Happy Book Birthday: TAD LINCOLN’S RESTLESS WRIGGLE Plus Giveaway

I’m definitely dancing for this book birthday! I remember seeing the manuscript early on from one of my CPs, the incredible Beth Anderson…and loving it! And I know you are going to love the finished product – it’s already gotten some GREAT reviews. So let’s sing a big Happy Book Birthday to:

Here’s a brief synopsis from the Amazon sales page:

Tad Lincoln’s restless wriggle just wouldn’t quit, much to the delight of his father, President Abraham Lincoln—if not so much to anybody else! This picture book brings to life the famous first son who coped with a disability and other challenges while showing compassion, intelligence, and wisdom beyond his years.

Tad Lincoln’s boundless energy annoyed almost everyone but his father, President Abraham Lincoln. But Tad put that energy to good use during the tough times of the Civil War. Abraham Lincoln guided Tad’s wriggle on visits to hospitals, to the telegraph office, and to army camps. Tad greeted visitors, raised money for bandages, and kept his father company late into the night. This special and patient bond between father and son was plain to see, and before long, Tad had wriggled his way into the hearts of others as well. Beth Anderson and S.D. Schindler follow Tad’s antics during the Civil War to uncover the generous heart and joyful spirit that powered Tad’s restless wriggle.

The book has already received stellar reviews:

“Anderson’s lively text offers anecdotes along with insights into how Tad’s high-spirited escapades may have given Lincoln welcome relief from his weighty responsibilities. Created using ink, watercolor, and gouache, Schindler’s lively illustrations bring a lesser-known White House resident to life within a distinctive period setting. A vivid introduction to Tad Lincoln.” —Booklist

“Learn about the Lincoln family through the life of their youngest child… the story’s strength lies in its quiet depictions of Abraham Lincoln and his wry humor that many children’s history books ignore. The fine-lined and delicately colored illustrations capture the energy of the day and don’t sugarcoat the Whiteness of Lincoln’s world; most of the Black characters depicted are servants. Readers fascinated by this glimpse into Tad’s story will want to know more, and caregivers and educators will delight in the extensive bibliography and source notes that will aid that exploration. A lively glimpse into the Lincoln home.” —Kirkus Reviews

WHY I LOVE THIS BOOK:

  1. I love how relatable this story is…kids will connect perfectly to young Tad’s restless wriggle!
  2. I love this portrait of Lincoln as a caring hands-on dad!
  3. The illustrations are in perfect harmony with the text and will keep the reader turning the pages!
  4. I love that the author managed to combine heart with humor!

Dear friends, please remember that the best way to thank an author for a book that you love is to buy the book, review the book, tell friends about the book, and ask your library to purchase copies of the book.

I hope you all have a wonderful week. And don’t forget to leave a comment to be entered in the giveaway of TAD LINCOLN’S RESTLESS WRIGGLE: Pandemonium and Patience in the President’s House…and please share on social media…it’s a wonderful way to spread the word about great books…and it earns you extra tickets in the giveaway hat.

KAREN GREENWALD: Will Write for Cookies Plus Giveaway

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Perfect Picture Book Friday: CHICKEN FRANK DINOSAUR Plus PB Critique

Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday, dear friends! Today we have a fabulous book that launches in just a couple of days, on October 1st. It’s FUNNY! It’s EDUCATIONAL! It’s ENGAGING! It’s…

Written by S.K. Wenger

Illustrated by Jojo Ensslin

Published by Albert Whitman

Ages: 4-7

Themes: Evolution, STEM, Humor

Synopsis: From Amazon:

Chicken Frank wants to prove he’s related to a T.rex―because of evolution!―but none of the other farm animals believe him, until he gets his DNA test results. This comic-book style picture book combines information with humor to explore the concept of evolution and the connection between birds and dinosaurs.

Make sure you leave a comment to be entered in the fantastic giveaway – a Picture Book Critique AND a Zoom Chat with author S.K. Wenger!!!!

Why I Love This Book:

  1. This book is hilarious!
  2. The illustrations are comic-book style fabulous!
  3. What a cool way to explore the theory of evolution with young children!

RELATED ACTIVITIES:

Photo courtesy: https://ncse.ngo/evolution-activities-home-learning

This website has several awesome kid-friendly activities that relate to evolution and how things change over time: https://ncse.ngo/evolution-activities-home-learning

And here is another website with more: https://mommypoppins.com/darwin-day-nyc-kids-evolution-science

Please don’t forget to leave a comment to be entered in the FANTASTIC giveaway from the generous S.K. Wenger…one lucky winner will receive the opportunity to get a PICTURE BOOK CRITIQUE and a Zoom Chat with this talented author!

And make sure you let your favorite authors know how much you appreciate their wonderful books by buying them, reviewing them, telling friends about them, and asking your local library to purchase copies for their collection.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Please come back tomorrow for a rousing Q&A with the incredible Karen Greenwald, author of A VOTE FOR SUSANNA: First Woman Mayor!