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"Mary Margaret Manatee" Delivers the Message to Be Yourself.

“Mary Margaret Manatee” Delivers the Message to Be Yourself.

Meet Mary Margaret Manatee and with the holidays around the corner, enter this giveaway for the children’s book. Giveaway is open through 8 p.m.. ET on Dec. 9, 2013.  Updated Dec. 11, 2013: this giveaway has ended. Congrats to Gordon and Julia!

It’s not easy being different, especially as a kid, and being teased by your peers. The new children’s picture book “Mary Margaret Manatee” by award-winning outdoor writer (and friend) Lucy Beebe Tobias, subtly addresses this.

TECO Manatee Viewing Center in Apollo Beach Near Tampa, Fla.

TECO Manatee Viewing Center in Apollo Beach Near Tampa, Fla.

The 40-page colorfully illustrated book, featuring artwork by Tobias, follows the adventures of a young Florida manatee and her land-based and aquatic friends. She doesn’t look like the other manatees and that’s OK. She’s comfortable with being herself.

I won’t give the story away but “Mary Margaret Manatee” also educates readers on how to save the manatee and encourages kids to think about how they can preserve the environment where they live. The book’s Florida manatee study guide section provides resources, trivia and other fun activities.

The soft-covered book is $9.95 and available on Kindle for $5.95.

I’ve purchased a copy to give as a gift to new parents. I’m hoping they read it to their sweet daughter so she grows up loving the Florida environment. I have to admit, seeing Mary Margaret Manatee’s lovely, long lashes, makes me smile.

Signed Copy of “Mary Margaret Manatee” Giveaway
Wouldn’t you love to give this fun and educational book to your favorite kiddo this holiday season? Lucky for you, I’m giving TWO readers one copy each of “Mary Margaret Manatee.” Even better, they’ve been signed by the award-winner author Lucy Beebe Tobias!

Entering is easy.

In the comment section below let me know who your favorite book character is. Be sure to include your email address in the comment form (but not in the comment) so I can contact you if you’re the winner.

The giveaway is open through 8 p.m. on Dec. 9, 2013.

Good luck!

The Legal Stuff

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

  1. Entry period is 7 a.m. ET Nov. 27, 2013 through 8 p.m. ET December 9, 2013.
  2. All entries will be verified. In the event the winner has not completed the required tasks another winner will be selected.
  3. No purchase necessary to enter to win.
  4. Giveaway is open to U.S. residents age 18 and older.
  5. One entry per household and void where prohibited.
  6. Odds of winning depend on total number of entries. Winner will be chosen using random.org.
  7. The winner must claim their prize within 72 hours of email notification, otherwise a new winner will be chosen.
  8. Two winners will each receive an autographed copy of the children’s book, “Mary Margaret Manatee” by Lucy Beebe Tobias. Value is $9.95 USD.
  9. SoloTravelGirl.com is not liable or responsible for the delivery of or shipping of, condition of prize upon receipt or satisfaction with any of the prizes.
  10. Prizes are non-transferable. Federal, state and local taxes, if any, and any other costs or expenses related to acceptance and use of the prize not specified, are the sole responsibility of the winner.
  11. This giveaway is in NO way affiliated with or sponsored by WordPress, Google or Lucy Beebe Tobias.
  12. Data collected will never be sold.
  13. Value of this giveaway is $9.95 each however it cannot be exchanged for cash.
  14. Winners’ names can be obtained by emailing jenniferAhuber@gmail.com after December 15, 2013.

Author: Solo Travel Girl

Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led Jennifer Huber, aka: Solo Travel Girl, to a career path in tourism. She has worked in the tourism industry for more than 20 years including 10 years with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley and Everglades National Park. She currently lives in Southwest Florida, and maintains this travel blog with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely.

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8 Comments

  1. Tolstoy is my favorite writer and Anna Karenina is my favorite book. My favorite character is, of course, Levin, who represents so many of the things I believe in strongly.

  2. Mary Margaret of course!

  3. This book looks cute!!! I’d love to read it to Little Man! My favorite character is Anne from Anne of Green Gables. Little Man’s favorite is Mickey Mouse 🙂

  4. I do declare Mrs Melanie Hamilton of Gone With The Wind as my favorite fictional character! I pray to have 1/2 her grace in awkward social situations!

  5. This looks so cute! I like Jane from Jane Eyre

  6. My favorite book character has always been Alice from Alice in Wonderland.

  7. I’ve been enjoying Pinkalicious with my daughter

  8. My favorite is Cheshire Cat!!

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