Earth Day Giveaway, Day 4: Eco Themed Children’s Books by Kenny Coogan and Rita Gray.

Four years ago I was inspired to publish my children’s book. A Tenrec Named Trey (and other odd lettered animals that like to play), offers a playful look into the lives of some of the amazing animals from the animal kingdom.  Written in poetic lines, my hope was this book teaches life lessons including sustainability. The book is 60 pages and includes 8 different stories. I choose real animals, whose names start with the end of the alphabet, to help teachers struggling to find a connection to wildlife. Sure, their intentions are strong at the beginning of the year – A is for apple, anteater and armadillo – but when the end of the year comes, it’s tiresome.

Here is a sneak peak of one of my stories:

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Other stories include; Velma Quinn the Valley Quail, Tish the X-Ray Fish, Wade the Water Dragon and Uberto the Umbrella Cockatoo.

In addition to winning a signed copy of my book, you’ll also be winning Rita Gray’s “Have You Heard The Nesting Bird?” by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt publishing company.


Woodpecker calls from a tree, “cuk-cuk-cuk.” Starling sings, “whistle-ee-wee.” But have you heard the nesting bird?

In this book, readers hear all the different bird calls in counterpoint to the pervasive quiet of a mama bird waiting for her eggs to hatch. Fun and informative back matter takes the shape of an interview so that readers learn more right from the bird’s bill. Ken Pak’s lively illustrations, paired with Rita Gray’s words, render a visual and sonorous picture book to be enjoyed by young naturalists.

Do you love birds? Don’t miss out on our NEXT give away, in celebration of International Migratory Bird Day. Sweepstakes runs May 10-13, 2017, where there will be 19 MORE chances to win one of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt publishing company’s awesome books.

How to ‘Like&Win”

To enter this sweepstakes for Rita Gray’s book and my book valued at $7.99 and $15.99 respectfully. Simply go to my Facebook page Critter Companions by Kenny Coogan and ‘like’ the post! The winners will by notified by 10:30 EST on April 20, 2017.

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE THE CHANCES OF WINNING. Entries will be accepted online starting daily from, 6:00AM EST ending  10:00PM EST. The Winner(s) of the Campaign (the “Winner”) will have their item(s) shipped within a week of the sweepstakes and will be notified by 10:30PM EST the day of the sweepstakes. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible ‘likes’ received. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to the owner of this Facebook page and not to Facebook.

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