Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea.
A few weeks ago, I was contacted by author Janet Halfmann, inquiring if I'd like to review a copy of her newest book, Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea. Eagerly, I agreed, after having read Little Skink's Tail, another book that she had previously authored.
Before reading this, I can honestly say I have never heard of a Narwhal. This non-fiction book for children ranging in age from 4-8 features a Narwhal. A narwhal is an Artic whale with a nine foot long tooth jutting from its head that resembles a unicorn's horn. Halfmann's newest book follows the Narwhal as it journey's from its summer home near land to its winter home deep in the Artic Sea.
The book is chuck full of information about the Narwhal and is sure to be of great interest for children who love wildlife and learning about new kinds of animals. Told in story format, children will find the reading easy, as the format is more picture-book than non-fiction. You know the information to be truthful and realistic, as the book is part of the Smithsonian Oceanic Collection! I'm definitely glad to be adding this to my (someday) classroom library! Children sponge up this information and will be sharing it with each other for days to come after reading!
Not only did Janet Halfmann personally contact me about sending a copy my way for review, she also included a paperback copy for me to give away to you! Here's what you've got to do: Leave a comment on this post no later than 11:59 EST by Friday, April 24. On the comment, share with me your favorite wildlife animal! For an extra entry, blog about the giveaway and leave another comment sharing your link! The winner will be drawn and posted on Saturday, April 25.
If you're interested in finding out more information about any of the books reviewed or if you'd like to purchase the books, click the cover image for a link to Amazon.com.