Perfect Picture Book Friday: FINLEY: A MOOSE ON THE CABOOSE Plus Giveaway

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!


Written by Candace Spirrizzi

Illustrated by Chantelle and Bergen Thorne

Published by Gnome Road Publishing

Ages: 4-8

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

Photo courtesy:

Young kids love trains! Check out these fun train crafts:

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 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!

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