Dawn Publications – Spring Book Special Teachers, Educators & Parents:
Bring in the new season with four beautiful new Dawn books . . . and a 3D Pop-up App! 25% Discount on Dawn’s Spring titles, . . . and Free Shipping on orders over $50! Share the wonders of nature with your children & students!
On Sale Now at 25% Off The 52 cards in the Nature Portals card deck combine nature photos with uplifting words to expand your awareness of natures gifts and bring balance and renewal into your life. Take the cards with you on a nature outing or when youre unable to get outside, look at the photos and feel yourself immersed in the natural world. View sample cards on our website
The Mouse and the Meadow Written & Illust. by Chad Wallace On Sale Now at 25% Off A curious young mouse boldly ventures into the meadow for the first time. There he is given a crash course on life—from creatures both friendly and not so friendly. He witnesses a caterpillar becoming a chrysalis. He marvels that fireflies can glow. Thoughtful encounters with a turtle and a rabbit help prepare him for danger. Science and story blend seamlessly in this entertaining coming of age tale. But do animals talk and help each other? Thoughtful back matter explores the phenomenon of animal altruism and what we are learning of animal communication, and delves deeper into the lives of meadow mice and the wonders of a meadow. View page spreads on our website “An inquisitive field mouse ventures from his nest for the first time and encounters various creaturesbig and small, friend and foeall while learning and teaching readers about the habitat of a meadow. . . . Most impressive is the perspectivealways from the mouses big eyes. As the mouses adventures come to a close, the tiny creature meets up with another of his kind who promises friendship and perhaps a bit of romance at the close. . . .the book has undeniable child appeal.” Read complete review Kirkus Reviews
The Swamp Where Gator Hides by Marianne Berkes illust. Roberta Baird On Sale Now at 25% Off Under the algae that carpets the swamp, near the duck who paddles in ooze, close to the turtle who takes a snooze . . . hides a gator! Still as a log, only his watchful eyes can be seen. But when gator moves, he really moves! What happens to the duck, the turtle, the egret, the deer, and the many other critters of the swamp when gator makes his move? Children will search for the gator and get a glimpse of real life in a swamp. Back material offers insight into this unique habitat and each of the featured animals. Berkes offers tips on how to engage young children actively in the topic, and Baird—who lives in Texas and has gators in her back yard—offers insights into how she created the images digitally. View page spreads on our website “This exploration of the creatures of the Florida Everglades. . . begins with a simple bit of algae and expands bit by bit as the clever verse grows to include a bobcat, a vole, an egret up high in a nest, a grazing deer, a rumbling bullfrog and a snake. . . Children will enjoy spotting the alligator hiding in each page spread and learning more about the swamp and its inhabitants through the notes that follow the story. A pleasing introduction to the swamp appropriate for individual exploration or sharing with a group or class.” Read complete review Kirkus Reviews
On Kiki’s Reef By Carol L. Malnor Illust. by Trina L. Hunner On Sale Now at 25% Off A tiny baby sea turtle scrambles across the sandy beach and into the sea. Floating far out in the ocean, Kiki is becoming a gentle giant. She swims to shallower water where a rainbow of corals puts on a show. Kiki adopts the busy coral reef as her new home and discovers fish of all sizes and lots of surprises! There’s lots of teamwork going on too, including a gang of tangs that clean up the algae growing on her shell. But something calls her back to the beach . . . and the cycle of life continues. In the back matter Malnor offers a concise beginner’s guide to sea turtles and coral reefs, plus a variety of “teaching treasures” for further learning. View page spreads on our website “This endearing little sea turtle will delight young and old alike as she takes readers on a journey through her busy reef and the cycle of her life. . . .The engaging illustrations, descriptive story line, and brief summary rhymes at the bottom of the pages will allow readers to absorb as much or as little information as they wish each time they visit Kiki and her friends. The illustrations are dense with sea life, activity, and surprises. I found myself smiling again and again as I followed Kiki through her lively underwater world.” Read complete review Retailing Insight (Dec. 2013)
*25% Off regular retail price for Dawn Publications new Fall 2013 titles (The Mouse and the Meadow, On Kiki’s Reef, The Swamp Where Gator Hides, Nature Portal Cards and the new Board Book editions of Seashells by the Seashore. ) Books must be ordered from the Dawn Publications website – www.dawnpub.com.