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Be Earth Day Ready with DK Canada! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 05/19

| April 20, 2017 | 25 Comments

Be Earth Day Ready with DK Canada

Earth Day is all but here! April 22nd is the day marked on our calendars to recognize our planet and to appreciate it. There are so many ways people can learn more about the earth and to celebrate the day. DK Canada wants to help families get Earth Day ready by sharing their selection of books that are all about our planet and what makes it so fantastic. They asked me to review three books from their Earth Day Boutique to see if my family could benefit from the information they would share with us.

 

DK Canada Embrace the Earth logo

 

Below are the titles I chose from DK Canada to get my family ready for Earth Day:

 

DK Canada Earth Day Review Book Covers

 

Want to create a with your family this Earth Day? The Bee Book is a great way to get them in the spirit of the occasion by teaching them just about everything they wanted to know about these insightful insects. It shares details about different types of bees, ideas on attracting bees to your garden, tips to follow on becoming a beekeeper and lays out recipes to create numerous items to use for personal and home use.

 

DK Canada The Bee Book Book Cover

 

 

The section I was most interested in was “Attracting Bees.” My other half and I are getting our younger kids into wanting to improve the plight of the dropping bee population. We have started to grow flowers that will help to enhance their foraging opportunities. This title teaches readers what type of plants they should have in their yard, why growing flowers that are breed to look fabulous may not be the best for bees to visit and why flowers with a simple structure are best for attracting bees to your garden. We will put these tips into play when we start putting our garden together this year.

 

“Creating a Garden for Bees” pages from The Bee Book

 

Earth: The Definitive Visual Guide takes readers by the hand on a bright and educational adventure around our planet. This reference book touches on various topics about our planet, from land, weather, water, and the atmosphere. Earth also talks about some our world’s most important, unique and most dangerous features.

 

DK Canada Earth: The Definitive Visual Guide Book Cover

 

There was so much to take in and learn in Earth! The pictures and photos mixed with the details this book shared were fabulous. I spent many minutes admiring the details on each page. One area I absolutely loved was “Shelves and Plains” in the Oceans and Seas section of this book. I learned what makes up the continental margins off the coastlines of the land, why the abyssal plains are fascinating and how thick ocean sediments can be in certain parts of the ocean floor. This is a book I would not have trouble picking up to read over and over again.

 

“Shelves and Plains” pages from Earth: The Definitive Visual Guide book

 

Want your kids to learn more about the earth in a more interactive way? Utterly Amazing Earth is a fun book to introduce younger readers to what makes the world tick. Kids can crack open the cover to learn about water cycles, earthquakes, seasons and volcanoes. The best part about this book is that learning is helped along with the use of pop-ups, flaps and spinning diagrams that bring learning to life.

 

DK Canada Utterly Amazing Earth Book Cover

 

Though my younger daughter really enjoyed finding out what certain precious gems look like before they are polished, she got the best kick out of making a volcano erupt. She was so excited, she kept shouting “Kaboom!” while she pulled the tab to make the explosion happen. She then called her brother over to watch her make this event happen for about twenty minutes. The diagram for the water cycle also fascinated her and she learned more about this important this cycle is to our planet. Both of my little ones are now huge fans of this title and have fun reading it.

 

L: Utterly Amazing Earth “Volcano” page; R: Children reading a book on a couch

 

These are only a few of the awesome titles families can find to get ready for Earth Day. Want to find more titles from DK Canada? Visit them on their website, and connect with them on their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest pages for more ideas!

 

Disclaimer: I received products from DK Canada in order to write this review. The views I share are my own.

 

A DK Canada Earth Day Giveaway!

DK Canada would like for your family to be Earth Day ready by giving one Ottawa Mommy Club follower all three titles I featured in this review! These books are:

The ARV of this prize package is $75! This giveaway is open to residents and ends at 11:59 EDT on May 19, 2017.

Good luck!

Rules: Open to residents 18 +. You have 48 hours to reply by email once you are notified as the winner. If you don’t, we will draw another entry. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. The selected winner must correctly answer a mathematical question in order to win the prize mentioned above. The Ottawa Mommy Club is not responsible for prize fulfillment and for the delivery/shipment of the prize(s) mentioned above. For our complete set of rules, please click here.

 

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My name is Lian Wright. Born in Toronto, I came to Ottawa as a student to study Political Science at Carleton University, and came away with an Honours Degree, and decided to stay. I'm a huge sports fan, have a love of reading, and like experiencing new things whenever I can. I am now a mother of three children (11, 1 and 7 months old) and am kept constantly on my toes. My blog, Pieces of Me, is my way of sharing what I have enjoyed and encountered in my life so far as a mother. So far, being a mom has had it's expected ups and downs, but that's what makes being a parent so fulfilling for me. I've loved and learned from what's happened so far, and I can't wait to see what's in store for me next. I hope you enjoy the journey with me! Author's website.

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  1. Doris Humber says:

    The Bee Book….we are focused on helping the bees.

  2. Kim K says:

    We would enjoy the Bee Book

  3. Fan R says:

    I would choose Utterly Amazing Earth book to read with kids on Earth Day or when we have time together.

  4. Nicole Jubleew says:

    We would use the Earth: The Definitive Visual Guide book to get ready for Earth Day.

  5. Karin Dollery says:

    I am most interested in “The Bee Book”, my granddaughters and I are planting Bee friendly flowers in our garden this spring/summer. I am also very concerned in the decline of Bees, it would be tragic if they were to disappear.

  6. Jennifer P. says:

    I would choose the book Earth: The Definitive Visual Guide to help my family get ready for Earth Day this year.

  7. Elaine R says:

    I think the Bee Book would be great for Earth Day but also an enjoyeable read with springtime arriving!

  8. jan says:

    I would choose The Bee Book to get my family ready for Earth Day this year

  9. DebP says:

    I would choose The Bee Book, because bees are just so darn important.

  10. Dianne G. says:

    The Utterly Amazing Earth looks like a great book for Earth Day as it not only covers our country but other countries too. The interactive pages would add interest and be a great learning tool that is fun for all ages.

  11. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard says:

    we would love the book: Utterly Amazing Earth

  12. Tricia Hope says:

    I am teaching y grand daughter about how important bees are to keeping our food chain vibrant,so I would choose The Bee Book

  13. KD says:

    I would choose Utterly Amazing Earth, as my two young daughters love flaps and pop-ups!

  14. Theresa C. says:

    Our family would love the Bee Book! We have been bee-lovers for years 😉

  15. Mary Boudreau says:

    I would pick The Bee Book

  16. SweetPanda says:

    I think I would choose Utterly Amazing Earth

  17. Florence Cochrane says:

    Great selection of books. Earth: The Definitive Visual Guide sounds like one my family would really enjoy.

  18. Melinda says:

    I would choose Earth!

  19. Darwin says:

    I would pick utterly amazing earth book to read with the kids!

  20. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    These are all absolutely fascinating books that I’d love to read. I think that the Bee book would be really appropriate especially to read to my grandchildren so that they too learn how invaluable bees are for our food supply.

  21. Sab Edwards says:

    DK BOOKS are amazing!! For me, earth day is every day with recycling in the house and at work. PLUS I dont kill the dandelions as those are the 1st food for bees

  22. LisaM says:

    I’d share the Utterly Amazing Earth with my 6-year-old. He’d love it!

  23. HEIDI C. says:

    My son would definitely like the Utterly Amazing Earth. It has flaps which he loves!

  24. Melissa Black says:

    Love the Bee Book. We are planting wildflowers as we speak. 😊

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