Hop into the Holiday Season with DK Canada Books #HolidayGiftGuide #Giveaway ~ CAN 12/21

| November 19, 2018 | 80 Comments

Hop into the Holiday Season with DK Canada

The holiday season is right around the corner. Have you begun the tasks of holiday gift shopping for your loved ones this year? Are there certain people on your list who love learning? DK Canada is the place to look for books on plenty of subjects for people to learn new things about our world. They asked us if we would like to have three books to help us hop into the holidays in a fun way.  We could not wait to get the learning started!

Below are the three books my family received to enjoy for the holiday season:

 

Hop into the Holiday Season with DK Canada

Flora, Spice and Cook It book covers with holly berries.

 

Tip-toeing through the blooms

Plants, no matter their size, do so much for our world. Learning what makes them diverse is fabulous to learn. Flora takes readers on a fascinating journey through the plant world across our planet. Beautiful photos and wonderful descriptions help readers to find out about plants live and communicate with each other.

 

Hop into the Holiday Season with DK Canada

Flora book cover.

 

There is so much to learn about plants when reading Flora. Readers literally discover the wonder world of plants from their roots to their tips. This book is sectioned into different parts of the plant and shares information about what make each plant unique and fabulous.

One of the most fascinating things I learned about plants while reading Flora was about the importance of leaf size. Smaller leaves help to cut down on evaporation and heat loss for a plant. I did not know that large leaves help cool plants down in wet, tropical regions.

 

Hop into the Holiday Season with DK Canada

“Leaf Size” section of Flora.

 

Feeling the heat from the inside out

Sometimes, all we need to get warmed up is by consuming food or drinks to heat us from within. There are times that adding a hint of something special can help us feel cozy when the weather is chilly. Spice helps people take their cooking game up a notch with advice about creating spice blends and recipes. Readers also learn about each of the spices and their uses.

 

Hop into the Holiday Season with DK Canada

Spice book cover.

 

It was eye-opening to learn so much about the various types of spices and their flavour profiles. This book is helping us to understand which spices would work best together in a dish. The “Creating spice pairings and blends” section breaks down why spices would work well with other spices in language that is easy to understand.

I also love the “Spice Story” snippets for each spice that shares a brief history about a spice and its importance throughout history. An added bonus is the recipes in this book that focus on certain spices to up the flavour on these dishes.

 

Hop into the Holiday Season with DK Canada

“Sweet and Spicy Apple Pastry Rosettes” recipe in Spice book.

 

Kids + Cooking = FUN!

Kids love eating, but they also love lending a hand in the kitchen as well. Cook It helps parents bond with their child in the kitchen by providing 100 easy to cook recipes to create together. Basic instructions and cooking techniques are shared for young cooks to tie up their aprons to create meals from breakfast to dessert for their family to enjoy.

 

Hop into the Holiday Season with DK Canada

Cook It book cover.

 

 

I love that each recipe shows young cooks how to make each recipe in a simple way. The instructions and process photos make going through each dish easy. This title also gives quite a few variations on certain foods for kids to try.

After going through this book, the recipe my little chefs can’t wait to try first is the Mint Chocolate Pots. They both love chocolate and the mint flavour will add a flavour profile they want to try. They loved how easy the instructions are to whip up this tasty treat. We also have all of the equipment at home to get started!

 

Hop into the Holiday Season with DK Canada

Mint Chocolate Pots recipe from Cook It.

 

Hopping into the holidays with fun made easy

Overall, my family loved all of the books we received from DK Canada to hop into the holidays in a fun way. Flora let us see plants in a new and interesting way. Spice gave us the push to want to be more adventurous in the kitchen. Cook It is getting my little chefs excited about making meals for our family throughout the holiday season. Hopping into the holidays is made so easy with these DK Canada titles and are great holiday gift ideas to give this year. We are really happy to have them in our family’s home library.

 

Hop into the Holiday Season with DK Canada

Hop into the Holidays with DK Canada

 

Would you like more book ideas so your family can hop into the holidays in a fun ways? Yu can discover more titles, like my family did, on DK Canada’s website! We also connected with them on their FacebookTwitterInstagram, and Pinterest pages!

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

 

A DK Canada Books Giveaway!

 

Hop into the Holiday Season with DK Canada

Flora, Spice and Cook It book covers with holly berries.

Is it time for your famiy to hop into the holidays?  DK Canada is giving one lucky Ottawa Mommy Club follower all three books featured in this review to help get you started! These titles are:

 

The ARV of this prize package is $75!

This giveaway is open to Canadian residents and ends at 11:59 EDT on December 21st, 2018.

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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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!

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  1. Lynda Cook says:

    I would actually like Flora and Spice for myself and Cook it for my daughter

  2. Lynda Cook says:

    I would love to gift myself the How Not to Kill Your Houseplant

  3. Heather Swanson says:

    I would like the receive Spice.

  4. Dianne G. says:

    A few of my grandchildren like to cook so the book Cook It would be one they would like me to gift them.

  5. Dianne G. says:

    I would like to gift the book Crafty Gifts by Jane Bull to my grandchildren as they all love doing crafts.

  6. Fan R. says:

    I’d like to get Cook It book to cook with kids!

  7. Fan R. says:

    I would enjoy Complete Wellness book this holiday season

  8. Wendy Jensen says:

    The book I would like to receive is Spice.

  9. Athena says:

    Cook it would be great for my daughter.

  10. Lynda Cook says:

    I would like to get Flora!

  11. Lynda Cook says:

    Kids’ Fun and Healthy Cookbook would be another fun book

  12. ivy pluchinsky says:

    I would love the spice book!

  13. Fan R. says:

    We would like to get Let’s Get Fizzical Published by DK By Pippa Guy this holiday season

  14. Lynda Cook says:

    I would like to keep flora for myself and gift the other 2

  15. Lynda Cook says:

    Marijuana Edibles sounds very interesting!

  16. Dianne G. says:

    I would like to gift the book Crunch! Munch! Bunny to my youngest granddaughter.

  17. yvonne says:

    The Flora books is incredibly beautiful! I will be keeping this one for myself.

  18. Lynda Cook says:

    The Science of Cooking would be cool to have and sounds very interesting!

  19. Dianne G. says:

    My youngest grandson would like the Ultimate Sticker Collection: THE LEGO® BATMAN MOVIE book.

  20. Lynda Cook says:

    Eat Feel Fresh sounds interesting

  21. Dianne G. says:

    I think my younger granddaughters would enjoy the Ultimate Sticker Collection: American Girl Dress-Up Book.

  22. Fan R. says:

    I’d like to receive this book TThe Big Ideas Box Published by DK this holiday season

  23. Lynda Cook says:

    The The Memory Activity Book sounds good!

  24. Renee Vanderkuip says:

    I would like the Spice book

  25. Silvia D says:

    I like the book .. Spice

  26. Silvia D says:

    a book I would like to gift or even would love to recieve is…The Kitchen Garden

  27. Dianne G. says:

    I would like to get my younger grandchildren the Three Little Pigs book.

  28. Fan R. says:

    I’d like to receive this book Marvel Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse The Official Guide this holiday season

  29. Lynda Cook says:

    I need the The Memory Activity Book for my brain!!

  30. Lynda Cook says:

    Pop-Up Peekaboo! Christmas would make a good stocking stuffer!!

  31. Dianne G. says:

    I think my oldest grandson would like the book Robot.

  32. Fan R. says:

    I’d like to receive this book Art and How it Works Published by DK Children By Ann Kay
    Foreword by Tomie dePaola this holiday season

  33. Lynda Cook says:

    My grandson would enjoy the Sticker Encyclopedia Dinosaurs

  34. Fan R. says:

    I’d like to receive this book Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It-Ralph 2 Official Guide this holiday season

  35. Dianne G. says:

    My youngest grandson would enjoy My Best Pop-up Noisy Train Book.

  36. Silvia D says:

    one book i would love to add to our library is .. Timelines of Everything

  37. Fan R. says:

    I’d like to receive this book Pop-Up Peekaboo! Christmas Published by DK Children this holiday season

  38. Dianne G. says:

    My grandchildren would enjoy the book Marvel: Fearless and Fantastic! Female Super Heroes Save the World.

  39. Lynda Cook says:

    Unlock Your Imagination sounds like a good one to keep them busy

  40. Lynda Cook says:

    Spice sounds like a good book to have to get to know all about them!

  41. Fan R. says:

    I’d like to receive this book History of the World Map by Map this holiday season

  42. Linda says:

    I would like to gift Cook It to my two nieces.

  43. Silvia D says:

    Love to go to Norway one day.. so this book would be fantastic ..DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Norway

  44. Dianne G. says:

    Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It-Ralph 2 Official Guide looks like a book that some of my grandchildren would like.

  45. Fan R. says:

    I’d like to receive this bookDisney Ideas Book Published by DK Children By Elizabeth Dowsett this holiday season

  46. Silvia D says:

    love to recieve the …Birds of Western Canada 2nd Edition book!

  47. Lynda Cook says:

    DK Life Stories Helen Keller is one i would love to have!

  48. Fan R. says:

    I’d like to receive this Let’s Get Fizzical this holiday season

  49. andie says:

    “Cook It” would be so fun for our family and Christmas Baking Nights.

  50. Lynda Cook says:

    Unlock Your Imagination would be a great book for the grandchildren!!

  51. Fan R. says:

    I’d like to receive this book Sticker Encyclopedia Dinosaurs Published by DK Children this holiday season

  52. Dianne G. says:

    Some of my younger grandchildren would enjoy the book Look I’m a Cook because they like to help in the kitchen.

  53. Fan R. says:

    I’d like to receive this book Insects and Spiders Published by DK Children

  54. Lynda Cook says:

    Would love the The Memory Activity Book

  55. Dianne G. says:

    I would like to get the book Follow the Trail: Baby Dinosaurs for my youngest granddaughter.

  56. Fan R. says:

    I’d like to receive this book Flowers Published by DK Children this holiday season

  57. Lynda Cook says:

    Pinocchio would be a great storybook to add to the book shelf!

  58. Fan R. says:

    I’d like to receive this book Crunch! Munch! Bunny this holiday season

  59. Lindsay says:

    I would love to gift Spice!

  60. Dianne G. says:

    I would like to get the book History of the World in 1,000 Objects. I love seeing items discovered that show world history.

  61. Fan R. says:

    I’d like to receive this Dinosaurs: A Visual Encyclopedia this holiday season

  62. Fan R. says:

    I’d like to receive this book Published by DK Children
    By Steve Mould this holiday season

  63. Silvia D says:

    I would love to gift The Kitchen Garden

  64. caroline m. says:

    I would love to receive the Spice book this season.

  65. Dianne G. says:

    Many of my grandchildren are very obsessed with bugs so I think they would enjoy the book Insects and Spiders.

  66. Silvia D says:

    love to gift the book … What Next

  67. Dianne G. says:

    I would like to get my grandchildren the book Unlock Your Imagination Boredom Busters.

  68. Fan R. says:

    I’d like to receive this book Moon Landings Published by DK Children
    By Shoshana Weider this holiday season

  69. Silvia D says:

    one book I would love to give or recieve is … The Big Ideas Box

  70. Fan R. says:

    I’d like to receive this book The Lion’s Tale Published by DK Children
    By Laura Buller this holiday season

  71. Dianne G. says:

    My grandchildren would like the Ultimate Sticker Book: Disney Pixar Cars 3.

  72. Fan R. says:

    I’d like to receive this book Science You Can Eat
    Published by DK Children
    By Stefan Gates this holiday season!

  73. Dianne G. says:

    I would like to gift the book Baby’s First Colors to my youngest granddaughter.

  74. Dianne G. says:

    Star Wars Coding Projects would make a good gift for my oldest grandson.

  75. Silvia D says:

    a book I would love is .. I Love You Little One

  76. Fan R. says:

    I’d like to receive this book The Three Little Pigs Published by DK Children Illustrated by Giuseppe Di Lernia this holiday season

  77. Lynda Cook says:

    First Aid Fast for Babies and Children 2nd Canadian Edition would be a good one to have on hand

  78. Fan R. says:

    I’d like to receive this book The Magic and Mystery of Trees this holiday season

  79. Silvia D says:

    I would love to gift the … Mythical Beasts book

  80. Lynda Cook says:

    I would love to read I Love You Little One to my granddaughter

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