Monday, September 27, 2010

The Nurtia Frog Kingdom book review and giveaway!! DEADLINE EXTENDED!!

This giveaway's deadline is now October 18!



I was given the chance to review a really neat children's book and musical CD recently. This was right up our alley! One of the most important values I use when parenting and want to instill in my child(ren) is a love and respect of the earth. "The Nutria Frog Kingdom" by Bayou Bennett is an awesome green children's book. Bayou is a film maker and professor of fine arts and cinema at New York Institute of Technology. Her goal in writing this book was to target future generations, the people who will be taking care of the earth for years to come. I just love that!

The story takes place in the magical swamps of Louisiana where the local wildlife has become threatened by pollution. Two young children stumble upon the mess and are taught how to make it right. The main character,  King Leo, is actually based on legendary musician Washboard Leo Thomas who is also Bayou's father. How cool is that?!

Emma just loves this book. The story is a bit above her head (she's only 19 months old) but the illustrations are really neat and extremely colorful. We look at the book together and feel sad about the pollution in the swamp and are happy when it's cleaned up. Emma's really cute about it, she makes a fake crying sound when we get to the page with all the garbage laying around the swamp and says "Emma be-uh" (Emma clean up). This is exactly the message I want conveyed to my daughter.

The story has a positive message about getting involved in and cleaning up your community. It encourages practices such as: turning off lights when not in use, recycling, carpooling and buying organic. There are activity pages in the back of the book for older kids to write down their ideas for helping the environment. This would be a really great book to use in a classroom!
Oh, and what is a nurtia frog, you ask? Well, you'll have to read the book to find out.

The music CD contains fun, upbeat bluegrass and banjo songs. I put it on during lunch time and Emma was dancing around in her highchair. She just loved it.

Buy it
You can buy your own copy of The Nutria-Frog Kingdom here. A copy of the book is only $12.99 and a book with CD is $17.99

or

Win it
Bayou has generously offered one lucky reader a copy of her unique, eco-friendly book, The Nutria Frog Kingdom.


How to enter




Each action counts as one entry unless otherwise stated. Leave a separate comment for each entry and please include your email address. You must complete the mandatory entry before you are eligible for any other entries.




**Mandatory Entry**

This is going to be super simple, just leave me a comment letting me know what your family does to be a little more "green".



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****This giveaway will end Monday October, 18. Winner will be drawn by an online random number generator and will be notified by email. Winner must respond to my email within 48 hours or a new winner will be drawn. This giveaway is open to US residents.


Good luck!!

**I was sent a copy of the book "The Nutria Frog Kingdom" by Bayou Bennett and musical CD for review purposes. Everything written in this review is truth and completely my own opinion.

35 comments:

polly said...

we recycle recycle recycle!
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Anna Smith said...

We use reusable bags at the grocery stores.

Shanee said...

We try not to waste anything and turn the water off when we are brushing our teeth, etc. This looks like a great book!

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Justine McD. said...

We cloth diaper, breastfeed, I just started using mama cloth, we recycle our cans and I try to reuse what ever I can around the house.

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Jess and the boys said...

Great giveaway! I'd love to win because I really enjoy teaching my older son how we can do little things to help the planet! We recycle, use cloth diapers and line dry, to name a few! :)

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TheTreeHugginMomma said...

We recycle & cloth diaper!

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hannah said...

We recycle, use cloth diapers, wash laundry on cold (except cloth diapers), and use CFL bulbs!
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JKMommy said...

We're going more green with cloth diapers & cloth wipes. considering all cloth napkins! :)
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stacythemagnificentmommy said...

we use cloth diapers!
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katklaw777 said...

We switched from paper to cloth napkins...looks like a cute book, thanks.