Children's Book #Review and #Giveaway: Gunther the Underwater Elephant

Saturday, November 05, 2011 Posted by Dina N

Book Description
Gunther, the baby elephant, discovers he can swim under water. But what happens when he swims too far from home?

My Thoughts
Gunther the Underwater Elephant is a lovely written and beautifully illustrated book about the adventures of a little elephant named Gunther. His love of swimming and adventurous spirit takes him far away from home. Gunther meets a whale, sees a sunken ship, sparkling coral and brightly colored fish. When his worried mother starts looking for her baby, she is captured by hunters. Gunther and his elephant family come up with a clever plan to save his mom.

My kids loved Gunther's adventures and the cute illustrations. The book is recommended for kids 4-8. It is written and illustrated by Ginger Nielson who has illustrated a number of other children's books as well. Find out more about Ms. Nielson at her website and blog.

Gunther the Underwater Elephant was published in the summer by 4RV Publishing. I do have one suggestion for the publisher - correct Ms. Nielson's name on the cover and on the title page. Misspells are embarrassing.

The Giveaway
One lucky U.S. reader will win a copy of Gunther the Underwater Elephant!

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Disclaimer / Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy with no obligation for a positive review. No compensation was obtained for this post. Photo and book info courtesy of the publisher, author or PR firm.

34 comments:

  1. Pricilla said...

    I am a big fan of One Fish Two Fish

  2. Patsy said...

    I liked The Yearling. My older sisters read it to me quite often
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  3. Kimberly said...

    My very favorite Children's book is Chicken Soup with Rice
    Kims2312@Verizon.net

  4. Mandy Kauffman said...

    I love the book called "Arty the Smarty." Hard to find, but my Dad used to read it to me.

    amanda_l_peters@hotmail.com

  5. Janet W. said...

    Right now my grandson loves his Dinosaur Train A to Z book the best!
    janet3rdgrade@yahoo.com

  6. Laura H. said...

    Thanks for the cute giveaway! One of my favorites is "Ten Little Ladybugs".

  7. Trung Nguyen said...

    My favorite Children's book is Cinderella

  8. Linda Kish said...

    Wembley's Egg

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  9. Ashley Davis said...

    The Amazing Bone.

  10. Ashley said...

    The Amazing Bone

  11. mrsshukra said...

    Good Dog, Carl!

  12. ape2016 said...

    King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry

  13. Kris said...

    the very hungry caterpillar

  14. Carrie Phelps said...

    My favorite books are any Dr. Seuss.
    carriedust@yahoo.com

  15. Beau said...

    Pierre the Penguin: A True Story

    heyfrugalmommy at hotmail dot com

  16. Anonymous said...

    My favorite is Where the Wild Things Are
    info(at)mijalphotography(dot)com

  17. The Knapps said...

    I love Ten Little Ladybugs!

    danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

  18. Rosita said...

    I love reading Little
    Quack to my twin grandchildren.

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  19. Kristie said...

    I like "The Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle. Also, have you seen any scanimation? You should look it up. It's awesome. "Gallop" by Rufus Butler Seder is an example. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  20. Aleksandra Nearing said...

    We love the classic fairy tales best right now.

  21. Charity and John said...

    I like Good Night, Moon for young children.
    primabee at hotmail dot com

  22. Lmbrunken said...

    The pokey little puppy

  23. Sandy S. said...

    My son loves the Pigeon books. He's also loving the Fly Guy books that we picked up at the library. His all time favorite is Goodnight Moon

    sandy@suddenlysandy.com

  24. The Sleepy Dreamer said...

    Junie B. Jones is my favorite.
    lnb1191(at)aol(dot)com

  25. Elaine said...

    the giving tree

  26. ♡♥♬ Raven In A Blue Room ♬♥♡ said...

    my daughter loves her Winnie The Pooh books

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
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  27. Kristie said...

    I love "The Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  28. KD { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

    Chica Chica boom boom

  29. Ledford Land said...

    I always loved Matilda growing up

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  30. Anonymous said...

    My favorite children's book is more than one - the Dr Suess books. Love all of them. :)

  31. lisawith4 said...

    oh I have so many. Love the Anne of Green Gables series and all of Jan Brett's books.

  32. Tylerpants said...

    My fave is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

  33. Kristie said...

    My kids enjoy The Cat in the Hat :-)

    khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  34. Patty C said...

    I love "Where the Wild Things Are"

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