Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Tara Binns Eagle Eyed Pilot book review and competition

I would love to be Tara Binns.  She's the lead character of a new series of books written by Lisa Rajan and illustrated by Eerika Omiyale and gets to go on loads of great adventures!


When Tara visits her attic and comes across an old chest with different costumes in, she only has to wonder what she'll be today, run 'widdershins' around the chest and she's transported to a wonderful new adventure.

In Eagle-Eyed Pilot Tara finds herself in a captain's outfit in the cockpit of a passenger aeroplane.  Can she handle the controls and decide how best to navigate a dangerous storm?  Of course she can!


And what will she do with the treasure she finds - keep it, share it with her passengers or something else?

This is a genuinely brilliant book for children, and my six year old loved it.  He awarded it 100 out of 100!  At two, toddler girl enjoyed looking at the pictures, and it was lovely to read them both the same story at bedtime.


In our world seemingly saturated with gender stereotypes and stories of horrible or angelic children, it's really lovely to welcome Tara Binns into our lives.  As a strong, capable and female lead character with morals, she is a brilliant example to our kids.  I hope both my two kids share her vision that they can do anything they want to.

But the best thing about the book is that all those good things are a result of a great story, wonderful rhymes and brilliant illustrations.  In no way does this feel like a book you 'should' be reading, it's definitely a book the whole family will WANT to read.  We will absolutely definitely buy all the other books in the series, and I would love to see Tara on the TV!


You can buy Eagle-Eyed Pilot on Amazon and find out exactly what does happen to that treasure, or you can enter to win your very own copy using the Rafflecopter below.  Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclaimer: I was sent two copies of this book, one for review and one to giveaway as a prize.  All thoughts are, as ever, my own.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
  • You must be resident in the UK to enter. Prize will be shipped to a UK address.
  • Competition runs from 17th March until 23:59 on 31st March 2015.
  • Entry is via one and/or more of the methods in Rafflecopter widget.
  • Winner(s) will be chosen at random by Rafflecopter.  Winning entries will be checked and must be current at time of checking.
  • There is one prize.  The prize is one hard copy of Tara Binns, Eagle Eyed Pilot by Lisa Rajan.  There is no alternative.
  • The winner(s) will be contacted by email or on Twitter (if appropriate) by 7th April and asked to confirm their delivery address within 48 hours.  If no reply is received, a new winner may be chosen.
  • The winner's name, as registered when logged into Rafflecopter will be displayed after the end of the competition.
  • Me add three’s decision is final.
Win competitions at ThePrizeFinder.com.  Also listed on Loquax.

89 comments:

  1. Lynsey Buchanan17 March 2015 at 21:00

    I would like to win for my daughter

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  2. I would to win for my neice Alyssa

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  3. My daughter - she would love it!

    Ashleigh

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  4. my friend i work with her daughter

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  5. My daughter, she is 7, the book looks great

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  6. i would like to win it to donate to the catholic school i volunteer in, a lot of their books are falling apart so would be nice for them to have a new book to look at.

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  7. I would love to win this for my daughters - fantastic idea!

    E.Hinds

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  8. my daughter

    @fionaseaeagle

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  9. my 7 year old twins son and daughter x

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  10. My daughter as she adores reading and can't get enough of books!

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  11. I'd love to win for my Grand-Daughter, Ellie

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  12. My daughter - she would love it!

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  13. Becky - My little cousin :)

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  14. my grand daughter who will be 4 at Easter

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  15. For my son, I think he would find it very interesting.

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  16. My son, hes such an avid reader and is always looking for something new to read :)

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  17. For my son! I know it looks like a girly book but I think its great for a boy to read as well!

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  18. My twin grandchildren who are just the right age for this. They love books and this would be so popular with them.

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  19. My Niece.

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  20. My niece
    (Spencer Broadley)

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  21. My granddaughter Isabel aged 9, she lives in Falmouth and I live in Bristol so don't see her as often as I would like to, so I like to get her little treats.

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  22. I would love this for my daughter

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  23. Me so I can read it together with grandaughter

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  24. the girl next door, its her birthday soon.

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  25. My Granddaughters Jessica (6) and Annabelle (3)

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  26. Linda F McGarrigle28 March 2015 at 12:34

    My little girls would love it x aged 7 and 6 and we love storytime x

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  27. For friend's daughter. She would love this book.

    Rachel Craig

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  28. For my little niece Harmony - I want her to be inspired to reach for the stars :)

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  29. My son & daughter , we love a good read x

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  30. I'd like to win for my daughter

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  31. I would like to win for my young daughter

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  32. My nephew and niece would love this.

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  33. I think my son would love to read this so I would love to win it for him :) xx

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  34. The youngest of the little people in my family would love this.

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  35. I would like to win this for my daughter, she would love it! xx

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  36. My Nephew - he loves books.

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  37. My lovely nephew

    Kelly Ellen Hirst

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  38. My niece, whose birthday is in April. I'm hoping she'll grow up loving books, unlike her dad (my brother!)

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  39. My daughter Bethany, 3. She is really getting in to books now.

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