Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Winter’s Tail How One Little Dolphin Learned to Swim Again by Juliana Hatkoff, Isabella Hatkoff, and Craig Hatkoff


I love dolphins. I always have. I remember the first time I touched one when I was in second grade. My dream is to swim with them, so when I was asked to be on the book tour for Winter’s Tail How One Little Dolphin Learned to Swim Again by Juliana Hatkoff, Isabella Hatkoff, and Craig Hatkoff, I quickly said yes. The story is about Winter, a young dolphin that gets caught in fishing net. He is rescued and taken to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Florida. (Don’t you like my very brief summary?)

My summary is short because YOU MUST read the book to find out all the special events that happen in the life of this young dolphin. I just started a unit on non-fiction reading and writing with my third and fourth graders and this book will come in handy. As a non-fiction text it has the features we are talking about: introduction, photographs, maps, captions, etc. However, it is the engaging story that will suck the kids in. This book is not just “The facts, just the fact!” It has soul. Boys and girls at many different reading levels can and will enjoy Winter’s Tail.

One last exciting bit of information. There is a give away. Stop by and comment and you will have a chance to win the book, a dolphin (not a living one!) and much, much more. The contest ends October 13, 2009.

Book for review courtesy of the publisher.

8 comments:

Barb Sweeney Slenger said...

I love dolphins and I want your books!!!!

Carol said...

I want to swim with the dolphins someday…

Megan said...

Looks like a great book! I'd love to win!

juli said...

I appreciate your "short" summary and I now I really MUST read this book. I have always loved dolphins and also would love to swim with them someday.

juli

Ms. Robillard said...

I have some fanatical dolphin fans in my class this year. This sounds like a perfect book for my third graders. Thank you for the recommendation. I will keep my fingers crossed... and look out for it in the book orders and book store.

meagantang said...

My 5 little kids love dolphins and would love love to get this book! Thanks!
Meagan

Patrick A. Allen said...

Sounds like a book all children will enjoy!

halpey1 said...

Owen and Mzee is one of my class' favorite books. I have one little boy this year that ADORES anything related to Dolphins and/or the ocean.

Thank you!

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