Friday, July 31, 2009

Silver Dolphin Book Review and Giveaway!

I am addicted to books. I always have been, whether it is fiction or non-fiction it doesn't matter. I love to read. And the apple hasn't fallen far from the tree. Sometimes my daughter will sit for over an hour with her books and just look through them. We spend a lot of time reading in the evening and she just can't get enough. As she is getting older and we are starting to homeschool, I am looking more discriminantly at the books she is reading and trying to find books that are exciting to her and yet educational. In my search for new books I came across Silver Dolphin Books. When I was looking through their site I was impressed with the variety of books they had to offer all age levels and all interests. I was especially interested in the educational nonfiction books that they had.



I was able to review two books from Silver Dolphin Books. The first book I received was for my two year old and it was the "Wheels on the Bus". The book is extremely cute and caught my son's eye right away. You can press a button on the front and it sings the song "the wheels on the bus". Then each page contains artistic pictures of each of the verses of the song. It is a nice, hardcover book and the last page has a surprise pop-out of the bus and the people all move on it. Since this is my son's favorite song I knew he would love the book and I wasn't disappointed. Since my son is still young, often times he doesn't make it through an entire book but he made it all of the way to the end of this one!!


My daughter loves to ride horses and so we recently started incorporating learning the parts of the horse and the breeds into our learning curriculum. She is really enjoying it but it has been hard to find a "curriculum" that isn't too much like a textbook since she is so young. So I was excited to find the book "Action Files: Horses". They say don't judge a book by its cover; but I did and I was right. The cover of the book is a dazzling lenticular cover (I had to look up the right words to describe this-it's that cool 3-d image where you can turn it different angles and the picture moves). Some of the book was a little bit over my daughter's head, which is great because she can grow with it, but most of the book could be used to teach any age. It had so much inside: 3-D horse mask, index cards about the breeds, stickers, horse poster and the history of the horse.


After receiving both of these books, I was not surprised to read and learn that Silver Dolphin Books have received all types of Parent Choice Awards. They certainly get a two thumbs up from me.

About Silver Dolphin Books :
Silver Dolphin Books publishes activity, novelty, and educational nonfiction books for preschoolers to 12-year-olds. Highly interactive formats such as the Robotic Animals and Uncover series both educate and entertain older children.


Win It:
One lucky winner will win one book of choice from Silver Dolphin Books.

To enter:
Visit Silver Dolphin Books and tell me which book you would chose
For extra entries:
Follow Silver Dolphin on Twitter
Follow my blog
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Blog About/ Twitter about this giveaway (leave link to status page in comment)

Please remember to leave an email address so I can contact you if you win. Leave a comment for each separate entry. This contest ends August 10, 2009 at Midnight. A winner will be chosen using Random.org and will be contacted via email. This giveaway is open to US residents.

97 comments:

  1. I love the
    Spotlight Jungle Explorer. amsbolda@hotmail.com

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  2. I follow your blog. amsbolda@hotmail.com

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  3. I follow silver dolphin on twitter. 1amypugmire. amsbolda@hotmail.com

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  4. I subscribe. amsbolda@hotmail.com

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  5. tweeted. amsbolda@hotmail.com

    http://twitter.com/1amypugmire/status/3066304086

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  6. I would choose Incredible Animals for my girls.

    Risingsouth at aol dot com.

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  7. I am a subscriber.

    Risingsouth at aol dot com.

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  8. I have to say I'd want the Wheels on the Bus book too - my 16 mt old is OBSESSED with that song!

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  9. twitter follow them (kgail11)

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  10. my choice would be the amazing baby clap and sing
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  11. following silver dolphin on twitter
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  12. following my blog
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  13. subscribed to blog
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  14. subscriber

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  15. http://twitter.com/bamagrl98/status/3077000949

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  16. the leonardo da vinci book is cool

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  17. following silver dollar books

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  18. I would get the safari animals sticker activity book!

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  19. Wonders Inside: The Human Body by Stradling, Jan is one I would pick
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  20. I like the Amazing Baby Night, Night Baby book.

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  21. I'd do the 3-D Explorer Rain Forest.

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  22. I like the Action Files: Egypt by Rupert Matthews.
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  23. My son would love Learning in Action - Dinosaurs. Thanks for the chance, justicecw@hotmail.com

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  24. I am a follower
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  25. I am an email subscriber
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  26. I am following Silver Dolphin on twitter - my username is justicecw
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  27. I tweeted at http://twitter.com/justicecw/status/3106165559
    thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

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  28. I would choose World of Inventors: Leonardo da Vinci

    amandasandico at yahoo dot com

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  29. baby boo or any book from that collection they look wonderful!!

    henneymj@aol.com

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  30. I would pick Amazing Baby Rain or Shine.

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  31. I want the Field Guide to Ocean Animals for my classroom! atboop2@yahoo.com

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  32. I like Amazing Baby Spots and Dots.
    lgrieser(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  33. I would love to have the Science by John Farndon book for my daughter- thank you!

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  34. Wow-these books are incredible! My favorite is Sounds of the Wild: Safari-my granddaughter would love it!
    smchester at gmail dot com

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  35. I follow your blog.
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  36. I like:
    3-D Explorer: Oceans by Jen Green

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  37. Lynn in MD (cousin)August 4, 2009 at 11:33 PM

    I follow your blog. :)

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  38. I think the Incredible Animals book looks great!

    jlsemon at gmail dot com

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  39. I follow Silver Dolphin on Twitter as @LadyRiposter.

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  40. There is so many great things to choose from such as Fine Art Studio Painting by Mary Iverson.

    samsakara@twcny.rr.com

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  43. Moving Windows: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star and Nursery Rhymes are what I would choose.

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  44. I follow you blog. henrydog12@yahoo.com

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  45. I follow Silver Dolphin Books on twitter

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  46. I tweeted at twitter.com/Radar626

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  47. I like the Amazing Baby Night, Night Baby book.

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  48. I think my favorite is "The Wheels on the Bus", my son loves this song!

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  49. I follow silver dolphin on twitter!

    feather1126@hotmail.com

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  50. I am a subscriber!
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  51. I would choose "Uncover a Dolphin." msuruosey@yahoo.com

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  52. The 3-d Explorer Rainforest. :)

    misusedinnocence@aol.com

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  53. I would choose Learning in Action: Human Body.
    pkildow at gmail dot com

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  54. I would choose Amazing Baby On the Move!

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  55. I would choose the Safari Animals Sticker Activity Book for my daughter, she really loves books like this! Thanks so much for such a great giveaway!

    Eloise
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  56. Following Silver Dolphin on Twitter (furygirl3132)

    Eloise
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  57. Following your blog (furygirl3132)

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  58. Email subscriber.

    Eloise
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  59. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/furygirl3132/status/3206744086

    Eloise
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  60. I'd pick The Wonders Inside books.
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

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  61. The Wonders Inside
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  62. I like the Wonders Inside. THank you

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  63. I am a follower. Thanks

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  64. I am following Silver Dolphin on Twitter. THanks

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  65. I would get the Super Racing (A Cool Cars Book)

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  66. Ultiamte Guide Atlas

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  67. I would like the Kalediopops: Bugs book.

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  68. I follow Silver Dolphin on twitter: qwills2cats

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  69. I follow and tweeted: http://twitter.com/qwills2cats/status/3215795612

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  70. I would get the Gladiators book.

    Thanks so much!
    pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

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  71. I'm a follower.

    Thanks so much!
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  72. Either the Incredible Animals by Sally Morgan OR Animals by Steve Parker... weeshenanigans (at) gmail (dot) com

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  73. I would choose 3-D Explorer: Oceans by Jen Green!!

    Thanks for the chance!

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  74. I would pick the Totally Dinosaurs book. Thank you.

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  75. Spinning Globe Night Sky would be perfect for my kids.We are homeschooling this year and I want to teac them about the constellations.Thanks!

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  76. My daughter would love the Learning in Action: Dinosaurs by Malam, John; Francis, John.

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  77. I am a follower.

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  78. I also follow Silver Dolphin on Twitter -- doodlebug40.

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  79. id choose Uncover the Human Body

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  80. following silver on twitter klp1965

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  81. following your blog as klp1965
    kathy pease

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  82. http://twitter.com/klp1965/status/3232513672

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  83. I would choose the Horses book. My great granddaughter loves horses. They are the first thing she sees when she comes to visit. After she has rubbed her "Redman" then she talks to the rest of us. I would love to win it for her. ybutler@oppcatv.com

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  84. I subscribe and want that extra entry. Thanks ybutler@oppcatv.com

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  85. I follow your blog and want the extra entry. Thanks ybutler@oppcatv.com

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  86. I would chose the Amazing Baby Quack, Quack! by Emma Dodd

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  87. I follow your blog

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  88. I subscribe to your blog

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  89. I'd choose Kaleidopops Oceans

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