Saturday, January 29, 2011

Review and Give Away: Goodnight Little Sea Otter

This give away is now closed. Congratulations to the winner, who has been notified by email.

Good Night, Little Sea OtterGood Night. Little Sea Otter by Janet Halfmann. Little Sea Otter is what we call a bedtime "scammer" around here. Before he goes to sleep (cuddling on his mother and swaddled up in seaweed), he must say goodnight to all of the sea creatures around him.
As the setting sun kissed the kelp forest, Little Sea Otter snuggled on Mama's chest. Mama fluffed his fur until he looked like a brown powder puff. Then it was bedtime, but Little Sea Otter wasn't ready to sleep. "I forgot to say good night to the harbor seals," he said.
This is a familiar theme (What mom can't relate?), but the ocean setting makes it fresh. The illustrations (by Wish Williams) are beautiful, with rich colors and child-pleasing creatures. The Bibliophile clearly enjoyed the book, as did I.

Win Your Own Copy

Thanks to the generosity of author Janet Halfmann, you can win a signed copy of Good Night, Little Sea Otter. To enter:
1) Leave a comment here.
2) Follow or subscribe in some way to Chronicle of an Infant Bibliophile and leave a comment letting me know.
3) Tweet, facebook, or blog about this give away and leave a comment letting me know.

That's three possible entries per person. The deadline is February 5, midnight EST. Prizes ship to U.S. addresses only. Please remember to leave your email address in your comment if it is not accessible from your profile.


(For another chance to win, go check out the give away at Mama Smiles blog).

I am linking this post up with What My Child is Reading. For other books we have been reading this week, check out our post about nursery rhyme books and companion activities.

Disclosure: The author provided me with a copy of Good Night, Sea Otter at no cost in order to write this review. If you click on any of the links in this post and purchase anything, we may earn a small commission through our affiliate relationship with Amazon.com.

54 comments:

Gina said...

This looks wonderful! I love your blog and have found so many wonderful books for my little "bibliophile"!

Gina said...

I also follow you on Google Reader!

Christa said...

What a cute book! I recently found your blog and we have enjoyed several of your book recommendations. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with all of us.

Christa said...

I follow you in google reader.

Ticia said...

I entered over at Mama Smiles too :)

We saw a Veggietales movie that had a similar bedtime theme, and it cracked me up so much because my kids totally do the same thing.

Ticia said...

And I subscribe in a feeder.

Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - What a beautiful book! Anyone would love to win it!

Domestic Diva said...

Lovely! Thanks for the chance

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Domestic Diva said...

I follow on gfc

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Amber said...

What an absolutely beautiful book - please enter me!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Anonymous said...

Love this for my niece Caroline! tracietrump@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Follow you on a google reader! tracietrump@yahoo.com

Janet Halfmann http://www.janethalfmann.com said...

Thanks so much for the wonderful review of my book, and thanks for the nice comments from everyone who has stopped by. When our kids were little they often wanted to read "Flat Stanley" because it was the longest book on their bookshelf! Happy Reading and Happy Dreams to All!

Betsy said...

Sounds like a must-have book, and waaay too familiar plot with our 3yo daughter!

Betsy said...

I also follow via RSS feed!

Raising a Happy Child said...

I have a Little Sea Otter of my own here, and the book sounds like fun. I would be happy to win, and thank you for joining WMCIR!

ossmcalc said...

This is a book that I think would be wonderful to read with my grandson.

Thank you,

Christine
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ossmcalc said...

I subscribe via Google Reader.

Thank you,

Christine
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ossmcalc said...

I tweeted about this giveaway http://twitter.com/#!/ossmcalc/status/31963534246023168

Thank you,

Christine
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Carolsue said...

This looks like an adorable book!
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McKim said...

I would love to win this for my little grandson. The illustrations are adorable.
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McKim said...

I'm a follower of your blog.

Anonymous said...

My son would love this book. kdorval@ddnet.us

Anonymous said...

I follow you in Google reader. kdorval@ddnet.us

Kristy Thiel said...

what a great contest! thanks for hosting!

Erica P. said...

Sounds like a great book. Sign me up!!

TheRockerMom said...

What a wonderful giveaway!!

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TheRockerMom said...

Tweeted!

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TheRockerMom said...

Oh, and I follow your blog.

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Susan said...

Such an adorable book! Would be delighted to win it.

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Susan said...

I follow your blog via GFC.

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Susan said...

I tweeted about this giveaway, too:
http://twitter.com/#!/safoga/status/32971822332911616

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Linda Kish said...

I'd love to win this for my family.

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silva said...

So cute, my little girls are into sea otters lately...and I am into bedtime :)

Sarah said...

I would love to give this to my friend's daughters, ages 2 and 4.

Rachel said...

we love all books in this family, so we would love to win this

Rachel said...

follow in google reader

Frances said...

My little girl would love this book!

Bluerose said...

I would love to be entered. :)

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Janet B. said...

Looks like a wonderful book. I would love to have this signed copy. Thanks for offering it.

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kingac said...

this looks like a great book!

Kristie said...

Looks like such a sweet book that I'd love to read to my little ones! Thank you for the chance to win! :-)

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Tina Peterson said...

I would love to WIN one of Janet Halfmann's books! I have her book Fur & Feathers, 2/10, US
http://familyliteracyandyou.blogspot.com/2011/02/fur-and-feathers-review-and-giveaway.html

You are welcome to enter if you'd like!

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Tina Peterson said...

I'm following you on my Google Reader. Tina "The Book Lady"
Tina Peterson
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Tina Peterson said...

I tweeted for you:
http://twitter.com/#!/familyliteracy/status/33997429342740480
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debijackson said...

I would like to win this

debijackson said...

subscribe with google (would prefer email)

mrsshukra said...

Love Janet's books! Please count me in!

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Linda Kish said...

I'd love to win this for my family.

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Jim said...

i love a good book

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Jim said...

i'm a feed subscriber

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Jim said...

I tweeted

http://twitter.com/#!/JCoyne1031/status/34033460318306304

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Elisa B. said...

I want to read this to my littles.

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Renee G said...

This looks like a darling book.
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