Rev up your engines..it’s time for a special Perfect Picture Book Friday.
We are on tour with the wonderful Susanna Leonard Hill….and her newest book for kids, THE ROAD THAT TRUCKS BUILT, is about to head on down the road.
Leave a comment and you’ll be entered in the giveaway – comment on ALL the blog stops of #trucksontour, and you’ll win a special prize.
And speaking about giveaways and prizes…we’ve got a copy of MARIGOLD BAKES A CAKE that the incredible Mike Malbrough is giving away. And the winner is…..
Congratulations, Beth! Mika and I will be in touch to get you the book.
And now back to our regularly scheduled post.
THE ROAD THAT TRUCKS BUILT
Writen by Susanna Leonard Hill
Illustrated by Erica Strolich
Published by Little Simon (2017)
“This is the traffic that’s moving too slow. Cars and buses have nowhere to go. What is the answer? I’m guessing you know.”
Bulldozers, scrapers, graders, and more are hard at work making sure that every car, truck, and motorcycle can get where they’re going fast! With smooth writing by Susanna Leonard Hill and heavy-duty illustrations by Erica Sirotich, The Road That Trucks Built shows the importance and effectiveness of teamwork in a picture book that’s perfect for on the road readers.
Why I like this book:
- Great read aloud!
- Bold colorful illustrations. Kids will LOVE the anthropomorphic vehicles.
- And they will also love the sunoke rhyme that invites participation.
- PLUS, on the cover is the COOLEST wheel that spins and shows kids the various vehicles they will be reading about.
Construction Vehicle Mobile
Photo courtesy: http://www.dltk-kids.com/crafts/transportation/crafts.html
For detailed instructions, please go to: http://www.dltk-
Take a walk with your kids…how many construction vehicles do you see on the road?
Don’t forget to leave a comment to be entered in the giveaway of a copy of THE ROAD THAT TRUCKS BUILT.
For more fun, hop over to the other blog on the #trucksontour.
Perfect Picture Book Friday: When Your Elephant Has the Sniffles AND When Your Lion Needs a Bath PLUS Giveaway
Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday. I’m thrilled to be reviewing two brand-new books by one of my favorite kid lit mentors, Susanna Leonard Hill. And the picture book awesomeness doesn’t end there. Susanna is on a whirlwind book blog tour for the next couple of weeks. Don’t miss out on any of the blog tour stops BECAUSE there is going to be a SPECIAL PRIZE from Susanna at the end. Get an entry every time you comment and share on social media with the hashtag #whenyourbooks.
I’ll be reviewing ANOTHER of Susanna’s new books in a couple of weeks. PLUS, Susanna will be here for a short chat tomorrow on Will Write for Cookies.
But before the double your pleasure, double your fun reviews, let’s announce the winner of the giveaway of A BAND OF BABIES donated by last week’s guest, Carole Gerber. And the winner is…
I’ll connect with you so Carole can send you the book.
And now for our review duet. With the summer upon us, I know that parents are scrambling for reading material for their kids…these will be PERFECT for the littlest listeners…and maybe the older siblings can read them to the young ones.
WHEN YOUR ELEPHANT HAS THE SNIFFLES
Written by: Susanna Leonard Hill
Illustrated by: Daniel Wiseman
Publisher: Little Simon (Board Book Edition – 2017)
When your elephant has the sniffles, you better make sure he doesn’t sneeze! This charming and hilarious board book highlights the many ways to make an under-the-weather elephant feel better!
Does your elephant have the sniffles? Make sure to take good care of him because you don’t want him to start sneezing. Gather up your tissues and your pillows and make that elephant feel better! But don’t get too close…or you just might end up with the sniffles, too!
WHEN YOUR LION NEEDS A BATH
Written by Susanna Leonard Hill
Illustrated by Daniel Wiseman
Publisher: Little Simon (Board Book Edition: 2017)
When your lion needs a bath, you have to be pretty sneaky! This charming and hilarious board book highlights the many ways to get your lion into that tub!
Does your lion need a bath? When your lion needs a bath, you must be a little sneaky. After all, have you ever met a cat who likes water? So gather up your towels and rubber ducks and get that lion into the tub! But be careful…or you just might end up in the bath, too!
Why I like these books:
- Simple text is filled with heart and humor.
- Wonderful read-alouds!
- Great illustrations.
Make a Paper Plate Lion
Photo courtesy: http://www.busybeekidscrafts.com/
WOW…I love this one…what a lot of fun!
You will need: Paper plate, spiral macaroni, glue, markers, googly eyes (optional)
For detailed instructions, please go to: http://www.busybeekidscrafts.com/Safari-Crafts-For-Kids.html
MAKE A PAPER PLATE ELEPHANT
Photo courtesy: http://www.busybeekidscrafts.com
Another really creative craft!
You will need: Paper plate, construction paper,scissors, glue, marker, google eyes (optional).
For detailed instructions, please go to: http://www.busybeekidscrafts.com/Paper-Plate-Elephant.html
Spending time with your children can be so much fun! A couple of great books, a few pieces of paper, some glue, scissors, markers…and you can build bonds that will last a lifetime.
Don’t forget to come back tomorrow to chat with Susanna Leonard Hill…and if you participate in Perfect Picture Book Friday, I’d love for you to leave the link to your post in the comments so that others can come and visit your blog.
Thank you for hanging out here a bit.
Please remember to leave a comment to be entered into the giveaway of Susanna books! And come back tomorrow when she chats with us on Will Write for Cookies.
I hope you all have a wonderful and safe weekend!