Monday, August 10, 2009

Hot On The Range review and giveaway.... (Closed)

*Note: Be sure to check out the 2 giveaways. One is meant for "Catch the Drift..." readers and the other is for those who purchase...


I love books and I love reading. Most of all I love reading to my children. Each night they choose a book that either my husband or I will read to them. It is always exciting when they have a new favorite book. Not only do I get a new book to memorize as I read it for the 10th time, but I too will find reasons to fall in love with the book or its message. So what is our new favorite book? Let me introduce to you "Hot on The Range", written by R.D. Jentsch.

What We Loved:
Every child loves animals. My children especially love animals and are interested in their everyday lives. I love how this story brings new questions to their minds. Some of these questions were "How does a shade tree make the animal cool off?" and "Why did the goat head butt the stick?". These questions and others give me the opportunity to teach my children and gives them the chance to learn. Obviously I don't know why Goats ram things, but I did explain it is something goats do and it is important to watch out for them if they start running towards you. I think my son accepted that answer ;0)
One of my favorite things about "Hot on the Range" is the characters created in each of the animals. You are really able to see the animals come to life and in the child's eyes you are able to visually understand what makes animals do what they do. Like why they lie in the shade, why they drink in a trough, etc.

The Author:
You can learn more about the author, RD Jentsch, at her personal blog www.rdjentsch.com or www.hotontherange.com


Also, be on the look out for RD Jentsch's new book "Froggy and Friends Go to the Creek". This book is scheduled to be released Aug. 25, 2009. Don't be surprised if you see more books by this Author, as she is currently working on another book featuring stories on funny things little kids say or do.

Purchase:
Hot on the Range is available to purchase on Amazon. You can also purchase T-shirts at www.cafepress.com.

Two Separate Giveaways:

Giveaway 1:
One reader from "Catch the Drift..." will win a signed copy of "Hot on the Range".

To Enter:
Go to "Hot on the Range" blog or Amazon to read the description of the book. Come back and tell me why you or your child will enjoy adding this book to their collection.

*Extra Entries*
- Follow R.D. Jentsch on Twitter, Myspace, or facebook (This could earn you up to 3 extra entries)
- Become a fan of R.D. Jentsch on Facebook
-Grab my button
-Subscribe to "Catch the Drift..."
-Follow me on Twitter
-Blog about this post or Tweet it! (Be sure to leave the link)

Rules:
Be sure to leave a comment telling me what the entry is for. Leave a separate comment for each entry. Also be sure to leave an email address for me to contact you. A winner will be selected randomly using Random.org. They will have 48 hours to reply or a new winner will be chosen. US and Canada!

Giveaway 1:
For those who purchases "Hot On The Range" between now and Aug. 25, you can win a gift card for either iTunes or whatever is available to at the time. Be sure to email bekjents@gmail.com your name, and amazon order#.

Giveaway Ends: Aug 25, 2009

103 comments:

Tj and Amy said...

my daughter loves horses so she will definately enjoy this book. amsbolda@hotmail.com

spitfyr323 said...

My son LOVES animals, especially farm animals. He would adore having this book in his collection!

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Kristy said...

My daughter would love this because she's really into horses right now!

StayingYoung said...

My daughter just started taking horse riding lessons and would love Hot on the Range. Given her imagination, hearing about a horse with personality would make her laugh!

Wanda said...

If there are horses in a book, my kids would love it !!!!
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Carol said...

My grandson loves animals, especially horses. He would really enjoy this book!
Carol M
mittens0831 AT aol.com

bison61 said...

my granddaughter loves horses and reading books about animals

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Marie said...

My son loves animals. He will love this book.

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Linda K said...

It looks like a sweet book for little kids

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Kelly said...

My oldest daughter LOVES horses and will read anything about them. She would love this book.

Pat said...

My granddaughter loves horses and would definitely like this book.
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RR said...

My son loves books about animals, and would enjoy this book about horses.

cwalker said...

My son and daughter love books about animals, especially horses. I think they would really enjoy this book because it brings the animals to life and is probably a very entertaining bedtime story :-)
-Chancy
sidhartha90@hotmail.com
theprudentshopper.blogspot.com

cwalker said...

I am now following R.D. Jentsch on Twitter!
-Chancy
sidhartha90@hotmail.com
theprudentshopper.blogspot.com

cwalker said...

I applied to by R.D. Jentsch's friend on myspace :-)
-Chancy
sidhartha90@hotmail.com
theprudentshopper.blogspot.com

cwalker said...

I am a fan of RD Jentsch on facebook now :-)
-Chancy
sidhartha90@hotmail.com
theprudentshopper.blogspot.com

cwalker said...

I am subscribed to Catch the Drift.
-Chancy
sidhartha90@hotmail.com
theprudentshopper.blogspot.com

cwalker said...

I have your button on my blog!
-Chancy
sidhartha90@hotmail.com
theprudentshopper.blogspot.com

cwalker said...

I also follow you on twitter.
@sidhartha90
-Chancy
sidhartha90@hotmail.com
theprudentshopper.blogspot.com

cwalker said...

I tweeted about the giveaway on Twitter :-)
http://twitter.com/sidhartha90

-Chancy
sidhartha90@hotmail.com
theprudentshopper.blogspot.com

ethel said...

My daughter would love this book because she loves animals specially horses.

ethel said...

I follow R.D. Jentsch in twitter as luv_to_save

luvtosave at gmail.com

ethel said...

i have your button at http://luvtojoingiveaways.blogspot.com

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ethel said...

i blogged at
http://luvtojoingiveaways.blogspot.com/2009/08/hot-on-range-giveaway.html

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amweeks said...

I would love to have this book for my niece as she gets older. Her family (my husband's family) is originally from farmland in West Virginia - although they live in the Boston area now, and I'd love to have my niece understand true horsemanship to get more of a sense of her heritage.

brenda said...

This would be a great book for my 7 year old daughter! She loves horses. We would truly enjoy this book together! Thanks!

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Danielle said...

We just returned from a cross country trip and my little ones loved looking for horses along the way. My 2 year old would "call" for them when she couldn't see any. It was very cute. Anyway, that is why they would love this book...they love horses.

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Homeschool Unit Studies

katers2714 said...

My son loves to read about any kind of animals especially farm animals so he would love a book about horses.

fats82439 said...

living in the suburbs means seeing or reading about farm animals is a real treat!

Stephanie said...

My little boy loves animals and especially horses - lovely book.
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Darcie said...

My daughter, Alexandra, would love this!!! She loves horses!
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Abby said...

My daughter is a horse lover so I think she would get a rowdy kick out of this book!








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abfantom said...

My daughter has been learning all about horses. She just got a toy horse corral with all different types of horses. She would love this book.

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Cody said...

We love the outdoors and horses. Thanks for the opportunity!
cody_endres(at)hotmail(dot)com

Carol EL said...

If there are horses in a book, my grandkids would want it. jelly15301@gmail.com

erma said...

They loves horses so they will love this book.
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Darlene said...

My nephew is just starting his book collection. This may develop a love of horses in him.

her5boys said...

My little one is presently taking riding lessons and is crazy for horses. I know that she would love this book!

Anonymous said...

My middle child would love this. He loves horses and he has disabilites and this would be a book that he would be able to read with minimal assistance.

Nora SP
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Katrina said...

my daughter would love this book because she loves animals and so far she does not have any books with horses in them

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Anonymous said...

My niece Hannah adores horses!

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amyd said...

both my sons love all types pf animals&they love books

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Heather said...

My daughter would love this because she really loves horses!

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Heather said...

I would love to win this, please enter me in the giveaway, thanks!
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Heather said...

I tweeted about the giveaway here:
http://twitter.com/coolcanucks

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SunnyView said...

My daughter would like this book because she loves all things horses. Thanks for the giveaway!

elsmarlouamrman said...

I work with English Language Learners at a local elementary school. This would be a wonderful book to donate to our library. Thank you for the chance. This horse book sounds as if it might be very different from some of the current horse books in our library. Thanks again.

Pam said...

I think this sounds like a great book because all children like books about animals, and this one sounds educational while still being fun.
Thanks so much!
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liliesrnice said...

My little one would love this book because she is learning about animals and horses are new to her.

Candie L said...

It is fun, charming, and adventureous. Thank you

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amyinkamloops said...

Thanking you for posting such a wonderful contest. Quote:

"Kids love horses, love to read about them and even make up stories to play. Pretending to ride, whether on an old saddle or on a suitcase in the living room, those little cowgirls and buckaroos make us smile." My little grandson love to play horsey. He often rides around a broom and pretends he is a horse. He would love this book.
~ Amy (amyinkamloops *AT* gmail.com)

purango said...

My granddaughter would love this book. She loves reading and animals. garrettsambo@aol.com

Cindy B. of Montana said...

We had our 6 year old grandson with us in Montana this summer for a month. He really showed an interest in all the horses around us and loved petting and interacting with them. I'm sure he'd love this book!

lilyk said...

I would enjoy adding this book to my collection because it sounds very interesting!

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penguin28 said...

The story looks very sweet and funny. I love any books that teach kids to be kind to animals. My son would love this!

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