One Muddy Pool: Book of the Week GIVEAWAY

August 6, 2012

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Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: One Muddy Pool by Liz Graham – Yooll

Why we love this book:

On my recent trip to visit my daughter Alyssa in Johannesburg, South Africa, I had many wonderful experiences which I hope to share in the upcoming weeks. At the top of my list has to be the tour of Pilanesberg National Park, a 220 square mile game reserve. Several days later while perusing through a used book store in Johannesburg, one of my absolute favorite things to do, I found this wonderful book, One Muddy Pool.

One Muddy Pool Book GIVEAWAY


The entire time we were driving through Pilanesburg, I kept thinking, “How can I bring this majestic place back to the children I love and teach.” One Muddy Pool seemed to jump off of the book shelf and say “Take me back to Texas and your children will experience Pilanesburg as you did.”

I’ll also post a FREE printable reading book this week full of animal photos from our visit to South Africa.

Safari Animals for children

Just as in One Muddy Pool, I saw two zebras and a flock of guineas gathering for a drink of water.

Safari Animals for children

A herd of antelope crossed right in front of our vehicle as they approached the pool.

Safari Animals for children

Out the back window, I shot this photo of a giraffe crossing the road as several others lingered in the grass.

Safari Animals for children

A mother zebra and her baby graze while they wait for their turn at the pool.

Safari Animals for children

There were endless numbers of African animals in the reserve and I’m sure at some point during the day they all visited One Muddy Pool.

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One Muddy Pool Book GIVEAWAY

We’re GIVING AWAY one copy of  One Muddy Pool by Liz Graham – Yooll.

To enter this contest, just answer the following question in the comments section of this post.

What is your all time favorite majestic place you have experienced? This photo safari certainly tops my list! (Or just say “Hey.” We’re flexible around here.)

The Rules:

One entry per person, please.

No entries after 8:00 pm Central Time, Thursday, August 9, 2012

The winner must be a resident of The United States.

The winner will be selected at random and announced Friday, August 10, 2012. Check back to claim your prize. It might be you!

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Trisha August 6, 2012 at 7:04 pm

I would have to agree with Mrs Poe, South Africa was a magnificent, breathtaking and a definite life changing trip.

Ellie August 7, 2012 at 3:36 am

I am so glad to hear that you had such a great trip to South Africa and that Jeannine, too, had a successful and rewarding time in Cambodia. Glad you’re both back safe and sound, and yes, do update us on your adventures!

My all time favorite most majestic place I have visited … many years ago, as a student, I had the good fortune to see Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy, France. That testament to faith, and the sublime endurance of a beautiful abbey carved out of an island of rock and swept by the tides over the centuries! Sublime!

Gidget August 7, 2012 at 11:29 am

Wow – I can’t imagine how amazing it must have been to be so up close to those animals!

Probably the most majestic place I have been would have to be the Black Sands Beach in Hawaii. It was magnificent!

Robin August 7, 2012 at 3:18 pm

The wildlife reserve off Sanibel Island Florida is quiet peaceful and a wonderful place to be.

Dawn Craighead August 7, 2012 at 8:38 pm

While not very majestic in looks, Iwill have to say Cambodia, as I saw a bigger glimpse there of how majestic our God is!!!! :)

Tara H August 9, 2012 at 8:38 am

Hey! :)
Really, I’ve never been to any of these wonderful exciting places, but I do think that God’s majesty can be seen everywhere we look!

Mary Arnett August 9, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Would love to win this for my daughter! The most majestic place I’ve ever visited was Saint Augustine in the wintertime. Beautiful beaches with shells, crystal clear blue water, and a great lighthouse to climb!

liz graham-yooll August 13, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Well that’s a surprise! I’m so glad you enjoyed my book and have such enthusiasm for it. You must have found a S.African copy because the original UK title is “One Muddy Puddle” ….. puddle in the Afrikaans copy I have, translated into “poel”, from which they must have got “pool”. Funny roundabout.

Emily September 9, 2012 at 1:01 am

The coast all along Nova Scotia in Canada — majestic, beautiful, and powerful :-) Would love to see South Africa someday!!

Paul Herwood February 9, 2015 at 7:25 am

This was my three boys’ favourite bedtime story, all of whom grew up in South Africa. In fact I read it so often, all these years later I could probably recite it verbatim! How do I get a copies for my “future” grandchildren.

Jeannine February 9, 2015 at 4:49 pm

Unfortunately, I have not found a source for new copies. You’ll have to find an individual selling a copy. Good luck. What a wonderful book and what a wonderful memory!

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