Monday, January 27, 2014

Review of Fox Talk by L.E. Carmichael & Giveaway

I had the opportunity to review the e-book Fox Talk by L.E. Carmichael and was somewhat fascinated. This is a non-fiction science book based upon the domestication of foxes. Several years ago a group of scientist were attempting to figure out communication of dogs with humans and other species.

As dogs, wolves and foxes are all related they chose to study the different  foxes over a course in time. They bread them and watched them to see if over time their DNA would change to become domesticated. Through experimentation the scientist were able to learn communication and how that relates to other animals in their same species, in this case, dogs. They were also able to domesticate a group of foxes so well that now they can be pets. The scientist were careful as to not 'train' the animals but allow natural evolution to occur over time.

There are only two issues I did have with the book that I must mention. The first is the print was really small and that made it a bit difficult to read. It is possible that was due to it being an e-book. The second issue I had was some editing issues which could easily be corrected and may again be because it was an e-book.

However, overall, I really liked this book and could see a middle-elementary school child even up to young teens liking this book. This is the kind of book that animal lovers would dream about and want to know more just based on the book alone.

A great feature for Fox Talk  was words highlighted in orange that when hovered over gave the reader a  full definition. Also, blue dots on some pages when clicked on gave the reader a question to further enhance reading or let the reader ponder a particular point.

This book gets 4 stars.

~Naila Moon

Disclosure: I received a free e-book copy for my open and honest opinion. The opinions expressed her are 100% my own. This review is also a part of the blog tour for Mother/Daughter blog tours of which a giveaway is attached. See below to enter.

Where to find the author L.E. Carmichael:



*Blog\ToBlog Tour launch for the non-fictional, educational title "Fox Talk" by L.E. Carmichael. Includes giveaway for a $25 Amazon gift card or PayPal cash + an author Skype visit to a school of the winner's choice. Naila Moon of Once Upon  A Time is not responsible for prize delivery. Open WW. Ends Feb. 21, 2014 Open WorldwideGiveaway*

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  1. Thoughtful review, Naila! I really enjoyed this book because I am such an animal lover.

  2. I just love the enhanced version of the book! It's so amazing what authors can do to add videos and extra information in a book. Definitely the way of the future with this. Very unique book! Glad you enjoyed it overall and thank you for your feedback. You raised some great points. Thanks for taking part in the Fox Talk Blog Tour.

  3. I just entered your giveaway... and the first entry was for me to enter my email address... and the email address was incorrect. I realized that i had hit the enter button and that I had reversed 2 letters in my email address... it is (not
    Thanks and sorry about that.


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