The Otter, The Spotted Frog, & The Great Flood Book Giveaway

by Chrystal Johnson on January 5, 2014

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Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial. otter-spotted-frogI love books that have a moral to the story. I also love beautifully illustrated children’s books. The Otter, The Spotted Frog, & The Great Flood is both.

Book Synopsis:

When Spotted Frog tells of a great flood that is about to destroy their homes, all of the animals ignore his warnings, except Listener the Otter. Ridiculed by the other animals, Listener heeds Spotted Frog’s predictions and begins to build a raft to try and survive the impending disaster. But will his efforts be enough?

This charming children’s book warns us to listen to the wisdom of nature and the environment. Based on a traditional story from the Creek Indians of northern Florida and Georgia, The Otter, the Spotted Frog & the Great Flood is retold by award-winning author and storyteller Gerald Hausman, and is brought to life by the powerful images of Ramon Shiloh.

This universal tale is full of traditional Native American wisdom which seems even more farsighted in our own day and age, with the conditions of global warming and other environmental threats that confront us more and more.

There were mixed feelings on the story in our home. Kaylee and I enjoyed it. Brian and Zoë did not. I think when Zoë is a few years older, she’ll be more likely to enjoy it. The story is a bit complex for younger children.

I really liked the style of the illustrations. They gave the story a lot of character, and really make it feel like a Native American story. Kaylee loves to look through the book at the images.

tree-page frog-pageYou can learn more about The Otter, the Spotted Frog & the Great Flood and purchase your own copy here.

Win a Copy

One Happy Mothering reader will win a copy of The Otter, the Spotted Frog & the Great Flood. Enter via the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!
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About Chrystal Johnson

Chrystal, publisher of Happy Mothering, is a mother of two sweet girls who believes in living a simple, natural lifestyle. A former marketing manager, Chrystal spends her time researching green and eco-friendly alternatives to improve her family's life. She enjoys sharing those discoveries with anyone who's willing to listen.

{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lisa H. January 5, 2014 at 8:10 pm

I’d like to win because my daughter loves books especially ones about animals. The pictures are beautiful and I love the message behind it.

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2 Alison Miller January 6, 2014 at 9:16 am

The reason I would love to win this book is because of the emphasis it places on nature and the knowledge, nay wisdom, we can learn from it.

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3 Gail Williams January 6, 2014 at 9:36 am

I want this book for my granddaughter who has several heritages within her. I want her to respect all cultures.

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4 sherry blamer January 6, 2014 at 9:55 am

I want to win this book because I think it has a very vaulable lesson in it and would be great story for me to read to my daughter.

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5 Kathy Lane January 6, 2014 at 10:28 am

I want to win this book because it would help in teaching my grandkids a great lesson.

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6 Erin K. January 6, 2014 at 11:34 am

My three year old would love this. I think it’s a wonderful story with a great lesson!

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7 Dorothy Teel January 6, 2014 at 1:01 pm

I love Indian heritage and tales, and this book about the coming flood would be very interesting to share with my granddaughter who does have some creek Indian heritage from her mothers line would be very interesting to share with all of my grandchildren. I believe that this book The Otter, The Spotted Frog, & The Great Flood Book, would be a great read and a book to remind all of the importance of being prepared

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8 kim burnett January 6, 2014 at 2:17 pm

It would be a wonderful lesson to share with my kiddos!

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9 Taylor Schell January 6, 2014 at 5:37 pm

wow this just seems like an all around great book with gorgeous pictures and a valuable lesson from a Native American tribe. I want to win bc I want to teach my son wise lessons like the one in this book that can be portrayed in a way he can understand

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10 T.J. Wallace January 7, 2014 at 5:25 pm

My son loves books about animals, and this sounds like an especially compelling story.

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11 Anne Marie Carter January 8, 2014 at 7:44 pm

I think that the illustrations of the book are beautiful, and I would love to read this story to my grandson.

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12 Alona Y January 10, 2014 at 6:57 pm

I would love to win this, my daughter loves any story with animals, and I absolutely love the illustrations in this.

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13 polly January 14, 2014 at 3:34 pm

Looks like a cute story and my 5 year old grandson can learn about the environment as well

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14 Crystal Rogers Walker January 16, 2014 at 9:25 am

I want to win this book for my Granddaughters because it has a great message in it and because this reminds me of Noah and the ark, lovely, I hopeI can win this

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15 Rachel H. January 19, 2014 at 6:52 am

The illustrations are just BEAUTIFUL! My son would love this book so much.

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16 ben January 19, 2014 at 2:24 pm

This would be so cool for my friends little baby!

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17 Melinda Stephens January 19, 2014 at 7:22 pm

My son would love this book. He loves animals and I think he would like the bright pictures in the book too. I’d love to win it for him.

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18 alena svetelska January 19, 2014 at 8:26 pm

i would like to win this for my daughter who loves read about animals.

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