Friday, 20 June 2014

Book Tour, FREE Activities and a Rafflecopter Giveaway - "How Andrew Got His Spots"

I am so lucky to be taking part in the blog tour for Louise Lintvelt's book "How Andrew Got His Spots"
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A whole host of bloggers from all across Blogland have come together to share their thoughts on this new book. If this is your first read you have already missed days 1-3, but don't worry, you can catch up with us by clicking on any of the links below.  Join us between June 17 and June 30th and share this gorgeous book with us. And remember to join in with the Rafflecopter giveaway to win an Amazon gift card or Paypal cash. You'll find the link below.

  How Andrew Got His Spots by Louise Lintvelt
Title: How Andrew Got His Spots
Author: Louise Lintvelt
Illustrator: Julie Sneeden
Publication Date: April 16, 2014
Number of pages: 15
Recommended age: 3 to 8
Summary: Poor Andrew is feeling very blue, all the other giraffes are very spotty but he is as white as can be. He does not have any spots, you see! He keeps seeing spots wherever he goes… One spot, two spots, three spots, Four! And many, many, many more. “Where did you get your spots?” he asks. Join Andrew as he discovers how the ladybug, the leopard and the owl came to have spots and discovers that spots often appear when you are least expecting them! This is a wonderful rhyming picture book for children of all ages.  

Narrated Video of How Andrew Got His Spots

My Review

I am an avid collector of children's books. My shelves are positively groaning!  Having recently reviewed another of Louise Lintvelt's books, "Goodnight, Sleep Tight - What a Wonderful Flight ", I jumped at the chance to do the same for this one. "Goodnight" was great, and I hoped that this one would fulfil my expectations. I was not disappointed.

I just love this little book, and so did my kids! It's a delightful story that explains how Andrew the giraffe finally got his spots, and cleverly delivering the message that all good things come to those who wait. It is written in simple, engaging language that the children love; they enjoyed spotting the rhymes and even substituted some of their own. Julie Sneedon's illustrations are delicious - wonderfully drawn and bursting with colour.

A perfect book to engage inquisitive minds, and a firm favourite on my book shelves. A must-have for any summer reading list.
If you want to use this book as a teaching resource in the classroom or home, or are just looking for some fun activities to accompany it, click the button below to check out these FREE resources




About the Author: Louise Lintvelt

Louise Lintvelt
I am from South Africa and I live in a city called Pretoria. I am a Chemical Engineer by day and a children’s book writer by night. I am married to a wonderful man and we have a beautiful two year old daughter called Allegra. I love writing stories for my daughter, who is a constant inspiration. I have always loved reading. My childhood was filled with books and you would often find me crouched the corner of my room devouring the pages of my favourite book. I lived for Tuesday mornings as this would bring with it the excitement of a trip to the local library for story hour and the opportunity to take home a new book. I was the local librarian’s worst nightmare. I would arrive a few minutes early to check that she had not mistakenly chosen a book that had already been read in story hour. I was a very bossy three year old with an insatiable appetite for books! This has not really changed much in the last twenty seven years. Dr. Seuss was my absolute favourite and to say that my copy of One, Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish Blue Fish was well read would be an understatement. When it comes to writing, my daughter is my biggest inspiration. I love seeing her face light up with excitement when we sit down to read a book before bedtime. My daughter was fascinated by giraffes after we went on a safari trip in late 2012. This planted the seed for my picture book called How Andrew Got His Spots which is a rhyming adaptation of a story I originally wrote in the third grade. My daughter has since grown into a healthy two year old with a passion for aircraft which was the inspiration for writing Goodnight, Sleep tight, What a Wonderful Flight. I am sure that there are many parents in the world (myself included), who are quite decidedly sick and tired of reading the same favourite picture book night after night. I believe that the words of Oscar Wilde best describe how children should feel about picture books when he said, If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all. Happy Reading!

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How Andrew Got His Spots Blog Tour Schedule (2014)

June 17
June 18
June 19
June 20
June 21
June 22
June 23
June 24
June 25
June 26
June 27
June 28
June 29
June 30

* Blog Tour Giveaway *

Amazon 25 gift card
Prize: $25 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal cash (winner’s choice)
Contest ends: July 15, 11:59 pm, 2014
Open: Internationally
How to enter: Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.
Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by the author, Louise Lintvelt and is hosted and managed by Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send and email to Renee(at)MotherDaughterBookReviews(dot)com.

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