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.
Written by Joy Keller
Illustrated by Misa Saburi
Published by Godwin Books – Henry Holt and Company (2017)
Themes: Vehicles, monsters, humor, rhyme
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
Popsicle Stick Monster Trucks
Photo 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.