Friday, October 9, 2009

Winter's Tail Review and Giveaway...


Thanks to Scholastic I got to review this wonderful, touching book called: Winter's Tail: How One Little Dolphin Learned to Swim Again. I LOVE dolphins so I was excited about this! This book is part of the Turtle Pond Book Collection from Scholastic. The collection features inspiring true stories about animals. Winter's Tail: How One Little Dolphin Learned to Swim Again is a remarkable true story and a must read!

When Winter, an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, was just three months old, she was rescued from a crab trap off the coast of Florida, and her tail was seriously damaged. She was rushed to Clearwater Marine Aquarium. It wasn’t clear that she would survive, but to everyone’s amazement, she did. Eventually though, her tail fell off, which caused Winter to compensate by swimming more like a fish than a dolphin. Over time, it was clear that she was seriously damaging her spine. But, for the last year, Winter has been learning to use a prosthetic tail. The idea came from a company that makes prosthetics for humans. It was challenging, but Winter is thriving and using her new tail with great command.


Winter is an inspiration to everyone, especially to children and adults who face challenges themselves. Many follow her blog and write e-mails to her. Day after day, the crowds come to Clearwater for a close-up look at Winter, the little dolphin that could.

Winter lives at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium

About the Author:

Craig Hatkof, the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Owen & Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship, is the cofounder of the Tribeca Film Festival and of Turtle Pond Publications. He has appeared on various national media outlets, including NBC’s Today Show and CNN. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Manhattan.



There's also a new Winter's Tail Nintendo DS game coming out!

Thanks to
Scholastic I get to give one lucky winner a pize pack that includes a...
Dolphin Plush
Dolphin Key Chain

Copy of Winter’s Tail:
How One Little Dolphin Learned to Swim Again
Book

Winter’s Tail
game for Nintendo DS














To Win...
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Tweet or Facebook about this 1 entry
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Giveaway ends on Tues. Oct. 27th, 2009.


DISCLAIMER:
*I do not receive either monetary or any other form of compensation. I do however receive the review products at no charge to evaluate and express my own opinion.*

113 comments:

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This would be a very inspiring story for children. It shows the special kinship dolphins have with people.

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Julie said...

I read about Winter in Reader's Digest-think it is the October issue

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Misty said...

Aww, this looks adorable. And would be great for the classroom when I start teaching.
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Dolphin Girl said...

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Wendy said...

Hope I'm not too late. I'm a follower of your blog but just heard my daughter talking about this. She's a teacher and she'd love to use this in her classroom.

Mindy said...

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