Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday, dear friends!
This past week, I’ve enjoyed reading many of the Halloween stories entered into Susanna Hill’s Halloweensie Contest. Did you get to read some of them? They were fabulous. I’m excited to find out who the winners are…but honestly, everyone who participated is a winner. Writing and getting your work out there is the key to success. And happily, I should have some good success news for you soon regarding one of my stories.
Before we get to our wonderful picture book review, we do have some giveaways to announce.
The winner of Julie Segal Walter’s Picture Book Manuscript Critique is….
The winner of a copy of Annette Bay Pimemtel’s MOUNTAIN CHEF is…
CARMELA MCCAIN SIMMONS
The winner of a copy of Joy Keller’s MONSTER TRUCKS is…
BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE! And thank you to the generous authors! Please email me: email@example.com
Does your child love vehicles? Do your kids enjoy nursery rhymes? Today’s Perfect Picture book has it all!!!
MOTOR GOOSE: RHYMES THAT GO!
Written by Rebecca Colby
Illustrated by Jef Kaminsky
Published by Feiwel and Friends (2017)
Themes: Vehicles, nursery rhymes
“Little Jack Junker, broken-down clunker, surpirsed all the cars in the race. ‘Cause right from the start, he lost part after part, yet he finished the race in first place.”
In this picture book, Mother Goose rhymes are reimagined with vehicles― trains, planes, trucks, and boats!
Hey Digger, Digger
(Hey Diddle, Diddle)
Hey digger, digger,
the hole’s getting bigger.
Your shovel’s been scooping since ten.
Beware the loose rubble.
Too late―you’re in trouble!
You’d better start digging again.
Wonderful rhymes and VEHICLES! Here is a collection that every car/plane/boat/crane/digger/taxi/train-loving kid will adore. With hilarious artwork by Jef Kaminsky, Motor Goose is a must-have for readers who like things that go. And as the rhymes progress, the day winds down, making this perfect for bedtime.
Why I like this book:
- I love rhymes and kids love rhymes…and these are so kid-friendly, based on well-known nursery rhymes, but totally reinvented by author Rebecca Colby!
- Fabulously humorous illustrations…full color and full of life!
Make a race car and other vehicles
Photo courtesy: http://crystalandcomp.com
You will need: Construction paper, scissors, glue, markers, empty Pringles can or paper towel roll.
For detailed instructions: http://crystalandcomp.com/19-preschool-car-craft-ideas/
Play with rhymes with your kiddos…they love coming up with their own silly ones.
Take a walk and count vehicles. Make a list of them. Categorize: for pleasure, for work, etc.
I hope you will all be back tomorrow for our chat with picture book author Rebecca Colby. I know she has some wonderful insights to share, as well as a yummy treat recipe. PLUS…tomorrow we will also be talking about Rebecca’s newest book, CAPTAIN BLING’S CHRISTMAS PLUNDER.
Don’t forget to leave a comment today and tomorrow. Rebecca is generously offering a giveaway of copies of both of her awesome new books!
I hope you all have a safe and happy weekend.
Another of those -“Wow, I wish I’d written this.”
What a great mash-up idea. Love the ones you highlighted. Definitely going to find this book. Thanks for featuring it.
Thank you, Maria! I love reading mash-ups and creating them.
Yes, a great mash-up for sure. I know several little grandkiddos who would love these titles!
Many thanks, Midge! I hope your grandchildren enjoy the books.
What a cute idea. I love the rhythm. Congratulations Rebecca! And can’t wait to hear your news, Vivian!
Ditto to wanting to hear Vivian’s news! 🙂 Thanks for your kind comments, Elizabeth!
I agree with Maria. This is definitely another “wow, I wish I’d written this” book. Great concept, good poems, fun to read. Love it!
It was fun to write also and I learned a lot about different vehicles in the process. 🙂 Thank you, Linda!
How enchanting. The rhyme is spot on, and the subjects will draw the readers in. Rebecca is on a rollicking roll!
Many thanks for your kind comments, Sherri! And nice to see familiar faces! 🙂 (waves)
what a great book idea!!
Thank you, Beth!
This book sounds perfect to study rhyme as well as fun to read. Thanks for sharing this book and author with us today.
Yes, my hope was that it could be used in schools when they do patterned writing in poetry and use a known poem as a model for creating a new one. Thanks so much, Danielle!
My great Grandson would adore this book. That cover is really draws you to the story. And, I love the opening rhyme! I’m making up my book lists for Christmas! Thanks!
I love giving books for Christmas, and thankfully my girls enjoy receiving them! And I’m with you, Rob has done a fantastic job with the cover and drawing readers in! Thanks, Patricia!
So clever! I’m sure MOTOR GOOSE will be a huge hit with kids! My great-nephew is all about the garbage trucks~ this is perfect for him!
Thank you, Judy! There is a garbage truck poem included in the book also. 🙂
I LOVE these rhymes! And the cover art is perfect and smile-inducing! And a clever title….everything about this book smacks of “can’t live without”!
Rob’s artwork is smile-inducing throughout the book. I’m so fortunate to have been paired with him. Thanks for your comments, Jilanne!
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My goodness! Both of Rebecca’s books look so intriguing, and I’m in awe of her clever ideas. Will be looking for these!
Many thanks, Sandy! I hope you enjoy the books, and thanks for stopping by. 🙂
What a great give-away. I am a BIG fan of Rebecca’s books! Thanks ladies!!
Yay! Another familiar face! Thanks for that, Lynne Marie! 🙂
I just heard about the Captain Bling book on Twitter this week and was blown away by the concept – so clever! Can’t wait to read it. Plus, Motor Goose looks gorgeous and fun too. I’m looking forward to reading the interview with Rebecca tomorrow.
Thank you, Kellie! I love working with juxtaposition in picture books and pirates and Santa seemed like a perfect contrast! 🙂
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I’ve got to agree…sweeeeet mash-up! And pirates? Who doesn’t love pirates?
Aye, it be another pirate-loving matey! Thank ye, Donna! 😉
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Looks like a cute book!
Thank you, Danielle! 🙂
Another great colourful book for the Christmas stocking. Kids will love this with catchy rhymes and great illustrations.
Jef did a fantastic job with the illustrations! Very eye-catching! Thanks for your kind comments, Diane! 🙂
Hope I didn’t miss out!
No, the winner hasn’t been drawn yet, Suzie! Thank you for stopping by to read the post. 🙂