As a lifelong bookworm, I'm always on lookout for the next great read. And when it comes to books for kids, Scholastic always has a great selection! Today I have the pleasure of introducing to you one of their latest - Winter's Tail: How One Little Dolphin Learned To Swim Again (Ages 4+), the heartwarming and inspirational tale of a Dolphin who learnt to swim again -- with a prosthetic tail!
Synopsis – When Winter, an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, was just three months old, she was rescued from a crab trap off the coast of Florida, and her tail was seriously damaged. Winter was rushed to Clearwater Marine Aquarium, a marine animal hospital. It wasn't clear that she would survive. She did, but eventually the tail fell off and Winter compensated by swimming more like a fish than a dolphin which was seriously damaging her spine. But for the last year, Winter has been learning how to use a prosthetic tail. The idea came from a company that makes prosthetics for humans. It was very challenging but Winter is thriving and using her new tail with great command.
The word has gotten out about Winter. Visitors are traveling in droves to Clearwater to visit Winter who has become an inspiration to adults and children alike, especially to children who are amputees themselves. The tale doesn't end there. The special technology used for Winter's prosthetic tail is being used to develop prosthetics for Iraq war veterans who have especially sensitive injuries!
Winter lives at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. For more information, visit http://www.scholastic.com/winterstail/. You and your family can meet Winter the Dolphin at Winter’s Tail Virtual Field Trip. Watch the Webcast Live! Wednesday, October 7, 2009, 1:00 P.M. – 1:45 P.M. (ET)
Check out Winter and her amazing new tail in this video below.
One (1) winner will get a Winter’s Tail prize pack (Prizing value is $81.99)!
- Dolphin Plush
- Dolphin Key Chain
- Copy of Winter’s Tail: How One Little Dolphin Learned to Swim Again Book
- Winter’s Tail game for Nintendo DS
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Deadline Midnight CST of October 12, 2009.
Eligibility The Winter’s Tail book promotion is open to participants with a United States mailing address only (international readers can enter if they have a friend in the States who can accept their prizes by mail!).
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