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Friday, November 29, 2013

The Otter, The Spotted Frog, & The Great Flood Book Review and Giveaway

The Otter, The Spotted Frog, & The Great Flood Book Review and Giveaway. Ends 12/8.
Once upon a time, there were three bears. Actually, this book is about an otter, a buffalo chief, and a spotted frog, and what happens to them during a great flood. Think New Orleans circa 2005 with Hurricane Katrina. But with a Spotted Frog warning everyone about its pending arrival. An Otter named Listener heeds his warning and is a prepper, creating a raft stashed away for the flood, thanks to the frog. Can he survive the pending disaster?

The story retells an old Creek Indian story about the origin of the nation. You can compare the story to the book of Genesis with a bit of Noah thrown in, as told from a somewhat different perspective by author Gerald Hausman, enhanced by the visual imagery of illustrator Ramon Shiloh. It is a great children's story that teaches the power of listening with a bit of morals thrown in to boot.

The book is supposedly for children ages 4-8 (Grades K-3). The age is probably right but I don't see it as a book the child would read on their own, even if they could handle the reading level. I see it more as something that requires some discussion with the parent.

I like giving my son books about different cultures. With Thanksgiving just past and a visit to Plimouth Plantation behind us, we were able to make the Native American connection quite easily.

Interested in winning your own copy of the book? We're giving away one copy. The giveaway is open to US residents 18+ and ends 12/8/13 at 11:59 pm. Good luck.

Update: Sorry, sponsor required I ended giveaway early.

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  1. Tipi: Home of the Nomadic
    Buffalo Hunters my kids love indians

  2. Children of the Tipi: Life in the Buffalo Days

  3. I think Angels would be a book I'd like to read and share.

  4. A King James Christmas would be another book I would be curious to read.

  5. The woman who lived w/Wolves and the Angels book. And St. Francis of Assasi.

  6. the conference of the birds sounds like a good book.