Sunday, March 5, 2017

Inspiring Mom Plus a Giveaway


Honey Girl: The Hawaiian Monk Seal - written by Jeanne Walker Harvey and illustrated by Shennen Bersani

        It’s a heart-warming thing to read about mothers taking good care of their children, inspiring all of us to do well in our lives, but this book is about another species of inspiring mom, a Hawaiian Monk Seal named Honey Girl.  On the inside cover, we learn that Hawaiian monk seals are endangered, so in Hawaii, everyone loves when they have the pleasure of spotting one when they're at the beach. 

         Jeanne Walker Harvey tells the tale of one of those beloved seals, Honey Girl, the seal that everyone on "her" beach seemed to know and greet year after year. In the story, we're told that this particular seal has given birth to seven pups and returned each year to raise them until they're ready to go out to sea on their own. See that wonderful cover, a realistic picture of this "super mom" and a pup. The illustrator, Shennen Bersani, fills the pages with the beauty of Hawaii's beaches while Honey Girl's story is told. One year,  people on the beach notice a floating seal covered with algae and not moving. Experts are called, and they find that their own special Super Mom has been badly injured by a fish hook embedded in her cheek and the line twisted around her tongue. Through weeks of gentle and professional care, rehabilitation is successful, and Honey Girl returns to her ocean. Hopeful animal scientists spotted and caught her one more time to check to see if she was gaining weight and recuperating.  She was doing well. There is more to her story, good news, and you'll need to find the book to discover what happens next. 

          Several pages of additional information about these Hawaiian Monk Seals are given at the end of the story, including one fascinating page about all the different groups of people who helped Honey Girl, and who help other injured animals. We should be grateful for those who work to save and rehabilitate animals in the wild.

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 begins February 22, 2017, at 12:01 A.M. MT and 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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  1. What a wonderful giveaway. Animal stories are always loved by children but I think this book will be loved by parents as they read aloud this to their children.

    1. Thanks for stopping by Carol. It is a cute story, and inspiring too considering all that this seal has endured.

  2. Love ❤️ this! I need to learn how to do giveaways as in hold them

    1. Hope you entered, Linda! This time, the Children's Book Review is holding the giveaway. But rafflecopter is an easy app to use. It will guide you through the process.


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