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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.