Monday, October 26, 2009

GIVEAWAY ALERT! Winter's Tail Book and Prize Pack

Winter's Tail is a brand new Scholastic book release from the #1 New York Times bestselling authors of Owen and Mzee.

Winter is a little bottlenose dolphin who triumphs against all the odds. After being mangled in a crab net, she loses her tail and is rescued and brought to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Florida. With the miracles of modern technology, a tireless group of prosthetic engineers create a prosthetic tail that enables Winter to swim again. Winter has become an inspiration for millions who must overcome all kinds of difficult challenges in life, especially to children who are amputees themselves. The tale doesn't end there. The special technology used for Winter's prosthetic tail is being used to develop prosthetics for Iraq war veterans who have especially sensitive injuries.

One (1) winner will receive a Winter’s Tail prize pack!

* Dolphin Plush
* Dolphin Key Chain
* Copy of Winter’s Tail: How OneLittle Dolphin Learned to Swim Again Book
* Winter’s Tail game forNintendo DS
To enter the contest please post a comment below and tell us if you have ever seen a dolphin and where (ocean, aquarium, etc..) from October 26 -November 9th
You must be 18 years or older and live in the Continental US to be eligible.

Please make sure we have your email address!


  1. Great giveaway! Are you still taking entries? It says the deadline is October 16th in your post.

    I saw a pod of dolphins in Redondo Beach once about ten years ago. They were swimming very close to shore around the swimmers and surfers. There were about twenty, and they played for about twenty minutes before moving on. I've since moved to Seattle and I know people see them from the ferries here sometimes, but I never have. I always keep an eye out, though. They're incredible.

  2. Hi Kim! Thanks for pointing out my must be my Mommy Brain!(I just corrected it) The contest runs for 2 weeks starting today and you are officially in the runnings :)Thanks for sharing.

  3. What a beautiful story to read to my son about helping others is the right thing and can lead to beautiful things you can't even imagine. I've seen dolphins in the wild and aquarium settings - our story is of the wild animal helping the humans.

    On a trip to SC we took a boat ride and while visitng an uninhabited beach a huge storm blew up very suddenly. The Captain kept his calm and got us back to shore safe and sound - the local townspeople were incredibly worried about us - seems the storm was actually a tornado! During the boat ride back to the pier we were escorted on both sides of the boat by beautiful dolphins. All of the passengers oohed and ahhed and focused on this wonderful display and never really knew the danger we were in. Afterwards, knowing that man and dolphin worked together to guide us to safety was an amazing feeling. Thanks to this post for reminding me...

  4. I think this blog is awesome. I take my granddaughters to the library all the time and you have given me some really good ideas on books and movies for them. Thanks! Kim

  5. I have never had the pleasure of seeing a dolphin, but it is definitely on my list of things to do in my lifetime. Thanks for offering this awesome oppurtunity. If I am fortunate enough to win, I am donating this to my daughter's classroom library/media center.

  6. Ive seen dolphins near Hawaii - pretty exciting and beautiful :)

  7. I have seen several dophins in various aquariums. Most recently we took our boys to Sea World and they LOVED it. They are amazing animals.

  8. I have loved dolphins since I was little. I started swimming competitively at age 8 and I loved butterfly because of the dolphin kick. My first upclose experience with dolphins was in 6th grade, we went to the Big Island of Hawaii and at our hotel they had a dolphin experience. We got to pet them, tickle them, and feed them. For a dolphin obsessed tween this was awesome! I was constantly drawing and painting dolphins and I loved (and still do) Wyland's dolphin scenes.

    When we lived in Southern California (Santa Barbara and Santa Monica) we would see them off the coast every once in a while. The best was right before the Santa Monica Triathlon, since I was a little nervous about there being sharks out there, seeing jumping dolphins put me at ease.

    Most recently we did Cabo Dolphins, this was even better than my experience in Hawaii. We got to be in the water with the dolphins and got to experience them in a totally different way. We even got to go for a ride with one!

    I think that dolphins are incredible animals that are extremely intelligent and need to be protected.

    Very cool giveaway!


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