Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday, dear friends. You know, some books grab your attention because of the cover. Others beg to be picked up because of the title. Today’s featured book wins on both counts! And if you leave a comment on this blog post and spread the word about this book on your social media, you’ll have a chance to win a copy!
FINLEY: A MOOSE ON THE CABOOSE
Written by Candace Spirrizzi
Illustrated by Chantelle and Bergen Thorne
Published by Gnome Road Publishing
Themes: Persistence, creativity
Synopsis: From Amazon:
Rules are rules” and wild animals aren’t allowed on trains . . . or so says Conductor Jones.
Young adventurers will fall in love with Finley, a friendly moose with a toothy grin who wants nothing more than to ride the rails across Alaska and beyond. Prepare for giggles when Finley finds a costume shop and tries to pass for anything but wild, only to have Conductor Jones see right through these disguises. Fortunately, Finley has something Conductor Jones doesn’t see coming – heart and determination – showing us all that there are some rules in life that are meant to be changed.
With illustrations that capture both the essence of Finley’s spirit and the magic of an Alaskan railway adventure, Finley: A Moose on the Caboose is certain to be loved by anyone who dreams of making what seems impossible, possible.
Why I Love This Book:
1. I love stories where the main character is persistent…and I love the creativity of this main character – I think this is a great message for kids!
2. I love stories that are filled with kid-friendly humor…author Candace Spirrizzi knocked it out of the park with this one!
3. I love the amazing illustrations…each page is filled with so much awesomeness from Chantelle and Bergen Thorne!!!
Train Crafts Galore
Young kids love trains! Check out these fun train crafts: https://capriplus3.com/Train-Crafts-and-Activities/
I know this is a book that young kids will love! But only if they find out about it. Please spread the word by doing at least one of these things:
1. Buy the book at your local indie or on Bookshop.org or Amazon
2. Review the book on Goodreads, Amazon, and B&N
3. Tell friends about the book (share on social media)
4. Ask your local library to purchase copies for their collection
Please leave a comment to be entered in the giveaway of a copy of this beautiful new book! Maybe you can tell us the strangest train ride you ever took.
I hope you all have an awesome weekend. And please stop by tomorrow for Will Write and Illustrate for Cookies with author/illustrator Molly Ruttan!
Any story with a moose works for me 🙂 And this one sounds delightful. Yay for Finley! And congrats, Candace, Chantelle and Burgen.
A book about a moose? On a train? With a caboose on the end? Count me in! (although I kept reading the title as “Finally, a moose on a caboose”)
This book looks like too much fun for kids–great for an adult!! Can’t wait to read it and share with little ones.
My boys LOVED trains and all things train related! I’m sure this book would have delighted them.
What an adorable sounding story. My nephews are in love with all things trains. I have never been on a strange train and nothing as exciting as having a moose join me.
Who can resist a moose in disguise? I’m looking forward to reading this.
This sounds like a sweet story with some amazing illustrations. Congratulations!