Find Spooktacular Fun with DK Canada Books #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 11/29

| October 30, 2019 | 76 Comments

Spooktacular monsters, legends, and mystical creatures are great to discover when reading. People can learn so much from these beings. DK Canada has a collection of books that showcase different legends and creatures for readers to enjoy. They asked us if we could have spooktacular fun reviewing some of these titles. We were excited to see what we would discover!

Find Spooktacular Fun with DK Canada Books

Below are the three books we received to review:

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DK Canada book covers.

Spooktacular movie monster fun

Movie monsters are what my family lives for. These creatures make us jump and laugh as we watch some of our favourite films and television shows. In Monsters in the Movies, Legendary film maker John Landis shares with readers some of the greatest monsters to stomp and slither across our screens. Landis also showcases other great movie monster makers and discusses the art of monster making wth them. Readers can also get a bit to a sneak peek at the secrets o the special-effects masters who created some of the legendary movies.

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Monsters in the Movies book cover.

One of our favourite sections from this book is the “Trolls” section. Trolls from some of our favourite movies are showcased. Tidbits of knowledge from each fo the films they are displayed for readers to learn and enjoy. 

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“Trolls” section of Monsters in the Movies book.

Behind the signs and symbols

I enjoy learning about signs and symbols found in literature and in everyday life. This is why I was excited to receive Sign and Symbols to have at home! This book shares with readers to find the answers to many of the signs, symbols, and traditions around the world. 

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Signs & Symbols book cover.

I love reading the “Fabulous Beasts” section of this book. There are so many different creatures shared for readers to discover. I especially loved learning more about the phoenix. I didn’t know that this character was associated with the rising and the setting of the Sun.

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“Fabulous Beasts” section of Signs & Symbols book.

Magical and mystical kid fun

My kids love to read many stories about heroes and monsters during story time. Some of the characters are based off of myths and legends from around the world. Children’s Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical Monsters teaches young readers the the history behind many of these characters shared on every continent. It also helps them to enjoy the art and history of storytelling throughout history.

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Children’s Book of Mythical Creatures and Magical Beasts cover.

My littles love all of the goodies they found in the book! They were fascinated to learn more about Maui, the demigod featured in Disney’s Moana and the Egyptian gods and goddesses. They were also captivated by how dragons are depicted in different cultures throughout history.

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Girl reading Children’s Book of Mythical Creatures and Magical Beasts book.

Spooktacular fun for everyone

My family really love all of the books we received to have spooktacular fun from DK Canada. We learned more about the movie monsters we like watching in Monsters in the Movies. I spent hours finding out more about what we see in literature and in everyday life in Signs and Symbols. My kids are constantly picking up and discovering more about mystical beings in Mythical Beasts and Magical Monsters. These spooky reads are ones we will constantly reading to learn and explore these fun topics.

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Find Spooktacular Fun with DK Canada

Looking for new ways to have spooktacular fun? You can find more books, like my family did, on DK Canada’s website! We also connected with them on their FacebookTwitterInstagram, and Pinterest pages!

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

A DK Canada Books Giveaway!

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DK Canada book covers.

DK Canada would like for one lucky Ottawa Mommy Club follower to have spooktacular fun by giving away all three books we shared in our review! These books are:

The ARV of this prize package is $75!

This giveaway is open to Canadian residents and ends at 11:59 EDT on November 29, 2019.

Good luck!

To enter more awesome OMC giveaways, click HERE!

If there are any issues with this giveaway, please email us at ottawamommyclub@hotmail.com.

Rules: Open to Canadian 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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  1. angie andrews says:

    I would love to read Wicca and Witchcraft

  2. Sandra Dufoe says:

    Would love the Children’s Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical Monsters.

  3. Silvia D says:

    Children’s Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical Monsters would be sppoktacular fun!!

  4. sarah alexis says:

    I think the whole family would love reading about Mythical Beasts and Magical Creatures!!!!

  5. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Sign and Symbols would be a lot of fun and my oldest, an adult, would absorb the information like a sponge.

  6. Dianne G. says:

    I could learn something new from the book The Story of Painting.

  7. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    The Sewing Book New Edition, I’d like to get back into sewing but so much has changed since back then, materials for example that this book would help for me.

  8. angie andrews says:

    woodwork step by step

  9. Shirley says:

    Celebrations Around the World – Explore different celebrations from across the globe through fun and beautiful illustrations

  10. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    The Needlecraft Book, there’s probably I lot of embroidery stitches in that that I don’t know how to do.

  11. Heather Swanson says:

    Sign and Symbols would be interesting.

  12. All of these books would be absolutely amazing to own. I have a very hard time choosing which would be my favorite. Children’s Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical Monsters sounds super awesome.

  13. Dianne G. says:

    I could learn something new from the Explanatorium of Science.

  14. Sylvie Mcwilliams says:

    I like Signs & Symbols.

  15. DebP says:

    I think I would find the book Signs and Symbols to be the most interesting read. It’s the sort of book I’d dip in and out of.

  16. Anne Derkat says:

    My family would enjoy Mythical Beasts and Magical Monsters.

  17. Tracy Taylor says:

    My teen would love to read the book about signs and symbols.

  18. Wanda B says:

    Children’s Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical Monsters would be most interesting!

  19. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Stitch Dictionary would teach me a thing or two for sure. From a herringbone stitch to a wheatear, over 200 decorative and practical stitches

  20. Dianne G. says:

    Cults Uncovered would be an interesting book.

  21. Shirley says:

    I think we would emjoy them all but probably Sign and Symbols the best
    Thanks

  22. angie andrews says:

    Signs and Symbols would be an interesting read

  23. Marlene V says:

    I would love the Signs & Symbols book

  24. Marlene V says:

    The LEGO Book of Bedtime Builds book also looks great from their website.

  25. Carey Hurst says:

    They are all awesome for our house but Signs and Symbols would be our top choice

  26. Shirley says:

    The Sherlock Holmes Book lear about the plotlines behind every case investigated by Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson

  27. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Dressmaking Step by Step would be nice to have so that I can sew my own clothes.

  28. Wanda B says:

    Signs & Symbols would be great!

  29. Dianne G. says:

    I could learn something new from the book Supercraft.

  30. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I’ve checked for a book on sergers but no luck. I bought a serger about 6 weeks ago, built a table for it, bought a chair too but have been a bit too dubious to have ever used it yet. Oh well there’s always the Stitch Dictionary that I could learn from too.

  31. Shirley says:

    One Ball of Yarn would be a good book

  32. Dianne G. says:

    I would like to learn something new from the book Vegan on the Go.

  33. Sarah Perry says:

    Signs & Symbols would be a great book for my daughter.

  34. Toby says:

    Monsters in the Movies!

  35. Toby says:

    Dreams…would definitely find this to be interesting.

  36. Aarone Mawdsley says:

    signs and symbols

  37. angie andrews says:

    Celebrations Around the World would be very interesting

  38. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Handmade Interiors sounds really interesting, another book with a lot to learn in it.

  39. SweetPanda says:

    The Sign and Symbols looks very interesting

  40. Sandra McG says:

    the book PHOTOGRAPHY would be loaded with lots of new things for me to learn!

  41. Dianne G. says:

    I could learn something new from the book Dinosaurs Discovered while reading it to my grandchildren.

  42. Sandra McG says:

    Photography would be of interest to both myself and my granddaughter

  43. Dianne G. says:

    I could learn something new from the book Your Well-Being Garden.

  44. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    My sister-in-law makes marvellous quilts and I don’t even know the basics so I’d love to learn a little bit from the book Quilting.

  45. Sandra McG says:

    the book titled Photography would be filled with new info that would interest both my Granddaughter and myself

  46. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Embroidery Stitches Step-by-Step sounds like there’s a lot for me to learn in this book.

  47. Dianne G. says:

    I would want to get learning from the book Beaded Jewelry.

  48. Wanda B says:

    I really like Signs & Symbols.

  49. Shauna says:

    My daughter would love the Mythical Beasts book – we just bought the DK Animal hardcover, and she’s been asking to read about 2-3 of the animals every night. A mythical version would be so interesting!

  50. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Merriam-Webster Children’s Dictionary would be great for my grandkids to read and learn from.

  51. Dianne G. says:

    I could learn something new from the book Fresh Flower Arranging.

  52. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    My family would enjoy Mythical Beasts and Magical Monsters.

  53. Definitely Signs and Symbols. Have a great night everyone.

  54. angie andrews says:

    The Signs and Symbols book would be an interesting read

  55. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Manmade Wonders of the World, I’d love to read that book and no doubt discover something new too.

  56. Shirley says:

    Tech Lab has educational activities and projects that focus on electronics and technology.

  57. Dianne G. says:

    I could learn something new from Simple Steps to Success: Herbs.

  58. Linda says:

    We would enjoy Children’s Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical Monsters.

  59. Shirley says:

    The Bible Book explores the ideas and beliefs key to the teachings of the most widely printed religious book of all time

  60. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Embroidery Stitches Step-by-Step would no doubt teach me a thing or two.

  61. Dianne G. says:

    I could learn something new from the book Quilting Step by Step.

  62. Shirley says:

    The Psychology of Achievement is a guide that equips you with the tools you need to drive yourself toward success,

  63. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    History of Britain and Ireland would provide a lot of interesting facts that would be new to me.

  64. Dianne G. says:

    I would like to learn something new from the book Illustrated Encyclopedia of Extraordinary Automobiles.

  65. Silvia D says:

    Your Well-Being Garden would be a great book to learn something new!

  66. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    DK Eyewitness Books: Ancient Civilizations would be interesting for both my grandkids and for me.

  67. Wanda B says:

    Monsters in the Movies would be really fun.

  68. Dianne G. says:

    I could learn something new from the book Big Knits, Big Needles.

  69. Wanda B says:

    The book “Children’s Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical Monsters” would be amazing.

  70. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    DK Eyewitness Back Roads France would be interesting, hopefully with lots of beautiful photos too.

  71. Dianne G. says:

    I could learn new things from the book Encyclopedia of Landscape Design and then I could make my yard more inviting.

  72. Lara says:

    I’m very interested in Signs & Symbols and the littler ones would definitely enjoy the monsters and beasts in the books.

  73. Wanda B says:

    Signs & Symbols looks so interesting.

  74. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I lived and worked in Denmark for 2 1/2 years and loved every minute of it. I’d love to have the DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Denmark which would no doubt let me discover areas of Denmark that I haven’t been able to explore yet.

  75. Silvia D says:

    Zoology book would help me learn something new!

  76. Dianne G. says:

    I could learn something new from the book Smithsonian Handbooks: Herbs.

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