Thursday, January 1, 2009

Curse of the Bone Pirates: Nui Island Eco-Logical Adventures Review and Giveaway



We were recently given the opportunity from Family Review Network to review Curse of the Bone Pirates: Nui Island Eco-Logical Adventures.

From the site:
An evil force is destroying the natural wonders of Nui Island, and it’s up to three new friends to solve the mystery. When Big B is dragged from his comfortable life and close friends in Chicago by his grandfather’s mysterious affliction, he’s sure he’s going to have the worst summer ever. But soon after arriving in the tropical paradise of Nui Island, he is caught in a web of danger and intrigue. The Maemae reef is dying, his grandfather’s brilliant mind has been infected and creepy Island legends are coming to life. Big B and his new friends, Sam and Nalu, rely on wit, courage and strength to unravel Nui’s ancient mysteries. What they uncover will help them save the Island, restore his grandfather’s soul, and break the curse of the Bone Pirates. With a captivating plot, fascinating characters and an important ecological message, Curse of the Bone Pirates: Nui Island Eco-Logical Adventures will haunt and delight young readers.

It is a really fun children's book that goes a long way towards teaching kids about the threats to our environment and getting them to take action at home, at school and in their neighborhood. Curse of the Bone Pirates: Nui Island Eco-Logical Adventures is set in a place deep in the South Pacific Ocean on exotic, fictional Nui Island, it has everything other books like it have: adventure, villians and heroes, twists and turns in the plot,science, discovery and wonderment. In addition to all that woven into its action-packed plot, are subtle messages on conservation and sustainability, lessons on water purification, composting and bacteria use are revealed to the reader through the eyes of 6th grader Big B "Brett" Harrington as his city-life views and experiences are contrasted and challenged by the island's environmentally-conscious culture. It is done very well.

Nui is a healthy kids lifestyle brand that donates 50 percent of its beverage profits to children's health and environmental charities. The mission of the book is the same as the company's: to encourage kids to improve their physical, social and environmental health. Their hope is that by telling these adventure stories, in a manner that kids can relate to, kids will gain a better understanding of these issues.

Guess what!One lucky winner will get to win a copy of the book for their own!

To enter:
Head on over to Nui and leave me a comment letting me know what you think about the Eco-Logical Adventures. Don't forget to leave a way for me to contact you in the comment.

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Giveaway ends on January 14, 2009. This giveaway is open to readers in the US only.

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64 comments:

judybrittle said...

It looks like a lot of fun and I discovered that I was already signed up on their site. You have a chance to win some cute little prizes.

judybrittle said...

I'm a subscriber.

mverno said...

i like it great graphics also

Shannon said...

Great graphics.

s8r8l33 said...

Great graphics. My son would love it

Princess Golden Hair said...

wow even a coloring book. jake loves to draw.

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cstironkat said...

This company is wonderful, they donate 50% of their profits to children's charities.

chromiumman said...

they really have a great look

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

they donate 50% to charities

vboackle said...

it teaches kids in a fun way.

silverbele said...

Great concept and great prizes

idahomom said...

I have never heard of this but I think my son would love Purple Power. Looks like a good company.

denyse said...

I love that it teaches in a fun way:)

tracey73110 said...

i had never heard of nui before, so i went over there thinking its a toy store and i found out its also has healthy items for the kids. they have a fun website. i liked all the differnt noise when you go to a different section thanks miketra@sbcglobal.net

1agordon said...

I like that they donate to charity

silverhartgirl said...

I would ,love for my daughter to learn more about the enviroment. I also liked the games and entered their contest

Karen said...

Looks like a lot of fun.

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mmentor said...

the kids are leaning so much at school about the earth and are teaching us at home

deedleweedle said...

It looks fun and educational.

Jason said...

I like the graphics
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justicecw said...

It is refreshing to see a company that has fun and eductional things plus is socially conscious! thanks for the chance, justicecw@hotmail.com

justicecw said...

I am a subscriber
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LINDALSHOT said...

I like anything that reinforces our views at home that we need to take care of our planet.

robt6 said...

My grandson would love this, please enter me.

Kari said...

Looks like a great series that my son would love!

Kari said...

I subscribe!

Susan W said...

I love that they donate 50% to charities.
Thanks so much
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RE said...

My little one would probably enjoy purple power! Thanks for the giveaway!

Timster said...

It looks like a lot of fun.

ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

Education is so important & to teach kids at a young age set the foundation for learning in the future!
We must instill in our children a LOVE for learning! Projects like this one creates a game like fun atmosphere where as the children think they are just playing another game. We know the are developing importantt skills for their future!
Plus, NUI donates 50% to charities.
This is WONDERFUL!
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cdrury said...

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tons of fun and hours of interaction for my grandson and me

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i subscribe

Debbie Criss said...

I'm a recyclist and I'm getting greener everyday. I believe that we need to teach the yound generation about being green for every ones future. I have a 14 and 16 year old still at home. They are learning, but this book would make it more interesting. Please enter me, thank you

drming said...

Great graphics and comes with a coloring book, my grandchildren would love this.

bison61 said...

fun site - the kids would enjoy the games and coloring book

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Amy said...

makes learning fun - I learned quite a few things there myself so not just for kids

rosannepm said...

I like all the healthy stuff for kids
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rosannepm said...

I'm a subscriber
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RE said...

Great giveaway! The good options for kids is great! Thanks!

sue s said...

Combining learning with fun!

superdavefive said...

I appreciate the fact that they try to educate while they entertain.

Think about it said...

they are not greedy and they care about people!

Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I love that 50% of their profits go to children's charities!

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I am a subscriber!

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wwe11 said...

Great graphics. Thanks for the chance to win.
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ky2here said...

It promotes awareness of the environment.

Anonymous said...

Both learning and fun!

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paryjeja said...

What a great way to promote ecology and a concern for the environment.
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Jinxy and Me said...

The books look like a great way to encourage care of our planet!

arvard said...

The graphics are great and it promotes awareness of the environment.

klp1965 said...

this looks like a great learning opportunity for kids and adults :)

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john ferris said...

The graphics are easy to understand.

John Deal said...

The graphics are really great. AztecFeller@aol.com

masonsgranny59 said...

this looks like a great learning experience for kids and adults :)ty 4 the awesome giveaway and entry:)

Tammy Marshall said...

I have never heard of it, but think my 2 youngest sons would love it. Looks like fun.

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Susanne said...

It is never too late to teach kids...great site!

memetu said...

It's a learning experience for the entire family. I entered a sweepstakes at the site as a new member of Nui Island. Nui Hybrid Beverage looks tasty.