Thursday, March 25, 2010

Kiddie Korner Review and Giveaway: Raccoon Tales by Joy DeKok (blog tour)

About The Book:
Raccoon Tales is the true-life journey in the first year of the lives of these little “wash bears.” Written in easy-to-read verse, author, Joy DeKok, tells the story with tenderness and energy. Readers will leave the story glad they came, knowing more about raccoons, and what a wild animal rescue and release looks like. Illustrator Leslie Helen Colwin’s art brings the story to life


*I like to do my Kiddie Korner reviews with the help of my little ones. This means that their reactions are part of my opinion

My two really enjoyed this one! They loved the tale of the raccoon family growing up, and immensely enjoyed the beautiful illustrations. My seven year old read this one herself, and with my 3 (almost 4) year old I was able to read the book several different times. Why is this you ask? Well, the story of the Raccoon family is broken up into smaller "tales" which as a mom I enjoyed for my child with the shorter attention span.

Now from my POV:

I thought this was a great children's book. (note: it is a christian based book) This one teaches a great lesson of doing the right thing even though it's hard. It also teaches children to respect all God's creatures big or small.

I liked it for my kids and think it's a great addition to anyone's library. I also think Sunday School teacher's would like this for their younger groups.

About The Author:

Joy is an author, national speaker, and author coach. From the time she was a little girl, she wanted to write for children. She has three published children’s books, a novel, and a devotional. You’re invited to visit her website at:

Thanks to the author I have one copy of this one to giveaway!

-If you'd like to win please leave a comment along with your email addy.
-open to US residents only
-ends April 5th

**Thanks to the author for providing a review copy


  1. I would love to win this. I think my little guy would enjoy it.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

  2. I would love to read this to my niece! She's been getting bored with her books, and I think a new one would cheer her up.


  3. My granddaughter would be happy if I won this for her. Thanks for the chance.

  4. I think my daughter would love this book

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  5. Thanks for the great review of Joy's book. My little ones enjoyed it too. It's gotten so many lovely reviews during this tour, I'm glad Joy decided to promote it that way.

    Thanks again.


  6. Sounds very charming, my godchild would love it.Thanks!

  7. This looks like a book my four year old would enjoy.

  8. I'd love to enter, please!

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  9. This sounds like a great one to share with my grandchildren, I would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance.

    alongtheway at telus dot net

  10. My daughter would love this book! Thanks for the chance.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  11. My granddaughter would love this book—please enter me to win!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net