Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Hey Canada! Online Book Tour: Review of Hey Canada! by Vivien Bowers

Gran has decided that she is taking nine-year-old Alice and eight-year-old Cal on a road trip across Canada “before she’s old and creaky.” With a sparkling combination of poems, silly songs, tweets and blogs, the trio records the trip for readers everywhere to share. Starting in St. John’s Newfoundland, where they have a “find-it” list that includes a moose and an iceberg and going all the way to the Pacific Ocean, the gang in Hey Canada! offers a delightful way to learn about vast, varied, and surprising Canada. 

The book combines narrative, poems, photos, comics about historical events such as the battle at Fortress Louisburg, maps (including provincial flags, birds, and flowers), in a lively, easily accessible format. Not only great fun to read, this is a valuable resource for young Canadians and for visitors across the country.

Recommended: Yes, you need to check it out!

About Hey Canada!
                                                        Recommended Ages: 5 and Up
                                                              Hardcover: 72 pgs.       
                             PublishedMay 8th 2012 by Tundra

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A Children's book with various locations of Canada. It covers: Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon, Northwest Territories, and finally Nunavut. The story begins with Alice , a nine year old girl, who along with her cousin Cal and Gran are planning this road trip of Canada. Cal is the Official Factoid which just means he gives us information about historical as well scientific facts through the exploration of Canada. Canada is truly brought to life from its cultural diversity and from within its past with 

buy the book from The Book Depository, free deliveryCal is a pest to Alice although you can tell how they are just lightly getting in each other's hair. Gran is the best though. She really has a way with birds and facts surrounding all types of birds as well as nature. And she loves her kids.  Gran along with Cal and Alice can be very amusing indeed. 

Even with the book having a Children's book appearance Hey Canada! will make kids learn. Igniting perhaps a passion to someday visit the Great Land of Canada!
Overall: Amazing read!
Genre: Children's book, Educational book, Illustrated book, Canada-Description and Travel-Juvenile Literature

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Hey Canada! by Vivien Bowers
Hey Canada!
Release date: May 08, 2012
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Giveaway dates: Feb 27-Jun 27, 2012
2 copies available, 365 peoplerequesting
Countries available: US and CA


                           About the Author
Vivien Bowers was born in Vancouver, Canada in 1951, the second of four children. She received a B.A. in English (honours) from the University of British Columbia followed by a teaching certificate, and was a grade 5 teacher for several years in Nelson, BC. Vivien has been a freelance writer for more than twenty-five years, writing elementary and secondary school materials, as well as non-fiction books and magazine articles for both adults and children. She has been invited to do presentations on her children's books in hundreds of schools and libraries across the country. Bowers has two sons, now grown up, and lives at the base of the mountains outside of Nelson, BC. She loves to escape into the wilderness to ski, hike or canoe.

                        About the Illustrator
Milan Pavlovic (a.k.a. mr.stocca) is an illustrator and graphic artist living in Toronto, Canada. Having BA in book design and MA in illustration. Beside spending time at drawing table and in front of computer, he is also teaching at OCADu.

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