Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Book Tour & Giveaway - Bindi's Wildlife Adventures

Recently I was asked to host a book tour and giveaway for this set of early reader's books that was inspired and co-created by Bindi Irwin, daughter of the late Steve Irwin of "Crocodile Hunter" fame.  My kids and I used to watch that show together all the time when they were little so I thought it would be fun to join the tour in spite of the fact that they are grown now.

From the Publisher:

About the Author:
Bindi Sue Irwin is only 14 years old and is already an international award-winning celebrity. Born to wildlife conservationists Steve and Terri Irwin, Bindi was just 3 years old when she made her television debut on The Crocodile Hunter. She and her brother Robert continue their dad's legacy at Australia Zoo in Queensland.

About the Series:
A unique blend of action, travel, and global conservation, the Bindi Wildlife Adventures series will charm and engage new readers as well as encourage budding young naturalists. Each book is a new adventure for Wildlife Warrior Bindi Irwin and a chance for children to experience new places and new ideas and to learn more about how to help animals all over the world.

My Thoughts:

I received the above copy, Croc Capers, #7 in the series.   Bindi and her brother Robert are helping her mom, Terri and a team of Croc experts capture, tag and rerelease crocodiles in the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve when they run across another campsite.  Upon finding that these campers might be up to something suspicious Bindi makes it her goal to stop what may be going on.

I found this a cute story that also taught about the animal world.  Animal and conservation facts were woven into the story in a very natural manner.  There is a section in the back that goes into more detail about the specific animals mentioned in the story.  More about each book and an activity guide are here.   This book would be enjoyed by kids 7 and up to probably about 10 who like adventure, naturalist or animal stories.

Sourcebooks, Inc. has graciously offered to give a set of these adventure stories, that's 7 books of the Bindi Wildlife Adventure series,  to one of my readers.  If you know of a young person,or maybe even an elementary teacher, who would love this set please leave a comment.  Make sure there is a way to get ahold of you, either a website link or email address, and I will draw for the winner on Monday,  August 13.  


Michelle said...

hi susanne,please enter me in this book giveaway.thanks mckenna

Faith said...

oh it sounds great for children who are animal lovers!! as a matter of fact, enter me in the giveaway and I will make sure the teaching intern on my team at school gets it for her new classroom library! (she just got her first teaching job with 2nd graders!)

Annette {This Simple Home} said...

:) It sounds like these would be great for both boys and girls, too! :) Love that! I'm definitely interested!

Shannon (gidgetnfroggi) said...

sounds like a great set of books. I remember the day it was annouced Steve Irwin passed. My oldest was so sad, she loved his show.

great to see his daughter has his love of animals!

Mom24 said...

I'm so happy for you that you've enjoyed your week. I can't wait to see pictures of your kitchen!

JoannaTopazT said...

I've been looking at introducing my daughter to these books. She loves animals and animal stories!