Children's Book #Review and #Giveaway: Star of the Sea by Janet Halfmann (Ends 7/28) CLOSED

Thursday, July 07, 2011 Posted by Dina N

Book Description
With the ocean her home, an ochre sea star hunts for her morning meal. She folds over her rays and grips the rocky shore with sticky feet as she feasts on shellfish. When she takes too long, the tide flows back without her, and Sea Star becomes easy prey for a seagull. But she is built to survive and returns to the sea, although with one less ray.

Through inspiring words and stunning pictures, the fascinating world of a small but mighty sea creature is brought to light.

My Review
Star of the Sea is a non-fiction book for kids. It tells the fascinating true story of the star fish. The book follows this remarkable sea creature for one day - from her breakfast of shellfish to losing a ray to a hungry bird. My daughter and I learned quite a bit about the star fish, thanks to Janet Halfmann's new book. The illustrations are beautiful and perfectly complement the story.

If you are not familiar with Janet Halfmann's books for children, you should also check out Fur and Feathers and Good Night, Little Sea Otter. Her books are fun and educational and make a wonderful addition to our family library.

The Giveaway
One lucky US reader will win a copy of Star of the Sea: A Day in the Life of a Starfish by Janet Halfmann!

To enter, please visit Janet Halfmann's site and comment below with the title of another book that you'd like to share with the kids in your life.

For extra entries, feel free to do any or all of the following:

  • follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway – you can do this once a day, feel free to copy and paste: "#Win a copy of Star of the Sea by @JanetHalfmann! #Giveaway ends 7/28 @aitmama #contests #kids #books #sweeps http://tiny.cc/kedrx";
  • tell us who would be enjoying the book if you won;
  • follow @JanetHalfmann on twitter;
  • if you are a friend of Janet Halfmann on Facebook, let me know below for an extra entry;
  • go here for additional ways to get extra entries.
The deadline to enter is July 28, 2011, 11:59pm EST. A winner will be randomly selected and notified by e-mail. They will have 72 hours to get back to me, or an alternate will be chosen. Open to those of age 18+ with mailing addresses in the U.S. The winner will receive their prize directly from the sponsor.

Disclaimer / Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy with no obligation for a positive review. No compensation - monetary or in kind - has been obtained for this post. Photo and book info courtesy of the publisher. 

143 comments:

  1. Kimberly said...

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  6. Jennifer said...

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  16. AnneLoyd said...

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  26. janetfaye said...

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  35. Trung Nguyen said...

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  47. Carol L. said...

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  48. Carol L. said...

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  53. Theresa N. said...

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  54. ktgonyea said...

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  59. Mrs.Smitty said...

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  61. Mrs.Smitty said...

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  67. Janet Halfmann http://www.janethalfmann.com said...

    Thanks so for the wonderful review. I'm glad you and your daughter learned lots of new things about starfish. I know I sure learned a lot of amazing things researching the book. And thanks to so many readers who have stopped by. Good Luck to All!

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  76. Kristie said...

    I would like to read "Good Night, Little Sea Otter". Sounds cute! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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  78. Kristie said...

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  86. Missy said...

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  88. janetfaye said...

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  90. Raven In A Blue Room said...

    Good Night, Little Sea Otter seems to be another heart warming book

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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  91. Raven In A Blue Room said...

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  100. janetfaye said...

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  102. Heather said...

    The Star of the Sea is actually one that I want to share with my children.

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  103. Heather said...

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  104. Heather said...

    Both my 4 and 2 year old children would be sharing and enjoying this book with me.

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  105. Heather said...

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  112. Andrea said...

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  113. Patricia said...

    Seven Miles to Freedom is what I'd like to share with the kids.

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  116. Patricia said...

    If I won, I'd give this to my 14 month old nephew and niece. I've already gotten them Good Night Little Sea Otter, which they love.

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  119. AEKZ2 said...

    I'd like to also share The Tallest Building with my son.

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  120. AEKZ2 said...

    I'd like to give this book to my son.

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  139. Mommy-Money said...

    I want Good night little sea otter
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  140. Mommy-Money said...

    This would be for my daughter!
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  141. DonnaP said...

    Good Night Little Sea Otter looks very cute!

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