Via the website http://www.sikulu.com/shopping.php
MY REVIEW :
My daughters loved this book, we read it over and over again. They had a lot of questions about, why were the names so funny sounding (which I was so pleased that the book shows pronunciation, so I could say them correctly). They also asked me how the lady in the story carried her basket on her head ? The quality of the book and the bright and colorful pictures are beautifully done. They really captured my children's attention.
As a mother and not only do I read to my children as much as possible, but I also encourage reading as much as possible in my home, I was also extremely pleased, to see that not only was I able to read this story to my children, but because there is a wonderful Glossary and more facts and information in the back, they were able to learn even more from this story than they usually do with a book.
I love books that are based on morals. What an awesome way to teach your children morals, without them even knowing :) In this book, there are even questions you can ask your children to make them think about the moral of the story even more.
This book also teaches about Africa - Zambia to be exact, There is a picture in the back of the book of the Zambia flag, and also a map of Africa that points out exactly where Zambia is located in Africa. - What an awesome way to also incorporate some Geography into this children's story.
I am very happy that my children enjoyed this book so much, as it is jammed pack with learning throughout. The Wonderful Story is just the beginning. It makes me feel good when they or I read a book that they love and I know as a mom they are learning too.
I would highly not only recommend this book for your children, but I recommend the entire series. My children are 9 (boy), 3 (girl), and even my 9month old baby(girl) kept her attention focused on the colorful pictures of this book.
After visiting the website, my daughter who is 3 now wants more books and also the cute stuffed main characters of the book.
Please visit www.sikulu.com and http://www.sikulu.com/shopping.php
HINT: On the one site, you can even view a video with the book for yourself to preview :)
GIVE AWAY !!!!
I am giving away 1 copy of the book Sikulu & Harambe WITH the adorable stuffed SIKULU and HARAMBE !!!! ($34.95 value)
Here is how you can enter :
1. YOU MUST BE A SUBSCRIBER to my blog, either by email or RSS FEED. (can click on my zebra at the top left of my blog to subscribe)
2. YOU MUST FOLLOW MY BLOG (click on FOLLOW to follow my blog)
BONUS ENTRIES :
1. Follow me on Twitter I am @plussizemommy (or you can just click my twitter bluebird to follow me)
2. Go to the www.sikulu.com and go to the reviews, and comment your personal review of the book (watch the video first) http://www.sikulu.com/reviews.php
Video - http://www.sikulu.com/sikulu_book.php
Comment to me that you did this.
3. Comment and tell me what animals Sikulu and Harambe are ?
4. Comment and tell me anything you do with your children that teaches multiculturalism.
This giveaway begins immediately and will end at 7pm Eastern time on Thursday February 26th, 2009. Winner will be drawn using random.org. Winner will be contacted via email (so please make sure I have it) by Friday Feb. 27th and the winner will also be posted on this blog by Friday the 27th. Thank You for participating and GOOD LUCK !!!