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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Tilbury Holiday Children’s Book Giveaway

We bring you another giveaway offering for some great children's books. This time the publisher is Tilbury and the books  The giveaway is open to US residents only and ends on 12/14. Good luck.
Don't miss out on trying to win the latest books from the Newbolds with If da Vinci Painted a Dinosaur and If Picasso Painted a Snowman. These two books and their related series introduce art history in a fun way to children. Mother Earth’s Lullaby is a great read along book with a nature twist, exploring some endangered animals. While How Nature Works: Don’t Mess With Me: The Strange Lives of Venomous Sea Creatures exposes children to marine biology in a way to keep the young reader interested and looking for more. You'll love getting these children's books that go beyond just helping them learn to read.
If da Vinci Painted a Dinosaur by Amy Newbold and illustrated by Greg Newbold (ISBN: 978-0884486671; Ages 6-9; 40 pages; Hardcover $17.95): In this sequel to the tour de force children's art-history picture book If Picasso Painted a Snowman, Amy Newbold conveys nineteen artists' styles in a few deft words, while Greg Newbold's chameleon-like artistry shows us Edgar Degas' dinosaur ballerinas, Cassius Coolidge's dinosaurs playing Go Fish, Hokusai's dinosaurs surfing a giant wave, and dinosaurs smelling flowers in Mary Cassatt's garden; grazing in Grandma Moses' green valley; peeking around Diego Rivera's lilies; tiptoeing through Baishi's inky bamboo; and cavorting, stampeding, or hiding in canvases by Henri Matisse, Andy Warhol, Frida Kahlo, Franz Marc, Harrison Begay, Alma Thomas, Aaron Douglas, Mark Rothko, Lois Mailou Jones, Marguerite Zorach, and Edvard Munch. And, of course, striking a Mona Lisa pose for Leonardo da Vinci.

As in If Picasso Painted a Snowman, our guide for this tour is an engaging hamster who is joined in the final pages by a tiny dino artist. Thumbnail biographies of the artists identify their iconic works, completing this tour of the creative imagination. Color throughout.

Praise for If da Vinci Painted a Dinosaur:

Nineteen reimagined images present slightly altered versions of iconic paintings by famous artists, substituting dinosaurs as subjects. Readers are treated to a microraptor standing in for the Mona Lisa, avelociraptor as Frida Kahlo, and a looming giganotosaurus prompting Edvard Munch's The Scream. The illustrations don't just merely replace original elements, such as offering gamboling triceratops and stegosauruses as paper cutouts by Henri Matisse. They also strive to capture the overall emotion of each original...this picture book will encourage creativity, prompt giggling,and hopefully spark gleeful recognition.
- Booklist
Art history with a little smile.
- Kirkus Reviews

In the second of a playful, conceptual series (following If Picasso Painted a Snowman), the Newbolds, a married team, reimagine classic works of art with a prehistoric twist. A friendly hamster draws with a purple crayon: “If Leonardo Da Vinci drew a dinosaur, it might look like...” The result is a mash-up of da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man and a pterodactyl. Plesiosaurs surf Katsushika Hokusai’s wave, and in Edvard Munch’s iconic painting, the figure on the bridge has a real reason to scream. The image replications capture each artist’s styles and the works’ recognizable features… [T]he creators deliver a memorable introduction to famed works of art."
- Publishers Weekly

To keep things interesting, we're throwin in the Newbolds If Picasso Painted a Snowman, too. 

Mother Earth’s Lullaby by Terry Pierce and illustrated by Carol Heyer (ISBN: 978-0884485575; Ages 4-7; 36 pages; Hardcover $17.95): When Mother Earth bids goodnight, / the world is bathed in silver light. / She says, “Goodnight, my precious ones.” / Nature’s song has just begun.

Mother Earth’s Lullaby
is a gentle bedtime call to some of the world’s most endangered animals. Rhythm, rhyme, and repetition create a quiet moment for children burrowing down in their own beds for the night, imparting a sense that even the most endangered animals feel safe at this peaceful time of day. In successive spreads, a baby giant panda, yellow-footed rock wallaby, California condor, Ariel toucan, American red wolf, Sumatran tiger, polar bear, Javan rhinoceros, Vaquita dolphin, Northern spotted owl, Hawaiian goose, and Key deer are snuggled to sleep by attentive parents in their dens and nests under the moon and stars.

Brief descriptions of each animal appear in the back of the book. Color throughout.

How Nature Works: Don’t Mess With Me: The Strange Lives of Venomous Sea Creatures by Paul Erickson and photographs by Andrew Martinez (ISBN 978-0884485513; Ages 8-12; pages 48; Hardcover $17.95): The role of venoms in nature … and in human medicine.

Why are toxins so advantageous to their possessors as to evolve over and over again? What is it about watery environments that favors so many venomous creatures? Marine biologist Paul Erickson explores these and other questions with astounding images from Andrew Martinez and other top underwater photographers.

GREAT for teaching STEM Marine Biology.

Scorpions and brown recluse spiders are fine as far as they go, but if you want daily contact with venomous creatures, the ocean is the place to be. Blue-ringed octopi, stony corals, sea jellies, stonefish, lionfish, poison-fanged blennies, stingrays, cone snails, blind remipedes, fire urchins―you can choose your poison in the ocean. Venoms are often but not always defensive weapons. The banded sea krait, an aquatic snake, wriggles into undersea caves to prey on vicious moray eels, killing them with one of the world’s most deadly neurotoxins, which it injects through fangs that resemble hypodermic needles. The Komodo dragon, an ocean-going reptile, tears into a water buffalo with its blade-like teeth, then secretes a deadly toxin into the open wounds.


The giveaway is for US residents only who are 18+ and ends at 11:59pm on 12/14/18. For more complete rules see Giveaway Rules. The winner will receive the four books mentioned above.

Tilbury Holiday Children’s Book Giveaway


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21 comments:

  1. "If Picasso Painted a Snowman" looks especially neat and fun!

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  2. My son would love to read How Nature works. He is very interested in how anything works.
    Diane sabatini
    luvnpeace413@aol.com

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  3. We would love to read "If Picasso painted a snowman"

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  4. I am super excited to read: How Nature Works: Don’t Mess With Me: The Strange Lives of Venomous Sea Creatures

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  5. I like How Nature Works: Don’t Mess With Me: The Strange Lives of Venomous Sea Creatures because I know my kids love animals and would love to be read this over and over and over.

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  6. I would like to read If Picasso Painted a Snowman because he's one of my favorite artists.

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  7. mother earths lullaby sounds good to read to my nephew.

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  8. Don't mess with me, the cover is intriguing!

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  9. If de Vinci painted a dinosaur. It be a great way for kids to learn about fine art, and dinosaurs they love.

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  10. How nature works
    Because we have very inquisitive minds

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  11. If Picasso Painted a Snowman; I like art history!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  12. i'd love If Di Vinci Saw a Dinosaur--what inspired visuals!

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  13. I like Mother's Earth Lullaby because it has endangered animals in it

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  14. How Nature Works seems the most interesting and sounds like it would be learning without realizing it. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  15. My child likes to read about ocean life, so I would pick Don't Mess With Me.

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  16. I like Mother Earth’s Lullaby because my kids would really like it.

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  17. I would find that "If da Vinci Painted a Dinosaur" to be most appealing because I picture a very elegant and beautiful dinosaur in that book.

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  18. I would choose If de Vinci Painted a Dinosaur. It looks interesting.

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  19. My littles would love to read If da Vinci Painted a Dinosaur.

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