Sunday, May 12, 2013

Kid Lit Giveaway Hop *The Family Hour in Australia












From Gibbs-Smith

"Endangered species meet mixed modern families and mid-century modern design
Australian author and illustrator Tai Snaith reinterprets the daily lives of 15 Australian native animals in her signature stye with vibrant watercolor illustrations, a quirky sense of humor, referencing mid-century modern design and curious scientific facts.
You’ll see the perfectly coiffed Gouldian finch family having breakfast at sunrise in their Marimekko-cushioned nest and the kangaroo mum going shopping with her joeys with time for a nap! With cleverly hidden clocks and secondary animals in each scene, children are encouraged to immerse themselves in the colorful watercolors and adults will delight in humorous references to design icons and a loving depiction of the mixed modern family. Also includes scientifically accurate family facts glossary and design icons such as Featherstone chairs."


Children's books have the ability to transport you to another time and place. I would so love to visit Australia, and for just a little while, on our couch we were able to travel there! A fantastic look at over 15 animals native to Australia. See what they eat, how they play, where they live and how they relate to each other. Some of the modern designs may get lost on the youngsters, but it does add an additional flare for the reader! Fantastic, detailed illustrations will make your child pause at each page to look over each page extra long. 

Enter to win a copy of The Family Hour in Australia to celebrate Children's Book Week!
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Ends May 19th

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Thanks to Gibbs-Smith for sponsoring this giveaway!
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.





21 comments:

  1. For me, Florida to see my grandkids but a dream vacation would be to Australia
    Sherry Compton
    savewish@yahoo.com

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  2. I'd love for it to transport me to space!

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  3. I would love for a childrens book to transport me to other countries, where I can explore and learn about other customs, foods without having to ride in an airplan. Thank you, I think all books are written to make us think, learn and relax

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  4. A magical place such as a Castle, anywhere magical of course! (lilbittypanda at aol dot com)

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  5. the forest, kinda enchanting and love everything enchanting

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  6. I would love a children's book that transported me to Jerusalem to see what it was like in Jesus' time & what it is like now.

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  7. How exciting to see another Aussie book. Great giveaway. Have a wonderful book week

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  8. I would like to be transported to space in a kids book!

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  9. I would love to be transported to the beach!

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  10. This book sounds great! I must see if it's available in the Uk :)

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  11. definitely australia!!

    rafflecopter name nicole krutz

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  12. I would love to be transported in a book to Africa.

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  13. I'd love for a book to transport me to a farm with lots of horses (per my daughter)

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  14. Oh, I wish I could enter this one. We just visited Australia in March and my kids still talk about it every day. I'm in Canada, so I'll tweet about it instead. Thanks for joining us in the Hop.

    Be sure to check out our Kid Lit Question of the Day. This week we are talking about the category of books, YA.

    http://motherdaughterbookreviews.com/kid-lit-question-of-the-day-what-is-a-young-adult-anyways/

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  15. I would love to be transported to Finland.

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