The books looks adorable!!

One crazy group said...

my children love to read, and i read to them every night as part of their bedtime routine.

One crazy group said...

I'm a GFC follower

AMK said...

Sounds like a great book.

AMK said...

I follow through google reader

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great book. Would be quite nice in our collection. My little man loves to "read" with me.

Nancye said...

This sounds like a really cute book! My daughter would love this book!

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Nancye said...

GFC Follower

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Janet Halfmann http://www.janethalfmann.com said...

Thanks for the great review of my book and for all the nice comments from everyone who stopped by. Happy Dreams to All!

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