Learn and Delight in Summer with DK Canada #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 09/28

| August 23, 2018 | 61 Comments

Learning can be fun in so many ways during the summer. Finding a great book that contains easy to great information and amazing images is one way to make this happen. DK Canada has a variety of books that makes readers delight in many different topics for readers of all ages. They asked our family if we would like to have three books that we could learn from and delight in this summer. We could not wait to see the titles we would get to learn from and love!

Below are the three books my family received to enjoy:


Learn and Delight in Summer with DK Canada

L-R: Essential Oils book; Thomas & Friends Character Encyclopedia book; Prehistoric Life book.


Learn and Delight in Summer with DK Canada 


A trip back in time

My family are in love with dinosaurs. We enjoy drawing them, learning about them, and our kids have stuffed ones they snuggle with at night. We were delighted to have been sent Prehistoric Life  so we can learn more about these extinct animals.


Learn and Delight in Summer with DK Canada

Cover of Prehistoric Life book.


From the Archean to the Quaternary periods, Prehistoric Life shares details about the animals and plants that once lived on our planet. Readers will also delight in the artwork and images that show the skeletons and fossils that have been left behind by these creatures.

The kids love the Cretaceous period. So many of their favourite dinosaurs are found in this period. We loved how specific points on many of the dinos are highlighted for readers to learn about. The photos and images also help readers to imagine size of these animals compared to ourselves and what they may have looked like. Seeing the prehistoric plant life and other creatures that lived at these times makes reading this summer an journey every time we open this book.


Learn and Delight in Summer with DK Canada

“Crustacean dinosaurs”section of Prehistoric Life book.


Healing powers at hand

In our home, we are trying to turn away from synthetic chemicals in certain products that we use for our health and well-being. We want to learn how to start to make some self-care items in our own so we can have them around whenever we wanted and we would know what is in them.

Essential Oils helps readers to make many self-care products on their own. Some of the alternatives this book shares to treat everyday issues include acne, PMS, insomnia, indigestion, and more. Essential Oils also features 88 essential oils and gives a guide to using, blending and storing these oils at home.


Learn and Delight in Summer with DK Canada

Cover of Essential Oils book.


I did not know about the largenumber of the essential oils there are, their properties, and the many healing properties they carry. Learning about what cedarwood can do for a person’s health and well-being. From hair and skin care to improving your mood and the scent in a room, cedarwood can help readers have an alternative to make and use. The “Healing Remedies” section of this book gives users instructions as to how to create ailments for certain conditions. I wish there were more images at this point of the book to break up this section, but the instructions are easy to follow for first-time makes like myself.


Learn and Delight in Summer with DK Canada

“Cedarwood” section of the Essential Oils book.


Next stop: The Island of Sodor

Trains. My mom is a HUGE fan of these vehicles and has passed this love down to my kids. When my son was introduced to the world of Thomas & Friends, he was all on board for the adventures these locomotives and other vehicles got themselves into.

Thomas & Friends Character Encyclopedia is a great book to have on hand to learn more about the characters that bring this series to life. Trivia about the TV shows and films are on each page of this encyclopedia for readers to learn about. Images of some of the locomotives a number of these friends are based on add to the learning for readers. A mini Thomas figure comes with this book for readers to have along for the reading fun.


Learn and Delight in Summer with DK Canada

Cover of Thomas & Friends Character Encyclopedia book.


My little guy’s eyes lit up when he saw this book. Thomas is a great friend to have with my son while reading about of the characters on Sodor. Finding out about the actual locomotives these characters were based on was fascinating. It was also great to find out about the specific jobs each engine had to play to help make Sodor function.


Learn and Delight in Summer with DK Canada

L:”Thomas” section of theThomas & Friends Character Encyclopedia book. R:Boy reading “Thomas” section of the Thomas & Friends Character Encyclopedia book.


Learning about each of their personalities was also great to know about the newer engines in this series. This book is a really basic encyclopedia that would be great for younger readers, beginners in the world of Sodor, and for parents who want to keep up with their young Thomas fans. My son adores this book and is having a blast being travelling to Sodor when he reads this book this summer.

Page turning summer fun

My family is enjoying all of the books we received to enjoy this summer from DK Canada. We get to travel back in time to learn more about some of our favourite dinosaurs. Finding out about natural alternatives to our well-being and their elements is great to have on hand. Learning more about Thomas and his friends gave us more insight into what makes them special. All three titles make spending time learning this summer a delight for everyone!


Learn and Delight in Summer with DK Canada

Learn and Delight in Summer with DK Canada


Would your family like to delight in learning into your summer? Discover more titles like my family did on DK Canada’s website, and connect 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!


Learn and Delight in Summer with DK Canada

L-R: Essential Oils book; Thomas & Friends Character Encyclopedia book; Prehistoric Life book.


Would you like to find new way to delight in learning this summer? DK Canada would like for one lucky Ottawa Mommy Club follower to bring learning into your summer. They would like to  give away all three titles I reviewed! 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 September 28th, 2018.

Good luck!


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  1. Juliee Fitze says:

    The grandkids would like to find out more about Prehistoric Life.

  2. ivy pluchinsky says:

    I think we would really enjoy the Thomas & Friends Character Encyclopedia book

  3. Heather Swanson says:

    Essential oils

  4. Calvin says:

    Essential oils one would really help, we have many and would love to learn all about the benefits of each. I also would read prehistoric life as it piqued my interest

  5. Calvin says:

    Nature’s Deadliest Creatures Visual Encyclopedia is another nice one

  6. Stephanie N says:

    we would love to look at the Thomas & Friends Character Encyclopedia

  7. Kristy Reid says:

    I have 3 little Thomas fans in this house so I know that Thomas & Friends Character Encyclopedia would be a hit!

  8. Jonnie says:

    I think the Prehistoric Life book would be a hit at my house.

  9. karinespace says:

    The essential oils book would help me, but the prehistoric life would really please my nephew! Thanks

  10. Israel Y says:

    My kids would love the prehistoric life book – they are very interested in tfar!

  11. Linda says:

    My son would love the Thomas & Friends Character Encyclopedia.

  12. Sarah says:

    The prehistoric Life would be a fun book for our family. Thanks!

  13. binabugged says:

    My sis would love the oils book but Dylan would want the Thomas train book

  14. Kristy Reid says:

    My daughter would love the First French Dictionary.

  15. Jaclyn says:

    My son is OBSESSED with Thomas the train and the Character Encyclopedia would be a great gift for my son starting kindergarten!!

  16. Kristy Reid says:

    My twins would really love “How to be a Big Kid” because they want to be just like their older sister.

  17. Jennifer P. says:

    My oldest child would love reading the Prehistoric Life book – she would find it fascinating! And my youngest would love the Thomas & Friends Character Encyclopedia!!

  18. Tiffany Rotulo says:

    The Thomas and Friends book for sure. My son is obsessed with Thomas the Train.

  19. caroline m. says:

    my son (and therefore I) is also interested in the Leo quiz book https://www.dk.com/ca/book/9780241301432-lego-dc-comics-super-heroes-ultimate-quiz-book/

  20. Fierce Fibromyalfia Femme says:

    The essential oil for sure! Being chronically ill, we’re always looking for new ways to clean our home.

  21. Melissa Maltais says:

    The dinosaur one looks great!

  22. Silvia D says:

    the Prehistoric Life book would be great for the kids but I would like the Essential oils book

  23. Kim says:

    We’d really like the prehistoric life book!

  24. Sunshine G says:

    The Thomas character encyclopedia would be a hit around here – there are some spirited discussions around which train is which sometimes!

  25. Jessica Pang says:

    Our nursery theme is dinosaurs, so that’s the one that sticks out for me

  26. Jim May says:

    The essential oils book would go over great at our home.

  27. Anne Derkat says:

    Thomas and Friends would be my family’s first choice.

  28. DebP says:

    My son would love the prehistoric life book. For myself, it would be the essential oils book.

  29. Lorna Webster says:

    The Essential Oils book would be great for us to come up with new bath bomb recipes!

  30. hmrcarlson says:

    My boys would like the Prehistoric Life Book.

  31. Sandra Dufoe says:

    The essential oils for sure would be welcome in my home.

  32. leana says:

    My daughter would love to read the prehistoric life book!

  33. Silvia D says:

    Dk hasso many great books, some I would love to read and add to my library are…Natural Wonders of the World and Canadian Gardener’s Guide

  34. SweetPanda says:

    I think we all would love to read the Prehistoric Life

  35. Silvia D says:

    From the DK books the ..Timelines of History book would be interesting!

  36. Rachel Williams says:

    The Essential Oils would be perfect for our home.

  37. Devon Pickford says:

    essential oils! we love them

  38. Tammy G says:

    We would love to know more about essential oils.

  39. Kristy Reid says:

    My kids would love “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 Ultimate Sticker Book” from DK books.

  40. Sarah says:

    Peek and Seek and Yoga for Kids would.be great additions to our household. Thanks!

  41. Sarah says:

    Writers and Unlock your Imagination 250 boredom busters. Thanks!

  42. Nicole Jubleew says:

    Prehistoric Life would delight my family!

  43. intensev5 says:

    My kids would love the prehistoric life book. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Marlene V.

  44. Sarah says:

    The Visual guide to Math and How to Measure Everything would be great for my daughter. Thanks! 🙂

  45. Allison Matz says:

    Prehistoric Life would be the one, my grandson is obsessed with dinosaurs.

  46. Sarah says:

    The Sewing Book and Homemade Holidays would be great to explore! Thanks

  47. hmrcarlson says:

    My kids would love the Prehistoric Book.

  48. Kristy Reid says:

    My little guy would also love My Encyclopedia of Very Important Dinosaurs.

  49. Kristy Reid says:

    My kids would also love the Yoga For Kids book from DK.

  50. Dianne G says:

    My youngest grandson would love the Prehistoric Life Book. He is fascinated with learning about dinosaurs and where they lived.

  51. Dianne G says:

    I would love to get the book My Encyclopedia of Very Important Dinosaurs for my youngest grandson.

  52. Dianne G says:

    My oldest grandson would enjoy Marvel Studios Visual Dictionary.

  53. Silvia D says:

    What’s that Rock or Mineral?
    Published by DK is a great book I would like!

  54. Dianne G says:

    Peek and Seek would be a great book to share with my younger grandchildren.

  55. hmrcarlson says:

    My boys would like the Marvel Studios Visual Dictionary.

  56. Dianne G says:

    Pop-Up Peekaboo! I Love You would be great to read to my youngest granddaughter.

  57. Dianne G says:

    Disney Ideas Book would be a book all my Disney loving family would enjoy.

  58. Kim @ Pages and Pekoe says:

    That’s a tough one! My youngest son is a HUGE Thomas fan so I’m tempted to say that one BUT … we just started homeschooling and Prehistoric Life would be great to add to our curriculum!

  59. Aarone Mawdsley says:

    the sewing book

  60. Dianne G says:

    My younger grandchildren would enjoy Growl! Howl! Animals

  61. Kristy Reid says:

    My twins would enjoy the book “Peek and Seek” as well.

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