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Usborne Book Giveaway: 1001 Things to Spot in the Sea


It's been a long time since my last Usborne giveaway, and post for that matter, so you can expect 2 in one week. Today I'm giving away a brand-new copy of the hardcover 1001 Things to Spot in the Sea and over the weekend I'll be doing a Saturday post on Usborne's awesome opportunities for July.

Usborne Books & More are known for their awesome puzzle, spotting, and non-fiction books, and this one is similar to an 'I Spy', only with a lot of other useful aspects. There are a whole slew of these books, each with a different theme, but I'm partial to anything ocean related, and since Summer is a great time for family vacations, I thought I'd give away this book for someone who's looking for a great book for a child and the impending long car ride!

1001 Things to Spot in the Sea is a book that has 14 2-page spreads where kids are given an interesting picture (ex: Water Sports, Lost City, Grassy Seabed, and By the Seashore, etc.), and within that 2 page spread, about 60+ things to spot, all with color pictures as an example. For instance, on page14-15, readers are challenged to find 10 Garibaldi fish, 8 Turban Snails, 6 Sea Fans, and on and on (picture of each item right above number). So not only are kids using counting skills, but they are learning the names and visuals of new and interesting animals, fish, and underwater plants. The final page, "At the Aquarium" also challenges the readers to take this book to a local aquarium, and see if they can find the animals and fish given! What a fun Summer Activity that involves reading and quality time well spent.

Something that I love about Usborne books is that they are so affordable. An amazing 80% of their books are under $10.00, and this book is one of those. As a hardbound book at $9.99, this is a great investment to stick in the car pocket for road trips, or a great down-time book where children are challenged to discover for themselves a vast array of visuals and scenes. I recently picked this book up while it was on customer special, because I knew someone would love to have it.

If you'd like to win this book for your own children or a child you know, please leave a comment on this post. I will draw a winner by random number generator on Thursday, July 12th. 
 We also own The Big Book of Things to Spot, which is a compilation paperback of 4 "1001 Things to Spot..." books in one volume for $12.99! If you're looking for something that will last for a long time, I urge you to check this one out! 

*From is the winner! Congrats. 


Erika said…
I'd love to win this book for my three boys! They love the ocean and fish! Thanks! saltsnmore at yahoo dot com
Looks like a great book! said…
Thanks for the giveaway - I would just love to win! Usborne are such lovely books. :)
I would love to win this book for my Granddaughter! I am painting an under the sea mural on her wall. Thank you for sharing.
Pick me! Pick me! Ryder and Rory love books:)

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