Silver Dolphin *Review and Giveaway* CLOSED

I am really glad that my son has a love for books and reading. I enjoy finding books for my son that are educational and entertaining. I was so happy to discover Silver Dolphin, a company that offers innovative nonfiction children’s books that are both entertaining and educational.

Silver Dolphin offers several books for babies and children ages newborn to 12. They offer great series like Snappy Builder that allows readers to build 3-D scenes and characters, I Love Pets! that includes fun drawing kits, Learning in Action that features sounds, lights and movement, Master Engineer that allows readers to build awesome models, and several others. Many of the books found at Silver Dolphin have been recognized for their educational aspects by noted organizations such as Parents’ Choice Awards, Learning Magazine Teachers’ Choice Awards, and others. All of the books offered at Silver Dolphin are tested in accordance with federal guidelines and reviewed by a safety testing specialist from the manufacturing stage on through to the final product.
My son and I got the opportunity to review a couple of books from Silver Dolphin.
One title my son chose was Action Files: Sharks.

(image from Silver Dolphin website)

Action Files: Sharks by Camilla de la Bedoyere features an amazingly awesome 3-D lenticular image of sharks on the cover. It’s almost as if you could reach right into the cover and touch one of the sharks! Inside are several fact filled pages that describe several species of sharks and their anatomy, how and what they eat, how they attack, how they reproduce, ancient shark relatives, and how they are threatened into extinction, how scientists study them and try to save them from extinction.
Included with the book are stickers that can be placed into the fact book and accompanying storybook, Shark Attack. Among the stickers are “shark rating stickers” that can be used to rate each shark species as “Killer!” or “Cool!”

At the bottom of each page are suggested activities to further the learning. The activities include things such as going to the Facts For Projects website and following web links that contain more information and pictures, sound files,  games, quizzes, and video clips or suggestions such as visiting local libraries and other places to find more information. Included in the stickers are activity stickers that you can place in the book alongside the suggested activity when you have completed the activity.

Also included with the book are 18 info cards that feature the amazing different shark species with a great illustration on one side and educational facts about the species on the other side.

Action Files: Sharks is packed full of education on sharks and even includes a fun shark mask to make and a huge colorful poster with the shark species featured in the book.

(image from Silver Dolphin website)

The other book my son chose was Learning in Action: Dinosaurs.

(image from Silver Dolphin website)

Learning in Action: Dinosaurs by John Malam Features a great T Rex embossed on the front cover. When you press the button on the cover, the T Rex comes alive with a roar and opens his eyelid to show a glowing red eye.

The above pictures show the T Rex’s eye before and after pressing the button.

When you open the book, there is a 3-D pop-up of a  baby Eoraptor hatching from an egg and you can hear it’s small yet impressive roar. Throughout the book there are other 3-D pop-ups and lift-the-flap pages. The book is brilliantly illustrated by John Francis and includes amazing facts about dinosaur babies, the Mesozoic era, the earliest dinosaurs like the Plateosaurus, the different dinosaur families and types, what and how they ate, how they defended themselves, possible causes of extinction, and about fossils and how the fossils tell us about the dinosaurs.
My son enjoyed reading this book and he loves the page with information and the 3-D pop-up of an Allosaurus.

Silver Dolphin books can be purchased at online retailers such as Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Borders, and Indie Bound..
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Win it:
One lucky reader will win a book of choice from Silver Dolphin.
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To Enter:

.Main (MANDATORY) entry: Visit Silver Dolphin and browse through the great selection of books available. Leave a comment here with the title of a book you/your child would love to have.

If your comment doesn’t show up right away, it most likely got sent to moderation. If this happens, I will approve your comment asap.

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Extra Entries: (must do main entry first.)

1 entry: Subscribe to my blog by email or by reader. See right sidebar. Leave a comment letting me know you subscribe.

1 entry: Follow this blog on Networked Blogs. See right sidebar. Leave a comment with your name.

1 entry: Follow me on Twitter.  See right sidebar. Leave a comment with your Twitter ID.

1 entry: Follow Silver Dolphin on Twitter. Leave a comment with your Twitter ID.

1 DAILY entry: Tweet about this giveaway. Leave a comment with a link to your tweet. Feel free to copy and paste the following:

#Win your choice of Silver Dolphin children’s book  http://bit.ly/aJ7nNg  #giveaway ends 6/17

3 entries: Add my NEW button to your blog (see right sidebar for code) or add my blog to your blogroll. Leave 3 comments and include your link in at least one of them.

5 entries: Mention this giveaway on your blog/site. Leave 5 comments and include your link in at least one of them.

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Giveaway ends June 17, 2010 at 11:59PM CST. Open to US residents. Winner will be picked via Random.org and announced the following day. Winner will also be emailed and will have 48 hours to reply before another winner is chosen. Any comments not following the rules will be deleted. Good luck!

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Disclosure: I received a copy of the books mentioned in above post  in exchange for my honest opinions. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions and thoughts expressed in this post are my own, and different people may have different outcomes.

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95 Responses to “Silver Dolphin *Review and Giveaway* CLOSED”


  1. 1 Jenn June 9, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    I subscribe to your blog in reader.
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  2. 2 Joshlin June 9, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    My son would really like Snappy Builder: Noah’s Ark. Noah’s Ark is his favorite Bible story!

  3. 3 Terra Heck June 10, 2010 at 12:13 am

    daily tweet 6/10

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  4. 4 Joshlin June 12, 2010 at 8:12 am

    #1.I blogged about this giveaway at http://asavingmomssanity.blogspot.com/2010/06/saturdays-giveaways_12.html
    savingmomssanity at gmail dot com

  5. 5 Joshlin June 12, 2010 at 8:12 am

    #2.I blogged about this giveaway at http://asavingmomssanity.blogspot.com/2010/06/saturdays-giveaways_12.html
    savingmomssanity at gmail dot com

  6. 6 Joshlin June 12, 2010 at 8:13 am

    #3.I blogged about this giveaway at http://asavingmomssanity.blogspot.com/2010/06/saturdays-giveaways_12.html
    savingmomssanity at gmail dot com

  7. 7 Joshlin June 12, 2010 at 8:13 am

    #4.I blogged about this giveaway at http://asavingmomssanity.blogspot.com/2010/06/saturdays-giveaways_12.html
    savingmomssanity at gmail dot com

  8. 8 Joshlin June 12, 2010 at 8:13 am

    #5.I blogged about this giveaway at http://asavingmomssanity.blogspot.com/2010/06/saturdays-giveaways_12.html
    savingmomssanity at gmail dot com

  9. 9 Shaunice June 12, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    I would get the I Love Dogs! for my favorite little man!

  10. 10 Sarah June 12, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    Awesome giveaway! Your son choose a cool book! I think mine would end up likeing Snappy Sounds: Robots! because he’s into robots as of late!

  11. 11 Kristen June 12, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    We’d like to have the Learning in Action: Insects. My boys would love that.

  12. 12 Alisha D June 13, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    I think my son would like “3-D Explorer: Rain Forest “

  13. 13 Alisha D June 13, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    subscribed via reader

  14. 14 Alisha D June 13, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    following on networked blogs

  15. 15 Alisha D June 13, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    following you on twitter

  16. 16 Alisha D June 13, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    following silver dolphin on twitter

  17. 17 Kathy June 15, 2010 at 5:18 am

    Mythical Creatures. My daughter loves pretending and reading about these types of animals!

  18. 18 Jenna Wood June 16, 2010 at 1:50 am

    Old Mac Donald
    six_one_nine_girlie86 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  19. 19 Jenna Wood June 16, 2010 at 1:50 am

    I follow on Twitter-pyrodamsel
    six_one_nine_girlie86 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  20. 20 Cori Westphal June 16, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    My kids have so many questions about our planet so Planet Earth would be fantastic!

  21. 21 Cori Westphal June 16, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    I’m an email subscriber, coriwestphal at msn dot com.

  22. 22 Cori Westphal June 16, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    I follow via FB Networked Blogs: Cori Eckstrom Westphal

  23. 24 Cori Westphal June 16, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    I follow you on Twitter @coriwestphal

  24. 25 Cori Westphal June 16, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    I follow Silver Dolphin on Twitter @coriwestphal

  25. 29 Carole Spring June 17, 2010 at 2:08 am

    I think my grandchildren would like the Learning in Action: Dinosaurs book.

    blondie_31971@yahoo.com

  26. 31 Tara June 17, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    I love the 3-D Explorer: Oceans: A Journey from the Surface to the Seafloor !

  27. 32 Tara June 17, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    I follow you on Twitter!

    @TaraLin

  28. 33 Tara June 17, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    I follow Silver Dolphin on Twitter!

    @TaraLin

  29. 35 Lisa L June 17, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    My son would enjoy the cute Snappy Builder: On the Farm

  30. 36 Lisa L June 17, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    I’m an email subscriber

  31. 37 trixx June 17, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    The Wheels on the Bus looks like a fun book for my daughter

  32. 38 trixx June 17, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    I subscribe via email.

  33. 44 tina reynolds June 17, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    my son would love the dinosaurs or the Learning in Action: Insects thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

  34. 45 tina reynolds June 17, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    i subscribe to your blog


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