Hey everyone! I'm here today to share the lovely picture book Honey Girl, as well as give you the opportunity to enter a fun giveaway!
Honey Girl: The Hawaiian Monk Seal by Jeanne Walker Harvey
Review by Lauren
source: copy from the author and The Children's Book Review: I am compensated for this review but all opinions are still my own
Official Summary: Hawaiian locals and visitors always enjoy spotting endangered Hawaiian monk seals, but Honey Girl is an extra special case. She has raised seven pups, and scientists call her Super Mom. After Honey Girl is injured by a fishhook, she gets very sick. Scientists and veterinarians work to save Honey Girl until she can be released back to her beach. This true story will have readers captivated to learn more about this endangered species.
Review: This is such a cute picture book. First off, I love the illustrations and how realistic they almost seem to be. As for the actual story, it was a great tale of Honey Girl or "Super Mom" who who helped and rehabilitated by the Hawaiian people so that she could go back to the ocean and raise even more pups. This was such a sweet story - I could see it being a good book to read with kids around Mother's Day since a big theme of the story is a mother's love.
The story is a fairly simple read, but there are a lot of details included. It's definitely a great way to learn about Hawaiian monk seals and even a little about the state of Hawaii. The back of the book even includes some extra facts and references for the curious child - or adult! I do enjoy these additions to books because I often finish a book wondering more about what I learned within.
All in all, Honey Girl is a really cute read and perfect for kids of all ages!
To Celebrate The Release Of Honey Girl: The Hawaiian Monk Seal....
Enter To Win A 2 Book Autographed Prize Pack From Award-Winning Author Jeanne Walker Harvey, Plus 2 Plush Animals.
One (1) grand prize winner receives:
A copy of Honey Girl: The Hawaiian Monk Seal, autographed by Jeanne Walker Harvey
A copy of Astro: The Steller Sea Lion, autographed by Jeanne Walker Harvey
Two (2) plush toy animals
Age Range: 5-8
Hardcover: 32 pages
Giveaway ends March 22, 2017, at 11:59 P.M. MT. Giveaway open to US addresses only.
Prizes and samples provided by Jeanne Walker Harvey.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jeanne Walker Harvey is the author of several award-winning books, including Astro: The Steller Sea Lion and My Hands Sing the Blues: Romare Bearden’s Childhood Journey. She’s been a language arts teacher and currently gives school tours at a local museum. Jeanne lives near the Golden Gate Bridge in California and walks by the bay every day looking for sea lions. She writes with her gray tabby cat sitting on the desk next to her.