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Hot on the Range Review and Giveaway

~~The giveaway is now CLOSED~~
As a parent, I'm aware of the importance of encouraging children to read. There are so many children's books out there that it's not always easy to make an informed choice. That's why I'm really grateful to aspiring writers like R.D. Jentsch, who has generously offered free copies of her book-Hot on the Range-to parent reviewers. She is actively reaching out to her readers for feedbacks, suggestions and ideas. After reading the book with my son, I was so glad that I had accepted her invite to review it.

Before I share my thoughts on the book, I'd like to introduce you to its author: R.D. Jentsch. As a native Texan and horse lover, Rebekah has 15 years experience in the horse industry, with 14 horses in her possession. Does she have a profound knowledge of horses? You bet! And the book clearly reflects that. Rebekah is currently attending Ashworth University and major in Marketing.

Vividly illustrated by David C. Bryant, Hot on the Range tells a captivating, humorous story about a horse named Chester trying to find relief from the hot Texas sun. He tried various means in vain to cool down. The (mis)adventures of Chester tell us that horses resemble humans in that each of them has a distinctive character and that we should treat them respectfully. They also show the little readers how they may learn their lesson through trial and error. Reading the book was like watching a short comedy. Chester also reminded me in some way of the time when I was young and stubborn. The book is intended for children ages 4-8, but it's a good read for me too. My son enjoyed the paintings in the book. You may preview some of them here.

You can order a copy of Hot on the Range on Amazon.com or try to win one here on my blog.

R.D. Jentsch is about to release her new book Froggy and Friends: Go to the Creek on the 29th of this month. I feel so excited for her! If you're interested in reviewing her new book, please contact her here.

The Giveaway

Rebekah has generously offered to give one of my lucky readers her very own copy of Hot on the Range! A $15 value!

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Giveaway ends at 11:59 Central Time on 8/31/09
Open to US Residents Only.
Winner will be chosen using random.org and will have 72 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.
Thanks for entering and good luck!

87 Treasure Hunters :

Jayne @ Misplaced City Girl said...

Tosha and I love Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. Two other favorites are Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and Goodnight Moon.

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cent_saving_mom said...

One of my kids favorite books is Hippos Go Berserk.

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Petula said...

My children would love this book 'cause they absolutely are fascinated by horses. Let's see, I think their favorite book is Zoom, which is about different modes of transportation, or Disney's Pop-Up Animals.

Misusedinnocence said...

My son loves Goodnight Moon. :)

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Petula said...

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Stuff Smart (formerly Targetmom) said...

My child's favorite is Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems.

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I signed up to follow on twitter and tweeted.

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spitfyr323 said...

The favorite around here is "Where the Wild Things Are."

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Linda K said...

My favorite from when my son was little was "Mortimer K Saves the Day". I am sure no one else knows of this book but it is so cute.

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RR said...

My little guy's favorite book is Bear Snores On.

amweeks said...

My children both love the Magic Tree House series! And my all-time favorite children's book is Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree!

Linda @ My Trendy Tykes said...

My kids favorite books....
My 4 year old loves her My Little Pony collection.
My 6 year old loves Clifford the Big Red Dog. (He has since he was 3!)
My 10 year old likes the Chronicles of Narnia books.

Great giveaway!

Xenia said...

My daughter's favorite is Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? She will constantly make up her own, like when I'm making her a sandwich she'll turn to me and say Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter, What Do You See? She's a funny kid.

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katers2714 said...

My favorite childrens story was always If you Give a Mouse a Cookie.

Celeste said...

My son's favorite books are the Cailou series and the Spot series. We love to read. celeste_817 at yahoo . com

Deanna said...

My sons favorite childrens books are any learning ones by Sesame Street. He loves reading!

Stuff Smart (formerly Targetmom) said...

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Heather said...

we love My Truck is Stuck

sibabe64 said...

goodnight moon

Blake and Laura said...

My favorite book is chicka chicka boom boom. Love it! My daughter likes it too.

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chrissyb said...

My son's favorite book is the classic Cat in the Hat.

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Cathy said...

We love "everybody poops".

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Hippie4ever said...

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JackieN said...

My son loves all the Curious George books! He just can't get enough of that silly monkey!!

fancygrlnancy said...

my son's favorite book is hard to choose...he loves to hear any book pretty much. so I will just pick 1..he loves baby things that go
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Amy said...

My 5yods loves Winnie-the-Pooh right now. We're almost done - then on to The House at Pooh Corner!

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JDaniel4's Mom said...

Stopping by on the McLinky Blog Hop! I have entered one of your giveaways. Please enter one my giveaway at http://jdaniel4smom.blogspot.com/2009/08/lil-bit-sassys-bookmarks-and-weight.html .
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Good Night Moon

Jennybean :) said...

My daughter loves the rhythmic and colorful Dr. Suess books (especially Horton Hears a Who).
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Janet and Maya said...

Fave is Hush, Little One because it was the first goodnight book that I read to my daughter. She chewed up most of the pages and I had to buy a second copy. I could read it in the dark :)

She also loved goodnight, moon.

We both love chicka, chicka boom boom because it's so easy to remember. We go through reciting it anywhere, we don't even need the book!

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Jinxy and Me said...

I like "Jim Jump", which is also about horses

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mom2gabnnat said...

Five Little Monkey's Jumping On the Bed is my daughters favorite story. She has it memorized.

Shawna said...

My son's fav. book is P is for Pilgrim

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Gigi said...

Our favorite is "Daddy Loves Me." My daughter requests it all of the time. My heart melts when I hear her reading it to herself over the monitor after we leave the room at night.
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Winning Readings said...

We love TONS of books - the favorites change every week! This week it has been The Mysterious Tadpole by Steven Kellogg...

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Carolsue said...

My kids always liked Where The Wild Things Are
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Anonymous said...

hot on the range
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sweetpea08 said...

My son's favorite book is the The Very Hungry Caterpillar!
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Blake and Laura said...

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Winning Readings said...

We've posted about this at Winning Readings:

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Julie said...

My kids liked any of the Clifford the big red dog
series.

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Ginny said...

My daughter loves the Junie B Jones books. I personally don't care for them, but she adores them.

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Carol said...

My grandson loves the Winnie-the-Pooh books.
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Annette said...

Noah's Ark by Lucy Cousins is a favorite...this week! derekannette at gmail dot com

Hotsnotty2 said...

The Hungry Hungry Caterpiller! Thanks!

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Nicole said...

Our favorite book is the ABC book by Dr Suess.

Marie said...

My kids love the Max and Ruby books -- especially Bunny Mail!

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I am a follower.

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rebecca said...

My son loves I Love You Through and Through!

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