10/19/2009

Holiday Gift Guide: Winter's Tail by Hatkoff


Winter's Tail: How One Little Dolphin Learned to Swim Again
told by Juliana Hatkoff, Isabella Hatkoff, and Craig Hatkoff

Scholastic $16.99
Hardcover. 40 pages
Ages 4+

#1 New York Times Bestselling Authors of Owen & Mzee

Synopsis

When Winter, an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, was found trapped with her tail badly damaged, she was not expected to survive. This is her miraculous story, from her rescue to learning how to swim again to her unprecedented success using a prosthetic tail. This is also a celebration of her indomitable spirit.


Thanks to Scholastic, Inc. I had the opportunity to review this heartwarming true story called: Winter's Tail: How One Little Dolphin Learned to Swim Again. This book is about a remarkable and inspirational Atlantic bottlenose dolphin named Winter. I enjoyed reading this book and watching the video. If you visit the Scholastic, Inc. website you can learn even more about Winter's Tail and dolphins. It is a wonderful page to visit with the children.



Youtube.com Video of Winter's Tail
Brightcove Video of Winter's Tail 

Winter lives at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Clearwater, FLorida. You can read her story, adopt her,  and watch past footage of her struggles and victories.


A special thanks, to Scholastic, Inc. for sponsoring this Winter's Tail prize pack giveaway. To enter the giveaway, watch the Virtual Field Trip Video of Winter the Dolphin at Scholastic, Inc. Tell us something you learned from the video. Thank you.

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One (1) readers receives a Winter’s Tail prize pack!($81.99)
  • Dolphin Plush
  • Dolphin Key Chain
  • Winter’s Tail game for Nintendo DS(Ages 6 -10)
  • Copy of Winter’s Tail: How One Little Dolphin Learned to Swim Again Book

Congratulations to Donna #20 11/09/2009

Thanks to Scholastic for sponsoring this giveaway. This giveaway will end at 11:59pm PST on November 8, 2009. The winner will be selected at Random.org. Winners will be e-mailed and will have 48 hours to claim their prize. The Winter’s Tail book promotion is open to participants with a United States mailing address only (international readers can enter if they have a friend in the States who can accept their prizes by mail!)


~GAhome2mom
http://www.lovingheartdesigns.com
Disclaimer: Thanks to Scholastic, Inc. for providing a sample copy of Winter's Tail for my review.


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65 comments:

  1. Wow! I didn't realize they could fit Winter with a prosthetic tail that would actually stay put and function correctly!

    Winter is such an Inspiration for others :)

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  2. If I win, I will be giving this Awesome "Winter" package to my daughters :)

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  3. I follow on Twitter as Coupons4Me and Here's my Tweet..

    http://twitter.com/Coupons4Me/status/4943531870

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  4. I had never seen people communicate with dolphins using whistles as they did while fitting her prosthetic.

    corley@wildblue.net

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  5. I am a new e-mail subscriber.

    corley@wildblue.net

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  6. I am a new follower on Blogger.

    corley@wildblue.net

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  7. I faved on technorati. #1

    corley@wildblue.net

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  8. I faved on technorati. #2
    (frugalmomto4)

    corley@wildblue.net

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  9. I tweeted your giveaway. I follow you on twitter as frugalmomto4.

    corley@wildblue.net

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  10. I think it's neat that the prosthetic was donated.

    khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  11. This is really heartwarming; I never thought of a prothetic tail for a dolphin! Yeah. So I kind of got misty eyed!

    onlycancan ta hotmail tod com

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  12. I would give the video game to my son, but I would give the book and plush to a 9 month old baby I know who was born with one arm.

    onlycancan ta hotmail tod com

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  13. In general in how much they eat a day would equal 80 hamburgers! Wow!

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  14. If I won, I would give this to my 7 year old son. He would be fascinated by the story.


    corley@wildblue.net

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  15. He lives in Clearwater, FLorida.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  16. I would give it to my son.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  17. Faved you on technorati.(donnak4)
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  18. 2.Faved you on technorati.(donnak4)
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  19. They developed a soft sleeve for her to help old the tail in place

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  20. I will give this to my niece She absolutely loves dolphins Thanks
    tanyainjville@yahoo.com

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  21. Following and Tweeted
    http://twitter.com/starryeyed24/status/5050945735

    tanyainjville@yahoo.com

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  22. Following on blogger
    tanyainjville@yahoo.com

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  23. I would give this to my daughter - she is a huge animal lover and would adore this!
    eclaireham at yahoo dot com

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  24. I am an email subscriber!
    eclaireham at yahoo dot com

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  25. Following on twitter and tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/eclairemom/status/5140690548
    eclaireham at yahoo dot com

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  26. Please enter me. Thanks for the chance.

    sarepf at aol dot com

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  27. I would give this to my 10 year old boy. He like sea animals and loves watching them. He would be extremely enthralled with this.

    Nora
    neneelynn@yahoo.com

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  28. I would gift the dolphin to Helana, the book and game to Gabriel.
    This is a really cute set! Scholastic always has such cool stuff!

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  29. Tweeted
    http://twitter.com/kristinialeanna/status/5209652785

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  30. I learned that Winter was rescued from a crap track at a very young age.

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  31. From the Virtual Field trip, I learned how truly precarious Winter's situation was upon being found. Most of the staff felt she wouldn't live through the rescue and yet she went on to give hope to millions. Her poor tail! So sad! But it looks like a happy outcome still despite the odds. Thanks for hosting such a great book and contest!

    grgenius(at)go(dot)com

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  32. I never knew the could make a prothetic tail for animals such as dolphins!

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  33. I would give it to my 4 year old daughter who loves anything about animals for Christmas!

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  34. I learned that I used to live just minutes from the Marine Aquarium - and never knew it was there:-(

    Great Giveaway - thanks so much.

    libneas[at]aol[dot]com

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  35. I'm an email subscriber - thanks.

    libneas[at]aol[dot]com

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  36. We posted about this at Winning Readings: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2009/11/winters-tail.html

    janemaritz at yahoo dot com

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  37. How cool is it that they could fit Winter with a prosthetic tail!
    jedoggett@embarqmail.com

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  38. I follow on Google Friend Connect
    jedoggett@embarqmail.com

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  39. tweeted http://twitter.com/annedoggett/status/5495549261
    jedoggett@embarqmail.com

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  40. Winter is a bottlenose dolphin. I love dolphins and this is a great prize.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  41. I would give this to my granddaughter.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  42. A dolphin will eat (in fish) the equivalent of about 6 and a half dozen hamburgers every day.

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  43. If I won, I would split this between my oldest nephew (who isn't quite old enough to enjoy the book) and my friend's son, who is probably too "cool" now for stuffed animals.

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  44. I did not know they communicate with whistles. Cool...

    denise_22315 at yahoo dot com

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  45. I would give it to my twins.

    denise_22315 at yahoo dot com

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  46. I subscribe.

    denise_22315 at yahoo dot com

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  47. I've never heard of a prosthetic for a dolphin. It was really interesting to watch them fit it on the dolphin!!

    Desiree
    weeshareblog@gmail.com
    http://weeshare.blogspot.com

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  48. This would be for my daughter!

    Desiree
    weeshareblog@gmail.com
    http://weeshare.blogspot.com

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  49. Public blog follower

    Desiree
    weeshareblog@gmail.com
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  50. email subscriber

    Desiree
    weeshareblog@gmail.com
    http://weeshare.blogspot.com

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  51. I am just amazed how they were able to put on a prosthetic tail. I think it is so impressive, amazing & inspiring. :)
    plb8156@aol.com

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  52. I am a new email subscriber & so glad I found you :)
    plb8156@aol.com

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  53. I follow on twitter & tweeted
    http://twitter.com/plb8156/status/5520062236
    plb8156@aol.com

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  54. If I win I will give this amazing gift to my little girl. She loves dolphins & would so love this story :)
    plb8156@aol.com

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  55. I tweeted :)
    http://twitter.com/plb8156/status/5531024560
    plb8156@aol.com

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