Endangered Species, Empowered Communities Books Up for Grabs

by Pam on April 19, 2012

I believe in the importance of learning about the world around us. As the internet and national media make it possible for us to hear breaking news from around the globe, the world has become “smaller.” We have begun to realize we are part of a global community.  I have tried to teach my children about different areas of the world and different cultures. I want to teach them to be aware of environmental issues, endangered species, and other world issues. Have I mentioned my children are resistant to my ideas of  fun, educational activities?  I have to find sneaky ways to make education fun. One of my favorite ways? Books. They can bring the world to life for children.

Dot To Dot Books has created a series of eight books designed with heart.  These books offer an unique perspective of the world because they are written by women and school children from Afghanistan, Rwanda, Tanzania, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Republic of Congo, and Nicaragua. Each book increases awareness of an endangered species from the authors’ country. The books focus on the theme of education for girls and have been generated through creative writing activities designed to empower young women  by helping them develop communication skills.  Can I add, You Go, Girl, here?

The eight books in the series include:


* Yara’s Amazing Nose – Learn how a nose transforms an identity and a friendship for one of the most unique creatures in the animal kingdom – the lowland tapir!
* Carey’s First Day – Follow Carey the hawksbill sea turtle as he navigates the hazardous journey from his nest to his future home in the open ocean.
* When Honey the Tiger Flew – Written by the courageous participants in the Somaly Mam Foundation’s Voices for Change program, When Honey the Tiger Flew is the story of a young
tiger who, through determination and ingenuity, rescues his mother.
* The Snow Leopard Dream – Under blue skies dotted by clouds in a remote region, a young girl overcomes her fears and befriends a snow leopard.
* Ndeze and Ndakasi’s New Home – Two orphan mountain gorillas learn the ways of the world as they find a new home.
* Sam Learns Some Lessons – Using the wisdom of elders, a herd of elephants cope with a water shortage.
* Shuba and the Cyclone – A river dolphin loses her way after a cyclone and a crocodile becomes an accidental hero.
* Kajo and Akari’s New Friend – Seeking adventure, brother chimpanzees chase a butterfly through the forest.



A set of books that is empowering women around the world, raising awareness of endangered animals, and increasing global understanding? These books have earned a place on our bookshelf. The stories are beautifully illustrated and include facts and pictures of  the animal after the story is completed. A brief expose on life in the country is included, making these books educational and enjoyable. These would be an excellent addition to a homeschool curriculum, a home library, and for bedtime read alouds.

Want to know more about the Endangered Species, Empowered Communities movement or purchase these books? Visit Dot to- Dot.

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Pam is a former teacher turned work from home mom. When she's not caring for her kids or cats, she can be found whipping up tasty recipes, trying her hand at the newest techie gadgets or reading. She loves to travel whenever she has a chance and spends way too much time on the computer sharing her experiences.

{ 57 comments… read them below or add one }

eclairre April 19, 2012 at 5:19 am

Yara’s Amazing Nose!

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Katrina April 19, 2012 at 2:18 pm

would read Sam Learns Some Lessons first!

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Janet W. April 19, 2012 at 6:29 pm

The Snow Leopard Dream
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susan1215 April 19, 2012 at 10:42 pm

Ndeze and Ndakasi’s New Home

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scottsgal April 20, 2012 at 12:05 am

snow leopard dream
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Steve April 20, 2012 at 1:43 am

I would read The Snow Leopard Dream

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rj7777 April 20, 2012 at 2:22 am

The snow leopard’s dream. I guess because that is what apple has
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Lori Thomas April 20, 2012 at 2:41 am

The Snow Leopard Dream

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lotusdragonfly April 20, 2012 at 4:23 pm

I would read The Snow Leopard Dream first because my daughter loves snow leopards and has a toy one she is very fond of. The books look beautiful.

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crystletellerday April 20, 2012 at 4:39 pm

snow leopards dream crystletellerday@yahoo.com

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Anonymous April 20, 2012 at 5:01 pm

Sam Learns Some Lessons
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nikkilynn46 April 20, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Sam learns some lessons!!

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Ravyn Jazper-Hawke April 20, 2012 at 7:39 pm

Yara’s Amazing Nose!

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lilsnobelle April 21, 2012 at 2:34 am

Yara’s Amazing Nose because I would read it in order!

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SueZH April 21, 2012 at 3:45 am

Yaras amazing nose sounds cute!

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elizabeth bayer April 21, 2012 at 9:02 am

I’d read Yara’s Amazing Nose first.

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Jennifer Rogers April 21, 2012 at 9:44 am

We would read Sam Learns Some Lessons first!
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wildcat32 April 21, 2012 at 2:03 pm

I would read The Snow Leopard Dream.

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bison61 April 21, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Kajo and Akari’s New Friend

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Erin Rok April 21, 2012 at 5:38 pm

When Honey the Tiger Flew
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sherylssg April 21, 2012 at 11:12 pm

Kajo and Akari’s New Friend.

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Jenna Wood April 22, 2012 at 1:15 am

Carey’s First Day!

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San8KidzForMe April 22, 2012 at 3:49 am

I would love to first read The Snow Leopard Dream

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Brittani April 22, 2012 at 5:44 am

When Honey the Tiger Flew

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Karen April 22, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Snow Leopard’s Dream :)

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Cleverly Changing April 22, 2012 at 5:41 pm

We would read “When Honey the Tiger Flew” first.

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Anonymous April 22, 2012 at 6:40 pm

Has to be Sam Learns Some Lessons since ‘Sam’ is the name of one of our sons! Karen, kjsbristol(at)comcast(dot)net

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Marisa M April 23, 2012 at 11:52 am

Sam Learns Some Lessons
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Laura "Liz" April 23, 2012 at 8:41 pm

We would read Sam Learns Some Lessons first. My son loves Elephants.

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Teresa April 24, 2012 at 12:54 am

Shuba and the Cyclone

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Erika P. April 24, 2012 at 8:04 am

I would read Carey’s First Day.

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Tiana B. April 25, 2012 at 4:00 am

They all sound fun but maybe Carey’s First Day

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kelly1980777 April 25, 2012 at 4:31 pm

carey’s first day my favorite animal is turtles

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wigget April 25, 2012 at 5:19 pm

probably The Snow Leopard Dream

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Debra April 27, 2012 at 4:29 am

Shuba and the Cyclone sounds great

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Carol L. April 27, 2012 at 10:00 am

The Snow Leopard Dream. Thanks for opportunity.
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LesleyfromWI April 27, 2012 at 8:26 pm

I would read The Snow Leopard Dream first!

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Hotsnotty2 April 28, 2012 at 4:47 am

The Snow Leopard Dream.

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Anonymous April 28, 2012 at 9:47 pm

I would read Carey’s First Day.

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Melissa B. April 29, 2012 at 8:43 pm

Sam Learns Some Lessons!

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Melissa Shirley April 29, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Yara’s Amazing Nose.
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Cindy April 30, 2012 at 12:59 am

When Honey the Tiger Flew

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Tamar May 1, 2012 at 3:25 am

Kajo and Akari’s New Friend.

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aajacques May 1, 2012 at 8:46 pm

we would read Shuba and the Cyclone first

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dario moniz May 2, 2012 at 2:15 am

the snow leopard dream

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QueenB May 2, 2012 at 1:01 pm

yara’s amazing nose

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Daniel M May 2, 2012 at 11:56 pm

snow leopard dream – regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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Stacy May 3, 2012 at 12:54 am

I would read Shuba and the Cyclone

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Allison May 3, 2012 at 5:23 am

Yara’s amazing nose.

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Unknown May 3, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Carey’s first day! :)

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texaslady22 May 3, 2012 at 6:43 pm

I would read the Snow Leopard’s Dream first because it looks interesting.

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Sleppery May 3, 2012 at 7:12 pm

Carey’s first day <3

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tavernie May 3, 2012 at 7:19 pm

Careys First day!
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Valerie Taylor Mabrey May 3, 2012 at 7:43 pm

sam learns some lessons
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mstoolman173 May 3, 2012 at 11:25 pm

The Snow Leopard Dream
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Candice May 4, 2012 at 1:23 am

The Snow Leopard Dream. Thank you for the chance to win!
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Heather May 4, 2012 at 1:34 am

Yaras Amazing Nose

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