Perfect Picture Book Friday: Motor Goose…Rhymes That Go PLUS Double Giveaway

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….

JIM CHAIZE

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…

RENE AUBE

BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE! And thank you to the generous authors! Please email me: viviankirkfield@gmail.com

Does your child love vehicles? Do your kids enjoy nursery rhymes? Today’s Perfect Picture book has it all!!!

motor cover

MOTOR GOOSE: RHYMES THAT GO!

Written by Rebecca Colby

Illustrated by Jef Kaminsky

Published by Feiwel and Friends (2017)

Ages: 3-8

Themes: Vehicles, nursery rhymes

Opening Lines:

“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.”

Synopsis:

From Amazon:

 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!

RELATED ACTIVITIES:

Make a race car and other vehicles

19-Preschool-Car-Craft-Ideas-1Photo 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. 

Captain Bling updated cover

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.

 

 

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 November 3, 2017, in book giveaway, Craft Activity for Kids, Susanna Hill's Perfect Picture Book Friday, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 35 Comments.

  1. 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.

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  2. Midge Ballou Smith

    Yes, a great mash-up for sure. I know several little grandkiddos who would love these titles!

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  3. What a cute idea. I love the rhythm. Congratulations Rebecca! And can’t wait to hear your news, Vivian!

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  4. 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!

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  5. Sherri Jones Rivers

    How enchanting. The rhyme is spot on, and the subjects will draw the readers in. Rebecca is on a rollicking roll!

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  6. what a great book idea!!

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  7. This book sounds perfect to study rhyme as well as fun to read. Thanks for sharing this book and author with us today.

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    • 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!

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  8. 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!

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    • 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!

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  9. 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!

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  10. 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”!

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  11. My goodness! Both of Rebecca’s books look so intriguing, and I’m in awe of her clever ideas. Will be looking for these!

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  12. What a great give-away. I am a BIG fan of Rebecca’s books! Thanks ladies!!

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  13. 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.

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  14. I’ve got to agree…sweeeeet mash-up! And pirates? Who doesn’t love pirates?

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  15. Looks like a cute book!

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  16. Another great colourful book for the Christmas stocking. Kids will love this with catchy rhymes and great illustrations.

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  17. Hope I didn’t miss out!

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