Travel the World from Home with DK Canada – Review and Books Giveaway ~ CAN 09/08

| August 6, 2015 | 67 Comments

Though I have not done enough of it in my lifetime, I LOVE traveling! There is something about the thought of getting away to other parts of the country or to exotic locales a world away that makes me want to pack my family’s bags and explore. When this is not possible, I turn to a good book to help escape from the comfort of my couch. I love that DK Canada has so many book boutiques to allow readers to travel the world without having to leave home! I reviewed books from three of their boutiques. They were:
Birds of Canada
The Amazon
The Tea Book




Birds have always fascinated my family. We love watching all of our outdoor neighbours and seeing what kind of shenanigans they are getting themselves into as we gazed at them through our window. From time to time, we come across a species of bird we are unfamiliar with. That is why I am so happy I chose Birds of Canada to read with my family from DK Canada’s new Oh, Canada Boutique. It is a guide to all of the birds that are native and that visit our beautiful country. This book also provides information about the history of birds, aspects that make each family of birds different, and where they are commonly found or visit across Canada. My kids and I had a lot of fun seeing and learning about birds that we see every day, as well as birds that I have never seen before.




My kids really enjoyed looking and learning about different parts of South America in the book The Amazon from the updated Eyewitness Boutique of DK Canada. There was so much information to read, and plenty of beautiful photos to look at about the largest rainforest in the world. One of our favourite pages was the one devoted to the creepy-crawlies that inhabit the Amazon Rainforest. Every time we read this book, they always ask to go straight to these pages and see the butterflies, moths and other insects and bugs that make this part of the world so fascinating.  As a history lover, I also liked learning about the numerous myths and legends from this mysterious part of the world as I read this book.




A piping cup of tea is not usually my first choice of a beverage, but I have always been curious about the tea world and all of the different colours and flavours that can be created from specific ingredients. That is why I had to choose The Tea Book by Linda Gaylard DK Canada’s Food and Drink Boutique. Gaylord shows readers just how fascinating the world of tea is from so many different perspectives. I loved learning about the many numerous types of tea flavours that are derived from one plant. It was also great to learn how different cultures put tea front and center for tea ceremonies. I was also surprised by all of the different beverages you can make from tea to entertain your friends with any time of the year!



If you enjoy traveling, then the books from these boutiques of DK Canada are sure to please any reader! They help you to explore everything from as close as your back door to exotic and remote areas on the other side of the world without packing a bag. Summer has become that much more fun with these books from DK Canada to read and enjoy!

For more information about any of these boutiques, or DK Canada, you can connect with them on their website, or on their Facebook or Twitter pages. You can also click on the buttons below to check out these great boutiques for some great summer reading!


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DK Canada is also hosting a special ‘’I’m a Rebel Reader’’ prize pack to encourage kids and parents to continue reading this summer! All you have to do is to connect with DK Canada and send them a photo with three DK Star Wars Readers they have read throughout the summer. Every entry is a winner! Click here to get more details and to enter today!

Disclaimer: I received these books from DK Canada in return for a review. The views expressed are my own.


Summer Giveaway Time!




DK Canada wants to travel the world like I have this summer by giving away all three of the books I shared with you to one lucky Ottawa Mommy Club reader! Here is a list of the books I reviewed:
• Canadian Birds from the ‘’Oh, Canada!’’ Boutique
• The Amazon from the ‘’Eyewitness’’ Boutique; and
• The Tea Book by Linda Gaylard from the ‘’Food and Drink’’ Boutique.

The ARV of this prize package is $75!

This giveaway is open to residents and ends at 11:59 EDT on September 8th, 2015.

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. Holly OGorman says:

    I don’t like tea, but my bf does, I would like to win this for him.

  2. Rosanne Robinson says:

    I LOVE tea and Tetley Orange Pekoe has always been my favorite.

  3. Melinda says:

    I drink tea a daily basis. My favourite flavour is earl gray.

  4. Julie R. says:

    Yes, I like tea. Mint is nice but exploring the many options! Thanks!

  5. Doris H says:

    I love tea…my favourite is Orange Pekoe.

  6. Irene B. says:

    No coffee for me! I only drink tea! My favourite is English Breakfast.

  7. Carole Dube says:

    I like tea and my favourite flavour is chamomile.

  8. Lori W.. says:

    I love tea. – banana jack – banana bits and black tea. its so yum!

  9. Heather says:

    I’m not a big tea drinker but, in the hot weather a cup of orange pekoe is very nice.

  10. Janet Meisner says:

    I think my favorite flavor is chai tea, but I also love the berry flavored teas in the summer.

  11. Laurie P says:

    I absolutely love mint tea!

  12. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    I absolutely love tea. Strawberry flavored is my favorite.

  13. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I much prefer coffee but when I do drink tea my favourite is Lapsang Souchong.

  14. Victoria Ess says:

    I would love the Tea book!

  15. Fan R says:

    I like tea, oolong is my fave.

  16. Silvia D says:

    love tea. I like Black Currant tea

  17. KD says:

    I love tea. I’m not sure what my favourite is, but a few favourites include Irish breakfast, pumpkin chai, and blackcurrant.

  18. lori b says:

    i enjoy a black pekoe

  19. Maegan Morin says:

    I love tea and my favorite flavor is orange pekoe.

  20. KittyPride says:

    I enjoy a cuppa daily, Red Rose or Tetley black tea.

  21. Jonnie says:

    I don’t really like tea.

  22. Amy C says:

    I like tea and green tea is my favourite.

  23. jan says:

    my fav is simply black tea

  24. joy says:

    I do like tea! I like to experiment and try new flavours, so I don’t really have a favourite.

  25. Valerie Gibson says:

    Earl Grey is my favourite

  26. kathy downey says:

    I drink tea everyday and my favourite flavour is earl gray.

  27. Kay says:

    Love Tea – brought up in Ireland so of course it is like religion. Breakfast Barry’s Tea is the best & brings back great memories. But I will drink any type.

  28. SueSueper says:

    I like tea. I usually drink orange pekoe or green tea.

  29. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    I love tea. I usually drink orange pekoe, but for a change I will have a lemon ginger tea.

  30. Crystal Porter says:

    I love tea! I drink lots of different kinds, black, green, white, herbal… love tea

  31. heidi c. says:

    My favourite tea is chai tea.

  32. mongupp says:

    I like chai tea

  33. Lisa Bako says:

    I absolutely LOVE tea! My over favourite is green tea. However, I enjoy many flavours!

  34. KellyPC says:

    I love tea but I’m more of a coffee gal. I drink coffee every day, at least one but usually two. I only drink about 3-4 cups of tea a week.

  35. Darren Scrubb says:

    I like tea, and my favourite is green tea.

  36. LILLIAN BROWN says:

    Yes I like Green Tea

  37. victoria W says:

    love my tea although my favourite flavour is as random as my mood 🙂 Mint’s been popular this summer though

  38. Denise K says:

    I love tea! I like Mojito Lime & Peppermint best!

  39. FREDERIC BROWN says:

    I like all different kinds of tea

  40. Travelbuds says:

    I am a total tea drinker, I don’t drink coffee at all. I like plain black tea.

  41. Al says:

    I drink tea almost everyday and one of my favourites is Lady Grey.

  42. Karin Dollery says:

    I like tea 4 or 5 times a week and I enjoy Orange Pekoe or a Breakfast Tea

  43. dawn walsh says:

    i am a lover of tea but if there is one tea i dont like is green tea Which i found out on my trip to China

  44. Pat B says:

    I do indeed. Right now I’m having Mother’s Little Helper from David’s Tea. It’s a staple around here!

  45. Janet says:

    I’m a Maritimer. We love tea. Usually orange pekoe, but I do enjoy a good herbal tea.

  46. ginger gervais says:

    I don’t care for tea. My close friend loves it though 😉

  47. Erika Letson says:

    I love tea and my favourite is Earl Grey!

  48. Anna says:

    I love tea. My favourite is pepeprmint.

  49. Helen Williams says:

    I LOVE tea…so my favourites change constantly…current favourite is Harney & Sons Hot Cinnamon Spice. Tastes like red hots!

  50. Knittinchick says:

    Vanilla rooibos… boring I know but so soothing at night!

  51. krystyl olson says:

    I love tea desire’s Ginger Peach (black) tea – and I love David’s tea – Cocomint cream

  52. Viv Sluys says:

    I love tea. I like earl grey, chai spice, peppermint and plain green tea the most. Today Earl Grey is my favourite but other days it’s one of the other ones I listed.

  53. Karine says:

    Yes I do, my favorite is Earl grey

  54. Brandy Champion says:

    I love tea, my favourite tea is Irish Breakfast.

  55. Nicole says:

    I love tea – it’s my drink of choice. My favourite is orange pekoe.

  56. Allie f. says:

    I love tea– chai or lemon ginger

  57. Dayle B. says:

    Yes, I just love a hot cup of tea.
    Rooibos is my fav. Love to give loose tea as gifts.
    Great giveaway too.

  58. Jennifer P. says:

    I love tea! English Breakfast is probably my favourite – such a great classic!

  59. Allie f. says:

    I love tea- chai is my favourite!

  60. Katie says:

    I lové rooibos

  61. nicolthepickle says:

    I like tea. My favourite is something with a fruity flavour like mango or orange.

  62. Amber Y says:

    I love tea. My cupboards are full of tea. I really like peach tea and earl grey.

  63. Jeanna says:

    I love pumpkin spice tea, as soon as it was back at Tim Hortons I bought 2 boxes right away 😀

  64. Lee-Ann S says:

    I love tea, especially English Breakfast!

  65. Kam says:

    I never drink coffee but love my tea! My favourite is Vanilla Earl Grey!

  66. google says:

    Awesome post.

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