Sunday, August 16, 2009

Silver Dolphin Books Review & Giveaway - 8/30

Silver Dolphin goes above and beyond your ordinary book. They publish activity, novelty, and educational nonfiction books for preschoolers to 12-year-olds. They've received numerous awards and it's no surprise why. Silver Dolphin takes reading and learning to a whole new level.

I think there are many benefits to reading books and I highly encourage my children to read. What I particularly like about Silver Dolphin Books is that they are interactive. Not only do children read and learn, they also get to be hands-on.
My children received two books to review. One of the books was Uncover A Frog by Aimee Bakkan. The kids learned A LOT of facts about frogs and were able to view a 3D layered model of a frog. The model demonstrated the hidden workings of a frog's body. All six of the children were amazed at how real the model looked and spent a long time learning so many new things about frogs.
The other book reviewed was Fine Art Studio Drawing by Jim Bradrick. My 10-year-old son was particularly interested in this one. He loves to draw, but this brought out a whole new dimension for him. The kit came with a complete set of drawing tools, lessons on drawing techniques, and step-by-step drawing projects. Although my son is not a professional artist now, his drawing skills have greatly improved.

These aren't books that my children have read once and then put away. They refer to these books often and have gotten lots of use out of them.

Win It!

Silver Dolphin Books has generously offered one of my readers the chance to win a book of their own.

Mandatory Entry:

Leave a comment with which book you would choose.

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Many thanks to Silver Dolphin Books. I was sent two books to review. The opinions within this post are of my own.

80 comments:

Lee said...

Love the drawing one. My daughter would die for it!! I'm going to go and blog about you RIGHT now!

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bison61 said...

I like the Snappy Sounds Woof! by Derek Matthews

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Tj and Amy said...

my daughter would love the Amazing Baby Five Little Ducks! by Emma Dodd. amsblda@hotmail.com

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Tj and Amy said...

they have won the Oppenheim Awards
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Jennifer, The Lady Riposter said...

I would choose Incredible Animals!

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Honey Mommy said...

I would chose the Safari Animals Sticker Activity Book. My boys would love it!

Honey Mommy said...

One of the awards they have won is 2008 Parents' Choice Approved Award Winners for "Sounds of the Wild: Ocean".

Danielle a.k.a Yellie said...

I would choose the Learning in Action: Human Body book. What an awesome book!

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Danielle a.k.a Yellie said...

They won the 2009 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award!

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alwayshopeful said...

my little koby's fav animal is a duck,he would love the Amazing Baby Five Little Ducks! enter me please and thank you sooooo much!
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Beth said...

I would pick Uncover a Dolphin for my son.

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justicecw said...

I would choose Learning in Action - Dinosaurs for my son. Thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

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They won the 2009 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award
A Kaleidopops Book: Oceans
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Jake Lsewhere said...

Space, by John Farndon, looks like a good book, please enter me into this drawing.

I'm also a follower via Blogger.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
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Andrea said...

My boys would enjoy Learning In Action:Human Body.

Brimful Curiosities said...

Fine Art Studio Drawing by Jim Bradrick looks like a good art book.

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Brimful Curiosities said...

* Human Body: The Ultimate Guide to How the Body Works won the 2008 Teachers' Choice Award for the Family

Karen said...

My boys would love the human body book. They are always asking where stuff is in our bodies and I never know. Okay, Mom would like that one also!

Karen said...

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Already following you on Twitter!

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Tweeted about giveaway, but I don't know how to get link. My Twitter name is @karmelpub.

Mommy Jones said...

I like the farm animals puppet show. We love acting things out!

Mommy Jones said...

They won the Oppenheim award for the oceans book - sounds like a good one.

Sylvia said...

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Sylvia said...

I like the 3-D Explorer Oceans
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Barbara said...

My nephew loves all things ocean, so I would choose the 3-d Ocean Book. It looks great.

I am Lee-Ann... said...

I would choose this one:
Wonders Inside: The Human Body by Stradling, Jan

I am Lee-Ann... said...

They won the 2008 Parents' Choice Silver Honors Award for Uncover a Dolphin

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Carolsue said...

I would choose 3-D Explorer: Rain Forest by Joe Fullman
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icefairy said...

I'd choose Ocean. Thanks for the giveaway!
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icefairy said...

Ocean received the 2009 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award

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Hurricane said...

I would choose the Fine Art Drawing book. :)

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