It was my daughter’s birthday this month so in celebration of her gorgeous self, I am giving away a children’s book to one lucky reader.
This giveaway is only open to South African readers.
What you have to do…
1) Tell me who the illustrator of this picture is
2) Tell me what book it is from and the author of said book
3) Tell me what book you think is being given away by trying to figure out these clues:
a) the same illustrator of this picture together with John Yeoman wrote it
b) it is suitable for ages 2/3 to 5
c) the title has something to do with outside eating
The giveaway is open until March 31 2011, that gives you exactly one week to get your thinking caps on and answers in. I will choose a winner on that day and get the results out by the following day.
Jungle Drums by Graeme Base is a brilliant book. I discovered his books when I found a book called ‘Uno’s Garden’, which is just as brilliant as Jungle Drums, in the library.
I and my daughter fell in love with the book, and it was a firm favourite for the entire two weeks we had the book.
I then discovered Jungle Drums and again, it is a firm favourite with my daughter and it is read every time we have a reading session.
The story is about Ngiri, the smallest warthog in Africa, who is teased by the other animals who are bigger and more beautiful. Nyumbu, the wildebeest, meets Ngiri in the jungle and gives him a pair of bongo drums. Drums that can grant wishes. Of course, Ngiri wishes to not be the smallest warthog in Africa so he won’t get teased.
Within all the pages, one can find Nyumbu hidden in the foliage and to be honest, I am still struggling to find her on one of the pages. There are hidden animals and differences of those animals as you go through the book.
It is entertaining and moralistic and can provide fun for both the reader and the readee! Especially when you consider that the reader has to read the book countless times at least it can keep both parties entertained!
This review was sent in by Seth Brant.
Just read this book called GENE616 by Brian Walker.
It was the most amazing book I ever read.
In it the author takes the story of the creation as told in Genesis and Revelation as a real record and then tells the story of how the events “described” in the bible really occurred. For example; his explanation for how the garden of Eden got its name was that they were discussing where they would build the biodome or “garden” on the planet’s surface and they picked a spot at the head of four rivers just as described in the bible.
Then another character in the book says that his team conducted a site survey of that area and it is a marshy area and suggests that they contruct the biodome on a dryer spot a little to the east – again just as it reads in the bible. Then when the Captain asks for the map coordinates the officer traces the coordinates on the top and side of the map ED by EN and voila – there you have it – the garden of “Eden.”
The author does the same thing with how the animals got their names, where the name Zion came from, War in Heaven, the number of the beast – even the word GENE sis or in the book GENE 616. If you know your scriptures you will be amazed! It was also a pretty good love story two. Adam and Eve are the ultimate love story and he really does it justice.
I LOVED THIS BOOK. I have read it three times and every time I do I find something new. I highly recommend it to all my friends.
Thanks Seth, I have to say, you have definitely peaked my interest in reading it. I have just done a Kalahari search for it and can’t find it on their website, and then found it on Amazon for kindle. So, for you Kindle fundies out there who need something to read, why not give this ago.
Has anyone else read it?
Congratulations Cathy, you are our February winner!
Your comment intruiged me as it is wonderful when you find a book by an author and love the story, but then never find another book by the same author. So, I went online and had a look see about what I could find out about her.
And this is some of the information that I found out for you, and any other readers who are interested in Katherine Stone.
Katherine Stone Chase (born 1949 in Seattle, Washington in 1949) is an American doctor and writer of romance novels under her maiden name Katherine Stone. She is married to the doctor and writer Jack Chase. She studied English language at the University of Stanford and obtained a doctorate at the University of Washington.
She has written 22 novels and a couple of omnibuses.
I think that is great news for you, Cathy and so for your prize I have found you a copy of her book ‘Pearl Moon’ !
A short description of the book: In Hong Kong’s magnificent Jade Palace Hotel, a meeting ground for the country’s elite, West and East collide in the glamorous persons of Allison Whitaker and the sister she never knew, when their love affairs draw them together.
So, I hope that this book meets your expectations after having read ‘Roomates’ and it being your favourite.
Please send me your email address so I can get the book to you asap.