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Children’s Book Review and Giveaway: A Winter Solstice Celebration, by DiDi LeMay

Posted Dec 07 2010 10:07am
In A Winter Solstice Celebration , by DiDi LeMay, a young girl named Miya sets out from her little village to feed the animals in the neighboring forest. When she becomes lost, she stumbles across a talking squirrel, who orders her to leave the forest! He’s seen the damage that humans do to the trees and animals of the forest, and he naturally resents Miya’s presence there. Fortunately, a friendly crow takes Miya under his wing (so to speak) when she becomes the subject of scorn at a meeting of the forest animals. The Winter Solstice celebration will soon arrive, and the animals want to stop the humans from chopping down trees as part of their tradition. They help Miya to realize that the trees are the animals’ homes, and it is wrong to take that away from them. Miya promises to speak to the humans, and the animals help her to get home. In the town square, the mayor is speaking to the people about the upcoming festival, and Miya manages to convince them to adopt a new tradition! When the Winter Solstice arrives, the animals become fearful that their trees will once again be chopped down. But they are surprised and thrilled to find that the humans have decorated their beautiful forest instead. Soon, animals and humans alike are dancing and celebrating the Winter Solstice together.

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A Winter Solstice Celebration is a call to people to have respect for their environment and the animals that inhabit it. Told through the eyes of the animals, this book helps readers to understand the impact of our actions on the furry and feathered friends that dwell in the forest. It’s a message that should be shared with children and adults alike. Visit to learn more about this author and A Winter Solstice Celebration.


One winner will receive the book, A Winter Solstice Celebration, by DiDi LeMay! To enter, leave a comment on this post sharing who would be the recipient of this delightful book. You must do this to enter the giveaway.

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One winner will be randomly selected from the qualified comments received by Tuesday, December 21, 2010, at 11:59 PM ET. Please leave an email address on one of your comments if it’s not available on your Blogger profile. Winners must respond within 72 hours or another winner will be drawn. Contest is open to US residents only.

DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy of this book to facilitate this review. No financial compensation was provided. As an Amazon affiliate, I receive a small commission on sales made through the Amazon links in this post.
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