Kids Helping Kids in Zebrafish (Giveaway)

July 30, 2010 by Kailani  
Filed under books, children, giveaways

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These days it’s hard to find a book that is not only interesting for kids to read but also shares a more important message – it’s cool to help others out. We found both of these in Zebrafish by Sharon Emerson.

zebrafish bookBOOK DESCRIPTION

Several friends, led by the purple-haired Vita, try to figure out how to make their band work despite the fact that no one knows how to play anything. But when Vita, whose older brother is a cancer researcher, learns that band-member Tanya has leukemia, she begins to wonder how their upcoming performance might be put to a greater good.


In Zebrafish, Vita wants to start her own rockband and holds try-outs for other band members. Unfortunately, the only people who audition are kids who do not play any music. She tries to get rid of them but soon learns that these kids are a lot more determined than she realizes and ends up joining them. Together they learn that sometimes support and friendships are a lot more important than you realize and that the help you receive from your true friends could make all the difference.

zebrafish insideZebrafish is aimed for 5th – 8th graders but Kacie who is just entering the 3rd grade really enjoyed reading this book. She liked the comic book style layout which made it quick and easy to read. The sharp illustrations of the characters and surrondings helped to make them interesting and Kacie found herself getting really involved in their lives. The contrast of colors were also apealing to the eyes and really hold your attenting. Even I was drawn to take a peek.

However, the best part is that a portion of every book sale goes to help Generation Cures and Children’s Hospital Boston. I really like knowing that this book is dedicating to kids helping other kids in need. Definitely a great message to share with your family.

Purchase your copy of Zebrafish for $16.99.


Win a hardcover copy of Zebrafish right here! To enter:

  • Just mention in comments before midnight, August 5th why you’d like to win this book.  That’s it!
  • A random winner will be selected and notified via email shortly thereafter.
  • The winner will then have 2 days to claim their prize.

To earn extra entries, you may do one or all of the following. Each one counts as an extra ticket but you must leave a separate comment for each one.

  • Subscribe to An Island Life’s feed.
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  • Tweet this giveaway (once daily).
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  • Mention this giveaway on your blog with a link back here and to Zebrafish.

This giveaway is open to everyone world-wide! Good luck!

This post was written for Zebrafish who provided the item for review and giveaway. I was not compensated in any way except for the complimentary product. By entering this giveaway, you are acknowledging that you have read, understood, and agree to our disclosure policy.

About the Author: Kailani:
Owner of An Island Life and Family Review Network. Wife, mother, and flight attendant . . . living a blessed life in Hawaii.
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22 Responses to “Kids Helping Kids in Zebrafish (Giveaway)”
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    Stephanie V. says:

    Love how it shows the power of friendship
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    Stephanie V. says:

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    Marci says:

    My daughter is also going into the 3rd grade and would enjoy reading this book. She needs a break from the classics. Something fun and inspiring.

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    Marci says:

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    Roxanne says:

    I would love to win this book for my son! I think he’d like the comic book layout as well!
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    Roxanne says:

    i subscribe to island life

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    Roxanne says:

    i follow island life on twitter as @childrenteach

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    have the island life button on my blog @ stinkermama dot blogspot dot com

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    Kimberly says:

    I’d like to win this for my daughter and I like the comic book style.

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    Kimberly says:

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    Kimberly says:

    Follow you on twitter. @winsome6

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    yuki says:

    I would like to win this book because I like it’s not your usual boring book and I like the message in it!

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    yuki says:

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    bonnie w says:

    I like that it’s in comic book form and has a message.
    My son would like this.

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    bonnie w says:

    I subscribe via Google reader.

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    felecia digsby says:

    My daughter would love to read this.

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    felecia digsby says:

    email subscriber

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    staceyk says:

    If I won, I’d give this book to a family I know who is always so generous– they have two middle school aged kids–just a small token of appreciation.

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    staceyk says:

    subscriber via google reader

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