A New Perspective: Through Endangered Eyes Giveaway

One thing we don’t often talk about on this site is the correlation between climate change and endangered species, and specifically, what we can do to help ensure the myriad species who also currently call this planet “home” remain here for generations to come.

What better way to teach future generations that all creatures great and small are worthy of protection and worthy of life than a beautifully illustrated poetry book on endangered animals?

Through Endangered Eyes is exactly that: an informative and beautifully illustrated poetry book on endangered animals for children.

Through Endangered Eyes: A Poetic Journey into the Wild (Hardcover)

By Rachel Dillon (author and illustrator)

There are 1208 species on the Threatened and Endangered Species List compiled by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. How many can you name?

Take a journey across land and sea to meet twenty-one endangered and threatened animals, from the mighty polar bear to the tiny Corroboree frog, the massive humpback whale to the mysterious snow leopard. Through beautiful paintings and intimate poems, you will learn about the lives of these amazing animals and why they are in danger. Pole to pole and across all continents, this book includes species from the green sea turtle to the giant panda, the Chinese alligator to the Mexican spotted owl. If the stunning art and poignant poetry move you to learn more about these intriguing species, there are activities and organizations listed to help you in your search.

Windward Publishing, An Imprint of Finney Company (February 2009)

Through Endangered Eyes is available through Amazon.com, B&N.com, or any independent or chain bookstore.

About the author:

Rachel Dillon was born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin. She attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison and graduated in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Art, with an emphasis in Graphic Design. Outside of art, Dillon held a special interest in evolution and extinction and took several classes in paleontology, and geology. Her passion for animals grew as she learned more about endangered species.

Rachel’s illustrations are based on Australian Aboriginal acrylic dot painting, and prints of her original illustrations are available here.

You can learn more about Rachel by visiting her website, or her blog.

If you need any extra incentive to love this book, 5% of all sales and art profits are donated to the World Wildlife Fund and the Folsom Zoo Animal Sanctuary.

What is more, Rachel would like to offer one 5MinutesForGoingGreen reader a personally signed copy of Through Endangered Eyes.

How to get in on the green giveaway action? Simple.

1) Just leave a comment on this post anytime between today, Thursday April 23rd, and Sunday, May 3rd by 7pm EST and consider yourself entered. (Be sure to use a valid email address when leaving your entry comments, as I’ll use that email address to notify the winner of the contest.)

On May 3rd I’ll use a random number generator to pick one winner, so be sure to check back on the site on Monday, May 4th to see if you’ve won!

Some additional contest-related details, and to recap:

* As always, non bloggers are welcome to participate!
* Contest entries are open from Thursday, April 23rd through Sunday, May 3rd at 7pm EST.
* The winner will be drawn randomly and I will announce the winner Monday, May 4th. Please make sure to check our site and your email address to see if you have won a prize. We must receive your reply within 5 business days. (The sooner we hear from you, the better!)
* This contest is open to US & Canadian shipping addresses. Due to legal restrictions, this promotion is not available in Arizona or Quebec.
* Please see our site’s Terms and Conditions of Use for a complete list of our Contest and Giveaway Rules.


Earth Week Tip, The Fourth:

“Save wildlife by keeping your campsite clean. Food left out will encourage animal visitors. Animals considered a nuisance may be destroyed. Never try to feed wild animals. They may become dependant upon human handouts.” –Green Camping Tips

Bonus Links, to keep you reading green this week:

Endangered Species fact sheets for kids.

Nature at Risk: The Impacts of Global Warming.


See you tomorrow for our final great green giveaway, Earth Day tips, and bonus links for the week!


An original 5 Minutes for Going Green post. Read more about all things Kerri Anne, including her renewed commitment to green living and her affinity for talking in movie quotes at kerrianne.org.

91 Responses to A New Perspective: Through Endangered Eyes Giveaway
  1. ikkinlala
    April 23, 2009 | 3:36 am

    This looks like a wonderful book – I’d love a chance to win a copy.

  2. NotesToMySister
    April 23, 2009 | 7:29 am

    What a beautiful book, I know my animal loving, protect-the-animals daughter would enjoy it – and I would too!

  3. ALLY M
    April 23, 2009 | 7:48 am

    What an encouraging and thought provoking book. Please count me into the giveaway contest.

  4. Jodi
    April 23, 2009 | 8:15 am

    My son will love this book. He’s lately become fascinated with endangered frogs!

  5. michelle
    April 23, 2009 | 9:24 am

    What a great giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book.

  6. Colleen
    April 23, 2009 | 11:26 am

    Looks like a fantastic book. Her illustrations are beautiful!

  7. Stephanie Sharpe
    April 23, 2009 | 11:27 am

    Looks like a good book!

  8. melissa najd
    April 23, 2009 | 1:23 pm

    I am very interested in this book, I hope I win!!!

  9. mindy
    April 23, 2009 | 3:50 pm

    sounds great thanks for the giveaway

  10. Elsie
    April 23, 2009 | 6:39 pm

    I just met a cute Giant Panda, face to face, at the National Zoo. I recently saw a Bald Eagle flying so high, in Ohio, where they are rare. I have seen films about the communicating Orcas in the oceans..and my heart has been captured by the wonderful creatures who are man’s neighbors on this planet. This book is written to be shared and treasured, and I would love the opportunity to share it with students…with hope of saving our animals.

  11. Valerie
    April 23, 2009 | 7:16 pm

    I LOVE the cover, very stunning

  12. Kim V
    April 23, 2009 | 8:05 pm

    Sounds great!
    Thanks for giveaway!

  13. Robin
    April 23, 2009 | 8:49 pm

    Oh what a wonderful book….what a generous author….

  14. Brooke
    April 23, 2009 | 9:00 pm

    Wonderful book to share with the younger generation…

  15. Miranda Allen
    April 23, 2009 | 10:05 pm

    looks like a great read

  16. Heather S
    April 23, 2009 | 11:16 pm

    Wow, that looks like a great book!

  17. Kelly Ann T.
    April 24, 2009 | 12:02 am

    I believe all creatures great and small are important and sacred. Thank you so much.

    April 24, 2009 | 3:58 am

    woulkd love to read this

  19. Linda
    April 24, 2009 | 8:48 am

    Great blog! Rachel’s book is a beautiful combination of art and poetry. Her commitment to bring awareness to endangered species is commendable.

  20. sareen
    April 24, 2009 | 8:59 am

    I think this would be a great addition to the baby library.

  21. desiree kelley
    April 24, 2009 | 9:42 am

    love poetry

  22. Justine
    April 24, 2009 | 10:49 am

    That book looks great what a great way to teach others about endangered species.

  23. Kim F.
    April 24, 2009 | 11:21 am

    I would love to have this book for my grandchild. Thanks for the giveaway.

  24. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug)
    April 24, 2009 | 1:53 pm

    I’d love to read this :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

  25. Mya Brooks
    April 24, 2009 | 2:27 pm

    I’m such an extreme animal lover!!! I want this sooo bad!

  26. chris swan
    April 24, 2009 | 3:53 pm

    WOW it sounds like a great book.

  27. Jason Nickolay
    April 24, 2009 | 4:35 pm

    Looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance

    [email protected]

  28. diana
    April 24, 2009 | 5:01 pm

    looks like a great book, I’m going to have our library order it.

  29. Julie
    April 24, 2009 | 5:16 pm

    Beautiful illustrations!

  30. christina singer
    April 24, 2009 | 6:39 pm

    I always love a great new book. please enter me.

  31. Brian N.
    April 24, 2009 | 7:34 pm

    Homo sapiens have lost respect for the other animal nations and are destroying the earth for money and greed.

  32. Leslie S.
    April 24, 2009 | 11:06 pm

    I will definately get this book for my family.I am teaching my children to love and respect all of our mother earth’s creations.Thanks!

  33. Marilyn Wons
    April 24, 2009 | 11:49 pm

    This sounds like a wonderful book for my grandsons!

  34. Meredith Rogen
    April 25, 2009 | 2:09 am

    What an interesting idea!

  35. Karen
    April 25, 2009 | 3:58 am

    I would love to win this book and donate it to our local Montessori school!

  36. KarenPr
    April 25, 2009 | 8:52 am

    Great contest, please enter me. Thanks.

  37. aubrey b
    April 25, 2009 | 11:51 am

    This book looks great!

  38. Denise
    April 25, 2009 | 4:47 pm

    This looks great, thanks!

  39. Sandra K321
    April 25, 2009 | 10:05 pm

    I bet this is a beautiful book. My son would love it.

  40. Kelsey
    April 26, 2009 | 12:42 am

    The book looks very interesting! This topic is something we all should be aware of.

  41. Laureen
    April 26, 2009 | 1:17 am

    I would love to share this book with my children and their classmates. What a great book idea! Thanks!

  42. Shelly
    April 26, 2009 | 5:04 pm

    This would be a wonderful library addition for my little boy.

  43. Pamela S
    April 27, 2009 | 1:14 am

    Oh I love this book!! A great message and I LOVE beautiful illustrations in books. Great work by Rachel Dillon!!

  44. Susan C
    April 27, 2009 | 10:56 am

    This book sounds wonderful for my family!

  45. brandlyn
    April 27, 2009 | 11:44 am

    sounds very interesting.. Good Luck!

  46. beth shepherd
    April 27, 2009 | 3:13 pm

    Thank you for a great giveaway! I would love to win. THank you!
    [email protected]

  47. Angela
    April 27, 2009 | 5:13 pm

    I would love to have this book!

  48. Wehaf
    April 27, 2009 | 5:32 pm

    This seems like a beautiful book.

  49. jan koontz
    April 28, 2009 | 6:25 am

    just to cool

  50. Andria
    April 28, 2009 | 5:02 pm

    I would love a chance to win. Thank you.

  51. Jennifer Jones
    April 28, 2009 | 8:20 pm

    I would love to win this book. Thank you for the giveaway! bluemoves at hotmail dot com

  52. Serena
    April 29, 2009 | 12:45 am

    What a beautiful book. Books about animals are greatly loved around here!

  53. Jason Nickolay
    April 29, 2009 | 3:25 pm

    It looks like a awesome book. Thanks for the chance

    [email protected]

  54. michele anne
    April 29, 2009 | 7:08 pm

    Wow….great book….hoope to win

  55. Tom Andrew
    April 29, 2009 | 11:29 pm

    Look like a good book

  56. Tiffany Salvia
    April 30, 2009 | 2:41 pm

    I would love to win this!

  57. Robbie
    May 1, 2009 | 7:04 am

    My oldest would appreciate this book. Thanks!

  58. sandra
    May 1, 2009 | 9:05 am

    please enter me

  59. christopher h
    May 1, 2009 | 5:13 pm

    sounds like a good boo

  60. Jennifer Hedden
    May 1, 2009 | 10:04 pm

    I would like to read

  61. Steve Scott
    May 1, 2009 | 10:32 pm

    Looks like a good read.

  62. Melanie
    May 1, 2009 | 11:33 pm

    interesting book

  63. Carrie Baird
    May 2, 2009 | 1:26 am

    Looks like a good book – thanks for the giveaway!

  64. Kelly F
    May 2, 2009 | 7:23 am

    Thinking of animals disappearing off of this earth is sad. This looks like an inspirational book.

  65. Erma
    May 2, 2009 | 7:55 am

    I would love the chance to win,thanks.

  66. alycep
    May 2, 2009 | 11:44 am

    This looks like a beautiful book and as a signed copy would be a wonderful addition to my library. I would read it to the children at the shelter where I volunteer-they would love it.

  67. Ann
    May 2, 2009 | 11:48 am

    This is just a perfect book! I’d love it!

  68. Zoey
    May 2, 2009 | 1:28 pm

    Through Endangered Eyes: A Poetic Journey into the Wild sounds like an excellent book! I would love to win it.

  69. Hesper F
    May 2, 2009 | 4:01 pm

    Sounds like a wonderful book!

  70. Jen H
    May 2, 2009 | 8:33 pm

    I would love to have this book because in another week I’ll have a degree in wildlife conservation!

  71. Cynthia Mercado
    May 2, 2009 | 9:53 pm

    I love this book! It is awesome for any age!

    mercsmercado at yahoo dot com

  72. dean
    May 2, 2009 | 10:50 pm

    would love to win

  73. Heather Goldsmith
    May 2, 2009 | 11:18 pm


  74. Chrysa
    May 3, 2009 | 1:23 am

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  75. K. Cleaver
    May 3, 2009 | 8:03 am

    I’d be interested in the book.

  76. Shannon
    May 3, 2009 | 9:46 am

    this sounds great

  77. Sheila H
    May 3, 2009 | 10:37 am

    Thanks for the chance!

  78. Jennifer Elliott
    May 3, 2009 | 10:42 am

    Thanks for the chance, this looks really neat!

  79. Veronica Garrett
    May 3, 2009 | 11:07 am

    I would love to win this book. My family would enjoy it.

  80. Melanie D
    May 3, 2009 | 11:12 am

    I would love this.
    It seems like a beautiful book.

  81. Jesselyn
    May 3, 2009 | 11:49 am

    What a truly wonderful, beautiful and genuinely thoughtful book. I would love to give to my mother who is mostly bed-ridden while recovering from major back surgery. I know she would cherish it.

  82. Whitney
    May 3, 2009 | 1:06 pm

    Looks like a great book!

  83. Nancy Meyer
    May 3, 2009 | 1:13 pm

    Wow! Seems like a really awesome book, I’d love to win!!

  84. Jessica
    May 3, 2009 | 1:47 pm

    THanks for the great book giveaway. I would love to have this signed copy.

  85. Michelle
    May 3, 2009 | 2:36 pm

    What a wonderful book! My children will love looking and learning about thise wonderful animals.

  86. kathy pease
    May 3, 2009 | 3:15 pm

    GREAT giveaway please count me in :)

  87. kathleen yohanna
    May 3, 2009 | 3:37 pm

    A poetry book on endangered animals!!! O.K. so it is for children but I would sure like to win one. Thanks.

  88. Dan
    May 3, 2009 | 5:24 pm

    Great giveaway

  89. Lily Kwan
    May 3, 2009 | 6:40 pm

    Please enter me into the contest. Thanks!

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