Wednesday, September 05, 2012

The Bamboo Dance Book Review + Giveaway

As a bi-cultural family, it's extremely important for us not only to teach Jack about his own heritage but about other cultures around the world. I recently discovered Hartlyn Kids, a children's book publishing company who's mission is to expose children and their parents to diverse cultures around the world.

Hartlyn Kids is a globally inspired children's book company that allows children to travel the globe by reading books written by local authors.  The goal of the company is to help children develop empathy and tolerance for other cultures and beliefs by providing a day in the life of a child in another part of the world.


I had the pleasure of receiving The Bamboo Dance by Cress Sta last month and it has become a very special addition to Jack's ever growing book collection. The Bamboo Dance follows Paco and Diego, two boys from the Philippines as they learn their country's traditional dance - Tinikling. Beautifully illustrated by Lisa Butler  with bright and colorful images, this book also teaches valuable lessons about friendship, encouragement and hard work.


Included with each book is a free passport to help children organize and keep track of all of their travels around the world! Also included is a sticker "stamp" to mark their visit to the featured country. In addition, a learning tools section to help children review the cultural material previously covered is also available.
 
Jack's passport and first stamp.
 
Daddy and Jack reading The Bamboo Dance.


For more ways on how to teach your children about other cultures, please visit the Hartlyn Kids blog.

SPECIAL OFFER Like Hartlyn Kids on Facebook and receive 10% off  your next purchase.

GIVEAWAY The wonderful people over at Hartlyn Kids are offering one Hello Jack reader the chance to win a copy of The Bamboo Dance.

HOW TO ENTER Just follow the instructions below to enter this giveaway using Rafflecopter - it's easy! You can enter daily by tweeting about the giveaway plus the more steps you complete, the more chances you have to win! *The first option is mandatory, no other entries will count unless option one is completed. Open to US only. This giveaway ends on September 12th at 12:01am. Good luck!
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26 comments:

  1. My husband's family is from the Philippines, I would love to read this book with my little girl.

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  2. This looks like such a great book. Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

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  3. Maria estela DelgadoSeptember 5, 2012 at 9:15 PM

    Beautiful book!

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  4. Stella loves reading, she will enjoy the book soooo much!

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  5. Adventures that Lead to Home


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  6. The Adventures that Lead to Home book looks great! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
    Reneewalters3@yahoo.com

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  7. I'm interested to see them expand their series to other parts of the globe. In the meantime I would read the Bamboo Dance to my two boys.

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  8. The Bamboo Dance sounds like a good book to read to Ell!

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  9. Thanks everyone for entering so far! It is exciting to see.

    @Liene - we plan to keep growing and expanding!! Keep an eye out for us!

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  10. passport sound like a fun read for my kids.

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  11. "Adventure That Lead to Home" is my book of choice!

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  12. I like adventures that lead to home
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  13. I also like Adventures that Lead to Home
    http://www.hartlynkids.com/India-Story-Adventures-That-Lead-To-Home-p/book2.htm

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  14. I'd like the Adventures that Lead to Home. I think the photos would grab Blake's attention.

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  15. Adventures that Lead to Home looks cute :)

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  16. Adventures that Lead to Home looks like a great book

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  17. Adventures that Lead to Home looks like a good one too!
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  18. We'd like to read Adventures that Lead to Home

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  19. Adventures that Lead to Home looks great especially since I love India! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  20. Adventures that Lead to Home
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  21. The adventures of the Indian boy

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  22. Congrats to the winner and thanks to everyone for participating. The Hartlyn Kids family is very grateful for the enthusiasm!

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