Perfect Picture Book Friday: MONSTER TRUCKS Plus Giveaway

Is it just me, or does Friday come around really quickly every week?  I guess it’s a good thing that I LOVE Friday because we always have a super picture book review and activity.

And today’s choice is especially perfect with Halloween just around the corner.

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MONSTER TRUCKS

Written by Joy Keller

Illustrated by Misa Saburi

Published by Godwin Books – Henry Holt and Company (2017)

Ages: 4-8

Themes: Vehicles, monsters, humor, rhyme

Synopsis: 

From Amazon: 

All monsters love the autumn air,
just right to sneak and spook and scare.
But other seasons of the year,
they shift into a different gear.

Monsters get to work―paving roads, plowing snow, hauling muck―with their monster trucks in this fun, rhyming picture book. With a gentle bedtime ending, this not-too-scary story is perfect for young monster and truck lovers.

Why I like this book:

  • Fabulous rhyme filled with heart and humor
  • Super cool bold and colorful illustrations
  • Great addition to Halloween, monster, and/or vehicle shelves

RELATED ACTIVITY

Popsicle Stick Monster Trucks

monster-truck-4Photo courtesy: http://www.gluedtomycraftsblog.com

Do you have a monster truck lover at your house? Give this craft activity a try…the kids will have a ball!

You will need: Popsicle sticks, glue, markers, construction paper or poster board, scissors.

For detailed instructions: http://www.gluedtomycraftsblog.com/2016/04/popsicle-stick-monster-trucks-kid-craft.html

Take a walk in the neighborhood and see how many different types of trucks you can identify.

Play a rhyming game with your kids. Read the story and leave off the last word of the rhyming verse…see what words they come up with.

Debut picture book author Joy Keller is offering a copy of MONSTER TRUCKS, so please remember to leave a comment. Also, she is stopping by tomorrow to chat on Will Write for Cookies, and another comment there will give you another entry. PLUS, on Sunday, I’ll be posting my entry into Susanna Hill’s 7th ANNUAL HALLOWEENSIE CONTEST. Have you heard about it? Have you ever entered? It is one of the most fun filled writing challenges around..I wouldn’t miss it for the world.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Here in New England, we’ve had a ton of rain and the fall foliage has to fight hard to hold on. If you are planning on going out Trick or Treating with the kids, stay safe. I know many neighborhoods organize Halloween parties so kids can come to one location to have fun. We used to do it at our church and the parishoners would dress up and take up residence in the many classrooms and offices and then the kids would parade through the halls, knocking on each door. There were games and prizes for costumes and lots of good food and safe fun. 

About viviankirkfield

Writer for children - Reader forever Mom of 3, educator, author of SWEET DREAMS, SARAH (Creston Books, 2018), picture book junkie, lover of travel, hiking, cooking, playing Monopoly with my 8-year old grandson and fly-fishing with my husband.

Posted on October 27, 2017, in book giveaway, Craft Activity for Kids, Susanna Hill's Perfect Picture Book Friday, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. What an awesome take on monsters! And the rhyming text looks so fun. Will definitely have to check this one out. Thanks, Vivian!

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  2. This looks so cute! And I am always in awe of writers who do rhyme well. I look forward to her interview tomorrow. Enjoy your New England fall. That was, naturally, my favorite season when I lived in Keene.

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  3. So glad to read your positive review of Joy Keller’s debut picture book Monster Trucks. She is a fellow member of RACWI (Rochester Area Children’s Writers and Illustrators), so I am especially happy for her success. Congrats, Joy, and thanks, Vivian

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  4. This book looks great. I’ve added it to my ‘to be read – rhyme’ book list! Congrats, Joy!

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  5. I can just see my young grandson loving every page of this book. What a cute idea.

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  6. My great grandson would adore this book. He’s just decided he likes trucks. Great rhyme book.

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  7. Aw! Thirty years too late. My son would have loved this book, but I think that I will read it anyway!

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  8. Monster Trucks for Halloween. Perfect. I know a little guy who would probably love this.

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  9. Yep Friday’s come around far too quickly I think. Looks like we both thought about trucks this Friday. You know what they say – great minds think alike. 🙂 Love your choice Vivian. Hoping you are having a great day.

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  10. What a sweet, rhyming story. This would have made it on a frequent reading list when my son was young.

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  11. I’ve seen monster Truck rallies on TV and this is incredibly creative twist on Monster Trucks! It has me saying, why didn’t I think of this?

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  12. Thanks, Vivian! I’ve got to find this one for my three year old grandson! He will love, love it!!

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  13. This one look like so much fun.

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  14. mariagianferrari

    This cover is adorable!! Thanks for sharing it, Vivian, and congrats to Joy ;).

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