[Review & Giveaway] The Rock & The Bird - A Book on Friendship

This is a monthly post on 'Book or Web/Mobile Application for Children'. Every 3rd week of the month I will post on a review on books that AJ has read or web/mobile application that he has tried on.




From pre-school to primary school, AJ has met a few close friends. At this age, they probably don't understand what true friendship means, but, we as parents know who are the friends they can develop further with.


I was gifted of this book which both AJ & I read.  It was written by this young teenager who won herself 1st prize in the Commonwealth Essay Writing Competition in 2009.  This promising young lady is now in Havard University.





As I read it, I got drawn into the story deeper & deeper.  The friendship between a rock & a bird, how weird, but the author has expressed the intensity of the emotional attachment between the 2 so richly in plain.simple.words.  You may not be aware that the author was only 14 when she wrote this essay if I have not told you so.



"This was an astonishing & stunning story: a timeless fable which would appeal to readers of all ages.  The deceptively simple use of language allows a profoundly affecting story about mortality & friendship to unfold with an effortless ease.  The characterisation of the rock & the bird are skillfully drawn.  This is an entry that is unexpected, original, & enthralling from start to finish!" - Chief Examiner (The Royal Commonwealth Society)

Would you like to have a copy of this book?  Epigram (the publisher) through Rise & Shine is giving away 3 books to 3 readers each.  All you need to is:

(1) 'Like' Rise & Shine in Facebook
(2) 'Like' Mylilbookworm in Facebook
(3) Leave a comment here on my blog post informing me that (1) & (2) are done.

Draw will be carried out on 25 May 12mn & announced on the day itself.


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The result of the draw:


Congratulations to Joanne Loo, Kirby Koh & trang thanh.
I will be getting in touch with you to get your mailing address.
Rise & Shine team will then mail the book to you. 


Comments

  1. This book sounds so intriguing! I hope to win too! Like both fb pages long ago :)

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  2. Done both too. Thanks for hosting this.

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    1. Joanne, could you drop me an email on your mailing address? My email address is: mylilbookworm1234@gmail.com

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  4. Hi, I've liked both Facebook pages. Hope to win this book for my girl. Thank you!

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  5. I've liked both FB pages. Thanks!

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  6. Thanks for introducing this book about friendship. Would certainly like to read it myself and to my two girls. Liked both FBs.

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  7. 1 and 2 are done
    Thanks for the offer :)

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  8. Completed 1&2.

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway

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  9. I'm done with the sharing for both - love your website - thank you for sharing great ideas especially in a local context :)

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  10. (1) and (2) are done. Thank you.

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    1. Kirby, could you drop me an email on your mailing address? My email address is: mylilbookworm1234@gmail.com

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  11. Both steps are done. Thanks!,

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  12. Both steps done. Thanks for hosting.

    Cmeilim@gmail.com

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  13. Done 1 and 2.

    robertsim1977@gmail.com

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  14. I've done both steps. Thanks.

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    1. Hi Electra, the draw is closed on 25 May 2014 12mn. Your entry did not come in on time. I'm sure there will be other giveaway for you to participate in the near future. Thank you.

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