Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Tuktuk: Tundra Tale - Children's Book Review and Giveaway

I received book for review from Arbordale Publishing.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

As the sun begins to set, arctic animals scurry to prepare for six months of darkness and cold. Tuktuk the collared lemming is almost ready for the long winter night – all he needs is warm fur to line his nest. When one furry kamik (boot) slips off an Inuit driver’s sled, Tuktuk is in luck! But as he drags it home, Putak the polar bear, Aput the arctic fox, and Masak the caribou eye this little lemming’s prize and want it for their own. Can Tuktuk outwit the other animals and convince them that one furry kamik is no good for anyone bigger than a lemming?

My Review:

While reading this book, even I was schooled on definitions and vocabulary.  For instance, I learned that there's such a thing as a collared lemming.  It's a rodent that turns completely white in winter.  Tuktuk: Tundra Tale stars a collared lemming named, appropriately, Tuktuk who happens upon a kamik.  (That's another word I also learned. A kamik is a waterproof boot.) A bear, a fox, and a caribou come across Tuktuk at different times and try to use the kamik themselves, for their body to keep warm.  In the end, it's learned that the kamik fits just right for Tuktuk.

The "For Creative Minds" section in the back of the book further educates readers with information on the Polar Seasons and Arctic Skies.  There's also Cold Animal Fun Facts and an Arctic Vocabulary.  Just a few definitions learned in the vocabulary include what Masak, frost boils, and a pingo are.  It's a cute book that will give kids an idea of life in the tundra.

Tuktuk: Tundra Tale is a Fall 2016 release from Arbordale Publishing.
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40 comments:

A Joyful Chaos said...

This sounds like a book my children would love!

One of my favorite wintertime activities is curling up with a blanket, a cup of hot chocolate, and a good book. I'm not that into actually playing in the snow. :)

~Mary Ann

Loris Glassworks said...

My grandkids would like this, thanks for the opportunity to win it.

Peggy said...

I love to cuddle on the couch with hot chocolate with a fire.

jakiesmom said...

I like sledding

jayedee said...

I'm in central Florida so our winter activities are pretty much the same as our summer ones. I DO enjoy getting to wear a hoodie or sweater once in a while, though! Lol

Sandra Watts said...

Making snowmen and angels in the snow is my favorite.

Molli Taylor said...

i love to go walking in the snow!

VickieC said...

i like taking the grandkids ice skating

Colleen Maurina said...

We visited Fairbanks, Alaska in the winter and had the amazing experience of going on a dog sled ride! Fairbanks is like a crystal white wonderland in the winter.

LeAnn Harbert said...

I like going snow tubing with my family.

Sue Hull said...

I want to go to Lake Tahoe,Ca this winter to play in the snow.Its about a 4 hr drive.The scenery is so beautiful.Thank you for the chance :)

Sue Hull said...

I want to go to Lake Tahoe,Ca this winter to play in the snow.Its about a 4 hr drive.The scenery is so beautiful.Thank you for the chance :)

bison61 said...

we like to cross country ski

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Kristen said...

I like going tubing.

Renee said...

I like to make winter crafts with the kids--snowflakes, peanut butter pine cone bird feeders, that sort of thing.

Brandi Swanson said...

My daughter and I love to build a snowman together then drink hot chocolate!

jill190 said...

My favorite winter activity is ice skating.

j1man1r66 said...

One of my favorite wither activities is observing the kids excited wheb it snows and them playing in it!

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corey1971 said...

I love playing in the snow with my kids.

Audra said...

We love building snowmen

Crafty Zoo said...

Cuddling under a warm blanket with my husband in the snow!

Stacy said...

My favorite winter thing to do is to sit by the window and watch the snow fall. I'll have a book and hot cocoa on a warmer near me and an hour to read.

Jamie Leigh Martin said...

Sledding.

stephanie scales campbell said...

I love going out around the Holidays to look at all the Christmas light displays

aperry said...

I like to ice skate.

[Whatever U are, be a good one!] said...

My favorite winter activity is ice kating
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Fiona N

MELINA said...

My favorite wintertime activity is enjoying the holidays. Love the environment in the winter, nice cooler weather.

Jamie Williams said...

One if my favorite winter time activities is playing in the snow with my 10 year old daughter and our husky Titan.

Shannon O'Neill said...

I love to go sledding in the Winter.

kelley roach said...

I like going snow tubing with my family.

Lisa Queen said...

I love to sled with my children and grandchildren.

Darlene said...

We love to go skiing.

Annmarie Weeks said...

I'm not big into outdoor winter activities, although I used to like ice skating. Nowadays, I'd rather stay in watching a movie in front of a blazing fire in the fireplace or baking cookies!

mother hubbard said...

Baking cookies �� after building snow ❄️ men!

Laurie Nykaza said...

We just love to decorate for the holidays our weather does not change so much so we just get ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas with decorations.

Crystal Rose said...

I like to take my dog for walks in the woods during winter.

Clair Freebie said...

Sledding is one of our favorite winter activities!

degood said...

I like to take my kids sledding.

Leela said...

They love going sledding.

lilyk said...

drinking eggnog