March 3, 2017

Honey Girl: The Hawaiian Monk Seal Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway
Honey Girl: The Hawaiian Monk Seal
Author: Jeanne Walker Harvey
Illustrated by Shennen Bersani
Genre: Children's Fiction
Release Date: February 10, 2017
Publisher: Arbordale Publishing
Ages 5-8
ISBN: 978-1628559224

Hawaiian locals and visitors always enjoy spotting endangered Hawaiian monk seals, but Honey Girl is an extra special case. She has raised seven pups, and scientists call her Super Mom. After Honey Girl is injured by a fishhook, she gets very sick. Scientists and veterinarians work to save Honey Girl until she can be released back to her beach. This true story will have readers captivated to learn more about this endangered species.
Honey Girl: The Hawaiian Monk Seal is a sweet children's picture book that tells a heartwarming story while educating the reader about the animal. One of the best qualities of the book is the fact that the story is true. I think it helps the reader to realize that the problems Honey Girl faces in the book are happening to seals in real life too. That goes hand in hand with the educational aspects of the story, which comes across as interesting and fun - not dry and boring. The book contains full illustration that coincides with the story as it unfolds and helps to bring Honey Girl and her tale to life for the reader. This is a great book and the fact that it is true and educational on top of being a sweet story gives it a whole new level that usually isn't present in picture books. I definitely recommend this one for young kids who can't read, beginning readers who are learning to read as well as those who enjoy a nice story with learning built in.

Disclosure: I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review, and have partnered with The Children's Book Review and Jeanne Walker Harvey for this tour.
Jeanne Walker Harvey is the author of several award-winning books, including Astro: The Steller Sea Lion and My Hands Sing the Blues: Romare Bearden’s Childhood Journey. She’s been a language arts teacher and currently gives school tours at a local museum. Jeanne lives near the Golden Gate Bridge in California and walks by the bay every day looking for sea lions. She writes with her gray tabby cat sitting on the desk next to her.


To Celebrate The Release Of Honey Girl: The Hawaiian Monk Seal, Enter To Win A 2 Book Autographed Prize Pack From Award-Winning Author Jeanne Walker Harvey, Plus 2 Plush Animals.

One (1) grand prize winner receives:

A copy of Honey Girl: The Hawaiian Monk Seal, autographed by Jeanne Walker Harvey
A copy of Astro: The Steller Sea Lion, autographed by Jeanne Walker Harvey

Two (2) plush toy animals

Age Range: 5-8
Hardcover: 32 pages

Giveaway begins February 22, 2017, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends March 22, 2017, at 11:59 P.M. MT.

Giveaway open to US addresses only.
Prizes and samples provided by Jeanne Walker Harvey.



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